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Feb. 15-21, 2017


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Left: This sculpture was created by local artist and ArtisTree gallery director Adrian Tans, for a previous Vermont Flurry sculpture contest. Above: Blocks of snow sit on Woodstock’s Village Green, awaiting sculptors to turn them into pieces of arts.

Vermont Flurry scheduled for Feb. 17-19 Feb. 17-19—WOODSTOCK—Currently scheduled for President’s Day weekend, Feb. 17-19, Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree present the Vermont Flurry Snow Sculpture Contest on the Woodstock Green. As always, this event is weather-dependent and may

be rescheduled on short notice. At press time, a winter storm had just dumped a wealth of snow on the area, but weather forecasts were looking at temps in the 40s for that weekend. Stay tuned to for the most up-to-date news on the event.

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During the weekend of the festival, the Woodstock Village Green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts. Cheer on professional snow sculpting teams as they compete to create large, stunning sculptures, and be amazed as these

works of art come to life over a threeday period. Spectators can even vote for their favorite “Peoples’ Choice” pick, to be announced Sunday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. Voting ends at 12:30 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

Living A.D.E. = arts, dining and entertainment This weekly section features a variety of activities, events and entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. Are you hosting an event? Anniversary party? Kick-off? Benefit? Community gathering? Share it with the Mountain Times. Email With a weekly readership of 20,000+ your event is sure to be a success!

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GMC welcomes Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D. as scholar-in-residence Public invited to free presentation by renowned radio host and “Dietitian on a Mission” Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.—POULTNEY—Nationally known “Food Sleuth,” radio host, speaker and award-winning writer Melinda Hemmelgarn, M.S., R.D., will soon be helping Green Mountain College and people in the surrounding community to “think beyond their plates.” Green Mountain College, the nation’s numberone college for sustainability based education, announced that Ms. Hemmelgarn will be the 2017 scholar-in-residence for students completing their Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS). In addition to working with each student Feb. 15-18, she will be making a free public presentation, “Food System Literacy: Thinking Beyond Our Plates to Find Food Truth (A Moral Imperative)” Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. in the college’s Ackley Hall. The community is invited to meet this “Dietitian on a Mission” and learn how their food and farming practices affect their health and environment. “We are thrilled to give

our graduate students the opportunity to learn from Melinda Hemmelgarn,” said Dr. Robin Currey, MSFS Program Director. “She is an engaging speaker, accomplished educator and passionate humanitarian. In addition, she shares our mission of fostering a sustainable society through a more purposeful approach to food and farming.” Ms. Hemmelgarn said of her time at GMC: “In our new political atmosphere of ‘fake news,’ ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative facts,’ we citizens need critical questions to find ‘food truth.’ That’s what I hope to bring to the students and larger community.” Ms. Hemmelgarn has more than 35 years’ experience in clinical, academic, and public health nutrition. Recognizing the power of media to influence food choice, she created and directed the Nutrition Communication Center at the University of MissouriColumbia, and blazed the trail blending media literacy with nutrition education. She wrote a weekly


newspaper column for 25 years, and hosted “Food Sleuth” TV on community access television. Her weekly “Food Sleuth” radio program is syndicated through Pacifica and Public Radio Exchange, and ranks among the nation’s top “green food radio shows.” In 2004, Ms. Hemmelgarn was awarded a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellowship, which allowed her to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Union of Concerned Scientists Science Network, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a leader within the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition practice group, where she created and chairs the annual “HEN Film Feastival.” In 2014, Today’s Dietitian Magazine named her one of the nation’s “Top 10 Dietitians Making a Difference,” and in 2015, she received the “Excellence in Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Leadership” award from her Academy peers.



18 TORCHLIGHT PARADE & FIREWORKS Enjoy a pyrotechnics show at 7:30 p.m. in the Okemo Clock Tower base area. An amazing torchlight parade of skiers and riders traversing Okemo’s Open Slope trail precedes the fireworks show.


Guests may tap into their inner Picasso while enjoying an adult beverage as a local artist offers step-by-step instructions to create a work of art worthy of framing. $50 includes supplies. Visit to buy tickets. Presented by William Raveis Real Estate Vermont Properties.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science offers this firsthand raptor encounter with live falcons, hawks and owls focuses on the natural history, ecology and adaptations of these efficient predators. 7 p.m. in the Roundhouse at Jackson Gore. Free admission.

Vermont ski writer Karen Lorentz to sign books in Ludlow Saturday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.— LUDLOW—Vermont author, ski writer, and journalist Karen Lorentz will be at the Book Nook in Ludlow Saturday, Feb. 18, signing books from 2-4 p.m. Lorentz is the author of “Okemo, All Come Home,” “Killington, A Story of Mountains and Men,” “The Great Vermont Ski Chase,” and “Good Vermonters.” She was also editor-in-chief of “Tips, Turns, and Tales,” an anthology of 50 years of ski writing.  All five books will be available and if anyone purchases an Okemo or Killington book on this date, they can choose a free copy of one of the three paperbacks. The Okemo and Killington books are limited edition hardcovers that trace the respective ski area’s history from inception to their current owners. Each is a coffee-table sized book with 364 pages, including 32 pages of color photographs and more than 200 blackand-white photographs.  Lorentz is a contributor to the Mountain Times,, Okemo Magazine, Rutland Magazine, Skiing History Magazine, and the Rutland Herald, among others. She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Skiing History Association for excellence in ski journalism and has received Harold Hirsch


awards from the North American Snowsports Journalists Association for book and feature writing as well as a Snowsports Industry America award for feature writing. She is currently working on a history of Vermont skiing and would enjoy meeting anyone with an interesting story or bit of ski history to share. Readers are welcome to bring in previously purchased books for inscriptions or to pre-order a book for signing through The Book Nook, 802228-3238.

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A fun evening of ice skating with a live DJ, games and fun for the whole family in Okemo’s Ice House skating pavilion at Jackson Gore. Admission fee charged. Skate rentals are available.


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Bruce in the USA channels the Boss himself, as they portray Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in concert.

Bruce Springsteen tribute band to perform at the Pickle Barrel Thursday night Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.—KILLINGTON—The preeminent Bruce Springsteen tribute band Bruce in the USA will appear in concert Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Pickle Barrel Nightclub in Killington. The show is open to anyone 21 years of age and older. Bruce in the USA is a high-energy musical experience with note-perfect and visually authentic recreations of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band concert. Matt Ryan, from the world famous Legends In Concert cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years in their full scale Las Vegas show. His amazing portrayal of the Boss and jaw-dropping resemblance brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce in the USA show. Bruce in the USA consists of seasoned world class

professional musicians. The show has hosted musicians from Queen, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oats, Joe Cocker, and many more. This high-end, powerhouse band is billed as the world’s no. 1 tribute to Springsteen and the E Street Band’s musical legacy. Fans can expect nonstop hits like “Born To Run,” “Dancing In The Dark,” “Hungry Heart,” “Cover Me,” “Streets Of Philadelphia” and more. Tickets can be purchased online, at JAX Food & Games, or at the Pickle Barrel during business hours. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance. Doors open at 8 p.m. The Pickle Barrel is located midway on the Killington Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 802-422-3035. 

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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the Freelance Family Singers Community Chorus of Woodstock will begin practicing for its May concerts. The weekly Tuesday rehearsals are held at the First Congregational Church, 36 Elm St., Woodstock, 7-9 p.m  All ages may participate and there are no auditions. There is a small participation fee with scholarships available. Directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, the chorus presents a wide variety of music. For more information, call 802-457-3980.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 7:15 p.m.—RUTLAND— A song circle and jam session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland, 7:15-9:15 p.m. The song circle welcomes singers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners. A song-

book of popular folksongs encourages group singing. Donations are welcome. The Godnick Adult Center is located at 1 Deer St., Rutland. For further information, call Jack Crowther at 802775-1182 or visit

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“Welcome to Leith” sparks conversation on domestic terrorism, racism By Julia Purdy

“Welcome to Leith” is a documentary written, directed and coproduced by Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker and released Dec. 15, 2015. It had two showings on Jan. 28 in the Billings Farm & Museum free film series. About 100 people attended the screenings. The documentary shows a side of American life that is unfamiliar to most people: the world and mindset of the white supremacy movement. Darlyne Franzen, Billings Farm & Museum vice-president said, “a number of people who saw the film said, ‘This is appropriate.’ It struck us as being a very thoughtful, well-done, evenhanded documentary in that it gave real closeups and personal engagement with both sides. … It certainly wasn’t a feelgood movie … maybe a warning of things to come.” Craig Cobb is a well-known white supremacist who was run out of both Canada and Estonia for promoting race hatred. After attempts to buy property around North Dakota were rebuffed, he began buying up vacant properties in 2012 in Leith, N. D., pop. 24, with a plan to establish an enclave for neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Filmed over an eight-month period, the documentary features footage and extensive interviews with Cobb, his neoNazi cohort Kynan Dutton, townspeople, the mayor and sheriff, and city council members. Folks think he is just another middleaged loner, until Dutton moves in with his family. Dutton served in Afghanistan and sports a spotty Hitler mustache that looks like a dirt smudge. He and his girlfriend have one child. Like Cobb, he is very articulate and has all the arguments lined up. He and Cobb post neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and similar flags in front of their houses and daub swastikas on trees. He recruits others to move to Leith via the white nationalist websites. Cobb argues his “simple right to live in an all-white community” but begins persecuting his neighbors, gathering personal information on them. Neighbors feel threatened and begin carrying weapons. Meanwhile, a “town meeting” brings scores of people from all over North Dakota to confront Cobb, and the National Socialist Movement (neo-Nazis) shows up to defend him. He openly states his goal is to take over the town government. His group feels persecuted, he charges, and he decries “white Americans hitting on other white Americans.”

The stalemate escalates, both sides feeling “this is our home.” As the townspeople try to work within the law, Cobb reacts personally. Dutton and Cobb decide to patrol the neighborhood, walking through town carrying loaded rifles. Dutton’s girlfriend is following them with her phone camera to create a record of whatever might happen. The sheriff arrives and has a quiet chat with Cobb, asks him if the gun is loaded (it is) and if a shell is in the chamber (it’s not), then tells them to go back home, and they do. His defiant attitude and mysterious, menacing presence puts the town to the test, but the community proves stronger than he is. Cobb’s properties are derelict, without running water or sewer. Saying “the more barriers the better,” the city council unanimously passes a new ordinance to require all residences to have city water and sewer. The city serves Cobb with a warning, which he defies, and the property is ultimately

a right to own property. He does have a right to declare, you know, his beliefs the same as we do … It’s not something that we need to agree with him on.” But townspeople, especially single moms, are wanting to know if law enforcement will be able to protect them. Law-abiding citizens, outliers and outlaws alike often end up living next door to each other as they seek out the same kind of environment, a haven where they just want to be left alone. Everyone seem to lives in or moved to Leith because of the relative freedom and openness of the High Plains, and to get away from the problems of the cities. The lone African-American man has a white wife and enjoys the esteem of his neighbors. But for hate groups, this often means selecting sleepy, out-of-the-way little towns with weak law enforcement and lots of places to hide or slip in and out undetected. It’s not hard to understand why law-

“I LOOKED FOR THE YOUNG, SCARED WHITE KIDS WHO JUST WANTED A GROUP TO FIT IN WITH,” LEYDEN SAID. MANY WERE ABUSED OR EMOTIONALLY ABANDONED IN CHILDHOOD. seized and set on fire by the city. Arrested on charges of felony terrorism, Cobb’s bail is set at $1 million. At the preliminary hearing, the neighbors arrive armed to the teeth, anticipating retaliation. After a plea agreement, Cobb is released wearing a GPS anklet on April 29, 2014, on four years’ probation and time served. The full story can be read on Wikipedia, with full citations. As an ironic footnote, for the Tricia Goddard Show’s Race in America series, in 2013 Cobb agreed to a DNA analysis to confirm his Aryan genetic identity and the results showed him to be only “86 percent European,” the rest being “sub-Saharan African.” He took the news gracefully in public but called it “junk science” and refused to give Goddard a fist bump as Goddard and another guest, both black women, and the audience were convulsed with laughter. When he left Leith, he moved on to Red Cloud, Neb., where the scenario was repeated. The latest news on Craig Cobb is that he has been trying to buy a disused church in Nome, N.D. (pop. 62), southwest of Fargo. As the Nome city auditor Alice Capman told, “He does have

abiding townspeople, even those who fit the rugged Westerner stereotype, would not want such an element moving into town. White supremacist cells have a reputation for fomenting extreme violence; in fact, it is part of their credo. But they usually try to establish a safe haven for their recruits and followers, far from nosy reporters, prying government agencies and the scenes of their hate crimes. The Pacific Northwest (PNW) has long been favored for those reasons, although the remoter parts of the Midwest, South and Northeast are also areas of choice. These regions have also historically been predominately white. Many of the leaders are not native to those areas but may have ties there. In 1985, Ricky Cooper moved his threemember National Socialist Vanguard (NSV) from Salinas, Calif., to Goldendale, in eastern Washington, another peaceful rural area. He planned to make Goldendale the seat of “Wolfstadt,” which would rule over an all-white “Eastern Empire.” The townspeople were dismayed; Klickitat County officials worried about a potential takeover of the town. NSV is now operating out of The Dalles, Oregon, pop. 13,520, perched above the Columbia River, with miles of empty territory around it. In 1999, Chevie Kehoe and associates tried to set up a new nation-within-anation that they called the Aryan Peoples Republic, financed by a crime spree from Ohio and Arkansas to Washington state that included several murders and the bombing of the Spokane, Wash., city hall.

Kehoe was raised in a Christian Identity family in Yaak, Mont. The unrepentant Kehoe was convicted in 1999 on conspiracy and racketeering charges and three counts of murder, which won him three consecutive life sentences in prison. An especially high-profile case involved the Aryan Nation-Church of Jesus Christ Christian, founded and presided over by Richard Butler, a retired engineer, at his compound in tiny Hayden Lake, Idaho (current pop. 574), just a half-hour drive from Spokane. According to the Spokesman-Review of Aug. 22, 2000, over three decades Butler taught that the Aryan “race” was under siege. Several future white supremacist leaders passed through Hayden Lake, who, like Butler, left mayhem behind them as they tried to build and finance their activities with robbery, murder and bombings. Some are still serving time, but Butler’s long trail of crimes, lawsuits, and trials usually ended with acquittal or dropped charges. A notable example was the arrest of Butler and 12 other leaders in 1987 on federal sedition charges, for which they were acquitted. Meanwhile, he recruited and nurtured hundreds of followers, known as “skinheads” — usually younger males — but disclaimed all responsibility for what they did, off-compound. One adoring young follower wrote Butler: “If you say ‘Frog,’ I’ll jump. … Next to Christ, you are the greatest man to ever walk the face of the Earth.” His followers often fit the lone-wolf profile of an apparently unaffiliated shooter acting out an extreme belief. Sometime in the 1990s, a young skinhead got off a Greyhound bus at the Spokane terminal, walked inside, and opened fire on an interracial couple who were browsing at the newsstand. (They survived.) But in 1998, his security guards opened fire on a local mother and son who were not connected with the Nation and happened to be driving past the compound on a public road. Victoria Keenan later testified that she stopped the car so her son could retrieve his wallet, which had fallen out of the car, and the 21-year-old Datsun backfired. Thinking they heard gunfire, several heavily armed guards stormed down to the road in a pickup. The Keenans fled in their Datsun, but the guards shot out a tire and the Datsun went into the ditch. The guards were on top of the Keenans, dragging them out of the car, beating them up and screaming at them. The guards finally backed off, saying they did so because both Keenans were white. Butler died in 2004. Fighting racism Civil rights attorney Morris Dees Jr. and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) have a goal: to destroy these groups by winning settlements or fines that bankrupt the groups, repossess their property, and demoralize them. The nemesis of white supremacist criminals, Dees had a Welcome review, page 49

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15th Annual • February 17-25, 2017 Courtesy of Paramount Theatre

Momix dance company will perform “Opus Cactus” at Paramount Theatre this week.

What’s happening at the Paramount Theatre this week RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre has a week of entertainment on deck that will entice and entertain all ages, including cult fans. Thursday, Feb. 16 sees the dance group Momix, a company of dancer-illusionists founded and directed by Moses Pendleton, known internationally for presenting works of astounding inventiveness and physical beauty. They will be performing a show called “Opus Cactus.” Each production focuses not only on the beauty of the human form, but also the beauty of nature, music, scenography, and life itself. Momix’s productions are carefully crafted to assimilate a multitude of various elements in each and every show. The show is perfect for all ages, and for all occasions. Children love the fun and magical props and costumes, parents can appreciate the subtle beauty in the imagery, and young couples can see the romance in a simple duet. Watching the show alone allows for deep internal reflection, or sharing the experience with a friend can bring discussion and debate about the mysteries and secrets of the show. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $42. Moving on to the cult classic show, Let It Be, a Celebration of the Music of the Beatles will hit the theater Sunday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You” and “Drive My Car,” as well as global mega-hits “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together” and, of course, “Let It Be.” Travel back to the magical 60s when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends. Tickets are $49. For more information on either show, visit or call the box office at 802-775-0903.

Master gardner to discuss growing hops

Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Rutland County Master Gardeners invite the public to learn about growing hops for the home or farm. Julian Post, who manages the UVM Extension research hop yard at Borderview farm in Alburgh with Extension agronomist Heather Darby, will be speaking at the Godnick Center on

Deer Street in Rutland at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20. He has been working with Vermont hop growers for three years to increase yields, better manage disease, and plan successful businesses. Current hop research includes fertility trials, wild hop trials, and early-season disease management through hop “crowning.”



Friday 2/17 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Tuesday 2/21 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday​Night​ Community​Skate​



Ice skating, activities, snacks, and hot cocoa. Sponsored by: Rutland City Church ​FREE​

Saturday 2/18 10:00 – 2:00 PM


Snow​Sculpture​ Contest

Large sculpture contest, Skating, Marshmallow toasting (B&G Club) hot dogs (Shriner’s), Small sculptures for kids with sculpting, colors, materials, etc. Hosted by: Carpenter and Costin & Come Alive Outside ​ REE​for​spectators​|​ F $​Competitors​​(PRE-REG)

Sunday 2/19 10:00 – 2:00 PM



Snow shoeing, skating, Teddy Bear Carry, ColCyle Fatbike demos and other. Hosted by: Rutland Rec & Parks ​FREE​

Monday 2/20 11:00 AM


Frosty​Feet​5K​Run/ Walk​for​Autism​ Awareness Hosted by: Rutland Rec & Parks


Cardboard Sledding Challenge, sledding down Center Street, music. Hosted by: Downtown Rutland Partnership. ​FREE​

Wednesday 2/22 6:30 – 8:30 PM MERCHANTS​HALL

Freeze​Frame​Youth​ Film​Contest​​ Grades K-12 enter a creative 5 minute film by Feb 8th. Top entries to be premiered for a chance to win on Feb 22. Hosted by: Rutland Rec and Parks and PEGTV FREE​(PRE-REG)​

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Thursday 2/23 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Friday 2/24 4:30 – 8:00 PM



Snow Sculptures, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Sledding, Snowshoeing, *Snowboarding, *Cross Country Skiing, *Ice Skating, Kid’s Snow Activities by Wonderfeet, Warming Fire and Hot Cocoa. *Bring your own equipment. Some events will be weather permitting.


Saturday 2/25 5:30PM THE​PALMS

Wonderfeet​ Winter​Dance

The Winterfest Dance for Loved Ones and Little Ones. Kids will dress up and dance the evening away with their favorite adult. All proceeds benefit Wonderfeet Kids Museum. To purchase tickets or for more details visit www. wonderfeetkidsmuseum. org/winterdance $15​PER​COUPLE


Vacation​Movie:​ Finding​Dory

Must pick up tickets in advance at local HFCU branch. Tickets available starting February 8th. Hosted by: Heritage Family Credit Union FREE




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Its Cajun night at Chandler Music Hall Friday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m.—RANDOLPH—Heat up a cold winter’s evening with a few hours of Cajun food, music, and dancing at Chandler on Friday, Feb. 17. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with music and dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. there will be brief instruction on how to dance the two-step for those who are interested in learning. Live music will be provided by Yankee Chank, with cash bar by Valley Bowl. Bill Koucky, Gifford Medical Center’s new chef, will be catering the 6 p.m. Cajun meal. Yankee Chank, a group of musicians from throughout Vermont and New England, has been entertaining audiences and dancers for 20 years, providing the energy, swing, and toe-tapping rhythms of the traditional Cajun and Zydeco of Southwest Louisiana. The band

includes well-known members of the Vermont contra and traditional music scene: Bob Naess on fiddle, Cannon Labrie on accordion, Jim Burns on guitar, Mark Sustic on bass, and June Drucker on drums. Drawn together by a passion for traditional Cajun and Zydeco music, Yankee Chank has been livening weddings, festivals, nightclubs, community gatherings, parties, and other events throughout New England since their debut at First Night Burlington in 1996. Individually and as a group, the band has learned from and performed with many of the most influential Cajun musicians in Louisiana, including Dewey Balfa, Conray Fontenot, Marc and Ann Savoy, Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil, Geno Delafose, and others. The group offers an immersion into Cajun music,

specializing in traditional Cajun French two-steps and waltzes as they continue to be played in the rural dance halls and honky-tonks of the South, with some Zydeco thrown in for extra spice. Chef Bill Koucky recently took a position at Gifford Medical Center, but has taught at the New England Culinary Institute and catered the Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival, featuring Cajun food and music, for the past three years. Admission to the dinner is $8. Call ahead to reserve your seat. The show is $10, or get entry to both the show and dinner for $15. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 71 N. Main St., Randolph. For tickets and inquiries, call the box office at 802-728-6464 or visit


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“Blue Flag Diptych” by Bobbi Angell is part of the “Prelude to Spring” exhibit.

Artists give a peak of what’s to come with “Prelude to Spring” exhibit in Brandon Friday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m.—BRANDON— Artists often focus on the elegance and beauty of plants and flowers, depicting them in a spectrum from abstraction to the minute, scientific detail of botanical illustration. Through the centuries, botanical art has combined precise observation of plant life with the balance and beauty of original compositions. “Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont,” a new and distinctly different exhibit opening at the Compass Music and Arts Center, presents the work of three of Vermont’s finest botanical artists. Bobbi Angell, Susan Bull Riley, and Stephanie Whitney-Payne create watercolor paintings and etchings derived from careful observation of plants and flowers. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday, Feb. 17, 4-7 p.m.

The work of Angell, Riley, and WhitneyPayne all show an obvious love for the subject. Creating botanical work is a slow art form, where hours or even days can be spent on a single bloom, intently observing botanical details and faithfully recording them as buds open into flowers and blossoms fade, wither, and die. The artists clearly have a passion for the plants as well as the work, revealing a relationship with the subject that is intimate and deeply focused.   The three artists are members of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) and the New England chapter (NESBA). The exhibit runs through April 1. The Compass Music and Arts Center is located in Park Village at 333 Jones Drive, Brandon. For more info, visit

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“Jewelweed” by Stephanie Whitney-Payne is part of “Prelude to Spring” opening Friday.


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Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.—BRANDON—The Compass Music and Arts Center, located in Brandon, will hold an Antiques & Collectibles Sale Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dealers and those who just have stuff collecting in the home or barn are encouraged to join. Vendors can sell unique and one of a kind items ranging from vintage jewelry, small-to-medium furniture, and shabby chic, to general collectibles like coins, stamps, postcards, dolls, glassware, china, toys, sports cards, and much more (please, no flea market items or

clothing). Vendor spaces are $20 ($5 additional charge per table, if renting) for each 6-foot by 6-foot selling space with a maximum of 3 spaces per seller. Spaces are limited. No commission is taken; price items to sell. Send completed registration form and payment by check by Thursday, Feb. 23. Registration form is available online at or by contacting 802-247-4295 or Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Dr., Brandon.




Vendors are wanted to bring their old treasures to the tables at Compass Center’s upcoming antiques and collectibles sale.

Snowshoe for the Cure set to kick cancer’s butt Sunday, Feb. 26—MANCHESTER—The Komen Vermont Snowshoe for the Cure on Sunday, Feb. 26 is only a few weeks away. Participants can register for either the 3K or 5K walk or the 3K run. Join in the February fun for the whole family on the Sun Bowl Nordic Trails at Stratton Mountain. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.. The 3K race starts 9 a.m., with the 3K and 5K walks starting at 9:10 a.m. There’s also a

free Kids Snowshoe Dash at 8:45 a.m. (no registration needed). Don’t own snowshoes? No problem. Tubbs Snowshoes, Inc. is bringing free demos (supply will be limited). There will be chances to win a pair of new snowshoes, or other great prizes, in the

event-day raffle. This event raised over $15,000 this past winter. There is an amazing prize for the top fundraiser: an 18-karat yellow gold Tubbs-style snowshoe charm, designed and hand made by Von Bargen’s Jewelry, on an 18-karat yellow gold, 18” spiga chain equipped with a lobster



clasp. Register at; find Snowshoe for the Cure under Events. There will also be registration, and pre-registration bib pickup Saturday, Feb 25, 5-8 p.m. at Eastern Mountain Sports in Manchester Center. For more Snowshoe for the Cure information, contact Linda Maness at 802-362-2733 or lmaness@komennewengland. org.

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The West Rutland Marsh is considered an Important Bird Area, having at least 151 species identified in its location.

Join birders for monthly walk

Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m.—WEST RUTLAND—Rutland County Audubon Society will hold a monthly bird monitoring walk Saturday, Feb. 18. Meet in the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 8 a.m. to travel to the West Rutland Marsh. To date, 151 species from Least Bittern to Northern Shrike have been recorded at this Important Bird Area (IBA). Join for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh (dirt and paved roads) or go halfway. New birders, children and non-members welcome. Dress for the weather. A few binoculars are available, or bring your own. Meet and learn from some friendly bird experts and learn why birding is such fun (and important to wildlife conservation science). Join for brunch at Mary’s Café afterward. For more info, contact

Habitat speaker discusses climate change and its effect on animals Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.—PROCTORSVILLE—Sue Morse of Keeping Track, Inc. will return to the Cavendish Town Elementary School, 573 Main Street in Proctorsville Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. to present a talk entitled “Animals of The North—What Will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?” The program is cosponsored by the Grafton Nature Museum and the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association. The program will be appealing for all ages, children and adults. Suggested donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Sue Morse is a nationally recognized naturalist and habitat specialist with forty years of experience tracking and monitoring wildlife uses of habitat throughout North America. When not in the field conducting research, leading training programs or photographing wildlife, Sue can often be found presenting her findings and award-winning images to a wide range of audiences. For more information, call Claire Walker at 802-226-7259.

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An American Beaver sits happily munching on something. See how animals living in the north will stack up against climate change in a talk with Sue Morse.

Chester offers disc golf in conjunction with winter carnival Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.—CHESTER—On Saturday, Feb. 18, the Chester Disc Golf Club (CDGC) will host two outdoor events in conjunction with the 2017 Chester Winter Carnival. Children and families are welcome at both events.  At 11 a.m. the CDGC will host the first annual Winter Carnival Disc Golf outing for all players interested in playing a round of winter disc golf. Winter is a really fun time to play disc golf and all players—including those who have never played before—are en-

SNOWSHOE TOURS AT KILLINGTON 1-4 hour tours offered all levels welcome, all equipment provided

IF YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN SNOWSHOE! Operating tours out of the Killington Clubhouse located on East Mountain Road next to the Tubing Park

For tour descriptions and to book a tour online: | Killington Central Reservations: 800.621.6867

couraged to participate. The CDGC will have extra discs on hand for those who need to borrow one.   On Saturday evening, the CDGC will host a tiki-torch and glow stick snowshoe hike around the nine-hole course from 6-8 pm. The self-guided, one-mile loop trail starts at the course kiosk and traverses through woods and fields with moderate elevation changes. Depending upon the snow conditions, snowshoes or boots with traction cleats will be appropriate to navigate the illuminated trail. A headlamp or flashlight

is also recommended but not required. The Chester Disc Golf Course is located at the Pinnacle Recreation Area, directly behind the skating rink on Lover’s Lane, where all winter carnival activities will be taking place throughout the day and evening. Although both events are free and open to the public, the CDGC will be accepting donations in support of the disc golf course’s ongoing improvement fund. Check out Chester Disc Golf Club’s Facebook page for more information about the course and events.

Life is a lot like jazz... it’s best when you improvise. - George Gershwin Red Clover Jazz Trio Featuring Glendon Ingalls, Steve MacLauchlin & Chuck Miller Live, every Thursday, 6:00-9:00 p.m. $5 beer and 50% off select bottles of wine

Restaurant open Thursday-Monday, 5:30-9:00 p.m.

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506 Bistro

The 506 Bistro serves a simple, seasonal menu featuring Vermont highlights. Set in the open bar and lounge, the atmosphere is casual and warm. You are likely to be served a Yankee Pot roast, a great organic burger from a nearby farm or a fresh strawberry shortcake with Vermont berries. Local, simple, home cooked is what we are all about. (802) 457-5000


The Back Country Café

The Back Country Café is a hot spot for delicious breakfast foods. Choose from farm fresh eggs, multiple kinds of pancakes and waffles, omelet’s or daily specials to make your breakfast one of a kind. Check our Facebook for hours andBar daily specials. (802) 422-4411 506 Bistro and Serving a seasonal menu featuring VT highlights


Located a few miles east in the beautiful village of Woodstock, Bentleys Restaurant has been a favorite of locals and travelers alike for over 40 years. Lunch and dinner daily. Tasty fare, live music, cocktails & craft brews — 802.475.5000 | something for everyone! Central and Elm | Woodstock, VT | (802) 457-3232 Located in On The River Inn, Woodstock VT A short scenic drive from Killington

Birch Ridge

Serving locals and visitors alike since 1998, dinner at the Birch Ridge Inn is a delicious way to complete your day in Killington. Featuring Vermont inspired New American cuisine in the inns dining room and Great Room Lounge, you will also find a nicely stocked bar, hand crafted cocktails, fine wines, seafood and vegetarian options, and wonderful house made desserts. (802) 422-4293.

Bridge’s Country Store

A quintessential Vermont country store, stop by for home-baked specialties and hand-carved sandwiches. Get your day started right with our famous Breakfast Sandwiches and some Green Mountain Coffee and other Vermont products. Call for deli specialties! (802) 772-7337

Bridgewater Corners

Pop on in to the Bridgewater Corners Country Store for a quick and delicious breakfast on the go. Local favorites include the breakfast burrito or wrap and freshly baked doughnuts, muffins, bagels and English muffins. Or try one of their signature sandwiches. You can also call ahead to avoid the wait. (802) 672-6241

Choices Restaurant and Rotisserie

Chef-owned, Choices Restaurant and Rotisserie was named 2012 ski magazines favorite restaurant. Choices may be the name of the restaurant but it is also what you get. Soup of the day, shrimp cockatil, steak, hamburgers, pan seared chicken, a variety of salads and pastas, scallops, sole, lamb and more await you. An extensive wine list and in house made desserts are also available. Now serving Brunch on Sundays. (802) 422-4030

Clear River Tavern

Great burgers, pizza, steak, salads and other tavern fare are waiting for you at this hidden gem tucked behind the Clear River Inn in Pittsfield, right on scenic Route 100. Friendly bartenders and servers will greet you when you come in to enjoy a meal, our rotating draft beer list and full bar. We’re accessible from the VAST snowmobile trails all winter. When you’re here, you’re in The Clear! (802) 746-8999.

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Black Bear Pub at Cortina Inn

Black Bear Pub’s family friendly atmosphere invites warm conversation and great shows. Our pub style menu also features local craft brews, bottled beers and a great selection of wines. Join us for All You Can Eat Pasta on Saturdays! (802) 772-7118

The Foundry at Summit Pond

Enjoy an intimate dining menu or tavern specials at Killington’s only waterside dining that also has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Appetizers include crab cakes, buffalo drumsticks and a cheese plate while the entrees include chicken Marsala, meat loaf, steamed lobster and more. The tavern menu features nachos, fried fish sandwich, teriyaki steak sandwich and others. (802) 422-5335

Fuzzy’s Diner & Cafe

Now open under new ownership and management, Fuzzy’s Diner & Cafe offers fresh baked goods daily, breakfast, brunch and dinner. Also featuring a full service bar with local and craft microbrews. Farm-to-table daily specials. 2841 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422-3177.

Marble Bar & Restaurant (At Highline Lodge)

Chef Gregory Bergeron joins us at the Highline Lodge this season. Having grown up in the region, Greg brings with him an intimate knowledge of local farms and purveyors, as well as a passion to cook with only the freshest ingredients that reflect the changing of the seasons. (802) 315-0034

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Traditional Irish Fare • Irish & Local Brews on Tap Live music every Fri, Sat, & Sun. Sunday Funday Happy Hour All Day Open Daily at 4:00 - Dinner Served Fri/Sat 5-10 Sun-Thurs 5-9 200 Summit Road, Killington 802.422.3535 •

Dinner: Open nightly All entrées include two sides and soup or salad 5-9 p.m. Sun-Wed, 5-10p.m. Thurs, & 5-11 p.m. Fri-Sat Sunday Brunch 11a.m. - 2:30p.m.

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Looking for something a little different? Hit up McGrath’s Irish Pub for a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, live music on the weekends and delicious food. Guinness not your favorite? They also have Vermont’s largest Irish Whiskey selection. Rosemary’s Restaurant is now open, serving dinner. Reservations are appreciated. (802) 775-7181

Jones’ Donuts

Offering donuts and a bakery, with a community reputation as being the best! Closed Monday and Tuesday. 23 West Street, Rutland. See what’s on special at Call (802) 773-7810.

JAX Food & Games

At Killington’s hometown bar, you’re bound to have a good time with good food. Starters, burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads are all available. With live entertainment seven days a week, they’re always serving food until last call. (802) 422-5334

Killington Market

Take breakfast, lunch or dinner on the go at Killington Market, Killington’s on-mountain grocery store for the last 30 years. Choose from breakfast sandwiches, hand carved dinners, daily fresh hot panini, roast chicken, salads and specialty sandwiches. Vermont products, maple syrup, fresh meat and produce along with wine and beer are also for sale. (802) 422-7736 or (802) 422-7594 .

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With a free shuttle, take away and call ahead seating, Lookout Tavern is a solid choice. Nachos, quesadillas, sweet potato fries, salads, soups, sandwiches and dinner options are always a good selection. (802) 422-5665 Forget about the polar vortex for a little while at Liquid Art where they service Vermont artisan coffee, tea, espresso and lattes. If you’re looking for something a little stronger, they also offer signature cocktails. Light bites are offered for breakfast, lunch or happy hour if you get hungry. (802) 422-2787


Voted the best ribs and burger in Killington, Moguls is a great place for the whole family. Soups, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, buckets of chicken wings, salads, subs and pasta are just some of the food that’s on the menu. Free shuttle and take away and delivery options are available. (802) 422-4777

Mountain Top Inn

With The Highlands Dining Room & Mountain Top Tavern, breakfast, lunch or dinner are all options whether staying overnight or visiting for the day. A mix of locally inspired and International cuisine from seasonal salads, local artisan cheeseboards and chicken & biscuits to filet mignon, the menu is sure to tempt your taste buds. Choose from 12 Vermont craft beers on tap.  Warm up by the terrace fire pit after dinner. Wednesday nights, Burger & Brew. (802) 483-2311

On The Rocs

Kick back at On the Rocs open daily at 3 p.m. Enjoy a full range of specialty cocktails as well as a full menu featuring items such as our signature crispy brussels sprouts, Caribbean style ceviche served with plantain chips, New England lobster roll and roasted rack of lamb just to name a few. Don’t forget to buy one tapa, get the second one free between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Look for the bears! Outback Pizza has new ownership, and is completely renovated with a firehouse bar and zebra room. Still enjoy the wood fired brick oven pizza, plus soups, burgers, pasta, salads, wings, chili, and more, plus a kids menu. Daily specials, 16 microbrews available; with a free shuttle van. 2841 Killington Road, Killington. (802) 422-9885.

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Chef owned, the Pasta Pot has 40 years of authentic Italian cuisine under its belt. Whether you’re in the mood for ante pasta, pasta, pizza or homemade entrees, you’ll be satisfied. All menu entrees and pasta are available in half orders and don’t forget to ask about seasonal dishes. (802) 422-3004

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Chef-owned since 1992, Peppino’s offers Neapolitan cuisine at its finest: pasta, veal, chicken, seafood, steak, and flatbreads. If you want it, Peppino’s has it! Aprés-hour daily features half price appetizers and flatbreads. For reservations, call (802) 422-3293.

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Being Killington’s largest and most exciting venue, you’re bound to have a good time in here. Party the night away and feed yourself on delicious food such as chicken wings, onion rings, French fries or even a bowl of bacon. If that doesn’t interest you, you’re able to make your own pizza, by the slice or the whole pie. (802) 422-3035

Red Clover Inn

Farm to Table Vermont Food and Drinks. Thursday night Live Jazz. Monday night Chef Specials. Open Thursday to Monday, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 7 Woodward Road, Mendon, VT. (802) 775-2290,

Seward’s Dairy

If you’re looking for something truly unique and Vermont, check out Seward Dairy Bar. Serving classic homemade food including hamburgers, steaks, chicken, sandwiches and seafood. Craving something a little sweeter? Check out their own homemade 39 flavors of ice cream. Vermont products also sold. (802) 773-2738

506 506 Bistro and Bar

Serving a seasonal menu featuring VT highlights 802.475.5000 | Located in On The River Inn, Woodstock VT A short scenic drive from Killington

Santa Fe Steakhouse

Located right at the top of Killington road, Santa Fe steak house offers a lovely fireplace lounge, cozy booths and some of Killington’s best steaks and seafood. There is also a Caesar salad bar if you’re craving a salad. While you’re chowing down, let the live entertainment fill your ears with some sweet tunes and enjoy one of Killington’s best wine menu featuring over 150 bottles. (802) 422-2124

Stony Brook Tavern

Stony Brook Tavern is a Vermont eatery on the banks of the White River in beautiful Stockbridge Vermont. Formerly known as the “Peavine Restaurant�, the property retains it’s beautiful rustic environment inside and out. Many things have stayed the same and many things have changed. The outcome is a wonderful local restaurant we wish to welcome you to. (802) 234-9922.

Sugar and Spice

Stop on by to Sugar and Spice for a home style breakfast or lunch served up right. Try six different kinds of pancakes and/or waffles or order up some eggs and home fries. For lunch they offer a Filmore salad, grilled roast beef, burgers and sandwiches. Take away and deck dining available. (802) 773-7832

O’Dwyers Public House

O’Dwyers Public House at the Summit Lodge welcomes you to enjoy traditional Irish fare including Guinness Stew, Seafood Pie and Bangers and Mash, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Irish and local brews are on tap, and we have live music every weekend! (802) 422-3535.

Sunup Bakery

Killington’s favorite bakery and sandwich shop offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches served on fresh English muffins, bagels croissant and even gluten free bread is available. A variety of sandwiches are freshly made with all organic products. If coffee is something you’re craving, they have an espresso bar. (802) 422-3865

Sushi Yoshi

Sushi Yoshi is Killington’s true culinary adventure. With Hibachi, Sushi, Chinese and Japanese, we have something for every age and palate. Private Tatame rooms and large party seating available. We boast a full bar with 20 craft beers on draft. Lunch and dinner available seven days a week. We are chef-owned and operated. Delivery or take away option available. (802) 422-4241


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Vermont wildlife program to bring live animals to Fair Haven library Tuesday Feb. 21, 10 a.m.—FAIR HAVEN—The Friends of the Fair Haven Free Library will be hosting a visit from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. The program, entitled “Vermont Wildlife,” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. The presenters will bring a variety of live animals, as well as furs, skulls, and other artifacts for an exploration of our local animal life.  The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum

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works to foster an interest in nature, the environment and the natural sciences through exhibition and educational activities. In addition to on-site presentations, the museum is open seven days a week and is located at 7599 VT Route 9, West Marlboro. All ages are welcome to this free program, which takes place during the school break. Fair Haven Free Library is located at 107 North Main St., Fair Haven.

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continued from page 40 fire in his belly. Dees had brought five such cases against hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, throughout the U.S. and had not lost any, according to the SpokesmanReview (Aug. 22, 2000). In 1990, Dees won a $12.5 million judgment on behalf of the family of an Ethopian student in Portland, Ore., murdered by Richard Metzger’s White Aryan Resistance (WAR). The Aryan Nation would lose too, to the tune of $6.3 million in punitive and compensatory damages and confiscation of their property and even their name. Cobb, Dutton, Timothy McVeigh and numerous other perpetrators of domestic hate crimes have been U.S. military veterans. This is not by chance. An Associate Press story printed in the Spokesman-Review (Aug. 21, 2000) covered a presentation by a retired U.S. Marine and former skinhead recruiter, T. J. Leyden, who told his audience, “The U.S. military is the best trained group of people in the world. That’s why the racists send their people here—to get trained.” The groups also recruit near military bases. Leyden laced his talk with the kind of unrestrained invective and alpha-male behavior used to impress young, insecure men. “I looked for the young, scared white kids who just wanted a group to fit in with,” Leyden said. Many were abused or emotionally abandoned in childhood. Interestingly, Cobb had asserted that “Speaking meanly shocks the limbic brain,” suggesting that what the rest of us call hate speech is a shock-and-awe strategy that repels decent folks initially but then overpowers resistance. (He blamed “the Jews” for it.) Leyden is a full-time consultant for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which publishes an annual report on digital terrorism and hate. He has published a book, “Skinhead Confessions, From Hate to Hope,” and lectures around the country to soldier and student audiences, law enforcement, Homeland Security, and anti-hate groups. A skinhead since age 14, he had a conversion experience when he watched as his young son reacted strongly to seeing black people on television. He also suddenly noticed how his church preached hate. When he quit the movement, he

received death threats. Other white supremacists have defected in recent decades. Floyd Cochran, who moved to Hayden Lake from upstate New York, was the national spokesman, political director and recruiter for the Aryan Nations until 1992. Cochran’s recruiting pitch utilized the biblical notion of a chosen people, i.e., the white race. He bailed out when the hate struck too close to home. A fellow Aryan remarked that Cochran’s son, who was born with a cleft palate, would be euthanized as “genetically defective” when the Aryans came to power. Cochran, too, was branded as a “race traitor” and got death threats. In a 1995 talk to a packed house at Gonzaga Law School in Spokane, he cautioned the media not to “make personalities out of them” or be seduced by the considerable charm of white supremacists. “Unity picnics are great,” he said in a different interview. “But if we don’t address racism the next day or the week after, then all we’re doing is group therapy.” White supremacists and hate groups are still operating, and so is the Southern Poverty Law Center. SPLC has reported that in the 10 days following the presidential election, it received information on 867 hate activities across the country. Darlyne Franzen told the Mountain Times, “The other part that was very interesting to me was the whole issue that after [Sept. 11, 2001] there was this whole premise of not putting time, money and energy into homegrown terrorism.” Even though the film was selected for the series last June, “It’s been interesting in that so often when we do a film there’s a coincidence” with current events, she said. “I knew it wouldn’t be the most popular film, and it wasn’t. But because of the way the film was done it made you think.”

JONES DONUTS “Jones Donuts and Bakery is a must stop if you reside or simply come to visit Rutland. They have been an institution in the community and are simply the best.” OPEN WED. - SUN. 5 TO CLOSED MON. + TUES.


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Serving Breakfast & lunch 7am-2pm daily Breakfast all day, lunch after 11am Come to our sugarhouse for the best breakfast around! After breakfast check out our giftshop for all your souvenier, gift, and maple syrup needs. We look forward to your visit! Sugar & Spice Restaurant & Gift Shop Rt. 4 Mendon, VT 802-773-7832


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Chandler Film Society presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

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The Michele Fay Band to perform original and Americana music in Brandon Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—The Michele Fay Band, a captivating ensemble featuring original and Americana music from Vermont, performs at Brandon Music Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Michele Fay’s heartfelt lyrics are woven seamlessly together with a crystal clear, authentic voice. Kalev Freeman, on fiddle, produces a lighthearted, lilting sound. Michael Santosusso, on upright bass, adds dynamic beat and perfectly matched harmonies. Fay’s husband, Tim Price, contributes accomplished, melodic instrumentals on mandolin and guitar. “There is something so reassuring about this kind of music … ” explains The “These tunes are Grand Ole

Opry worthy. They make me think of the kind of songs country folks would love to dance to on a saw-dusted wooden floor.” The band’s performances are both energetic and unpretentious, appealing to a wide audience. Their growing musicianship is increasingly being well received throughout the region as it continues to gather its welldeserved recognition. This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2017, celebrating arts in Vermont. Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.



Sunday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—The Chandler Film Society will present Steven Spielberg’s classic adventure film, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Sunday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m. It is the second of two films with the theme “The Big Screen.” Spielberg’s film introduced audiences to the character of the swashbuckling adventurer Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford. The story is set in 1936, when Jones leaves the Peruvian jungle to find the fabled Covenant of the Lost Ark before the Nazis can get their hands on it. Roger Ebert wrote that “Spielberg’s film is an out-of-body experience, a movie of glorious imagination and breakneck speed that grabs you in the first shot, hurtles you through a series of incredible adventures, and deposits you back in reality two hours later— breathless, dizzy, wrungout, and with a silly grin on your face.” In March the Chandler Film Society presents the first of two westerns, “Shane,” followed by “High Noon” in April to

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The movie poster from the classic “Raiders of the Lost Ark” shows a young Harrison Ford as adventurer Indiana Jones. close out the series. Admission is $9 per person, and the doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. Chandler Center for

the Arts is located at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph. For more information, contact Emily Crosby at outreach@chandler-arts. org or 802-431-0204.

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It’s President’s Week at Killington KILLINGTON—It’s President’s Week at Killington Resort, and that means lots of extra skiers and riders, youth and adult, on the hill. The Beast is great at offering a full scope of activities for all ages. See what’s in store this week at Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb. 17, 18, and 19, hear live music resort-wide at the base lodges at K-1, Snowshed, Bear Mountain, Skyeship, and over at Pico. Saturday, catch the latest ski and snowboard film from Teton Gravity Research, “Tight Loose,” showing at Snowshed Resort Center. Tickets are $5—get them online at Sunday, the screenings continue with “Ruin and Rose,” the latest film from Matchstick Productions, being shown in Northstar at the Killington Grand

Hotel. Monday, President’s Day, the Beast hosts a resortwide Go Green Scavenger Hunt, celebrating its commitment to the environment by searching for Cow Power logos scattered around the resort. Register teams or individuals from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Snowshed Lodge. The hunt goes until 3 p.m. Logos will be hidden on green circle trails only. Bring them back to Snowshed to redeem prizes. Monday evening, head to the Grand Hotel at 7 p.m. for a free interactive raptor encounter with Vermont Institute of Natural Science from Quechee. They will bring in live raptors—falcon, hawks, and owls—for a first-hand encounter with the predators. For more events and details, visit

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Photos are named, with artist, from left to right: (top row) “Okemo” byHeritage Pam Hidde, “Bringing in the Greens” by BarbaRural ra Peterson, “Stand Together” by Mareva Millarc, “First Bite” by Kleng T. Walker, “Rose” by Lorraine Brown, “For You” by Karen Seward; (middle row) “Red Falcon” by Christine Townsend, “Restraint” by Mary Fran Lloyd, “Quiet Street in Provence” by Heather Shay, “Untitled” by Ann McFarren, “Reading” by Christine Holzschuh, “Blueberries” by Betsy Moakley, untitled by Robert Hooker; (bottom row) “Route 100 Farm” by Rae Newell, “End of the Day” by Lisa Walker, “Herculaneum Italy” by Lowell Klock.

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Friday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Chaffee mentoring group, was formed in 2013. It has 10 memArt Center announces the opening of “Release and bers who regularly meet to discuss the issues associReact.” The exhibit will feature three artists groups: ated with being an artist, and to encourage each other Brush Strokes Studio, East Mountain Mentoring Artcreatively and professionally. EMMA artists share Horse-Drawn ists, and the Vermont Abstract Connection, creating their work individually, and as a group in the coma rich and diverse body of work from 16 Vermont munity and also participate in community projects artists. and volunteer opportunities. Membership provides a An artist reception will be held Friday, Feb. 17, forum to keep abreast of art trends, exhibits, and Operating Dairy Farm 5-7 p.m. at the Chaffee Art Center, 17 South Farmexposure House to artists, workshops and books, as Main Street, Rutland. The Chaffee is open well as sources for materials and supplies. Presidential cookie favorites Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 EMMA recognizes that artists need a Hands-on programs a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. support system to grow in their specialThe exhibit will be up through March 31. ties and to have opportunities to share Brush Strokes Studio came together successes and setbacks in a profession Rte. 12 • Woodstock, VT over 15 years ago to learn from Linda that is relatively solitary. Exhibiting 802-457-2355 Stanton Patrick. While all artists were inartists include Mary Crowley, Christine fluenced by her teachings on realism, they Holzschuh, Lowell Snowdon Klock, Ann have become an eclectic group that displays McFarren, Betsy Moakley, Rae Newell, Karen a broad spectrum of original canvases where the Seward, Heather Shay, and Christine Townsend. subject matter reflects their personalities and interVermont Abstract Connection is a collective of ests. The majority of the art work is done in oil, but abstract artists, founded in 2013, that meets six times also includes watercolor, sketching, coffee art, and a year in their homes and studios, to share artwork, elaborate crafts. Exhibiting artists include Lorraine process, and new ideas, through the visual language Brown, Pam Hidde, Barbara Peterson, Kleng T. Walker, of abstraction. Exhibiting artists include Robert and Lisa Walker. Hooker, Mary Fran Lloyd, and Mareva Millarc. East Mountain Mentoring Artists (EMMA), an artist For more information, visit

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OneCareVt nurse consultant speaks for community health initiative Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m.—WOODSTOCK— There are many organizations in communities working together to improve health and wellness. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 4 p.m., Sandy Soho will give a presentation “Live Long and Prosper” at the Norman Williams Public Library, and invites community members at large to participate in spreading the word about healthy behaviors and to celebrate what is already happening. She will discuss hopes and dreams for promoting healthy living going forward,

as well. Soho is a Nurse Clinical Consultant for OneCareVT, an accountable care organization in Vermont. In her role with OneCare, she is on the steering committee for the Windsor Health Service Area Accountable Community for Health. The 3-4-50 Project is the first initiative being promoted by this group. Norman Williams Public Library is located at 10 the Green, Woodstock. For more info, call 802-457-2295.



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