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elcome to the Burlington International Airport; we are happy that you chose to fly from BTV. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate BTV’s friendliness, excellent on-schedule record, and direct flights to many major cities. Located adjacent to Burlington Vermont, BTV is also just ten minutes from Lake Champlain and is easily accessible to the many hotels and fine restaurants in the area. In addition, it is also an hour from five world-class mountain resorts. While you are at the airport, we hope you will visit our observation tower that is one of our early air traffic control sites. There you will enjoy a great view of aircraft operations with the beautiful Green Mountains in the background while listening to real-time communications between our current ATC tower and the aircraft coming and going. The observation tower is located on the second floor of the terminal and is open from 9 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. Whether you are coming or going from the Burlington International, we hope your experience here is an enjoyable part of your trip.

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Envisagez d’arriver à BTV deux heures avant votre vol. Souvenez-vous que vous pourriez avoir besoin de trouver une place au parking, vous enregistrer, et passer par la sécurité. Et ayez en esprit que les vols s’embarquent d’habitude au moins 30 minutes avant l’heure prévue de départ. Une fois les portes de l’avion sont fermées, elles ne seront pas rouvertes pour les retardataires.

Plan to arrive at BTV two hours before your flight. Remember that you may need time to find a parking place, carry luggage into the terminal, check in, and pass through security. Also, keep in mind that flights usually board at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time. Once the aircraft doors are closed, they will not be reopened for late arrivals.

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BTV’s new parking garage additions make “Garage Full” conditions rare, but occasionally they do occur. Be sure to call ahead to the parking garage at (802) 8657572 for up-to-the-minute parking conditions status. Alternate parking is available the Airports’ overflow parking at Park & Shuttle, adjacent to the main terminal.

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La nouvelle extension du garage de BTV met dans des rares situations « le Garage Plein », cependant il arrive occasionnellement. Soyez sûr d’appeler en avance au garage au (802) 8657572 pour s’informer de la dernière situation du parking. Un parking alternatif est disponible au parking de débordement des Aéroports au Park et Navette, adjacent au terminal principal.

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 Pack smart Please check the TSA’s web site at www.tsa.gov for a list of items banned from checked bags or carry-ons. DO keep your prescription drugs, jewelry and other valuables with you. If you store toiletries and other small items inside plastic bags, it will help prevent spillage, breakage, or loss in case your bag is searched.  Keep film in carry-on bags and remove laptops from their cases. Make sure to have laptops labeled! Remove any metal from your pockets and place in your carry-on to avoid being detained and slowing down the check-in lines and process. And remember, do not bring wrapped presents to the airport. The TSA is recommending that you either ship wrapped packages ahead of time or wrap upon arrival.


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22 Restaurant Review El Cortijo

30 Vermont’s Socially Responsible Businesses AO Glass

34 Vermont B & Bs

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VERMONT Official Magazine of the Burlington International Airport June / July 2012 Destination Vermont is published six times per year, and is associated with the Burlington International Airport. It is produced and published by Wind Ridge Publishing, Inc. of Shelburne, Vermont. Destination Vermont is dedicated to informing and entertaining the thousands of people who travel through Vermont’s largest airport each year. Please direct all inquiries to: PO Box 752, Shelburne, VT 05482 (802) 985-3091 holly@windridgepublishing.com

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Director of Social Advocacy and Social Outreach at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Rick Peyser commutes to work at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) on his 28-yearold BMW motorcycle. He also enjoys cross-country skiing, playing keyboards in R&B bands, running, and living in Vermont. “I’ve been lucky and traveled the world, but there is no place like Vermont. I love its physical and social climate,” he commented. Wind Ridge Publishing will soon release Brewing Change, Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters written by Peyser with his friend and running partner, Bill Mares. Brewing Change chronicles Peyser’s compelling personal journey as he grew to become an advocate in the specialty coffee industry for rural coffee-farming families around the globe. Brewing Change also offers an insider’s view of one of the largest companies in the specialty coffee business. How did your career with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and your work with corporate social responsibility begin? “I began at GMCR in 1987 as mail order marketing director and later held positions as retail marketing manager and public relations director. In 1992, I joined a GMCR employee trip to visit a coffee plantation in Costa Rica—I returned to Vermont driven to know much more about coffee and coffee-farming communities. I felt a responsibility as the company’s public relations director. If I were to speak for the company, I needed to know the whole story behind the [coffee]

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bean. So I took a week’s vacation and visited some of the smaller coffee farms in Guatemala. There I stood face-to-face with extreme poverty. I learned that food was scarce many months of the year. I saw incredibly hard-working farmers trying to make the best of what very little they had. This was a turning point for me: I knew we had to help.” How did Green Mountain Coffee Roasters help its coffee-farming families? “A lot of credit belongs to CEO Bob Stiller. He encouraged and gave me more opportunities than I dreamed of back in 1987. Stiller could see the big picture and connect the dots for coffee farmers and for GMCR; it was fertile ground for social responsibility at GMCR. For example, when coffee prices around the world fell well below the cost of production, many coffee farmers left rural farms, moved to urban areas, and didn’t return. So we could see that it serves everyone to help—the sustainability of the industry is in jeopardy if we don’t. Why should the next generation stay and struggle to survive growing and harvesting coffee when they can see that in other parts of the world people have access to clean water, nutritious food, health care, and secondary education? You have to provide farmers with good reasons to stay— a healthy future with food security and a decent quality of life. GMCR now has made it policy to contribute 5 percent of its yearly pretax earnings to projects in the communities where our company does business. Last

Rick Peyser year I think those donations were about 15 million dollars.” What’s next? I want to support the growth of the young NGO, Food4Farmers. I’d also like to continue working to build a coffee industry coalition focused on food security issues—together we could tackle things that are too big for just one company to handle alone—such as food security and climate change.” What else would you like readers to know? “That I’m not unique. I’d encourage people to bring their values to the workplace. The worst thing for me would be if I had to leave my values in the car when I went into the office. I also want people to know that anyone can make a difference.”

Pre-release orders for Brewing Change, Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is available online at www.windridgepublishing. com and will be released to bookstores in August. The authors are contributing 100 percent of their royalties to the non-profit organization Food4Farmers. Wind Ridge Publishing has a corporate policy of contributing 10 percent of its net profits from book sales to a charity of the authors’ choice; WRP’s contribution will also benefit Food4Farmers.


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By Peter A. Gilbert Foreword by Jay Parini In what appears to be a paradox, Americans may have become more opinionated and yet less confident in their capacity to think for themselves. Could that be in part because Americans are reading less? And engaging less with the world of ideas?” So asks Vermont Humanities Council Executive Director Peter A. Gilbert in the introduction to this collection of over sixty lively essays, which are adapted from his frequent commentaries broadcast on Vermont Public Radio. $15.95

Brewing Change Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

The Squirrel Diaries Tales from a Wildlife Rehabilitator

By Rick Peyser and Bill Mares Foreword by Bob Stiller During his 24-year career at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Rick Peyser has been leading a quiet, dogged crusade to change the world of coffee—advocating for a sustainability and better quality of life for coffee farmers. Brewing Change reminds us of the dramatic change that is possible when individuals and companies work together for mutual success and an equitable world. $19.95

By Astrid Helena Nicolay Vermont resident and wildlife rehabilitator Astrid Helena Nicolay parlays a dozen years of wit and wisdom into a collection of heartwarming, humorous, and educational tales about tending the cadre of rescued squirrels that have come under her temporary guardianship. The Squirrel Diaries invites you to learn something new about the creatures in your everyday world, and to think about the role compassion plays in what it means to be human. $16.95

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There And Back Commentary by a Former Foreign Correspondent

Alice D. Outwater’s 1930s and ‘40’s Brooklyn Heights memoir and American version of Upstairs/Downstairs or Downton Abbey. $18.95

Commentary on today’s world events as seen through the eyes of ABC News veteran foreign correspondent, Barrie Dunsmore. Forward by Ted Koppel $26.95

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3:14 and Out A Collection of Vermont Public Radio Commentaries Bill Mares’ warm and witty VPR commentaries reminding us that thinking can be fun. $14.95

Burlington A Sense of Place A visual tour of the Queen City through the four seasons by Vermont’s award-winning photographer Paul O. Boisvert $34.95

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June 1-3

Strolling of the Heifers Parade & Weekend, Brattleboro A weekend of fun and education for the whole family, built around the worldfamous agriculturally-themed Strolling of the Heifers Parade. All related to the mission of sustaining family farms by connecting people with healthy local food. 802-258-9177, strollingoftheheifers.com

June 3

Tour de Heifer, Lilac Ridge Farm, Brattleboro The second annual Strolling of the Heifers Tour de Heifer is set for Sunday, June 3. The Tour is a trio of scenic farm-to-farm bicycle rides tailored to all levels of ability, with 10-mile, 30-mile and 60-mile routes. There is also a five-mile walking option. 8am 802-258-9177, strollingoftheheifers.com

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June 1-10

Burlington Jazz Festival, Burlington See page 13 for main schedule

June 9

Central Vermont 50+ EXPO, Killington A day of fun and learning designed for Vermonters age 50 and older, though all ages are welcome. Live music, silent auction, art workshops, informative seminars, wine tasting ($5), Vermont microbrew tasting ($5), giveaways including Red Sox and Patriots tickets, dancing, wide variety of exhibitors and more. Free admission. At the Killington Grand Resort Hotel & Conference Center, 228 East Mountain Road, 9:30am- 4pm 802-872-9000, vermontmaturity.com/expo.

June 9

Renegade Playground, Stratton The most intense 5k race you’ve ever run. Mud, hills, walls, monkey bars, jumping, crawling, running, more mud, music, food. And beer. 1-800-Stratton, feedback@stratton.com

June 9-10

Kid’s Pirate Festival, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Come in costume and enjoy exciting, pirate-themed activities, live performances with juggling, stilt-walking and comedy by Stephen Gratto & Sons, sing-alongs, dramatic play, make-and-take crafts for the whole family. 10am-5pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org


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June 9-10

Retreat from Canada: Revolutionary War Reenactment, Ethan Allen Homestead Museum The Warner Regiment will recreate an encampment of colonial militia from 1776, featuring lifestyle education program, tools and crafts displays, and presentations. 802-865-4556, ethanallenhomestead.org

June 9-10

Vermont Days, all state parks and historic sites Free entry into all state parks, state owned historic sites, and the Vermont History Museum; free fishing on Saturday (no license required), fun and free activities.

June 15-17

Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival, Quechee Continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 artisans and commercial vendors. Festival food, a beer and wine garden, and more. 802-295-2500, www. quecheeballoonfestival.com

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June 22-24

Soccerfest, Stratton Soccer retailers on hand selling and demo-ing the latest gear, film screenings and outdoor BBQs, activities and concerts . 1-800-Stratton, feedback@stratton.com

NEMBAfest Mountain Bike Festival, East Burke Loads of fun with downhill and XC mountain biking at the very first-ever Mountain Bike Festival at Kingdom Trails and Burke Mountain. A weekend of riding, camping, demo-ing, the latest mountain bikes and checking out the latest gear, music, food, and more. 802-626-7300, info@skiburke.com

June 16-17

Vermont History Expo, Tunbridge A collection of 150+ local historical societies, museums, and heritage organizations meet every other year to create a fresh picture of Vermont history with exhibits, music, family activities, food, presentations, performances, and more. 802-479-8500, www.vermonthistory.org

June 23

Burlington Wine and Food Festival, Burlington Three hundred wines from around the world, food from the best restaurants in northern Vermont, classes, silent auction, live jazz. 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

June 21-24

Wanderlust, Stratton The renowned yoga and music festival returns to Stratton. Wanderlust is a mix of yoga classes, guided meditations, live music, dance parties and events for fans of music, yoga and environmentally and spiritually conscious living. Lodging and tickets are now available. 1-800-Stratton, feedback@stratton.com

June 23-24

Native American Heritage Festival, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Discover the vibrant Native culture of the Champlain Region as members of Abenaki tribes present singing, drumming, dancing, wampum readings, craft demonstrations, and other traditions. 10am-5pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

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June 24

Paddle to Prehistory, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Canoe a short distance on Otter Creek, explore the marshes of Dead Creek, and take out at a spot that shows evidence of Native American habitation. Archaeologist will show and explain chert and quartzite artifacts, and give a stone tool-making demonstration 9:30am-12:30pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

June 29-July 1

Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction New England’s oldest and largest quilt event. Shop the colorful array of wares offered by 80 vendors . Fabulous classes, lectures, quilt appraisals, gallery talks and demos. 802-872-0034, info@vqf.org

June 29-July 1

Vermont Morgan Horse Heritage Days, Tunbridge This amateur-friendly show highlights the history, ability, and versatility of the Morgan horse. vtmorganheritagedays.org

June 30-July 1

Mountain Friends and Freedom Celebration, Stratton An all American weekend to ring in the fourth of July at Stratton. A full day of music on Saturday and fireworks that evening. Pie eating, wiffle ball, outdoor games, hay rides, horseshoes, a giant slip and slide and much more. 1-800-Stratton, feedback@stratton.com

July 5-7

Circus Smirkus, Essex Award-winning international youth circus. 802-533-7443, circussmirkus.org

July 6-8

Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, Stowe More than 25 hot air balloons. Children’s activities, live entertainment, delicious food, and a beer and wine garden. 802-253-7355, stoweflake.com

July 7-8

Windsor County Agricultural Fair, Barlow’s Field on Eureka Road, Springfield ATV Obstacle course, karaoke, King Arthur Flour Baking contest, Jelly-Jam and Relish Chutney competition. Kiddie rides, Buddy the Clown, farm animal petting zoo. 4-H competitions, ox and pony pulling, draft horse competition, VINS raptor presentation, chainsaw carving demonstrations and much more. 10am –6pm 802-291-0731, wcafvt@gmail.com

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July 8

Mad Marathon & Mad Half, Mad River Valley “The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon” 7am 802-496-5393, madmarathon.com

July 12-16

The Vietnam Veterans “Moving Wall”, Brown Football field, Riverside Park, Springfield The Vietnam Veterans “Moving Wall” Memorial went on display for the first time in 1984 and has been touring the country for more than 20 years. 802-885-2779, themovingwall.com

July 13 -15

Vermont Mountain Bike Festival, Waterbury Group rides, skills clinics, kids activities, industry expo, bike demos, shuttles, BBQ, beer garden, and raffles. info@vermontmountainbikefestival.com

July 14-15

Sixth Annual Champlain Islands Open Farm and Studio Tour, Grand Isle County Visit vineyards, farms, art studios, galleries, and markets. Meet the artists, agricultural producers and their animals living and working at the edge of magnificent Lake Champlain. 802- 372-4556, openfarmandstudio.com

July 14-15

Ditch Pickle Classic, Swanton Catch-Photo-Release Fly-fishing Tournament 802-644-2214, DPCVT.com

July 20-21

Vermont Brewers Festival, Waterfront Park, Burlington Celebrating Artisan Craft Beer and the Brewers who brew them. vtbrewfest.com

July 20-21

Opera North, VT Institute of Natural Science, Quechee A dazzling night of opera in a stunning outdoor setting. 603-448-4141, operanorth.org

July 21-22

Small Boat Festival Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Longboat try-outs; music by Rick Norcross; boat and outboard motor restoration demos. Saturday: 3-mile Challenge Race Sunday: Kids’ Duct Tape Regatta. 10am-5pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

July 22

Vermont Cheesemakers’ Festival, Shelburne Farms Over 200 Vermont cheeses will be the centerpiece, along with dozens of specialty foods, fine wines, and locally crafted beer. More than 40 Vermont cheesemakers. Cooking and cheesemaking demonstrations, wine tastings, and seminars. 11:00 am 800-884-6287, vtcheesefest2012@gmail.com

July 27-29

Lamoille County Field Days, Johnson Truck-pulling, horse and oxen pulls, live entertainment, the women’s skillet toss, BINGO, educational animal barn, Dreamland Amusements midway and games, arm wrestling and more. 802-635-7113, trombley@ townofjohnson.com

July 28

Paddle/Rowing to Ecology, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Exploration of aquatic ecology. Using professional grade science equipment, participants will travel on the open lake to conduct observations and measurements. All children must be accompanied by at least one parent/ guardian. The museum supplies all necessary equipment including life vests. 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

July 28-29

Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington Thousands of beautiful natural specimens and jewelry are available at affordable prices. Exhibits, lectures, raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and activities for kids. 10am-5pm 802- 849-6076, jhiggins@surfglobal.net

July 30-Aug 3

Mindfulness Connections for Teens (13-18), Shelburne Farms The program supports teens’ connections to self and to the environment while building inner resiliency through a community experience of movement, stillness, and sensory exercises. 802-985-0327, mburke@shelburnefarms.org

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Friday, June 8

Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio Flynn MainStage, 8pm Asphalt Orchestra FlynnSpace, 10pm

Christian McBride & Inside Straight (Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble) MainStage, 8 pm Dixieland Cruise with The Onion River Jazz Band Lake Champlain Ferry, 7 pm Marco Benevento Signal Kitchen, 11 pm WPTZ NewsChannel 5 Block Party: Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band Church Street Marketplace: Fountain Stage (Upper Block), 5 pm

Saturday, June 2 Ninety Miles Flynn MainStage, 8pm Jonathan Batiste Quintet FlynnSpace, 10pm Big Joe Burrell Day in City Hall Park: the Stooges Brass Band and more! City Hall Park

Sunday, June 3 Tim Berne/Snakeoil FlynnSpace, 6 pm Bonnie Raitt (Marc Cohn) Flynn MainStage, 7:30 pm

Monday, June 4 Craig Taborn FlynnSpace, 8:30 pm

Saturday, June 9 Dianne Reeves Flynn MainStage, 8 pm Waterfront World Tent: Jimmy Cliff (Toussaint the Liberator with Amandla) Waterfront Park Tent Doors and Nectar’s Grill at 6 pm, Music at 7 pm

Sunday, June 10 Lee Konitz Quartet & the BDJF Nonet FlynnSpace, 7 pm

Tuesday, June 5

18 Mon. TRI-CITY 7:05 19 Tues. TRI-CITY 7:05 25 Mon. CONNECTICUT 7:05 26 Tues. CONNECTICUT 7:05 27 Wed. CONNECTICUT 7:05 28 Thurs. LOWELL 7:05 29 Fri. LOWELL 7:05 30 Sat. LOWELL 6:05

July 4 Wed. HUDSON VALLEY 4:05 5 Thurs. HUDSON VALLEY 7:05 6 Fri. HUDSON VALLEY 7:05 7 Sat. STATE COLLEGE 6:05 8 Sun. STATE COLLEGE 6:05 9 Mon. STATE COLLEGE 7:05 19 Thurs. TRI-CITY 7:05 20 Fri. TRI-CITY 7:05 23 Mon. LOWELL 7:05 24 Tues. LOWELL 11:05 Single Game Ticket Prices Reserved seating $8 General admission $7 Seniors (60+) $5 Children (12 and under) $5 Contact information: 802-655-4200 vermontlakemonsters.com

Vijay Iyer FlynnSpace, 8:30 pm

Wednesday, June 6 Donny McCaslin Group FlynnSpace, 8:30 pm Chicha Libre (Vermont Joy Parade) Nectar’s, 9:30 pm

Thursday, June 7 Mary Halvorson Quintet FlynnSpace, 8:30 pm Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience) Waterfront Park Tent Doors & Nectar’s Grill at 5pm, Music at 6 pm

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares, prepared foods, and more. Downtown Burlington City Hall Park & St. Paul Street (which will be closed off to traffic)

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Fundraisers June 2 Craft/Vendor Fair Fundraiser for Dragonheart VT, South Hero There will be a craft/vendor fair along with a lawn sale and hamburger/hotdog sales. This is a fundraiser for Dragonheart VT. 9am - 3pm. 802-777-9406, bhawley03@gmail.com

June 9 Champ Ride, Oakledge Park, Burlington The Champ Ride supporting Vermont CARES and helping Vermont CARES celebrate their 25th anniversary. Their mission is to prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS by working with people affected by HIV/AIDS . Scenic routes include four rides, 17, 32, 67 miles and also a century (100 miles). Individuals and teams can register now. 6:30 am 800-649-2437, peter@vtcares.org

June 16-18 Lake Champlain International Father’s Day Fishing Derby, Lake Champlain Bringing in anglers from over 30 states. Presented by Yamaha, LCI flagship fundraising event and America’s oldest, largest, family fishing derby. Large cash prizes. 802-879-3466, www.lciderby.com

Vermont Century Ride

June 22-23 Relay for Life, Essex Junction A life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate and raise money for the American Cancer Society. 802-872-6300, amy. deavitt@cancer.org

June 22-24 Stowe Wine & Food Classic, Stowe A one-of-a-kind food and wine experience, taking you from farm to table and vine to glass. Top winemakers and chefs and their farmers and suppliers. A benefit for Copley Hospital and The Vermont Foodbank. 888-683-2427, sharon@sharonteventsllc.com

June 23 Long Trail Century Ride to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Killington Enjoy the beauty of Vermont while cycling and raising money to provide sports and recreation to people with disabilities. The ride ends at Long Trail brewery with a BBQ, live music, refreshments and more. www.longtrailcenturyride.com

July 7 Tour de Bondville, Stratton The Sixth Annual Tour de Bondville. A bike ride, golf outing and after event party benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 1-800-Stratton, feedback@stratton.com

July 14 Antiques & Uniques, Craftsbury Common Over 100 vendors of antiques, collectibles, craftspeople and artisans. Great live music and food. Benefiting Craftsbury nonprofits. 10 am 802 586-7596, antiquesanduniques2012@gmail.com

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12 Hours of Millstone MTB Race, A Mountain Bike Relay Race & Festival, Websterville Solo mountain bikers and teams up to 4 riders race for 12 hours on a 7 mile singletrack course. Proceeds to benefit the Millstone Trails Association. 9 am 207-221-0203, pat@cascobaysports.com


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Vermont Summer Theater Vermont Stage Company FlynnSpace, Burlington 802-862-1497, www.vtstage.org Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts, Ltd., Burlington 802 86-FLYNN, www.flynncenter.org Fairfax Community Theatre Company, Fairfax www.fctcvt.org Lyric Theatre Inc. , Williston 802-658-1484, www.lyrictheatrevt.org

Saint Michael’s Playhouse, McCarthy Arts Center, Colchester 802-654-2281, academics.smcvt.edu/ playhouse The Shoebox Theatre, Burlington 802-863-2343 Waterfront Theatre, Burlington 802-862-7469 Barre Players, Barre 802-476-8188, info@barrieplayers.com   Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier 802-229-0492, www.lostnationtheater.org

Middlebury Community Players, Middlebury 802-388-6410, middleburycommunityplayers.org Stowe Theatre Guild, Town Hall Theatre, Stowe 802-253-3961, www.stowetheatre.com Barre Opera House, Barre 802-476-8188, www.barreoperahouse.org Lamoille County Players, Hyde Park 802-888-4507, lcplayers.com Valley Players, Waitsfield 802-583-1674, www.valleyplayers.com Parish Players, Thetford 802-785-4344, www.parishplayers.org Vermont Children’s Theater, Lyndonville 802-626-5358, vermontchildrenstheater.com QNEK Productions, Haskell Opera House, Newport 802-334-6498, www.QNEK.com Springfield Community Players, Springfield 802-885-4098, springcommunityplayers.org Actors Theatre Playhouse, Brattleboro 877-666-1855 Dorset Playhouse American Theatre Works, Dorset 802-867-5777, www.dorsetplayers.org Sandglass Theatre, Putney 802-387-4051, www.sandglasstheater.org Whetstone Theatre Co, Brattleboro 802-257-2600 Weston Playhouse, Weston 802-824-5288, www.westonplayhouse.org Hooker Durham Theatre, Brattleboro 802-254-9276 Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington 802-447-0564, www.oldcastletheatre.org Vermont Theatre Company, Brattleboro 802-258-1344, vermonttheatrecompany.com

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Farmers Markets Five Corners Farmers Market, Essex Jct. Fri 3:30-7:30, 802-879-6701 www.5cornersfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Westford Farmers Market, Westford Fri 3:30-6:30, 802-370-4077 www.westfordfarmersmarketvt.org

Hinesburg Farmers Market, Hinesburg Thu 3:30-6:30, 802-482-2651 www.hinesburglionsfarmersmarket.org

Williston Farmers Market, Williston Sat 10-2, 802-735-3860 www.willistonfarmersmarket.com

Jericho Mills Riverside, Jericho Thu 3-6:30 802-434-7464, notchfarm@gmail.com

Winooski Farmers Market, Winooski Sun 10-2 413-446-4684, charlotte.rooz@gmail.com

Fletcher Allen Hospital, Burlington Thu 2:30-5:30, 802-847-0797 Tanya.mcdonald@vtmednet.org

Milton Grange, Milton Sat 9:30-1:30, 802-893-7934 jamesbmilton@comcast.net

Franklin County

Burlington Farmers Market, Burlington Sat 8:30-2, 802-310-5172 www.burlingtonfarmersmarket.org

Richmond Farmers Market, Richmond Fri 3-6:30 802-434-5273, cmader@surfglobal.net

New North End Farmers Market, Burlington Thu 3-6:30, 802-658-8072 newnorthendfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

Shelburne Farmers Market, Shelburne Sat 9-1 802-985-2472, www.sbpavt.org

Old North End Farmers Market, Burlington Tue 3-6:30, 802-324-3073, sra@riseup.net

So. Burl. at Healthy Living, So. Burlington Sun 10-2, 802-863-2569 www.healthylivingmarket.com

Addison County Bristol Farmers Market, Bristol Sat 11-2, 802-343-5396 www.bristolfarmersmarket.org Middlebury Farmers Market, Middlebury Wed 9-12:30 & Sat 9-12:30 802-388-0178 www.middleburyfarmersmarket.org Chittenden County

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Enosburg Farmers Market, Enosburg Wed 3-6, Sat 9-1 802-933-6623, shullparent@yahoo.com Richford Farmers Market, Richford Sat 9-1, 802-848-3076 cliff.holmes@myfairpoint.net Northwest Farmers Market, St Albans Sat 9-2, 802-373-5821 www.nwvtfarmersmarket.org


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Grand Isle County Champlain Islands Farmers Market, Grand Isle Sat 10-2, 802-372-3291 www.champlainislandsfarmersmarket.com

Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe Fri 11-3 802-760-4661, www.stowe.com Rutland County

Isle La Motte Farmers Market, Isle La Motte Sat 9-1 www.islelamotte.org/farmersmarket

Brandon Farmers Market, Brandon Fri 9-2 802-273-2655, cijak4@localnet.com

Champlain Islands Farmers Market, South Hero Wed 4-7,802-372-3291 www.champlainislandsfarmersmarket.com

Castleton Farmers Market, Castleton Thu 3:30-6:30, 802-273-2241

Lamoille County Johnson Farmers Market, Johnson Tue 3-6 icecutting@gmail.com Lamoille Valley Farmers Market, Morrisville Wed 3-6 www.farmersartisanmarket.com Morrisville Farmers Market, Morrisville Sat 9-1 802-888-7053, hbirdfarm@yahoo.com Stowe Farmers Market, Stowe Sun 10:30-3, 802-472-8027 www.stowefarmersmarket.com

Fair Haven Farmers Market, Fair Haven Fri 3-7 518-282-9781, sherry12887@yahoo.com Mt. Holly Farmers Market, Mt. Holly Sat 10-1, 802-259-2322 ssmith@vermontel.net Poultney Farmers Market, Poultney Thu 9-2 802-683-5791, www.farmersmarket.org Rutland County Farmers Market, Rutland Tue 3-6, Sat 9-2, 802-773-4813 www.rutlandcountyfarmersmarket.org

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Vermont Farmers Market, Rutland Sat 9-2, Tue 3-6 802-683-5791 www.vtfarmersmarket.org Washington County Barre Granite Center, Barre Wed 3-6:30, 802-454-1418 barrefarmersmarket@gmail.com Capital City Farmers Market, Montpelier Sat 9-1, 802-223-2958 www.montpelierfarmersmarket.com Northfield Farmers Market, Northfield Tue 3:30-6:30 802-728-3602, verne@innevi.com Waitsfield Farmers Market, Waitsfield Sat 9-1, 802-472-8027 www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com Waterbury Farmers Market, Waterbury Thu 3-7 802-279-4371, info@paintedtulipvt.com

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July 16-17 Teen Basic Blacksmithing Workshop, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum This two-day workshop is for teens 14 – 17. Management of a traditional blacksmith’s forge and the techniques of shaping hot iron into useful or decorative items. 10am-4pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

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Hunt for mushrooms at Shelburne Farms. Photo by Lindsey Campbell

Classes and workshops June 2

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Mushrooms, Wild & Cultivated, Shelburne Farms Join Ari Rockland-Miller, The Mushroom Forager. The morning will focus on cultivation of common mushrooms and then head outside to hunt for mushrooms. Bring lunch. 9am-4pm 802-985-8686, www.shelburnefarms.org

Champlain Discovery For Teens (13-16 yrs old), Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Build a 17’ sea kayak, and then go on an 11-day paddling and camping trip. Students own the kayak they build. First three weeks will be a dayprogram held at the museum 8:30am-4:30pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

June 6 and June 9

The Basics of Garden and Landscape Design, 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville Gardner and Landscape Designer Derrick Boulay with help you plan your next garden. 802-888-1261, www.riverartsvt.org

Mountaintop Birding and Conservation, Mt. Mansfield Montshire Museum and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies team up for a two-part birding course. Need to be able to walk ½ mile on uneven ground. June 6, 7-8:30pm, June 9, 6am-4pm 802-649-3637, www.montshire.org

June 8 Real Milk, Shelburne Site TBD This is an interactive workshop on the safety, health benefits and economics of raw milk and open discussion with milk producers and people making products from raw milk. 9-11am 802-985-8686, www.shelburnefarms.org

June 10 Veggie and Herb Container Gardening, Shelburne Farms Salad greens, vining cucumbers, and kitchen herbs. Plants that can provide a privacy screen. Bring a 2-3 gallon container to purchase some plants to get started. Soil provided. 10:30-Noon 802-985-8686, www.shelburnefarms.org

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June 29

Needle-felted Chair Pads, VT Grand View Farm, Washington Learn to make a needle-felted chair pad. 802-685-4693, www.grandviewfarmvt.net/ VermontFiberRetreats.html

July 9-13 Summer Sheep & Wool Camp for Children, Grand View Farm, Washington Children engage in helping with chores and caring for animals. Then carding wool, spinning, and felting. Parents can set up a pre-warped loom and weave a scarf or placemat. 10am 802-685-4693, kimgoodling@yahoo.com

July 14 Survival Orienteering, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Series of outdoor living skills including Leave No Trace philosophy, planning, fire building, land navigation: map and compass, wilderness preparedness and safety 9am-3pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

Natural Dye Workshop, VT Grand View Farm, Washington Spend the morning gathering plants and flowers to use as dye material. Dye baths will brew through lunch on the porch. After lunch, dye sample skeins of yarn. 10am3pm 802-685-4693, kimgoodling@yahoo.com

July 20 and July 24 Bats in the Barn, Shelburne Farms Learn about the benefits of bats, then venture out with Barry the bat guy to watch the flight of the barn’s bats as they leave for their evening hunt. 7:30–9 pm 802-985-8686, www.shelburnefarms.org

July 21 Outboard Motor Maintenance, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum This course for owners of 2-cycle, up to 25 horsepower, outboard motor owners who wish to maintain their own outboard motors. 12:30-4:30pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

July 27 Family Felted Mural workshop, VT Grand View Farm, Washington Spend the day with your family and create a mural to take home. Needle felting and wet felting techniques will both go into your mural. All materials provided. 9:30am-2 pm 802-685-4693, kimgoodling@yahoo.com

July 27-29 Basic Blacksmithing Workshop, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum For students with no previous metalworking experience, covers basic iron-working skills such as coal forge management, tools and materials, and basic forging techniques. 9:30am-4:30pm 802-475-2022, eloiseb@lcmm.org

July 30-August 3 Mindfulness Connections (for Teens), Shelburne Farms The program supports teens’ connections to self and to the environment while building inner resiliency. 9 am - 3 pm 802-985-0327, mburke@shelburnefarms.org


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June 5 Tuesday 5:30-7:30 pm Writing What You Know – with Bill Mares If the first principle of writing is to write “about what you know,” then Bill Mares passed the first test. Among his 13 books are several about his hobbies, fishing, beekeeping, and home brewing. Titles include Fishing with the Presidents, Bees Beseiged, and his latest release written with Rick Peyser, Brewing Change, Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Mares will discuss the process of sharing your knowledge and experience between two book covers. $30

June 7 Thursday 6-7:30 pm Write Your Life in 8 Lines, 24 Words – with Sue Roupp In just two weekly sessions, Chicago transplant and writing instructor Sue Roupp will offer a series of writing prompts designed to elicit memories, and through a repeated process of choosing already written individual words, narrow our life stories down to a powerful 8 lines and 24 words. President of the Off Campus Writers Workshop, creative writing teacher, actor, public speaker and poet, Roupp has taught workshops all over the country and she is an award-winning and published poet. $50.

 June 13 and 20 Wednesdays 1-3 pm Right (Write) Out Loud: Telling True Stories – with Recille Hamrell Veteran storyteller and workshop facilitator Recille Hamrell, guides participants in learning how to retrieve, frame, and tell personal stories well. This interactive workshop will help you tap into buried or treasured memories of the moments, people, and events that have shaped your life, and then shape and share stories that are wonderful to hear and tell. $40

June 21,28,5,12, and 19, Thursdays 6-8 pm Creative Writing for Grown-ups – with Sue Roupp Combining the University of Chicago and Amherst methods for teaching writing, this relaxed, positive, process-oriented creative writing approach is appropriate for all writers – fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Characters appear, scenes take shape, ideas flow, poetry starts its way down a page and writers build confidence, craft, and results. Sessions include free writing, manuscript review, and creative excercises. Roupp has hosted this highly successful series in the Chicago area for many years and in addition to her own writing accomplishments, she has had the pleasure of witnessing many of her adult students go on to publishing success or to pursue MFAs. $150

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WRP’s Writers’ Barn summer camps for young writers – with Emily Copeland Session I: July 11-13, 9 am-12 pm (Wed.-Fri.) Ages 10-12, $100, max 10 students Session II: July 18-20, 9 am-12 pm (Wed.-Fri.) Ages 12-14, $100, max 10 students Children and young adults are natural storytellers, and summer break is the perfect time for relaxed reading, writing, and storytelling. The Writers’ Barn summer camps will provide a space for creative, imaginative storytelling and an opportunity for young writers to collaborate with peers. Each morning will include a variety of writingbased activities and writing prompts, sure to inspire any young writer who registers. Work in nature writing, poetry, memory writing, and storytelling will be coupled with hands-on art projects to supplement the written word. The sessions are designed for all students, not just those who have already found a love for reading and writing. The Writers’ Barn summer camps will build confidence, provide real audiences, and give young writers the chance to keep their skills sharp over the summer. Outdoor activities will abound, provided that the weather complies. WRP’s Writers’ Barn instructor Emily Copeland has taught writing at Saint Michael’s College, been a literary assistant for novelist John Irving, has participated in Champlain College’s Young Writers Conferences, and has coached middle school students in soccer and skiing.

Wind Ridge Publishing’s Writers’Barn mission is threefold: to build a supportive space for writers and aspiring writers of all ages to learn, practice, and develop writing skills, whether for pleasure or profession; to offer opportunities for building writing communities of careful readers and fellow writers for development of craft and feedback; to offer opportunities to celebrate the spoken word with storytelling circles and other community events. The Craft of Writing Children’s Picture Books with author Elizabeth Bluemle (center, in red) was the inaugural event opening the new Writers Barn in Shelburne.

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El Cortijo Taqueria • Cantina By Kara Brown Photos by Ben Sarle As we left El Cortijo on New Year’s Eve, I asked the owner Jed Davis what he wanted to achieve in the community with this new restaurant venture. With mock seriousness, he slammed his fist down on the bar and said, “We’re going to change the world!” Though that’s a pretty tall order for a taqueria, he’s at the very least going to change the food scene in Burlington. What Flatbread did for pizza, and the Farmhouse did for pub food, El Cortijo (the name literally means ‘farmhouse’) is posed to do for Mexican food. Like these other establishments, El Cortijo is committed to local food and fresh ingredients, and as photographer Ben Sarle states: “Everything they do changes the paradigm.” As I walk down Bank Street on a rainy night, the familiar Sadie Katz sign is gone, replaced with one bursting with color. Our table of four walked in at 6pm, and the place was packed and inviting. With their interior design, they have managed to keep a diner feel, using the old Sadie Katz booths and bar, but added a cantina splash with warm lighting and south-of-the-border colors. Attention to detail really sets the atmosphere, especially with lights from

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Conant Metal & Light that incorporate old cans of beans and chiles, to handpainted toilets featuring vines and flowers. (I never thought that I would get giddy about a toilet.) Our server Emma was affable and helpful, and the entire waitstaff seemed enthused and excited to be a part of this new venture. Though there is limited seating, they use the small space to the best of its capacity. El Cortijo also banks on a steady takeout business with a to-go menu that proclaims, “Always taco time!” and offers 12 and 30 racks of tacos to go. Even the in-house menu asks you not to ‘freak out’ if they are really busy. You can also order your takeout online. The menu is simple and designed to make the meal your own–going for chips and salsa with dips and appetizers, or loading up on tacos. There are even some dessert offerings, but I don’t know how anyone will ever have room. The menu has brunch options not offered at the time of our visit, but they look amazing and will enthusiastically be scarfed down one late morning. My one qualm with the starters is that you have to pay for chips and salsa, and it is not bottomless (though our waitress said they were toying with the

Two amazingly fresh and delicious margaritas

idea of cheap refills). However, I understand with the size and feel of the place that they might not want campers. There are not enough tables to lounge, though the bar beckons one to sit for a spell, nursing beers and slowly ordering tacos. We started with chips and salsas and guacamole, soon followed by platters of tacos. The salsa verde was citrusy and fresh, and the chips robust and crunchy. In fact, everything that I had at El Cortijo could be described as ‘fresh’; the whole menu was vibrant with colors and flavors, everything seeming to come straight from the kitchen expressly for you. The guacamole was simple, but chunky and lovely, like the avocado had just been split. The only lackluster offering of the evening was the salsa roja, which really didn’t taste like anything other than tomatoes. Both salsas and the guac were lacking in heat, but each table features two

house-made hot sauces–one jalapeno, one verde–that you can add to any and everything to spice it up. For the true heat-seekers it might be nice if they added a hot-hot sauce to the table, but they also have housepickled jalapenos that you can add on–I almost made myself sick by eating so many of them. Among other starters offered are sopa de tortilla (soup) and a salad. The salad was refreshing, lavished with radishes, and a tangy citrus dressing, and the vegetarian sopa was surprisingly hearty and satisfying. One starter that I was dying to try, but had no room left for, was the papas fritas, or cheese fries. Our server raved about them, and I can imagine they are the perfect hangover prevention, or simply a welcoming comfort food. Now to the tacos: on the veggie side, they offer a frijoles (beans) taco, a verduras (vegetable medley), and


Tacos served on organic soft corn tortillas with onion and cilantro

a camote, which features sweet potatoes, kale, and pepitas. The frijoles was straight-forward and tasty, though the verduras was lacking in oompf. The real standout was the camote which was an explosion of flavor–sweet and savory, the texture smooth and soft. I also can’t remember the last time I was so impressed with tortillas. Usually just a vehicle for filling, these house-made tortillas are chewy and crunchy at the same time, adding to, not detracting from the flavor of each taco. My meat-eating companions tried a slew of other

tacos on the menu, happily eating each one, even the lengua (beef tongue), despite trepidation. The standouts were the pescado (fish), chorizo (pork sausage), and the carne (beef). The tequilia-lime slaw on the pescado taco looked so appetizing that even as a long-time vegetarian I found it appealing. On the carne, the chimichurri seasoning stands out, and the chorizo taco was consumed so fast by our photographer that no one else got to taste it. Among the three restaurants in this growing dynasty, El Cortijo is also the only one with a full bar, and

if you go to El Cortijo for nothing else, you must have a margarita. As my sister said, “They nailed it.” The classic margarita was flavorful and tangy–not a hint of cloying sweetness to it–while the fruit margaritas and the sangrita were complex– peppy and full, tasting of freshly squeezed fruit. We also tried the red sangria, which was rich and sparkly, though not exactly what one wants on a cold winter night; however, I imagine on an 85-degree day I would be quaffing them. The draft and bottled beer menu is also respectable, including a specialty drink from Rookies root beer.

As a Southern girl, my one wish for a Mexican joint is what I had back in Georgia: endless chips and salsa accompanied by tall pitchers of Dos Equis. Even though no place in Burlington has quite achieved that yet, El Cortijo has come closest to providing the atmosphere and the flavor I desire from Mexican food, in fact, surpassing it with freshness and innovation. Even after one visit, El Cortijo is at the top of my list for tacos, margaritas, and good times. Contact info: cortijovt.com, 802-497-1668, 189 Bank Street Burlington.

Plans for dinner tonight? Archie’s Grill

Chef Leu’s House

Pistou Restaurant

Shanty on the Shore

4109 Shelburne Road

3761 Shelburne Road

61 Main Street

181 Battery Street

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Burlington, VT 05401

Burlington, VT 05401

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www.chefleu.com

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Tapping Strengths Instead of Trees Stern Center for Language and Learning By Laurie Caswell Burke

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apping into the strengths of learners comes easily for a Vermont grown organization such as the Stern Center for Language and Learning. With sites near Burlington and in the Upper Valley region, the Stern Center offers a multitude of services that focus on finding solutions that allow everyone to learn. Vermont is known for its uniqueness, and the Stern Center recognizes that same quality in learners with its motto “because all great minds don’t think alike.� The Stern Center has helped thousands of individuals since its founding by Blanche Podhajski, Ph. D. in 1983. As a non-profit educational resource for learners across Vermont, upstate New York, northern New England, and beyond, the Stern Center partners with parents, educators, and other professionals to help students of all ages reach their full potential. Each year, the Stern Center instructs more than 900 students and provides professional

Older students have included college students, carpenters, physicians, and business leaders.

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learning opportunities for over 2,000 educators. A profile of students can offer a glimpse of the diversity of people who come to the Stern Center. John, a third grader struggled with and avoided reading because the words always appeared jumbled. He came to the Stern Center for an evaluation and learned that he has dyslexia. John received specific instructional strategies to help him learn to read. Now he can read, and he knows he is smart. Margo, a second grade teacher, came to a professional development workshop to learn strategies to successfully teach reading to a classroom of students with a wide range of learning abilities. Sarah, who found social relationships very challenging, struggled to make friends. She attended the Social Thinking Program including Camp Compass, a summer camp designed for children like her, and she is now beginning to build friendships. Fred, a seventh grader constantly

Many children find confidence in discovering that they learn differently.


frustrated in math and falling behind, received very specific one-on-one instruction from a Stern Center math specialist and his grades and confidence have improved. Older students have included college students, physicians, carpenters, and business leaders who are succeeding but are interested in extending their abilities through improved organization, time management, and writing. The common thread for most of these individuals is that despite good intelligence and being supported at home, work, or school they felt challenged and needed help. Some thought that they were not smart. Others knew something wasn’t working well, but they did not know what, or how, to get help. The Stern Center professionals identified individual learning styles and provided specialized learning strategies that enabled each of these learners to achieve personal success. How does the Stern Center measure its success in helping all learners? Its alumni are the best indicators of the Stern Center’s impact. The most frequent answer when alumni are asked what they experienced at the Stern Center is, “You helped me to believe in myself and succeed.” This is a powerful statement and one that truly resonates for those who found the Stern Center during a critical point in their lives. One alum shares, “It changed my life forever. Before I came to the Stern Center I always thought I was so stupid. After a learning evaluation, the staff told me my intellectual functioning was in the 99th percentile, yet my processing speed for reading was down in the 14th percentile. I remember they asked me, “Do you know what this means? ... it means you can do anything you want.” This year that same alumnus published his first book specifically for dyslexics like himself.

Another alum sums up his thoughts. “ One of the things that the Stern Center has taught me is that I am very smart. Now, I realize that I learn differently from other kids.” A Green Mountain State treasure and gem, the Stern Center is committed to helping learners grow and thrive for many decades to come. Visit the Stern Center at www.sterncenter.org.

The Stern Center offers a free resource for preparing preschoolers for early reading success at www.buildingblocksforliteracy.org.

Student receiving one-on-one instruction with a math specialist.

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Change is in the Air Vermont Flight Academy

By Doug Smith / Photos courtesy of Vermont Flight Academy

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lying and flight training in America is important; it’s part of our nation’s infrastructure. The Vermont Flight Academy (VFA), a growing new flight school in Vermont, is taking a large role to insure that Vermont is a vital part of aviation. And what a great state it is to offer flying and flight training! Pilot shortages in the years ahead are looming; some forecast hundreds of thousands of pilots worldwide would be needed to operate an ever-increasing number of airplanes. Yet despite pilot needs going up, flight training is down

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in the USA. The founding partners of VFA decided three years ago that it was truly time for a cultural change, and more citizens need to know more about flying. Our youth need more opportunities to learn about all facets of aviation. To capture the interest of future pilots and to assist with professional growth for current pilots, VFA has developed many innovative opportunities to support new and professional pilots. The price of aviation also is an ongoing concern. How can costs be best contained? This revolutionary flight school is the

only non-profit flight school in Vermont, and one of only a very few nationwide. Operational costs are minimized by computerized scheduling, billing, flight student record keeping, inventory, and maintenance records. Student pilots, instructors, and staff all use the same easy self-service system. VFA is the only FAA Approved Flight School in Vermont, an effort that was awarded after a year of paperwork and certification. By using a syllabus of detailed ground and flight objectives along with an FAA-approved flight simulator, required


flight time can be decreased substantially in some training by as much as 40 percent. These savings are passed on to consumers, the student pilots, and renters of the flight school. VFA began with a single leased club airplane, one flight instructor, and a first student: Jon Pizzagalli, of Shelburne. Today VFA hosts 13 airplanes, an advanced simulator, 15 flight instructors, and 42 students. The flight school teaches over 250 hours a month. Monthly free FAA Safety Team workshops bring in all types of pilots from all over Vermont and New England. They earn “Wings” credits for attending, which lower their insurance rates. Aircraft choices for new pilots and experienced aviators also are unusual and exciting. Students can choose to train in aircraft from historical Piper Cubs to Cessnas, to a glass cockpit DiamondStar DA-40. Specialized training for commercial, instrument, and multi-engine certification, including tail dragger, complex and high performance logbook endorsements are offered. An aerobatic Citabria is used offering spin training and aerobatics! Seaplane training— both single engine and multiengine—is a seasonal focus between May and October. The Academy’s desire is to offer the ultimate in professional pilot

training in Vermont by contracting with Vermont Tech College to offer flight training for a college degree in aviation. This new program is Vermont’s very first four-yeardegree in aviation: Professional Pilot Technology. It begins in August at the Williston campus, and all the flying for nine pilot certificates and ratings will be at VFA as it prepares graduates for aviation career choices worldwide. When walking in to the VFA, the first thing seen adorning the walls of the Flight Dispatch area is an aviation tradition: more than twenty T-shirts with names and dates represent the students who have soloed an aircraft for the first time this year. In fact, three of the T-shirts belong to students who soloed on the FAA age minimum, their 16th birthday. These teenagers will be eligible for their Private Pilot Certificates when turning age 17. Students and renters range from age 15 to 70. Learning to fly is both fun and challenging, like few other disciplines! Flight instructors and staff at VFA are all passionate pilots, and include former academic professors, air traffic controllers, charter and corporate pilots, active and retired military F-16 pilots, and airline pilots who teach because they haven’t forgotten their early days as student pilots. They now train the next

generation of pilots for the world. The Flight Academy has its own FAA Designated Pilot Examiner on staff , and an FAA testing center. Want to try flying an airplane? VFA offers DISCOVERY FLIGHTS with gift certificates for any occasion. Recipients will actually fly an airplane with an experienced flight instructor and log the first hour in a logbook. It’s not just a scenic ride, but an actual flight lesson with handson operation, and with our instructors … the new student will need a nap afterwards! For such discovery flights, family or friends can also ride in the back seat to observe this exciting first flight lesson. For experienced pilots, consider offering a gift certificate for an Instrument Proficiency Check in the Flight Academy’s advanced simulator or a Flight Review in an aircraft. Want to buy an airplane? VFA can help, and customers can both learn to fly in their own airplane and lease it to the flight school for use with other students, reducing the cost of flying for everyone! Orville and Wilbur Wright set the world alight with their first flight 109 years ago. And although they never came to Vermont, their legacy and influence continue; VFA intends to keep the Wright’s momentum going as it trains the next generation of pilots to soar. www.VermontFlightAcademy.com

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Ben & Jerry’s By Stephen Mills apitalizing on a current craze for yogurt, Vermont’s—and perhaps the nation’s—finest purveyor of frozen desserts has gone Greek. Here’s the scoop: Four of Ben & Jerry’s six new flavors in 2012 are made from Greek frozen yogurt, which has become all the rage among those who want both fabulous flavor and to watch that waistline! Kirsten Schimoler, one of the flavor gurus behind the development of Greek frozen yogurt proudly presented the research and design team’s efforts: “It’s nice to have a wholesome indulgence that fits within my personal eating habits and tastes great. They’re refreshing, they’re fruity, and they are exactly the taste that fans expect from Ben & Jerry’s.” Greek yogurt has traditionally been made by straining the whey (watery part of milk) from the curds (the creamier part of milk), through a cloth, paper bag, or filter, making it higher in protein and lower in sugar and carbohydrates than unstrained yogurt. Industrial processes use spinning centrifuges to separate the curds and whey. It means using up to five times more milk to

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obtain the same content as raw milk in ice cream, which can only be a boon for the Vermont dairy industry. Mooo to that! Four of Ben & Jerry’s six new 2012 flavor savors include: Banana Peanut Butter Greek Frozen Yogurt (GFY): Banana GFY with swirls of peanut butter Strawberry Shortcake Greek Frozen Yogurt: Strawberry GFY with shortbread pieces Raspberry Fudge Chunk Greek Frozen Yogurt: Raspberry GFY with dark chocolate fudge pieces Blueberry Vanilla Graham Greek Frozen Yogurt: Blueberry and Vanilla GFY swirled together with a graham cracker swirl On a recent visit (tough assignment) to B&J’s flagship factory, store, and scoop shop in Waterbury, we learned that the Raspberry Fudge Chunk and Peanut Butter Banana Greek flavors are “particularly popular.” However, in the interest of conscientious journalism, this reporter tried all of the new Greek frozen yogurt flavors: they are—in a word—delicious. Scoop shop assistant manager

Kelly Hough explained that B&J launches four to six new flavors each year and rotates out an equal number of its frozen confections. The evidence can still be found up the hill from the factory in the Flavor Graveyard, where 27 headstones epitaph the demise of favorite flavors past (in fact, more than 200 flavors have been “killed off” since the company began). Old favorites include Wavy Gravy, Holy Canoli, Cool Britannia, and ironically in these tough times, Economic Crunch. Back inside the factory, the tour is still a must for anyone interested in verily Vermont, beginning with a seven-minute video in the “Cow Over the Moon Theater” (the only place in Vermont you’ll see Holstein chickens… painted on the wall!). The video explains the rise of Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, how they met in 7th grade gym class, years later took a five dollar correspondence course about ice-cream making, renovated an old gas station in Burlington for their first store, and sold stock to 1-in-100 Vermont families in 1984 to pay for their Waterbury factory. Although the company was sold to Unilever in 2000, founders Cohen and Greenfield still maintain masterly control over the company’s mission to support social, environmental, and economically sustainable practices and causes. The tour continues with an


elevated view of the factory floor that churns out 110 pints a minute, 190,000 pints a day. You learn that another megaplant in St. Albans churns out a million pints a day, with both plants supplied by rBGH growth hormone-free milk from 40,000 cows belonging to the St. Albans’s Dairy Cooperative. In all, B&J’s produces a total of 156,270,183 pints yearly in the US. Wow! The factory tour ends with a taste-test of the latest confection offered. Like privileged mice with rich morsels of cheese, visitors are asked to sample and comment on the flavorsavor of the moment (ours was a strawberry-fudge swirl… mmm, mmm, yummy). It too might just be the Next Big Thing. Of course, B&J’s new-flavor rollout would not be complete without that other irresistible—some might say essential—addition to ice cream: chocooooooohlate! Fear not, B&J’s has come through again this year with two new frozen “hotties”: Chocolate Nougat Crunch— Sweet-cream ice cream with fudge-covered wafer cookies and a chocolate nougat swirl; and, Chocolate Therapy—Chocolate ice cream with a chocolate pudding swirl and chocolate cookies. The latter, Chocolate Therapy,

Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour and Flavor Graveyard Route 100, Waterbury Directions: I-89, exit 10, north on Highway 100, about 1 mile Admission: Adults $3, children 12 and under free Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. summer, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. otherwise (call to verify) Phone: 802-882-1240 Website: www.benjerry.com

started out years ago in pints before being restricted to B&J’s scoops shops only. But according to B&J’s marketing department the scoop shop concoction has gotten so popular that folks from all over have implored them to make Chocolate Therapy accessible everywhere. Now you’ll find the chocolate “primal s’cream” therapy over-the-counter in scoop shops and behind freezer doors in stores. Back in the Waterbury scoop shop, there was a line extending right out through the door, but we found no one had ordered any of the new 2012 flavors! It seems old habits die hard. Anne Fraser, of Montpelier, agonized, but

settled for a true classic: vanilla with hot fudge. Her daughters, Clare, aged 14, chose Coffee-BuzzBuzz-Buzz, and Olivia, 19, had Milk and Cookies. Diane Shea, from the Bahamas, chose Phish Food (“It’s VERY chocolate-y, with chunks,” she said, adding in a whisper, “And it’s better than sex!”). Her Caribbean friends, Susan Farrington, opted for Coffee Heath Bar Crunch, and Sandy Froelich, salivated for a scoopshop-only treat, Coconut 7-Layer (“I’m a coconut freak!” she said). A wall chart of B&J’s Top 10 flavors, to this day, still leads with that old epicurean standby… surprise, surprise, Cherry Garcia. The Grateful Dead leader may be deceased, but we can be grateful, at least, that some good things never do die.

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Making Art Work

vermont’s socially responsible

12.12.12: A Clear Story AO Glass Works

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heir craft is traditional, but their approach to its place in the world is not. According to glassblowing artists and business partners Tove Ohlander and Rich Arentzen, owners of AO Glass, the best art should not be relegated to passive position of decorative dust collector, but it should actively participate in making the world a better, more beautiful place. The launch of AO’s 12.12.12 art glass campaign clearly serves that mission. The couple has designed 12 small glass objects that reflect critical environmental and humanitarian issues and

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Tove Ohlander and Rich Arentzen of Burlington’s AO Glass Works on Pine Street hold alight the blown glass ornaments they make to help support social causes.

they have collaborated with 12 nonprofit organizations to donate 12 percent of profits from the sale of these items to the partnering organizations. Ohlander learned her craft in her homeland at Sweden’s Orrefors Technical Glass School, an area well known for its fine Swedish blown glass. Ohlander frequently uses a highly skilled Swedish decorative technique

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developed in the 1920s known as graal. With this technique, the glass is blown twice: it is made with a color overlay that is cut, etched, or sandblasted with decoration, and heated again in the furnace for fluidity before it is encased in clear glass and polished. This technique allows for an additional layer of graphic images and artistic personalized expressions.

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The couple originally had a glass blowing studio in Norway, but Arentzen enticed Ohlander to move the family to Vermont, where he initially worked with Burlington’s Alan Goldfarb and made fine Italian style wine glasses. Later an opportunity arose at 416 Pine Street, and the couple opened AO’s glass-blowing studio. Prompted by her younger sister who worked for the Swedish EPA, Ohlander had been challenged to come up with a philanthropic campaign that could serve as a model for other small start-up businesses and non-profit organizations. Ohlander’s aha! moment occurred when she first considered, “Why are there [only] caps, t-shirts, and mugs

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with logos of the organization at every fundraising event? There are many talented craftmakers out there who can make inexpensive objects and who want to make things that could help organizations raise money too.” Thus began AO Glass Works’ 12.12.12 campaign. Ohlander concluded, “We can design art that can help to address the environmental and humanitarian issues of today and contribute through our art to building a better world too.” AO Glass forged partnerships with several non-profit organizations and designed a line of modestly priced glass ornaments befitting the mission and image of each organization. AO’s Benefits Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youths

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socially invested art presently benefits Food4Farmers, Vermont Beekeepers, Polar Bears International, Special Olympics Vermont, Intervale Center, Local Motion, Vermont Family Network, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Coalition of Runaway and Homeless Youth, and the Vermont Family Network, Bat Conservation International, and the Make a Wish Foundation. Visit AO Glassblowing studio and store on Pine Street in Burlington, take a class, or book an evening out for a glass-blowing demonstration and buy a little something. It could do a world of good. For more information visit www.aoglass.com

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Shelburne

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isitors to Vermont would be remiss if they didn’t make time to pull off busy Route 7 and stop to enjoy Shelburne—a little hamlet with major attractions. This charming little Vermont village harbors some of the country’s most significant sites and incredible pastoral beauty. Before entering the village center on Route 7 heading south from Burlington, take a right just off the thoroughfare following Harbor Road along Shelburne Bay. Stop at a sign just across from the entrance gate which welcomes visitors to Shelburne Farms. This gate is an entrance to an incredible experience and another era—Shelburne Farms is deservedly listed in “1000 Places To See Before You Die.” At this National Historic Landmark site on the shores of Lake Champlain, visitors may enjoy the Frederick Law Olmstead landscape and walking trails, the children’s farmyard, wagon rides, and another not-to-bemissed opportunity—stay or dine at the elegant turn-of-the-century inn and restaurant. When ready to leave Shelburne Farms (which may be never!), take a right at the exit on Harbor Road and follow it to the center of Shelburne. Here you will find a charming old-fashioned village (replete with traditional country store and penny candy), surrounded by boutique independent shops, including The Flying Pig, an award-winning children’s bookstore, and fine food restaurants housed in old Victorian and farm-style buildings. Just a short walk or drive up to the crest

Shelburne Farmer’s Market Over 40 vendors

of the hill on Route 7, visitors will find the entrance to the Shelburne Museum. Perched on these beautiful grounds with Adirondack vistas you’ll discover one of the country’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art and Americana. More than 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic. The buildings were relocated to the museum grounds from near and far, and included are a lighthouse, round barn, covered bridge, the ship Ticonderoga, a carousel, and many intriguing others. As you travel a little further south on Route 7, stop and enjoy two of Shelburne’s homegrown libations. Located on the right in a beautiful arts and crafts style building is Shelburne

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offering more than 40,000 books, gifts, cards, doodads, and fun for kids and adults.

THE FLYING PIG BOOKSTORE 5247 Shelburne Road • Shelburne Village, VT www.flyingpigbooks.com • 802-985-3999

Vineyards where visitors can taste a variety of signature wines, including an award-winning ice wine. For a hoppier handcrafted brew, as well as a bite to eat, across the street you’ll find Fiddlehead Brewing Company and Folonio’s ovenfired pizza. If young or not-so-young teddy bear lovers are with you, proceed further north and visit the Vermont Teddy Bear factory where you can make or adopt your beary own huggable Vermont creation. And then, by the end of this very full day, take a few more moments to stop your car (safely) alongside the road and watch the evening sun cast its warm westerly glow over the rolling green fields, blue waters, and Adirondack Mountains.

TASTE • TOUR • ENJOY!

Open 7 Days A Week 11am - 5pm www.shelburnevineyard.com 802-985-8222 6308 Shelburne Rd. (Rt. 7) Shelburne, VT 05482


The Champlain Islands

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he Ch a m p la in Is la n d s a re nestled on the northwest edge of Vermont. They are 28 miles long and 4 miles wide filled with fertile farmland overlooking vistas of astonishing sunrises and sunsets. There are fun, quirky, unique places to stop as you pass through the five quaint island towns. There is a variety of recreation and plenty of places to enjoy the solitude, one-on-one with nature. The area is famous for its fishing, boating, and biking and its multitude of historic sites. It is also home to two state parks that are their own islands and only accessible by boat. Meandering along US 2 will bring you to the funky and wonderful Grand Isle Art Works, which provides gallery space filled with high quality, handcrafted work from Vermont artists and artisans as well as fun classes.

Grand Isle

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comes Ruthcliffe Lodge with lovely accommodations and dinner, and canoes and kayaks available for Lake Champlain and island exploring.

ferry or boat, car or bike. Travel by car to exit 7 Champlain Islands from 89 and head west along US 2 or take the less travelled route along West Shore Road.

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North Hero’s Knight Point State Park is the summer home of the famous Royal Lipizzan Stallions and also hosts an outdoor summer Shakespeare series. A beautiful village clusters around City Bay in North Hero where you will find the renowned Hero’s Welcome Store offering an astonishing plethora of goods, from kitchenware to watercraft and bike rentals, and even homemade food at their dockside picnic tables. If you are tempted to stay longer, the beautiful and romantic North Hero House is nearby. Isle la Motte, the most remote and least populated island, holds the famous St. Anne’s Shrine. And as one heads along the curving shoreline road toward the town of Alburg, there appears Fisk Quarry Preserve with fossils from a 450 million-year-old reef formed from a tropical sea. Along another road

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vermont B & B’s The Woods at Wihakowi 

100 Camp Wihakowi Road Northfield Cabins, Cottages, Camping Weddings, Group Events, Reunions (877) 966-3588, (802) 778-0205 www.thewoodsvt.com

The Old Stagecoach Inn

18 N Main Street Waterbury, VT 05676 1-802-244-5056 1-800-262-2206 Fax: +1-802-244-6956 Innkeeper(s) John & Jack Barwick Lodging@oldstagecoach.com http://www.oldstagecoach.com

Crisanver House

Nestled in the Green Mountains in Northfield, Vermont, this historic former summer camp is the perfect place to gather friends, family or business associates for a retreat, workshop, special event, conference or reunion, or just a weekend getaway for a couple or family. With accommodations ranging from private cottages with all the comforts of home, to cabins, bunkhouses and tent sites tucked into the landscape, The Woods at Wihakowi has something for everyone.

Maplecroft Bed &Breakfast

70 Washington Street Barre, VT 05641 1-802-477-5050 Innkeeper(s) Dan Jones, Yasunari Ishii innkeeper@maplecroftvermont.com www.gardentowerbandb.com

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Weathersfield Inn

1342 Route 106 Weathersfield, VT 05151-0165 1-802-263-9217 Fax: +1-802-263-9219 Innkeeper(s) Jane & David Sandelman stay@weathersfieldinn.com http://www.weathersfieldinn.com/

October Country Inn

1434 Crown Point Road Shrewsbury, VT 05738 1-802-492-3589 1-800-492-8089 Fax: 1-802-492-3480 Innkeeper(s) Carol & Michael Calotta http://www.crisanver.com/

362 Upper Rd. P.O. Box 66 Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035 1-802-672-3412 Fax: +1-802-672-1163 Innkeeper(s) Chuck & Edie Janisse innkeeper@octobercountryinn.com http://www.vermontinns.net/

West Mountain Inn

Garden Tower Bed & Breakfast

Address 114 River Road Arlington, VT 05250 1-802-375-6516 Innkeeper(s) Carlson Family info@westmountaininn.com www.westmountaininn.com Broadview Farm B & B 2627 McDowell Road Danville, VT 05828 Innkeeper(s)Molly Newell EmailContact Innkeeper 1-802-748-9902

Woodstocker Inn

61 River St. (Rte 4) Woodstock, VT 05091-1224 1-802-457-3896 Fax: +1-802-457-3897 Innkeeper(s) Dora, David and Daisy Doo innkeeper (at) woodstockervt.com http://www.woodstockervt.com/

2574 Crossett Hill, Duxbury VT, 05676 (802) 244-1509 David’s Cell: (802) 839-0591 Innkeepers David and Marie Specht info@gardentowerbandb.com www.gardentowerbandb.com

Estabrook House

1596 Main Street Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819 1-802-751-8261 Innkeeper(s) Maurine Hennings innkeeper@estabrookhouse.com www.estabrookhouse.com

Windekind farm and Country Inn 1425 Bert White Road Huntington Vermont, VT 05462 802 434-4455 Innkeeper(s) Mark and Marijke mark@windekindfarms.com http://www.windekindfarms.com/


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