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Vol. 3 No. 7 • February 16, 2011

Chester barn collapses under heavy snow By Lou Varricchio

Rutland bridges are falling down By Lou Varricchio Rutland may yet push aside that old “London Bridge is Falling Down” nursery rhyme. A new city report reveals that 10 of the city’s 28 bridges are in serious danger of falling down—literally. Last week, the city’s Department of Public Works reported that a list of in-city bridges are at “high risk of complete failure”. The list included dangerous and storm culverts , too. Considering the DPW’s report, on a day when dismal weather dumped more snow on the city, the reaction of resident taxpayers has been—well—numb. Commissioner Alan Shelvey reported that the most critical spans are the Ripley Street, Forest Street, and Dorr Drive bridges. Fortunately, this trio will be replaced soon under the Vermont Bridge Program. However, 10 of the city’s 28 bridges and storm culverts have also been placed on a new watch list by Rutland DPW. “High risk” bridges abound in the city—they include the Church Street, Grove Street and the West Street bridges. These spans appear to be at higher risk for failure in the next five years. The target spans and several culverts were placed on a schedule that starts in 2011 and ends in 2025. Shelvey said the West Street Bridge’s decking needed to be replaced. The span’s abutments and steel structure were deemed strong. The substructure, piers, and decking of the River Street Bridge could also face closure if not repaired soon. The Lincoln Avenue’ Bridge above Tenney Brook has already shows evidence of failure. The Park Street Bridge across Mussey Brook is also on the high-risk watch list. Funds to repair the bridges will ultimately be paid by the taxpayers.

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TO HAVE AND TOO COLD—Bride and groom Dawn Jablonski and Greg Paige from New York are all bundled up for their nuptials. The couple eloped and exchanged wedding vows at the Mount Holly overlook on Okemo Mountain in Ludlow. Carolyn Gauthier, P.A., performed the ceremony. After the wedding, the bride and groom spent the remainder of the day skiing. Photo by Don Dill

Firefighters and rescue personnel from several Windsor County fire departments worked to rescue more than 40 cows at the Roman Way Farm in Chester Feb. 8. The farm is owned by veterinarian Dr. Roy Homan. The 200-foot-long free-stall structure gave way late Feb. 7 when a quarter of it collapsed due to heavy snow on the roof. Fire Chief Steven Locke said at least 40 cows had been under the collapsed roof buried in snow and debris. More than 20 cows were rescued by noon Feb. 8. Dr. Roger Osinchuk, a Chester vet, was on the scene and told reporters that the trapped animals were unable to stand. Crews from Brattleboro, the Chester Fire Department, Rutland, Springfield, and Urban Search & Rescue from Hartford, were on the scene. “Farms have lost livestock to the barn collapses,” Deputy Agriculture Secretary Diane Bothfeld said. “There has been no loss of human life, but there are often farm workers in the barn throughout the day and there is a real safety concern for them if a roof collapses while they are working.” Heritage Deli, Jiffy Mart, and Lisai’s Market in Chester picthed in to help the Homan family farm with food and drinks. American Red Cross of Vermont and the Green Mountain Chapter-Disaster Action Team personnel also arrived on the scene to provide aid. Guidance for what constitutes a safe load of snow on your roof is based on a number of factors so is not the same for every dwelling. It depends on the age of the roof, the amount of snow on the roof, and the weight of that snow. Warm temperatures on Sunday and Monday have added to the weight of the snow. John Wood, director of the Vermont Division of Fire Safety says strange noises, cracking, or visible movement of rafters should be signs that your roof is headed for a collapse. However, he does caution that those signs won’t necessarily be there before a collapse. When clearing snow from a roof, work to ensure an even unloading from both sides at a time. Always work in pairs and use a safety line when clearing steep pitched roofs. The center of the rafters and the center of the building are the weak points. It is advised to keep some 4x4 or 6x6 poles on hand to place under every fourth rafter, or along the center of the roof line. This will provide additional strength to the roof.

Cortina Inn reopens with alpine look, new owners By Mary Moeykens & Lou Varricchio

The Cortina Inn—a Vermont resort for all seasons—reopened with fanfare on U.S. Route 4 in Mendon last week. The formerly troubled inn, located near Killington and Pico ski resorts, closed in 2008 after three cases of Legionnaires disease were linked to the facility’s hot-water tank. The inn’s highly publicized problems and bankrupty in 2008 faded away like yesterday’s news on Feb. 10. Owners, guests and Outlook reporters were on hand to inspect the beauti-

fully refurbished four-season—and four-star— alpine inn. In 2009, former inn owners held a public auction in the hope of finding a buyer for the overinflated $10 million property. The effort failed quickly when auctioneers realized no takers were in the offing. However, by mid 2009, the inn was still up for sale, but this time for a song—so entered a Florida business couple that saved a bundle and revitalized a much-loved Rutland County landmark. The couple picked up the property for a tad over $1 million—a real steal, if you’ll pardon the ...Turn to page 5 to read more on this article

Co-owner Sudha Bhakta with Howard Popp Jr., Lois Popp, and co-owner Ravi Bhakta. Vermont tourists Howard and Lois have been coming to the Cortina Inn for 40 years. They were thrilled to return to their favorite Vermont inn. The “flatlanders” are from Bucks County, Pa. Photo by Mary Moeykens

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Women of ‘True Grit’ From Anne Story to Mattie Ross By Lou Varricchio Tough, gun-toting frontier women have audience appeal these days. Maybe it’s because they stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their men to clear the land and homestead the American wilderness. They endured cold winters, swarms of locusts, clouds of mosquitoes, hot summers, Indian attacks, gave birth to babies, and instructed a new civilization in the ways of textbooks and table manners. Vermont’s most famous pioneer woman, Anne Story — who built a cabin and defended her family near today’s Salisbury-Middlebury town line — became a trailblazing icon for women as the American frontier moved west during the 19th century. Frontier historian and author Nancy Williams loves women with true grit like Anne Story — even though Story was an Easterner on the northern frontier. Story moved to Vermont from Connecticut via oxcart in 1774. Pioneering females of the old west owe a nod to Story and other dames who struggled on the colonial frontier, she said. Williams is the winner of the Paul Gillette Award in the 2009 Pikes Peak Writers’ competition for her frontier novel “Grace.” “Hawkmoon,” another frontier work, is her first published novel; it was a finalist for the Colorado Humanities 2010 Book Award. Williams is interested in the historical authenticity of women on the frontier. At the moment, she is interested in the new film remake of the 1969 John Wayne classic, “True Grit.” While Williams said the depiction of its strong teenaged female character, Mattie Ross, is wonderful, “It’s not completely true to history.”

Williams said her problem with the character of 14-yearold Ross, as played by Oscar hopeful Hailee Steinfeld, was that she did not represent the typical young woman of the old West. “At first glance, I would say the movie is not very true to history,” said Williams. “Frontier women typically didn’t carry a Nancy Williams gun, straddle a horse, or talk back with such brazenness.” Although Vermont’s Anne Story could sure handle a Brown Bess, a hatchet, and a team of oxen, “They either kept the house, cooked and tended the children, or they were school teachers or prostitutes. The stereotypes we see in the typical western novel or movie are not without basis in reality.” Williams said that Calamity Jane, Annie Oakley and Sally Skull are three 19 century frontier women she thinks were tough hombres — right in the footsteps of Anne Story, who lived a century earlier. “These women, like the movie’s Mattie Ross, were tough, capable, and sometimes deadly, rivaling any man in the ability to shoot, ride, play cards and talk trash,” she said. We asked Williams a few questions about the real lives of frontier women and men: Q: How accurate is Hollywood’s depiction of the frontier these days? A: I would say in the last 20 years or so Hollywood has made more of an effort to be more historically accurate in all aspects of the Western. “Unforgiven” comes to mind as an excellent example. Most problems arise in scenes where gunfire is involved. Any-




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Vermont needs an E-Verify law The current jobs picture is bleak. Despite efforts by some to paint a rosier picture in recent weeks, the fact remains: more than 22 million Americans are unable to find a job. To rub salt in the national jobless wound, the U.S. Labor Department has revealed that 8 million illegal aliens have found work since the recession began. What’s wrong with this picture? Roy Beck of the non-partisan Numbers USA—a anti illegal-immigration lobbying group—alerted me to the organization’s grading of Vermont’s senators and congressman. These grades are handed out to all elected politicians by Numbers USA, at least as they pertain to illegal immigration and related jobs reform. Both of Vermont’s senators have received “F-” grades and our congressman received a “D”. Why the dismal grades? Well, according to Beck, the voting records of Vermont’s senators and congressman appear to show that they support the continuance of illegal immigration as well as the use of more foreign, illegal workers in our economy. On the state level, Vermont has not yet obliged employers to verify the eligibility of new employees. Why aren’t our state legislators proposing legislation that would require employers to use the new U.S. E-Verify system? It only makes sense: our state's unemployed, especially the young, need a decent chance of finding jobs in Vermont. U.S. law now requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States—either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. E-Verify was designed to help employers meet their legal hiring responsibilities. E-Verify, administered by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services agency, is an Internet-based system. It allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free, and easy to use; it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce. Other states have had immediate success with the E-Verify program. Why not Vermont? You’ll have to ask your local state representative ‘why not’. I applaud the Obama Administration for imposing a new requirement on government contractors—all must use EVerify to check new hires, as well as existing employees on federal contracts. Finally, since our federal government has stepped up to the plate to help protect American workers—union and nonunion alike—now it's time for Vermont’s legislators to do their part on the state level. Let’s start with one of our state representatives sponsoring an E-Verify bill during the current legislative session. Any takers? I encourage readers to send e-mails, faxes, or place telephone calls to your state legislator(s); urge him or her to support legislation that would oblige all Vermont employers to use the U.S. E-Verify employment verification system. Lou Varricchio

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ense molecular clouds have been identified in deep space. Located 6,500 lightyears away, the majestic Eagle Nebula or M16—the now famous “Pillars of Creation” photographed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in the 1990s—contains over 1 million atoms per cubic inch. The elements of life are abundant in our universe. Organic, life-forming chemicals are common in giant molecular clouds throughout deep space. The fact that life arose here on Earth is testament to the fact that other places will harbor it, too. It seems apparent that complex and self-replicating living systems exist elsewhere on the planets of moons of other solar systems yet to be detected. While the term “dense” to describe these clouds is used loosely here, astronomers consider dense molecular clouds to be the breeding grounds for the chemicals of life. (Aside: If you examine the photograph of the Pillars of Creation pictured in the online Wikipedia article titled “Eagle Nebula”, our solar system, if added to the image for scale, would appear as a dot smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. The pillars are 2-3 light years long!) While the heart of the Eagle Nebula may be extremely cold, such a high vacuum environment does not get in the way of producing life’s basic elements and other things. Inside the nebula, ice particles are like Velcro for atoms and molecules. Exposed to intense ultraviolet radiation from young stars burning inside the nebula, ice particles are a nursery for highly reactive chemical events. Eventually, large molecules accumulate in the cloud as gravity helps collapse the molecules into vast protoplanetary disks. Then a rain of organic compounds contributes to the



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ow we have another married U.S. congressman caught being stupid—contacting a single women on Craig’s List and ultimately sending her a shirtless photo of himself. Now you can’t really call this a sex scandal because there seems to have been no actual sex involved. But still, God Bless America— it’s headline news! You gotta be kidding, right? When will Americans no longer be surprised and excited by moral missteps and sexual deviancy? When will such bland behavior cease being headline news? I offered that question to two media personalities and one said, “It’s news because he’s a congressman.” Because he’s a congressman, I’m to believe shady behavior is below him? Get a grip. My fellow Americans, because he’s a congressman shady behavior should be expected. The days when thinking doctors, lawyers, teachers, and politicians, lived to higher standards then the rest of us, as some say “ordinary” people, are long, long, gone my friends. Or should be anyway. Serving detention in fifth grade, I’d look out the window and see my teachers, married male and married female, but not to each other, going two by two, together, chatting, flirting, giggling their way to the parking lot. I was ten and could smell the funk. Cripes, on radio talk shows politicians openly describe their time at the statehouse as being very similar to high school. Remember high school? There were smart kids, athletic kids, dumb kids, wise assed kids, rich kids, poor kids. There were every kind of kid regarding ability, personality and intelligence. Mostly everyone got along. You weren’t all fast friends, and there were a few fights here and there, but you got through it. So it seemed. And through it all, if you paid attention, there were a million stories being written within the school walls. Stories: The student hoarding a fifth in their locker. The coach carrying on with a player. The senior sexting the seventh grader. The school board member sexing the married school principal. This stuff had been going on since Adam ate the apple. Now because of the new media—even though nothing new is taking place—we see what we couldn’t clearly see before in a flash. If new media isn’t discovering anything new, what the new media may be proving is how stupid we are. Before the Internet and smart phones, we could hide our ill ways. Now, if you don’t assume your silliness will to be found out, one can only surmise your mind is dry as a scone.

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011 mounting inventory of life-forming materials. As the rain progresses the rate of organic synthesis skyrockets. This is exactly the way our solar system formed; on Earth the organic rain met the right conditions and then life arose, emerging first from deep inside our planet’s crust. How do we know organic molecules abound in stellar objects such as the Eagle Nebula? The science of radio astronomy is essential in understanding the inner workings of these vast clouds. Each type of organic molecule absorbs a particular wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum. Radio telescopes on Earth measure the EM waves coming from distant stars located on the far side of the nebula. As the distant starlight passes through the clouds, astronomers know that certain diagnostic wavelengths will be weaker in the background, others stronger in the foreground. At the NASA Ames Research Center, astrochemist Dr. Louis Allamandola created experimental conditions akin to those inside the Eagle Nebula. First, Allamandola chilled a vacuum chamber to very low temperatures. Next, he introduced a spray of gases found in molecular clouds—diatomic and triatomic chemical species such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and water. Finally, he passed a beam of UV radiation into the chamber and examined the spectrum of the chemicals produced by the reaction with UV radiation. The resulting reactions produced large molecules such as nitriles (carbon and nitrogen) and ethers (hydrocarbons linked to oxygen as well as alcohol. Some amino acids were detected, too, compounds very similar to the building blocks of living cellular membranes. What’s in the Sky: Want to search for M16, the Eagle Nebula? You’ll need a reliable telescope and a dark sky. According to European astronomers Hartmut Frommert and Christine Kronberg, “M16 is found rather easily either by locating the star Gamma Scuti, a white giant star of magnitude 4.70. Or from Altair (Alpha Aquilae) via Delta and Lambda Aql.; M16 is about 2.5 degrees (19 min. in R.A.) west of this star. M16 and the Eagle Nebula are best seen with low powers in telescopes.” Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., was a science writer at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. He is currently a member of the NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador program in Vermont. In 2009, he earned the U.S. Civil Air Patrol’s Gen. Charles E. ‘Chuck' Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award. Ah, that’s the rub; that’s what’s surprising. Not that married folks want to have sex with someone other than their partner. Not that politicians, schoolteachers, doctors and priests, want to do cocaine, and smoke dope and play grab booty—it’s that they think they’ll get away with it. There’s also the theory all the T.V. shrinks pose: “They need help, they want to get caught.” There’s that and there’s the guilty; they have so much power they think they’re above the law and they think they can get away with it. They don’t care because the pay off is worth it. Here’s another one of my theories regarding cheating spouses: the spouse who’s being cheated on has known it for a while and hasn’t taken action, so the cheater thinks he or she is home free. Or perhaps there’s an unspoken agreement: Just as long as you don’t rub it in my face. Blah, blah, blah. All of these theories and excuses are viable. I’m not opposed to anyone using anyone of them. Whatever works for you. I’m just saying, that whatever you do, it’s not headline news to me. Do whatever you’d like with your life. I’m in no position to judge you. I confess: I’ve surfed the Internet for naked photos of Jessica Biel. 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.

Windsor County mentors To the editor: There are dozens of volunteer mentors who provide friendship and support to youth in Windsor County each week. In recognition of their selfless efforts, the Board of Trustees of Windsor County Partners unanimously recognized January as National Mentoring Month. The Mentors of Windsor County Partners devote significant time and energy to mentoring on a weekly basis and these mentors selflessly contribute to the growth and development of the youth of Windsor County through their tireless efforts. Even though National Mentoring Month may be over for this year, the board of directors of Windsor County Partners encourages adults to bcome mentors. A few hours a week listening, sharing ideas and enjoying activities with a child can make a huge difference in that child’s life. Contact Windsor County Partners at 802-674-5101 to expand the horizons for a local child. Sarah F. Carter Windsor County Partners

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expression. New owners Ravi and Sudha Bhakta were committed to bring fine hospitality back to the Cortina Inn. They spent several months last year rethinking and repairing the 96room property. When a state inpsector finally gave the inn’s new high-tech water purification system a healthy, clean bill of health, it was full-speed ahead for the Bhaktas. The Bhkatas told guests at last week’s reopening ribbon cutting that the inn is situated on 32 acres with gardens, natural woodland habitat, and a living pond. All newly reappointed rooms and public areas are air-conditioned and handicapped accessible. There are 57 rooms in total, six rooms with fireplaces, 11 with open-hearth fireplaces (some gas, some wood burning), six in-guest rooms, and five in-public areas, that Bhkatas said. Sudha Bhakta was especially proud of the inn’s new kicthen and menu—breakfast and dinner are served daily with a wide variety of foods including steak, chicken, seafood, and pasta entrees. More dishes is what makes the new Cortina Inn special and worth considering again. “Guests can whet their appetites with the creaminess of our mac and cheese threesome, or dive into the sea with our own unwrapped bacon scallops,” she said. “In addition to crisp house and caesar salads, diners will be tempted with the beefy heartiness of the grilled sirloin topped salad. Our chefs know diners sometimes look for simple comfort in food and offer familiar dishes, such as the chicken pot pie, or my grandmother’s baked Ziti.” The Cortina’s in-house bakery also adds to the full dining experience. Last week’s Cortina ribbon-cutting event was coordinated with the help of the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce. Come visit the Cortina Inn and discover its traditional magic all over again. Check It Out: The Cortina Inn is located seven miles east of Rutland on U.S. Route 4 on the left side of the road. The inn is three miles west of the junction of Routes 100 and 4 on the right side of the road. For details or resevrations, call 802-772-7118.

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News of the Week ‘America’s Most Wanted’ man back in Vermont An “America’s Most Wanted” nationally televised fugitive, Big Ed Campbell, 39, of Vermont was found guilty of OxyContin drug charges by federal court jury in Brattleboro last week. Campbell will be sentenced in June. Campbell had been convicted earlier on federal crack/cocaine dealing charges. Campbell was apprehended in Philadelphia in 2009 after he was featured on the “America’s Most Wanted” T.V. broadcast.

IBM: ‘Be-My-Valentine’ Rep. Tony Klein (D), chairman of the Vermont House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, wants to give IBM a special deal on electricity. “IBM officials said they’re against upward pressure on (electric) rates... this is a straightforward way to protect them from that pressure,” Klein said. The deal—apparently not available to other Vermont businesses—would artificially insulate IBM from the soaring electricity costs projected after Vermont Yankee closes.

Student athletes in middle of debate Legislation has been proposed by Rep George Till (DJericho) that will assist Vermont student-athletes injured by concussions on the playing field. Several lawmakers— such as Reps. Ann Donahue (R-Northfield) and Linda Myers, (R-Essex Junction), both former athletic coaches—oppose the bill for intrusive reasons. If it becomes law, the bill would require school coaches to receive medical training to recognize concussions. Coaches would also be responsible for getting medical approvals before letting students with concussions to return to play. The legislation would affect elementary through high school sports and would likely increase costs to sports programs and their volunteers.

Money gifts for Rutland non-profits Vermont Community Foundation presented gifts to several Rutland rea non profit groups: Paramount Theatre ($7,000), Rutland Dismas House ($7,000), Rutland Area Farm and Food Link ($7,000), Rutland Free Library ($7,000), Rutland Young at Heart Senior Center ($7,000), Foxcroft Farm Harvest ($5,000), Brandon Town Hall ($2,000), and the Town of Chittenden ($2,000). The VCF contributes to 750 charitable community funds.

VCF awards Windsor community groups The Vermont Community Foundation was busy last week presenting gifts to several area non-profits (see above). In Windsor County, VCF presented funds, in descending amounts, to: Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity ($6,750), Better Brattleboro ($5,600), Art Neighborhood ($4,000), Windsor Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro ($3,500), Post Oil Solutions ($3,500), Vermont Independent Media ($3,500), Brattleboro Area Hospice ($2,500), and Morningside House ($500). The VCF contributes to 750 charitable community funds.

IRELAND MEETS THE WILD WEST—Two legends of western and Celtic music will perform at Ludlow Town Hall's Auditorium Saturday, April 16. Cowboy performer Skip Gorman and Celtic singer, poet Connie Dover bring together traditional music of the American West, Ireland and Scotland. Both will blend their music in a concert of the “Sweet old songs of the trail, the cow camp, and Irish ballads that were their predecessors.”

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low’s Side Hill Cronchers, Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas, Plymouth Snow Sneakers and N.Clarendon’s Green Mountain Snow Flyers. Other events included the townwide ice sculpture competition, a traffic-building village scavenger hunt and early-bird dinner specials. The carnival climaxed on Saturday night with the parade down Main Street followed by a bonfire and fireworks at Dorsey Park.

By Mary Moeykens & Lou Varricchio Last weekend’s “Lovin’ Ludlow Winter Carnival,” the Okemo Valley’s big event, was a big hit from all accounts. Several area businesses stepped as sponsors. And with support from the “big guns”, over 1,000 residents and visitors flocked to the carnival, enjoyed the various events, food, and to see the fabulous ice sculptures, parade and fireworks. Rio Tinto Minerals, Echo Lake Inn, Vermont Properties & Development, Stryhaus Builders Inc., and CZ Construction Management and Timber Inn Motel were among the red sponsors; pink sponsors were Brewfest Beverage, Totem Pole Ski & Board and Cook’s Cupboard. Other businesses committing to in kind event sponsorship were Killarney's, Jackson Gore Ice House, Gill Oddfellows Home, Tuckernuck Shoals, Cool Moose Cafe, Tri Valley Poker Run, Fletcher Memorial Library, the Book Nook and Okemo Valley Nordic Center. New events were added to this year’s carnival activity list. On Sunday afternoon, the Book Nook in Ludlow hosted “Valentine Crafty Creations,” an event for kids and teens with a special toddler story hour. Also joining Winter Carnival, the Tri Valley Snowmobile Poker Run started on Saturday at the Odd Fellows Hall in Belmont. The Poker Run consisted of a 70-mile ride and includedfour area sled clubs: Lud-

“Lovin’ Ludlow Winter Carnival” was the Okemo Valley’s big event, was a big hit this year. Several area businesses stepped as sponsors. Over 1,000 residents and visitors flocked to see the fabulous uce sculptures around town. Here are several ice sculptures that caught the eyes of our photographers. Participants spent months planning the events. Sculptors were busy the night and day before the carnival. Photos by Mary Moeykens and Richard Dill

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GUESTVIEWPOINT Oops ... wrong critter!


ne should never assume what one will catch while using a fly rod. The name of the game is fishing but it is not always fish that end up at the end of the line. While watching the blowing snow that insures there will be no flyfishing any time soon I thought about the curious catches other than sticks, twigs, rocks and leaves that I have made over the years. First there are the birds. They along with trout eat insects and many species are bug catching experts like the swallows, chickadees, cedar wax wings and phoebes. They compete with fish for their favorite foods. There is something about a well tied insect imitation that some winged critters can’t resist. One funny incident was a chickadee that raced a trout for my fly, swooping in and trying to take the insect as it settled on the water. In this case the trout was quicker to the fly and while the chickadee flew off to wait for another target I had a fish on. On two other occasions a swallow and a chickadee each captured my fly imitation at the point in the back cast where the fly is sitting still. Since they were not hooked the birds were easily released unharmed. Enter seagulls that can be a nuisance surprise flyfishing for striped bass and blue fish. When game fish drive a school of bait fish to the surface while feeding not only do the fish feed but so do sea gulls and terns. When casting to churning fish the gulls are hovering and diving into the water to get their fair share. This seagull managed to get the fly line draped across its body and I was forced to reel it in. Seagulls bite, not hard but they do not take kindly to being reeled in on a fly rod. Despite all of its commotion, my friend held it while I removed the fly and released the bird. Dragonflies are a bug eating species both in their underwater life form and as winged adults. On this particular day I discovered another dragonfly peculiarity. Dragonflies are stubborn. When this dragonfly first appeared it snatched my fly right out of the air on the forward cast and flew straight on until it felt the tug when it reached the end of the line. It flew in three different straight line directions and then tried its full repertoire of flight directions up, down, sideways and backward before letting the fly drop to the water. The dragonfly vibrated like a living miniature kite at the end of my line. When the fly line became taut the dragonfly was yanked to a dead stop and its momentum flipped it upside down, head over tin cups into the stream. It struggled unsteadily out of the water and flew away on shaky wings. The next two attacks were tentative and the fly was never touched so not only are dragonflies stubborn but they learn from experience. The next fish competitor for bugs is the bat. Sometimes you can swear there are no fish in the river until a heavy insect hatch gets underway and where there were no fish suddenly there are many. Two nice fish rose along the edge of the deep run. I selected my fly, tied it on, waded into the right casting position and cast to the fish in the gather gloom under the bridge. Something took the fly and I felt a jerk at the end of the line. Something splashed into the water and then to my amazement my line lifted up into the air. When I pulled my line in it was a bat, still flying up in the air and it was excitedly unhappy. My thoughts were alarmist. Didn’t all bats have rabies? All I wanted was the bat to be off my line. During my inattention the current swept the bat downstream and when I pulled my line back up to deal with the situation I was pleased to find the bat had released itself. So you can have interesting memories of fishing with or without fish and despite my gloomy state of mind with the blowing snow outside on this bitter February day, I feel better.


Outdoor writer David Deen is with the Connecticut River Watershed Council. CRWC has been a protector of the Connecticut River for more than half a century.

GUESTVIEWPOINT Who says suicide is painless?


emember the theme song from the 1970 movie “MASH”—’Suicide is Painless’? Let’s look at Vermont’s modern replay of the old “MASH” theme— “Suicide (taking one’s own life) is a serious public health problem that devastates individuals, families, and communities. It is one of the leading causes of death among Americans. Completed suicides are only part of the problem. More people are hospitalized or treated and released as a result of suicide attempts than are fatally injured. While suicide is often viewed as a response to a single stressful event, it is a far more complicated issue.” The above quote and the following quote are taken from the Vermont Department of Health, Agency of Human Services, webpage on Jan. 20. “The Vermont Suicide Prevention Platform is a product of a coordinated approach to reducing suicide and suicidal behaviors. The Department of Health, the Department of Mental Health, and a suicide prevention planning team in conjunction with an advocacy group, Vermonters for Suicide Prevention, have developed the goals for this platform: Reduce the rates of suicide attempts and other suicidal behaviors; Prevent suicide deaths across the life span; Reduce the harmful after-effects associated with suicidal behaviors and the traumatic impact of suicide on family and friends; Improve mental health of Vermonters through early intervention, crisis treatment, and continuing care.” As a concerned citizen and taxpayer in Vermont, I agree that our state Department of Health should provide information on suicide prevention—how to access available services and resources, and how to access the nearest suicidal crisis or emotional distress center. What I do not agree with is having my state targeted by outside money (special interest groups) who want to push passage of a doctor-prescribed suicide law. I do not want the legislature to change the roles of my (or any) doctor and pharmacist from a care giver to a facilitator of suicide. To Vermont legislators: reread the above information from your department of health; continue to protect the citizens of our state. Do not allow a “doctor-prescribed suicide” law to pass. Keep state-sanctioned suicide out of Vermont. Mrs. Kathleen Grange



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Add two more skiers to the lost-and-found roster of Vermont’s record-breaking year of missing skier incidents. On Feb. 10, at approximately 3:33 p.m., a trooper at the Vermont State Police’s Rutland Barracks received a 911 call from a skier lost somewhere in the woods near the Killington Ski Resort. Skier Alexander Beer, 24, of Virginia had first contacted Killington Ski Patrol via his fully charged cell phone. The patrol advised him to follow an unnamed ravine downhill and to also call 911 for aid. Beer had been skiing with a friend—Phillip Embury, 22, also of Virginia. The two had started off together on Killington’s rugged Backside but became separated while going

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MIND AND BODY—Chester welcomed several new businesses in town last week. Here owner Jennifer Esposito (left) of Peace of Paradise Wellness Emporium meets Marji Graf of the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce to open the center. Esposito’s wellness center provides a variety of services and products for mind and body including classes, workshops, seminars, and events. It’s located in the old DaVallia building at 78 the Common.

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ew industries have grown as much in the last decade-plus as the home improvement industry. Whereas it was once commonplace for homeowners to have a handyman on speed dial, nowadays homeowners handle not only the routine upkeep necessary to maintain a home, but many home improvement projects as well. Home expert Danny Lipford, host of the nationally syndicated TV show, Today's Homeowner, and radio show, Homefront, said, "Today you've got not only an amazing selection of tools to help with every project, but they also shorten the time it used to take to complete the project. When you couple that with all the DIY instruction and programming out there, it's no wonder we have the confidence to do more on our own." As popular as home improvement projects have become, many homeowners still find themselves pressed for time when it comes to tackling projects around the house. For homeowners without much time during the week, Woodcraft offers the following projects tailor-made for weekend warriors.

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Paint a new look inside Spring is often seen as a season of rejuvenation, so why not give your home a brand new look by repainting the interior? Veteran DIYers can no doubt recall when painting took as much elbow grease as it did time, but times have changed. Thanks to the new Fein MultiMaster, the tedious and time-consuming job of scraping old paint with a putty knife and sanding tight spaces with paper wrapped around your finger is a thing of the past. The MultiMaster's profiled sanding pads make scraping old paint easier than ever before, while its multiple user-friendly accessories that scrape, cut, shave, sand, polish, and remove grout make the MultiMaster an ideal companion for homeowners with several projects on tap this spring.

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Flooring An increasing percentage of homeowners prefer wood flooring over carpeting. Fortunately, there are several eco-friendly flooring options that use recycled and reliable wood from old buildings. In addition, homeowners can choose eco-friendly options like cork, rubber or even bamboo for their home's flooring. But eco-friendly flooring is not necessarily limited to wood flooring. Recyclable linoleum flooring is also available, and these new products are typically far

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Make entertaining the focal point of kitchen design No matter where Iserve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best. This saying has adorned wall plaques in many people's kitchens, and for most individuals the sentiment is quite true. The kitchen tends to be the gathering place for the family. When thinking about renovating the kitchen, it pays to have entertaining in mind. It is widely known that improvements to kitchens and bathrooms often reap the greatest return on investment. When making changes to the kitchen, paying attention to the trend of kitchen entertaining can make the room even more valuable — should a homeowner choose to sell at a later point in time. Gearing renovations around kitchen entertaining also can make the space desireable for current homeowners. Here are some renovation decisions to consider that can make the kitchen an ideal gathering spot for family

and friends. *Space: The best kitchens for entertaining are roomy and feature an open floor plan. For homeowners who have limited space, the first decision may be to expand the kitchen by building an extension on the home or taking down a wall. Many homeowners find that spacious eat-in-kitchens are preferable over a small kitchen and formal dining area. So if a dining room abuts the kitchen, remove the wall to create a large kitchen space. *Multiple islands: Instead of one large island, consider two islands. They are less cumbersome, making it easier for guests to easily traverse the kitchen. One island can be set up with a prep sink and wine cooler, while the other can feature a countertopmounted induction stovetop for convenience and safety. A few tall stools around the back of one island can provide seating

while prepping, or for simple conversation. *Company cleanup: Think about large sinks that can accommodate tall pots and pans, such as a doublebasin apron sink. Drawerstyle dishwashers can be installed so that delicate china and glassware can be washed separately from grimy pots. This segregated style means homeowners can save money by washing smaller loads as needed. *Gathering niche: A butler's pantry or another alcove equipped with beverage center enables guests to gather in an area away from the main cooking and preparation space. *Breakfast nook: Cozy banquette seating nestled next to a picture window is a great spot for early-morning coffee or when overnight guests trickle down for a hearty breakfast. Decorative brick or stone -or even a fireplace next to the nook -- completes the warm and fuzzy feel of the

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CHURCH-ON-THE-GREEN—Parishoners of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wells, Vt., gathered in the historic church recently to celebrate the 169th anniversary of the consecration of the 19th- century edifice. The building was consecrated in 1842. The church is located on the village green on East Wells Road.

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Ski jump is a Vermont tradition Get In The Game A View on Sports by Joe Milliken


ounded in 1922 by Fred Harris, Brattleboro's Harris Hill Ski Jump is one of Vermont's most recognizable winter traditions. It remains the only 90meter ski jump in all of New England and is also one of only six of its' kind in the entire country. The Fred Harris Memorial Ski Jumping Tournament attracts thousands of fans each winter, from all over the Northeast. Athletes have come to Brattleboro for the annual Harris Hill event for nearly 90 years, which was originally organized by the Brattleboro Outing Club, before the Harris Hill Ski Jump Committee created a non-profit organization in 2003. The committee was set up to not only run the event, but also renovate the hill to comply with FIS (International Federation of Skiing) regulations, which allows Harris Hill to host internationally-sanctioned jumping events. goes unnoticed, is the behind-the-scenes, volunteer folks known as Friends of Harris Hill, who come together each year in order to make this wonderful event happen. In fact, the event is organized entirely by volunteers and made possible by the donations and support of the community through sponsorships, inkind donations and cash. Co-Director Kate McGinn has been involved with the Brattleboro landmark for three decades. "I became involved with the Harris Hill Ski Jump some 30 years ago, as my former husband is a "Brattleborian" and was a ski jumper," McGinn said in a recent interview. "I started off by simply watching the jumps, then began helping out at the event and acting as event secretary. After a couple of years functioning in this capacity, in 1986 organizer and former Olympic ski jumper Dana Zelanakas asked me to officially join the committee. At that same time Pat Howell was recruited as a volunteer to help with sponsorship." Howell has also played a large role with the event over the years with advertising and marketing, and is now the President of the Board of Trustees. "In 1986 I was asked to recruit sponsors to help support the event, and 25 years later Harris Hill is still a part of my life," Pat Howell said in a recent interview. "I also assisted in the fundraising efforts to rebuild the ski jump, and now my involvement with the event has been placed in the trusting hands of Betsy Farley and Kate McGinn, who have taken the competition to new heights." Indeed, McGinn and Farley have taken the event to another level. "My responsibilities have been many over the years, but as the event has grown so has our committee, which has enabled me to hand off some of the larger responsibilities (volunteer coordinator, accommodation/banquet coordinator) to other committee members," McGinn added. "I have had the privilege of being co-chair of the Harris Hill Ski Jump Committee for the last 13 years, with my main responsibilities being liaison to USSA, (United States Skiing Association) point person, organizer for competitors, coaches, ski clubs, officials and judges." The historic jump had actually been closed after the 2005 event, with Zelenakas and the committee launching a fundraising campaign to raise the money needed for renovation, and reopened in 2009 before a record crowd. "In 2008, Zelenakas, who is my neighbor, told me about the plans to re-open the jump, then asked if I would be interested in joining the committee," CoDirector Betsey Farley said in a recent interview. "I became part of the marketing team, led by Pat Howell, to develop new sponsorships and develop a new marketing plan to re-introduce the Harris Hill tournament." The committee worked extremely hard to revamp the jump's "historical" image, to more of a "forward thinking" plan for the future. More modern and colorful graphics, better sponsorship packages and a more expansive public relations campaign all helped to create energy and a renewed interest in the Harris Hill event. “We needed to promote the potential future and growth of the event," Farley said. "Tying our sponsorships together with Harris Hill was important, and local public relations experts (and team members) Melissa Gullotti and Lynn Barrett helped us receive never before achieved, local and national attention to the reopening of Harris Hill." This years' competition is presented by Pepsi and slated for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19 and 20 and will bring some 40 world-class jumpers from the United States and Europe. "This event is positive for the community in so many ways, McGinn concluded. "It brings many people to town, unites a volunteer effort and is listed as one of the top reasons to come to Brattleboro." To learn more about the Harris Hill Ski Jump and the Fred Harris Memorial Ski Jumping Tournament, visit Joe Milliken is a freelance writer based in Bellows Falls. Visit Joe at and

A ski jumper at the Fred Harris Tournament in 2010.

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Killington hosts H.S. district slalom races Get In The Game A View on Sports by Joe Milliken


illington's Pico Peak recently hosted the Southern Vermont District Slalom ski races, with Rutland High School, Green Mountain Union High School, Burr & Burton Academy (BBA) and Woodstock High School all advancing to the state finals to be held soon. Other school participating in the event included Black River, Mount St. Joseph, Middlebury, Thetford Academy, Rivendell and Long Trail. The boys' results, which includes slalom and giant slalom, combines each skiers' time total of two runs. Rutland took first place overall with 49 points, while BBA took second place (53 points), Woodstock third (58) and Thetford fourth.

Black River's Dillon Normyle and BBA's Ben Alexopolus both had big days for their respective schools. Normyle took first place in the giant slalom with a combined two-run time of 1:15.00, while Alexopolus finished second at 1:15.23, Rutland's Ed Carey third at 1:17.04 and Long Trail's Bowen Malcom fourth at 1:17.91. Other top ten giant slalom finishes included Austin Blackman of Woodstock, Mark Nebraska and Andrew Sherras of BBA, Matt Frates of Woodstock, Reese Rotella of Rutland and Sawyer Mattson of Woodstock. In the slalom run, Alexopolus was able to take the top spot with a 1:21.46 combined run, finishing just ahead of you guessed it, Normyle at 1:21.78. Other top ten finishes in the slalom included Woodstock's Sam Harrington (third place, 1:26.95), Green Mountain's Katie Bourque, Woodstock's Hailey Noble, Rutland's Amber Thomas, Woodstock's Kathleen Sheppard and Rutland's Courtney Bliss. Top ten finishes in the girls' giant slalom included Woodstock's Harrington (third place at 1:23.75), Hailey Noble and Lizzy Miller, BBA's Megan Knight and Chelsea Alexopolus, Woodstock's Kathleen Sheppard and Rutland's Bliss Rutland's Chris Wigmore took the third spot at 1:21.88 and Long Trail's Malcolm finished fourth (1:22.50). Other slalom top ten finishes included Sawyer Mattson of Woodstock, Ed Carey and Reese Rotella of Rutland, Austin

Woodstock nabs comeback win over B.F.


hey had to come back from a 10-point deficit, but the Woodstock High School boys' hoop team recently defeated Bellows Falls in a close one, defeating the Terriers, 43-40, at Holland Gym in Westminster. Bellows Falls had a shot to tie it at the buzzer, but a 3pointer hit the front of the rim, allowing the Wasps to sneak out of town with the win. The Terriers jumped out to an early first quarter lead on baskets from seniors Luke Brophy and Peter Falzo, freshman Kendrick Mills and junior Michael Hall, before the Wasps bounced back on two baskets in the paint from senior J. T. Tolar and a jumper and 3-pointer from senior guard Jason Lapan to keep it close at 11-9 after one quarter. Bellows Falls would then go on a 11-5 run halfway through the second quarter to build a 24-15 lead , keyed by jumpers from senior Drew Guild, Falzo and junior Jeremy Kilburn, before Woodstock came back with a six point run of their own to cut the lead back to three points with just under two minutes left in the second quarter. After a couple of Terrier turnovers to end the quarter, however, the Wasps got a basket from freshman Zach Cole and a free throw from Lapan to take a one-point lead into

the half. Lapan led all scorers at the break with 10 points, while Tolar added eight. For the Terriers, Falzo led the way with eight points while Hall added six. At the start of the second half, the two teams would go back and forth with neither team taking more than a threepoint lead, as both squads playing well defensively but struggling offensively. In fact Woodstock would only score seven points in the quarter while the Terriers were held to just three, as the Wasps held a slim, 33-29 lead heading into the final quarter. In the fourth, the Wasps suddenly found their offense and after three consecutive baskets including another 3pointer from Lapan, Woodstock had their biggest lead of the game 39-29 before a Guild floater in the lane broke the string. But the Bellows Falls came right back, causing Woodstock to turn the ball over on four consecutive possessions and after BF's Falzo blocked a shot which turned into a Will Bourne lay up, and then a Kilburn steal and lay up halfway through the quarter, the Terriers cut the lead back to two. After BF's Bourne hit one-of-two free throws to give the Terriers a one-point lead, Lapan hit two clutch free throws at the other end to give the Wasps a one-point lead with

Burr & Burton Academy's Ben Alexopolus finished first overall in the boys' slalom run and second overall in the giant slalom. Blackman of Woodstock and Dominic Wysolmerski of Rutland. On the girls' side, Woodstock took first place overall with 34 points, Rutland finished in second with 54 points, BBA third with 80 points and Middlebury fourth. Black River's Hannah Farrow and Rutland's Caitlin Bliss were the big winners, with Farrow winning the slalom (1:25.03) and taking second in the giant slalom, while Bliss took forst in the giant slalom (1:20.89) and second in the slalom (1:25.70). under two minutes to go. Coming out of a time out BF turned the ball over , then had to foul to stop the clock with 36 seconds on the clock. After Lapan missed the front end of a one-and-one at the foul line the Terriers had another chance to take the lead, but after a Guild floater in the lane rimmed out, Lapan got fouled again bit this time, hit both free throws to extend the lead to three. Bellows Falls had one last shot to tie the game on a 3-pointer, but Kilburn's final shot hit the front of the rim at the buzzer, giving Woodstock the 43-40 win. "It was another tough loss for the kids tonight but once again, they worked hard and they never give up," Bellows Falls coach Evan Chadwick said after the game. "We didn't shoot very well and we must have missed at least a half dozen lay ups, that certainly didn't help. Despite that, we are showing more poise at the end of games and we just have to shake it off and get ready for the next one." Jason Lapan led the way for Woodstock with 23 points, while J. T. Tolar pitched in with 13 points and 10 rebounds. For Bellows Falls, Peter Falzo was the only Terrier in double-figures with 10, while Michael Hall scored seven and Jeremy Kilburn pitched in with six. Joe Milliken is a freelance writer based in Bellows Falls. Visit Joe at and

Tuesday, March 8

LUDLOW — Fletcher Memorial Library on Main Street: brown bag lunch book and movie series. On the second Tuesday of each month, the Friends of the Library will have a book discussion. Bring your lunch and library will provide dessert and beverage. The books are available at the Library. Please use the rear entrance. Fo r C a l e n d a r L i s t i n g s — Please e-mail to:, m i n i m u m 2 w e e k s p r i o r t o e v e n t . E - m a i l o n l y. N o fa xe d , h a n d w r i t t e n , o r U S P S - m a i l e d l i s t i n g s a c c e p t e d . Fo r q u e s t i o n s , c a l l J e n n i f e r a t 3 8 8 - 6 3 9 7.

Thursday, February 17

RUTLAND — Quiet the Mind: Yoga 'n' Write - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. in Cobra Gymnastics, 56 Howe St. Dropin fee see website. Instructors: Joanna Young and Rachel Alexander. For more info: 802-747-0761.

Friday, February 25

CASTLETON —Castleton Community Center sponsors Wii Bowling, 1-2:30 p.m. Wii bowling is easy to learn and the motions are quite similar to real bowling. Free.

Sunday, February 27

FAIR HAVEN —Southwest Freedom Riders will be holding "Operation Phone Home" Bowlathon at the Fairwood Lanes in Fair, noon-5 p.m. Bowl: three games for $10 Proceeds will help purchase calling cards for American troops.

Saturday, March 11

N. SPRINGFIELD —Ascutney MountainAudubon Society will hold a bird-seed sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Woodbury Florist Route 10 and 106. To order ahead call Bunni Putnam 802-886-8430.

Tuesday, March 15

N. SPRINGFIELD —Ascutney MountainAudubon Society will hold a bird-seed sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Woodbury Florist Route 10 and 106. To order ahead call Bunni Putnam 802-886-8430.

Friday, February 18

CASTLETON —Hearts Card Game Day at the Castleton Community Center, 12:30-2 p.m. Start with a hearthealthy lunch of home made chicken soup and garden salad at 12 p.m. Reserve your lunch by Feb.y 17 by calling 802-468-3093. Free.

Saturday, February 19

RUTLAND —Red Cross Blood Drives at the Diamond Run Mall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, February 22

RUTLAND — Red Cross Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn, noon-6 p.m. CASTLETON —Rug Braiding Workshop at the Castleton Community Center, 1-3 p.m. Each participant will make a chair seat or hot mat. The workshop fee of $8 will cover all materials and supplies you need for the workshop. Preregistration is required, 802-468-3093.

Wednesday, February 23

RUTLAND —The Rutland Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will sponsor a presentation on youth suicide prevention, titled Preventing Youth Suicide: What Every Adult Should Know, 7-8:30 p.m., at their Rutland Chapel. Contact Jennifer Coleman at 802-775-6301 or Philip Rodgers at 802-446-2446.

Thursday, February 24

RUTLAND — Quiet the Mind: Yoga 'n' Write - Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. in Cobra Gymnastics, 56 Howe St. Dropin fee see website. Instructors: Joanna Young and Rachel Alexander. For more info: 747-0761.

NEW BUSINESS—Chester welcomed another new business to town last week. Marji Graf of the Okemo Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Roger Batchelder of Route 103 Auto Repair in Chester. The shop is located in the red house and barn, opposite Lisa Kaiman’s Jersey Girl Farm, at 1822 Route 103 North. Services include brakes, suspension, fuel system, cooling system, tune ups, timing belts, component repairs, replacement, and more. Photo by Donald Dill


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RUTLAND All Saints Anglican Church - An orthodox Anglo-Catholic Christian Community. Mass & Liturgy offered every Sunday at 4:00p.m. Childcare available. Handicap Accessible. Christian Education. 42 Woodstock Ave., Rutland (Services at Messiah Lutheran Church) 802-282-8098. Email: Alliance Community Fellowship - Howe Center, Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Phone: 773-3613 Calvary Bible Church - 2 Meadow Lane, Rutland, VT 802775-0358. (2 blocks south of the Rutland Country Club) Sunday Worship Service 9:30a.m. Nursery care available. Christ the King - 66 South Mail St. - Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30, 9:30 & 11a.m. Church of the Nazarene - 144 Woodstock Ave., Pastor Gary Blowers 483-6153. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30a.m. Morning Worship at 10:30a.m., Evening Worship at 6:00p.m. & Wednesday Prayer at 7:00p.m., Children’s Church available during Worship Service. Church of Christ - 67 Dorr Dr., Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - North Strewsbury Rd., 773-8346. Sacrament 10a.m. Church of the Redeemer - Cheeney Hill Center, Cedar Ave., Sunday Service 10a.m. First Baptist Church - 81 Center St., 773-8010 - The Rev. Mark E. Heiner, Pastor. Sunday worship 10:30a.m., Sunday school 9:00a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran - Hillside Rd. - Saturday Worship 5:30 p.m., Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Grace Congregational United Church of Christ - 8 Court St., 775-4301. Sunday Chapel Service 8:30a.m., Worship 10a.m. Green Mountain Baptist Church - 50 Barrett Hill Rd. , 747-7712. Sunday Worship 11a.m., Evening service 6p.m. Green Mountain Missionary Baptist Church 98 Killington Ave., 775-1482 Sunday Worship 11a.m. & 6p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary - Lincoln Ave. Saturday Mass 4:30p.m., Sunday Mass 8 & 10:15a.m. Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Gleason Rd. - Public Meeting 10a.m. Messiah Lutheran Church - 42 Woodstock Ave., 7750231. Sunday Worship 10a.m. New Hope in Christ Fellowship - 15 Spellman Terrace, 773-2725. Sunday Worship 10:15a.m. Pentacostals of Rutland County - Corner of Rt. 4 and Depot Lane, 747-0727. Evangelistic Service 6p.m. Roadside Chapel Assembly of God - Town Line Rd., 775-5805. Sunday Worship 10:25a.m. Rutland Jewish Center - 96 Grove St., 773-3455. Fri. Shabbat Service 7:30p.m., Sat. Shabbat Service 9:30a.m. Salvation Army - 22 Wales St. Sunday Worship 11a.m., Praise Service 1:30 p.m. Seventh-Day Adventist - 158 Stratton Rd., 775-3178. Saturday Worship 11a.m. St. Nicholas Orthodox Church - 8 Cottage St. Sunday Service 10a.m. St. Peter Church - Convent Ave. - Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday Masses 7:30 and 11:30a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church - 85 West St., 775-4368. Sunday Eucharist 8, 9 & 10a.m., Wed. 12:05p.m., Thurs. 9a.m., Morning Prayer Mon.-Sat. at 8:45a.m. True Vine Church of God - 78 Meadow St., 775-8880 or 438-4443. Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. • Training for Reigning, Wednesdays at 7p.m. Nursery available during Sun. & Wed. services. J.A.M. Sessions for teens bi-weekly Fridays at 7p.m.

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Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church - 117 West Street. Sunday Services through August 22 begin at 9:30a.m. No service on Sept. 5. Rev. Erica Baron. For further info call 802-775-0850. United Methodist Church - 71 Williams St., 773-2460. Sunday Service in the Chapel 8 and 10a.m. United Pentecostal Church - Corner of Rt. 4, Depot Lane, 773-4255. Sunday Services 9:30a.m. and 6p.m., Evangelical Service 5p.m. Wellspring of Life Christian Center - 18 Chaplin Ave., 773-5991. Sunday Worship 11a.m. BRANDON Brandon Congregational Church - Rt. 7 Sunday Worship 10a.m. Brandon Baptist Church - Corner of Rt. 7 & Rt. 73W (Champlain St.) Brandon, VT 802-247-6770. Sunday Services: 10a.m. Adult Bible Study, Sunday School ages 5 & up, Nursery provided ages 4 & under. Worship Service 11a.m. *Lords supper observed on the 1st Sunday of each month. *Pot luck luncheon 3rd Sunday of each month. Wednesdays 6:30p.m., Adult prayer & Bible study, Youth groups for ages 5 and up Grace Episcopal Church - Rt. 73, Forestdale February-April: 9am, Holy Eucharist; 9a.m. Sunday Morning Program for children preschool and older. 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership LifeBridge Christian Church - 141 Mulcahy Drive, 247-LIFE (5433). Sunday Worship 9a.m.,, LifeGroups meet weekly (call for times and locations) Living Water Assembly of God - 76 North Street (Route 53), Office Phone: 247-4542. Email: Website: Sunday Service 10a.m. Wednesday Service 7p.m. Youth Meeting (For Teens) Saturday 7p.m. St. Mary’s Parish - 38 Carver St., 247-6351, Saturday Mass 4p.m., Sunday Mass 9:30a.m. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church - Rt. 7, Brandon Village. February-April services will be held at Grace Church, Rt. 73 Forestdale: 9a.m., Holy Eucharist; 9a.m. Sunday Morning Program for children preschool and older. 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership United Methodist Church - Main St., 247-6524. Sunday Worship 10a.m. CASTLETON Castleton Federated Church - Rt. 4A - 468-5725. Sunday Worship 10:30a.m. Church of Christ - Bible study & services Sunday 10:00a.m. All are cordially welcome. Contact Mike Adaman 273-3379. Faith Community Church - Mechanic St., 468-2521. Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. Fellowship Bible Church - Rt. 30 North, 468-5122. Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. & 6p.m. Hydeville Baptist Church - Hydeville, Rt. 4A Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. 265-4047. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Saturday Mass 4p.m., Sunday 8:30a.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church - Main St. Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. third Sunday of the month. CHITTENDEN Church of the Wildwood United Methodist Holden Rd., 483-2909. Sunday Service 10:30a.m. Mt. Carmel Community Church - South Chittenden Town Hall, 483-2298. Sun. Worship 5:30p.m. St. Robert Bellarmine Roman Catholic Church - Saturday Mass 4p.m.

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PUZZLE PAGE • PUZZLE PAGE • PUZZLE PAGE • PUZZLE PAGE • PUZZLE PAGE ENGLISH LESSONS WE NEVER LEARNED By Maryellen Uthlaut ACROSS 1 Bojangles specialty 4 Gets into 8 Plains tribe 13 If all goes well 19 __ mode 20 CINN-A-STACK seller 21 Unskilled work 22 Combat mission 23 Legal dispute over personal property? 26 Crew and golf 27 Map of Hawaii, often 28 Film feline 29 Sports car quality 31 Rod’s associate 32 Liquid-Plumr maker 35 Aspiring atty.’s challenge 36 Generic pooch 39 Oratorical elements? 45 Wyo. neighbor 48 What the fourth little piggy had 50 Some avant-garde art 51 Playground response to 111-Down 52 Santa’s minor children? 58 Cause trouble to 59 Skipped over 60 U.S. currency 61 As one might expect 64 Flight segment 65 Equip with weapons, oldstyle 68 “Hamlet,” e.g.: Abbr. 69 Settlement negotiated by one’s ancestors? 76 Lugs

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Smooth move God-fearing Bourbon with a floral logo Follower of Samson? He overthrew Batista in 1959 James’s creator Part of a broken-up prison term? Online recruiting site Stand up to Bold Ruler, to Secretariat Reptilian warning Rosy answer in a seer’s crystal ball? Beer holder Detective Wolfe “Tristram Shandy” author “__ Not Seen the Sun”: Dickinson poem Committed Hurt badly Peacock and rooster Real estate hires Philatelist or numismatist? Walk softly Euripides play in which the title heroine never goes to Troy Lamb alias Sgt., for one Fur fortune family Heavenly path Prog. listing “__ a life!”

DOWN 1 Piglike forest dweller 2 How the cheese stands? 3 So last week 4 Japanese lawmaking body 5 Sounds of surprise 6 Rocket section with a heat shield 7 Tell, slangily 8 1998 Masters champion

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Feudal estate Interstate H-1 locale Army detachment “Momo” author Michael Joke ending? Siena sweetie Pair of officers? Medvedev’s denial Vegan beverage Meet by chance Builder

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Undoes Proverbial kettle critic Builder’s material Ford Explorer Sport __ Top Tatar Dark times, informally How a noted spider came? 110 Tennis tie 111 Playground response to 51-Across

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Bank deposits? Sponsorship: Var. Part of LAPD: Abbr. Return from the canyon? One who walks the walk Subject of an annual Colorado brewing festival 121 Legal deg. 122 Wreath of welcome 123 “No mortal could __ with Zeus”: Homer

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