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By JASON STARR The Essex Reporter

Store closing part of movie rental chain’s national contraction By JASON STARR The Essex Reporter

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Sanitation, license violations shutter Essex barbershop

Essex Blockbuster enters liquidation

The Blockbuster video rental store in Essex will begin a two-month liquidation sale Monday as part of a store closure affecting 300 Blockbuster stores nationwide. Friday will be the final day rentals will go out, according to the store’s assistant manager. The liquidation sale will run through April 7, when the store will shut its doors. “I started telling customers this week,” the assistant manager, who asked not to be identified, said last Wednesday when asked about the store’s plans for closure. The Blockbuster in St. Albans will be the final Vermont location for the once nationally ubiquitous movie rental corporation. After declaring bankruptcy in 2009, Blockbuster was acquired by satellite television provider Dish Network, and its headquarters was moved from Texas to Dish Network headquarters in Englewood, Colo. Eight people will lose their jobs at the Essex store, the assistant manager said, part of approximately 3,000 lost Blockbuster jobs nationwide. “It’s a sign of the times,” the assistant manager acknowledged. “Brick and mortar is phasing out. They want to focus on their online model, and it makes sense … We had a good, steady bunch of regulars. I knew them all by first name, and it was great. It’s a shame.” Blockbuster occupies a prominent spot in the Essex Shoppes and Cinemas plaza — its sign visible to motorists passing by along Route 15.

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Chefs in the making ­  Stockbridge Central Elementary's sixth­grade competitors heat  oil for their vegetable Monte Cristo sandwiches during the sixth annual Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition at the  Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction on Saturday. More photos on page 12a.  Photo Oliver Parini

Mentoring program expands into CCSU By KELLY MARCH The Essex Reporter Essex CHIPS’ school-based mentoring program FriendCHIPS, which started in Essex Town schools in fall 2011, expanded into Fleming and Albert D. Lawton School in January. In the program, adult mentors from the community visit a student in grade 2-8 during the school day for an hour each week. According to CHIPS’ Mentoring Coordinator Becca Rimmel, the program involves “play-based mentoring,” meaning mentor matches meet up at the school to toss a baseball, do arts and crafts or just eat lunch together. “There are so many students who can benefit from just having someone around to listen,” Rimmel said. “Sometimes that’s all it takes to bring a student out of his or her shell and really start to shine. Mentoring gives many students a chance to take a break from the structured school schedule (and) it’s especially meaningful for students who need that extra something during their day.” Following requests from Essex community members for more mentoring opportunities, the school-based program grew out of a partnership between Essex CHIPS and the Essex Town School District with the help of a Mentoring in Schools grant from the Vermont Mentoring Funders Collaborative in 2011. This year, the same foundation awarded $20,000 to bring FriendCHIPS

T-Rex Theater gets ‘Doctored’ By PHYL NEWBECK For The Essex Reporter Not all professions are competitive ones; in fact some are quite cooperative. An example of the latter is the group of local chiropractors who got together to bring the movie “Doctored” to the plush seats of the T-Rex Cinema in Essex last week. Diana Makovec of the Farrell Chiropractic Center in Jericho first saw the movie when she attended a conference in New Jersey. She quickly bought the rights to it and contacted the theater for the opportunity to present it. Makovec is part of a small group of local chiropractors that meet monthly, so she asked if they would co-sponsor the film. Eventually the group grew to a collection of 12 facilities, which sponsored the showing — the mission: to educate people on the benefits of chiropractic medicine. A crowd of over 250 people filled the theater on Jan. 31, almost all of whom indicated by a show of hands that they had been treated by a chiropractor. The film was introduced by Dr. Timothy Farrell. He recognized other chiropractors from Burlington, Colchester, Shelburne, South Burlington and Williston, and audience members cheered as their chiropractors were introduced. Dr. Heather Rice of Shelburne took the microphone to ask people to think about which of their friends and coworkers could benefit

from the information in the film. She asked people to consider a series of questions while watching the movie including what personal choices they could make on a daily basis to improve their health and why the medical establishment might not be supportive of chiropractors. The movie makes the case that traditional medicine has historically been hostile to alternative forms of practice. According to the film, prejudice against chiropractors dates back to former American Medical Association (AMA) chief Morris Fishbein. In the mid 1900’s the Association commissioned an investigative Committee on Chiropractic, the name of which was changed to the Committee on Quackery. At the time, chiropractic medicine was considered a cult and labs were refusing to work with chiropractors. That systematic undermining of the profession was proven in 1987 when a lawsuit by five chiropractors successfully showed that the AMA had engaged in a lengthy conspiracy “to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession,” thanks to material provided by an informant within the association who was nicknamed Sore Throat. “Doctored” provided a number of interviews with patients who received better results from so-called alternative medicine than from

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to Essex Junction schools in addition to secondyear funding to continue the program in Essex Elementary, Founders and Essex Middle School. “We’re fortunate to be receiving support for the second year and to have commitment from the schools to embrace the program from within,” said Essex CHIPS Executive Director Diana Ferguson. “We’ve heard so many positive stories already. For those who can spare an hour in the week, the return is a lifelong impact for these students, and for the mentors themselves.” Essex Town School District Superintendent Mark Andrews, who initiated the formal mentoring program in his district and has since severed as a mentor, agreed. “I have always believed that learning happens beyond the classroom,” he reflected. “I think its important that kids have connections to adults outside the school environment and research shows that (mentors) help kids to flourish and become more resilient to factors that may create risks in their lives. As a coach and administrator, I have seen first hand the lasting power of mentoring. I don’t think this program should be considered an add on, but rather should be seen as a continuation of what we offer to kids in our district.” Andrews considers the mentoring program to be “a great asset” to Essex Town schools and believes that the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union

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A hand-written sign on the front door of Garry’s Barber Shop in Essex Junction says the shop is closed for vacation. What it doesn’t say is that the vacation is state imposed. One of Essex’s oldest businesses having started under previous ownership in 1960, Garry’s was closed in January due to a series of violations issued by the Vermont Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. The board has suspended owner Garry Montague’s license to practice. In an interview Friday from his home in Bakersfield, Vt., Montague said he “got caught” practicing without an up-to-date license and is “working with the state right now” to renew it. He took and passed the state certification test and is awaiting a Feb. 21 hearing with the board. If the board consents, he plans to re-open the Pearl Street business. “I screwed up,” said Montague. The list of violations for “unprofessional conduct” goes beyond working without a license. According to the state, Garry’s failed a September 2010 inspection for: failure to have and use spray disinfectant and sterilizers between each client; failure to clean and sanitize combs, brushes, scissors and clipper blades; and failure to properly display licenses. The shop failed a second inspection for similar reasons in September of 2011. A month later, the state office of professional regulation opened an investigation, which has led to Montague’s license being suspended. Speaking Friday, Montague said state regulations on barbers and cosmetologists are geared toward “beauty” salons where customers spend significant amounts of time per visit, not toward barbershops that cut hair and move on to the next customer quickly. He acknowledged not always cleaning up between customers. Montague did not respond to two notices from the state last fall with an answer to the charges. He said he was focused on a personal health concern during the time the violations and notice of suspension was issued and did not take the time to respond. “I was paying more attention to that than I was to my work,” he said.

Relay spirit re-emerges in Essex Kickoff gathering starts fundraising for the annual Cancer Society event By JASON STARR The Essex Reporter The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is five months away from descending on the Champlain Valley Exposition, but the wellspring of spirit that sustains the event and inspires the fight against the disease resurfaced last week during the fundraising kickoff at the Essex Cinemas. Chittenden County Relay for Life organizers and team captains joined new recruits to pack one of the theaters and experience in 90 minutes a similar range of emotions present through the all-night walk in June. From a 2012 highlight video, to words from survivors and caregivers, the kickoff was a poignant reminder of what makes Relay for Life an enduring event. It also served to inspire

Tracy  Devarney,  a  cancer  survivor,  speaks  to  team  captains  and  organizers of the Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraising  event  during  a  kickoff  gathering  last  Wednesday  at  the  Essex  Cinemas.  This  year’s  Relay  is  set  for  June  21  at  the  Champlain  Valley Exposition.  Photo by Mark Sweeney

a fundraising effort that collected $322,000 for the American Cancer Society in 2012. The Chittenden County Relay for Life is on pace to become the largest in the Cancer Society’s New England region, organizers said. “We want to get the team captains to come to this kickoff so they feel connected to each other and inspired by each other,” American Cancer Society Vermont Vice

President Hilary Casillas said. Roughly 150 teams participated in last year’s event, and 102 teams are already registered for this year. “We are way ahead of where we were last year at this time,” Casillas said. Kickoff participants last Wednesday received some nuts-and-bolts information about recruiting team

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helping spread the word. Q: What is the goal this year? A: We are trying to collect 1.25 million pairs of jeans this year. Jeans are collected in every store across the country and internationally.

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Joanna Emmons Store Manager at Aeropostale Essex Junction resident Joanna Emmons began working at the Aeropostale in the University Mall at the age of 17. After graduating from her homeschool program she worked at the store fulltime; now, 11 years later, she is the store manager. Her store, along with all other Aeropostales in the world, began the 6th Annual Teens for Jeans campaign on Jan. 14. This annual effort aims to donate jeans to homeless teens. To date, the company has collected and donated over 2.5 million pairs of jeans. “We are looking to collect gently worn jeans in any, size, brand or style,” said Emmons. The South Burlington store had collected 153 pairs as of last week and welcomes more donations until Feb. 10.

“We really want to keep this about the cause and not a way to promote business,” explained Burlington native Emmons. “The main thing is getting these jeans to families in need. It’s about the community and helping others.” Emmons spoke last week about the donations and the Teens for Jeans campaign.

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light symbolizing turning the corner back toward life, when the patient knows he or she will make it. “Remember, there is no finish line until we find a cure,” organizers told the crowd. Relay founder Gordy Klatt addressed participants through a video, and revealed a cancer diagnosis last year. “Through Relay, you have given inspiration, healing and hope to millions of people across the globe,” he said. “After looking cancer in the eye, I know

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members and garnering donations from friends, family members and co-workers. They were reminded how the allnight relay event mirrors the experience of a cancer patient fighting the disease, with the evening sunset symbolizing the darkness of the diagnosis, the slog through the wee hours of the morning mirroring the exhaustion of treatment, and the dawn

Q: How did you get involved in Teens for Jeans? A: Aeropostale is in charge of the fundraiser. The company has been doing it for six years running. Aeropostale partnered with dosomething.org to start this fundraiser and continue to support it. Every year the campaign

Q: Why jeans? A: The program was originally to help homeless teens get clothing; specifically jeans. It’s expanded now to include all sizes of jeans for all types of people, not just teens.

Store  Manager  Joanna  Emmons  stands  with  donated  jeans  at  Aeropostale in the University Mall on Friday afternoon. Jeans will  be collected to benefit Teens for Jeans until Feb. 10. Photo by Oliver Parini

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personally that there is no group better prepared to end this disease than you.” Personal stories from local cancer survivors and those who have helped loved ones battle the disease punctuated the evening. South Burlington company, SecureShred, became a Relay for Life sponsor for 2013 during a time when an employee’s wife was battling cancer last year. Co-owner Eric Flegenheimer shared that she had passed away three weeks ago. “To watch my (business)

partner for 17 months do everything for his wife was truly amazing,” he said. “He quit work … and so I said this is a natural for SecureShred and we will be behind it 100 percent and we are glad to be a part of it.” Organizers said their goal is to exceed last year’s fundraising total by $19,000 and hit $341,000. Organizers and team captains will now be meeting monthly until the Relay for Life kicks off at the Fairgrounds the evening of June 21.

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items and publicity honors. Davis-Kilpatrick is currently a junior at Essex High School. She is a member of the high school’s Spanish Honor Society and the Multicultural Club, plays women’s rugby and competitive community basketball, and is a certified scuba diver. Davis-Kilpatrick also serves on the Youth Education Committee at the Williston Federated Church and participates in numerous community service projects. This past summer she traveled with the People to People program to Greece, Italy and France. In summer

Q: Where do the jeans go? A: Every store is connected to a local charity. We used to donate the jeans to Spectrum Youth Services in Burlington, but they couldn’t hold all of the donations. Vermont is a small state, and the facilities can’t hold all of our donations, so we are actually going to have to distribute to more than one location. This year we are giving our jeans to the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf. We are very close to their capacity and will need to find another place to donate soon.

— Elsie Lynn Editor’s Note: For more information visit dosomething.org or www. teensforjeans.com.

The building is also home to a Quizno’s franchise. Homestead from page 1a Design, whose headquarters is also in the Shoppes and Cinemas complex, designed and built the building but has since sold it along with the underlying land parcel to Secotogue Realty of Farmingdale, N.Y., according to Homestead President Jeffrey Feussner. Secatogue Realty could not be reached for comment. Blockbuster/ Dish Network headquarters in Colorado did not return a call seeking comment. Homestead Realty still owns the adjacent retail space that houses a UPS store and Mimo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, among other businesses. “We don’t want to see an empty business there,” Feussner said. “It affects any shopping center when there are vacancies. The building is well-situated, so I imagine they’ll be able to fill that spot without too much difficulty. That is certainly my hope.”

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2011, she completed a 10-day Leadership in Medicine program in Washington, D.C. She plans to pursue a career in medicine.

Q: How does it feel to be part of this effort? A: It feels great to be able to help out. One out of every three of the people who are homeless are identified as minors — under the age of 18. It is nice to be able to do something for those in need. It’s very important to know the facts about teen homelessness and those out there who need help.

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Q: Who donates to this cause? A: Anyone can donate jeans by dropping them off at the store in the University Mall. When someone donates they receive 25 percent off any purchase in the store, but that’s not what it’s about. We get anywhere from 2-10 pairs of jeans from a customer. And a lot of people donate. The company is donating some brand new jeans this year. It’s nice to work for a company that cares.

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court doctors to get them to prescribe their products. In addition to its negative views of prescription drugs, the movie argued that many surgical procedures are equally unnecessary and gave a dim view of back surgery, in particular. Other vignettes included the story of a chiropractor that successfully treated 1,400 patients for frozen shoulder without actually touching their shoulders and another who in one year with the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association, lowered their days lost per injury to onethird the league average. These success stories were said to be based on the fact that chiropractors look at a person’s functional integrity, not their diagnosed condition. Other movie segments criticized psychiatry for its failure to look at the whole person and for its dependence on drugs that suppress brain activity in a manner similar to alcohol. One segment focused on an alternative treatment for tumors known

as anteoplaston therapy, while another held Lyme disease responsible for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The film ended with a discussion about organic food, the danger of chemical fertilizers and the importance of healthy habits. The gist of the movie was that traditional medicine has to become more innovative and should always start with the least invasive form of treatment. “Instead of looking at the whole body,” said one chiropractor, “we are looking through a microscope.” An additional take-away was that people should not let themselves be defined by their medical condition and should make lifestyle changes which help stave off the need for traditional medical intervention. The movie concluded on a positive note by saying that things are improving because baby boomers are more interested in alternative methods of care and medical doctors are becoming more open to those alternatives.

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OPINION From the Statehouse

Reflections on *)#9:9;$<12 Martha Heath The session got off to a fast start when Speaker Shap Smith named committees on the opening day of the session. My committee, Appropriations, got an even earlier start as the speaker asked us to meet January 2-4 to begin taking testimony on the Budget Adjustment Bill. Our early work paid off when we passed the bill out of the House on Jan. 23, the earliest ever and the day before the governor’s FY14 budget speech. As you may recall, the budget adjustment bill makes changes to the budget that was passed last May based on updated information and estimates. The largest changes were in Human Services. We were fortunate that the spending for Medicaid is trending much lower than anticipated largely due to lower utilization. The savings more than paid for increased cost pressures in Developmental Services, Mental Health, Homelessness Programs, Child Care and Reach Up. Another area of significant change is the need to add more general fund to the Fish and Wildlife Department. Until recent years their operation could be funded with license fees and federal funds. It appears that they will be far more reliant on general funds in the future. The budget adjustment bill is now in the Senate and they hope to vote on it at the end of next week. The governor’s proposed FY14 budget contains many new ideas that will require much discussion. Transportation revenues from the gas tax are no longer sufficient to maintain our roads and bridges. The combination of more fuel-efficient cars and high gas prices has caused people to drive fewer miles; this has had a large impact on a per gallon tax. Add to this the fact that the tax has remained at 20 cents, while the cost of repairing and maintaining road and bridges has escalated — it is no surprise that the state finds itself in a tough spot. The governor has $28 million of new revenue in his budget and after his speech the Secretary of Transportation laid out a plan to raise enough revenue to make certain Vermont would not leave any federal dollars “on the table” because we did not have sufficient state dollars to match them. The specific proposal is to make gasoline subject to a 4 percent sales tax while at the same time reducing the per gallon tax by 4.7 cents. The proposal would also index the per gallon tax to inflation so we

won’t fall so far behind in the future. This plan raises $28 million. The administration would also use about $8 million of Transportation Infrastructure Bonds to raise the $36 million necessary to meet federal match requirements. The estimates are that the changes in gasoline taxation would cost a person driving 15,000 miles a year $60 annually. This proposal will receive much scrutiny in our Transportation Committee. Another proposal in the governor’s budget would raise $17 million to cover several energy related expenditures. LIHEAP, the low income heating assistance program, was always a federally funded program until recent years. Since the state has had to add to the federal dollars in each of the past few years, it makes sense to include it in our base budget. The governor proposes to spend $6 million on LIHEAP. In an effort to combat global warming he is also proposing to spend $6 million on thermal efficiency efforts and $5 million would be sent to the clean energy development fund to support the state’s renewable energy development efforts. The governor proposed to pay for these energy related expenditures with a 10 percent surcharge on “break open” tickets. Legislators are just beginning to become educated about this form of gambling, which theoretically supports our nonprofits in the state. We are learning that large quantities of tickets are sold and that there is virtually no state oversight. The legislature has many questions about the revenue estimates provided by the administration, about the effect on nonprofits and about whether regulation of this activity should be under the jurisdiction of Liquor Control or the Lottery. Stay tuned. These are just two of what are likely to be several debated proposals in the governor’s FY14 budget proposal. My committee will hear testimony over the coming weeks from all the various departments and agencies of state government in order to learn the details of the proposed budget. We then spend two to three weeks making our decisions about what ideas to accept and what different priorities the legislature may have. I expect the budget will be up for debate on the House floor toward the end of March. It is exciting to be back at work in Montpelier. I appreciate hearing from my constituents to learn your thoughts on the issues before us or to answer your questions. You may contact me by email at mpheathvt@ gmail.com or by calling me at 893-1291.

From the Statehouse offers a look into the workings of he Vermont Legislature from the perspective from Essex's five representatives. Martha Heath represents Essex and Westford in the House of Representatives.

Gov. Peter Shumlin speaks at The Vermont Dairy Industry Association's Annual Banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on Thursday  afternoon at the Champlain Valley Exposition.  Photo by Oliver Parini

Letters to the Editor In support of Levy I am writing to support Max Levy for Selectman in Essex in the March 5 election. Max has shown terrific Leadership in his tenure on the Selectboard. One example is when in 2010 he was asked to be the Acting Chair. The five members of the board could not settle on a Chair because of firm disagreements on who it should be. Max knew this was wrong, and he demonstrated his leadership by working out a solution that did the right thing. Namely the right thing was to have a Chair and a Vice Chair. He did this by serving all the constituents, not just a few. This is the “big picture” type person we need to continue on the Board. Max levy has also demonstrated his recognition of the importance of economic development for the future of Essex and when one observes him as he serves and asks the deep and important questions it is clear that he looks at and considers the overall needs. It also is refreshing to note his respect for the citizens that come before the Selectboard with many different issues that need to be addressed. I am comfortable urging all to vote to keep Max at the job. Having served Essex and the State of Vermont for much of the last 20

years I am proud to support Max Levy to continue on the Selectboard. Tom James Former Member and Chair of the Essex Schoolboard, Former Member and Chair of the Essex Selectboard, Former Member and Chair of the State Board of Education. Tom James Essex

Return Max Levy Re-elect Max Levy Max has proven, again and again, to be a voice of reason on the Essex Select Board. His contributions are well reasoned, fair, forward thinking and delivered with respect for residents, fellow board members and staff. Max is, in every way, an excellent representative of and for the entire community. I urge voters in all of Essex to return Max Levy to the Essex Select Board on March 5. Sincerely, Paula Duke Paula Duke Essex

Childcare providers unite I first decided to do run a child care program from my home in Essex so I could stay home with my own children, giving them the love and attention

they deserve, while making an income at the same time. After opening my home to the families in my community, I learned that this work is far more important than I could have ever imagined. The children that come to my house each day depend on me to provide them with consistency they need for healthy development, while their parents depend on me to provide the consistency they need to go to work each day, in order to provide for their own families. My business is an essential support system for many families in my community. And yet I find that this important work is too often overlooked and undervalued. That is why I am proud to be working together with my colleagues to build a union for child care providers — Vermont Early Educators United. By coming together with my colleagues from across the state, we have already seen a strengthened voice for our profession. I was thrilled over the last two weeks to hear Governor Shumlin say that early education is one of his top priorities and that he believes passing the bill that gives providers the right to choose to form a union, is the right thing to do. Teresa Crete T’s Tiny Tots Daycare Essex

Each week we ask readers of our e-mail newsletter to share their thoughts on a topic making headlines in The Essex Reporter. A sampling of responses to this week’s question follow. Go to www.essexreporter.com to sign up for the newsletter. Q: Essex Junction Village Trustee Andrew Brown is running this year for a seat on the Essex Selectboard. Do you think someone should be able to sit on both boards simultaneously? Absolutely! Village and Town municipalities need to be communicating more. Having a Village Trustee serve on Essex Selectboard will facilitate this conversation. Remember, as confusing as it is, ALL Village residents are also tax paying residents of the Town. I’m sure that any conflict of interest issues (what would they be!?) can be worked out amicably — we’re all Essex Townies! Bridget Meyer Essex Junction

and therefore eligible. Perhaps the real question is... when will Essex as a whole, realize that the town/village government structure with it’s duplication of services and less than fair, taxation scheme is outdated, inefficient, and 19th century? Scott Moody

Sure, if the individual can make the time to devote to both, the understanding gleaned and translated to the citizenry would be a great service. Diane Clemens Essex Junction We also asked this question on The Essex Reporter Facebook page (www.facebook.com/essexreporter), and received the following responses, among others. Why not? He is both a resident of the village and town,

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Police beat Multiple burglaries The Essex Police Department investigated the unlawful entry of an occupied residence on Sleepy Hollow Road in the Town of Essex on Jan. 7. The female suspect, acting alone, was identified at the scene as 56-year-old Jeanne Barner of Bolton. Barner was arrested and charged with burglary by the Essex Police

Department. There were similarities between this incident and an incident investigated by the Vermont State Police on Dec. 13, 2012 on Old Stage Road in Westford. Continued investigation by the Vermont State Police and Essex Police Department determined that Barner was involved in other residential burglaries and attempted residential burglaries in the towns of Jericho, Westford

Town of Essex 1/&#=,##$/1>>*,&$1+#$ =*?$1@1A>1/>#$B*+$ !*?=$:##,A=C$ Absentee ballots are available in the Essex Town Clerk’s Office, 81 Main Street, for Town Meeting held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Anyone may vote absentee until 4:30 p.m. the day before the election. Those who wish to register to vote may do so in the Town Clerk’s office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily Monday through Friday. The clerk’s office will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 18. The deadline to register to vote for this election is Wednesday, Feb. 27. Polls will be open Tuesday morning, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Town residents vote at the Middle School on Founders Road; Village residents vote at the High School on Educational Drive.

and Essex. During each of these occurrences Barner targeted unlocked homes and successfully obtained or attempted to obtain prescription medications. Barner cooperated with investigators and provided information that was used to help identify other victims. Barner will be arraigned on the new charges at her next scheduled court appearance in Chittenden Superior Court. The date has not yet been determined.

Town of Essex taxes 90#$:1+;"$7< The second installment for 2012/2013 taxes are due Friday, March 15, 2013. Payments can be made in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or mailed to: Town of Essex, 81 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Mailed payments must be postmarked by the due date of March 15, 2013. Note the town does not have credit card capabilities for tax payments. Town tax payments can also be placed in the drop box next to the main door of the Town Clerk’s Office until midnight of the due date.

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Vermont Entrepreneurship Day. Join entrepreneurs, policymakers, students and business technical assistance service providers in celebrating Vermont’s entrepreneurial spirit. Lunch and roundtables with successful entrepreneurs. Open to the public. Capital Plaza Hotel, Montpelier, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Contact: http://vermontentrepreneur.org/entrepreneur-weekevents

Laker Learning Connections. Cafeteria, Col!"#$%"&'%( )*+,$-!%( #,*-#,, 95 Allen Road, South Burlington will begin winter worship hours on Sunday, September 9. The Holy Communion service will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be one service only. On the first Sunday of each month there is a contemporary worship service with Holy Communion. Sunday school is at 9:00 a.m. Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Road, South Burlington, VT 05403, (802) 862­8866, church.office@alcvt.org, www.alcvt.org #!).!-/( 0!1+&"+( #,*-#,2 (Fundamental­independent.) 61 Main St., Essex Junction, 878­8341. Pastor James Gangwer. Sunday School 10 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Sunday evening worship 6:30. Wednesday evening youth groups; Awana, Pro­Teens and Prayer meeting 7 p.m.

6!/0-$!7( #'33*%&+/( #,*-#, 67 Creek Farm Plaza, Colchester VT. 05446 802­338­9118 www.daybreakvermont. org or brentdaybreak@gmail.com Sunday Service at 10:30am Lead Pastor, Brent Devenney

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4&-"+(#'%9-$9!+&'%!)(#,*-#,('4($""$82 39 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Telephone (802) 878­5745, Fax: (802) 872­8236; Email: welcome@fccej.org Rev. Mark Mendes, Senior Pastor, Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Associate Pastor. Sunday worship services: 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Communion: first Sunday of every month. Sunday School meets weekly at 10:15 a.m. Junior High Youth Group meets regularly Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Senior High Youth Group meets regularly Sunday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Adult Choir, Junior Choir, Cherub Choir, Handbell Choir, Men’s Choir, Ladies Choir.

ice in North Hero Village. Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 16-17. Most events free and open to the public. North Hero, Champlain Islands, various times. Visit: www.champlainislands.com.

Life-size Candyland game. Up to 4 players per game and each game takes approx. 8 minutes to play. A $3 suggested donation per child to the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care is appreciated. Also, Feb. 9: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. University Mall, South Burlington, 4-7 p.m. Contact: 802-863-1066 x11.

Contra dance. Music will be provided by Atlantic Crossing. All are welcome, all dances taught, no partner or experience necessary. Beginners’ session at 7:45 p.m. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. Admission: $8 adults, children under 12 free. Edmunds School Gymnasium, 299 Main Street, Burlington, 8 p.m. Dance Info: 802-371-9492 or 802-343-7165.

Spaghetti soiree and silent auction. The Colchester High School music program is hosting a night of dinner and music provided by CHS musicians. Silent auction will feature dozens of items donated by area merchants. Tickets: $10 adults, $6 children under 12. Two seatings. Cafeteria, Colchester High School, Colchester, 5 and 7 p.m. Contact: 802-264-5742 or peltiere@csdvt.org or towlem@csdvt.org.

Informational meeting. Meet with the community to learn about Vermont Workers’ Center including the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, Put People First campaign, and Planet Movement. Open to the public. Essex High School, 6-8 p.m. Contact: 802-373-0133

Winter Encore concert. The Jasper String Quartet will perform. Tickets: $30 adults, $15 under 18. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7:30 !"#"$%&'()*(+$,,,"-.''(/0"&12

,')/(4!3&)/2("+:()!;-$%#$(1!-&",2(Pastor: Reverend Charles H. Ranges, S.S.E. Rectory Address: 4 Prospect Street. Phone: 878­5331. Holy Family Mass Schedule: 28 Lincoln Street. Sundays, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. & 7:30p.m.. St. Lawrence Mass Schedule: 158 West Street. Saturdays, 4 p.m. and Sundays, 9:30a.m.. Sacrament of Reconciliation: St. Lawrence, Saturdays, 3:15­3:45p.m. and by appointment. Daily Mass, 8:30a.m.@Holy Family Church. &")!3&#("'#&$+/('4(.$-3'%+2 182 Hegeman Ave, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446. Join Imam Islam Hassan (imam@ isvt.org) for the five daily prayers. Timings at ISVT homepage www.isvt.org The call for Friday Jumah prayers is exactly at 1:00PM followed by Khutbah and prayer. Additional Friday night lectures between Magrib and Isha prayers. Weekend Islamic classes on Sundays 9:45AM­1:30PM for all children 4 years and older during the school year. Interested non­ members always welcome. (802) 655­6711 or salam@isvt. org or Facebook. 3+:( 3!%"4&$)6( *%&+!-&!%( *%&.$-"!)&"+( 4$))';",&12 Visit www.mmuuf.org. Services are held at 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from Setpember through June. 195 Vermont Route 15, Jericho (the red barn across from Packard Road). 899­2558 "+(5!3$"($1&"#'1!)(#,*-#,2(4 St. James Place (Gate F to the Fairgrounds) Essex Junction 878­4014 http://www. stjamesvt.org. Services: 8:15 am Holy Eucharist Rite II without music. 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite II with music. Coffee hour to follow. Adult education at 9:30 and Godly Play for PK­3rd graders at 10:15 "+:( 1&*"( +,$( +$%+,( #,*-#,2 20 Jericho Road, Essex, 878­5997. Pastor: Rev. Richard W. Tinney. Masses: Mon.­ Thurs. 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Confessions Sat. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m. www.together. net/~stpius "+:(+,'3!"(#,*-#,2 6 Green St., Underhill Center. Father Charles R. Danielson, Parish Priest. Weekend Masses: Saturday­4:30 p.m., Sunday­8:30. Daily Masses: Check with wwwlstthomasvt.com or call 899­4632

Cabaret Night

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Hosted by the Essex High School Music Department. Guests will be treated to desserts and beverages while being entertained by vocal music students. General admission: $7. Proceeds will benefit the music department. Tickets go on sale Feb. 11 in the Essex High School main office or at the door. Essex High School Cafeteria, 7 p.m. Contact: 802-857-7000 x1581.

Peter Burke, writer for thedailygardener.com, will demonstrate how to grow the bulk of salad greens through the winter with sunflower, radish, buckwheat, pea and broccoli shoots. Everyone will take home a planted tray that will be ready to harvest in 7-10 days. Essex Junction Senior Center, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Contact: 5cornersfarmersmarket@ gmail.com

jockey Joel Najman. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments and cash bar. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Memorial Auditorium Annex, 250 Main Street, Burlington, 7:30-11 p.m. Contact: 802-862-1505.

Dance auditions. Bryce Dance Company is looking for six movers to join this contemporary company for a new evening length work with performances in late spring and early summer. Pre-registration is required. South End Studio, 699 Pine Street, Burlington, 2:30-4 p.m. Sign up: brycedance@gmail.com

Genealogy. “Using the Drouin/Loiselle Mar1/)25$I/*1&6*G5"J$K)'5($L77)13$,/77$(5)*G$ how to access marriage records from Quebec in the years 1621 to 1935. Class: $5. Vermont Genealogy Library, Hegeman Avenue, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Contact: 802-2385934.

Hinesburg Winter Carnival. Includes a winter ,);-5$M15)4;)8($)'3$8/75'($)F*(/&'"$I5'F+$ ,);-58$ ,/(G$ 8(1),M511/58N$ #)!75$ 8.1F!$ and whipped cream, bacon, fresh fruit, bagels, coffee and orange juice. Bid on a variety of items from local merchants. Enjoy ice skating, relay races, and contests during the Hinesburg Winter Carnival. Admission: $6 adults, $4 children >?O>"$L77$!1&*5538$M5'56($(G5$P/'58MF12$ QF1851.$ E*G&&7N$ )$ '&'?!1&6($ !)15'($ *&operative preschool. Hinesburg Community School cafeteria, 10888 Route 116, Hinesburg, 8-11 a.m.

Essex Has Talent. A showcase of community amateur performers. Acts will include singing, dancing, gymnastics, rock bands and more. Admission: $5; $4 with a nonperishable food item for Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf. Essex High School Auditorium, 7 p.m. Contact: 878-1375.

Workshop. “Lease Your Land to a Farmer.” A free workshop for landowners who are considering or curious about leasing land (&$)$;)1#51"$E&F(G$RF17/'2(&'$S&,'$T;6*es, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, 2 p.m. Register: 802-656-5459.

Performance. “Stand Up, Stand Out,” by Vanessa German and New American artists. Honors the late Dan Balon and his work in our community. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres available. Free and open to the public with a suggested Donation $15 to the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program. BCA Center, Burlington, 6-8:30 p.m.

9''6(",$1,$-6()*+,$-!%(#,*-#,2 (ELCA)­ 273 VT. Rte. 15 – Between Jericho and Underhill – 899­3932. Sunday Worship ­ 9:00 a.m./Sunday School for all ages ­ 10:30 a.m.. gslcvt@myfairpoint.net All are welcome. Rev. Phillip Roushey. Email: pastor_phil@goodshepherdjericho.org. 9-!#$(*%&+$6(3$+,'6&"+(#,*-#,2 130 Maple Street, Essex Junction. 878­8071. 1 mile south of the Five Corners on Maple Street / VT. Route 117. Worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. with concurrent Church School Pre­K to High School. Handicapped­accessible facility. Adult Study Group Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Adult Choir / Praise Band / Women’s Fellowship / Missionally active. Korean U.M.C. Worship Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Come explore what God might be offering you!

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$""$8(!))&!%#$( #,*-#,2 37 Old Stage Road in Essex Junction. Sunday Services: 7:45 am, 9 am, 10:15 am and 11:30 am. Phone: 878­8213. www.essexalliance.org $""$8( #$%+$-( *%&+$6( 3$+,'6&"+( #,*-#,2( Please join us for worship that combines the best of traditional and contemporary music and spirituality. We are a safe and welcoming space for all people to celebrate, worship, ask questions, and put down spiritual roots. Sunday worship at 8:15 & 10:00 am. Sunday School & nursery at the 10am service. We offer a variety of small groups for prayer, Bible study, hands­on ministry, and studying contemporary faith issues. 119 Center Rd (Route 15) Essex Center. Rev. Mitchell Hay, pastor. 879­8304.

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#,-&"+( 3$3'-&!)( #,*-#,2 Route 2A, Williston, just north of Industrial Ave. Wes Pastor, Senior Minister, 878­7107, Proclaiming Christ and Him crucified Sundays at 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. www.cmcvermont.org +,$(#,*-#,('4(5$"*"(#,-&"+('4()!++$-26!/("!&%+"( 2( Sacrament Meeting each Sunday at 10am 73 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452, 802­879­9142, essexwardvt@ gmail.com. All visitors welcome to attend church services each Sunday at 10am. We learn about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and how we can follow Him. We believe in strengthening families and serving one another. Learn more about members and the church at www.mormon.org.

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Open faced hot pork dinner. Cost: $6 per plate. Live entertainment by “The Honey Bees.” Open to the public. VFW Post 6689, 73 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, 5:30 p.m. Contact: 878-0700.

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Snowshoe tracking walk. Enjoy a snowshoe walk through the woods while looking for tracks and signs of wildlife activities with the Winooski Valley Park Districts environmental educator. The WVPD will provide snowshoes for the excursion to those that need them, along with binoculars )'3$ (1)*4$ /35'(/6*)(/&'$ #)(51/)78"$ 9155$ and open to the public. Pre-registration required. Woodside Park, Essex, 1 p.m. Register: 802-863-5744 or americorps@ wvpd.org.

Classical concert. “A Night at the Pops,” presented by The Burlington Civic Symphony. Music Director Daniel Bruce will lead the BCSO in a program of light classical and pops favorites. Admission: $5-15. ElleyLong Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. Tickets: 802-86-FLYNN &1$-.''(/0"&12"$:';&+$<=>?<@A?A=BC"

Opera concert. The Burlington Ensemble and the Oriana Singers will perform Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” Part of Burlington Ensemble's "90/10 Series' to bene6($8/0$7&*)7$'&'?!1&6($&12)'/D)(/&'8"$EF2gested donation at the door: $10. College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, 3 p.m. Contact: 802-598-9520 or burlington.ensemble@gmail.com.

Concert. “Vermont’s Own” 40th Army Band will perform. Also featuring the Castleton State College Wind Ensemble. Fine Arts Center, Castleton State College campus, 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Contact (G5$%&7*G58(51$&;6*5+$@@<?@H<="

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Presentation. “Animal Attractions.” Speaker: Bryan Pfeiffer. Charles Darwin meets Valentine’s Day in a vivid display of courtship among birds and other wildlife. In this GMAS program writer and naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer will present some of his most revealing and amorous wildlife photographs showing birds, bees, and other creatures cavorting in ways that you might not expect. This presentation is rated PG for “politely graphic”. Richmond Free Library, Richmond, 6:30 p.m.

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Malletts Bay School winter concert. SG5$6;(G$ grade band and chorus will perform. Free and open to the public. Colchester High School auditorium, 6:30 p.m. Visit: www. friendsofcolchestermusic.com.

Rigoletto 101. Join the Vermont Italian Club and opera lover extraordinaire, Patrick Brown, for an introduction to the world of opera and an overview of Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, 7 p.m. Contact Barbara: 8657211

Book discussion. “The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” by Wendy McClure. Led by Peter Burns. Free and open to the public. Local History Room, Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Contact Barbara: 865-7211

Theater production. Through Feb. 16. “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” William Shakespeare’s tragedy about treachery, revenge, incest, moral corruption, and family. Presented by the Champlain College Theatre Department. Tickets: $20. Tickets available at the door. Also Feb. 20-23. Champlain College Alumni Auditorium, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Contact: 802-865-5468

Book discussion group. “Writers As Read-

Sunday

Reception. “Color Story.” A juried exhibit that crosses subject, theme and genre and focuses on choice of color. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will b served. Exhibit runs through Mar. 3. Darkroom Gallery, 12 Main Street, Essex Junction, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Camel’s Hump Challenge. A demanding 26 km backcountry ski around Camel’s Hump. A fundraiser supporting education and family support programs for the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter. Camel’s Hump Nordic Skiers’ Association center, Huntington, 7:30 a.m. For registration and details, visit: http://www.camelshumpchallenge.com/.

Masterclass. The Jasper String Quartet will lead a masterclass for young musicians at the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association as part of their Eastman Strings Masterclass Series. Free and open to the public. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 10 a.m.

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ers.” Examining how Laura Ingalls Wilder captured the imagination of writer, Wendy McClure. Free and open to the public. Fletcher Free Library, 235 College Street, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Contact Barbara: 865-7211

Essex Rotary Meeting. Guest speaker: Melissa Long, “Vermont Refugee Resettlement Presentation.” Serving the communities of Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho and Underhill. The Essex, Essex Junction, 12:10 p.m.

Meeting. The Green Mountain Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America. Topic: “Red Work.” First meeting is complimentary. Bring a bag lunch. Pines Senior Living Community, 7 Aspen Drive, South Burlington, 9:30 a.m. Contact: 372-4255.

Look Good — Feel Better Program. Free program that teaches female cancer patients techniques to help restore their appearance during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Lois McClure-Bee Tabakin Building, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, 3-4:30 p.m. Contact Hope Lodge: 802-658-0649

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Lincoln’s Birthday celebration. Dressed in period costume, singer/researcher Linda Radtke shares songs from Vermont during the Civil War period, with engaging commentary and letters from Vermont soldiers. She is joined by pianist Arthur Zorn in this program for all audiences that brings the Civil War period in Vt .to life through music and letters. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 7p.m. Contact: 8786955.

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Malletts Bay School winter concerts. Colchester residents will have the opportunity to see the school district’s budding musicians perform this month at the Malletts Bay School (MBS) winter concerts. First concert: third graders. Second: Fourth graders. Gymnasium, Malletts Bay School,

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Green Mountain Chapter of the Air Force Association luncheon. Guest speaker: Chief Master Sergeant Richard Brehm USAF (Ret). Elks Club, 925 North Avenue, Burlington, 12 p.m. Advanced luncheon registration is preferred and may be made by contacting John Roach: 8793713.


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serts and beverages while being entertained by vocal music students. General !"#$%%$&'() *+,) -.&/00"%) 1$22) 30'045) 560) music department. Tickets go on sale Feb. 77)$')560)8%%09):$;6)</6&&2)#!$')&=4/0)&.) at the door. Essex High School Cafeteria, 7 p.m. Contact: 802-857-7000 x1581.

Brown bag book club. This month: the poetry of Vt. poet Sydney Lea. Coffee, tea, juice and dessert provided. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Contact: 878-4918

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Demonstration. “Growing Your Own Indoor Salad Greens in the Winter.” Peter Burke will show how to grow the bulk of our sal!");.00'%)56.&B;6)560)1$'50.)1$56)%B'@&1er, radish, buckwheat, pea and broccoli shoots. Everyone will take home a planted tray that will be ready to harvest in 7-10 days. Essex Junction Senior Center, 3:304:30 p.m. Contact: 5cornersfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Poetry reading. Vt. Poet Laureate Sydney Lea will speak on poetry and read some of his work. Free and open to the public. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, 21 Library Lane, Williston, 11 a.m. Contact: 878-4918

Theater performance. “Urinetown.” A story of a town affected by a 20-year water shortage, forcing the people to pay to use the public facilities run by a mega corporation. If the townspeople refuse they are sent to a penal colony called “Urinetown.” Ascension Lutheran Church, 95 Allen Road, South Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Contact: 8628866.

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Presentation. “John Stark: Enigmatic Revolutionary.” Karl Crannell, independent scholar, author, and historic guide, will introduce everyone to General John Stark — a Revolutionary War hero. No charge, but donations appreciated. Ethan Allen Homestead Museum, Burlington, 2 p.m. Contact: 865-4556 or info@ethanallenhomestead.org

Concert. “Songs of Hope, Joy, and Peace.” Featured music will range from Gustav Holst’s ethereal Ave Maria to spirituals and folksongs. Presented by Bella Voce Women’s Chorus and the Vermont Women’s Fund. McCarthy Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 3-4 p.m. Contact: 802-398-2300.

Musical performance. The Bells of St. James and The Essex Children’s Choir. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow. UCW White Church, Westford, 4-5 p.m. Contact Marge: 802-879-4028

Pancake breakfast. Menu: pancakes, VT maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, juice. Free and open to the public. Two servings. Grace United Methodist Church, 130 Maple Street, Essex Junction, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.

Ongoing Bingo. Sponsored by the Whitcomb Woods Residents Association. Whitcomb Woods, 128 West Street, Essex Junction. Mondays at 6 p.m. Contact: 879-1829.

Cell phones for soldiers. Local residents can support these collection drives by donating their old cell phones at A. W. Rich Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Essex Junction. Collections accepted 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: 849-6261.

Charity campaign. Teen for Jeans is collecting gently worn jeans in any, size, brand or style to donate a local charity. Collection through Feb. 10. Collection spots: First Congregational Church, Essex Junction; Aeropostale in the University Mall, South Burlington. Visit: www.teensforjeans.com.

English as a second language classes. Improve your English conversation skills and meet new people. Wednesdays. Pickering Room, Second Floor: Intermediate/Advanced. Administrative Conference Room:

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Essex Art League. C005%)560)4.%5)D6B.%"!E)&=) Family Support Group. Outright Vermont the month. The meeting agenda includes a business and social time, and features a guest artist presentation. Essex Junction Congregational Church on Main Street, Essex Junction, 9-11 a.m. Visit: www.essexartleague.com

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Genealogy. I05)560)09G0.5%)4'")56!5)#$%%$';) ancestor. Resources available for New England and New York. Vermont Genealogy Library, Hegeman Avenue, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, Tues: 3-9:30 p.m. and Sat: 10 a.m.-4p.m. Contact: 802-2385934 or http://www.vt-fcgs.org.

Feb. 12 Fruit cap knitting workshop. Learn to make an adorable berry hat for a special little person in your life. Essex Free Library, 2 Jericho Road, Essex, 6:30 p.m. Contact: 802-8790313 or essexfreelibrary@essex.org Improv. Theater games with movement, voice, character development and lots and lots of laughter. Gr. 6 and up. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 3-4:30 p.m. Contact: 878-6955. Feb. 13 Tax help for taxpayers. Free for low and middle incomes or those 60+. Volunteer AARP foundation certified expert tax preparers Tak and Dorothy Ng will help through Apr. 11. Reserve your place for taxprep: 878-6955. Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, 1-4 p.m.

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COLCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL ART. A variety of projects from grades 6-8 which demonstrate some unique lessons in color, line and perspective. Students included: Nicole Corriveau, Kelsi Wallace, Hannah Miller, Mariah Lavallee, John Shail, Grace McConnell, Svea Phelps and Abby Handy. Runs through mid-Feb. Colchester Town Office, Colchester.

BY SUSAN BONDARYK The Essex Reporter Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to categorize Jayson Argento. By day, this Essex Junction resident is co-owner of Argento Laraine Fine Jewelry â&#x20AC;&#x201D;located on Talcott Road in Williston. He also fills his spare time with his two other businesses: Champlain Motion Pictures and Lake Champlain Photography. And by night, Argento rocks Chittenden County in live performances with his band, Pleasuredome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have always taken on too many things at once,â&#x20AC;? said the former Malletts Bay resident and CHS graduate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when you share yourself â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you are sharing art.â&#x20AC;? Before the jewelry business and before the band â&#x20AC;&#x201D; there were films. Argento got his start in the film industry with shorts. But soon, he had an idea for a feature length film. In 2008, his movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Finding Providence,â&#x20AC;? was released and Champlain Motion Pictures was born. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember sitting in the back of Essex Cinemas for the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Finding Providenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; movie premiere,â&#x20AC;? remembered Argento. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was very much in tears as I observed people laughing and screaming in all the right places. That was the best feeling Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever experienced with art.â&#x20AC;? That same year, two more full-length features were made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cthulhu Chronicles: The Movieâ&#x20AC;? is a suspenseful, supernatural thriller starring Argento, Rusty Dewees and Luis Guzman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Light Remainsâ&#x20AC;? stars the late Larry Holden, best known for his roles in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Batman

Beginsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mementoâ&#x20AC;? and a good friend of Argentoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The real defining characteristic of Larry is that he was an amazing person who changed lives for the better everywhere he went,â&#x20AC;? Argento shared. Both movies are currently in postproduction and Argento knows they will be finished soon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have finally found an editor that has Vermont roots and a family, so he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be moving to LA or NYC,â&#x20AC;? he explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing, too, because I have a ton of ideas for new scripts just rattling around in my notes on my iPhone.â&#x20AC;? Argento doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let the post-production waiting game get to him. When he closes the jewelry store for the day, he gears up for his next gig with Pleasuredome. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My band takes a few pages from the concerts we loved so much in the eighties and we invoke that same energy into a Pleasuredome show,â&#x20AC;? he revealed. As the lead singer, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Argentoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to bring the positive energy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At our shows, you will have fun. Big huge anthems that make your heart soar and pull your hands into the air,â&#x20AC;? Argento expressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy seeing people light up when we start a song like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Living on a Prayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Stop Believing.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? If you've missed Pleasuredome's shows at local venues like On Tap Bar and Grill in Essex Junction, or Venue in Colchester â&#x20AC;&#x201C; mark your calendar for their Apr. 13 show

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Photos By Oliver Parini

Jr. Iron Chef Competition

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udding culinary artists from Vermont schools participated in the sixth annual Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction on Saturday. During the competition, 75 teams of three to five students had 90 minutes to prepare an original recipe suitable for serving in a school cafeteria. A panel of judges made decisions based on taste, presentation, creativity, best use of local ingredients, nutritional value and level of feasibility for replication in school cafeterias.

The Junior Iron Chef competition bustles with activity as young chefs prepare their teams' recipes.

The Center Point School makes ravioli from scratch.

Stephyn O'Leary of Rock Point School cuts peppers.

Mt. Abraham Middle School's team caramelizes apples and onions. 

ABOVE: The “Rainbow Radishes” of Putney prepare their bruschetta recipe.   LEFT: A Trio of Fritters prepared by one of St. Albans Middle School's teams. 


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