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Castleton Campus Center awarded prestigious LEED Gold green building certification CASTLETON — The Castleton State College Campus Center has recently been awarded LEED Gold certification as established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. There are only 11 other LEED Gold or Platinum Certified buildings in Vermont. The $7.1 million Campus Center, which opened in the fall of 2009, was designed as a high performance green building. To construct the new building, the old Campus Center, which was built of cinderblocks in the 1970s, was totally renovated and incorporated into the attractive and enlarged design. Castleton President Dave Wolk said, “This is an example of Castleton’s dedication to sustainability. We took a building that was inefficient and uncomfortable and turned it into a gem.” The original goal of the project was to achieve LEED Silver certification, but JMZ Architects and Planners of Glens Falls , New York, exceeded those expectations. Bob Joy, a managing principal of JMZ, said, “The design team found innovative ways to reuse or repurpose 97 percent of the

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Major General Michael Dubie honored Maj. Gen. Michael D. Dubie was this year's Distinguished Citizen at a convocation ceremony for incoming first-year Champlain College students last month. Dubie serves as the adjutant general of Vermont, responsible for the 4,000 members of the National Guard and a $220 million annual budget. Leading the Guard during the largest deployment since World War II presents challenges, including ensuring the wounded get medical care and taking care of the families who have lost loved ones overseas. Dubie was born and raised in the Burlington area and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at the University of Vermont and a Masters of Arts degree in international relations from Norwich University. He has studied national and international security at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition to his professional pursuits, Dubie has volunteered as a coach for youth sports, served on his local school budget advisory committee, currently serves as a member of several board of directors and committees. Dubie is married to Amy Spagnuolo Dubie, a 1981 Champlain College graduate, and they have three daughters, Chelsea, Whitney and Morgan. His brother, Brian, is leiutenant governor of Vermont and this year ’s Republican candidate for governor.

At right: U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael D. Dubie, the adjutant general of the Vermont National Guard, stands in the Wounded Warrior Ministry Center—nicknamed the "Chaplains' Closet"—at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. He visited wounded warriors hospitalized there in 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill

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When injuries occur so many ways! Yes it’s holiday season once again, and what better time to remind everyone of some simple things you can do to keep you and your children safe and sound. First if you have a holiday tree, secure it well to keep it from tipping. If it is a live tree, make sure its fresh, green, and that the needles are hard to pull off. Keep it well watered and away from floor heaters, fireplaces, or other heat sources. If it is artificial, make sure it is fire resistant. Keep no more than 3 strands of lights linked together on an extension cord and never use electric lights on a metal tree. Don’t forget to inspect those light strings each year for frayed cords, cracked lamp holders or loose connections. If there are children in the home, tinsel, small decorations, ornaments, and bulbs should not be at the bottom of the tree where small children can reach for them and then put into their mouths. In addition, some of the light products bought at stores warn about lead content in the wires. While the amount of lead contained in these wires is small, it is still a good idea to not ask children to hang lights and keep the wires as well as the lights out or reach of children. Wear gloves to hang the lights and wash hands after you have finished your decorating. You can also look for lead-free holiday lights but these may be hard to find. As for candles, avoid putting them on trees and please keep candles placed elsewhere out of reach of small children, or just don’t light them up at all if there are children in the house. Turn off all lights and blow out all candles when you sleep or leave the house to avoid a potential fire hazard and of course make sure your smoke detector is working. Most holiday plants are safe, but remember that mistletoe and holly berries eaten in excess can be dangerous. If your child does snack on a holiday plant, you can always call the Northeast Regional Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. If you are hosting a party in your home, don't forget to clean up the night of the party so your child doesn't discover alcohol or small snack foods that can be choking hazards the morning after. To wrap up: (To the tune of The Christmas Song - also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”) And so if you’re following my safety tips You’ll keep your cool and will not flip your lids This is pediatrician Dr. Lewis First Hoping you’ll be First with Kids! Happy holidays everyone! Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. You can also catch "First with Kids" weekly on WOKO 98.9FM and WPTZ Channel 5, or visit the First with Kids video archives at http://www.FletcherAllen.org/firstwithkids

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n Nov. 29 the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals closed, at least for the time being, the latest chapter in Vermont's long-running War Against the Drug Industry. More on that later. Ever since the latter years of the Dean Administration, Vermont's liberal legislators have found one rationale after another to launch demagogic attacks on the drug manufacturers. The cause of this recurring urge is the desire of patients for cheaper pharmaceuticals. In 2000 Gov. Dean announced he would attempt to add 175,000 people to Medicaid to let them take advantage of Medicaid's discount for medications. A federal appeals court ruled a year later that Dean's plan was a unauthorized enlargement of Federal Medicaid program. The same year the Vermont Senate narrowly approved a provision imposing state price controls on pharmaceuticals, which would likely have made most of them unavailable in the state. The House declined to go along. Two years later another bitter battle ensued over a bill that sought to impose sizable license fees on drug manufacturers and their salespersons. Those provisions too were dropped. Early in 2005 Gov. Douglas and the legislature cooperated to put Vermonters into the Illinois ISaveRx program. This was a state run program where Vermonters could call in their brand-name prescriptions (sorry, no generics) and have them filled by a foreign pharmacy. Most were filled in Canada, where the provinces impose price controls on drugs sold into their government health systems. ISaveRx ran into three problems. The Federal Food and Drug Administration forcefully reiterated that it is illegal for a state to import price controlled drugs into the US (except for "personal use"). In early 2005 it initiated seizure of more than one fourth of ISaveRx's incoming drug shipments to make its point. In July of that year the Canadian Health Minister put a stop to Canadian pharmacy participation in ISaveRx, noting that his country would no longer serve as "a cheap drug store for the United States". ISaveRx had to go ever further abroad to find product, raising persisting questions about drug manufacturing safety. Then in September 2006 the Illinois Auditor General is-

SATURDAY December 25, 2010 sued a scathing report on the program. He found that in its 19 months of operation fewer than 5,000 persons had made use of the program - two thirds of them Illinoisans. Worse, the participating pharmacies were operating illegally, and the state was making little effort to assure drug safety. The auditor identified over $1 million in waste in the first 19 months. A month later private enterprise came to the rescue. In October 2006 WalMart, followed by K-Mart, announced dramatic price-cutting for 314 common generic drug products in 14 states, including Vermont. With this announcement, and the ensuing response from online and retail competitors, ISaveRx became increasingly irrelevant. The program limped on, apparently for two more years. In January 2009 the Illinois legislature impeached and removed from office the program's biggest booster, Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A month later the program quietly disappeared. There was no memorial service in Montpelier. Inquiries made in 2010 to the Vermont Agency of Human Services triggered an exhaustive and ultimately fruitless internet and telephone effort to find out how many Vermonters were making use of ISaveRx, or whether it still existed. By then it didn't, but Illinois had never bothered to tell Vermont, and Vermont had long ago lost interest in it. Now for last month's court case. Act 80 of 2007 sought to ban the sale or use of commercial "data mining" to improve marketing of prescription drugs. The U.S. Second Circuit held that unconstitutional: "The legislative findings are explicit that Vermont aims to do exactly what has been so highly disfavored [by the courts] - namely, put the state's thumb on the scales of the marketplace of ideas in order to influence conduct." Big Pharma, with its embrace of high entry barriers for new products and patent law manipulation, ought not be immune from political attack. But 12 years of liberal chestthumping against Big Pharma, involving at least two judicial embarrassments and a failed program, has produced, essentially, nothing but a lot of demagoguery, bureaucracy, legal costs, and incompetence - plus, admittedly, some coerced "supplementary discounts" and lots of useful name recognition for the leading chest thumper, Sen. Peter Shumlin. John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute (www.ethanallen.org).

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t’s cliché to write serious stuff, stuff that’s designed to make holiday revelers spend less time thinking of themselves and more time thinking of those who’re experiencing anything but reverie this holiday season. Just cause it’s cliche, doesn’t make it wrong. (See Dickens, Charles Shultz, Dr. Seuss) There’s Rob, who nine months ago had “a pain in my side,” that when checked turned out to be only a bit of the cancer that was present throughout a great deal of his body. Hmmm, one day you’re eating kale after a hearty hike, the next you’re hearing you’ve less than a year to live. Rob did well through treatment, continuing his workouts and happily communing with friends … for six or so months, then his health went south. He died a week ago. There’s the ma and pa and extended family that received a call one early July morning notifying them their twentyone year old boy died in a car accident. The wood the son and his buddy had earlier that morning blocked hadn’t even spilled from the bed of the truck. It’s still laying in the bed, five months later. Another “I had a pain in my side,” that less than a year later turned into a “two months to live,” verdict, has Joe living a quarter mile from the wife he’s separated from and divorcing. She brings him food, says he’s depressed. So for Joe’s Christmas there’s the dying, and the hard feelings from the bitter divorce that pre-dates his diagnosis. And a Fa la la la la to you too. The doc called Polly in for a second mammogram to make sure a bit of calcification shouldn’t be a major concern. Turned out it was. The calcification turned out to be a stage zero cancer, which is the stage you want if you have to have cancer. Polly had two choices; have a lumpectomy and radiation, or, a more for sure cure, have a breast removed. She went for the for sure cure. The operation went perfectly well, and better yet, the biopsy of the surrounding lymph nodes showed not a trace of any cancer. None. All systems for more life lived long are go. Polly will be home for this and many holidays to come, but still, not a treat of an experience to go through, and a good deal of adapting lies ahead. I’ll not suggest during this holiday season (or any time) we should go around being sad, or trying to feel empathy for those who’re going through very trying times; I’ll not suggest we should spend any amount of time sending positive thoughts to folks who’re suffering; I’ll not suggest we volunteer somewhere, if only during the holidays; I’ll suggest we clear our fantastic lives of all crazy thoughts and ill feelings and self-imposed bull crap “stress” we stew about much too often, and realize we’ve got it made. Yeah, that includes you guys who say you dread Christmas and like Thanksgiving better because Christmas has become too commercial. Big damn deal man. You know, you don’t have to pay attention to the commercialism. I

should say if you’re too often getting nailed directly between the eyes by the commercialism, you might be spending too much time paying attention to the wrong thing, … so, turn off the television, go to the kitchen and make yourself a ginger ale float, then put on your jammies, set in your comfy chair and read a Christmas poem. Or do something. Christmas is what you want it to be my buddy. Shape and wise up, cause next year you might wish you could be bothered by all the commercialism our modern Christmas season might bring. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO

Vermont named greenest state in America, again MONTPELIER – Gov. James Douglas recently announced that a new report by the website 24/7 Wall St ranks Vermont as the greenest state in America. The report considered energy consumption, pollution problems and state energy policies in evaluating the environmental standing of states. “This most recent report reaffirms the Green Mountain State’s reputation as the greenest state in America,” said Governor Douglas. “Our strong record of environmental stewardship includes the nation’s smallest carbon footprint and the greenest energy portfolio. I’ve fought for tougher automobile emissions standards and against threats to our state’s air quality, and was the first Governor to sign onto the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). All Vermonters can be proud of our state’s deep commitment to a healthy environment.” This is not the first time Vermont has been singled out as the America’s environmental leader. In 2007, Forbes Magazine named Vermont the “America’s Greenest State.” In 2009, Vermont was again named the “Greenest State” according to an Earthsense Eco-Insights Survey. And that same year Governor Douglas was named one of the top-ten “Green Governors” in the nation by Greenopia, an online directory of eco-friendly retailers, services, and organizations. According the 24/7 Wall St: “The state releases the fewest carcinogenic toxins and has the smallest carbon footprint in the country.


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Bristol students get free computers through e-Vermont BRISTOL — The fifth grade students at Bristol Elementary will receive an early holiday gift on Thursday—netbook computers. The distribution of these small and powerful portable computers is part of the package of services Bristol is receiving after being selected by the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project. One of e-Vermont’s statewide partners, the educational nonprofit Digital Wish, is working closely with schools in all 12 e-Vermont towns to demonstrate what’s possible when every student in a classroom has their own computer. According to Digital Wish’s Executive Director Heather Chirtea, "Digital Wish focuses on providing each child with equal access to technology and helping teachers make the best use of it as a way to improve learning. After all the behind-the-scenes groundwork, we love to see the kids’ expressions when they receive their very own netbooks." Once the computers are distributed, Digital Wish will im-

plement weekly teacher training, curriculum units, and projects for video and podcasting to bring the community into the school, and in turn, to help the school reach outwards to the community. A poster contest about digital citizenship gets underway next week. “e-Vermont is working to shrink the digital divide by providing tools, training and resources,” explains Project Director Helen Labun Jordan. “”When these netbooks start to go home, it will give the students and their families a new opportunity to learn together.” The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is helping rural Vermont towns increase Internet usage for school innovation, job creation, downtown marketing, and e-commerce. The goal is to increase broadband usage and help develop a digital culture in rural communities throughout Vermont. The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is led by

the Vermont Council on Rural Development. Digital Wish is part of its e-partnership providing services statewide, along with the Vermont State Colleges, the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Vermont Department of Public Service, Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Snelling Center for Government, Front Porch Forum, Digital Wish, Evslin Family Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation. e-Vermont is supported by a $2.5 million stimulus grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce and by donated services and equipment from Dell, Microsoft, and Comcast. Additional support comes from the Evslin Family Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, the Jan and David Blittersdorf Foundation, UVM’s Center for Rural Studies, and the Vermont Rural Partnership.

Ally has chosen Luke 12:7 as a reflection of her outlook on life: “Indeed, the very hairs of your head are numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” We congratulate Ally on receiving this recognition and pray that she will continue to always strive to do her best. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Colossians 3:23.

MUHS names December student of the Month

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CVCS Student of the Month Champlain Valley Christian School has announced Ally Marie Larocque as its Student of the Month for December. Ally is a 6th grade student and is the daughter of Andre and Linda Larocque of Salisbury. She has three siblings, Brady (12), Will (9), and Carly (9). Ally is an extremely dedicated student. She always puts forth her best effort and is very diligent about her work. Ally excels in all academic areas. Her favorite subjects are spelling and writing. Ally said, “I like to use my imagination to write stories.” Ally represented the 6th grade class at the ACSI Spelling Bee this fall where she competed against students from other Christian schools. Ally has played key roles in CVCS Christmas programs the past two years. She does an excellent job of learning her lines and acting like the character she is playing. Outside of school, Ally plays on both softball and basketball teams. She loves reading, especially fantasy books by Brandon Mull. She plays the piano and has just begun learning to play the flute. Ally also enjoys skiing, swimming, and baking. Although she has a few years ahead of her in which she may change her mind, at this time Ally dreams of having her own restaurant where she would work as a chef or baker.

HINESBURG — The Town acquired Lot 1 of the Creekside development in 2005. Combined with the Fire Station and Police Station lots, there are now 3.45 contiguous acres of municipally owned land centrally located on Route 116 and Farmall Drive. With sidewalk extensions, the property is walkable for the village core and projected growth areas. Plans have been developed for an addition to the existing Fire Station that will provide: a) additional space for Fire Dept facilities, b) space for co-location with the Police Dept and c) community meeting space. The Lot 1 Committee was formed to explore possible uses of the property and has met several times since its kick-off meeting March 30, 2010. The committee has proposed the following uses for the site: 1.Town Green or Park- with or without the Police Dept building after they move to co-locate with Fire Dept. 2.Integrated vehicle ingress and egress with adequate public parking areas for the expanded Fire/Police station, community meeting room and proposed Town Green. 3.Farmer ’s Market-with adequate parking, space for vendor vehicles, storage, restrooms and water/electrical supply. 4.Recreation Dept. might use field space for young children’s sports programs, concerts and/or movies and playground space. 5.CCTA/ACTR bus stop and park and ride facility. Development of the above or other uses into a master plan would include stormwater treatment areas as necessary, exterior lighting and landscaping. The committee has retained Broadleaf Landscape Architecture to further refine the conceptual site plan. Please join us Wed. Jan 5 at 7 pm, Town Hall to review, discuss and comment on the selected alternative plan. This is an exciting opportunity to plan for an important piece of town owned land. Contact Rocky Martin at 482-2096 with questions.

BRISTOL — Hannah Thorpe is a senior from Bristol and attends Middlebury Union High School (MUHS). She is the daughter of Robin Huestis, Ronald Viau and Jason Thorpe. Hannah is a second year student enrolled in two programs at the Hannaford Career Center (HCC): Addison Repertory Theatre (ART) – Technical, and Design and Illustration (D&I). Her instructors at HCC are Steve Small, Candace Burkle, and Lisa Rader. Hannah is a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. Her attention to detail, and valor when faced with large projects, has served her well. Hannah’s work as Head Costume Designer for The Middlebury Town Hall Players’ production of “Sound of Music,” as well as leading the student fund raising campaign for “Peter Pan,” are evidence of this. Ms. Thorpe has also been a solid contributor at MUHS. She has been involved in Varsity Women’s Field Hockey and JV Softball (Captain) at her home school. Hannah was recently selected as “Most Improved Player” by her field hockey coach. Next year, Hannah plans to attend a four-year art school to major in Fashion Merchandising. Her portfolio has been accepted at Mount Ida College and the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). Hannah is also applying to Marist College, Savannah College of Art & Design, and Southern New Hampshire University. We congratulate Hannah Thorpe as the Hannaford Career Center Student of the Month for January, 2011, and wish her continued success in her future endeavors.

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Teens Win Prizes for Creative Videos MIDDLEBURY — Eleven area students entered videos about either freedom of speech or public libraries in the Addison County Teen Video Challenge hosted by Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community Television. The Challenge was underwritten with funds given to the library in memory of former library trustee chair Ron McKinnon. “We asked students to use their creativity in addressing these themes,” said David Clark, IPL director. “Ron McKinnon would have loved the idea – combining youngsters, video, and libraries.” Entering videos were Jack Brisson (homeschooled), Char

Addison County Teen Video Challenge of Ilsley Public Library and Middlebury Community TV recently awarded three top prizes. In the photo left to right are Jacob Klemmer, (MUMS), David Clark IPL director, Janet McKinnon, Brittany Atkins (Mt. Abe), Hazel Chomey (Mt. Abe), Julie Rickner (Mt. Abe), and Nikki Morse, MCTV.

lie Buckles (Mary Hogan), Hazel Chomey (Mt. Abe UHS), Sebastian Crowell (VUHS), Chuch Hill (MUHS), Sean Fahey (MUHS), Jacob Klemmer (MUMS), Michelle Peterson and Hailey LaBounty (MUMS), Julie Rickner and Brittany Atkins (Mt. Abe), Melanie Rotax (Mt. Abe), and Harper Smith (MUMS). The first place prize of $200 and an internship at MCTV went to Jacob Klemmer. The second place prize of $150 went to Julie Rickner and Brittany Atkins. Third place prized of $100 was awarded to Hazel Chomey. The judges for the Challenge were Barbara Doyle-Wilch, former dean of Library and Information Services at Middlebury College, Jason Mittell, associate professor of American Studies and Film and Media Culture chair at the College, and Jon Andrews, filmmaker and instructor in the film studies program at Yale University. The videos entries may be viewed on the library’s website, www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org


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and $862 per year (or between $12.55 and $33.15 per paycheck). Please keep in mind that the vast majority of our teachers are receiving salary increases of $1,606 this year. This increase would not begin until February 1, 2011, so teachers would be paying the increased amount for five months of this school year. The Union does not want to accept any increase in the teacher contribution percentage. The paraprofessionals in our districts pay far more for their health insurance, while earning much lower salaries. Most of them pay 23% of their premium cost and some pay 30% or more. We think it is reasonable to ask our teachers to pay 15%. The Boards believe that they have compromised significantly. We have presented a fair and final offer to the Union. It is our sincere hope that the teachers will also recognize that, in these economic times, this is a reasonable offer.

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• AUTOMATIC SALARY INCREASES As in virtually all school districts within the state, our teachers are paid based on a salary schedule. The schedule sets salaries based on a teacher ’s years of experience and level of education. A teacher ’s years of experience are recognized by what are called “step” increases. A teacher moves one step on the schedule for each year of experience until he/she reaches the top of the schedule. On our schedule, these step increases are $1,606 and currently cost the Districts an average 2.5% of total salaries. This structure is typical of teacher contracts throughout the state. The problem is, the Boards are required to pay these step increases “automatically,” even when a settlement has not been reached for a new contract. In other words, the Districts have to pay these increases even after the old Union contract has expired. We have to pay these automatic increases even if the Boards believe the amount is too high given the current economy and available revenues. Therefore, teachers have been receiving these increases since the start of this school year, even though we have not reached a settlement over a new contract. The Boards have proposed contract language that would make these step increases part of negotiations, rather than having them paid automatically. Quite simply, the Boards believe that it is unfair for the taxpayers to have to pay salary increases without giving the Boards the opportunity to negotiate over those increases. Of course, the Union is insisting that teachers be able to continue receiving these annual increases automatically. This way, the Union can simply drag out the bargaining process into the next school year and guarantee that the teachers will get salary increases – automatically – even though the Boards have not agreed to them. If we do not change the contract, the Districts will face the prospect of paying automatic step increases at the end of every contract. The Boards believe all salary increases should be negotiated for each year. If not, the Boards will

Because of the current requirement to pay step increases automatically, the Boards have been paying these increases since the beginning of the school year. In a last ditch effort to reach a settlement, the Boards proposed that these increases be continued as for the entire school year. This will provide the vast majority of our teachers with increases ranging from 2.25% to 4.5%, depending on their years of experience and level of education. The average increase is 2.5%. About 25 of our 187 teachers are not receiving an increase this year, because they have reached the top of the salary schedule. The maximum teacher salary is $72,625. Most of these teachers could earn additional salary increases by taking more college courses, which are paid for by the Districts. The Union is insisting that every teacher receive a 2.9% salary increase for this school year. The Boards just do not believe such an increase is appropriate given the effect the economy is having on our taxpayers and the deficits in the State’s education funding. The union employees for the State of Vermont recognized these realities when they accepted a 3% pay cut for this year and a pay freeze for next year. Our own school administrators have done their part by accepting salary freezes both this year and last year. In light of these facts, the Boards believe an average increase of 2.5% for the teachers is very fair.

Lanny Smith Board Chairman

Middlebury College Lecture Series Renamed to Honor Carol Rifelj MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury President Ronald D. Liebowitz announced Nov. 8 that the College has renamed its faculty lecture series in memory of Carol Rifelj, a beloved French professor who passed away in October. The Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series will be supported by a newly established fund for faculty development, which is also named in Rifelj's honor. "Carol's dedication to the intellectual community of the College will be well repCarol Rifelj with her resented through this daughter Claire highly visible series of lectures, and her support of faculty research will be continued through this fund," Liebowitz said. Liebowitz added that if the endowment produces greater revenue than is needed to support the lecture series each year, funds will be directed toward faculty research support.

• HEALTH INSURANCE All school boards in Vermont have been asked by state officials to increase teacher contributions toward health insurance premiums to 20%. Most taxpayers in the state pay about 20% for their insurance. In fact, even the union employees for the State of Vermont have been paying 20% for their insurance for over 20 years. Currently, our teachers contribute only 10% toward their insurance premium costs. This amounts to $1,722 per year for family coverage (or $66.23 per paycheck) and only $654 per year for the teacher ’s own coverage. The Boards had proposed that teachers increase their contribution to 20%. However, in a final effort to reach a settlement, the Boards offered to compromise and are now asking that teachers contribute only 15% toward their current insurance plan. Depending on whether the teacher has single or family coverage, this will increase teacher costs by between $326

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Pictured are the children from the Bristol community who did a film called ‘God of the Impossible and His Wonderful Gift’ on Dec. 12th. At the end they did a live nativity and this is a picture of it. They received donations of $139 for their charities, Village2 Village Project and Haiti Relief Work. The two small angels in the back left are Maizy Hill, Zoie Whitcomb, next is Jonathan Kroll, the king is Kai Correll, Shepherds are Gus Hill and Alyssa Whitcomb, Front row left Wisemen, David Gebo, Mary Lynch, Joshua Kroll, Mary is Caroline Gibbs and Joseph is Keion Correll, not shown Micah McConnell who played baby Jesus age 2.

SATURDAY December 25, 2010 Birds deserve clean food surfaces as much as we do. Every few weeks bring the feeders inside and wash them with soap and water into which a little bleach has been added (1 part bleach to 9 parts water). Rinse thoroughly. If you have a heated bird bath, keep it scrubbed and cleaned regularly as well. I keep an old brush handy, just for this purpose whenever I refill the bath. Aphids and spider mites may be multiplying like crazy amidst your houseplants, especially if they are grouped close together. Isolate each plant and inspect it closely, with a magnifying glass if necessary. Treat these pests by holding the plant and pot upside down and submerging the foliage in a sink full of soapy water (wrap aluminum foil over the soil to keep it from falling out). In severe cases, spray the plant with insecticidal soap. Look on houseplants where the leaves join the stems for the white masses of mealybugs. Rub them off with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. If you see brown lumps on stems and leaves, these are likely scale insects. They are hard to control, as even rubbing them off they seem to reappear in a few weeks, so check plants often. If that potted lavender, geranium, bougainvillea or similar tender plant that you're overwintering inside has sent out spindly new shoots, keep trimming it back until the increased sunlight can support sturdier growth. If you keep any kind of gardening journal, dig it out now and refresh your memory about what worked and what didn't work last year. Read notes you took at garden visits and gardening workshops to give you ideas of plants and techniques you may want to try this year. If you don't have a gardening journal, just designate a small notebook as a place to collect your thoughts and wish lists. I simply have a folder for each year that I tuck notes in during the year, (such as ideas for next year ’s vegetable garden, and what varieties I want to try), as well as plant lists, receipts (to know what I bought), and maps of what I planted and where. If you want to have the best selection of plants ready to go into the ground when you're ready to plant, place plant orders early. The selection dwindles the longer you wait, especially for new and unusual varieties. Some very tiny seeds such as begonias need to be sown in winter. Others, such as the new All-America winning coneflower PowWow Wild Berry, need to be sown the end of January in order to bloom the first year from seed.

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Friday, December 24 BRISTOL —The First Baptist Church of Bristol will be having their annual family Christmas Eve candle lighting program at 7 p.m. Celebrate Christmas with this special time together as a family with us. NEW HAVEN — New Haven Congregational Church invites all to their Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7:00 p.m. All Are Welcome. VERGENNES — St. Peter's Church Christmas Eve Children's Liturgy at 4:00 p.m. with folk group. Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.

Saturday, December 25 Christmas DayMerry Christmas from the Green Mountain Outlook Staff! VERGENNES — St. Peter's Church Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.

Tuesday, December 28 MIDDLEBURY — Two Brothers Tavern and Two Brothers Lounge & Stage presents:Monster Hits Karaoke, 9pm, $3 18+ / Free 21+. Info at 388-0002.

LUDLOW — Yoga Classes at the Ludlow Town Hall on Thursday nights from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. All levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes. Drop in fee $10. Discount punch card available. For info call 228-2826. RUTLAND —The Southwest Freedom Riders will hold their monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Elks Club on Pleasant Street. New members and guests welcome. For more information, call 888-299-SWFR. MIDDLEBURY — Two Brothers Tavern and Two Brothers Lounge & Stage presents:Jam Man Entertainment (DJ), 10pm, Free. Info at 388-0002. MIDDLEBURY — The Bosnian Lilies, a boys and girls folkdance group, Vermont will perform at Ilsley Public Library at 10:30 a.m. The Bosnian Lilies will perform in costume traditional dances of their homeland, part of the former Yugoslavia. Bosnian folk dance is arguably the richest and yet least known of all the regional dance traditions of the former Yugoslavia. Following the performance at noon, there will be a book discussion of Katherine Paterson's "Day of the Pelican," the 2010 Vermont Reads selection. This book is about the experience of refugees of the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Copies of the book are available at the library. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, Ilsley Public Library, the Vermont Folklife Center, and the Addison County Migrant Workers Coalition. More information at 388-4095.

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riday evening Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. the Oriana Singers and the New York Chamber Soloists Orchestra, both under the direction of conductor William Metcalfe presented an all-Bach concert entitled: Bach: Christmas Ornaments: Music of Genius for a Festive Season by Johann Sebastian Bach. The concert took place at College Street Congregational Church in downtown Burlington. The sold-out concert opened with Motet VI, Lobet den Herrn (BWV 230) for chorus and strings. The precision of the chorus in the opening measures set expectations high for the quality of performance the audience was going to enjoy. The entire motet bubbled over with with bright sound, well-executed melismata, and the final alleluia filled the church. The Concerto in D minor for two violins and strings (BWV 1043), its three movements marked vivace, largo ma non tanto, and allegro was performed by Curtis Macomber and Emily Popham. Tempi were quick and precise, the largo wonderfully lyrical, the final allegro taken at a tempo that reflected the last movement of the motet which preceded it. The balance of the first half of the program was occupied with Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (BWV 51) for soprano, trumpet, and strings. The soloists were Jane Snyder, soprano, and James Duncan, trumpet. Snyder sang well in the broad sense of the term, but her performance could be even more admirable if she paid more attention to melodic leading (by which I mean to take into consideration where the line is going to end up, so that she can vocally surprise the audience as to where the key change has taken the music, not be herself surprised – as at least one time she failed to do; it is a very subtle but important factor in the performance of any music). She clearly has the necessary basic voice for this literature, but it has not yet bloomed into anything like the voice that is clearly available to her. Duncan produces a marvelous sound on his trumpet. He is capable of matching the string sound and the soprano sound as well. He also produces a wonderfully melodic sound, and of him it would never be said that he overbalanced whoever the other soloists were. His trills are clean and crisp and both here in this cantata and wherever else he played through the balance of the program, the same praise is due him. Selections from the Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) opened the concert after intermission with the chorus Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen, the music admirably executed by the Oriana Singers. Jill Levis, mezzo soprano and Gary Moreau, bass, stepped forward from the ranks of the Singers: Levis sang the aria Schliesse, mein Herze. And then Moreau sang the aria Herr, o starker Koenig partnered by Duncan. These two veterans command a wide range of abilities that make theme highly sought after as soloists and as teachers. Levis in particular has made private voice lessons as a means of fostering talent; Moreau has been an elementary school music teacher and more recently has taken over the directorship of The Vermont Choral Union. His ability to sing long melismatic passages is legendary. They and Stephanie Maslack, soprano, sang the solo parts in Cantata 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140) 3rd. Before he began the cantata, Metcalfe invited the audience to rehearse the final chorale, and he invited everyone to sing. Once rehearsal was successfully completed, the cantata be-

SATURDAY December 25, 2010 gan, also successfully. The final chorus was a decidedly festive choice: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen (from BWV 248). It was a wonderful send off into the everyday world in which the new moon was beginning to show her subtle control over our lives. An excellent concert indeed!

The Vermont Choral Union COLCHESTER — Saturday evening I ventured to St. Michael's College in Colchester, to the McCarthy Arts Center. Although I have heard good things about the repertoire ( I was astounded at the repertoire Gary Moreau, a well known soloist in Vermont had presented several years back), I have never been able to make one of their concert dates. So I was present at 7:30 p.m. to hear confirmation with my own ears what he was doing with the Vermont Choral Union. The first gesture I made was to open the program. What I saw pleased me. The title of the concert was “Ave Maria”: Works dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. There is a great deal of literature written down through the ages to celebrate Mary, and it is especially around advent and throughout the Christmas season.. What Moreau had assembled looked to me was going to be a fascinating evening of listening to choral music, which it turned out to be. The concert opened with two works by William Byrd(1550-1594), Tollite portas and Ave Maria and from there into two works by Giovanni Pierluigi.da Palestrina (1543-1623), Alma Redemptoris Mater and Benedixisti Domine. Two settings of the text Beata es, Virgo Maria followed, the first by Jacob Handl (ca. 1526-1594), seconded by Giovanni Gabrieli, the latter for two choirs. They were hymns originally in English and one that was a translation of a hymn by Edvard Grieg (1843-1867). Of those pieces set to English texts, my far and away favorite is Peter Warlock's Bethlehem Down (1896-1930).. The concert ended with three Latin motets, one each by Handl, Palestrina and Jean Mouton (ca. 1459-1522). The concert realized the music chosen extremely well. Moreau had done an exemplary of preparation, and he seemed to know how to get the community chorus to do its very best work the for him. The Chorus in general produced clear sound because there was no excessive vibrato in any one of the sections or in any individual voices that disturbed the appropriate sounds, and by appropriate I mean appropriate to the music. Moreau possesses a baritone voice that he uses so easily that one would think that all people must be able to sing that way, which, unfortunately is not the case. This must rub off especially to the male singers, but also to the female, and I'm sure it goes a long way to giving confidence to the chorus. I was particularly gratified to hear the hymn by Edvard Grieg because it was so unfamiliar and should be considered by directors who are looking for unfamiliar material by classic composers. As a proof that a double choir work such as the Gabrieli can be done successfully by a small but attentive choir, the group did quite a good job with the one by Gabrieli. It was an exhilarating concert in the conception that Moreau had, The Vermont Choral Union did their very best to realize the concept into reality. I truly enjoyed it. Burlington resident Dan Wolfe observes and critiques the local arts scene for the Times Sentinel. His column appears weekly.

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Honors for PHS alumna Poultney High School officials announced that Eliza Mauhs-Pugh, daughter of Tom and Carrie Mauhs-Pugh of Poultney, was selected as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Her academic excellence afforded her the opportunity to complete her graduation requirements in only three years, earning her diploma in January of this year. Mauhs-Pugh exhibits an extraordinary musical talent by playing the piano, French horn and electric bass. She has been a member of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and the Lakes Region Youth Orchestra. She represented PHS at the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) conference in 2009 which included a volunteer project involving recording a dramatic reading of children’s books and donating the recordings to children in need. Mauhs-Pugh lived in Spain while participating in a study abroad program. She enrolled in a humanities and social sciences program at I.E.S. San Jose in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain. She has traveled with her host family within Spain and she is studying Spanish guitar. She is currently attending Drew University in Madison, N.J.

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell and the attorneys general of 11 other states last week urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to adopt a uniform nutritional label for the front of food packages, to ensure that consumers have access to easily understandable and fully transparent information on how healthy the products actually are. “Consumers should have clear information to make healthy food choices,” said Sorrell. The position of the attorneys general was set out in comments filed with the FDA in connection with that agency’s proposal to establish a national front-of-package food labeling program. They are consistent with preliminary recommendations from Sorrell’s personal focus on obesity in Vermont. Some have criticized Sorrell for using his A.G. authority to advocate a concern that’s unrelated to the primary mission of the state’s office. The states alleged that the program was deceptive under their consumer protection laws, and it was suspended indefinitely soon afterward.

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Booster Club awards plaque to City Limits Night Club owner VERGENNES — The Commodore Booster Club recently presented City Limits Night Club owner Brett Ward with a plaque in recognition for 10 years of support of the Vergennes Union High School boosters. In 2010 City Limits contributed $13,000 to the Commodore Booster Club, and since 2001 they have contributed a grand total of $188,000. In 2010 the booster club purchased middle school uniforms, a cheerleading mat, a softball scoreboard, an outdoor batting cage, rowing vests, new lighting for the high school gym, new concessions equipment, coaches’ jackets, and annual scholarships and awards. “With athletic budgets being reduced the booster club is playing a bigger role helping to fund some of the essentials like uniforms and equipment, as well as athletic field and facility improvements. We couldn’t do it without Brett’s support. We’re been fortunate to have his backing all these years,” booster club president Greg Curler said. Brett added "I would like to thank all of the customers of City Limits who have helped us achieve these goals; we couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks on behalf of City Limits and its staff."

The true story of Operation Snowbird By Catherine M. Oliverio Operation Snowbird is a true story that started with a local letter to Santa from an elementary school student by the name of Jamie. She had asked Santa to save all the dogs in the south, many of which are saved from euthanasia. Jamie’s wish has partially come true, but you can help also. Please contact the below-mentioned people and help save a dog— make it an extra special Christmas for the dogs that need you! Believe it or not some dogs’ lives have been spared with only 15 minutes remaining. Santa actually wrote the following letter to Jamie: “I heard your request to save dogs from the south, and I have to say this is the second time you have given me a hard request to fill...remember when you asked me to stop countries from illegally whaling? Well, I don't know if you remember what I said then but the same applies here...change begins with you and one whale at a time and in this case one dog at a time. I have watched you make flyers about dogs and hang them around, I have heard you tell people about the sad treatment of dogs in the south, seen your commercial and how you have encouraged your classmates and teacher to make a difference. With this in mind, I have decided that for Christmas you will be a foster for my rescue...bet you didn't know that I run a rescue myself. I have many people who help me and while I know they are elves they do not have pointed ears. I know you would like to know who some of them are; and since you passed elf clearance, I am able to share this information but don't tell anyone else...I don't want their cover to be blown. You see the people who run the Pet transport work for me, Shelly from Double Dog Rescue, Dianna Moore from Paws of Marion, Cindy Thrasher and Brigette Ritchie from Golden Huggs and many more. I know that you will do a great job at being a foster. Donner himself picked the pup for you and, of course, it is a boy because I know Pumpkin prefers males. Donner decided to name him after himself because he knows that he is your favorite reindeer. Comet is hurt by this as he knows you find his sense of humor funny in the movies. Feel free to change his name when you get him home to help him appeal to a person looking to adopt. Remember change begins with you! Keep up the great work and don't forget to study your spelling words! Love, Santa P.S. Try to be nicer to your brother and he will be nicer to you!” As it turned out, Jamie and her family actually adopted Donner. Please note the family has chosen to remain anonymous. For further information, contact Cindy Thrasher and Brigette Ritchie in Columbia, Kentucky, at 270-459-2969 at Golden Huggs Rescue or www.goldenhuggs.org, Shelly Bookwalter at Last Chance Highway www.animal.discovery.com/tv/last-chance-highway, or Dianna Moore at dmoore2003@bellshouth.net

Middlebury College has established the Robert R. Churchill Professorship in Geosciences and the James I. Armstrong Professorship in Classical Studies, and has named Professor of Geology Ray Coish and Professor of Classics Jane Chaplin, respectively, to the new chairs. The two endowed professorships were made possible by a gift from longtime Middlebury supporters Carolyn and Milton “Milt” Peterson, both members of the Middlebury class of 1958, and their family. Pictured are Jane Chapin and Ray Coish.

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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. www.ststephensmidd.org or call 388-7200.

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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

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 • 434-2053. Rev. Len Rowell. Sunday Worship with Sunday School, 10am; Adult Study Class, Sunday 8:30am

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

ESSEX CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE ESSEX ALLIANCE CHURCH - 36 Old Stage Rd., Essex • 878-8213

RIPTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 388-2510

ESSEX JUNCTION CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH - 61 Main St., Essex Junction 878-8341

SALISBURY SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST) - Sun. worship svc., 10am

FERRISBURGH/NORTH FERRISB. FERRISBURGH METHODIST CHURCH, Sunday worship 9:30am

SHELBURNE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SHELBURNE - 127 Webster Road, Shelburne • 985-2848

NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 227 Old Hollow Rd., North Ferrisburgh, VT 802-425-2770. Rev. Kim Hornug-Marcy. Sunday worship 10am, Sunday School 10am, Nursery Available. http://www.gbgm-umc.org/ nferrisburgumc/

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

CAVALRY CHAPEL - 300 Cornerstone, Williston. 872-5799

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

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY - Route 2, Williston 878-4513

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

WILLSTON FEDERATED CHURCH - 44 North Willston Rd., Williston. 878-5792

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.

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 bwnazarene@juno.com MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 1037 S. Brownell Rd., Williston. 862-2108

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Making merriment at their annual Christmas Pot Luck Get -Together held at Joan Korda's beautifully decorated home. After a delicious meal, everyone joined in wrapping presents for a local family who needed a little help from Santa Claus. The night ended with the entire group signing along with Annette Franklin who led us in song with her beautiful voice.

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) has renewed its agreement with TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. to manage the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan—Vermont’s official 529 college savings plan — and is offering several enhancements to benefit Vermont families. The number of VHEIP investment options has expanded from three to six to provide families a wider range of choices with varying strategies and degrees of risk. Investors may choose options that range from conservative to aggressive, selecting those that best fit their college savings objectives and investment philosophy. In addition, program management fees have been restructured to help account owners put more of their investments toward their college savings goals. Of particular note, fees have been reduced for the Managed Allocation Option, a popular choice for many families because the underlying investments automatically adjust as the student beneficiary ages. In addition to the changes, plans are under way to make managing a VHEIP account online much easier. Account owners will be able to view electronic quarterly and annual statements online, rebalance existing assets to new or existing investment options, and make withdrawals to the bank account on record. The Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan launched in 1999 and has grown to an asset value of $100 million in about 9,600 accounts. VHEIP is the only 529 plan for which Vermont taxpayers can claim a state income tax credit of up to $250 per taxpayer per beneficiary (up to $500 for married couples filing jointly) on contributions in each taxable year.

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College honors student artists MIDDLEBURY—Each year the Friends of the Art Museum at Middlebury College recognize those who have made significant contributions to the community, either through their creative endeavors or through support for the visual arts in Addison County. At the recent annual meeting, the friends honored five individuals in five categories. Student award winners were Middlebury College senior Jack Reed of Stowe, Mount Abraham Union High School senior Anna Pierattini of Monkton, North Branch School eighth-grader Luke Freidin of New Haven, and Weybridge Elementary School sixth-grader Nikhil Plouffe of Weybridge. Artist Kate Gridley of Middlebury was the award recipient in the category of Professional or Amateur Artist, Craftsperson, or Teacher. Jack Reed’s work includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and set-design. He has excelled in Studio Art classes, and during his junior year he attended the Slade School of Art in London. Anna Pierattini’s extensive and remarkable body of work ranges from portraits of orphans in Myanmar and El Salvador to murals for the school and to almost a thousand miniature drawings in a series called “Good Dog Nigel.” Luke Freidin creates photographs of unusual power and beauty which, according to teacher Tal Birdsey are not accidental. As an artist of independent vision and astonishing technique, Kate Gridley’s paintings have an infectious energy and an arresting point of view. She is able to suffuse everyday subjects with grace and elegance.

WHAT’S BEHIND THAT BREWSKI — A panoramic view of the Long Trail Ale Brewery at Bridgewater Corners. Vermont’s first successful brewery produces a family of award-winning ales. American-grown hops are added to the boiling kettle which helps capture the plant’s bittering and aromatic qualities that add richness to Long Trail ales. The brewery does has a side benefit for local cattle farmers: it provides over 8 tons of nutrient rich mash feed for grazing cows. Photo by Shawn Pemrick Photography

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Office Nurse or Medical Office Assistant for Porter Cardiology: Thirty four hour per week position for a LPN or Medical Office Assistant working in a busy cardiology practice. Applicants with cardiology practice experience preferred, but will train. Office Nurse for Porter Practice Management: Per diem position for an RN or LPN working for Porter Practice Management. Please call Human Resources for details. MT/MLT: Per diem position for a MT or MLT. Responsible for all areas of the laboratory, including phlebotomy. Must be able to work independently. Generalist preferred. ASCP certification preferred. Physical Therapist: Full or part time position working in an outpatient practice. Vermont PT licensure required. New grads encouraged to apply. Janitor: Part time position working 32 hours per two week pay period. Successful candidate must be able to work all shifts as coverage needs arise. Housekeeper: Part time position working 32 hours per pay period. Schedule is 5:00 am – 1:00 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information call 388-4780. Please send resume w/cover letter to:

Contact Mark at 802-388-6397 EOE

LAWN & GARDEN

34643

FOR SALE Jiffy Ice Auger With Cover And Stand, $125. Call For Information. 518-4943348.

72819

HOSPITAL, INC.

David Fuller, Human Resources Manager 115 Porter Dr., Middlebury, VT 05753 Fax: 802-388-8899 • dfuller@portermedical.org Check out our latest listings at: www.portermedical.org.

72944

ADOPTION

CHRISTMAS ITEMS For Sale, Take All $170 OBO. 518-494-5397 For Info.


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Real Estate

92396

CONSTRUCTION

REAL ESTATE

HAS YOUR BUILDING SHIFTED? Contact Woodford Bros., Inc. for straightening, leveling, foundation and wood frame repairs at 1800-OLD-BARN, www.woodfordbros.com, MAHIC#155877; CTHIC#571557; RICRB#22078

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MOBILE HOME FOR SALE

VIRGINIA MTN CABIN- Galax area. Brand new! Great views, private, fishing in stocked trout stream! 2 acres, $149,500, call owner, 866-275-0442

RENTALS

FREE 2 Bedroom Trailer Located in North River. You Remove. Call For Details. 518251-3990.

Customer Satisfaction is our trademark and our reputation.

FOR RENT - Grover Hills 3 Bedroom Duplex $650 month & Security Deposit. Washer & Dryer hook up

518-546-7557

LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE Weirs Beach, NH. CHANNEL WATERFRONT COTTAGES. 1, 2, & 3-BR, Kitchens, A/C, FREE Wi-Fi, Beach, Dock. Walk to EVERYTHING! Pets Welcome** Perfect for Meetings/Weddings! 1-603-366-4673, www.channelcottages.com

72940

Denton Publications, Inc. We’re more than a newspaper, We’re a community service.

NO FURLOUGHS HERE

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We’re looking for the right person to fill the position of Assistant Managing Editor for the region’s largest weekly newspaper group. Applicants must have strong communication, organizational and writing skills, be versed in Quark Express, Indesign, page design and layout, digital photography as well as Apple Computer Systems. Responsibilities include supervision of a staff of 12, participation in producing the editorial product, including the writing of editorials, articles, event coverage and web site uploading, management of workflow, and maintaining editorial excellence in the papers. Generous wage, health insurance, paid time off, Matching 401K retirement program and life insurance. This is an opportunity to work for a 62 year old independently owned company with an excellent business and financial reputation, that is growing.

www.livingstonfarmlandscape.com

802-453-2226 40 South 116, Bristol, VT 05443

Send resume to:

63667

• Pine Sawdust or Shavings • Bagged Shavings $4.95/bag • Bulk Rock Salt $89/Ton • Snowplowing • Bulk Salted Sand $39/Yd. • Sanding • Dry Firewood • Snow Removal Delivered or Picked Up with Truck and Payloader Equipment Rentals: Excavators, Skid Steers, Tractors, etc.

John Gereau, Denton Publications P.O. Box 338, Elizabethtown, New York 12932 or E-mail to editor@denpubs.com

Automotive

www.denpubs.com

06034

92397

AUTO ACCESSORIES 4 GOODYEAR Fortera Good Trend, P235/65R18, $200 OBO. 518-644-3085. FIVE BARELY used Goodyear Wrangler 225/75R16 tires for sale. 6000 highway miles. Call 518-222-0235. FOR SALE - Plow Frame From Dodge 1500, 2001. Minute Mount II. $245. Call 518-4944625.

FIBERGLASS TRUCK CAP, Fits 6’ box, $200 OBO. 518-963-8930 Ask for Adam. FOUR 185/70R14 Nokia Studded Snow Tires, 1/2 Season Old, $200. 518-543-6594. FOUR SNOW Tires, Excellent Tread, Nokia 215/80/R15, Fits Chevy Colorado, $200, Brant Lake. 518-494-2823 SNOW TIRES, Four, Used One Season, Size 205 70 15, $125. 518-668-2989. TWO NEW Dunlap Signature Tires, P185-60 R15, $124 for the pair. 518-546-7978.

J UNCTIO N AUTO CENTER

Reliable Used Vehicles At A Fair Price!

2009 Toyota Tacoma 13,500

12,500

$

MOTORCYCLE/ ATV

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AUTO DONATIONS

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Contractors Caps

Fit 2000-2006 Toyota Tundra, 8’ Box - Inside Side Boxes & ‘Barn Doors” On Rear, Very Well Made. Sells For $3,000 New Asking $1,500

2003 Buick Century

V-6, 4x4, Auto, 88K $7,900

1997 Mazda 626

63774

Auto, Loaded, 77K $3,750

LEGALS 2002 Nissan Frontier X-Cab 4 Cyl., Auto. 2WD, 83K. Includes Replacement Bumpers

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

V-6, Loaded, Rear DVD, 106K, Runs Well. $7,250 ~ WE SPECIALIZE IN THE SUBARU BRAND ~ We have a good selection in all price ranges. $

72950

4,900

$

6,900

Jct. Rts 7 & 17 • New Haven • 453-5552 • 1-800-392-5552

L OANS A VAILABLE NO CREDIT? BAD CREDIT? BANKRUPTCY?

Hometown Chevrolet Oldsmobile 152 Broadway Whitehall, NY • (518) 499-2886 • Ask for Joe

71070

NOTICE OF LEGAL SALE View Date 12/30/10 Sale Date 12/31/10 Lorenzo Rivera Unit# 341 Easy Self Storage 46 Swift South Burlington, VT 05403 (802) 863-8300 TE-12/18-1/1/11-3TC-77215 -----------------------------------------

The Eagle Legal deadline Friday @ 3:00pm Please Send Legals By EMAIL To: legals@denpubs.com

H & M AUTO SUPPLY “EVERYDAY LOW PRICES” FOREIGN ~ DOMESTIC ~ CUSTOM MADE HYDRAULIC HOSES

$10 Off an Alignment when you get your tires changed with us.

Get 1/2 Off an Alignment with purchase of tires with us. Reg. price of alignment $69.95

60 Ethan Allen Dr., South Burlington, VT 05403 (802) 660-0838 (888) 9 WRENCH

USED CAR SALES

We Service Honda, Subaru, Toyota & Acura

63683

2006 Chevy Aveo

5 Spd., Excellent MPG - Cheap Economical Ride

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Runs Well, 130K $3,950

2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 2002 Dodge Dakota X-Cab CD & Tape - Well Maintained. 111K $4,200

2001 CHEVY Tahoe. 3rd row seat. 4wd. 125,000 miles. Runs good. Good shape. Good studded snow tires. $6300 OBO. 518524-1135

WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES KAWASAKI,1970-1980, Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000, H2-750, H1-500, S1-250, S2-250, S2-350, S3-400. CASH PAID. 1-800-7721142. 1-310-721-0726.

2000 Chevy Silverado 2500

2WD, 5 Spd., CD, Like New, 21K, Book Value Over $15,000 6.0, V-8, Auto - With Plow - 85K. Includes Body Touch Up $

CARS FOR SALE

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Hinesburg

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