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April 21, 2010

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CSC athletes are honored for their mentoring activities.

The Stafford Technical Center will unveil seven new summer programs.

Warmer weather is upon us and it’s time to go outside and get your hands dirty.

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College to open biomass power plant From Tribune Staff & News Reports POULTNEY—Green Mountain College’s new biomass plant officially goes online April 22. Vermont Gov. James Douglas will cut the ribbon on Earth Day, an event recognized by environmental activists, to mark the official opening of the plant at a 10:30 a.m. ceremony. Instead of burning fossil fuel oil, the new combined heat and power biomass plant will burn woodchips; it is claimed to provide 85 percent of the school’s heat and generate 20 percent of its electricity. Number six fuel oil will now be used mainly as a backup to heat campus buildings. GMC officials estimate it will burn about 4,000-5,000 tons of locally harvested woodchips each year as the primary fuel—despite recent reports of low inventories of the renewable resource in Vermont. College officials claim net greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources on campus will be reduced from 2007 levels of 3,420 metric tons to 546 metric tons of CO 2 equivalent per year. Officials also claim the $5.8 million plant will pay for itself over 18 years through savings on fuel costs. Only a handful of colleges across the country have claimed complete “climate neutrality”, largely through purchasing of controversial carbon credits. Enthusiastic claims of carbon and climate neutrality are frequently cited as hyperbole by global-warming skeptics. It should be noted that increased fuel consumption by truck traffic carrying woodchips to the power plant will likely negate some of the claimed carbon offsets, as was the case with claims by Middlebury College officials about their new campus biomass plant. Green Mountain College officials also claim that their ’s will be the first higher education institution in the nation to be “climate neutral” by 2011 after having reduced its own emissions by over 50 percent.

By Lou Varricchio Last week, Iceland’s giant erupting Eyjafjallajökull Volcano caused jet travel over some portions of northern and southern Europe to grind to halt. The World Health Organization issued a warning to Europeans last Friday to re-

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main indoors as ash from the volcano began settling out of the atmosphere as it continues this week. According to Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News, “The enormous dust cloud, hovering 20,000 feet over much of northern Europe, may contain large amounts of silica, a natural component of rock that

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comes with these types of volcanic explosions. Inhaling silica into your respiratory system can lead to a deadly, chronic lung disease and lung cancer.” In addition to these health problems, the current volcanic eruption has the potential of chilling the world’s climate. The unfolding eruption of

the highly explosive Eyjafjallajökull Volcano is eerily similar in pattern to the catastrophic eruption that created “volcano weather” here in New England during the period 1815-16. At that time, an Indonesian volcano created hardship that was endured especially by Vermont residents

See VOLCANO, page 13

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano erupting March 27. This week’s unfolding eruption has shades of Mt. Tambora in 1815 which caused Vermont’s “Year Without a Summer”. Image courtesy of Fimmvorduhals

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DAR AWARD Brittany Mack of Poultney has been chosen to represent Poultney High School as the D.A.R. Good Citizen for 200910. The award is sponsored by Ann Story Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. MAck was honored at a reception at South Station Restaurant where she presented a short autobiographical speech.

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PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, would like to invite the public to utilize their beautiful, fully functioning cooking studio. Completion of a free, one-hour training seminar is all that is needed to reserve space and begin your show. Interested parties are welcome to visit the kitchen studio at 1 Scale Ave. in the Howe Center for a walk through. Cooking shows could vary from local chefs highlighting one of their in-house specialties to a grandmother ’s secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Once a show is completed, the episode will air on Channel 15 with subsequent availability on PEGTV’s video on demand portal on the web. Why not share your favorite recipes with the Rutland region (and the world) by filming your own cooking show? You can even bring a live studio audience. It’s fun, easy and free to any resident of Rutland County. PEGTV is comprised of Channels 15, 20 and 21 and is available to all cable subscribers throughout Rutland County. Streaming programming, video on demand services and hyperlocal weather forecasts are also available online at

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Senators, organizations want Vt. Yankee kept open At a news conference last week at the Vermont State House, four Vermont senators urged the Vermont State Legislature to consider the “Consensus Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses Associated with the Future of the Vermont Yankee Power Plant” prepared by Tom Kavet of Kavet Rockler & Associates, LLC and Jeff Carr of Economic & Policy Resources, Inc. The analyses, based on information from numerous economic and energy experts, finds relicensing Vermont Yankee and adopting a strong renewable energy policy will yield “the largest average positive employment and other economic impacts, with immediate job gains, no job losses and lower long term power bills.” The executive summary of this report can be read on the Internet at the followung URL address:

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•Homebuilders & Remodelers Association of VT •IBEW Local 300 •IBM – International Business Machines •Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce •Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce •Lamoille Economic Development Corporation •NFIB/Vt. - National Federation of Independent Business/Vt. •Springfield Regional Development Corporation •Town of Vernon •United Dairy Farmers of Vermont •Vermont Business Roundtable •Vermont Chamber of Commerce •Vermont Forest Products Association •Vermont Fuel Dealers Association •Vermont Grocers’ Association •Vermont Ski Areas Association •Vermont Vehicle & Automotive Distributors Association •Vermont Editors and Writers for Nuclear Power

Dinner April 28 to raise funds for local animals

Enjoy dinner at Table 24 in Rutland and help raise money for the homeless animals in Rutland County. On Wednesday, April 28, Table 24 will donate all tips from the evening to the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS). Dinner will be served from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and you can enjoy a delicious meal and raise money for a good cause. So mark you calendar, tell your friends and make a special evening of it. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information please contact Table 24 at 775.2424, stop by 24 Wales Street or visit We hope to see you on April 28.

Sheriff 2 year old. Neutered Male. Rottweiler. I am a handsome dog who enjoys people and attention and walks nicely on leash—most of the time. You might think of me as a sort of gentle giant. Nothing in life is perfect, though, and that includes me. I do have a behavioral problem called Resource Guarding. I am a dog who will require work and commitment from you, but then again, the good things in life don’t come easy.




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1 year old. Spayed Female. Domestic Long Hair Black. My sister Sassafras and I have never lived with children so I would suggest that if there are children in the home to please have them visit with us also. We have lived with dogs and are very playful and affectionate. We are hoping to go home together.

Nermal 4 year old. Spayed Female. Domestic Short Hair Gray and White Tiger. My owner was moving and could not take me with him. As you can see I can be very shy but with some patience I will warm up and be your best friend. I think that a quiet home would be best for me. Please stop by for a visit and I am sure you will fall in love. The humane society is located at 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford,VT Hours of Operation: Wed. - Sun. 12 noon to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information call 802-483-6700 or visit

Correction Editor ’s note: In a news item on page 5 in the March 31 issue, we incorrectly reported that a magician appeared at the recent Poultney Rotary Club awards dinner. The magician appeared at another event in Poultney. We regret the confusion.

WEDNESDAY April 21, 2010


Men’s lacrosse, Konowich, Martinez honored for mentoring The Castleton State College men's lacrosse team was honored as the 2010 Mentee Mentoring Team of the Year in a ceremony on April 1. Player Michael Martinez was on hand to accept the men’s honors. It is the second-straight year the men's lacrosse team has won the award, with over a dozen committed mentors in the mentoring program that serves 4th, 5th, and 6th graders at the nearby Castleton Elementary School. Over 120 Castleton students mentor in this program; 75 percent of the particpating students are student athletes. The program runs for 16 weeks throughout the school year. The program is in its fifth year in existance and is run through the Castleton Center for Community Ser-




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vice. Meghan Konowich (Canastota, N.Y.) won Mentor of the Year. Knowich is the program’s first five-year mentor and has touched the lives of six mentors during her time at Castleton. Konowich is also a dedicated field hockey player for

Meghan Konowich (center) was recognized for her mentoring contributions. the Spartans. The awards celebration took place during a mock

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Italian-American heritage To the editor: The Slate Valley Museum of Vermont and New York begins its 15th anniversary year this year with an unlikely exhibit: “Quarryman’s Daughter: Italian-American Jennie Labate and Her 1930s Fashion Drawings”, which opens Saturday, April 24 and runs through July 3. Jennie, who is 96 years old, will be present at the opening. It’s a touching “American Dream” story, and her drawings are amazing. Mary Lou Willits Executive Director Slate Valley Museum Granville, N.Y.

Memorial Day Parade To the editor: American Legion Post 14 is happy to announce that the theme for this year ’s Vergennes Memorial Day Parade, to be held on Monday, May 31, will be “Never Forgotten”. It includes a two-mile parade and observance, the largest in the state. Organizations or individuals wishing to participate in the parade should contact us at 802-877-3216, e-mail at, or 100 Armory Ln., Vergennes, Vt. 05491. Those using email are asked to put “Memorial Day Parade” in the subject line. John Mitchell American Legion Post 14 Vergennes

Place to meet To the editor: Where can my group meet in town? To help answer this question, Ilsley Public Library compiled a database of spaces and posted it on their website. The library is updating the database and would like to add available spaces that are not listed. If you know of a location in the Middlebury area that is open to the public, either free or with a charge, that may not be on the library’s list, please contact David Clark at 3884095 or The library has printed copies of the list and the database is on their website under Public Meeting Room at David Clark Ilsley Public Library Middlebury

The Great Recession To the editor: The current economic crisis—aka the Great Recession— has forced the governor and legislature to challenge every budget assumption and reconsider funding priorities. We applaud their commitment to preserving public services by reengineering how they are delivered. The 1,200 business members of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) have long recognized that the future of Vermont’s children is a primary long-term interest... Short-term savings that threaten the future of our children will also threaten the future vitality of Vermont’s economy. We urge the governor and the legislature to expand and protect the high-quality programs that produce significant longterm benefits for Vermont’s children, families, businesses and communities. Will Patten Executive Director Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Burlington

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WEDNESDAY April 21, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Pike H

e backed his lawn tractor from the garage, stopped, switched the shift lever to forward, traveled ahead cutting a half moon turn toward the road, stopped, then backed to within two feet of his house. Bucket and squeegee in hand he climbed up on the wooden toolbox firmly fixed to the rear of his lawn tractor. He did not use his cane. He wiped the window with a wet cloth then pulled the squeegee flush down the pane. The end of each pull elicited a slight mouse-like squeak. He didn’t interrupt his work to turn and visit. I ferried two meals through a large garage door opening and stepped onto a raised three by three foot pad of concrete, a landing, built to cut in half the distance from the garage floor to the door opening. A square of carpet lay on the neatly swept concrete pad. The carpet is old, but has retained most of it’s original color and cushion. Two knocks on the door and his wife of seventy years calls to me. “Come in,” Ora Pike says, sitting in her chair at the far end of their one level home, facing him, watching him spring clean. “Rusty?” “Yes, Mrs. Pike, it’s me. Meals on Wheels. I see Mr. Pike’s cleaning the windows huh?” “Yes he is. You know, back in seventy-one, when he had his accident, your father called and asked what he might do to help. I said, well, you can come clean the windows.” I placed two shrink-wrapped platters with Spanish rice, green beans, and corn, on the clean-as-can-be circa nineteen fifties kitchen table. When I considered a relevant period of time had passed since Mrs. Pike finished her thought, I threw my voice toward her direction, “did he?” “Yes he did. He came down and cleaned them.” “Huh. Yeah, he was a good guy like that, my dad.” “Yes he was.” “See you next week, Mrs. Pike.” “Thank you.” Usually, Mrs. Pike and I visit longer. Today I think she was a bit concerned about Mr. Pike and his spring-cleaning situation. He’s off the toolbox, standing on the ground. We most usually visit some - so we visit some. “Delivered to Mrs. Nichols before you folks,” I note. While shifting his body weight from one leg to the other, the broad smile on his face morphed into a look of concentration, “She was, I think, four years ahead of me in school. She must be … ,” he looked down, studying the ground as if the answer might be scrawled into the turf, “ninety-four I’d say. Or there abouts.” “You’re 90?” I ask, with all due respect. He answered with the heft of a man who will no doubt live to 100 years old, “I will be next month.”

Why pay for college, why read, why surf the Internet, when you can ask old people stuff? “Let me ask you something Mr. Pike. Other than an extra ache or pain in the morning, do you feel different now then when you were 50?” Before the words “do you feel,” are fully from my lips, he answers, with a smile, “Not a bit. I feel the same as I did way back. Oh, I can’t do the some of things I used to,” he laughed, “but I feel great.” A few more convivial exchanges, and we’re both back to work. He’s repositions the tractor to the far end of the house, in front of where Mrs. Pike sits, and climbs up on the box. Traffic holds me in the driveway, so I watch him; wetting the dirty pane with the cloth, wiping it clean with the squeegee; standing on the wooden toolbox he made and attached his self. It’s a precarious position Mr. Pike is working in. Precarious, if you are standing on your own two legs. Mr. Pike is standing on two artificial legs. In 1971, during sugaring season, if I remember correctly, while spreading manure far off at the edge of a cornfield, Merton Pike had a very serious farm accident. Lost both his legs. He was 51. For 39 years with the deftness of a Russian gymnast, he has farmed wearing prosthetics legs that attach mid-thigh; hinged stilts if you will. How does he do it, this Merton Pike? How does he climb up into the big farm tractor to haul hay, manure, and chopped corn. How does he drive, shop, blow snow with his lawn tractor, and rise to sing hymns at Sunday’s service. And how does he clean windows while standing on a perch barely big enough to accommodate an overfed underworked barn cat? Back on the road, I turn to take a last look at the spectacle that is Mr. Pike washing windows. And I see Mr. Pike, having turned to take a last look at me, is smiling, holding the squeegee and cloth in his one hand, waving with his other. All the while, balancing. 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

Can you say polyextremophile? S

everal microscopic critters alive today defy conventional ideas about the survivability of terrestrial life in space— Let’s take a look at a funny looking microscopic tardigrade, commonly called the water piglet or water bear. Tardigrades were discovered in pond water samples by Johann Goeze in 1773. Goeze called them Gleiner Wasserbär, a German term for Little Water Bear. Indeed, tardigrades look like miniature, cartoon bears; they are water animals which live their lives in and around bodies of water. The Latin name tardigrada means “slow walker”—these six-legged critters have a gait that looks like an animated Disney bear ’s walk. Of course water bears aren’t anywhere near the size of mammalian bears we’re familiar with; the biggest Gleiner Wasserbär is only 1.5 mm in length. If we didn’t know tardigrades were terrestrial creatures, we might take them to be tiny extraterrestrial visitors that hitched a ride to Earth on an extrasolar meteorite. Tardigrades are what biologists call polyextremophiles— that is, they can live in extreme environments that would otherwise kill other animals. In Russian experiments, tradigrades have been found to survive temperatures close to absolute zero; they also survive temperatures up to 300°F. In other experiments, tardigrades waddled happily through a radiation bath 1,000 times more deadly than an atomic bomb blast. Also, tardigrades discovered in 100year-old dessicated mud deposits were reanimated and brought back to life by researchers. Even more bizarre are tardigrades that have survived the deadly vacuum of space! According to biologist W.N. Gabriel, “In September 2007, tardigrades were taken into low Earth orbit aboard the Russian-ESA FOTON-M3 mission. For 10 days the creatures were exposed to the vacuum of space. After they were returned to Earth, it was discovered that many of them survived and laid eggs that hatched normally, making these the only animals shown to be able to survive the vacuum of space.” Here are two questions about the tardigrade that puzzle most researchers: How could a terrestrial lifeform evolve to survive exposure to the vacuum and high energy radiation of space? Why did tardigrades evolve an ability to survive a century in a kind of dehydrated suspended animation (especially when it already lives in watery environ-

ments with no geohistory of drought?) Were these microscopic creatures, and others like them, exposed to the environment of space in ancient times? Is that why they evolved such extreme environmental survival mechanisms? What evolutionary factors influenced this polyextremophile to endure the extremes of outer space By Lou Varricchio when it appears to have originated here on planet Earth? There is no clear solution to the tardigrade mystery at this time. What’s in the Sky: The Lyrid meteor shower occurs through April 24, with the peak of activity expected on April 22. Comet Thatcher is the source of the Lyrid meteor shower. An observer can see 10-12 meteors per hour. Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., is a former senior science writer at the NASA Ames Rsearch Center in California and an active member of NASA’s JPL Solar System Ambassador program in Vermont. He is a recent recipient of the U.S. Civil Air Patrol’s Maj. Gen. Chuck Yeager Award for Aerospace Education.



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Stafford to expand summer offerings Stafford Technical Center will be unveiling seven new full-week summer camps for 2010. Each new camp is modeled around a Stafford program area and focuses on a particular career activity. The new camps are scheduled to run the weeks of July 12-16 and July 19-23 and will be open to students entering grades 9 and 10 in the fall of 2010. Students wishing to take part in the new theme camps will have many choices.

The first week offerings include a rustic boat building course, an introduction to entrepreneurship and a camp devoted to crime-scene-investigation. The following week students may choose from camps in music, photography, video production and architecture. Each camp incorporates either field trips or a community display of student work. The goal is to not only teach the students about a potential career path but also

show them what that job might actually look like in the future. The new full-week theme camps will run with between 10-12 students each and cost $75 for the week. Camps are open to students across Rutland County. Stafford Technical Center also offers an Arts and Technology Camp for grades 6 and 7 and a Construction Camp for grades 7 and 8. The Arts and Technology Camp is offering a special rate for 2010 of only $35 and Con-

struction Camp is offered at no charge. Arts and Technology Camp will run June 28-July 2 from 9am-2:30pm daily. Construction Camps also starts on June 28 and runs through July 9 (excluding July 5). For more information or to download an application and brochure visit

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CAMPUS VISIT—Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) recently visited Stafford Technical Center’s Music Technology; Jazz and Contemporary Program. The students and instructor, Bill Comstock, performed a musical number. Pictured: Cameron Watts (Mill River), Frank Venturella (RHS), Jessica Wood (Fair Haven), Jonathan Russell (Fair Haven), Rachel Fillioe (Mill River), Mike Labelle (RHS), Congressman Welch, Alex Horner (RHS), Eric Pillon (Otter Valley), Tanya Averill ( Otter Valley), Steve Shanahan (Mill River), Bill Comstock-Instructor, Tyler Johnson (West Rutland), Austin Herber (Fair Haven).


Sanabria completes training Army Pvt. Roberto L. Sanabria has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. He is the son of Regina Barney of Forest St., Rutland. Sanabria is a 2008 graduate of Rutland High School.

Sage graduates from basic Army Reserve Pvt. Jordan Stage has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. She is the daughter of Chris and Eric Stage of Aldrich Drive., Pittsford. Stage is a 2009 graduate of Otter Valley Union High School, Brandon.


PHS plans ‘Earth Day’ event The annual Poultney Earth Fair will be Thursday, April 22, at Poultney High School from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Earth Day is a yearly event organized by environmental activists. This year ’s PHS theme is “Old Ways, New Ways.” There will be free hearth-baked pizza, tie-dyed t-shirts, and a live band. Fairgoers will enjoy sustainable “old ways” from the past, view environmental projects by PHS and Green Mountain College students, and investigate “going green” and saving money. To be a vendor or exhibitor, contact the high school.

The following Stafford Technical Center students from Rutland County received honors during the third quarter of 2009-2010: Third Quarter High Honor Roll Brianna Allen, Hospitality/Ent. Career, Mill River Union High School. Ashley Barnes, Public Safety Career, Rutland High School. Nichole Broadwell, Human Services, Rutland High School. Haley Cotrupi, Public Safety Law, Mill River Union High School. Jamie Denko, Video Career, Proctor High School. Lauren Graziano, Arch. Eng. Design , Fair Haven Union High School. April Haskins, Auto Ref./Coll. Career, Rutland High School. Joey Henry, Digital Arts Career, West Rutland High School. Kayla Jones, Public Safety Career, Mill River Union High School. Mercedes LaPlant, Human Services, Proctor High School. Paige Mayer, Digital Arts Career, Rutland High School. Cierra Phelps, Public Safety Law, Mill River Union High School. Brittany Pierce, Health Careers, Fair Haven Union High School.

Melanie Smith, Culinary Arts, Otter Valley Union High School. Molly Spaulding, Health Careers, Fair Haven Union High School. Third Quarter Honor Roll Tanya Averill, Music: Jazz & Contemp., Otter Valley Union High School. Ariel Billings, Culinary Art, Otter Valley Union High School. James Bonilla, Public Safety, Rutland High School. Jeremiah Cole, Auto Technology, Otter Valley Union High School. Amber Dumas, Video Production Career, Rutland High School. Jeremiah Gibbs, Electrical/Plumbing, West Rutland High School. Alyssa Hartwell, Human Services, Rutland High School. Arianna Lynn, Digital Arts, Rutland High School. Nicholas Martiros, Arch. Eng. Design, Rutland High School. Emily Patch, Hospitality/Ent., Mill River Union High School. David Sexton, Culinary Arts Career, Mill River Union High School. Steven Shanahan, Music Career, Mill River Union High School. Gwendolyn Taft, Music: Jazz & Contemp., Otter Valley Union High School.

Town Meeting Survey: nix to cell phones Vermont State Sen. Bill Doyle released the results of his annual Town Meeting Day Survey, March 29. The popular survey, which gauges opinions about political and infrastructure issues of the moment, is now in its forty-first year. Doyle said that the strongest support in the history of his survey related to the survey question, “Should drivers be prohibited from texting while driving?” Ninety-six percent said yes, three percent said no, and one percent was not sure, according to Doyle. No question during the history of the survey ever recorded 96 percent approval. There was strong support for prohibiting cellular telephones while driv-

ing. Seventy-four percent said yes, 20 percent said no, and 6 percent were not sure. This was approximately the same results when the question was asked last year. The greatest change from last year ’s result was whether Vermont’s Yankee Nuclear Power Plant should be renewed in 2012. This year, 31 percent said yes, 52 percent said no, and 17 percent were not sure. Last year ’s Yankee result was 40 percent said yes, 37 percent said no, and 23 percent were not sure. The respondents to the survey gave strong support to statewide cellular telephone service and broadband and that locally grown food was an important part of Vermont’s economic future.

Fifty-three percent of the respondents said that President Obama was doing a good job, 32 percent said no, and 15 percent were undecided. Most Vermonters did not think U.S. federal stimulus funds have been wellspent. Vermonters were concerned about the cost of local schools and did not say Vermont is an affordable place in which to live. Vermonters thought Vermont’s prison population should be reduced through alternatives. Forty-one percent of Vermonters were satisfied with their health insurance costs.

Kudos to state’s outstanding math teachers Five instructors from Vermont were honored by the Vermont Council of Teachers of Mathematics as outstanding math teachers in the state. The awardees are: Karin Ames (South Hero) - Folsom Educational Center. Erin Danner (Rutland) - Woodstock Union High School. Monica Carter (Hinesburg) - Champlain Valley Union High School. Michael Caraco (North Bennington) Burr and Burton Academy. Jane Drown (Northfield) - Randolph Union High School. The awards were presented at the VCTM annual conference oApril 1 at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland. Erin Danner has been teaching for fifteen years, and is currently the math program coordinator at Woodstock Union High School. According to a stu-

dent who nominated her for this award, she keeps the classroom fun and purposeful at the same time. Erin creates a classroom culture that is so safe that students are comfortable presenting their incorrect solutions to their classmates, in order to find their mistakes. She expertly designs classes to utilize the 85-minute block periods, and students stay engaged as they participate in large-group discussions, individual exercises, and movementfilled activities. Her interactions with colleagues, some of whom share a classroom with her, are marked by insight, fairness, and fun. She is a passionate learner, both about mathematics and about her teaching craft; her focus on the importance of the process rather than just the end product makes her an inspiring model of lifelong learning for students

and creates a learning environment that gives them confidence and skills to succeed. Monica Carter has been teaching high school mathematics at Champlain Valley Union High School for fifteen years. Both her colleagues and her students see Monica as demanding but compassionate, students-centered but in control and extremely skilled but humble. Monica has a great sense of humor that makes math fun and helps students be at ease while taking on the challenges of math. She has taken the lead in moving her math department towards integrating Differentiated Instruction into the classroom. She is a teacher mentor and serves on the Program Council, which is a board that oversees almost every aspect of the schools operation.


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, 483-6696. Sunday Worship 10a.m. CLARENDON Clarendon Congregational Church Middle Rd. 773-5436. Sunday Worship 9:30a.m. 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: Website: 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) 8:00a.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. 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 • Sunday Worship 10a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church Church St., 2872252. 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. 2-27-2010 • 56621

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Coal vs. nuclear To the editor: It is with confusion and sadness that I ponder our acceptance of deadly risk in energy production, and the recent fatal oil, coal and natural gas disasters. A natural gas plant in Connecticut blows up killing several people, and it’s out of the news in two days. Coal mine fumes explode, people die; one or two days’ news, and a supertanker spilling oil on the Great Barrier Reef is hardly news at all. Yet nobody responds to these very real disasters by demanding the closing of fossil fuel power plants, which are a dime a dozen. How strange then that some are so afraid of producing electricity from nuclear energy, an industry with a perfect, no-fatalities record In the U.S. It’s true: noone has ever died from radioactive exposure from an American nuclear power plant. In fact, U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics have noted that working at a nuclear plant is safer than working in finance or real estate... There are many things to be concerned about these days. But with a 50-year track record of safe and efficient electricity production for the U.S., nuclear energy has earned its stripes and should not be one of them. Diane Carlsen Burlington

Fresh Air kids To the editor: Each summer, thousands of volunteer host families in 13 northeastern states and Canada provide free summer vacations to needy New York City children. Through the Fresh Air Fund, inner city children experience the thrill of swimming in lakes and streams, running barefoot through grassy meadows and making new friends. My husband and I knew families that had hosted a Fresh Air child, but it wasn’t until our daughter was six that we considered it ourselves. Audrey is an only child and we thought it would be a good experience for her to share her family with another child. Four years ago we first hosted Kennedy, a fun loving seven-year-old with a flair for telling stories... We decided to host again the following summer and were happy to have Kennedy back to visit... Last summer she was doing handstands in the water and catching frogs with Audrey. She was disappointed that she didn’t get to sleep in a tent because the weather was not cooperative and we’re hoping this summer she can add that to her list of summer fun in Vermont... If you are interested in becoming a host family this summer or would like more information, please contact Debbie Olsen at 425-2957. Bill and Sheri Whipple Monkton

Mt. Abe’s low-achievement To the editor: I am writing with a deep feeling of disappointment in my stomach. The recent news identifying Vermont’s “ten persistently low-achieving schools” has me wondering: Where is the return on the high educational portion of my property tax investment? I live in The Mount Abraham Union District and I have yet to see or hear of any response from the local administration expressing their views on why Mt. Abe is on the list?.. In response, I ask of our local school administration; “If other county schools such as Middlebury and Vergennes are not identified as low achieving schools, how can anyone defend why Mt. Abe is on the list”?... If my annual school tax monies were going into long term personal stock investments I could ride out the high and low market fluctuations. However, when it comes to education we can’t afford any lows. Every year a new class is graduating and we pin our hopes on them being prepared to lead responsible and productive lives. There is not any acceptable excuse for having our school labeled as “persistently low achieving”. Martin Thompson Bristol

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WEDNESDAY April 21, 2010

Volcano From page 1 during the terrible year of 1816. A frustrated Addison County farmer summed up the miserable weather events of 1816 in a letter-to-the-editor published during July in a Burlington newspaper: “(This is) the most gloomy and extraordinary weather ever seen.” The infamous Year Without a Summer spanned the period 1815-16. It was triggered by the Mt. Tambora supervolcanic explosion centered in the far-away Sunda Islands of Indonesia. At the time Mt. Tambora blew its 14,000 ft. stack—between April 5-15, 1815—more than 36 cubic miles of volcanic ash and gases were shot high into the gyres of Earth’s stratosphere. Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull, many geologists are saying, has the potential to repeat Mt. Tambora—in 2010. Within a few weeks and months of April 15, 1815, a mountain-sized cloud of sulphuric ash encircled the northern hemisphere like a death shroud. The ash reduced the amount of sunlight reaching the surface. Air and ground temperatures dropped. The result was an extreme big chill in places such as Vermont. By the summer of 1816, as the ash cloud circulated high above the northern hemisphere, climate changes were destroying vital crops in Europe, the U.S. Northeast, and the eastern Canadian provinces. Among the hardest hit of Northeastern states was Vermont. The state was already struggling after the War of 1812 also known as America’s Second War of Independence against the British. When this climate crisis hit the state’s slowly recovering post-war economy in 1816, it spelled disaster for many Vermonters. Farmers, especially war veterans returning to Vermont fields after the War of 1812, bore the brunt of the natural disaster in the state. According to most Vermont weather records—based largely on newspaper accounts—January and February 1816 were warm and spring like. Such warm winter weather didn’t indicate the terrible summer to come in the Year Without a Summer.


“March (1816) was cold and stormy. Vegetation had gotten well along in April, when real winter set in,” wrote a newspaper reporter. “Sleet and snow fell on 17 different days in May. In June there was either frost or snow every night but three. The snow was five inches deep for several days in succession in the interior of (the Adirondack Mountains in) New York, and from ten inches to three feet in Vermont and Maine. “July was cold and frosty, ice formed as thick as windowpanes in every one of the New England states. August was still worse. Ice formed nearly an inch in thickness and killed nearly everything green in the United States and in Europe.” According to the same reporter, by the spring of 1817, corn prices skyrocketed; the crop price jumped from $5 in 1816 to $10 a bushel in 1817. Observers often wonder why 1815, rather than just 1816, wasn’t as bad a year weather wise. After all, Tambora erupted in April of 1815. But the effects of the volcanic winter were delayed as will occur in 2010-11, following the prolonged Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull eruption. “Well, the answer is that there is a time lag between a volcanic eruption and a change in weather patterns caused by the length of time needed for stratospheric winds to distribute the volcanic dust particles around the world,” according to Dan Suri, a metrologist. Suri’s popular weather-related web site,, receives frequent inquires about the effects of the Year Without a Summer. “The most severe cold snap came in early June and killed the vegetable crop in parts of New England, ruining some farmers. This, and a couple of other cold snaps, each just a few days long, has made the summer of 1816 notorious and infamous, hardly surprising given the far reaching consequences of the unseasonable weather. The worst of the weather and of the effects of the poor weather was in northern New England.” In May 1816, hard frosts killed off most of the crops planted in Vermont. In June two large snowstorms pummeled the state; several deaths resulted. A foot of snow fell in Quebec City in June. The result of the Year Without a Summer was an out-migration from Vermont and elsewhere in northern New England. Farmers, wiped out in the summer of 1816, headed

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Ongoing... MIDDLEBURY — Zumba fitness dance classes now offered all over Addison County and beyond! Zumba is a high-energy class with easy-to-learn moves that will melt the pounds off. Morning, mid-day, and night classes available. Contact Lindsey at 388-3381 or “”. For more information, check out “” or on Facebook “Zumba Addison County & Beyond”. Thursday, April 22 POULTNEY — Annual Poultney Earth Fair - ‘Old Ways, New Days’ at Poultney High School. This annual Earth Day celebration will run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. This year's theme -"Old Ways, New Days" - asks what we can learn from past generations about living more sustainably. SHELBURNE — Shelburne Players final three shows of Garson Kanin's smash comedy "Born Yesterday" will be performed at Shelburne Town Center, 5420 Shelburne Road in Shelburne at 7:30 p.m. Seats are $15 general, $10 seniors and students, except Thursday, when all seats are $10.Reserve tickets by calling 985-0780 (phone service operated by Accu-Rite Payroll Processing) or on line at

Friday, April 23 MIDDLEBURY — If you haven't been to Rosie's yet, you're missing out: Adults 60 and over, call and reserve your place for this months special meal at noon. Suggested donation of $5. Sponsored by CVAA. Call Tracey at CVAA to reserve at 1-800-642-5119 x615. MIDDLEBURY — Musical performance and author talk by Mingmei Yip at 4 p.m. at Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room. Musician and author Mingmei Yip will perform traditional Chinese music on theqin, a 7-stringed zither, and give a brief explanatory lecture. Free.

WEDNESDAY April 21, 2010

SALISBURY — Rummage Sale at the Salisbury Church from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Clothing, Household items, books, much more. Nancy 247-6330. RUTLAND — Middle School Spring Fling Dance @ MSJ from 7-10 p.m. Hosted by the Freshman Class & MSJ Ambassadors, the dance will be open to area 7th and 8th graders. Admission: $5. The Knights of Columbus, 21 Merchants Row. VERGENNES — The Addison County Republicans will hold a "Fantastic Fundraiser Dinner" at the Vergennes Eagles Club. Tickets are available from Republican town chairmen or info at 897-2744. $25/ person or $25/couple. The speaker will be Doctor Frank Bryan, Professor of Political Science at UVM. Gov.r Jim Douglas will attend.

Saturday, April 24 HINESBURG — Author event at Brown Dog Books & Gifts at 11 a.m.: Meet American Elf cartoonist James Kochalka. Bring the kids to meet James Kochalka, creator of Johnny Boo. Free. 482-5189 or RUTLAND — Walk Rutland Guided Walk - especially for participants in the 100 Miles in 100 Days Walking Challenge at 10 a.m. at the Japanese Garden/Eastern Trails in Hubbardton. All ages and dogs on leashes welcome. Call J342-3479. RUTLAND — The Green Mountain Table Tennis Club would like to announce its annual Spring Spectacular Table Tennis Tournament to be held at the Knights of Columbus/Boys & Girls Club gymnasium on 21 Merchants Row. Call Ronald Lewis at 247-5913 or SALISBURY — Rummage Sale at the Salisbury Church from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Clothing, Household items, books, much more. Nancy 247-6330. VERGENNES — The Vergennes Opera House will host an indoor "Sidewalk Sale" 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For one day only, the 1897 theater will be transformed into an indoor market with booths and tables. Free.

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BRISTOL — The One-World Library Project will celebrate their two-year anniversary with a special program Planting Seeds of Hope: An Inspiring Afternoon of Culture and Magic featuring Magicians Without Borders. Holley Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Call 4534147 or see MIDDLEBURY — Spring Concert by the Middlebury Bells Choirs and the Weybridge Parish Bells at the Middlebury Congregational Church at 7 p.m. Free. 545-2474. MIDDLEBURY — Addison County will celebrate Earth Day and spring with a music- and food-filled fair on the Middlebury Town Green from 1 to 4 p.m. following worship services and the Middlebury Maple Run that morning. In event of rain, the fair will be held in St. Stephen’s Church basement. 3889478. VERGENNES — Vergennes Dorchester Lodge F&AM last Sunday of the month breakfast at lodge on School Street 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. All you can eat, pancakes, french toast, bacon, sausage, fries, eggs, juice and coffee.

Tuesday, April 27 MIDDLEBURY — Alan Bennett's "The Habit of Art," starring Michael Gambon and Richard Griffiths at Town Hall Theater at 7 p.m.Tickets, $15 are available through the THT Box Office by calling 382-9222.

Wednesday, April 28 BRIDPORT — Bridport Night Meals Return!!! Rosie's Restaurant is once again catering night meals at the Bridport Grange at 5 p.m. for adults 60 and over and they are starting off with an all time favorite of Chicken-N-Biscuits, Coleslaw, Apple Crisp and Milk. Suggested donation of $5. Sponsored by CVAA. 388-1946. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Godnick Adult Center at 12:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. 775-0568. RUTLAND — Enjoy dinner at Table 24 and help raise money for the homeless animals in Rutland County. Table 24 will donate all tips from the evening to the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS). 4 p.m. until 9 .m. Reservations at 775-2424, 24 Wales S. or

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ADDISON — Residences of Addison extend an invite to their community to discuss the future of our school before the Unified Union reconsideration vote, May 4. Open discussion at the Addison Central School 7 p.m. BRISTOL — YRBS Dialogue Night: 6-7 p.m. in the Mount Abraham Union High School library. Duscussion of the strengths and concerns students identified in the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data for Mt. Abe. Adults and teens welcome. Pizza provided. 543-2333 ext 2016. BRISTOL — MUHS Parent Evening, 7-8:30 p.m., in the Mount Abraham Union High School library. Learn ways to help solve the problem of underage drinking. Psychologist Devon Jersild. 388-5755 or 453-2333. DORSET — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Dorset Nursing Office at 9 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. 775-0568. FAIR HAVEN — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Appletree Apartments at 9:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. 775-0568. RUTLAND — GOP: Rutland City Republicans at South Station Restaurant, 170 South Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Rutland County issues and more. Info at or 775-3277.

Saturday, May 1 BRISTOL — Annual Tag Sale at the First Baptist Church of Bristol from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Furniture, toys, household items, baked goods, hot dogs and more. MIDDLEBURY — Renée Fleming stars in the title role of Rossini's Armida, as a sorceress who enthralls men in her island prison. Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman returns to direct this "buried treasure." Broadcast live from the Met at 1 p.m. at Town Hall Theater. Tickets 382-9222. VERGENNES — Champlain Valley Christian School’s Drama Club presents William Shakespeare’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. at the Vergennes Opera House. Dessert Theater. General Admission $20, Ages 12 and under $10.Tickets on sale at the Opera House, CVCS, Classic Stitching, or Your Turn Consignment Shop. Proceeds benefit the CVCS JR/SR class mission trip to Mexico in May and the Tres Islas Orphanage Fund.

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