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SHS presents “The Crucible” By Lou Varricchio

newmarketpress@denpubs.com ThereÕ s always something exciting about being in the audience of a high-school dramatic production. Perhaps it stems from my own highschool memories of variety shows and one-act dramas or it may be the energy levels of young actors eager to turn in the performance of their budding stage Ò careersÓ ? Who knows, but in the case of Springfield High School, thereÕ s always something for an audience member to anticipate on stage. Of course not every high school student is moved to pursue a career in the theater artsÑ itÕ s a rough road to follow, but a few, I am sure, will get the performance bug after being involved with the excellent SHS Drama Club. Even if a SHS dramatic alumnus didnÕ t go on to appear in a local community theater show, SHS has done its part to offer excitement in the local stage arts. For example, last yearÕ s SHS spring production of “How to Succeed in Business...Ó was a delight. The student cast was well rehearsed and the performances were better than ever. Throughout the school year, the SHS Drama Club keeps busy honing its collective stagecraft skillsÑ that knowledge is passed on to the next crop of rising student actors. Even the SHS prop crew deserves mention here for their seemingly endless creative ability to produce cool sets that look great, even if manufactured on a low budget. But SHS Drama Club isn’t just a little local high school drama. This high school club has been noted by school drama clubs around Vermont. In fact, 2011Õ s Vermont State Drama Club will be hosted by SHS in April; that’s a nice bit of recognition for a very dedicated group of teens. So, never shying from a dramatic challenge, the SHS ...Turn to page 2 to read more on this drama

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Helping Maxx: Riders raise funds for 5-year-old The West Rutland ATV Sportsman’s Club held a special benefit ride for Maxxwell Broderick, 5, recently. WRASC invited Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Club members from across the state to the Danby Dutch Hill Trail System for a day of riding, food, caring, and fun. Each rider made a donation to ride as well as several of the atv clubs from across the state made club donations to the fund. Ò We were very proud and impressed at the generosity of our fellow atv riders and enthusists,Ó according to Ray Cole Jr. WRASC president. “WRASC was able to raise about $1500 for Maxxwell’s family.” Broderick is a 5-year-old boy who was a victim of a drunk driving accident in Orwell last year. He is paralized from the arms down and is now home from the hospital; he will require alot of medical attention throughout his growing years. Ò We were introduced to his family this summer and we adoped them for our outreach projects we do each year. We hope that the money raised will make it easier for the family to afford the trips to doctor locally and in Boston that Maxxwell requires,” Cole said. ...Turn to page 2 to read more on Maxx Broderick

Maxxwell Broderick, 5, was happy to be the center of attanetion at a recent West Rutland ATV Sportsman’s Club Benefit Ride for the boy injured in an auto accident.

Good Neighbors: needed now more than ever By Lou Varricchio

newmarketpress@denpubs.com ItÕ s Thanksgiving time and many of VermontÕ s less fortunate emerge from the shadows to seek help in giving thanks with all the trimmings. But while many will not ask for help, remaining in the shadows even during the holiday season, one local service organization will be there to help. This organization—Black River Good Neighbors ServicesÑ plays a valuable support role for those residents who are in need of food and clothing for the holidays and beyond. Audrey Bridge, who spends many busy days coordinating volunteers while answering thrift shop customAudrey Bridge of the Black River Good Neighbors Services stands er questions at Black River Good Neighbors Services before a crowded food shelf at the agency’s old location in Lud- in Ludlow, helped coordinate a big move to the tank low. The non-profit, which operates a Windsor County food shelf garage at the Ludlow armory site recently. She said

and thrift shop, moved to the Ludlow Armory Tank Garage.

relocating enabled BRGNS to provide more food for persons in need while expanding its nifty thrift shop. “We will have gained 1,000 square feet in the new locale,” Bridge said before the move. Bridge oversees the non-profit agency that provides confidential, temporary food, clothing and financial assistance to those in need to help them return to selfsufficiency. The agency serves Ludlow, Cavendish, Proctorsville, Mt. Holly and Plymouth. Originally housed in the Ludlow United Church, BRGNS moved when a building was donated to the agency by Neil Hammond in 1995. “But we outgrew the space in 15 years,” Bridge said. According to Bridge, the food shop and thrift shop are primary operations. “But we also provide rent, heat and other assistance for those who meet our guidelines,Ó she added. ...Turn to page 2 to read more on Good Neighbors

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Springfield Humane Society Pictured is Ryan a 4 month old male Chihuahua mix. He is one of 4 in his litter – all looking for responsible, forever homes. These kids are animated, sweet-as-can-be, high energy dogs that will need active homes to meet their exercise and mental stimulation needs. WOW – what a difference a weekend can make. We took in 16 cats last weekend. That messed up our population figure big time! After a couple good adoption weeks we were happy that the numbers were dropping. Then 6 kittens were found at a sawmill (a popular dumping spot) and brought in and the other 10 were from various sources. Our next low cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be December 7 in Springfield. Clinics fill fast so reserve your space now! The next one will be in February. There is NO income requirement to use these clinics! 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156 Phone: 802-885-3997 FAX: 802-885-1346 • Email: Spfldhumane@vermontel.net

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Drama Club will tackle one of the stage’s most compelling dramas—playwright Arthur Miller ’s “The Crucible”. The club’s performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. According to instructor Rebecca Skrypeck’s SHS website page, “Not only am I an English teacher, I am the drama teacher/coach!” We can only imagine her multi-tasking skills. Juggling a busy fall classroom schedule, Skrypeck is also busy skillfully guiding her student actors when the curtain goes up next week on “The Crucible”. According to Skrypeck’s recent news announcement about the SHS play dates, Arthur Miller ’s drama focuses on a young New England farmer, his wife, and a young servant-girl who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. The farmer, instead of saving his wife, finds himself also accused of witchcraft and ultimately condemned with a host of others, according to Skrypeck. But enough plot spoilers for those unfamiliar with this powerful drama. This year ’s SHS production will take place at the Springfield Community Players’ Studio on South Street. This is the club’s first show at the 80-seat capacity studio. So, now the actors move into their positions in stage. Slowly, the curtain begins to rise... Check It Out: “The Crucible” was the winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. The SHS drama, about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, Mass., is both an historical play and a parable of contemporary society. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors. There will be no reservations. The doors of the Springfield Community Players’ Studio on South Street will open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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The Wejuk Files: In search of Bigfoot By Lou Varricchio Conclusion: A group of dedicated researchers are searching the north woods of Vermont and New York for a strange creature long thought to be extinct—known in folklore as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. In the North Country of New York, New England and Quebec, the creature is known by its regional Indian name, correctly spelled Wejuk (wee-juck). Bigfoot or Wejuk sightings are the focus of NSRS, the Northern Sasquatch Research Society based in Hudson Falls, N.Y. Its members include Frank Siecienski of Hubbardton, Brian Gosselin of Whitehall, Cliff South of South Glens Falls, and John Pearson and Bill Brann of Glens Falls. In this final installment of our six-week-long Wejuk Files series, we talk with Sasquatch investigators Siecienski and Gosselin. Both men are members of NSRS. L.V.: Frank, you’ve spent time researching supposed Wejuk sightings in Vermont. I know a lot of your work has focused on the Vermont side of the Poultney River. That seems to be a “hot spot” of sightings. Is that correct? Siecienski: Yes. Not too long ago, I interviewed several fishermen who had been along the Poultney River. One of the men said he would never fish there again. I asked him, ‘well, why not?’ He was reluctant and said he didn’t want to tell me. But then he opened up a bit. He told me that he and his wife had been fishing along the river in West Haven, Vt., in September 1996. They set up a camp for the night and relaxed with camp chairs and a bonfire. They were feeling good and catching a few perch and catfish. Well, at one point they were fishing and observed a splash in the water, right next to their fishing lines. L.V.: Maybe a fish jumping in the river? Siecienski: They thought some kids were fooling around nearby and throwing stones at them. Then it happened again. A stone dropped in the water—splash! Well, now the man became a little upset. Next, a very large rock—a boulder—came flying across the river. This time, the object hit the couple’s Ford truck. So, the man was extremely upset at this point. He inspected the truck and saw that the fender had big dent in it. He also noticed the boulder on the ground near the truck. He then looked across to where the rock must have been thrown from and observed that no human could have possibly thrown a boulder from that distance. After seeing this, the couple decided to pack up all their gear and get out of there. L.V.: So they were clearly spooked by the invisible rock thrower? Siecienski: Well, they knew that this area (near West Haven)

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ot unlike Lawrence-of-Arabia crossing the broiling Sahara Desert on a camel, an astronomer riding herd on a CCD astrocamera, can see—with the aid of this time-exposure digital photographic technology—the weird optical effects of mirages, too. What an astronomer sees in deep space are mirages caused by a phenomena known as gravitational lensing. Gravitational lensing is a result of a heavy gravity object, such as a galaxy, bending light waves coming from a more distant object (or objects) located far behind it. This effect can create duplicate, triplicate, or even more “copies” of the distant object or objects. So, where one distant quasi-stellar object—QSO or quasar for short—exists, gravitational lensing produces two quasars in the observer’s eyepiece. Such lensing phenomena was predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. According to astronomer Bill Keel of the University of Alabama, “If gravity can be properly viewed as a bending of space produced by mass, then light rays should change their direction upon passing a massive object. In extreme cases, we might expect to see multiple images of the same object, formed by light that has gone around opposite sides of the intervening mass.” Keel notes that the world’s first example of gravitational lensing involved the odd double quasar known as QSO 0957+561 located in the constellation Ursa Major. At the time of its discovery in 1979, 0957+561 was a major deep-space find—two identical quasars just a few arcseconds apart appeared in the telescope eyepiece. Indeed, while finding such a literal “twin quasar” would have been a sweet scientific discovery (sadly, none have been found to date), it turned out that the 0957+561 duo was, in fact, the same quasi-stellar object—optically “Xeroxed”, so to speak. I guess you could say finding “Xeroxed” quasars may be stranger than finding a real-life twin quasar. At the very least, the discovery verified Einstein’s prediction about gravity affecting space. Astronomers Dennis Walsh, Bob Carswell, and Ray Weymann showed that 0957+561 has identical redshifts and electromagnetic spectra; a gravitational lens, they said, created by an unseen giant galaxy (between the quasar and the astronomers) cuased the optical illusion of two quasars from one. “A luminous (unseen) galaxy almost in front of one quasar

image, and a surrounding cluster contributes to the lensing,” said Keel. “This system has given us more to work with, in analyzing its properties and the mass of the lensing galaxies, than any other lensed QSO.” Viewing a gravitational lens is easily within the realm of an amateur astronomer, if the obBy Lou Varricchio server is patient and has, at least, a 10” telescope. Before you attempt this deep-space feat, you should be somewhat skilled at CCD astrophotography. (I am not an astrophotographer, so I will defer to the experts.) A CCD or charge-coupled device is the major electronic component of digital-imaging technology. CCD cameras used in astrophotography require sturdy mounts to deal with wind and other sources of vibrations. Also, long exposures are required to photograph distant objects such as quasars. A few years ago, amateur astronomer Michael Purcell successfully took a CCD astrophoto of QSO 0957+561 using a Meade 10" LX200 (f/6.3) off-the-shelf telescope. “I normally take a quick 30-second picture of an object to ensure that its positioning is correct,” Purcell said. “In this case, although the background starfield was what I expected, there was no sign of the quasar! It was only when I had taken the 15minute exposure that I actually saw the quasar... I took the picture from my driveway.” What’s in the Sky: Get ready for a total eclipse of the Moon on the day of the winter solstice, Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 3 a.m. It will be visible throughout the United States. There’s an extra bonus this time: the Moon will be full during the eclipse. In December, the southernmost Moon of the month occurs Dec. 6. On that day, our nearest neighbor is lowest in the south around noon. Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., was a senior science writer at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. He is a member of the NASAJPL Solar System Ambassador program in Vermont. He is the author of the book, “Inconstant Moon: Discovery and Controversy on the Way to the Moon” and has produced and hosted several science programs for public radio and television.

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Stick season thanks To the editor: On behalf of the board of directors of Black River Good Neighbor Services and the staff at our Thrift Shop and Food Shelf, I want to thank the entire community for their enthusiastic support of the BRGNS Stick Season Social at Bella Luna’s on Oct. 23. The artists, photographers, craftspeople and business owners donated wonderful items for the Silent Auction and Raffle. The Book Nook, Peoples United Bank and LaValley’s became ticket sales outlets. The local newspapers were great in helping us spread the word and Bella Luna put out a sumptuous buffet and an incredible dessert table. The community responded by buying 147 tickets, a complete sell out. Bidding on the Silent Auction was vigorous, competitive and fun and as a result the whole community won. We hope everyone had a good time and our gratitude for your ardent support is truly heartfelt. Thank you. Jim Fuller President of the Board Black River Good Neighbor Services Ludlow

“Crime scene” To the editor: On Monday, Oct. 18, the forensic science class at Springfield High School processed a ‘crime scene’ on campus. Over the summer I buried a fake skeleton and the students dug it up, processing all of the evidence to determine what happened. The law enforcement class at the RVTC also joinedus. Bindy Hathorn Science Teacher Springfield High School Springfield

Community T.V. To the editor: Christopher ’s of Ludlow has given a boost to LPCTV’s local fundraising efforts by donating $2,500 to the community television station. The contribution was made to help LPCTV in its efforts to raise money for its upcoming construction and renovation project in the former Ludlow Armory tank barn. We are grateful for Christopher ’s generosity. It couldn’t come at a better time, as we prepare to do our work in the new facility. LPCTV will be renovating its new 2300 square-foot space during the upcoming Spring, turning it into a media production, educational, arts, and performance space for community use. For more information on LPCTV’s new facility plans or its fundraising efforts, call 228-8808 or visit www.lpctv.org. Patrick Cody Executive Director LPCTV

If you have an appetite for irony, consider the economic foundation of the fastest-growing sector of the Vermont personal income structure: passive income. It might be based on past personal savings, public- or private-sector-earned pensions, or so-called “insurance” programs from government, or inheritance. Whether monies earned in financial-markets-speculation (or trading, if you prefer) as opposed to real work, are active earned or passive unearned income, is a philosophical issue beyond my pay grade, for the purposes of this column. Here’s another philosophical point: isn’t money just a compact form of previously created and stored energy? And therefore, isn’t the monthly trust-funder income check not much different, in origin and function, from coal or oil? Isn’t it –horrors—a fossil fuel? And, if they don’t dip into their principal, aren’t such monetarily-funded trust-funders spending sustainably? A pair of neat little ironies, there. All this came to mind with the recent publication of the third edition of “Rich States, Poor States”, an American Legislative Exchange Council research effort which ranks the States on a variety of economic indicators ranging from growth in gross state product or Employment (deemed “good things” by ALEC writers) to property tax bBurden or unemployment (deemed “bad things” by ALEC writers) and, summarized in a Policy vs. Performance score for each state. Vermont scored 49 out of 51. Utah scored no. 1. In the first (2007) edition, Vermont scored a 50, and Utah no. 1. Lots of stats, hard-to-dispute rankings, and one basic logic gap, which is only hinted at by the “Policy vs. Performance” scoring system: there was no recognition that Vermont, (with the barely possible accompaniment of Maine or Washington or Oregon) did notat-all, as a matter of state policy, actually seek to achieve the goals measured in the ALEC study. Compare, for example, Vermont (49) and New York (50) in the just-published study, which assumes that both jurisdictions were eagerly competing in the arenas of economic growth, job creation, capital investment, and in-migration. What if they weren’t? What if, as seems evident to your humble scribe, New York, (no. 3 in population with 19.5 million) inescapably tied to the national and global economy in every aspect from shipping and manufacturing to communications and finance, has been trying really hard (a little edu-speak, there) and deserves points for effort if not achievement in the competitive economic arena? And what if Vermont (49 in population with .6 million) and no longer a major presence in commercial agriculture, manufacturing, destination tourism, or even (see my recent “Road not Taken” column) education, is now aggressively un-interested (not dis-; quiz your high school English student on this) in growing its economy, population, wealth, or standard-of-living? ALEC’s study made no such policyintent distinction. Others have: for a tangential example, consider the formerly-published Energy User News, which typically printed a range of news and numbers and always used the last page for a detailed state-ranking stats chart, one column of which rated regulatory climate. Vermont typically received a D, and not by accident; as the late FDR famously observed, “nothing in politics happens by accident”. A state government eager to shut down a third of its electric power can’t be considered, as the ALEC study does, a serious competitor in the arena of states looking for citizen prosperity via gains in production and productivity, what are still called economically Progressive ambitions, but are certainly not politically Progressive ambitions. ALEC hasn’t yet done the study which compares state-by-state success in de-industrialization, “smart-growth”, local-vore-ism,

more green energy and less manufacturing, passive-income growth, and, of course “sustainability”. I’d guess that the new Vermont would score close to no. 1. Consider this contrast: a frequent letter to the editor writer in Middlebury advocates dissuading population growth, natural or inmigration, and applauds the job-seeking or taxfleeing outmigration of recent years as a welcome population shrinkage toward “sustainable” levels. Conversely, ALEC scores net-in-migration as a “good thing”, a marker for economic attractiveness, growth, and prosperity. Michigan leads in net outmigration, at -7.9 percent of population; while Utah shows a +0.5 percent. Vermont shows a +0.2 percent, caused by, I’d guess, passive-income in-migrants slightly outnumbering active-income out-migrants, but ALEC doesn’t differentiate. In Table 6, Net Domestic Migration, the authors report on the large population gains for Florida and Arizona, the middling gains for Tennessee and Colorado, the small losses for Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the large flight from California and New York, but doesn’t segregate by active vs. passive income. You can easily guess. Consider the middle-class, working-age flight from California and Vermont. These are well-known patterns, the reverse of the retiree flow pattern into Florida and Arizona, but we don’t know and can’t guess the make-up, for example, of the north-to-south pattern of the shrinkage in the former Rust-Belt State numbers and the expansion in the former Appalachia. For a really good indicator, I’d propose the general direction of state K-12 enrollments. These are all posted in the annual National Digest of Educational Statistics, a your-tax-dollars-at-work annual Federal publication, which you’re not encouraged to look into by 49 of the 50 state education departments (Nebraska excepted) because its pages contain the annual NAEP test scores, and not the hired (easier) tests deployed by each of the 49 to show how “proficient” their charges have become under their tutelage. In the just-received 2009 NDES, table 34, you can see the enrollment pattern, 1990 to 2007, for each state. Vermont is down by about ten percent from 105 thousand to 95 thousand. Wyoming is down similarly, from 98 to 87 thousand, and, I’d guess, for similar reasons: a growing passive income sector, job decline (in different sectors) and departure of active-income-earning young adults who, curiously, take their children with them when leaving. Wyoming has no business-hostility reputation: when Energy User News published its regulatory climate rankings, Wyoming typically got an A or B. WY ranks at 6 in Economic Outlook in the ALEC study, compared to Vermont’s 49. I’d guess, but don’t know, that as a small-population state that could, like Vermont, adopt unspoken policies and behaviors to welcome and enlarge a passive-income economy, it doesn’t want to. In fact, it ranks no. 1 among all 51 jurisdictions for Growth in Personal Income per Capita. Final irony: both state economies, present or future, build on a fossil-fuel foundation: old energy, domestic or imported, stored in different forms and now being retrieved and spent. More on this interesting set of comparisons soon. Retired Vermont architect Martin Harris observes Green Mountain State politics from a safe distance—Tennessee.


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Santa’s big scene in Rutland, Dec. 3 The Christmas begins in downtown Rutland Friday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. when Santa arrives in style in Depot Park. Rutland City Mayor Christopher Louras will join in Santa’s arrival. Prior to Santa's arrival there will be carols, hot chocolate and the announcing of the winners of the 2010 downtown holiday lights contest. A lucky child will assist Santa and Mayor Louras to light the holiday tree. The Green Mountain Boys barbershop quartet will sing carols to add to the festive evening. Once the holiday tree is lit, Santa will head to the Paramount Theatre on Center Street. Everyone will get the opportunity to watch on the big screen the holiday movies Charlie Brown's Christmas and Mickey's Christmas Carol. Children can visit with Santa in the Brick Box and share their holiday wishes. Each child will receive a Vermont made cookie cutter courtesy of Ann Clark Ltd. Bring a camera to capture the special moment. Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting will kick off downtown Rutland’s holiday season of fun and events. There will a multitude of shopping opportunities throughout December in Downtown Rutland. For a detailed schedule of downtown holiday events and other information, call 802-773-9380 or visit www.rutlanddowntown.com.

Gould appointed VP Green Mountain College welcomes Robert J. Gould of Albany, N.Y. as the College’s new vice president for enrollment management. Gould has served in a variety of higher education leadership roles for 19 years, most recently as vice president of finance (CFO) and administrative operations at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), Albany. In his role at GMC, Gould will provide vision and leadership for the College’s student admissions and enrollment marketing operations.

Mount Saint Josephs receives NEASC accreditation The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) has elected Mount Saint Joseph Academy of Rutland to institutional membership and granted MSJ accreditation by the association. This election was made following the recommendation of the Commission of Independent Schools. Mount Saint Joseph Academy applied for NEASC accreditation last year and, since that time, had been providing information toNEASC in association with its application. In electing MSJ into institutional membership the Association has determined that MSJ meets fifteen separate standards of accreditation set forth by NEASC. During the past four years, MSJ has seen increased student interest in the school, with the number of freshman more than doubling over that period. MSJ and Christ the King School have embarked on several science and technology initiatives including adding interactive white boards in classrooms, upgrading science labs, and providing incoming MSJ students with notebook computers. Over the past year, MSJ and CKS have spent around $100,000 in science and technology upgrades thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends. The accreditation by NEASC is in addition to MSJ’s current accreditation by the State of Vermont. Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a private, Catholic high school located in Rutlandspecializing in educating the mind and spirit for more than a century. MSJ dates back to its founding by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in 1882.

Masons help Springfield Family Center Recently, Sinai Joes' Clown Unit and St. Johns Lodge No. 41 of the Mason's held a special food drive to benefit the Springfield Family Center. The clowns and Masons thanked all who gave to this worthy cause for our local food shelf at the family center. They had planned to fill a trailer with food but what they did collect over three days was considerable. The Masons plan to make this an annual project for the organization’s membership; the new goal is to fill the trailer to the ceiling. Next year's food drive will be held the first weekend of deer hunting season.

Pictured above: Elizabeth Landon presents a box of food to Sinai Joe’s Clowns members Mike Gunn, Paul Laflamme Boss Clown, Elizabeth, Chick Hammond, Leo Laflamme and Roger Adams during the food drive.

Sale raises nearly $10,000 for thrift shop, food shelf Black River Good Neighbor Services held its Fall Rummage Sale at Fletcher Farm. Despite a six-inch rainfall on opening day, the total weekend’s results of nearly $10,000 raised were cconsidered “outstanding” by BRGNS officials. “A huge success” is how Audrey Bridge, executive director of BRGNS Thrift Shop and Food Shelf, described the event. “We couldn’t believe that we had lines of people standing in the rain waiting for the doors to open on Friday morning.” Jim Fuller, president of the BRGNS board noted that “the flow of customers was brisk from the opening on Friday until closing on Sunday.” Bridge said “we’ve become an event that people look forward to. People came from as far as Canada, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and many other parts of Vermont appeared. They realized that the bargains and merchandise quality are hard to beat. Cov-

erage from local papers and mention on local and statewide television was a great help in getting the message about the Rummage Sale out and resulted in increased attendance.” The board of directors and the staff of Black River Good Neighbor Services thanked community members for the many donations of clothing, house wares and furniture. The group also thanked volunteers and Lucille Evens who catered healthy food daily to the volunteer ’s lunch. Okemo Mountain provided clothing racks for the sale items. The money that was raised will help cover fuel, food, rent and utility assistance for those who qualify in Ludlow, Mt. Holly, Proctorsville, Cavendish and Plymouth and will help with the capital campaign fund for the move to BRGNS’ new location, the Tank Barn in Ludlow. To make donations, or for response to any questions, call Audrey Bridge at 802-228-3663 or visit the Thrift Store at 105 Main St. in Ludlow.

Changes coming for FairPoint voicemail users FairPoint customers around Vermont are getting a new voicemail system, one that offers features on a new nextgeneration voicemail platform. FairPoint began rolling out the new voicemail this month, starting with Essex Junction customers. Bennington, Brattleboro and Rutland will be added this week and the transition to the new system will continue community by community over the next three weeks. “This new IP-based voice mail platform improves current features right off the bat and allows for future ‘bells and whistles,’” said Mike Smith, Vermont state president for FairPoint. FairPoint customers will receive instructions for the new voicemail system by mail, which includes a user ’s guide, followed by voicemail messages as the transition date approaches.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS—Windsor County Partners recently announced its official adoption of Springfield’s long-standing Starfish Mentoring Initiative at its annual meeting in Windsor this month. School and community mentors from both organizations, pictured here, were recognized for their commitment to area youth by staff and board members.


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few weeks ago, I shared some personal thoughts and opinions about acting, performing and auditioning. I wrote the column because folks often share with me a hidden desire to get up on stage and test their ability; I thought sharing bits of my prior experiences from the business-of-show, might in some way help them. Not sure how the column was received by the “lay” actor public, but I did hear from the artistic director of a well-known area theater group. He told me he agreed with the thoughts and methods I shared in the piece. His comments left me no choice than to think the acting-tip column was worth the time. Hence the following “test speech” for you tentative, but future thespians, to work on—at your leisure. The speech below can be performed fast, slow, shouted, screamed, played in full-on turkey apparatus, a pilgrim suit, a wheelchair, a wading pool, or on top of an R.V. It can be sung, signed, or spoken in Japanese. The list of ways you can present this turkey piece is endless; each of those ways can work. But if I were you, before I’d rent the turkey outfit from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade folks, I’d start by simply reading the piece over, and over, and over, until any natural ability you have surfaces, allowing you to illuminate the words without using gimmicks or tricks. I wrote the bit below to be performed on a radio show. If, as

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you read it, you think it’s boring and lacking and pointless... you’re probably right. Don’t give up. The key thing is that if you put enough time in with a piece—even one that reads blah—you’ll find it will come to life through you, especially if you have any ability at all and even if you have no ability whatsoever. All you have to do is put the time in, approach it with simplicity, and be patient. The words won’t let you down. Future actors, I leave you this piece because it worked extremely well when read on the radio by someone with no more ability than any of you. That’s me. It’s not an easy piece to make work, but give it a shot. I suggest you buy a set of turkey pepper and salt shakers, and after this year’s Thanksgiving meal prayer, place the male turkey front and center, and let fly with your rendition of— Steve the Inconsolable Pepper Shaker: “I’m Steve, the male, and the pepper, of the male and female salt and peppershakers. “Better looking than she is, Salt. My tail feathers are all fanned out like a bloomin’ onion. I look good on the table—better ’n Salt. Yet, every Thanksgiving when Aunt Elma asks which is the salt

and which is the pepper, the genius humans at the table say “The pepper is the one with the tail feathers fanned, the pretty one, the female.” The male is the better-looking turkey. “And, and humans, we fly. We ain’t transcontinental, but we can get to where we wanna get, when we wanna get there, no further, no sooner, which is noble. Yet you genius humans think we don’t fly—ahh! “And what’s with this: you calling bad movies turkeys? And you call tourists turkeys? And beef hamburgers aren’t good enough, you gotta make turkey burgers now? And let’s see, pepperoni, meatball, sausage, nowhere near enough meat for our pizza, throw some turkey on it. And the last time someone called you Butterball—did that make you happy? And talk about flustered, the liberals got it so they don’t shoot amphetamines in to us anymore, which is a downer; how’d you like it if every time you have what seems like might be a perfect sneeze comin’, (do sneeze action with gobble on end of it) you gobble and ruin it? “And by the way, humans, Jimmy cracked corn and you don’t care? I care humans. I care. “Happy Thanksgiving when it comes roun, have fun over-consuming, and remember, the pepper is the male turkey – the better looking, the gorgeous one—I’m the pepper, she’s not the pepper, wouldn’t you like to be the pepper too? I wouldn’t recommend it.” Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act “The Logger.” His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO

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Biathletes train year-round in southern Vermont By Lou Varricchio newmarketpress@adenpubs.com My first upclose look at the biathlon sport was at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. At the time, I was just our of college and editor of a weekly suburban newspaper in Pennsylvania. I won a state press association lottery drawing to attend the games—all expenses were paid by the press association. Aside from covering the biathlon Olympic event, bobsled and freestyle skating events for the paper, I was lucky enough to draw a pass to the USA versus Soviet Union hockey game. Yes, I was eyewitness to the sporting event of the century. But that’s a story for another day. Vermont may not be known as a hotbed for biathlon training, but those residents who follow the odd winter sport— which consists of a race in which contestants ski around a cross-country track, shoot off rifle rounds, then ski on—have probably heard of the Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, a recreationlocated in Grafton. Grafton Ponds is notable because it has the only top-notch biathlon course in the state. Biathletes, and those who have tried the sport, have had to visit Grafton Ponds during the winter which sounds log-

ical—you can’t ski in the summer, right? Well, now the recreation center offers a biathlon training course for both the winter and summer season. During the snowless summer months, biathlon specialists will be using mountain bikes or employing cross-country running on the high-tech, competitive course. According to a recent news statement released by officials at Grafton Ponds, the year-round course offers 10 laser guns and a competition series this winter will help pump up Vermont biathletes to expand their skill sets and gear up for even greater competition, in some cases, on the international sporting scene. There are a few conflicting reports, but it appears the sport has its roots in the 1860s. The world's first known ski club, called the Trysil Rifle and Ski Club of Norway in 1861 sported a few members who liked to ski and shoot. By the early 1900s, Norwegian solders were skiing and shooting as part of military training. But the actual sport, as we know biathlon today, didn’t hit the popular imagination until the Olympic Winter Games of 1928. By the 1940s the sport disappeared from the world games, but the Soviet Russians de-

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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: AllCelticStaintsRutland@comcast.net 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. www.cbcvt.org 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 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,

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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., www.lifebridgevt.com, LifeGroups meet weekly (call for times and locations) Living Water Assembly of God 76 North Street (Route 53), Office Phone: 247-4542. Email: LivingWaterAssembly@gmail.com. Website: www.LivingWaterAOG.org. 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. www.brickchruchvt.com 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. Living Water Assembly of God 76 North Street (Route 53), Office Phone: 247-4542. Email: LivingWaterAssembly@gmail.com. Website:

www.LivingWaterAOG.org. Sunday Service 10a.m. Wednesday Service 7p.m. Youth Meeting (For Teens) Saturday 7p.m. HUBBARDTON Hubbardton Congregational Church Sunday Worship 10a.m. • 273-3303. East Hubbardton Baptist Church The Battle Abbey, 483-6266 Worship Hour 10:30a.m. IRA Ira Baptist Church Rt. 133, 235-2239. Worship 11a.m. & 6p.m. LEICESTER Community Church of the Nazarene 39 Windy Knoll Lane • 9:30a.m. Worship Service, 11:00 a.m. Bible School, 6:00p.m. Evening Service. Wed. Evening 7:00p.m. Dare to care and Prayer. 3rd Sat. of the month (Sept.-May) 8a.m. Men’s breakfast St. Agnes’ Parish - Leicester Whiting Rd, 247-6351, Sunday Mass 8a.m. MENDON Mendon Community Church Rt. 4 East, Rev. Ronald Sherwin, 459-2070. Worship 9:30a.m., Sunday School 11:00a.m. NORTH SPRINGFIELD North Springfield Baptist Church 69 Main St., N. Springfield, VT • (802) 886-8107 Worsip Services Sunday 10a.m.; Faith Cafe (discussion group) Sundays 11:15a.m.-12p.m.; Sunday School for children K-4; Bible Study Fridays 9:30a.m. Call us about our youth ministry program PAWLET Pawlet Community Church 325-3716. Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Church West Pawlet. Sunday Mass 9:30a.m. The United Church of West Pawlet 645-0767. Sunday Worship 10a.m. PITTSFORD Pittsford Congregational Church Rt. 7, 483-6408. Worship 10:15a.m. St. Alphonsus Church Sunday Mass 9a.m. POULTNEY Christian Science Society 56 York St., 287-2052. Service 10a.m. St. David’s Anglican Church Meet at Young at Heart Senior Center on Furnace St., 6451962. 1st Sun. of every month, Holy Eucharist 9:30a.m. Poultney United Methodist Church Main St., 287-5710. Worship 10:00a.m. St. Raphael Church Main St. Saturday Mass 4p.m., Sunday Mass 10a.m. Sovereign Redeemer Assembly sovredeemer@gmail.com • Sunday Worship 10a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Church St., 287-2252. Sunday Holy Eucharist 10:45a.m. United Baptist Church On the Green, East Poultney. 287-5811, 287-5577. Sunday Worship 10a.m. Welsh Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship 10a.m. PROCTOR St. Dominic Catholic Church 45 South St. Sunday Mass 9:15a.m. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Gibbs St. Sunday Worship 9a.m. Union Church of Proctor Church St., Sun. Worship 10a.m. SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury Community Church Sun. Service 10:30a.m. SUDBURY Sudbury Congregational Church On the Green, Rt. 30, 623-7295 Open May 30-Oct. 10, for Worship (No winter services) & Sun. School 10:30a.m. WALLINGFORD East Wallingford Baptist Church Rt. 140, 259-2831. Worship 11a.m. First Baptist Church School St., 446-2020. Worship 11a.m. First Congregational Church 446-2817. Worship 10a.m. St. Patrick’s Church Sat. Mass 5p.m., Sun. 10:30a.m. Society of Friends (Quaker) Rotary Bldg., Rt. 7 Sunday meeting for worship 10a.m. South Wallingford Union Congregational Church Sunday Worship 9a.m. WEST RUTLAND First Church of Christ, Scientist 71 Marble St., Sunday School & Service 10a.m., Wednesday Evening Service 7:30p.m. St. Bridget Church Pleasant & Church Streets Saturday Mass 5p.m., Sunday 9a.m. St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Barnes & Main Streets, Saturday Mass 4:30p.m., Sunday 9a.m. United Church of West Rutland Chapel St., Worship 10a.m. 9-25-2010 • 56621

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MSJ’s poinsettia sale is here The Mount Saint Joseph Academy Development Office and MSJ students are once again sponsoring a holiday poinsettia plant sale. Deliveries will be Dec. 1-2. Each poinsettia plant will be a 6.5-inch pot, foiled and sleeved and have several blooms. The available colors are red, white, pink, and marble (pink and white together). The cost will be $12 per plant and the proceeds will benefit MSJ class treasuries. Contact any MSJ student to order plants or visit the MSJ website at www.msjvermont.org or call 802-775-0151.

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Saturday, Nov. 27 PITTSFORD —Christmas Bazaar at Saint Alphonsus, 9-2 p.m. in parish hall on Route 7. Food and refreshments including jewelry, hand-sewn pieces, canned pickles and jams, fleece, wood and slate; baked goods, antiques and much more. Evergreen wreaths, white elephant table, raffle items, silent auctions and 50/50 cash raffle. RUTLAND — American Legion, Post 31 - Saturday Night Dinner and Dancing, Serving 5:30-7:30 p.m. Menu Chef’s Delicious Italian Specialties. Live music by “Conrad Samuels band” for only $5 per couple.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Church of Christ free community dinner at 972 Chester Rd. Serving 6-6:45 p.m., with doors opening at 5:50 p.m. The evening’s menu will be roast beef, mashed potato, carrots, rolls and cake. Beverages will include lemonade, milk and coffee. Any questions should be addressed to Puggy Lamphere at 886-2670 or Tom Snow at 484-5089. All members of the Springfield area communities are welcome.

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888) 686-1704

CHERRY BEDROOM SET Solid wood, never used, brand new in factory boxes. English Dovetail. Original cost $4500. Sell for $895. Can deliver. Call Tom 781-560-4409.

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WOOD STOVE for sale, barely used! Dimensions 23in x 35in. Opening 13in x 14in. $100. Morrisonville, NY. Call 518-335-3150 or 802-238-2144

CASH PAID for unexpired, sealed DIABETIC TEST STRIPS - up to $17/Box! Shipping paid. Sara 1-800-371-1136. www.cash4diabeticsupplies.com

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