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Kids’ Cove to fill gap left by day care closure Lou Varricchio WALLINGFORD — When a day care closes, parents are left in the lurch; they must scramble to locate new day care facilities sometimes miles away. Such was the case when the Wallingford Day Care closed unexpectedly. Families impacted by the closing of the Wallingford center traveled from Clarendon, Wallingford, East Wallingford, Mt. Tabor, Tinmouth and Danby; included were 47 children. Parents had to face juggling jobs while quickly coming up with a day care solution that didn’t involve an even longer drive from home. Without an immediate child care solution, they said, the closure was fast becoming a community crisis. Sometimes a crisis is an opportunity for positive change. This particular community crisis was laid to rest when several Wallingford-area parents stepped up to solve the problem themselves. Their solution? A new day care center called Kids’ Cove. The day care and learning center was planned to be sited conveniently and serve families in the

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Governor Jim Douglas visits troops in Iraq Meets with Vermont soldiers at Camp Victory and Al Faw Palace From News & Staff Reports

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas was in Iraq July 21 with a delegation of governors to meet with troops and receive a first-hand update about the situation in Iraq. Douglas, a resident of Middlebury, first visited Iraq in March 2006. The governor departed from Andrews Air Force Base after meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn and visiting Walter Read Army Medical Center during the day. He arrived at Baghdad International Airport this morning and had an opportunity to meet with Vermont soldiers at Camp Victory and Al Faw Palace. During the day he also received a briefing from Lt. Gen. Kenneth Hunzeker, the deputy commander of U.S. Forces in Iraq and the NATO Training Mission in Iraq and had a hands-on MRAP vehicle demonstration. ...Turn to page 12 to read more

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas talks with Vermont troops in Iraq.

New Topper The roof at Black River Academy Museum in Ludlow is being repaired following a series of problems that started as a leak that ultimately became a serious problem impacting all levels of the historic 19th-century building. A crew from Doran Roofing of Bomoseen is replacing slate and flashing with new materials.

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like twisting the cap off the gasoline can and the cap off the tractor ’s tank—then feeling the cool gas flow through the fill hose. I like the smell of gas on my hands, the smell of gas fumes mixed with dirt and grass. I’m Lord of my lawn. Lord with hands that smell like work. I like twisting the tiny cap off the air stem, setting it on the gravel driveway, adding air, finding the tiny air stem cap on the gravel driveway, and twisting it back on. Repeating three times. Lifting the faded red metal hood, turning the top and pulling the dipstick out, wiping it with my forefinger and thumb, returning it, pulling it out and checking it, then securing it on the filler tube. Maintenance. My mower is well kept. I like knowing the proper amount of choke and fuel needed to start the mower, and being able to toggle the gas and choke levers, and depress the clutch, and turn the key, all in one motion. I like the sound of the first revolutions of the motor, a very hearty explosion, a snap, pop, and bang, not altogether, but like a drummer ’s flam. The sound is mixed with dry grass, dusty grease, dirt and dry rubber, and smells like life itself. It smells fantastic. America the beautiful. Addicted to oil. I like mowing. I like dad’s old style tractor, not new Zero-Turn models. Steering wheel in my hands, (reminds me of dad) turning; the bow of the tractor, my Peterbuilt. I wheel that son of a gun, left, straight, right, back, forth, straight, while the heat from the 8 horse power plant increases the rate I sweat in the summer, but keeps me warm in the fall. I like pushing the lever forward to engage the mower blades. I always wonder if this time will be the time something lets go and the blades won’t engage when I push the lever forward. But they always do. But if they didn’t, I would have to get them fixed, and that would take a day or two, and I wouldn’t be able to mow for a day or two,


and I like to mow every single day. I’d be very disappointed if for some reason pushing the lever forward didn’t engage the mower blades. Very disappointed. When I mow I think, talk to myself, and sing like Dean Martin. My best singing is not done in the shower. When I mow I always come up with good ideas, like this one, to write about liking mowing. I’ve taken to smoking the occasional cigar of late, and during the course of several mows over the past two seasons, I’ve torched a nice maduro corona. I blow smoke, jumbling along, one hand on the wheel, one hand hung low, to the side, hovering just above the right rear fender, a cigar sporting an evenly burnt inch long ash set comfortably safe between my pointer finger and thumb. I’m a smoke-blowing aristocrat. Lot of guys like mowing. We like mowing because mowing is in the “cut” family, and guys like to cut things. Trees, toe-nails, the turkey, farts, in line, brush, sharp cheese, the mustard, cards, it out, the crap, Welch’s grape juice with water. Listing only half the reasons I like to mow would fill a column with words enough to cover several pages in print. Rather than do that, I’ll add and end with … Guys like mowing because you mow alone, and guys often like to be alone. Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. He can be reached at Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at

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What is life? he search for extraterrestrial life is today’s greatest scientific challenge. Setting aside the vast distances between worlds, the challenge to astrobiologists comes down to the age-old question: what is life? You may think you’d know life when you see it, but consider two recent controversies that illustrate the problem. The best working definition of life was provided by biologist Gerald Joyce of the Scripps Research Institute. Joyce is a key member of NASA’s exobiology team. His definition is now guiding the space agency’s search for life elsewhere. “Life is a self-sustained chemical system capable of undergoing Darwinian evolution,” according to Joyce’s definition. More specifically, he identifies life as possessing three characteristics: 1. Life must be a chemical system. 2. Life must grow and sustain itself (metabolize energy from its environment). 3. Life must display variation. But, even with Joyce’s guidelines, it’s not so easy. Several respected paleontologists remain stymied as to how to recognize Earth’s earliest fossil lifeforms. Ancient chert rock found in Australia was once believed to hold Earth’s earliest microscopic lifeforms. In 1993, J. William Schopf of the University of California at Los Angeles stirred up a scientific firestorm when he claimed he had evidence of Earth’s oldest bacteria — microscopic structures representing 11 fossil species. Upon more detailed analysis, other researchers found Schopf ’s 3.5-billion-year-old microscopic structures weren’t fossils; instead, the microstructures were the products of geochemical reactions in prehistoric hydrothermal vents. Despite the apparent setback, researchers dusted themselves off and continue the quest for paleontology’s Holy Grail. In the case of the search for life on Mars, NASA scientists have learned their lessons the hard way over the years. Frequently, things that appear to be related to life on the surface, turn out to be more easily explained via geochemistry. In 1976, NASA’s first landing on Mars by the twin Voyager spacecraft included a famous experiment, the labeled-release experiment. The Viking scooped up a tiny amount of Martian regolith (soil) in situ and exposed it to a rich nutrient soup. The soup had been injected with radioactive carbon atoms back on Earth with the idea being alien microbes in the soil would consume the soup then release a bit of radioactive carbon dioxide (expelling

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the injected radioactive carbon out the old shute, so to speak). The experiment was a success — well, sort of. Yes, the By Lou Varricchio soil loved the soup and ate it up. It was evidence of a metabolic reaction — a clear sign of life, right? Not exactly. A companion experiment aboard Viking scooped up martian regolith, too, and then searched for organic compounds of carbon. None could be found. This second experiment negated the first, labeled-release experiment. No carbon, no microbes. Apparently, chemicals in the Martian regolith “ate” the nutrient and produced radioactive CO 2 . Something sure looked like life signs but was, instead, a non-living reaction. The infamous August 1996 NASA news conference claiming fossil life inside Mars meteorite ALH84001 gave a blackeye to the space agency. Agency researchers claimed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found inside the space rock were the fingerprints of microbial life. NASA researchers also claimed the meteorite — found in Antarctica in 1984, hence the “84001” label — contained microscopic structures that looked like fossilized microbes. Here again, so-called life signs can be deceiving. After considerable scrutiny by outside researchers, the PAL molecules were found to have been produced by non-living reactions — in fact, PAHs are an ingredient of terrestrial air pollution. And, the tiny “fossils” inside the meteorite? Well, these objects became suspect, too; the wormlike structures are an order of magnitude smaller than microbes on Earth — again, inorganic reactions can produce similar structures right here on Earth. Figuring out how to finely distinguish between geochemical and biological signs is a daunting challenge in the search for life beyond Earth. What’s in the Sky: On Saturday, July 31, look for a clustering of planets in the western sky 45 minutes after sunset: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn all appear in order in an ascending, imaginary curve rising to the left of the star Regulus.



Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., lives in Vermont. He was a former science writer at the NASA Ames Research Center in California and is a member of the NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. He is the recent recipient of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol’s Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award.


n today’s hypersensitive political-correctness atmosphere, it’s not safe any more to quote 18th century French writer/philosopher/politician Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu’s pre-liberte, egalite, fraternite comments about “a government of laws and not of men” because of its unacceptable sexist language. “A government of laws and not of persons” doesn’t have quite the same cachet but the larger point remains valid: the rules ought to be published, predictable, and transparent, not subject to constant case-by-case reinterpretation according to monarchical whim or, in the modern Vermont, vocal-majority mood. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the once predictable but now perilous field of land-use regulation –planning-and zoning and the shiretown of Addison County is a prime example. And within the P&Z process in Middlebury, hapless not-little-and-localenough office-supply-vendor Staples is now the entrée du jour, as anti-big-box activists have enlarged their list of retail enemies to include some, not all, despised corporate chains as well as that earlier target, big-box retail outlets. Historical purists will argue that it wasn’t Montesquieu who put the above quote into his 18th century book “L’Esprit du Loi” but English writer James Harrington who used it in his 17th century book, “Empire of the Law” from which source later-President-2, John Adams, put it into the Massachusetts Constitution. Je ne sais pas. I do know that the basic idea of doing all-things-governmental by-theopen-book was at the root of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in which he ridiculed an arbitrary monarchy. His example wasn’t Victoria, who might retaliate, but a safely fictional Red Queen who demanded subjectivity in decision-making via “verdict first, trial later”, and a well-known “the law is what is I say it is” quote which, however, I have not been able to find in his pages. Enthusiasts for majority rule governance should have no quarrel with a town voting to put whatever it wants in its zoning ordinance, so long as it is-

n’t unconstitutional or arbitrary, and so if the shire town votes to exclude retail with an over-50K SF footprint, fine. If its voters want to exclude all chain retail as well, that’s their privilege based on their autonomy. Let them then say so in their rule book, so that the management of stores like Staples doesn’t naively read the P&Z rules, think (incorrectly) that they’re welcome, apply for a permit, and only then find out that they’re not. Transparency (rule-of-law-and-notpersons) requires that the rulers (those who administer the duly-adopted P&Z rules) be just as bound by those predictable published requirements as the ruled, those who apply for permits to use land. That isn’t usually the case in the modern Vermont in general, and in towns like Middlebury, Manchester, and Randolph in particular. Randolph, you may recall, was the place where, recently, a state assistant attorney general argued that a permit application meeting all published zoning requirements should be denied anyway (and it was), because in that particular case “the zoning regulations are irrelevant”. Manchester, you may recall, was the place where a motel proposed for an area zoned for motels was denied because the franchise had a number in its name and was therefore considered too down-scale to be socially acceptable. And Middlebury is the place where hostility to all things corporate is highly selective: those with a national profile aren’t welcome, while those considered suitably local and/or mom-n-pop are. If that’s what these towns want, fine: let them say so in plain English in their zoning ordinances. My suspicion is that those with such views lack the gumption to say so directly, and prefer to keep their preferences unspoken, where they can be exercised according to their current mood. That’s not rule of law, either Montesquieu or Adams. It’s a Red Queen rule of mood.

Longtime Vermont resident Martin Harris now lives in Tennesee.

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Tess Krope, age 12, and Joy Vucekovich, age 16, study both violin and viola with Marko Dreher in Illinois. They will perform at the Okemo Young Artists' Program in Ludlow.

Young artists prepare for final concerts LUDLOW — The final concerts of the Okemo Young Artists' 2010 season will take place this Wednesday and Friday evenings, July 14 and 16, at 7:30. There will also be a concluding concert at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium venue on Saturday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. The programs feature solo and chamber music performed by some of the most talented young classical musicians in the country. Drawn to the Okemo Young Artists' Program by the outstanding faculty and intensive yet collaborative musical atmosphere, 38 aspiring performers have spent the past month in Ludlow sharing their music. The girls will perform at the Sugar House Lodge on Mountain Road, on Okemo Mountain. All concerts are free and the public is invited to hear these talented performers as they prepare for professional careers in music.

Wanted: baked goods for a good cause Black River Good Neighbors LUDLOW — Black River Good Neighbor Services will be participating in the Ludlow Zucchini Festival Aug. 14 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Ludlow and is asking for help. Audrey Bridge, director of BRGNS Food Shelf and Thrift Shop, is asking Luldow area residents to bring baked goods to the store on Friday, Aug. 13, or directly to the group’s booth at the Zucchini Festival. Bridge said “All home baked goods including jelly or jam are greatly appreciated. Items made with zucchini as an ingredient were very popular last year and our community bakers showed great creativity. We’re relying on the community for even more support this year.” Please call the Thrift Shop which is located at 105 Main St. in Ludlow with any questions at 802-228-3663. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Storms knock out power By Lou Varricchio Residents of the region may have received a reprieve from last week’s hot, humid weather, but it came at a price. When a cold front came through the area the afternoon of July 21, it brought with it a line of severe thunderstorms. The storms tracked west to east across a wide portion of Vermont. Nature’s violence knocked out electrical power to more than 11,500 CVPS customers including Rutland and Addison counties. Rutland County was hit hardest by the thunderstorms, according to CVPS spokeswoman Christine Rivers. “About 7,100 customers were without power in Rutland County, 1,900 in Orange County and 1,200 in Windsor County, with 300 in Addison and 450 out in Chittenden County — with scattered outages throughout the state,” said Rivers. Chittenden County was hit hard earlier in the afternoon in an erratic line from Charlotte to Hinesburg. Crews were in the field July 21 during the evening hours to remove downed trees and limbs from the storm front’s high winds — some gusts exceeded 52 mph. Crews had to deal with the downed trees before they could get at power lines. “Crews reported having to pull over to the side of the road due to high winds bringing down trees and limbs, and heavy rain and hail severely reducing visibility. Many CV workers reported trees and limbs down everywhere,” said Rivers. Crews worked into the early morning hours of July 22 to restore power.

GRANVILLE, N.Y. — To Life! A Celebration of Vermont Jewish Women, opened at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, N.Y., last week. Exhibit creators, Ann Buffum and Sandy Gartner of Rutland were on hand for the opening. The 18-panel exhibit depicts the life stories of 20 Jewish women living in Vermont, from all walks of life, ages 12 to 101. Each woman’s story is illustrated with a large photographic portrait, archival photos, an essay, and selected quotes and anecdotes in the women’s own words. In context, their individual stories are a thread in the larger history of the Jewish community in Vermont and the Slate Valley.

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A Wolff becomes Caliban By Catherine M Oliverio POULTNEY — The Poultney Summer Theatre Co. Shakespeare on Main Street presents this year William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. Performances are scheduled for July 30-31, Aug. 1, Aug. 6-7 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. One character that cannot go unnoticed in “The Tempest” is Caliban portrayed by Maris Wolff. This reptilian fish monster comes alive with Wolff ’s dancing. Her elaborate costume matches her energy and representation of Caliban. “Caliban is a complex character that I truly love,” said Wolff, “This character is angry at Prospero who stole the island from him. He is terrified of Prospero and lashes out at him knowing he’ll pay for it. Caliban just goes with his gut feelings with raw passion.” Wolff said, “Caliban knows the island intimately and feels when someone is afraid because he is a sensualist. He is also tender, bitter, many different things, but he has empathy. Caliban also loves getting liquor from them and man, does Caliban like it!” Wolff ’s dancing all began with her mother ’s profession as a singer, stage name, Nicole Scott, who performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall. “While my mother sang, she told me that I danced within her, and I came out dancing.” Wherever her mother rehearsed, received coaching, or performed, Wolff danced every moment she heard the beat of any music. One of Scott’s vocal coaches said, “This child needs dance lessons,” and from that point on at the age of five, Wolff first felt the ballet barre and knew that was home for her. “A huge light came down upon me, and I said, ‘Yes, this is what I’m going to be for the rest of my life.’” A professor of dance at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt. since 1977, Wolff shares her training and experiences gained throughout her life, i.e., a student at the George Balanchine School of American Ballet. Wolff reflected and said, “This was the best school ever, and I had some of the wellrenowned teachers from around the world.” Through her training and passion of dance, Wolff performed not only in New York’s Lincoln Center, but she also taught, choreographed, and danced abroad in Europe, England, and Africa. Wolff, now a freelancer, has worked with many companies and loves all kinds of dance. The first company she worked with, the Metropolitan Opera House, led her to other companies and had her blossoming with all types of repertory companies. She has and continues the gamut of dance. “My specialty is historical dance from the 15th-20th centuries,” said Wolff. “Through dance we show how people developed and learn about history being in people’s shoes and clothing.” “I love dance theater collaboration meshing the music, dancing, and acting altogether. That way you get to work more in about humanity and go to people’s souls,” said Wolff. “It’s a harmonious blending of all talents.” She continued, “Music is powerful. Even if someone does not understand the words, the movement of dance can speak and inform.” How did Wolff find Gary Meitrott and the Poultney Sum-

Dancer Maris Wolff as Caliban. mer Theatre Co.? They met through Rip Jackson, the minister of Grace Church in Rutland. “There is so much talent here in the Poultney senior and junior companies, and it should be acknowledged,” said Wolff. “Come and see for yourself!” Although one of the main characters in “The Tempest,” Maris assists with The Poultney Summer Theatre Junior Co. with the upcoming performance of “Macbeth”. In addition to teaching at Johnson State College, Wolff founded and is the director of the Vermont Dance Collective. VDC offers a variety of programs for all sorts of occasions, including school enrichment. Performances for both “The Tempest” and “Macbeth” will be held on the lawn behind St. Raphael’s Church located on Main Street, Poultney. Tickets for “The Tempest” cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens, and free for children 12 and younger, and the cost for “Macbeth” is $5. For further information on tickets, contact at 802-287-4270 or

Ludlow teens screen video LUDLOW — LPCTV played Hollywood producer last week by showcasing the latest National History Day video from a young Vermont video producing team—Ludlow-area students Noah Schmidt and Newton Rose. The students at Black River High School recently won the Vermont History Day competition in the video documentary category and went on to compete on the national level in Washington, D.C. The video, “Vermont Interstate System: Roads to Change”, premiered on LPCTV July 22 on Channel 8 and will play throughout the next few weeks on both channels 8 and 10. The video was produced using LPCTV’s equipment and editing facilities. “These guys came in here again this year, to make a video for History Day, and dedicated themselves to the process”, said LPCTV Executive Director Patrick Cody. “It’s fun and refreshing to see that level of dedication at a young age.”


Religious Services 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 • 802-775-0358. (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 LatterDay 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., 775-0231. 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. Women’s Bible Study Tuesdays at 10:30a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church 117 West St., 775-0850. Sunday Services 10:30a.m. Rev. Erica Baron 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.


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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-inPartnership 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. Wesleyan Church North Chittenden, 4836696. Sunday Worship 10a.m. CLARENDON The Brick Church 298 Middle Rd. 773-3873. Sunday Worship 10a.m. Nursery Care Available. Reformed Bible Church Clarendon Springs, 483-6975. Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. FAIR HAVEN First Baptist Church South Park Place, Sunday Worship 11a.m. First Congregational Church Rt. 22A Sunday Worship 10a.m. Our Lady of Seven Dolors 10 Washington St. Saturday Mass 5:15p.m., Sunday 8 & 9a.m. St. Luke’s - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday Worship 10:45a.m. United Methodist Church West St., Sun. Service 8:30a.m. FORESTDALE Forestdale Wesleyan Church Rt. 73 Sunday Worship 11a.m. St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church Rt. 7, Brandon village: 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 (traditional language). 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (contemporary language), with music. “Sunday Morning Program” for children preschool and older (during school year). Telephone: 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership Grace Church Rt. 73, Forestdale - part of St. Thomas & Grace Episcopal Church: May-July services held at St. Thomas, Brandon village (corner of Rt. 7 and Prospect): a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 (traditional language.) 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 (contemporary language), with music. “Sunday Morning Program” for children preshcool and older (during shcool year.) Telephone: 247-6759, The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, Priest-in-Partnership.

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Record-breaking aircraft is star attraction By Lou Varricchio Aviator Dave Corey of Bennington has been flying airplanes for 45 years. As a skilled pilot and businessman, Corey expanded his passion for aviation into a successful Vermont-based airfreight operation, called AirNow. The cargo carrier operates out of Bennington’s busy William H. Morse State Airport. Aside from normal business operations, AirNow, in partnership with Evangelistic World Outreach, is also doing good things, quietly, behind the scenes—it has been flying vital humanitarian relief missions to earthquake victims in Haiti. But that’s just the sort of thing that a man and aviator like Corey responds to without any prompting. This month, Corey flew his personal, record-setting experimental Questair Venture aircraft to the Middlebury State Airport. He made a special visit to the Addison County airport to drop in on a local pilot friend.

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Dave Corey, owner of AirNow, an air-freight firm based in Bennington, stands next to his NAA record-breaking Venture aircraft at a recent visit to Middlebury. He flew the experimental airplane coast-to-coast in 7 hours in 2008. Photo by Lou Varricchio

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Jim Ryan takes the checkered at Devil’s Bowl WEST HAVEN — Jim Ryan took advantage of a front-row starting position and a cautionless feature to record his first modified win of the season Sunday night in the doublepoints, Mid-Season Championships at Devil's Bowl Speedway. The front row was the place to be, as Seth Roberts, who started next to Ryan, came across the line second, the best run of his young career. While Ryan and Roberts were opening up a little breathing room, Don Mattison, Mike Bruno and Tim Laduc hooked up in their own little battle a couple of car lengths back. Early in the feature, Bruno and Laduc were running side-byside, but on lap 13, Laduc got his left front on the rumble strips, letting Bruno to get around him on the high side on the front stretch. Roberts stayed within striking distance of Ryan, but couldn't find the grip on the outside to make the pass. Ken Tremont Jr. made a late charge, getting by Laduc for fifth with seven to go. Two laps later, Andy Durie got a flat tire, but he was able to duck into the pits without bringing out the yellow. Tremont kept battling, and finally worked his way around Bruno late in the feature. When the checkered flag fell, Mattison, Tremont and Bruno chased Ryan and Roberts across the finish line. Don Miller continued to dominate the sportsman division, picking up his fifth win of the season. Jack Swinton set the early pace, but Miller, who started seventh, got the lead on lap eight.

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Local H’Olympians bring home the gold By Lou Varricchio CHESTER — A new, youth athletic movement was born back in 1989 during a spontaneous basketball tournament held at an obscure Vermont boys camp. The tournament involved members of NFCCE, the National Fellowship of Child Care Executives, and young campers. NFCCE is composed of agencies that provide out-of-home care for at-risk children. So the idea—to involve more at-risk boys and girls in athletic events—eventually became the H'Olympics. Twenty-one years later, it’s now a growing national movement. H’Olympic games emphasize sportsmanship and goodwill, and offer children far more than a simple athletic competition. The games allow children with similar backgrounds to share positive experiences, receive recognition for their special talents, socialize, and most of all—have fun. Since its founding, the H'Olymics has been slowly attracting more agencies each desiring to take part. Here in Vermont, the movement has several champions. A few weeks ago, 16 Vermont children with four chaperones traveled to Mahwah, N.J., to represent Kurn Hattin Homes in H’Olympics. The children competed in track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball, and softball. There were 10 different schools in the competition, from New Jersey, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. When the games were over, the Vermont youngsters enjoyed a Grey Line dinner cruise departing Manhattan Island, around the Statue of Liberty, and back. According to Kim Fine of Kurn Hattin Homes, the fivehour-trek south was well worth it. “We did very well at the games and returned with several medals,” she said. “Scarlett Stanhope won the non athletic competition, which this year was in art. Her painting of a frog won the Ken Coleman award which is a flag that former Kurn Hattin students designed and won several years ago. She also received a $100 gift card.” The girls won the gold medal in softball silver in basketball and silver in volleyball The boys won gold in softball and silver in volleyball after a very, very long well played third game. Kurn Hattin won 57 individual medals in track and field and swimming. The team hustle awards were won by Devin Bussino and Jessica Cormia. Fine said boy and girls returned home with medals: For boys’ medals, Dieonte Davis won the bronze in the 4 X 100 relay track. Dylan Conklin won gold in 4 X 200 medley relay senior division, and bronze in 25 meter butterfly. Devin Bussino won bronze in track 800 meter, gold in 25M freestyle, gold in 25M breast stroke, silver in 4 X 25freestyle relay, and bronze in 4 X 50 free relay in the senior division. Draven Dennis won bronze in the high jump, and silver

in the 4 X 25 free relay. Jordan Ortiz received silver in 4 X 25 free relay. Cooper Newell won gold in the 4 X 25 medley relay and bronze in 25M breast stroke. Bussino took home gold in 1M, medley relay, and the 25M butterfly, and bronze in the senior division 50 M free relay. In track, he won silver in the 100M and 800M, gold in the long jump and bronze in the 4 X 100. Steven Kingsbury got gold in 4 X 25 medley relay and gold in the 25M back stroke. In track, he got silver in the softball throw and bronze for the 4 X 100 relay.” When it came to medals for the girls, there were plenty of high fives to go around. Fine reported the following: Ashley Bussino won gold for the 4 X 25 1M, gold for the 4 X 25 medley relay, gold for the 25M butterfly. In track, she got gold in the 800M, and The 2010 Kurn Hattin Homes’ H’Olympics Team and coaches: Breanna Collins, Ashley Bussino, Dy4 X 100 relay. She also won lan Conklin, Scarlett Stanhope, Jenny Filiault, and Patty Davenport, coach. Donna Fahner, coach, silver in the 100M and silver Jessica Cormia, Courtney Bussino, Christina Sherrick, Jennica Skidmore, Jordan Ortiz and Sara Frantz, coach. Dean Kinville, coach, Deionte Davis, Draven Dennis, Cooper Newell, Devon Bussino, in the high jump. Jennica Skidmore took the Steven Kingsbury, Dylan Bussino and Dave Baldasaro, coach. silver in 4X 25 freestyle relay and 25M free. In track, she dren won prizes in the NFCCE Creative Writing and Art won silver in 400M and the shot put. Contest: Courtney Bussino won silver in 25 M butterfly, gold in 4 In Writing: Savannah Benoit took 1st Place and Jeff MatX 25 medley relay, and silver in 1M Track, gold in 4 X 100M teson took 3rd Place. relay, high jump and softball throw. She received the silver In Art: Ashley Bussino, 1st Place and Scarlett Stanhope, for 800M. 2nd Place. Christina Sherrick won silver for the back stroke. In track, Mrs. Frank J. Prindl, William and Barbara Brackett, gold for the long jump and silver for the softball throw. Richard and Carol Johnson as well as Dave Baldasaro and Jessica Cormia gold for the back stroke and the 4 X 25 free sveral Vermont businesses helped pay for the trip. relay. In track, she won gold for the 4 X 100M relay and Kurn Hattin Homes opened its doors for at risk children bronze for shot put. and teens in 1894. Scarlett Stanhope won gold for 25M breast and gold for the 4 X 25 medley relay. Breanna Collins won gold for 4 X 25 free relay and 25M free style, in track she won gold in the 4X 100 relay and bronze for the 400M. FREE Wings Fridays 3-5pm Jenny Filiault won gold for the 25M free relay and silver for 25M breast stroke. In Track, she won silver for long jump and bronze 200M.” In addition to the relay awards, said Fine, four local chil-

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Local golf teams score: First Line Security grabs top spot LUDLOW — The Okemo Valley Golf Club's Men's League returned to match play July 13. Grabbing the top spot was First Line Security. John Pick, Tom Fugiel, Larry Plumb and Jim Wallis combined to win 20 holes. Second spot went to M&M Excavating. Charlie Dickerman, Walt Spinrad, Mike O'Neil, and Bruce Verdarger combined to win 20 holes. Third place went to Irving Oil. Mark Kattalia, Dan Petraska, Randy Nowak and Bob Snow combined to win 19 1/2 holes. Closest to the pin winners were Harry Gruber on the 4th hole and Ken Guy on the 6th hole. Weekly Results: 1st First Line Security-20 holes won, 15 points 2nd M&M Excavating-20 holes won, 13 points 3rd Irving Oil-19.5 holes won, 11 points 4th The Loft-19 holes won, 10 points 5th Built Rite MFG.-19 holes won, 9 points 6th Willie Dunn's-18 holes won, 8 points 7th Sanderson Contracting-17.5 holes won, 7 points 8th Stryhas Builders-17 holes won, 6 points 9th Honey Dew Man-17 holes won, 5 points 10th Ludlow Insurance-16.5 holes won, 4 points 11th American Portfolios- 16 holes won, 3 points 12th Green Mountain Appraisals-13 holes won, 2 points Season Standings: 1st Irving Oil 87 points 2nd Willie Dunn's 78 points 3rd Sanderson Contracting 77 points

4th First Line Security 76 points 5th Built Rite MFG. 76 points 6th Stryhas Builders 72 points 7th The Loft 72 points 8th Ludlow Insurance 72 points 9th M&M Excavating 69 points 10th Honey Dew Man 65 points 11th Green Mountain Appraisals-62 points 12th American Portfolios-31 points A decent afternoon for golf turned into a sudden downpour on the Ladies of Okemo Valley July 14. On hole 6, Pam Cruickshank was closest to the pin with 8'8". Sue Horsman was closest on hole 4. Pam Cruickshank, Mary Knight, Doris Eddy and Kathy Grant of M&M Excavating finished first. Harriet Parot, Donna Tedford, Kay O'Hare and Sue Arndt from Tom's Loft Tavern came in second. Placing third was Rosemary Burns, Shirley Macdonald, Jeanette Conderino and Nancy Timmerman, of RVCCC. Weekly Results: 1. M&M Excavating, 35, 15 2. Tom's Loft Tavern, 36, 14 3. RVCCC, 38, 13 4. Ludlow Insurance, 38, 12 5. NAPA Auto Parts, 39, 11 6. Id3 Designs, 40, 10 7. Bovine Bookkeeping, 41, 9 8. Godmother to Go, 43, 8 9. Coldwell Banker/Watson Realty, 46, 7

Season Standings: 1. Ludlow Insurance, 109 2. Tom's Loft Tavern, 99 3. M&M Excavating, 98 4. Napa Auto Parts, 92 5. Id3 Designs, 91 6. Bovine Bookkeeping, 83 7. RVCCC, 77 8. Godmother to Go, 76 9. Coldwell Banker Watson Realty, 70 On July 15, the club’s annual July Member Guest Tournament saw excellent playing conditions as Superintendent Rod Williams double cut and rolled the greens to add a bit of a challenge to the already challenging links. Mike O'Neil, Mike Courchaine, Steve Wilk and Pat Garvey won low net with a 55. 1st Gross went to Rick Marasa, Tim Kangas, Steve Birge and Rick Skrocki as they fired a 67. Second Gross went to Jack Collins, Bob Alger, Tom Owen and Dean Owen, who fired a 67. Second net went to Skip Clark, Rick Doyle, Ron Bixby and Mike Poalino, who shot a 58. Third Gross went to Dave Boggini, Dennis Clavet, Butch James and Reggie Cyr, who shot a 68. Third net went to Josh Rourke, Justin Savage, Tom Senecal and Jim Hebert, who shot a 59. Closest to the pin winners were Tom Senecal on the 17th hole and Mike O'Neil on the 8th hole. Long Drive winners were Ron Bixby on the 11th hole, and Joe Sheperd on the 18th hole.

Stafford Center helps with homeless RUTLAND — Students from Stafford Technical Center ’s Hospitality and Entrepreneurship Program helped clean up a house that is part of a Vermont Achievement Center initiative called “The Warm Quilt Project”. The project, coordinated by VAC’s Community School Support Coordinator Michelle Larose-Mangan, addressed some of the homeless needs within Rutland County. VAC owns two houses are being utilized for housing for homeless families. Students worked alongside other community partners such as Easter Seals, Eckherd, Women’s Network, Rutland County Housing Coalition, and BROC. Stafford students embraced the project with enthusiasm and worked many hours to help create a place for families to stay where they are safe and comfortable.

BAREFOOTIN’ — Ex-North Carolinians, now from Vermont, Dana and Susan Robinson play the Proctorsville Green on Wednesday, July 28, at 6 p.m. The talented duo blend original songs of the American landscape with old time Appalachian music. The concert is free, rain or shine. In case of rain, the performance moves to the Cavendish Elementary School.

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Charlie: All this fool talk... goin' down the river. Rose: What do you mean? Charlie: I mean we ain't goin' to do nothin' of the sort. Rose: Why, of course we're going! What an absurd idea! —”The African Queen” (1951) Steamboaters seem to quote “The African Queen” a lot, probably because, to many of them, the Hollywood movie’s star attraction isn’t really Humphrey Bogart or Katherine Hepburn—it’s the film’s river steamboat, The African Queen. For steamboat hobbyists, the classic film captures the adven-

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have a few antique fittings here and there,” Steeves said. “Overall, our boats are evocative of a vanished era when river and lake travel was slow, measured—without the loud noise of modern boat engines.” The soothing pocketa-pocketapocketa inner workings of these steam vessels are a meditation on 19th-century technology— maybe ornate, but a heck of a lot fun. Capt. Steeves was joined by other steamboaters including John Crockett of Andover, N.H. and skipper of the S.L. Jabberwock; Charles Roth of Glen Gardner, N.J. and skipper of Adamey III; Doug Pyatt of Bethlehem, Pa., and several others including a network television producer. A few came to the unusual hobby through steam railroading or an interest in maritime history. Roth said today’s steam launches are registered as gas boats because states simply don’t have a category for steamboats. Most steamboats run between 25-30 feet in length. Most can navigate in shallow water, down to 22 inches deep. With a full firebox, the S.L. Redbud can cruise up to 15 miles with stoking required, maybe, every 10-20 minutes. And at a

top speed of between 5 mph and 6 mph, this vessel won’t get you to the church on time. But then, who cares? Steamboating is not about speed or competition. It’s about community and enjoying river travel at its own pace. While staying at River’s Edge Cottages and Campground, steamboaters enjoyed day trips—via Otter Creek—to downtown Vergennes for shopping; they also included mini cruises along the shore of Lake Champlain, although some of the skippers dislike the lake’s big swells when the weather gets dicey. A few have ventured as far south as Whitehall, N.Y. “We were on the water when the big thunderstorm hit July 21,” said Steeves. “We got back to the River’s Edge dock in a hurry.” In the old days, steam launches came in a variety of

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Saturday, July 31 CLARENDON - Clarendon Elementary School community hosts a 'Salute to our Troops' Family BBQ: 5-6:30 p.m. CLARENDON - The Clarendon Vol. Fire Dept. invites one and all to the 10th annual "Village Sales Day," 9 to 3, Rain or Shine. At the fire house. NORTH CLARENDON - North Clarenden Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bailey Memorial Library, 111 Moulton Ave. Clarendon Grange Community Center. 1 to 3 p.m., $1 a bag. NORTH CLARENDON - 'Village Sales Day' - The Clarendon Vol. Fire Dept. invites one and all to the 10th annual "Village Sales Day," from 9 to 3. NORTH FERRISBURG — The North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church Annual Lobsterfest. Seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Rain or Shine. RUTLAND - Saturday Night Live - Worship on the Hill. Please join us for a special outdoor worship experience in the shadow of the Green Mountains on four Saturday evenings, 5:30 p.m. VERGENNES — Basin Harbor Resort Summer Author Series. Presenting: Erica Perl at 3 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 1 POULTNEY - The Southwest Freedom Riders present the Annual Peaches N' Cream Ladies Lead Poker Run to benefit Ladies First Health Screening Program. For info, call 1-888-299-SWFR.

Tuesday, Aug. 3 BRIDPORT - Bridport Republican Meeting-Justice of the Peace Caucus at the Bridport Community Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. CASTLETON — The unique, Boreal Tordu, a Canadian and New England based band, brings a fantastic sound in their return appearance to Castleton. The concert site will be on the Old Medical Chapel green at 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. It will perform rain or shine. Rain site is the Tent or the Casella Theater in the Fine Arts Center at Castleton State College. For further information, please call, 273-2911.

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Thursday, Aug. 5 HINESBURG — Hinesburg Lions Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3:30 and 7 p.m. June thru September at the Hinesburg Community Church. Vermont products abound including fresh honey, homemade goodies, bread straight from the oven, fruit pies and fruits by the basket Each week a different musician or music ensemble will entertain. The June roster: Songster Garret Brown on the 10th, the Butterfields Duo the 19th and Sticks & Strings on the 24th.

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AUCTIONS AUCTION SAT. JULY 31ST. 10:30AM to sell the contents from the home of the late Wesley T. Hurd. Plus additions onsite. 1.5 miles from Rt. 22 on Lewis Wadhams Road, County Rt. 10 Wadhams, NY. Auctioneer Richard Fields. 518-962-4445.

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SMALL DOG Quick Finder Safety Nail Clippers, New $35, Make Offer. 518-4940141.

1/2 price insulation, 4x8 sheets, high R, up to 4” thick, Blue Dow, 1/2” insul board. 518-5973876 or Cell 518-812-4815

TELESCOPING ANTENNA Pole, 4 Stages, Goes Up About 50 ft., Never Used, $75, 518798-1426

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TENT DOME 10x18 with closet, never out of case, paid $100, asking $75. 494-3451.

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FREE 2 ADULT male cats. Very pretty, neutered, all shots. Owner deceased. 563-7059. MOVING: Head Racing Skis (plus others), Whitewater practice Kyack. $100 takes all. 518-232-5393. Anytime.

FURNITURE BEAUTIFUL OAK Corner TV/China Cabinet from Wood Carte, $150, Call 518-761-6192. CHERRY BEDROOM SET Solid wood, never used, brand new in factory boxes. English dovetail. Original cost $4500. Sell for $795. Can deliver. Call Tom 617-395-0373 COUCH FOR sale. Good condition. Sage green print, $75. Call 518-563-7109. For Sale: Beautiful Bedroon Set Excellent Condition —solid wood. Dresser with large mirror; bureau and matching Head Board— for full or queen size bed. $275. 518-5467821 LAZY BOY Rocker Recliners,one pair, one brown, one beige. good condition, $50 ea. 518-494-5030

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LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET in original plastic, never used. Original price $3000, sacrifice $975. Call Bill 857-453-7764.

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PETS & SUPPLIES TINY TINY Shorkie puppies for sale. Vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Ready now. $400 each. Call 518-643-0167

SPORTING GOODS FOOTBALL CLEATS “ Under Armour” size 8 1/2, like new. $24.99. Call 802-558-455

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OLD GUITARS WANTED! Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Prairie State, Euphonon, Larson, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Rickenbacker, and Mosrite. Gibson Mandolins/Banjos. 1930’s thru 1970’s TOP CASH PAID! 1-800-401-0440

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GUNS/AMMO GUNS WANTED. Good quality rifles, handguns, shotguns and antique guns. Call 802492-3339 days or 802-492-3032 evenings.

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LOST & FOUND AIREDALE DOG lost in Dresden July 3rd, brown & black, name is Bella, 2 years old. Any info call 518-642-3445.


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BOATS 2007 SEADOO 4-TEC GTI SE 1494CC SUPERCHARGED, INTERCOOLED mint jet ski, adult owned, less than 50 hours..$9K new, sell $6.9K trlr incl...ALSO...EZ DOCK FLOATING DOCK SYSTEM, three 5’ x 10’ docks, one 6 x 10 section,one ezport III jet ski dock, all hardware for install $5K. Can deliver for fee. Call for more info., pictures (518)569-6970


CARS FOR SALE 1972 CORVETTE STINGRAY. 67,900 miles. 4-speed, stainless steel calipers, T-Tops, all original. VERY NICE, NOT MINT. $15,500 OBO. 518-563-2771. 2001 SANTA Fe Alll Wheel Drive, Leather, V6 engine, 229,540 miles, many new parts $1200. 518-639-5353 or 518-796-5303.

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Green Mountain Outlook, a New Market Press Publication. New Market Press inconjuntion with Denton Publications produces eight community week...

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Green Mountain Outlook, a New Market Press Publication. New Market Press inconjuntion with Denton Publications produces eight community week...