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Vermonter urges Leahy, Sanders to put forests to work FAIR HAVEN—Alan Robertson, a Vermont tree farmer and Vermont Woodlands Association board member, returned from a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., last week to urge U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch, to put Vermont’s forests to better use commercially. “Every 1,000 acres of private forests supports an average of eight jobs—that's more than 3.6 million made-in-America jobs nationwide,” Robertson said. He provided a briefing to the news media following his meeting with Vermont’s legislators. Robertson joined 30 other area forest owners as well as staff from the American Forest Foundation on Capitol Hill. The meeting covered a number of issues that are important to ensure that forests continue to provide multiple benefits such as building and other wood-based products, biomass products, clean water, and plantings for carbon-reduction. The State of Vermont is more forested in 2010 than it was in the late 1800s. Among the issues discussed was the U.S. Green Building Council's policy that Roberston claims discriminates against family owned forests and forest products. “Right now, the council only recognizes FSC-certified

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STRIKE UP THE BAND!—The Rutland Town Elementary School Marching Band paraded in the All-State Music Parade in downtown Rutland recently. The all-state event, which attracted bands from around Vermont, was held in Rutland for the first time in recent years.

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Whitney Lamy displays a package of Castleton Crackers with customer U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D. Vt.). CASTLETON—Castleton Crackers’ Middlebury Mapleflavored cracker was featured as the “snack of the day” on the popular Rachael Ray Show, May 17, on CBS-TV. It will appear on the show, again, Aug. 31. Middlebury Maple is a slightly sweet that cracker hints at maple and pairs well with any Vermont cheese, according to owner Whitney Lamy. Castleton Crackers are all natural, handmade and handcracked crackers—Vermont’s only artisan cracker. The crackers come in five traditional flavors: Middlebury Maple, Rutland Rye and Windham Wheat and several new flavors: Putney Pumpkin with dried cranberries and thyme, Richmond Rosemary with cornmeal and sea salt.

CHITTENDEN—Major improvements planned for East Pittsford Station, a Central Vermont Public Service hydroelectric facility, will require slightly lower water levels on Chittenden Reservoir throughout the summer and into the fall. “The water levels will be about 4 feet lower than average, but within the low end of our normal operating range,” CVPS spokesman Steve Costello said. “The reservoir will remain open and accessible for boating, fishing and swimming, but boaters are reminded to use caution when putting in boats and on the water given the natural rock formations scattered throughout the reservoir.” Costello noted that the water levels sometimes fluctuate dramatically at the reservoir, as an inch of rain can quickly raise the water level by a foot. About 17 square miles of mountainous terrain drain into Chittenden Reservoir. “The water levels early in the season will be closer to typical late-summer levels,” Costello said. “The changes won’t be dramatic, but we want to en-

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sure people are aware of them and can plan accordingly. Boaters should pay particular attention as they put in and take out their trailers.” Costello said the water level will range from about 1,488 feet above sea level in May to about 1,487 feet above sea level in early August, when construction will begin. The water level must be lowered in anticipation of the work, which will cost more than $2 million, so major storms can still be managed safely. The project includes electrical equipment and switchgear upgrades at the East Pittsford Station, along with new powerhouse substructure foundation work involving replacement of the 96year -old penstock and pipe network that feeds three turbines at the 3,600kilowatt facility. CVPS balances the operational needs of Chittenden Reservoir by giving first priority to ensuring public and dam safety. The project is expected to last until mid-November, when recommissioning of East Pittsford Station will begin. CVPS owns all the land beneath Chittenden Reservoir and to 2 feet above

the high-water mark all around the lake, along with 75 acres of land that includes the dam and parking area. The reservoir and East Creek are part of an historic generation system. The dam, now in its 101st year of operation, impounds the 700-acre reservoir, which

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It’s time to spay There’s nothing cuter than kittens and puppies until it’s time to find homes for them. Let the Rutland County Humane Society help. Our program is simple and free: If you’re a Rutland County resident, you can bring your mom cat or dog and her kittens or puppies to us at no charge. In exchange, the Humane Society will “Spay the Mom” and return her to you at no cost. The kittens and puppies will be adopted into loving new homes after being spayed and neutered. Please help spread the word if you know of a female cat or dog with kittens or puppies. For more information, call the RCHS shelter at 802-483-6700.

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1 year old. Neutered Male. Hound mix. I am a lively little dog who enjoys playing fetch and going for walks. A fenced in yard will make it easy for you to exercise me but if a leash is all you’ve got, I’ll take it. I do need to brush up on my basic obedience skills and am looking forward to learning new tricks.

1 year old. Neutered Male. Domestic Short Hair Black and White. Yes, but yet another stray and no one calling to find me. I arrived on April 16 and am ready for a new home with someone to make sure I stay inside so I don’t run off again. I love to sit on your lap and sing you a lovely song while getting a brushing. Don’t forget lots of kitty toys to keep me active and entertained.

Tipper 1 year old. Spayed Female. Pit Bull. I am a young dog who is looking for a stable family where I can settle in. I am a little undersocialized and react timidly to new situations but this may all change as I develop confidence in myself and trust in my people. Overall, I tend to avoid the other dogs here and the cats scare me but I do like to play with toys and chase and fetch so a home with no small animals will be required also.

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Forests From page 1 wood—60 percent of that wood is imported. This hurts family forest landowners and the U.S. economy. What's more, by encouraging the use of concrete and steel instead of wood, the council is ignoring locally grown, sustainable wood that is more energy efficient and a renewable resource," Robertson said. The group also discussed the importance of helping families keep their forestland intact through changes to estate tax policy for working forests. High taxes also work against family forestry. It was unknown how Vermont’s two senators and congressman will respond legislatively, through new programs or tax breaks, to support more forest-product development.

Reservoir From page 1 is fed downhill through the penstock to East Pittsford Station, more than 3 miles away. After generating energy at East Pittsford, the water feeds back into East Creek, which flows to the Glen Dam, where flows are conveyed via another penstock to the 2,000-kilowatt Glen Station on the western side of Route 7 in Rutland Town, where it generates power again. The water leaves Glen Station, enters East Creek again, and flows to Patch Pond, where it creates energy for the third time at Patch Station before ultimately flowing into Otter Creek.

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A plant called ‘Gus’: Asparagus tips By Charlie Nardozz and Dr. Leonard Perry As soon as the soil thaws and is dry enough to work in the Rutland County area, plant bare-root asparagus crowns. Choose a spot in full sun for these long-lived perennials. Set roots in a 1-foot-deep trench, then cover roots with a few inches of soil that's been amended with compost. Add more soil as the plants grow until the trench is full. Raised beds dry out faster and warm up more quickly in spring than regular garden beds, so include at least a few in your landscape for early planting. They can be as simple as a flat-topped mound of soil, or as elaborate as decorative stone- and wood-framed beds. Fill them with soil that's been amended with lots of compost. Whatever you choose, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how well plants grow. If your rhubarb plants seem crowded, plan to divide them as soon as the ground thaws. Choose a cloudy, cool day, dig up the whole crown, and break off the young side shoots, trying to keep as many roots intact as possi-

ble. Transplant the mother plant back in the original hole amended with a shovel full of compost, and plant the babies in a full sun location.Harvest the young plants lightly, if at all, the first year. If new shoots of your pear, apple, or hawthorn are blackened as though they were burned, that's a sign of fire blight disease. This bacterial disease, if severe, can eventually kill your trees. To control it, prune off infected areas several inches below the damage. Dip your pruners in a weak bleach solution between pruning cuts to avoid spreading the disease to other trees. You may start to see damage from road salt. To help flush the salt from the soil, water the lawn near roads and walkways several times, especially during dry periods. This will help move the salt down into the subsoil. Once this salt is removed, then you can begin to prepare the thin spots in the lawn for reseeding. Prepare bare-root roses by pruning away any damaged roots, then soak the roots in water for several hours. Dig a hole 18 inches deep and wide, and create a mound of soil

in the center. Place the roots in the hole, arranging them around the mound and adjusting the height so the graft is at or just below ground level. Fill in around the roots, firming soil gently, and water well. Mound mulch over the tops to protect the canes while the roots take hold. After a long winter it's tempting to buy those first seedlings, flowers, and vegetable transplants you see on sale. Just remember these are tender and can be killed easily by

freezing temperatures and frosts. This especially is true as most, early in the season, come from greenhouses or southern climates and haven't been hardened off to cool nights. If you do buy now, make sure to not plant out until the last frost date in Rutland County (through mid-June in the Killington area). Bring plants indoors on cold or frosty nights. If you plant in window boxes and containers, make sure these can be carried indoors too if needed.

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Illegal immigration: A jobs issue for those here legally


rizona's new law, Senate Bill 1070, aimed at removing illegal immigrants from that state is important to Vermonters, too. It is being called all the wrong things by the mainstream media and those portraying themselves as the champions of "immigrant rights". This law is not "racist," nor does it encourage "racial profiling", the terms used by those bent on throwing open our borders and ending American sovereignty. Nor is it "misguided", in the words of President Barack Obama, whose only priority these days seems to be doing whatever it takes to make Democrats the major political party for the foreseeable future. Rule of law? Protecting American jobs? Not on this president's radar. Where is the compassion so generously doled out to illegal immigrants by editorial writers, clerics and those seeking "social justice" for our native-born working poor of every race, creed and color? The unemployment rate among black Americans, for example, hovers around 17 percent. While the media recently noted the economic hardship in the black community wrought by the Great Recession, there was no mention of the role immigration plays. If the Obama administration is serious when it says jobs are a top priority, why is the White House remaining silent about the 7 million illegal immigrants, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, who hold non-agricultural jobs in the construction, manufacturing, transportation and service industries, while 15 million Americans are looking for full-time work? Why is our federal government each month issuing work permits to 125,000 foreigners? Last year, this nation lost 3 million jobs, but the government still issued 1.1 million green cards. Why? Coddling illegal immigrants who demand respect but show none for our immigration laws does not serve the national interest. Dave Gorak Editor’s Note: Opinions expressed by writers of Guest Viewpoints and letters to the editor are not necessarily those of the staff and management of New Market Press.

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WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010

Gesture politics: We the People vs. the Fed


ne of many subjects I didn’t learn enough about during my journey through public school, is about that now front-page-news bureaucracy, the Federal Reserve Sys-

tem. The FRS was relatively obscure years ago and we were duly taught its raison d’etre, which—in language from the Constitution’s Article 1 Section 8—requires the Congress to “…Coin money, regulate the value thereof…” and so on—a task which the legislative branch. Think about the continentals issued during the Revolution or the greenbacks issued during the Civil War. Both caused major inflation. The first were never redeemed and the second were redeemed (but in ways that were part of the reason for the 30-yearlong period of post-Civil War deflation). But those easy one-task days ended in 1978. Then, under Humphrey-Hawkins, Uncle Sam’s workload was at least doubled: it now included, under “monetary policy”, long-term growth as well as the original price stability also labeled “inflation control”. Humphrey-Hawkins has additional goals, not for the fed but for government: primarily “full employment”, “increasing production”, and “balanced trade” objectives. You already know their “success” regarding the first (full employment), which has subsequently been construed to be a collateral fed task; or at the last (balanced trade), which in plain English means action by the legislative branch to prevent overseas balance-of-payments deficits. It just didn’t happen. Given its historical economics performance record, it’s understandable that Congress wouldn’t want to take another try at its constitutionally assigned job any time soon. Those in the legislative branch could never agree on a Bank of the United States, but eventually issued temporary licenses for a first and then a second bank, both as private parties with a side ticket to do public business. Each license expired after 20 years. Thus, from 1789 to 1913, private banks coined money (actually, issued paper bank notes as well as specie coinage); there were ups and downs in inflation and deflation, but the overall record was one of a 12 percent purchasing power decline during efforts to regulate the value of American money. It took $1.12 in 1913 to buy what a dollar bought in 1789, according to the Economic History website. And then, under the notion that Progressive–only experts should run everything in 1913, Congress created a fed entity to do the job for them (and of course more skillfully than the private sector). The Economic History website also reports on the dismal result: the decline in dollar value under Federal Reserve management in the 95 years from 1913 to 2008: 95 percent. It took $22.40 to equal the earlier $1, so you might think that this double-95 is the cause of the present Congressional “Fedangst”—after all, how would a manufacturer with a 95 percent deficient-product output rate fare in the marketplace?. This fact isn’t even mentioned by one critic, Vermont’s own self-admitted socialist U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders nor by his unlikely fellow-critic, Texas libertarian U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (with whom the former declines to co-operate on actual bill language), unless you count a brief passage in Paul’s 2009 book, titled “End the Fed”. I’d guess that every member of the legislative branch (with few glaring exceptions) is sufficiently intelligent and well-informed to know the branch’s own historical aversion to doing its own currency-management job, and to know the sorry 95/95 record of

their own creation, the Fed, in that respect, and thus I’d guess that the “Audit-the-Fed” gambit is gesture politics only, intended as street theatre with a slight risk that it might, if they lose control of the constituent activists, (think Vermont’s recent legislative Shut Down Vermont-Yankee campaign) get out of rhetorical control and into dangerous reality. Suppose that the unwanted actually happens: an audit is voted and hearings begin. Who, then, on the legislative side would speak of the Fed’s own 95/95 record? Would the present Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recite his typical stump-speech actually claiming successful Fed stabilization of the value of the dollar, transparency in governance, and aloofness from mere politics? Presumably, Bernanke would expect no legislator to rebut by reciting the Fed’s $1 then equals $22.40 now record (which currency value decline has continued unabated on his 4-year watch, 8 percent, using Bureau of Labor Statistics data) or the notorious opacity of former Chairman Greenspan’s public comments The Fed chairman is a presidential appointee. Read a few pages from historian Thomas DiLorenzo’s book “Hamilton’s Curse” (pp.187 et seq.) for the history of the Fed’s politically-motivated tweaking of monetary policy timed to the campaign cycle. Here’s a quote from DiLorenzo: “Modern economic research has shown that the Fed has made numerous attempts to create a ‘political business cycle’, basically by using its powers over the money supply to pump up the economy with easy credit just before elections. The economist Robert Weintraub documented how Fed monetary policy shifted to fit the preferences of newly-elected Presidents in 1953, 1961, 1969, 1974, and 1977—all years in which the Presidency changed hands. The policy was based, in other words, not on what was best for the cause of economic growth and [currency] stability but on the Fed Chairman’s desire to please his boss.” Isn’t the same super low-interest rate stimulus policy being played out now? And which legislator would have the gumption to say so? Remember the Community Reinvestment Act? Since 1977 banks must lend to subprime borrowers , requiring governmentsupported enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase the worthless paperwork—now euphemistically labeled a morethan-$1-trillion Fed “asset”. The inevitable collapse started the current downturn, surely a third-rail topic for self-interested legislators. Some non-legislative branch folks want a return, from smart-expert currency management back to a dumb, mathematical gold standard. More about this topic next week. P.S.: As I concluded my efforts on this week’s column, I heard the news from Capitol Hill: the U.S. Senate formally declined to pursue its own Audit-the-Fed promise. Sometimes the actual event does confirm theoretical speculation. P.P.S.: A few days later, I learned that the U.S. Senate approved a diluted audit measure. Why not ask your Vermont U.S. senator, “did you vote to audit the Fed?” Ex-Vermont resident Martin Harris lives in soggy Tennessee.

What happened to E.T.?


f you discount numerous UFO and alien-abduction stories reported since the late 1940s—some fascinating, but all without a jot of proof—there isn’t much reason to suggest that intelligent species exist beyond the Earth. On the other hand, the universe is vast; intelligent civilizations may be widely separated among the less common, Sun-like stars. The idea of communicating By Lou Varricchio with ETs began in earnest during the 1960s. Researcher Frank Drake, considered the father of SETI astronomy (SETI, short for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), hosted the first SETI astronomy conference in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia in 1961. Around the time of the SETI conference, Drake used the big 26-meter diameter radio telescope of the Green Bank, W.Va., observatory to study two Sunlike star systems: Epsilon Eridani and Tau Ceti. I asked Dr. Drake about how he got the idea to use radio to eavesdrop on aliens. Following a suggestion in 1959 by Cornell University physicists Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison, Drake said he proposed listening to two nearby stars at the 1,420 megahertz frequency (1 megahertz is one million cycles per second), the socalled magic frequency of the 21-cm line of neutral hydrogen. This location on the radio dial is now considered the universe’s “waterhole”—the radio frequency at which intelligent species might consider a common place to talk and listen, much like the waterholes of Africa where animals come to drink (and humans came to hunt!). Since hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the universe, Cocconi and Morrison reasoned aliens might transmit radio messages across the void in an effort to establish long-distance communication between the worlds. Drake’s ad hoc effort of listening for ET radio broadcasts was called Project Ozma. “We named it after Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz’s far away realm,” Drake told me. “Needless to say, no alien broadcasts were ever detected over the months we listened to the deep sky.”



Since Project Ozma, SETI experiments have continued in the U.S. and elsewhere—also with no results. SETI research remains a hard sell, especially to elected officials doling out public funds. Public funding for the search for “little green men” has become the third rail of astronomy—witness NASA’s short-lived HRMS or High Resolution Microwave Survey Targeted Search Program of 1992-93. HRMS was ridiculed by so many U.S. Congress members that they ended up canceling the effort, just a year after it began, with considerable media-supported flourish. In the aftermath of the HRMS fiasco, organizations such as the SETI League, and the privately funded SETI Institute of Mountain View, Calif., continue hardcore scientific SETI research . The SETI field has also branched out to include optical SETI, the search for visible alien transmissions—such as laser beams—that might, it’s theorized, be a better means of communications over vast distances than radio. With the SETI, the question remains: do we really want to contact other intelligent species? And will they be friendly or hostile? What’s in the Sky: This week, look north near the constellation Cassiopiea. With binoculars, you can see the open star cluster Stock 2. Draw lines from Miram in Pegasus up to Eps Cas in Cassiopeia to Ruchbah and back to Miram. Object is about 10°12° above the horizon. Many deep space objects here. See clusters NGCs 884 and 869, Mel 13, and Cr 33. Lou Varricchio, M.Sc., is a former senior science writer at the NASA Ames Researcg Center. He is currently NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador in Vermont. You can follow him on Facebook.

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Proctor Place reopens PROCTOR—Proctor Place, the town’s sole senior living facility and located across from the Vermont Marble Museum, has reopened after it was closed due to a lightning strike fire Aug. 21, 2009. The building is owned by the Simpson Company. Funds from VHFA and U.S. HUD financed the reconstruction work. Smoke and water damage kept occupants out of the historic downtown brick building until interior work was completed in late April. Next week: an inside look at Proctor Center.


Chamber of Commerce officials cut the ribbons at two new businesses, April 30

Local school golf program awarded funds The Vermont First Tee National School Program Initiative impacts the lives of kindergarten through fifth graders by teaching a physical educational program that promotes character development and life-enhancing values through golf. The initiative is a statewide golf partnership started in 2008. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Stewart’s Shops collected donations from their customers. The Stewart’s Foundation has matched that amount reaching a total of $1,261,800. Holiday Match dollars are used for programs benefiting children 18 years and under. The Stewart’s Foundation Holiday Match grant will be used to partially finance twelve elementary schools participating in the First Tee National School Program for the 2010 school year: Berkshire Elementary (Richford), Bishop John A. Marshall School (Morrisville), the Dorset School, Middletown Springs Elementary, Orleans Elementary, Poultney Elementary, St. Albans Town Education Center, Stowe Elementary, Thetford Elementary, Tinmouth Elementary, Waits River Valley School (East Corinth), and Wells Village School. The 12 new schools join the 48 schools already taking part in the program. Enrollment in the 60 schools participating in 2010 represents more than 10,000 physical education students.

Students behind in math, science From News Reports Vermont and other U.S. students are behind in math, science, internationally, according to Physics Today magazine. Nationwide, children aren't necessarily getting smarter or dumber, but that might not be good enough to compete globally, according to numbers cited by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Vermont students are no different. Duncan noted a special analysis put out by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2009 that compares 15year-old U.S. students with students from other countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The report says that it found Vermont students placed below average in math and science, and that 16 of the 29 other participating OECD members outperformed their U.S. peers in terms of average scores.

R.C. models at N.Y. fly-in CROWN POINT, N.Y.—Champlain Valley Flyers Club Remote Control (R.C.) Fly-In air show will be held Saturday June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The mini air show will feature R.C. scale-model fixed wing and rotor aircraft. The event is free and open to the public. Concessions available for lunch to benefit the club event at Crown Point, N.Y. From Vermont, take Lake Champlain Ferry across to New York. The small-scale airfield is 1 mile from the ferry on the right. Signs are posted. Call Shelly Becker at 758-2578 for more information.

Seniors can learn balance skills A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. The Godnick Center is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Mondays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. through June 14. Call Lori Hickey at 802-773-1853 to register.

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Tastes of the Valley at 2 Park St. in Brandon: Tom Donahue, EVP/CEO, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Foley, Owner/Wine Maker, Christine Foley, Rep. Joe Acinapura, Lois Acinapura, Sandra Coyle, Janet Mondlak, Executive Director, Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ultimate Workout-Zumba at 150 Woodstock Ave. in Rutland: Front: Tom Donahue, EVP/CEO Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, Tracey Barker, Kevin Coleman, Alderman, City of Rutland, Brandon Cross, Lexi Cross, Kelley Cross, co-owner/instructor, Val Fothergill, co-owner/instructor, Nicole Fothergill, Tabitha Perry, Mary Barker, Gus Louras. Rear: Ruth Louras, Drew Cross, Mark Fothergill, Ed Barker.

Folklife Center scholarships offered By Bob Hooker MIDDLEBURY—Vermont Folklife Center officials announced the continuation of the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program for an eighteenth year. This program was initiated to support Vermont's living cultural heritage and provides stipends of up to $2000 as honoraria and to cover such expenses as materials and travel. Under the auspices of the program, traditional arts such as Yankee fiddling, Abenaki basket making, Franco American singing, and Somali Bantu drum making have

received support. A traditional arts apprenticeship brings teachers and learners together who share a common commitment to keeping these art forms alive. It pairs a master artist who has achieved a high level of expertise in his or her art form with a less-experienced apprentice. The master and apprentice jointly plan when, where, and what they expect to accomplish during the course of the apprenticeship. Apprenticeship schedules reflect the time constraints of both master and apprenticeship and range from short-term, intensive sessions to meetings spread over the course of a year. With funding from the National En-

dowment for the Arts, the over one hundred eighty-three apprenticeships supported during the first 17 years of the program represent a broad spectrum, from the arts of native Abenaki, Yankee, and Franco American regional cultures, to the arts of recent Somali Bantu, Congolese, Tibetan, Bosnian, and Meskhetian refugees. Information and application forms for the Vermont Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program are available from the Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street, Middlebury 05753, 3884964 or online at The deadline for applications for this year's program is July 2.

Douglas touts state’s use of federal funds Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas touted a letter he received last week from chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, James Oberstar (D-Minn.) commending Vermont for ranking first in nation for the percentage of wastewater infrastructure Recovery Act funds put out to bid, under contract, and underway. Vermont has committed all of its wastewater infrastructure funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. “The entire Recovery Act team, from our Office of Economic Stimulus and Recovery to the Department of Environmental Conservation, has done a tremendous job ensuring that we are getting these critical infrastructure funds into our communities and creating jobs expeditiously,” said Douglas.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT The GFWC Orwell Fortnightly Club hosted its annual guest night potluck dinner last week. All members brought a favorite dish to the Orwell Congregational Church basement. Hostess tasks were coordinated by Sue Young, Linda Oaks and Rita Baccei. Joan Korda introduced our guest speaker Steve Buxton of Orwell Historic Society.

“When Congress passed the Recovery Act last year, it was up to the states to implement much of the funding. We are doing our part to get the money into our economy quickly, while being responsible stewards of the public’s resources.” Wastewater infrastructure projects funded through ARRA include the Twin Oaks stormwater project in South Burlington, the combined sewer overflow elimination project in Springfield and a solar panel installation project at the wastewater treatment plant in Montpelier, among others. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Justin Johnson said of the state’s work, “With a combination of smart work and good sense, Vermont was able to identify good projects and get the stimulus funds obligated quickly and efficiently.”



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Vermont “mystery” fossil sparks a scientific debate By Lou Varricchio PANTON — If you’re familiar with Vermont’s famous Champlain Black or Panton Stone — a much sought after landscaping stone found in deposits along Lake Champlain from Vermont and New York to the Canadian border — you may have admired the ubiquitous marine fossils embedded in its dense gray matrix. These ancient reef creatures include a variety of seashells, crablike animals called trilobites, and other invertebrate denizens of the prehistoric deep. Among the Panton Stone’s ancient reef fauna are distinctive, disk-shaped objects commonly called “sunflower coral”. These sunflower-like fossil disks were a big part of the local reef community and are frequently found in western Addison County— some grew up to three feet or more in diameter. Regarding the ancient makers of the unusual disks, scientists have been debating the origin question since this fossil was first discovered in the early 19th century. While some have identified the fossil as coral, others have identified it as a kind of hard porifera or sponge built up by tiny, protozoa-like critters. Today, most fossil experts believe “sunflower coral” was the product of green sea algae — unicellular and colonial plants. If their theory is correct, then the layered, accretionary disks found in Vermont were built up by prehistoric algae absorbing minerals and nutrients via sea water and then expelling the waste to build up porous mounds. A few fossil-collecting mavericks consider “sunflower coral” as a kind of mysterious quasi-sponge, but they are unable to pin down exactly what tiny vanished critters created the calcite structures. But even with most researchers now favoring green algae as the source of “sunflower coral” found in the Panton Stone — with a few porifera holdouts — it remains to be officially classified to any biological phyla. In 1830, French zoologist Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville gave the fossil its Latin, scientific name, Receptaculites (pronounced: receptacle-eye-tees), named for the hundreds of tiny receptacle-like chambers found in the disks. De Blainville also helped date the Panton Stone fossil — and its fellow turned-tostone reef lifeforms — to approximately 480-450 million years ago. Receptaculites has been described by an author of a college geology textbook as “a double-spiral radiating pattern of rhombus-shaped plates supported by spindle-like meroms that grew on the seafloor. Fossils can usually be identified by the intersecting patterns of clockwise and counterclockwise rows of plates or stalk spaces.” (Translation of the above definition for the layman: In geometry, a rhombus is a quadrilateral shape with four sides of equal length. In zoology, meroms are tiny structures, made of calcium carbonate, secreted by tiny lifeforms that provided a stable structure for the colony. Curiously, meroms are not found in any other group of organisms, living or extinct.) “Receptaculitids are the least known fossils,” according to a report by Dr. Matthew H. Nitecki, former curator of the University of Chicago’s Field Museum in Chicago. “Their demise was gradual in the fossil record, but they were a major component of massive organic buildups and were an important rockbuilding element. Beyond these facts, it is an unexplainable fossil group.” However, in the opinion of Dr. Char Mehrtens, professor and

Veteran amateur fossil hunter John Fortier of Rutland displays a 480-million-year-old fossil Receptaculites he uncovered in the Chazy Reef Formation of Panton. Inset: Closeup of 480-million-year-old Receptaculites showing tiny pores or “receptacles” causing early biologists to classify the fossil as a sponge. Photo by Lou Varricchio

chairwoman of the University of Vermont’s Department of Geology, the Receptaculites mystery has been solved. She has been studying fossils of the Champlain Valley for 28 years, most of her academic career. The veteran, award-winning Vermont geologist says the unique local fossil—found in rocks here and in Russia, China, Japan and Australia—is neither sponge nor coral. “Receptaculites is found in Panton Stone, a Middle Ordovician limestone,” she said. “Paleontologists can tell the difference between the wall structures of sponges and calcareous algae to determine the origin of this fossil. Calcareous algae make little ‘plates’ of calcite, fused together. Sponges have very loosely constructed walls of little spikes, called spicules.” And that’s why Mehrtens believes Receptaculites was made by sea algae. Mehrtens said her current research at UVM is focused on the evolution of the northern Appalachians, notably the Green Mountain range. “I am particularly interested in how the rocks of our region record the history of ocean-basin opening, closing, and the formation of mountains,” she said. “Right now, I have a graduate student starting her master’s research on the Middlebury, Orwell, and Panton limestones — she will study the age, environment of deposition, and burial history of these rocks.” Check it Out: For safe, accessible examples of Vermont’s Panton Stone, visit the exhibits of the UVM Perkins Museum of Geology. For a fine example of Panton Stone used in attractive landscape design, look for the low rock wall near the entrance to Middlebury College’s new main library. Middlebury’s downtown bridge, built in the 1800s is made up, in part, of Panton Stone. A few fossils, including fragments of Receptaculites, may be seen in these rocks. Warning: Fossil collecting without the landowner’s permission is illegal in Vermont. State property also has severe restrictions regarding rock, mineral and fossil collecting. Before collecting any natural object, ask permission. Special thanks to Dr. Char Mehrtens of UVM and the research staffs of the Middlebury College Armstrong Science Library and Ilsley Public Library for assistance in preparing this article.


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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater's Festival of Music with Handel, Mozart, and the winner of the 2010 Young Artist Solo Competition, 8 pm. Tickets, $25/$20 seniors/$8, 802382-9222.

Saturday, May 22

BRIDPORT — Bridport Central School-Playground Fundraiser Yard Sale: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. , also 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 802-758-2331. BRISTOL — The Mt. Abraham UHS Track & Field Team is sponsoring a 5K walk/run event. 802-453-4999. MOUNT HOLLY — Baked Ham supper at Odd Fellows Hall in Belmont. $10 admission for adults, $5 for kids under 11. 802-259-2679. RUTLAND — UPS Benefit Breakfast Buffet for United Way of Rutland County at South Station Restaurant from 710 a.m. $10/person.

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LINCOLN — The Lincoln Historical Society Museum will open for the 2010 season from 1-5 p.m. and will be open every second and fourth Sunday until October. Free.

MIDDLEBURY — Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres with the cast of “The Pearl Fishers” followed by a concert of arias. At Middlebury Inn, 5 p.m. Tickets, $25, 802-382-9222.

Monday, May 24

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Wednesday, May 26

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Thursday, May 27

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LINCOLN — Annual Town Wide Lawn Sale sponsored by Weathervane United Elderly Housing, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. 802-453-4280. NEW HAVEN — Town Wide Lawn and Garage Sales, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 802-453-5978 or 802-453-3516. SOUTH STARKSBORO — S.B. Flea Market, Bake Sale and Bottle Drive, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Jerusalem Schoolhouse. 802-453-4573

Sunday, May 30

PITTSFORD— Amazing Sale: Remainder of estate, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Maclure Library. 802-483-0074. VERGENNES — Vergennes Dorchester Lodge F&AM Breakfast, School Street lodge, 7:30-10 a.m.

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RUTLAND — Vermont Christian riders, 6 p.m., at Denny's. All welcome.

Thursday, June 3

CASTLETON — The Castleton Community Center will be offering an introductory painting course led by art teacher Linda Tuscano, 1-2 p.m. 802-469-3093. MIDDLEBURY — Twist O' Wool Guild Meeting, 6– 9 p.m. at the American Legion on Wilson Way. 802-453-5960.

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Cries for Pope Benedict XVI to step down over the priest abuse scandal are not about righting wrongs, but about silencing a man and a church. Pope Benedict and the Catholic Church have tried valiantly to defend a biblical understanding of sexuality, marriage, and the family from the onslaught of our secular society. This society not only tolerates but celebrates all kinds of evil under the guise of diversity. First the family, and now faith itself, is under attack. They won’t admit it, but ultimate aim of those persecuting the Catholic Church in the media is to undermine people’s faith in God. Though a non-Catholic, I have met the Pope several times and always marveled at his faith. This faith is more than a feeling; it is a conviction that mandates both speech and action. It has earned him life-long hatred and opposition. In spite of this, he has met evil with good, and advocated for peace by forgiving. Jesus himself said, “Blessed are you when people insult you and say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” In his letter to the Irish church, the Pope makes it clear that he is ashamed of the church’s failings, and that he has taken concrete steps to address the abuses which have been revealed. Yet he is right in noting that no victim will be helped by exploiting scandal. Jesus condemns sin, but then points to forgiveness. Compassion for victims includes helping them forgive the offender so that they can move on with their lives. Without such forgiveness, healing can never take place. Instead of targeting the Pope, we should begin to address the root causes of sexual abuse—a society and an entertainment industry that will cross any boundary for the sake of making money. Rev. Johann Christoph Arnold Senior Pastor Church Communities International Rifton, N.Y.

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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: 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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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. 5-15-2010 • 56621

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The 2010 Elvis Festival returns to the Lake George Forum

June 3 - 6, 2010 June 3, 2010 (7:30 PM) Opening Night Ceremony in Shepard Park Join us for the free opening night kickoff to the 2010 Elvis Festival in Shepard Park alongside beautiful Lake George. Cost: FREE Location: Shepard Park, Lake George June 3, 2010 (9:00 PM - 11:30 PM) Opening Night Party at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery Come start off the weekend right at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery. Cost: Free admission with a BSP Location: Adirondack Pub & Brewery June 4, 2010 - June 6, 2010 Elvis Collectibles Sale Buy great Elvis merchandise from a variety of vendors. Open throughout our shows at the Lake George Forum. Cost: Free with Show Admission or Blue Suede Pass Location: Lake George Forum June 4, 2010 (10:00 AM - 6:30 PM) First Round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition® This is the first round of a three day competition which serves as a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® held each year in Memphis. Cost: $15 / Free with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Lake George Forum June 4, 2010 (8:00 PM) Tribute to Rock and Roll History Join many of your favorite Elvis Tribute Artists and other talented performers as they take to the stage as Elvis and other Rock and Roll legends. Several performers, including last year’s Elvis Festival winner Matt Joyce, will present their tribute to Elvis. The show will also feature Irv Cass as Tom Jones, Robert Washington as James Brown, Steve Bobbit as Rod Stewart, James Begley as Buddy Holly and Jesse Aron as Roy Orbison. It will be a great night of Rock and Roll music, backed up by the Change of Habit Tribute Band and Master of Ceremonies Ronny Craig. Doors open at 7 PM. Cost: $35 - $165 Location: Lake George Forum June 4, 2010 (11:00 PM) Elvis After Hours Party Our late night events are informal ways to gather with your favorite TAs and maybe even get a chance to sing along! Cost: Free with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Boardwalk Restaurant in Lake George June 5, 2010 (9:00 AM) Elvis Classic Car Parade Cost: Free Location: Lake George Village to the Lake George Forum June 5, 2010 (10:00 AM - 6:30 PM) Second Round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Competition® This is the second round of a three day competition which serves as a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® held each year in Memphis. Cost: $15 / Free with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Lake George Forum June 5, 2010 (12:00 PM - 06:00 PM) Elvis Around Town Travel around Lake George to see your favorite Elvis Tribute Artists performing at various bars and restaurants! Cost: Free with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Throughout the Lake George Region June 5, 2010 (1:30 PM) Elvis aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha The Minne sails three times today with Elvis Aboard at 1:30 PM, 3 PM, and 4:30 PM. Call the Lake George Steamboat Company at 518-668-5777 to make your reservations. Cost: $5 off with your Blue Suede Pass Location: Leaving from Steel Pier June 5, 2010 (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM) Elvis Dinner at the Shoreline Restaurant Listen to some of the Elvis Tribute Artists while you enjoy dinner at one of Lake George’s favorite restaurants. Special Elvis themed menu available. Cost: No Cover Charge Location: Shoreline Restaurant June 5, 2010 (8:00 PM) Elvis is Back starring Shawn Klush Shawn Klush returns to Lake George for this celebration of Elvis’ life and music, joined by New England Elvis Festival Champion Jim Barone, the Change of Habit Tribute Band and Master of Ceremonies Ronny Craig. In the opening set, Jim will pay tribute to Elvis’ early years and the music he created when he returned from the Army. In the second set we travel from the beginning of Elvis’ Vegas years to the end of his career, as Shawn performs Elvis’ greatest hits in the way only he can. Doors open at 7 PM. Cost: $45 - $165 Location: Lake George Forum June 5, 2010 (11:00 PM) Elvis After Hours Party Our late night events are informal ways to gather with your favorite TAs and maybe even get a chance to sing along! Cost: Free with a Blue Suede Pass Location: King Neptune’s Pub, Lake George June 6, 2010 (9:30 AM - 12:00 PM) Elvis Gospel Music Competition A new event for 2010 presented by the Adirondack Journal, Denton Publications and the Spotlight Newspapers. Many of your favorite Elvis Tribute Artsts will take to the stage to compete for the Tribute to Elvis Gospel Music Trophy. Cost: $15 / FREE with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Lake George Forum June 6, 2010 (1:00 PM - 5:30 PM) Competition Finals and Awards This is the final round of a three day competition which serves as a preliminary qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest® held each year in Memphis. Sponsored by the Adirondack Journal, Denton Publications and the Spotlight Newspapers. Cost: $15 / FREE with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Lake George Forum June 6, 2010 (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM) Festival Wrap Party Celebrate the end of the festival! Cost: Free with a Blue Suede Pass Location: Dockside at Steel Pier (Lake George)

Tickets for all events still available! For a complete schedule of events or to purchase your tickets, visit our website at: or call 518-681-7452

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