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Courtesy SVT<br />

GROUP RUNS TRAILS<br />

Slate Valley Trails hosts<br />

evening group trail<br />

runs on Mondays at 6<br />

p.m. at the Fairgrounds<br />

Trailhead, 125 Town<br />

Farm Road in Poultney.<br />

The group runs are 5-12<br />

miles long.<br />

FUNDRAISER FOR<br />

BELOVED EMPLOYEE<br />

Coworkers have<br />

initiated a fundraiser<br />

for longtime Okemo<br />

employee Matt Webb<br />

who is recovering from<br />

a life-altering injury.<br />

Page 2<br />

MOU NTA I N TI M E S<br />

<strong>Volume</strong> <strong>48</strong>, <strong>Number</strong> <strong>33</strong> FREE range news — authentic community reflections, no coinage necessary. <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

CSJ study is underway<br />

By Katy Savage<br />

A month after the College of St. Joseph<br />

held its final commencement in May, a<br />

study began to envision a future for the<br />

shuttered private liberal arts college in<br />

Rutland.<br />

Vermont Works Management Company<br />

and Vermont Innovation Commons<br />

started a feasibility study in June. The<br />

1<strong>20</strong>-day, $227,000 study is assessing the<br />

117-acre campus, gathering input from<br />

the community and developing economic<br />

models that support a sustainable future.<br />

The college would likely become an<br />

innovation hub, with co-working and coliving<br />

spaces for startup companies and<br />

entrepreneurs, said CSJ President Jennifer<br />

Scott.<br />

“We think it will be most attracted to<br />

those that are socially minded because<br />

it’s in Vermont and we want to support<br />

the businesses that connect to Vermont<br />

overall,” said Scott.<br />

CSJ halted education programs in May<br />

after the college was at risk of losing accreditation<br />

due to declining enrollment.<br />

While the college no longer educates<br />

students, the trustees voted in June to keep<br />

the college open, with a new vision.<br />

“The motivation behind keeping the<br />

college open is that the trustees live and<br />

work in Rutland and understand the importance<br />

to the college,” Scott said.<br />

About 50 people attended a meeting<br />

about the college’s future on Wednesday,<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>. 7.<br />

“We received a lot of influence on our<br />

plan,” Scott said.<br />

The work at CSJ is related to the Rutland<br />

Region Chamber of Commerce’s vision for<br />

Rutland to be a place that people want to<br />

live and work.<br />

The college is also located in one of Vermont’s<br />

25 opportunity zones, a new federal<br />

program that designates geographic<br />

areas and encourages private investment<br />

in businesses and facilities.<br />

CSJ, page 6<br />

Courtesy Consider Bardwell Farm<br />

Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet won first place<br />

for their Goatlet cheese at the American Cheese Society’s<br />

36th Annual Awards competition in Virginia July 31-<strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

3. Goatlet is an 80/<strong>20</strong> blend of raw cow and goat milk.<br />

Cheesemakers<br />

break record<br />

A new record was set for Vermont cheeses at the prestigious<br />

American Cheese Society’s 36th Annual Awards<br />

competition in Richmond, Virginia.<br />

Vermont producers, big and small, collectively took<br />

home 44 ribbons, marking Vermont’s best showing to<br />

date. Additionally, five Vermont cheeses were finalists for<br />

the Best of Show.<br />

Local winners included Consider Bardwell Farm of<br />

West Pawlet, Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company in<br />

Woodstock and Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids<br />

Foundation in Reading.<br />

“Congratulations to Vermont’s cheesemakers for this<br />

impressive achievement,” said Gov. Phil Scott. “Cheese-<br />

Cheese awards, page 2<br />

Courtesy VT Fish & Wildlife<br />

HUNTING RULES<br />

OVERHAULED<br />

With a decline in the<br />

number of hunters,<br />

new deer and bear<br />

hunting rules could go<br />

into effect in <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong>.<br />

Page 5<br />

<strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> CENSUS<br />

COMMENCES<br />

The <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> Census<br />

begins this Friday, <strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

16 with listers updating<br />

addresses to be used<br />

for survey questions.<br />

Page 7<br />

Courtesy Killington Resort<br />

Are you the fastest Ninja?<br />

Killington Resort has been holding a series of World’s Fastest Ninja competitions every<br />

week since July 8. Killington is one of seven participating ninja competition locations<br />

in the country. The series will end with a Killington Championship Run. The winner<br />

will be crowned Nov. 1. Throughout the summer the course was reserved for competition<br />

time runs daily from 4- 5 p.m. and Tuesdays 11 a.m. to noon.<br />

Baby goats still missing<br />

from Killington farm<br />

Staff report<br />

Police still haven’t found the two baby goats that went<br />

missing from Hinterland Organic Farm in Killington about a<br />

month ago.<br />

“I think things are at a standstill,” said Killington Police<br />

Chief Whit Montgomery. “At this point there’s nothing to<br />

go on.”<br />

Montgomery pursued three leads in New Hampshire<br />

and New York. Some became suspicious when they saw two<br />

goats in the backseat of a car go through a drive-through in<br />

West Lebanon, New Hampshire. The leads didn’t match the<br />

description of the two young goats that were stolen in Killington,<br />

however.<br />

“Three good leads but unfortunately nothing panned<br />

out,” Montgomery said.<br />

Goats, page 3


2 • LOCAL NEWS<br />

The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

Coworkers launch fundraiser for longtime Okemo<br />

employee injured in cycling accident<br />

Staff report<br />

A fundraiser is underway for<br />

longtime Okemo employee Matt<br />

Webb, who became paralyzed<br />

from the chest down after he was<br />

thrown from his bicycle over a<br />

100-foot embankment on Sunday,<br />

July 28.<br />

Webb, a lifelong cyclist, was<br />

riding by himself near his home<br />

when he hit something in the road,<br />

according to the GoFund Me page.<br />

Webb laid on the bottom of the hill<br />

for an hour, unable to move or call<br />

for help until a stranger passing by<br />

saw Webb’s bike and called emergency<br />

services.<br />

Webb was airlifted to the Surgical-Neuroscience<br />

ICU at Albany<br />

Medical Center where he remains.<br />

Webb lives with his wife Mary<br />

Ann in Danby. They have two children,<br />

Brennan and Christian.<br />

Webb, who graduated from<br />

Green <strong>Mountain</strong> Union High<br />

School in 1979, has worked at<br />

Okemo for more than <strong>33</strong> years. He<br />

is currently the assistant director<br />

of lodging.<br />

“We extend our continued<br />

support to our colleague and<br />

friend and wish to respect his and<br />

his family’s privacy during this<br />

Cheese awards:<br />

continued from page 1<br />

makers’ commitment to excellence is helping Vermont<br />

grow its economy by creating jobs and further strengthening<br />

our great Vermont brand. We appreciate your work<br />

every day and now the national stage has experienced it<br />

too. Well done.”<br />

There were more 2,000 entries at the <strong>20</strong>19 ACS with 25<br />

Vermont companies submitting cheeses to be judged.<br />

This annual competition is supported by the Vermont<br />

Cheese Council which provides technical assistance and<br />

marketing support for Vermont’s cheesemakers.<br />

“These awards reinforce Vermont’s commitment to<br />

quality, which starts with the farmer, on the farm, and<br />

is carried right through until the cheese is served,” said<br />

Agency of Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts.<br />

The complete list of winning cheeses include:<br />

• Barn First Creamery, Westfield: Malloy, 1st Place<br />

• Boston Post Dairy, Enosburg Falls: Eleven Brothers,<br />

2nd Place; Gisele, 3rd Place<br />

• Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cabot: Cabot Founders<br />

Private Stock, 1st Place; Cabot Centennial, 1st<br />

Place; Cabot Garlic & Herb (New York) 1st Place;<br />

Old School Cheddar, 2nd Place; McCadam Brick<br />

Muenster (New York) 2nd Place; Cabot Salted Butter,<br />

(Massachusetts) 3rd Place<br />

• Cate Hill Orchard, Craftsbury Commons: Vermanchego,<br />

2nd Place<br />

• Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet: Rupert<br />

Reserve, 2nd Place; Goatlet, 1st Place with Crown<br />

Finish Caves<br />

• Fairy Tale Farm, Bridport: Nuberu, 2nd Place<br />

• Grafton Village Cheese Company, Grafton: Shepsog,<br />

1st Place and Best of Show Finalist; Traditional<br />

Clothbound Cheddar, 2nd Place; Bear Hill, 3rd Place<br />

• Jasper Hill Farm, Greensboro: Cave Aged Cheddar,<br />

1st Place in Category and Best of Show finalist in<br />

collaboration with Cabot Creamery Cooperative;<br />

Alpha Tolman, 1st Place, Cabot Clothbound, 3rd<br />

Submitted<br />

More than $30,000 has been raised for longtime Okemo employee Matt Webb.<br />

Vermont cheesemakers break award record<br />

difficult time,” said Okemo Communications<br />

Manager Bonnie<br />

Macpherson.<br />

Co-workers organized the<br />

GoFundMe. As of Monday, <strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

12, more than $30,000 had been<br />

raised toward the $50,000 goal.<br />

The GoFundMe page says insurance<br />

will only cover a portion of<br />

the costs. The family is raising<br />

money to prepare the home for<br />

Webb’s arrival.<br />

Cards and messages of well<br />

wishes can be sent to:<br />

MaryAnn Webb, PO Box 2,<br />

Danby, VT 05739<br />

Place in collaboration with Cabot Creamery Cooperative,<br />

Bayley Hazen Blue, 3rd Place; Calderwood,<br />

3rd Place, Hartwell, 3rd Place; Winnimere, 3rd Place;<br />

Little Hosmer, 3rd Place<br />

• Maplebrook Farm, Bennington: Whole Milk Block<br />

Feta, 1st Place<br />

• Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morrisville: Starr, 1st Place<br />

collaboration with Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Stowe<br />

• Parish Hill Creamery, West Westminster: Reverie, 1st<br />

Place; Kashar, 1st Place; Suffolk Punch, 2nd Place<br />

• Sage Farm Goat Dairy, Stowe: Starr, 1st Place collaboration<br />

with Mt. Mansfield Creamery, Morrisville;<br />

Spruce, 1st Place, Smoked Chevre, 2nd Place;<br />

Morse Camembert, 2nd Place<br />

• Spring Brook Farm/Farms for City Kids Foundation,<br />

Reading: Tarentaise Reserve, 1st place and Best of<br />

Show Finalist; Reading Raclette, 3rd Place<br />

• Vermont Creamery, Websterville: Bijou, 1st Place<br />

and Best of Show Finalist; Classic Spreadable Goat<br />

Cheese, 1st Place; Cremont, 2nd Place; Quark, 2nd<br />

Place; Goat Feta, 3rd Place; Clover Blossom Honey<br />

Fresh Chevre, 3rd Place; We Be Chivin’ with Wegmans<br />

Market Affinage Program, 1st Place and Best<br />

of Show Finalist; Sweet 16 with Wegmans Market<br />

Affinage Program, 3rd Place<br />

• Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company, Woodstock:<br />

Clothbound Windsordale, 3rd Place<br />

• Vermont Shepherd, Putney: Well-Aged Invierno, 1st<br />

Place<br />

• von Trapp Farmstead, Mad River: Mad River Blue,<br />

1st Place<br />

The ACS is the leading organization supporting the<br />

understanding, appreciation, and promotion of farmstead,<br />

artisan, and specialty cheeses in the Americas.<br />

ACS hosts North America’s foremost annual cheesebased<br />

educational conference, and world-renowned<br />

cheese judging and competition.


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 LOCAL NEWS • 3<br />

Submitted<br />

Lou and Marge Grob were married <strong>Aug</strong>. 16, 1959.<br />

Killington couple to<br />

celebrate 60 th anniversary<br />

Lou and Marge Grob will be celebrating their 60 th anniversary<br />

this week. They were married on <strong>Aug</strong>. 16, 1959, in<br />

New Jersey and departed four days later by car for Alaska.<br />

After living in the Anchorage area for three years they<br />

departed for Washington, D.C. Their stay in the Washington<br />

area was short lived, and they soon departed for Beirut,<br />

Lebanon on their first Foreign Service assignment. Living<br />

in Beirut was quite interesting and they traveled to many<br />

exciting places. After completing a three year tour, they<br />

were reassigned to Frankfurt am Main, Germany. They enjoyed<br />

traveling to Switzerland, Austria, Italy and, of course,<br />

Germany.<br />

Their next assignment was to Bucharest, Romania.<br />

Living in an eastern bloc nation was very interesting for the<br />

family. Two years later, it was again time for a new Foreign<br />

Service assignment. This time they were assigned for two<br />

years to Pretoria, South Africa. Completing their tour in<br />

South Africa, Lou’s next assignment was Washington, D.C.<br />

for the next six years.<br />

Looking to go overseas again on a new Foreign Service<br />

assignment, they were assigned to the Embassy in Athens,<br />

Greece for a four year tour. At the end of their tour, they<br />

were again transferred to Frankfurt am Main for a second<br />

assignment of four years. After four years in Germany, Lou<br />

was transferred to Washington, D.C. and after a few months<br />

he retired from the Foreign Service. He then met up with his<br />

wife in Killington, Vermont, where they have lived happily<br />

for the past 30 plus years.<br />

Goats: Replaced not found<br />

continued from page 1<br />

Boris and Sheila Pilsmaker operate the farm with their<br />

son Ben. They’ve sold vegetables and meat for about 30<br />

years. They also own Woodstock Creamery in Woodstock.<br />

They bought the goats from One Chicken At a Time Farm<br />

owner Tina Tuckerman about a month before they were<br />

stolen to control weeds around the garden.<br />

THE TWO BILLY GOATS, NAMED<br />

WEED AND WACK, WERE TAKEN.<br />

The two billy goats, named Weed and Wack, were taken<br />

overnight Sunday, July 7. They were tethered to a 150-pound<br />

weight near the driveway, which was also missing.<br />

“We never heard anything again, which is what we were<br />

expecting,” said Ben Pilsmaker. “I would have been surprised<br />

if something came up.”<br />

This isn’t the first theft the Pilsmakers have experienced.<br />

While nobody has ever taken their livestock before this,<br />

people steal vegetables and meat every summer.<br />

Ben Pilsmaker has already noticed tomatoes were stolen<br />

this summer. “Normally we would have some meat stolen<br />

by now, but none that I know of,” he said.<br />

Ben Pilsmaker said Tuckerman has since replaced the<br />

goats with two new ones about the same age. “Now I just<br />

keep them way in the back fields,” Ben Pilsmaker said. “It<br />

would be a little embarrassing if it happened again.”<br />

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4 • LOCAL NEWS<br />

The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

Barnard sees ed tax hike<br />

By Curt Peterson<br />

Barnard’s fiscal year<br />

<strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> education tax rate,<br />

including both elementary<br />

school and middle and<br />

high-school portions, is<br />

$1.7 per $100 of assessed<br />

property value, up from<br />

the fiscal year <strong>20</strong>19 rate by<br />

17%. This increase would<br />

add about $500<br />

to the owner’s<br />

tax bill on a<br />

$<strong>20</strong>0,000 home.<br />

According<br />

to Select Board<br />

administrative<br />

assistant Preston<br />

Bristow, the education<br />

tax rate is 75% of the total<br />

Barnard tax rate, and the<br />

town’s highway and general<br />

fund budgets make up<br />

the remaining 25%. First<br />

installment tax bills were<br />

mailed to taxpayers this<br />

week, and payment is due<br />

Sept. 11.<br />

The Windsor Central<br />

Modified United Union<br />

School District increased<br />

its budget by 4%, according<br />

to a listserv post by<br />

Barnard School Board<br />

chair Carin Park, and the<br />

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Maternity to Tweens<br />

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elementary school’s budget<br />

rose by less than 1%.<br />

Park wrote, “Keeping the<br />

increase this low was challenging<br />

given increases<br />

beyond our control, but<br />

knowing the following<br />

impacts on the tax rate<br />

compelled the Board to do<br />

PARK SAID SHE DOESN’T<br />

“HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE<br />

THERE WAS AN ERROR IN<br />

BARNARD’S RATE.”<br />

what it could to minimize<br />

the actual budget increase<br />

while keeping quality high<br />

for our students.”<br />

In <strong>20</strong>17, Barnard voters<br />

turned down a proposed<br />

merger with the Windsor<br />

Central Modified Union<br />

Unified School District,<br />

and the School Board held<br />

out until this past winter<br />

hoping to remain independent.<br />

The board briefly<br />

considered closing the<br />

school and reopening it as<br />

a private academy in order<br />

to avoid forced merger.<br />

Last winter the stalemate<br />

reached a breakthrough.<br />

“The two districts [Barnard<br />

and the supervisory<br />

union] have been working<br />

towards addressing the<br />

concerns Barnard voters<br />

had with the original<br />

merger ballot.<br />

A new merger<br />

ballot may be<br />

brought to<br />

Barnard voters<br />

this fall,”<br />

according to<br />

Park.<br />

If local voters approve<br />

the new ballot, and a<br />

participating supervisory<br />

union towns also approve,<br />

a Barnard Academy<br />

merger into WCMUUSD<br />

could happen in the spring<br />

of <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong>.<br />

Barnard’s middle and<br />

high school students attend<br />

WCMUUSD schools<br />

and are included in the<br />

supervisory union budget.<br />

Despite a possible error<br />

in the Rochester/Stockbridge<br />

supervisory union<br />

education tax bills, Park<br />

Tax hike, page 13<br />

Unlimited savings, style, and fun!<br />

Capital improvements underway at<br />

Okemo in advance of winter season<br />

While guests visiting Okemo <strong>Mountain</strong><br />

Resort this summer are mountain biking,<br />

golfing, hiking, swimming and exploring<br />

the resort’s Adventure Zone, Okemo’s<br />

mountain operations team is preparing<br />

for the <strong>20</strong>19-<strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> ski and snowboard<br />

season.<br />

Lodge improvements<br />

Visitors to the Summit Lodge and<br />

mid-mountain Sugar House Lodge won’t<br />

notice big differences from the outside,<br />

but they will see improvements on the<br />

inside this winter.<br />

The Summit Lodge, located beside the<br />

top terminal of the Sunburst Six Bubble<br />

Chair, will feature an open floorplan<br />

with a décor that pays homage to the<br />

iconic Vermont barn. Wooden beams,<br />

exposed stone and sliding barn doors<br />

are just some of the features of this rustic<br />

redux. On the lower level, a new bar with<br />

a stone-façade will mirror the stone of<br />

the nearby fireplace surround, where<br />

families and friends will find comfortable<br />

fireside sofas and high-top tables and<br />

chairs where they can gather to refuel and<br />

refresh.<br />

New culinary concepts for the Summit<br />

Lodge include what Okemo’s Food<br />

and Beverage Director Jason Palmer<br />

calls a “food truck experience” along<br />

with healthy, alternative and delicious<br />

grab-and-go menu options. On the<br />

lower level of the Summit Lodge, guests<br />

can experience Carolina-style barbecue<br />

with a Vermont twist – accents of traditional<br />

Vermont flavors like apple and<br />

maple among others. The bar will feature<br />

a curated beer program that offers a<br />

revolving selection of craft and boutique<br />

brews. Signature craft cocktails will be<br />

made with house-made syrups and other<br />

unique ingredients.<br />

At the mid-mountain Sugar House<br />

Lodge, the traditions of Vermont’s maple<br />

history and culture will be celebrated<br />

through the decor with updates to flooring,<br />

re-faced surfaces and a reimagining<br />

of the overall space. On the lower<br />

level, the focus will be on a welcoming,<br />

kid-friendly experience with an area for<br />

kicking back with friends, plus tables<br />

and chairs, and walk up counter service.<br />

An elevated kid-food menu will feature<br />

favorites with flair.<br />

New snowmaking pipe<br />

The installation of 5,000 feet of pipe<br />

this season completes a five-year project<br />

to replace all main feeds leading through<br />

the Clock Tower base area – a huge task<br />

with all the existing infrastructure,<br />

including underground communication<br />

lines and power. These feeds supply all<br />

the water to Okemo’s snowmaking system<br />

across the entire mountain. Under<br />

optimal conditions, Okemo can pump<br />

7,000 to 9,000 gallons of water per minute<br />

and transform that water into snow.<br />

Okemo, page 10<br />

BACK TO SCHOOL AT SENSIBLE SHOE


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 STATE NEWS • 5<br />

Report: Vermont millionaires see 70% boost<br />

By Xander Landen/VTDigger<br />

New data from the Vermont<br />

Department of Taxes show the state<br />

has a growing income inequality gap.<br />

Vermonters in the bottom brackets<br />

have seen incomes decline while filers<br />

who made more than $1 million in<br />

<strong>20</strong>17 reported 70% more income than<br />

millionaire filers did in <strong>20</strong>10.<br />

That growth accelerated in <strong>20</strong>17<br />

when Vermont’s millionaire filers<br />

reported 40% more income than in<br />

<strong>20</strong>16.<br />

The latest tax data came out in a<br />

report dated July 29 and presented to<br />

A key legislative committee unanimously approved a<br />

major overhaul of the state’s deer hunting rules on Thursday,<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>. 8.<br />

The deer rule update, which still needs final approval<br />

from the state’s Fish and Wildlife Board, would go into effect<br />

for the <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> hunting season.<br />

The Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules also<br />

approved updates to the state’s bear hunting rules, which<br />

were a point of contention between animal rights advocates<br />

and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.<br />

The number of hunters in Vermont has been on the<br />

decline for decades, but no significant<br />

changes to deer hunting rules apart from<br />

youth seasons have occurred since the<br />

1980s.<br />

Louis Porter, commissioner of the<br />

Department of Fish and Wildlife, told<br />

committee members that the size of the<br />

state’s deer herd has been on the rise in<br />

recent years, despite a downtick last year<br />

due to the harsh winter.<br />

In an effort to encourage hunters to<br />

take more does, the total number of deer<br />

a hunter can take per season will increase from three to four<br />

under the new rule, while the bag limit for bucks will decrease<br />

to one. There will also be two new hunting seasons:<br />

an antlerless season for muzzleloaders and a novice season<br />

for new adult hunters.<br />

Deer hunters, as well as turkey, moose and bear hunters,<br />

of all ages will now be allowed to hunt with crossbows in an<br />

effort to encourage archery hunting, which is better suited<br />

for suburban areas where deer have proliferated. Archery<br />

season will also be extended.<br />

“In short form, what we’re trying to do here is ensure we<br />

can manage a deer population and deer herd which has<br />

changed significantly over the decades in terms of where<br />

it is, and the numbers, and also provide hunters with the<br />

opportunities they want in relationship to hunting deer,”<br />

said Porter. The department is also considering establishing<br />

“special suburban and urban archery zones” in Greater<br />

Burlington, Barre-Montpelier and St. Johnsbury, among<br />

other places, he added.<br />

“We need to engage with the municipalities before going<br />

there. But we do think in the future we’re going to have<br />

places, including places right around here,” said Porter,<br />

gesturing to the woods behind the Statehouse, “where the<br />

suburban deer population needs to be managed more aggressively.”<br />

While the changes to deer hunting rules were broader in<br />

scope, a bear rule update generated a more heated discussion.<br />

One of the three proposed changes was to clarify that<br />

lawmakers last week by state economists<br />

who forecast the Vermont’s<br />

revenue projections.<br />

The growing wealth gap prompted<br />

Vermont progressives to renew calls<br />

for new laws increasing the minimum<br />

wage and offering free college tuition<br />

for low- and middle-income Vermonters.<br />

The data shows that between <strong>20</strong>10<br />

and <strong>20</strong>17, the adjusted gross income<br />

– the earnings after deductions – reported<br />

by tax filers in Vermont making<br />

$<strong>20</strong>0,000 to $500,000 has increased by<br />

Contentious bear hunting rule<br />

approved, more deer allowed<br />

By Elizabeth Gribkoff/VTDigger<br />

HOUND<br />

HUNTERS...<br />

KILLED 98 OF<br />

THE 683 BEARS<br />

TAKEN LAST<br />

SEASON,<br />

about 70%.<br />

Meanwhile, total income reported<br />

by filers making under $30,000 has decreased.<br />

Vermonters making $<strong>20</strong>,000<br />

to $25,000 reported 9% less income in<br />

<strong>20</strong>17 than they did in <strong>20</strong>10. Filers earning<br />

$15,000 to $<strong>20</strong>,000 and $10,000 to<br />

$15,000 collectively reported about<br />

16% less in annual income.<br />

“The real message from these reports<br />

is that the economy is not working<br />

for everyone,” said Sen. Anthony<br />

Pollina, P/D Washington, the chair of<br />

the Vermont Progressive Party, who<br />

Millionaires, page 12<br />

bear hound hunters who had already taken a bear could go<br />

on a hound hunt so long as they did not take another animal,<br />

which Porter said has been a long-standing practice.<br />

Mark Scott, wildlife director for the department, said<br />

hounds are “a great tool” for managing the bear population<br />

as they can discourage nuisance bears from getting too<br />

close to people. Hound hunters, who last year killed 98 of<br />

the 683 bears taken last season, are also more likely to take<br />

males over females, which can help manage the population,<br />

he said.<br />

Vermont’s bear population is three times as high as it was<br />

in the ’80s – and the number of human-bear<br />

conflicts has been on the rise. Porter said<br />

that the increase in conflicts also stems from<br />

people have been “cavalier” about accidentally<br />

feeding bears.<br />

Catherine Gjessing, general counsel for<br />

the department, said it had received 170<br />

comments on the bear rules.<br />

“There’s been significant opposition to<br />

the use of hounds for bear hunting,” Porter<br />

acknowledged, while reiterating that the<br />

department believes it to be an important<br />

management tool.<br />

Brenna Galdenzi, director of Protect our Wildlife, said<br />

“Bear hound hunting is a highly contentious, very divisive<br />

practice, not just among our members, but among landowners<br />

and even other hunters.”<br />

Galdenzi said the rule allows hunters to run their dogs on<br />

a bears for the full season.<br />

“So essentially, bears have about one and a half months<br />

on our landscapes when they’re not in their winter slumber<br />

when they’re not being harassed by humans with their<br />

hounds,” said Galdenzi, referring to the summer hound<br />

training period and fall hunting season.<br />

Multiple committee members asked questions about<br />

how close bear hound hunters have to be to their dogs.<br />

“I’ve had people express concerns that hounds go<br />

through their property,” said Rep. Robin Chesnut-Tangerman,<br />

P/D-Middletown Springs, and committee chair.<br />

Porter said that while there are times when hounds<br />

could be a “significant distance” from the hunter, hunters<br />

use GPS collars to keep track of their pack.<br />

Rep. Linda Myers, R-Essex, made a motion to approve<br />

the rule, saying that the portion around hound hunting<br />

simply clarifies something that has already being done.<br />

“I understand people objecting to it,” she said. “But those<br />

people who are objecting to it, I think … are the people who<br />

are objecting to bear hunting in general.”<br />

The committee ultimately approved the bear management<br />

rule.<br />

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Society Craft and Gift Shoppe Open<br />

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State News................................................................ . 5<br />

Opinion..................................................................... 8<br />

News Briefs.............................................................. 10<br />

Calendar................................................................... 15<br />

Music Scene............................................................. 18<br />

Rockin’ the Region.................................................. 19<br />

Living ADE………………………………………… <strong>20</strong><br />

Food Matters……………………………………… 24<br />

Pets........................................................................... 28<br />

Mother of the Skye...................................................29<br />

Columns...................................................................30<br />

Service Directory.................................................... 34<br />

Switching Gears.......................................................35<br />

Classifieds………………………………………… . 36<br />

Real Estate................................................................ 37<br />

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The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

Courtesy Art Gilman<br />

Last seen more than <strong>20</strong> years ago, the climbing fern has been rediscovered in Vermont.<br />

Rare fern returns to Vermont<br />

Last observed in Vermont in 1997, the<br />

climbing fern has been spotted again<br />

growing in the Northeast Kingdom,<br />

according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s<br />

botanist Bob Popp.<br />

Considered extirpated in the state,<br />

the climbing fern (Lygodium palmatum),<br />

was confirmed by botanist Art Gilman<br />

along a VELCO-owned powerline. Powerlines<br />

in Vermont can be hotspots for<br />

rare, threatened and endangered plants,<br />

and VELCO is working with botanists to<br />

conserve the fern.<br />

Climbing fern typically grows a few<br />

feet tall in open boggy areas and is the<br />

only species of fern found in the Northeast<br />

that is a vine. Though the species is<br />

considered apparently secure globally,<br />

climbing fern is uncommon in states<br />

where it occurs, from Florida to New<br />

Hampshire, with only <strong>48</strong> known populations<br />

in New England. It is rare in northern<br />

New England and while this patch<br />

may have been there all along, it is possible<br />

that it is moving north in response<br />

to climate change.<br />

The climbing fern was one of several<br />

historically documented species that<br />

were rediscovered in Vermont this year.<br />

“We have been finding larger numbers<br />

of long-missing plant species in the last<br />

few years,” said Popp. “This is largely due<br />

to the work of an increased number of<br />

volunteers and professional botanists<br />

who are allowing us to search more areas<br />

of Vermont than in the past.”<br />

CSJ: College studies options for future use<br />

continued from page 1<br />

“Making it work in Rutland is the key,”<br />

said Mark Naud, the CEO of Innovation<br />

Commons, who is part of the feasibility<br />

study. “It’s about building a place and<br />

space for the coercion<br />

of ideas and<br />

access to capital<br />

with the resources<br />

necessary for<br />

businesses to<br />

grow and develop<br />

and create jobs.”<br />

The college has<br />

received grants<br />

and funds from<br />

several donors<br />

and to complete<br />

the study and<br />

sustain it in the<br />

meantime.<br />

Vermont Works<br />

and Vermont Innovation Commons are<br />

covering half the costs of the study.<br />

The college also recently received a<br />

$50,000 grant from the Northern Border<br />

Regional Commission, $10,000 from<br />

the Rutland Economic Development<br />

Corporation and $5,000 from the Rutland<br />

Redevelopment Authority. The Board<br />

of Aldermen voted to give the college<br />

$10,000 from the Zamias Fund.<br />

“What they’re talking about fit in a lot<br />

of pieces we’er working on here as far as<br />

brining in new businesses, trying to find<br />

qualified workers to go into<br />

“WE’RE ON THE<br />

CUTTING EDGE<br />

OF TRYING TO<br />

UNDERSTAND WHAT<br />

THE FUTURE OF<br />

EDUCATION LOOKS<br />

LIKE AND WHAT’S<br />

THE FUTURE OF<br />

WORK?” NAUD SAID.<br />

“There are a lot of people that have<br />

stepped up to help the college weather<br />

this storm,” Scott said.<br />

There are five buildings on the campus.<br />

Scott said there is<br />

some deferred maintenance<br />

on the buildings<br />

that will need to be<br />

addressed.<br />

“That’s part of our<br />

planning – what do<br />

we need to do in the<br />

short term and the long<br />

term,” Scott said.<br />

Once the study is<br />

complete at the end of<br />

September, Scott will<br />

seek outside investors<br />

to help with the predevelopment<br />

phase to<br />

help renovate parts of<br />

the campus.<br />

“The biggest challenge is we’re on the<br />

cutting edge of trying to understand what<br />

the future of education looks like and<br />

what’s the future of work?” Naud said.<br />

“The world is addressing those issues.”<br />

Community participation has been<br />

a crucial component of the colleges<br />

planning sessions and will continue to<br />

be as the college undergoes the 1<strong>20</strong>-day<br />

feasibility study.<br />

Notice of future community engagements<br />

will be posted on the College’s<br />

website, csj.edu.


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 STATE NEWS • 7<br />

<strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> Census begins, Friday<br />

This Friday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 16,<br />

Census workers (“listers”)<br />

will be going house to<br />

house, driveway to driveway,<br />

throughout Vermont<br />

to update addresses that<br />

will be used by the U.S.<br />

Census in <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong> when it<br />

mails out Census questionnaires<br />

in <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong>.<br />

The national population<br />

census has been<br />

taken in Vermont every 10<br />

years, beginning under<br />

George Washington’s<br />

presidency in 1791.<br />

The population count<br />

determines how many<br />

representatives are sent<br />

to Congress, plus federal<br />

funds that are allocated<br />

throughout the nation<br />

for public programs and<br />

other needs.<br />

The Census is not a<br />

marketing survey. Participation<br />

is required. There<br />

are no other sources for<br />

the same information.<br />

The Census listers<br />

are credentialed and<br />

have completed about<br />

30 hours of in-depth<br />

training, plus a qualifying<br />

exam. They have all<br />

cleared security checks<br />

and have been fingerprinted.<br />

Their supervisor<br />

is always on hand if any<br />

issues arise.<br />

Wh at they will not do<br />

Census listers do not<br />

need to enter homes.<br />

They will not need to<br />

know names. They will<br />

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ask for any personal information<br />

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They will not discuss<br />

politics, personal stories,<br />

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anyone else they have<br />

contacted.<br />

What they will do<br />

Census listers will<br />

openly carry ID badges<br />

and other Census identification.<br />

They will use a preloaded<br />

list to check each<br />

address and note if it’s a<br />

place where people live or<br />

stay or could live or stay<br />

on a permanent basis.<br />

They will mark the location<br />

on a provided map.<br />

This requires them to get<br />

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as possible for maximum<br />

accuracy.<br />

They will knock on the<br />

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introduce themselves.<br />

They will display their<br />

badge, give you a confidentiality<br />

statement and<br />

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may have<br />

They will ask how<br />

many residential units are<br />

in the building.<br />

They will ask if the unit<br />

is meant to be permanently<br />

occupied.<br />

If no one is at home<br />

they will take the information<br />

based on observation.<br />

When they have gathered<br />

the necessary information,<br />

they will leave.<br />

This initial phase of the<br />

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Opinion<br />

The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

OP-ED<br />

How Vermont could<br />

lead the nation on<br />

gun control<br />

By Angelo Lynn<br />

As a rural state with a hunting culture and a fair number<br />

of gun-owning residents, Vermont could help lead<br />

the country toward sensible gun control legislation. Gov.<br />

Phil Scott led the way a year ago, in light of a planned mass<br />

school shooting at Fair Haven High School, when he flipped<br />

his previous beliefs and supported several modest gun<br />

control initiatives.<br />

Hopefully, gun owners in Vermont can agree those<br />

measures did not unduly deprive citizens of their Second<br />

Amendment rights and concede that increased community<br />

safety is a worthy reason to seek compromise. For stirring<br />

visual optics, what’s needed today are gun owners across<br />

Vermont and nation to embrace measures that protect<br />

public safety as well as allowing the right of Americans to<br />

bear arms. It’s an argument that should go hand-in-hand,<br />

not in opposition to each other.<br />

The right to bear arms, as courts have determined, is not<br />

without some restriction; the compromises to be made are<br />

achieving a respectful balance between what is reasonable<br />

gun ownership, and what types of weapons cross the line.<br />

We think nothing of banning hand grenades or bazookas,<br />

but somehow AK-47s and other assault weapons – which<br />

can kill dozens of people in a 30-second shooting spree,<br />

even with law enforcement present – have become the<br />

weapon of choice for mass murderers.<br />

Our men in blue across the country have consistently<br />

fought the sale of assault weapons and have supported<br />

more gun control measures. That belief prevailed in 1993<br />

and 1994, as former presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy<br />

Carter and Gerald Ford encouraged a Congress partly<br />

controlled by Democrats to pass the Brady Bill in 1993 and a<br />

Gun control, page 9<br />

Politicians lack civil<br />

discourse<br />

By Leo Pond<br />

These days everyone is a racist, a liar or a bigot in someone’s<br />

eyes. Politics has begun to be a screaming match of<br />

words that doesn’t get America anywhere. If you get <strong>20</strong><br />

Democratic candidates for president and put them on a<br />

stage they don’t have a civil debate, they call each other<br />

names and yell at each other. Most of the problems in<br />

politics today can be solved by some civil discussion, but<br />

this never happens because if a politician has an idea or a<br />

disagreement the first thing they do is tweet about it and<br />

Twitter is an echo chamber but it changes a little bit each<br />

time. Even in the Senate politicians aren’t polite. A week<br />

ago Senator Patrick Leahy Ripped up the Senate Procedure<br />

Rules in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee saying<br />

“these rules are no longer in effect (because) the same<br />

Republicans who voted for them six months ago are saying,<br />

to heck with them.”<br />

If politics keep getting more and more extreme then the<br />

American government will just be arguing with itself not<br />

getting anything done. Some may argue that this is already<br />

happening in the government. This is not an issue with<br />

one party or another, this is an issue with the way politicians<br />

deal with disagreement. Politics aren’t supposed to<br />

be people shouting at each other all the time. It’s supposed<br />

to be people working together to find a common middle<br />

ground to advance America for the better.<br />

Leo Pond is a 13-year-old political columnist from Chittenden,<br />

Vermont.<br />

LETTERS<br />

Flag’s<br />

racism is not<br />

welcome<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

There’s good news and<br />

bad news on Dog Team<br />

Road in New Haven these<br />

days. First the good news:<br />

the town did a wonderful<br />

job repaving the road.<br />

The road was in pretty bad<br />

shape but over the month<br />

of July it was scraped and<br />

repaved and it is lovely to<br />

drive on.<br />

Now the bad news: a resident<br />

of Dog Team Road on<br />

the Nop Farm has decided<br />

to display his racist views<br />

for all to see as they travel to<br />

and from home and work.<br />

The Confederate flag — the<br />

quintessential symbol of<br />

bigotry and Jim Crow and<br />

the KKK — flies right next<br />

to the road so as not to be<br />

missed. There is little doubt<br />

about what message is being<br />

sent — white supremacy<br />

lives here. For those of<br />

you who might travel this<br />

road, please know that this<br />

does not represent the feelings<br />

of all others who live on<br />

this road.<br />

Jane Reilly,<br />

New Haven<br />

Tax could<br />

support gun<br />

violence<br />

victims<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Innocent victims of<br />

gun violence in the United<br />

States are often left with<br />

a lifetime of physical<br />

pain, disability and posttraumatic<br />

stress. Family<br />

members and friends are<br />

often left with the responsibility<br />

of caregiving, not to<br />

mention grief and shock.<br />

In addition to much<br />

needed efforts to curb gun<br />

violence, two things can be<br />

done to help the victims.<br />

The firearms and ammunition<br />

industry is a multibillion-dollar<br />

industry.<br />

Increase the Firearms and<br />

Ammunition Excise Tax,<br />

as well as state taxes on<br />

firearms and ammo, and set<br />

up a Gun Violence Victim’s<br />

Fund. This fund could be<br />

administered in such a way<br />

to help out victims and their<br />

families with costs related<br />

to death and injuries.<br />

Until we have a health<br />

care system that really takes<br />

care of all of us and until<br />

Letter, page 13<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

“Climate Change<br />

Threatens World Food<br />

Supply” was the lead<br />

story in yesterday’s leading<br />

newspapers. It was<br />

prompted by the release<br />

of a summary report by<br />

the United Nations Intergovernmental<br />

Panel on<br />

Climate Change (IPCC),<br />

staffed by more than 100<br />

experts from 52 countries.<br />

The report details how<br />

climate change is threatening<br />

our world’s food and<br />

water supplies – turning<br />

arable land to desert,<br />

degrading soil, and raising<br />

the frequency of devastating<br />

weather conditions. It<br />

concludes that avoiding<br />

wholesale starvation and<br />

mass migrations requires<br />

fundamental changes in<br />

current animal agriculture<br />

and land management<br />

practices, which account<br />

for 23% of human-caused<br />

By Nate Beeler, Counterpoint<br />

We need to eat plant-based<br />

foods for the climate<br />

greenhouse gas emissions.<br />

The conclusions of the<br />

IPCC report match closely<br />

those by Oxford University<br />

in <strong>20</strong>17 and by Chatham<br />

ALL REPORTS RECOMMEND A MASSIVE<br />

SHIFT TO PLANT-BASED EATING.<br />

House in <strong>20</strong>15. A <strong>20</strong>10<br />

United Nations report<br />

blames animal agriculture<br />

for 19% of greenhouse gas<br />

emissions, 70% of freshwater<br />

use, and 38% of land<br />

use. All reports recommend<br />

a massive shift to<br />

plant-based eating.<br />

In an environmentally<br />

sustainable world, meat<br />

and dairy products in our<br />

diet must be replaced by<br />

vegetables, fruits, and<br />

grains, just as fossil fuels<br />

are replaced by wind,<br />

solar, and other pollutionfree<br />

energy sources. Our<br />

next visit to the supermarket<br />

provides a superb<br />

starting point.<br />

Rudy Hitchcock,<br />

Rutland


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 CAPITOL QUOTES • 9<br />

CAPITOL QUOTES<br />

On racism…<br />

“Trump may not have pulled the<br />

trigger but his hateful rhetoric<br />

is providing the powder. These<br />

massacres are hate crimes. The president is<br />

debasing his office with coded but transparent<br />

hate speech in our name. Hate speech has<br />

consequences: hate crimes,”<br />

Said Rep. Peter Welch in a tweet <strong>Aug</strong>. 4<br />

“‘Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,’<br />

was the correct description in the<br />

first headline by the Failing New<br />

York <strong>Times</strong>, but it was quickly<br />

changed to, “Assailing Hate But<br />

Not Guns,” after the Radical Left<br />

Democrats went absolutely CRAZY!<br />

Fake News – That’s what we’re up<br />

against…”<br />

Said Donald Trump in a tweet <strong>Aug</strong>. 7.<br />

“We have a president who is an<br />

overt racist and xenophobe. He<br />

should stay away from El Paso.<br />

What he should do right now is end<br />

his anti-immigrant rhetoric,”<br />

Said Bernie Sanders in a tweet <strong>Aug</strong>. 7<br />

New weatherization incentives good<br />

for families, good for jobs<br />

By Brian Gray<br />

In the midst of the warm summer<br />

months, it’s easy to forget the long winter<br />

and cold, wet spring we survived this year.<br />

But there are plenty of reasons for Vermonters,<br />

especially with moderate incomes,<br />

to take action now in preparation for the<br />

coming cold.<br />

Just about every Vermonter would agree<br />

that if there was something they could do to<br />

reduce their heating bill and make one less<br />

trip to the woodpile they would do it. Well,<br />

luckily there is. Weatherizing our homes<br />

and buildings does just that – it saves<br />

money, heat and labor. It also creates good<br />

paying jobs and boosts our local economy.<br />

This is why I was so pleased by the<br />

recent announcement from Efficiency<br />

Gun control:<br />

continued from page 8<br />

10-year ban on assault weapons in 1994.<br />

Ten years later, Republicans were in<br />

control of the House and were responsible<br />

for allowing the 10-year ban on assault<br />

weapons to expire during the first term of<br />

President George W. Bush. Today, it is the<br />

scarlet letter around that party’s neck, – it’s<br />

appropriate the party’s color is blood-red.<br />

It’s one of a host of single issues the GOP<br />

has shamelessly used for political purposes<br />

– this one, at the expense of the lives of<br />

thousands of Americans<br />

killed by gunfire each<br />

year – for the past four<br />

decades, and the consequences<br />

have only gotten<br />

worse with the election<br />

of a president who uses<br />

scorn, ridicule, racism,<br />

intolerance, xenophobia<br />

and hatred to stir the passions<br />

of the far-right and<br />

those prone to violence.<br />

But even before<br />

Trump, there were ample<br />

signs that the increasing<br />

prevalence of assault<br />

weapons was having a<br />

profound impact: During<br />

the decade in which the<br />

assault weapons ban<br />

was in effect, according<br />

to Louis Klarevas in this<br />

book “Rampage Nation,”<br />

mass shootings totaling six or more deaths<br />

dropped by 37 percent and the number of<br />

deaths fell by 43 percent. Once the ban was<br />

lifted, however, mass shootings skyrocketed<br />

to a shocking 183 percent and there was a<br />

239 percent increase in massacre-related<br />

deaths.<br />

But unless “Moscow Mitch,” aka Senate<br />

Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell,<br />

R-Kentucky, changes his tune, gun control<br />

legislation is going nowhere. He has refused<br />

to take up any such legislation in the Senate<br />

and unless the public can bring enough<br />

pressure on him, it will be unlikely to see<br />

any progress on the issue.<br />

What might such political pressure look<br />

like?<br />

Vermont gun-owners can lead the way<br />

Imagine a gun-control rally on the steps<br />

of Vermont’s capital with gun owners and<br />

NRA members, accompanied by Gov. Phil<br />

Scott and a bipartisan mishmash of other<br />

supporters, championing legislation calling<br />

for three things: a ban on assault weapons,<br />

closing any loopholes with gun registration<br />

and universal background checks, and a<br />

ban on high-capacity magazines. Those<br />

gun owners could make a reasonable pitch<br />

that such measures were being made to<br />

achieve a safer environment<br />

for community,<br />

friends and their loved<br />

ones, as well as preserving<br />

the rights of individuals<br />

to bear arms.<br />

That’s the voice of a<br />

moderate gun owners: of<br />

hunters who are proud of<br />

their heritage, but recognize<br />

that in the hands of<br />

the wrong people assault<br />

weapons can kill too<br />

many people too quickly;<br />

of those concerned for<br />

their own personal safety,<br />

but recognize that gun<br />

registration helps keep<br />

communities safer; and<br />

of sportsmen who love<br />

using various weapons,<br />

but can agree that some<br />

restrictions are appropriate<br />

and help prevent the nation’s slide<br />

toward a nihilistic anarchy.<br />

It’s a voice that if heard quickly, and<br />

picked up in other moderate states, could<br />

help change the tone across the country,<br />

reflect well on gun owners, and brand<br />

Vermont as a place of reason and love of<br />

community. That’s leadership in which the<br />

broader community comes first – a notion<br />

that seems out of favor in these times, but<br />

speaks to the heart of Vermont and sends<br />

a resounding message of goodness and<br />

hope from a state bold in its ideas and<br />

values.<br />

Angelo Lynn is the editor and publisher<br />

of the Addison County Independent, a sister<br />

publication to the <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong>.<br />

WHAT’S NEEDED<br />

TODAY ARE GUN<br />

OWNERS ACROSS<br />

VERMONT AND<br />

THE NATION<br />

TO EMBRACE<br />

MEASURES THAT<br />

PROTECT PUBLIC<br />

SAFETY AS WELL<br />

AS ALLOWING<br />

THE RIGHT OF<br />

AMERICANS TO<br />

BEAR ARMS.<br />

Vermont, in partnership with qualified<br />

contractors like Energy Co-op of Vermont,<br />

to deploy an additional $2.6 million to help<br />

moderate-income Vermont households<br />

make substantial upgrades to their homes,<br />

including air sealing and insulation. This<br />

work will help families keep winter outside<br />

this year, and make their homes not only<br />

more affordable, but also more comfortable<br />

and healthier too.<br />

The funding was made available by the<br />

legislature and will help an additional 1,500<br />

Vermont families take advantage of Efficiency<br />

Vermont’s comprehensive weatherization<br />

program, called Home Performance<br />

with ENERGY STAR. Qualified families<br />

who heat with natural gas are also able to<br />

Weatherization, page 10


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Weatherization:<br />

continued from page 9<br />

access the increased incentives, thanks to support from<br />

Vermont Gas Systems, which has announced that it will<br />

match the incentives for their customers as well.<br />

While most Vermonters understand that weatherization<br />

makes sense, it has remained financially out of reach<br />

for too many. To date, incentives to weatherize homes<br />

have largely been focused on low-income Vermonters.<br />

The Energy Co-op of Vermont has helped hundreds<br />

of our members take advantage of Efficiency<br />

Vermont’s program, which can<br />

save more than $500 a year in heating<br />

costs for an average home that heats<br />

with oil. But I’ve always thought many<br />

more of our members would take advantage<br />

of this program if the upfront<br />

costs of this work – which on average<br />

is about $7,500 – could be brought<br />

down. With the new funding, families<br />

with household incomes between<br />

80 percent and 1<strong>20</strong> percent of Area<br />

Median Income cut that cost in half –<br />

up to $4,000 – and their projects with 0<br />

percent interest through the Heat Save<br />

Loan.<br />

The vast majority of homes in Vermont were built long<br />

before model energy code standards. In fact, the average<br />

home has air leakage that is equivalent to a four-foot<br />

square hole in an exterior wall. Weatherization is the<br />

term used to describe a process that includes sealing<br />

leaks in the building’s perimeter, ductwork and windows.<br />

Insulation is often added to the walls and ceiling<br />

to improve energy efficiency and enhance the air barrier<br />

between the indoor living area and the outdoors.<br />

Weatherization is one of the easiest ways to increase<br />

Okemo:<br />

Construction<br />

worker dies<br />

Police are investigating the<br />

death of a construction worker<br />

who died on Interstate 91 in Guilford<br />

around 1:30 p.m.<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>. 8.<br />

Eric Streeter, 52, of Putney, was struck by a piece<br />

of construction equipment while he was repaving<br />

the parking lot.<br />

Streeter was transported to the Brattleboro<br />

Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced<br />

deceased. Cause and manner of death are pending<br />

the completion of an autopsy. Anyone with information<br />

regarding the incident is asked to contact<br />

detectives at the Westminster State Police Barracks<br />

at 802-722-4600.<br />

Resort announces improvements in advance of winter season<br />

continued from page 4<br />

New employee center<br />

The little mid-century ranch house located near the<br />

entrance of Jackson Gore Inn and base area has been<br />

known for years as the Cole House. In recent times, the<br />

building has housed the offices of resort planning and<br />

permitting. Now, the building is being transformed into<br />

an employee center.<br />

In keeping with tradition, and with a nod to local<br />

history, the Cole House name will remain, but following<br />

a complete makeover, the building will serve as a<br />

place where employees can feel at home, welcoming all<br />

to connect, learn and develop, and relax. With human<br />

resources offices located upstairs and the resort’s uniforms<br />

department located on the lower level, the Cole<br />

Making dollars and sense work for the majority<br />

THE AVERAGE<br />

HOME HAS AIR<br />

LEAKAGE THAT<br />

IS EQUIVALENT<br />

TO A FOUR-FOOT<br />

SQUARE HOLE<br />

IN AN EXTERIOR<br />

WALL.<br />

Levins wins Golf<br />

Championship<br />

Chloe Levins of Rutland Country Club took the lead on<br />

day one of the Vermont Amateur Women’s Golf Championship<br />

and never gave it up, going wire-to-wire over three<br />

days of competition at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in<br />

Middlebury, winning the event for the first time. Levins was<br />

runner-up in <strong>20</strong><strong>14</strong> when the event was held at Orleans CC.<br />

Levins’ 74-74-77/225 put her eight strokes ahead of<br />

defending champion Tiffany Maurycy of Killington (76-<br />

79-78/2<strong>33</strong>). Andrea Brown of Lakeside was third with 237.<br />

Nine-time Amateur champion Holly Reynolds of Copley<br />

CC fired a 71 – the low score of the rain-delayed third round<br />

– for a total score of 239 and a fourth-place finish. In a tie<br />

with Reynolds was Carson Laderoute of Burlington CC<br />

(84/81/74). Julia Dapron of the Dorset Field Club won the<br />

Junior division (80-85-77/242) over Mia Politano of Ralph<br />

Myhre (91-94-82/267) and Jillian Miles of Rutland (106-97-<br />

89/292). Miles won the trophy for the lowest net score.<br />

Burlington CC won the Buxton Cup team competition.<br />

comfort, improve indoor air quality and save energy and<br />

money. It’s also one of the best ways for us to create good<br />

paying jobs right here in Vermont. It has allowed the<br />

Energy Co-op to grow its number of Vermont employees<br />

by 29 percent with good paying jobs. And the numbers<br />

obviously go far beyond our small shop. The <strong>20</strong>19 Vermont<br />

Clean Energy Industry Report, released last month,<br />

tells the story well. Vermont has the highest clean energy<br />

employment per capita at 5.7 percent.<br />

With a total employment of almost<br />

19,000 workers, the clean energy sector<br />

has become a significant part of the<br />

Vermont economy.<br />

Contractors like the Energy Co-op<br />

and the members of our team who perform<br />

energy audits and make energy<br />

improvements to homes and buildings<br />

are a critical part of this growing<br />

economic sector.<br />

I am happy that our legislators and<br />

governor recognize the value of weatherization.<br />

It is just good old common<br />

sense and with the passage of this bill it<br />

will be more widely available to hard-working Vermonters.<br />

As the cost of living continues to rise, weatherization<br />

provides an easy way for homeowners to trim expenses<br />

without lowering their standard of living. And it also<br />

reduces trips to the woodpile.<br />

To learn more about Efficiency Vermont and their<br />

weatherization programs and incentives visit efficiencyvermont.com.<br />

Brian Gray, General Manager of the non-profit Energy<br />

Co-op of Vermont.<br />

House will provide one-stop onboarding for new hires.<br />

The redesigned space includes a small kitchen and open<br />

gathering space with a fireplace. Meeting rooms and a<br />

training space will allow the resort<br />

to provide a wide range of programming<br />

for managers and employees.<br />

New ski school menu<br />

In addition to redesigning entrylevel<br />

lesson programs, Okemo will<br />

also offer a new half-day and fullday<br />

family lesson.<br />

New app<br />

Starting this winter season, Okemo is launching Epic-<br />

Mix. Skiers and riders can download the free iPhone or<br />

Vital Communities<br />

seeks innovators<br />

IT LEVERAGES<br />

THE POWER OF<br />

CROWDFUNDING...<br />

TO SUPPORT A<br />

LOCAL, GREEN<br />

AND FAIR<br />

ECONOMY IN THE<br />

UPPER VALLEY.<br />

Vital Communities invites emerging and established<br />

social enterprises to submit project proposals to The Local<br />

Crowd (TLC) Upper Valley, a new community-based<br />

crowdfunding program.<br />

Vital Communities is one of five sites nationwide<br />

selected to participate in the National Science Foundation<br />

grant-funded project with Wyoming-based company<br />

The Local Crowd. TLC combines a world-class<br />

rewards-based crowdfunding platform with business<br />

and campaign technical support for the emerging fourth<br />

sector of the economy—social enterprise. This initiative<br />

is designed to uncover the best ways to support social<br />

enterprises – missiondriven<br />

organizations<br />

that use business<br />

principles to make their<br />

communities and the<br />

world a better place.<br />

“TLC Upper Valley is<br />

about us – our region,<br />

our community – and<br />

our goals for economic<br />

development and<br />

prosperity,” said Vital<br />

Communities’ Local<br />

First Coordinator Nancy<br />

LaRowe. “Many people<br />

don’t know who the innovators and entrepreneurs are in<br />

the Upper Valley and the cool things they’re doing. Our<br />

region is replete with social enterprises, and TLC Upper<br />

Valley empowers individuals to support the businesses,<br />

organizations and initiatives that grow vibrant and<br />

healthy communities. It leverages the power of crowdfunding<br />

to cultivate a stronger ecosystem of investors,<br />

social enterprises and local economy champions to support<br />

a local, green and fair economy in the Upper Valley.”<br />

For this proposal cycle, TLC Upper Valley seeks Upper<br />

Valley-based projects with a budget under $10,000 and<br />

that support community goals and/or an improvement<br />

to community members’ quality of life. All for-profit businesses,<br />

nonprofits and community initiatives meeting<br />

campaign guidelines within Vital Communities’ 69-town<br />

service area are welcome to apply; particular attention<br />

will be given to projects based in the White River Valley,<br />

Bradford and Hanover/Lebanon, New Hampshire areas.<br />

TLC Upper Valley will select up to six projects to participate<br />

in this crowdfunding cohort, based on the potential<br />

of each project to positively impact their local economy<br />

and community. Accepted proposals will launch their<br />

campaigns in November, with guidance and assistance<br />

from TLC Upper Valley Advisors.<br />

More information and the request for proposals are<br />

available online at vitalcommunities.org/tlc. All proposals<br />

must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4,<br />

<strong>20</strong>19.<br />

Android app and access a variety of features from their<br />

mobile phones.<br />

They can check snow conditions, view web cams and<br />

trail maps, track vert, earn pins, and<br />

even track Ski & Snowboard School<br />

progress and accomplishments –<br />

and share those achievements with<br />

friends and family on Facebook and<br />

Twitter. Four of Okemo’s major lifts<br />

will be connected with a special<br />

feature called Epic Mix Time.<br />

Skiers and riders will also be able to check on lift-line<br />

wait times and plot their course around the mountain<br />

accordingly.<br />

SKIERS AND RIDERS<br />

WILL ALSO BE ABLE<br />

TO CHECK ON LIFT-<br />

LINE WAIT TIMES.


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Millionaires:<br />

continued from page 5<br />

Rich get richer<br />

The All Star squad after the final game of the Killington Softball League season, Monday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 5.<br />

Killington Softball League ends season<br />

with East vs. West All-Star game<br />

By Dave Hoffenberg<br />

Congratulations again to the Clear River Tavern for winning<br />

their sixth league title.<br />

The season has officially come to a close with the annual<br />

All-Star game. All the teams usually play in<br />

this but Sushi Rolls skipped it because they<br />

were still reeling from their early playoff<br />

exit. This year’s format was The West vs The<br />

East. The game is fun because teammates<br />

get to face each other for the first time.<br />

Brett “Mr Pink” Regimbald of the Champion<br />

Clear River Tavern was the pitcher for<br />

both sides and he was “En Fuego” delivering six strikeouts<br />

for “Shotgun K’s.”<br />

The East Squad was represented by FCFSMBC’s Max<br />

Elles, McGrath’s Sushi’s Josh Tarleton, Ezrah Lemieux, Bus<br />

Bob Schaffner, The Karrtel’s Mike Smith and Forrest Baker,<br />

The Champion Clear River Tavern’s Brando Remick, Judd<br />

Washburn, Hunter Pike, Ronzoni Hacker and OG Will<br />

Burdick.<br />

The West Squad was represented by The Karrtel’s<br />

Evan Anderson and Luke Carey, McGrath’s Sushi’s Owen<br />

Murphy,his kids and Jamie Rameau and the Champion<br />

Clear River Tavern’s DJ Dave Hoffenberg, Jackie Blue Livesey,<br />

Tall Tom Gilligan, Tucker Zink, Ira Zane, Jared Hall, his<br />

son Quinn Hall and friend Aaron.<br />

The West took a 2-0 first inning lead after Zink drove in<br />

Quinn, the better Hall. The East tied it up with Schaffner<br />

and Washburn scoring. Mr. Pink delivered his first strikeout<br />

“Shotgun K” to Lemieux. Jackie Blue drove in two to put the<br />

West back up by two. They had a chance for more but Jared<br />

“The Katalyst” Hall suffered a huge “Shotgun K.” Back and<br />

forth we go and the East tied it again, this time off hits by<br />

Washburn and Lemieux. Washburn’s shot went right in DJ<br />

Dave’s glove and then out and then in his hand and then on<br />

the ground. A chance for a web gem turned into a web coal.<br />

Quinn scored again for a 5-4 West lead. The fourth saw<br />

Ronzoni suffer a “Shotgun K” and Quinn dive for a sweet<br />

web gem catch to keep the East off the board. Unfortunately<br />

he then had to watch his Dad Jared suffer another “Shotgun<br />

K.” Remick scored in the fifth to tie it 5-5 but the West<br />

blew the game wide open in the bottom. Jackie Blue and DJ<br />

Dave started the hit parade and the West practically batted<br />

through their order while scoring seven runs. Schaffner got<br />

one back in the sixth and then Baker went down swinging<br />

for a “Shotgun K.” The Katalyst (K for strikeout), Jared Hall<br />

added yet another “Shotgun K” in the sixth. For the record,<br />

he was 0-3 with 3 Ks while his son Quinn was 2-3 with two<br />

A CHANCE FOR<br />

A WEB GEM<br />

TURNED INTO<br />

A WEB COAL.<br />

Submitted<br />

runs scored. The Clear wants to switch Halls but has to wait<br />

six years.<br />

The East got four runs in the seventh to cut the lead 12-9<br />

but that’s all she wrote and that’s how the<br />

West won.<br />

Awards:<br />

Best Sportsmanship - Josh “Purple Guy”<br />

Souza (Clear River Tavern)<br />

Rookie of the Year - Taylor Zink (CRT)<br />

Gold Glove - Dalton Hotchkiss (Sushi<br />

Rolls)<br />

Web Gem of the Year - Tall Tom Gilligan (CRT. Robbing a<br />

game winning home run vs McGrath’s Sushi)<br />

Best Bookkeeper - Allison Resnick (FCFSMBC)<br />

Queen of Softball - Rebecca Venne<br />

Most Improved - Luke Carey (Karrtel)<br />

History Making Home Run - Jordan “JT” Toller (Karrtel.<br />

Walk-off Grand Slam vs Sushi Rolls)<br />

Pickle King - Mike Smith (Karrtel)<br />

Best Comeback - Karrtel (Down 11 twice vs SR, win 18-<br />

17)<br />

Best Wins Shorthanded - McGrath’s Sushi (3)<br />

Best Pitcher - Ronzoni Hacker (CRT)<br />

Game of the Year - MS vs Karrtel (Karrtel up 17-13 in<br />

sixth. MS scores 13 runs in the 7th to win 26-<strong>20</strong>)<br />

Championship Series MVP - Taylor Zink (Won the<br />

Championship for CRT with a walk-off 2 run home run)<br />

By Robin Alberti<br />

A softball player catches the ball in the infield July 29.<br />

said the data show that new<br />

income “keeps going into<br />

the pockets of the wealthiest<br />

Vermonters.”<br />

“It’s not working for<br />

low-income folks who are<br />

getting up every day and<br />

trying to make ends meet,”<br />

he said.<br />

Middle-income earners<br />

reported slightly higher<br />

earnings in <strong>20</strong>17 than they<br />

did in <strong>20</strong>10, according to tax<br />

department data. But income<br />

increases in middleincome<br />

brackets are much<br />

smaller than those at the<br />

highest income levels, according<br />

to the data.<br />

In <strong>20</strong>17, the state saw a<br />

total of 13% more income<br />

reported by filers making<br />

$45,000 to $50,000. Those<br />

making $50,000 to $60,000<br />

reported 7% more income,<br />

and those making $75,000<br />

to $100,000 reported a 12%<br />

increase.<br />

Tom Kavet, the economist<br />

for the Vermont<br />

Legislature, who compiled<br />

the income data, said it<br />

shows that in keeping with<br />

a national trend since the<br />

1980s, “there has been<br />

faster growth in income and<br />

wealth at the high end than<br />

at the low end and lower<br />

middle.”<br />

“Over much of that<br />

period you see a very high<br />

percentage of all the net<br />

income gains accruing to<br />

the higher income classes.<br />

That’s been a feature of the<br />

economy and has created a<br />

lot of issues,” he said.<br />

Kavet said the data also<br />

shows how in Vermont,<br />

which taxes the rich at a<br />

much higher rate than the<br />

poor, “a big chunk of the<br />

state tax is being paid by a<br />

relatively small number of<br />

taxpayers” at the top.<br />

Arthur Woolf, an economist<br />

at the University of<br />

Vermont, says the tax data<br />

doesn’t spell out a clear<br />

story of income inequality<br />

in Vermont.<br />

That’s in part because<br />

while the data show how<br />

much money the group of<br />

people in a given bracket<br />

make in a given year, it isn’t<br />

specific to individual filers,<br />

and doesn’t track whether<br />

individuals have actually<br />

climbed, fallen from, or<br />

stayed in the same income<br />

bracket. He said it’s unclear<br />

from the data whether the<br />

poor are getting richer and<br />

climbing brackets, or making<br />

less money and falling<br />

– either story could mean<br />

that there is less taxable income<br />

reported in the lower<br />

brackets.<br />

Woolf doesn’t dispute<br />

that the rich in Vermont are<br />

getting richer. But based on<br />

numbers he’s analyzed, he<br />

also believes the incomes<br />

of middle-class Vermonters<br />

have increased since <strong>20</strong>10.<br />

Looking at the earnings<br />

of married couples between<br />

<strong>20</strong>10 and <strong>20</strong>17, Woolf found<br />

that the median income<br />

jump from about $75,000 to<br />

$83,000 – about 10%.<br />

“It tells you that people<br />

in the middle are seeing an<br />

income gain, it may not be<br />

huge, but it’s a gain.”<br />

Woolf did not have data<br />

on the income changes for<br />

Vermont’s lowest earners.<br />

Members of Gov. Phil<br />

Scott’s administration say<br />

the data doesn’t change the<br />

governor’s opposition to<br />

raising the minimum wage<br />

or increasing taxes to create<br />

new social programs.<br />

Secretary of Administration<br />

Susanne Young said<br />

that the governor believes<br />

policymakers should hold<br />

off on tax increases in the<br />

event the state sees an economic<br />

downturn.<br />

But state economists<br />

said last month a recession<br />

is not imminent.<br />

The Scott administration<br />

says the best way to address<br />

inequality is by providing<br />

assistance to struggling<br />

rural communities.<br />

While some counties<br />

– particularly Chittenden –<br />

have seen economic booms<br />

in recent years, others have<br />

been left behind. “That’s<br />

where we really are seeing<br />

the inequality. Not necessarily<br />

between households,<br />

but regions,” Young said.<br />

Administration officials<br />

say the governor<br />

will continue to support<br />

policies like tax increment<br />

finance districts, economic<br />

development grants and<br />

increased funding for the<br />

state colleges to help prevent<br />

tuition increases.<br />

“We’ve got to focus on<br />

what we can do,” said Adam<br />

Greshin, the state’s finance<br />

commissioner.<br />

“And our focus has been<br />

on looking across the state<br />

at 251 towns and 650,000<br />

people and say how can we<br />

help each and every one of<br />

them.”


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 NEWS BRIEFS • 13<br />

Angelo Lynn earns journalism award<br />

A longtime Vermont publisher has<br />

received one of the most prestigious<br />

honors accorded to journalists in the<br />

state.<br />

New England Society of News Editors<br />

Foundation said it would give its<br />

Yankee Quill award to Angelo Lynn<br />

and induct him into the Academy of<br />

New England Journalists this fall.<br />

Along with Lynn, the foundation<br />

said it would bestow a Yankee Quill<br />

award on Ross Connelly. Both Lynn<br />

and Connelly served as presidents of<br />

both the Vermont Press Association<br />

and of the New England Press Association.<br />

The Yankee Quill recognizes<br />

the efforts and dedication of those in<br />

New England who have had a broad<br />

influence for good in the field of<br />

journalism.<br />

VPA Executive Director Mike<br />

Donoghue calls the Yankee Quill<br />

“New England’s highest journalistic<br />

honor for lifetime achievement.”<br />

In addition to publishing the Addison<br />

Independent in Middlebury,<br />

his flagship business, Lynn also<br />

publishes the Reporter in Brandon<br />

and <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> in Killington<br />

as well as two magazines, “Vermont<br />

Sports” and “Vermont Ski + Ride,” and<br />

community phone books across the<br />

state. He recently sold his share in the<br />

Essex Reporter and Colchester Sun<br />

newspapers. All of which have won<br />

awards for journalism and successful<br />

<strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Half page 2.19.qxp 2/<strong>14</strong>/19 10:24 AM Page 1<br />

local business marketing.<br />

Connelly is the retired editor<br />

and longtime co-publisher of the<br />

Hardwick Gazette, an award-winning<br />

weekly in Hardwick. He worked at<br />

other newspapers in Massachusetts<br />

before the Gazette.<br />

Other New England journalists<br />

selected for this year’s Yankee Quill<br />

award are: Callie Crossley, a host for<br />

“Basic Black” on WGBH-TV in Boston;<br />

Dan Kennedy a media critic and<br />

journalism professor at Northeastern<br />

University in Boston; and John C.<br />

Peterson of Connecticut, who served<br />

for 50 years as a reporter, editor, publisher,<br />

group president (some of that<br />

with the Tab newspapers in suburban<br />

Boston) and newspaper consultant.<br />

Since 1960 the Academy of New<br />

England Journalists selects media<br />

members that have made extraordinary<br />

contributions and had a major<br />

impact and broad influence on journalism<br />

across the six states.<br />

Lynn and Connelly find themselves<br />

in a rarefied crowd of Vermonters<br />

who have received this award,<br />

including:<br />

• Robert W. Mitchell, Rutland Herald<br />

publisher.<br />

• Norm Runnion, Brattleboro<br />

Reformer editor.<br />

• Mike Donoghue, Burlington Free<br />

Press staff writer, journalism professor<br />

at St. Michael’s College, and longtime<br />

Angelo Lynn<br />

Submitted<br />

Vermont Press Association officer.<br />

• Mark Smith, Caledonian Record<br />

publisher.<br />

• R. John Mitchell, publisher of<br />

Rutland Herald and <strong>Times</strong> Argus.<br />

• Ken Squier, sportscaster and owner<br />

of Radio Vermont Group (WDEV) in<br />

Waterbury.<br />

• David Moats, Valley Voice and<br />

Rutland Herald (where he won the<br />

Pulitzer Prize).<br />

The awards banquet is Oct. 10 in<br />

Worcester, Massachusetts, during the<br />

annual joint conference of the New<br />

England Society of News Editors and<br />

the New England Newspaper & Press<br />

Association.<br />

Tax hike:<br />

Barnard sees 17% increase<br />

continued from page 4<br />

said she doesn’t “have reason to believe there was an error<br />

in Barnard’s rate.”<br />

Pamela Fraser, who represents Barnard on the supervisory<br />

union board, has been attempting to verify the accuracy<br />

of data the Agency of Education used to calculate<br />

Barnard’s equalized student count, which, along with the<br />

town’s common level of appraisal ratio to market value,<br />

has significant effect on the education rate.<br />

“I’m not necessarily suspicious that an accounting<br />

error was made... but it is possible,” Fraser wrote to the<br />

<strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong>. “I started looking into the per-pupil<br />

numbers and realize I am not able to make sense of<br />

them.”<br />

Fraser said the state’s per-pupil cost estimates don’t<br />

match up with the supervisory union’s budget figures.<br />

She has tried to bring this up with the Agency of Education<br />

but hasn’t had a positive response.<br />

“We should not have to wait until September – as the<br />

Agency of Education has advised – to get answers to<br />

something that is a matter of formulas,” she said.<br />

Letter: Helping victims<br />

continued from page 8<br />

the ongoing debate over guns in our society somehow gets<br />

resolved, a targeted tax on guns is appropriate.<br />

Also, we need a national memorial to victims of gun<br />

violence. Innocent victims and their families need some<br />

form of recognition for what they have been through. And,<br />

unfortunately, we as a people need a reminder of the terrible<br />

violence that too many have had to live through and<br />

have not been capable of stopping.<br />

No one wants to be a victim. Let’s bring an end to gun<br />

violence and help the innocent victims of this horror.<br />

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COOLER IN THE MOUNTAINS:<br />

*REPEAT REPEAT<br />

SATURDAY, AUG. 17, 3:30 P.M.<br />

By Polly Mikula<br />

WEDNESDAY, AUG. <strong>14</strong><br />

Vermont Open Farm Week<br />

Vermont farmers open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome<br />

the public for behind-the-scenes look, <strong>Aug</strong>. 9-15. Features 72 events<br />

at 40+ farms across Vermont. DiginVt.com for participating farms and<br />

events. Locally, visit Hathaway Farm in Pittsford for its corn maze.<br />

Vermont State Fair<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Vermont State Fair <strong>Aug</strong>ust 13-17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Horse pulls, rides,<br />

food, music and more. Drag racing at grandstand. Fairgrounds 175 N.<br />

Main St., Rutland.<br />

All Levels Yoga<br />

8:30 a.m.<br />

All levels Kripalu at Killington Yoga with Alison Hans. 3744 River Rd,<br />

Killington. killingtonyoga.com, 802-770-4101.<br />

Active Seniors Lunch<br />

12 p.m.<br />

Killington Active Seniors meet for a meal Wednesdays at the Lookout<br />

Bar & Grille. Town sponsored. Come have lunch with this well-traveled<br />

group of men and women. $5/ person. 908-783-1050. 2910 Killington<br />

Road, Killington.<br />

KMBC Bike Bum Race Series<br />

1 p.m.<br />

Killington <strong>Mountain</strong> Bike Club holds races in Killington Bike Park,<br />

Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m. for all ages. Individuals or teams. This week,<br />

held on Middle Step It Up to Lower Step It Up. After party at Liquid Art,<br />

5:30-7 p.m. killington.com.<br />

Vermont Farmers’ Market (Rutland)<br />

3 p.m.<br />

The outdoor summer market is held every Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. in Depot<br />

Park (in front of WalMart), Rutland. 75+ vendors selling farm fresh<br />

veggies and fruits, flowers, specialty foods, hot foods, eggs, artisan<br />

cheeses, handcrafted breads, maple syrup, Vermont crafts, jars of<br />

every type, and more; plus hard goods and services. vtfarmersmarket.<br />

org.Depot Park, Rutland, VT<br />

Open Studio Hub<br />

3 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center opens doors to teens and young people Wednesday,<br />

3-6 p.m. A place to create, image, inspire. Free. Draw, paint, craft,<br />

do homework, listen to music, read, create a club, join yoga, creative<br />

space, and more. 16 S. Main St., Rutland. chaffeeartcenter.org.<br />

Brandon Book Sale<br />

4 p.m.<br />

Brandon Free Public Library holds used book sale,<br />

through October. Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Fridays,<br />

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.<br />

Amazing selection for all ages, fiction and<br />

non-fiction. For May, BOGO. 4 Franklin St.,<br />

Brandon.<br />

Heart of Ukulele<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds informal<br />

ukulele group Wednesday, 5-7<br />

p.m. Donations appreciated. 16<br />

S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Community Trail Build<br />

Evening<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Slate Valley Trails needs<br />

volunteers! Meet at O’Brien<br />

property, East Delaney Cross<br />

Road, Delaney Cross Road,<br />

Wells for fun evenings of trail<br />

building. Tuesdays until fall. No<br />

experience needed - bring community<br />

spirit!<br />

Weekly Kids Ride<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Slate Valley Trails holds weekly kids<br />

ride, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet<br />

at Fairgrounds Trailhead, 125 Town Farm<br />

Road, Poultney at 5:15 p.m. to sign in. No<br />

drop off, parents must accompany. Riders<br />

organized based on age and skill level. Bring<br />

bikes (hand brakes required), helmets, closed-toe<br />

shoes, water bottle, bug spray. silvia@slatevalleytrail.<br />

org for info and to sign up!<br />

Rotary Meeting<br />

6 p.m.<br />

The Killington-Pico Rotary club cordially invites visiting Rotarians,<br />

friends and guests to attend weekly meeting. Meets Wednesdays at<br />

Clear River Tavern in Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m. for full dinner and fellowship.<br />

802-773-0600 to make a reservation. Dinner fee $21. KillingtonPicoRotary.org.<br />

Cavendish Concert Series<br />

6 p.m.<br />

On the Proctorsville Green, free summer concert series. Bring a chair,<br />

blanket, picnic - or just come listen. This week, Yankee Chank. Next<br />

week, Sullivan and Friends.<br />

MWA Carnival<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Wells carnival Wednesday, 6-9:30 p.m. Food, games, rides, and music<br />

by The Vintage Country Band. Bring a lawn chair.<br />

Meditation Circle<br />

6:15 p.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers meditation circle Wednesdays, 6:15-<br />

7:15 p.m. 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2792. 840 Arch St., Pittsford.<br />

THURSDAY,<br />

AUG. 15<br />

Vermont Open Farm Week<br />

Vermont farmers open their barn doors<br />

and garden gates to welcome the public<br />

for behind-the-scenes look, <strong>Aug</strong>. 9-15.<br />

Features 72 events at 40+ farms across<br />

Vermont. DiginVt.com for participating<br />

farms and events. Locally, visit Hathaway<br />

Farm in Pittsford for its corn maze.<br />

Meditation Group<br />

7:15 a.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds meditation group<br />

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:15-7:45 a.m.<br />

Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Vermont State Fair<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Vermont State Fair <strong>Aug</strong>ust 13-17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.<br />

Ox pulls, rides, food, music and more. Caleb and<br />

Kelsey perform on grandstand. Fairgrounds 175 N.<br />

Main St., Rutland.<br />

Playgroup<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers playgroup, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Birth to 5<br />

years old. Stories, crafts, snacks, singing, dancing. 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2792. 840<br />

Arch St., Pittsford.<br />

Story Time<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Story time at West Rutland Public Library. Thursdays,10 a.m. Bring<br />

young children to enjoy stories, crafts, and playtime. 802-438-2964.<br />

Killington Bone Builders<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Bone builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd.,<br />

Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free, weights supplied.<br />

802-422-<strong>33</strong>68.<br />

Mendon Bone Builders<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Mendon bone builders meets Thursdays at Roadside Chapel, 1680<br />

Townline Rd, Rutland Town. 802-773-2694.<br />

Thank You Thursdays<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Free admission to Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum on Thursdays through<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>. 22, to residents of Rutland City, Rutland Town, West Rutland,<br />

Chittenden, Mendon for supporting the museum on Town Meeting Day.<br />

Provide proof of residency upon arrival. wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.<br />

Center St., Rutland.<br />

Children’s Workshop<br />

2:30 p.m.<br />

Vermont Marble Museum offers children’s workshops: Rocks, Minerals<br />

and Fossils. Drop-in workshop with minerologist Alice Blount.<br />

Recommended for grades 3 and above. Free, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Vermont<br />

Marble Museum, 52 Main St., Proctor. Last of the series.<br />

Killington Farmers’ Market<br />

3:30 p.m.<br />

The Killington Farmers’ Market returns to Church of Our Saviour on<br />

Mission Farm Road, off Route 4. Nine vendors, and more to come.<br />

Weekly market, Thursdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.<br />

Figure Drawing Class<br />

4 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds Figure Drawing class 1st and 3rd Thursdays,<br />

4-6 p.m. Live model, drawing benches, boards, easels. BYO drawing<br />

materials. $15. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Bingo<br />

4:30 p.m.<br />

Post 31 American Legion in Rutland offers Bingo games Thursdays,<br />

doors open 4:30 p.m. Games start 7 p.m., end 9 p.m. <strong>20</strong> games<br />

including jackpots and horseraces. <strong>33</strong> Washington St., Rutland. 802-<br />

773-9777.<br />

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All Levels Yoga<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

All levels Kripalu at Killington Yoga with Alison Hans. 3744 River Rd,<br />

Killington. killingtonyoga.com, 802-770-4101.<br />

Thursday Night Ride Series<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Weekly mountain bike ride at various locations throughout Slate Valley<br />

Trails and beyond. slatevalleytrails.org for details and locations weekly.<br />

Rides 1.5-2 hours, varied terrain, no drop rides. info@slatevalleytrails.<br />

org<br />

Bridge Club<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Thursday, 6-10 p.m.<br />

Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.<br />

River Road Concert Series<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Free concerts held on the lawn at Sherburne Memorials<br />

Library, River Road, Killington. This week,<br />

Moose Crossing.<br />

MWA Carnival<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Wells carnival Thursday, 6-9:30 p.m. Food,<br />

games, rides, and music by the Whiskey River<br />

Band. Bring a lawn chair.<br />

Fair Haven Concerts in the Park<br />

7 p.m.<br />

Fair Haven Summer Concert Series!Free<br />

concerts Thursdays throughout the summer.<br />

This week: JP Murphy Band. Bring a chair, picnic,<br />

blanket, and enjoy the music. Drawing at intermission<br />

for door prizes. Concession available. On<br />

the Park, Park Place, Fair Haven. Rain or shine.<br />

Rain site, Congregational Church, 802-265-<br />

3010 ext 301 after 4 p.m. to confirm.<br />

Summer Movie<br />

7 p.m.<br />

The Paramount Theatre holds free summer movie Thursday, 7-8:30<br />

p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Showing: Taking<br />

Woodstock. Free admission. Concessions available for purchase. 30<br />

Center St., Rutland.<br />

FRIDAY, AUG. 16<br />

Level 1 Yoga<br />

8:30 a.m.<br />

Level 1 Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River<br />

Rd, Killington. killingtonyoga.com, 802-770-4101.<br />

Creative Space<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds creative space Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring<br />

tools/suppplies to create works of art with other inspiring artists. Open<br />

to all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Story Time<br />

10:30 a.m.<br />

Sherburne Memorial Library holds story time Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m.<br />

Stories, songs, activities. All ages welcome! 802-422-9765.<br />

Brandon Book Sale<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Brandon Free Public Library holds used book sale, through October.<br />

Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1<br />

p.m. Amazing selection for all ages, fiction and non-fiction. For May,<br />

BOGO. 4 Franklin St., Brandon.<br />

Knitting Group<br />

12 p.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers knitting group, Fridays, 12-2 p.m. 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2792.<br />

840 Arch St., Pittsford.<br />

Rochester Farmers’ Market<br />

3 p.m.<br />

Rochester Farmers’ Market on the Village Park, Route 100. Fresh flowers,<br />

seasonal veggies and fruits, honey, maple products, hand-made<br />

items, jewelry, baked goods, live music and much more. 3-6 p.m.<br />

Fridays through October.<br />

Ludlow Farmers’ Market<br />

4 p.m.<br />

Every Friday, Memorial Day to Columbus Day, 4-7 p.m. on the front<br />

lawn of Okemo <strong>Mountain</strong> School, 53 Main St., Ludlow. 30+ local vendors.<br />

Rain or shine.<br />

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Friday night tradition at Okemo <strong>Mountain</strong> Resort, free lawn concerts in<br />

Jackson Gore Inn courtyard. 6-9 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket - no<br />

outside alcohol allowed. This week, Version 6. okemo.com.<br />

MWA Carnival<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Wells carnival Friday, 6-9:30 p.m. Food, games, rides, and music by the<br />

band Green. Bring a lawn chair.<br />

Movie Nights<br />

8 p.m.<br />

Mad Hatter’s Scoops holds outdoor movie nights Friday-Saturday, 8<br />

p.m. Family friendly. Weather permitting. 40 Summit Path, Killington.<br />

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Pittsford Day<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Pittsford day is a family friendly event, open to all. 5K road race, kid fun<br />

run, corn hole tournament, silent auction, car show, face painting and<br />

crafts, kids’ activities, Woodchuck’s Revenge band, square dancing<br />

demo, helicopter fly-in, Resolution band, BBQ, Satin & Steel band,<br />

fireworks, and DJ. Donations appreciated. Contact <strong>48</strong>3-6500.<br />

Vermont State Fair<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Vermont State Fair <strong>Aug</strong>ust 13-17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Gymkhana, cattle<br />

show, rides, food, music and more. Peterson Farm Brothers and Jamie<br />

Lee Thurston perform at grandstand. Fairgrounds 175 N. Main St.,<br />

Rutland.<br />

Vermont Farmers’ Market (Rutland)<br />

9 a.m.<br />

The outdoor summer market is held every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in<br />

Depot Park (in front of WalMart), Rutland. 75+ vendors selling farm<br />

fresh veggies and fruits, flowers, specialty foods, hot foods, eggs, artisan<br />

cheeses, handcrafted breads, maple syrup, Vermont crafts, jars of<br />

every type, and more; plus hard goods and services. vtfarmersmarket.<br />

org.Depot Park, Rutland, VT<br />

Brandon Book Sale<br />

9 a.m.<br />

Brandon Free Public Library holds used book sale, through October.<br />

Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1<br />

p.m. Amazing selection for all ages, fiction and non-fiction. For May,<br />

BOGO. 4 Franklin St., Brandon.<br />

Killington Section GMC<br />

9 a.m.<br />

Killington Section Green <strong>Mountain</strong> Club outing: Little Rock Pond. Beautiful<br />

5 mi hike to pond. Swim with loons. Leader: 802-773-2185. Main<br />

Street Park, Route 4 & Center St., Rutland, VT<br />

Peak Races Woodsplitter<br />

9 a.m.<br />

Peak holds <strong>20</strong>19 Woodsplitter, a 6 hour mountain bike race, Saturday,<br />

9 a.m. Test your limits completing as many loops in 6 hours. Each loop<br />

covers 10 miles of Green <strong>Mountain</strong> Trails. 4276 Highway 100, Pittsfield.<br />

$75 fee. Register at peakraces.com<br />

Open Gym<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Saturday morning open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St.,<br />

Rutland. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All ages welcome. Practice current skills, create<br />

gymnastic routines, learn new tricks, socialize with friends. $5/ hour<br />

members; $8/ hour non-members. Discount punch cards available.<br />

802-773-<strong>14</strong>04.<br />

Kids’ Saturday Classes<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center offers different activity for kids each week - painting,<br />

cooking, craft making and more. $10, pre-register at 802-775-0036;<br />

$15 drop in. chaffeeartcenter.org.<br />

Let’s Get Crafty<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds hands on art experience Saturday, 11 a.m.-<br />

12:30 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Cooler in the <strong>Mountain</strong>s<br />

3:30 p.m.<br />

Killington Resort’s free summer concert series at Snowshed Base Area.<br />

Family friendly event, 3:30-6 p.m. This week, Repeat Repeat. Bring a<br />

blanket or lawn chair and enjoy! killington.com.<br />

Saturday Gravel Rides<br />

4:30 p.m.<br />

Analog Cycles leads weekly <strong>20</strong>-35-mile gravel rides from Baptist<br />

Church Parking lot on East Poultney Green. Mix of road/dirt road/<br />

double track and easy single track. Gravel bike approved. Hard terrain,<br />

slacker pace. No drop rides. Rain or shine, unless lighting. Bring legit<br />

bright light lights, a tube, and water. 301-456-5471.<br />

Bingo<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Bridgewater Grange Bingo, Saturday nights, doors open at 5:30 p.m.<br />

Games start 6:30 p.m. Route 100A, Bridgewater Corners. Just across<br />

bridge from Junction Country Store. All welcome. Refreshments available.<br />

Open Gym<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Friday night open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St.,<br />

Rutland. 6-8 p.m. Ages 6+. Practice current skills, create gymnastic<br />

routines, learn new tricks, socialize with friends! $5/ hour members; $8/<br />

hour non-members. Discount punch cards available. 802-773-<strong>14</strong>04.<br />

MWA Carnival<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Wells carnival Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m. First kids pie eating contest. Tractor<br />

pull, Rustic Thunder Cloggers, food, games, rides, and music by<br />

Free Wheelin’ Band. Bring a lawn chair.<br />

Pro Rodeo<br />

8 p.m.<br />

Pond Hill Ranch Pro Rodeo. A real rodeo complete with classic events<br />

like roping, barrel racing, and bronc riding. Excitement for the whole<br />

family, affordable admission. 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Road, Castleton.<br />

pondhillranch.com, 802-468-2449.<br />

Movie Nights<br />

8 p.m.<br />

Mad Hatter’s Scoops holds outdoor movie nights Friday-Saturday, 8<br />

p.m. Family friendly. Weather permitting. 40 Summit Path, Killington.<br />

SUNDAY, AUG. 18<br />

Heartfulness Meditation<br />

7:45 a.m.<br />

Free group meditation Sundays, Rochester Town Office, School St.<br />

Dane, 802-767-6010. heartfulness.org.<br />

Vermont State Fair<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Vermont State Fair <strong>Aug</strong>ust 13-17, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Cattle show, rides,<br />

food, music and more. Woodbooger demo derby at grandstand. Fairgrounds<br />

175 N. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Meditation Group<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds meditation group Sunday, 5:30-6 p.m. Donations<br />

appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

MONDAY, AUG. 19<br />

Citizenship Classes<br />

Vermont Adult Learning will offers free citizenship classes. Call Marcy<br />

Green, 802-775-0617, and learn if you may qualify for citizenship at no<br />

cost. 16 Evelyn St., Rutland. Also, free classes in reading, writing, and<br />

speaking for English speakers of other languages. Ongoing.<br />

Killington Yoga<br />

8:30 a.m.<br />

All Level Flow Yoga, 8:30 a.m. at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT<br />

500. 3744 River Rd, Killington. killingtonyoga.com, 802-770-4101.


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Submitted<br />

VERMONT STATE FAIR<br />

AUG. 13-17<br />

Killington Bone Builders<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Bone builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd.,<br />

Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free, weights supplied.<br />

802-422-<strong>33</strong>68.<br />

Playgroup<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers playgroup, Mondays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Birth to 5<br />

years old. Stories, crafts, snacks, singing, dancing. 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2792. 840<br />

Arch St., Pittsford.<br />

Bridge Club<br />

12 p.m.<br />

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Monday, 12-4 p.m. in Engel Hall,<br />

Christ the King Church, 12 Main St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.Christ the<br />

King Church, 12 Main St., Rutland, VT<br />

Monday Meals<br />

12 p.m.<br />

Every Monday meals at Chittenden Town Hall at 12 noon. Open to<br />

public, RSVP call by Friday prior, <strong>48</strong>3-6244. Gene Sargent. Bring your<br />

own place settings. Seniors $3.50 for 60+. Under 60, $5. No holidays.<br />

<strong>33</strong>7 Holden Rd., Chittenden.<br />

Rutland Rotary<br />

12:15 p.m.<br />

Rotary Club of Rutland meets Mondays for lunch at The Palms Restaurant.<br />

Learn more or become a member, journal@sover.net.The Palms<br />

Restaurant, 36 Strongs Ave, Rutland, VT<br />

Tobacco Cessation<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Quit smoking, e-cigs, and JUUL - free help! Want to quit smoking/<br />

vaping, but nothing seems to help? Join a group and get free nicotine<br />

patches, gum or lozenges. Group/replacement therapy doubles your<br />

chances of staying quit for good! Free. 802-747-3768. Mondays, 5-6<br />

p.m., RRMC CVPS Leahy Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland.<br />

Walking Group<br />

5:15 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Arts Center holds walking group Monday, 5:15 p.m. Open to<br />

all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.<br />

Group Trail Run<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Slate Valley Trails group holds Monday evening group trail runs, 6-8<br />

p.m., Fairgrounds Trailhead parking lot, 125 Town Farm Road, Poultney.<br />

At least a 5-mile run at social pace. If enough for two groups, a<br />

12-mile route will be offered. Bring water, snack.<br />

All Levels Yoga<br />

6:30 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center offers all level yoga class with Stefanie DeSimone,<br />

50 minute practice. $5/ class, drop-ins welcome. 16 South Main St.,<br />

Rutland. Bring a mat.<br />

TUESDAY, AUG. <strong>20</strong><br />

Mendon Bone Builders<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Mendon bone builders meets Tuesdays<br />

at Roadside Chapel, 1680 Townline Rd,<br />

Rutland Town. 802-773-2694.<br />

Tobacco Cessation<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Quit smoking, e-cigs, and JUUL<br />

- free help! Want to quit smoking/vaping,<br />

but nothing seems<br />

to help? Join a group and get<br />

free nicotine patches, gum<br />

or lozenges. Group/replacement<br />

therapy doubles your<br />

chances of staying quit for<br />

good! Free. 802-747-3768.<br />

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12<br />

p.m. at Heart Center, 12<br />

Commons St., Rutland.<br />

Summer Storytelling<br />

1 p.m.<br />

Free admission to Wonderfeet<br />

Kids’ Museum<br />

on Tuesday, 12:30-4 p.m.<br />

Professional storyteller and<br />

free book for every child. wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.<br />

Center<br />

St., Rutland.<br />

TOPS Meeting<br />

4:45 p.m.<br />

TOPS meets Tuesday nights at Trinity<br />

Church in Rutland (corner of West and<br />

Church streets). Side entrance. Weight in<br />

4:45-5:30 p.m. Meeting 6-6:30 p.m. All welcome,<br />

stress free environment, take off pounds sensibly.<br />

802-293-5279.<br />

League Night at Killington Golf<br />

5 p.m<br />

Killington Golf Course holds League Nights, Tuesdays, 5 p.m. shotgun<br />

start. 9-hole scramble tournament, themed weekly. Tonight, Endless<br />

Summer Night. $25 members, $30 non-members. Sign up at 422-6700<br />

by 3 p.m. day of.<br />

Level 1 Yoga<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Level 1 Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River<br />

Rd, Killington. killingtonyoga.com, 802-770-4101.<br />

Heartfulness Meditation<br />

5:45 p.m.<br />

Free group meditation Tuesdays, <strong>Mountain</strong> Yoga, 135 N Main St #8,<br />

Rutland. Margery, 802-775-1795. heartfulness.org.<strong>Mountain</strong> Yoga, 135<br />

N Main St #8, Rutland, VT<br />

Bridge Club<br />

6 p.m. Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tuesday, 6-10 p.m. in Engel<br />

Hall, Christ the King Church, 12 Main St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.<br />

Bereavement Group<br />

6 p.m.<br />

VNAHSR’s weekly bereavement group, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Grace<br />

Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland. Rev. Andrew Carlson<br />

facilitates. Free, open to the public. 802-770-1613.<br />

Bocce Ball<br />

6 p.m.<br />

All ages welcome to play free bocce on the grass of Ludlow’s Veteran’s<br />

Park. Free refreshments served. Across from Fletcher Memorial Library,<br />

Ludlow.<br />

Legion Bingo<br />

6:15 p.m.<br />

Brandon American Legion, Tuesdays. Warm ups 6:15 p.m., regular<br />

games 7 p.m. Open to the public. Bring a friend! Franklin St., Brandon.<br />

Chess Club<br />

7 p.m.<br />

Rutland Rec Dept. holds chess club at Godnick Adult Center, providing<br />

a mind-enhancing skill for youth and adults. All ages are welcome;<br />

open to the public. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. 1 Deer St., Rutland.<br />

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Breakfast with Bach<br />

Big Galut(e)<br />

Klezmer Ensemble<br />

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18 • The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

By DJ Dave Hoffenberg<br />

WED<br />

AUG. <strong>14</strong><br />

BOMOSEEN<br />

6 p.m. The Lake House<br />

Aaron Audet<br />

BRANDON<br />

7 p.m. Brandon Inn<br />

Music at the Riverbend with<br />

Enerjazz<br />

PAWLET<br />

7 p.m. The Barn<br />

Restaurant and Tavern<br />

“Pickin’ in Pawlet”<br />

POULTNEY<br />

6:30 p.m. Taps Tavern<br />

Mowgli Giannitti<br />

RANDOLPH<br />

6:30 p.m. One Main Tap<br />

and Grill<br />

Open Mic with Silas McPrior<br />

RUTLAND<br />

6 p.m. VT State Fairgrounds<br />

Grandstand<br />

Nikki Adams<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

6:30 p.m. 506 Bistro<br />

and Bar<br />

Live Jazz Pianist<br />

THURS<br />

AUG. 15<br />

BARNARD<br />

5:30 p.m. Feast & Field<br />

Music on the Farm with Les<br />

Poules à Colin<br />

BRIDGEWATER CORNERS<br />

4 p.m. Long Trail Brewery<br />

Fiddle Witch<br />

HANCOCK<br />

6:30 p.m. Town Green<br />

Full Moon Concert<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

5 p.m. Sherburne<br />

Memorial Library Lawn<br />

River Road Concert Series with<br />

Moose Crossing: Zach Hampton<br />

and Friends<br />

6 p.m. Liquid Art<br />

Open Mic with Tboneicus Jones<br />

7 p.m. The Foundry<br />

Joey Leone<br />

9 p.m. Jax<br />

Ryan Fuller<br />

LUDLOW<br />

10 p.m. Killarney’s<br />

Sammy B and friends<br />

PITTSFIELD<br />

8 p.m. Clear River Tavern<br />

Open Mic Jam with Silas McPrior<br />

RUTLAND<br />

9:30 p.m. The Venue<br />

Krishna Guthrie<br />

SOUTH POMFRET<br />

7 p.m. The Hay Loft at<br />

Artistree<br />

Open Mic<br />

SOUTH ROYALTON<br />

8 p.m. Town Green<br />

Bow Thayer<br />

FRI<br />

AUG. 16<br />

BOMOSEEN<br />

6 p.m. Iron Lantern<br />

Breanna Thompson<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

3:30 p.m. Snowshed<br />

Aaron Audet<br />

5 p.m. Charity’s<br />

Frank Chase<br />

7 p.m. The Foundry<br />

Sammy and Silas<br />

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub<br />

Donal O’Shaughnessy<br />

9 p.m. Jax<br />

Live Music<br />

LUDLOW<br />

6 p.m. Okemo’s Jackson<br />

Gore Courtyard<br />

Version 6<br />

PAWLET<br />

7 p.m. The Barn<br />

Restaurant and Tavern<br />

West King Street Band<br />

PITTSFIELD<br />

8 p.m. Clear River<br />

Tavern<br />

Drumstick<br />

RUTLAND<br />

7 p.m. The Draught<br />

Room in The Diamond<br />

Run Mall<br />

Duane Carleton<br />

7:30 p.m. Hop ‘n’ Moose<br />

George Nostrand<br />

9:30 p.m. The Venue<br />

Karaoke with Jess<br />

10 p.m. Center Street<br />

Alley<br />

DJ Mega<br />

TINMOUTH<br />

6 p.m. Windswept Farm<br />

Kabbalat Shabbat with DJ Dave<br />

WOODSTOCK<br />

5:30 p.m. North<br />

Universalist Chapel<br />

Back Lawn<br />

Music by the River with Hayley<br />

Reardon<br />

SAT<br />

AUG. 17<br />

BOMOSEEN<br />

6 p.m. Iron Lantern<br />

John Lyons<br />

6 p.m. The Lake House<br />

Moose Crossing: Zach Hampton<br />

and Friends<br />

BRANDON<br />

7:30 p.m. Brandon<br />

Music<br />

Joe Carter and Ali Ryerson<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

3 p.m. Umbrella Bar<br />

Duane Carleton<br />

3:30 p.m. Snowshed<br />

Cooler in the <strong>Mountain</strong>s Concert<br />

Series with Repeat Repeat and<br />

special guest opener Motel Black<br />

5 p.m. Charity’s<br />

Frank Chase<br />

7 p.m. The Foundry<br />

Sammy B<br />

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub<br />

Donal O’Shaughnessy<br />

9 p.m. Jax<br />

Live Music<br />

9 p.m. Moguls<br />

Super Stash Bros<br />

POULTNEY<br />

5 p.m. Otto’s Cones<br />

Point General Store<br />

Old Friends Band<br />

RUTLAND<br />

9 p.m. Center Street<br />

Alley<br />

DJ Dirty D<br />

9 p.m. Holiday Inn<br />

Whisper<br />

9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-<br />

Way Tavern<br />

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T<br />

SUN<br />

AUG. 18<br />

KILLINGTON<br />

12 p.m. Summit Lodge<br />

Duane Carleton<br />

5 p.m. The Foundry<br />

Jazz Night with the Summit Pond<br />

Quartet<br />

LUDLOW<br />

4 p.m. Willie Dunn’s<br />

Silas McPrior<br />

RUTLAND<br />

7 p.m. Main Street Park<br />

Rutland City Band<br />

7 p.m. The Hide-A-Way<br />

Tavern<br />

Java Sparrow<br />

ROCHESTER<br />

6:30 p.m. Town Green<br />

Tim Brick Band<br />

SHREWSBURY<br />

5 p.m. Rustic Rooster<br />

Sammy B<br />

SOUTH POMFRET<br />

4 p.m. The Hay Loft at<br />

Artistree<br />

Piece by Piece: Sound, Color and<br />

Shape<br />

STOCKBRIDGE<br />

12 p.m. Wild Fern<br />

Cigar Box Brunch w/ Rick<br />

Redington<br />

1 p.m. Wild Fern<br />

The People’s Jam<br />

MON<br />

AUG. 19<br />

LUDLOW<br />

9:30 p.m. The Killarney<br />

Open Mic with Silas McPrior<br />

PITTSFIELD<br />

7 p.m. Clear River Tavern<br />

The Bubsies<br />

TUES<br />

AUG. <strong>20</strong><br />

CASTLETON<br />

6 p.m. Third Place Pizzeria<br />

Josh Jakab<br />

LUDLOW<br />

7 p.m. Du Jour VT<br />

Open Jam Session with Sammy<br />

B and King Arthur Junior<br />

POULTNEY<br />

7 p.m. Taps Tavern<br />

Open Bluegrass Jam Hosted by<br />

Fiddle Witch<br />

RUTLAND<br />

7 p.m. Moguls<br />

Duane Carleton<br />

9 p.m. Jax<br />

Jenny Porter<br />

9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-<br />

Way Tavern -<br />

Open Mic with Krishna Guthrie<br />

9:30 p.m. The Venue -<br />

Karaoke with Jess


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 ROCKIN’ THE REGION • 19<br />

Rockin’ the Region with Moose<br />

Crossing: Zach Hampton and Friends<br />

Rockin’ the<br />

Region<br />

By DJ Dave<br />

Hoffenberg<br />

I’ve wanted to see Zach Hampton’s Moose Crossing for<br />

years and fortunately they’re playing the Sherburne Library<br />

in Killington, Thursday <strong>Aug</strong>. 15 and The Lake House <strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

17, both at 6 p.m.<br />

I had the pleasure of speaking with Zach, the tenor saxophonist<br />

for the group and it was<br />

like talking to an old friend, even<br />

though we’ve never met. We share<br />

some of the same music traits and<br />

have mutual musician friends.<br />

Hampton said, “Sherburne is one<br />

of my favorite gigs. Everyone’s so<br />

into the music.”<br />

You can expect to hear some familiar<br />

jazz tunes that you wouldn’t<br />

expect to be played the way they<br />

are. It won’t be boring, which is<br />

what some people think about jazz<br />

music. Hampton said people will<br />

be surprised. He added, “My goal<br />

is to always turn heads and form a<br />

connection with the audience that they don’t get with every<br />

band. I believe the way we perform is unique. Sometimes<br />

my outrageousness is a really special experience. I make it<br />

about the community because music is community.”<br />

Hampton now books his act as “Moose Crossing: Zach<br />

Hampton and Friends.” He’s been playing with some guys<br />

lately that will make the show special in the way they entertain<br />

and the show they put on. He said: “There’s a different<br />

vibe, a way more youthful energy to the songs that came<br />

out in 19<strong>20</strong>s.”<br />

What sounds cool is that they play some Beatles, Rolling<br />

Stones, The Doors and even Bruno Mars but all in a funky,<br />

jazzy style. His old pianist was into HBO so Hampton said,<br />

“We throw down a tasty version of “Game of Thrones” and<br />

“Westworld” theme songs.<br />

He’s played with lots of great musicians this summer like<br />

his most consistent bass player, Joe Plotts who has been<br />

with MC since it’s inception. Other guys in the group he’s<br />

been digging are drummer Brian De’Angelo. He added, “I<br />

don’t even know if he’s from this earth. He’s a cosmic being,<br />

he’s very special.”<br />

There’s also bassist Mowgli Giannitti, guitarist Preston<br />

HE’S ALSO AN<br />

AVID SAILOR SO<br />

HE WOULD GO<br />

OUT ON LAKE<br />

CHAMPLAIN<br />

AND PLAY<br />

SAX IN THE<br />

MIDDLE OF THE<br />

CHANNEL.<br />

Murphy, organist Adam<br />

Shiny and recent Montpelier<br />

grad Remy Savard<br />

who Hampton says is<br />

a monster now and he<br />

can’t imagine what he’ll<br />

be like in a few years.<br />

He also uses Johnny<br />

Reiter on bass. Hampton<br />

added, “I wish I could describe<br />

everybody, every<br />

time because they’re so<br />

incredible and without<br />

them we wouldn’t have<br />

the momentum that we<br />

do.”<br />

Hampton’s been playing at Taps Tavern on Main Street<br />

in Poultney for 10 years but he just moved to Brandon, so<br />

his last show there will be <strong>Aug</strong>. 28. Hampton said, “It’s going<br />

to be bittersweet. I’m really proud of what Serena has done<br />

there. It’s become a staple and the last few years people<br />

have been coming out specifically for jazz on Wednesday<br />

nights. We gig a lot, mostly small scale stuff. I don’t think a<br />

lot of people know us but then randomly down at Stratton<br />

or up in Burlington, people do know us and I think that’s<br />

from Taps and the years we put in there. We created something<br />

and that’s all I’ve really wanted to do since I was a kid<br />

was to be a music teacher and a mediocre player in a dark<br />

bar somewhere.”<br />

Mission accomplished, he’s a music teacher alongside<br />

Moose Crossing<br />

Submitted<br />

Phil Henry in West Rutland. He’s been playing some new<br />

places this summer and has gotten some really positive<br />

feedback that has made him realize, they are doing something<br />

valuable.<br />

Hampton and my mutual friends is Mark Harding who<br />

is an amazing musician. He was my go-to for years for<br />

wedding cocktail music. Both Hampton and Plotts learned<br />

from Harding. Hampton said, “He brought us into the Manchester<br />

and Stratton scene. I learned a lot of stage presence<br />

and how to perform from Mark.”<br />

Talk about small world. I mentioned to Hampton that<br />

one of my favorite gigs I hired Harding for was a cocktail<br />

hour where the couple wanted all TV theme songs. Harding<br />

put a group together and with no practice and nailed it.<br />

Plotts was the bassist on that gig.<br />

Hampton didn’t start out well musically. His music<br />

teacher once called his Dad and said he’d be better playing<br />

the radio then the sax. He had quite the path. He quit music<br />

his senior year in Connecticut, joined a reggae band at<br />

Green <strong>Mountain</strong> College, dropped out, went to Berkeley,<br />

left there, went back to Connecticut and couch surfed while<br />

teaching at a pre-school. He left there for Castleton and<br />

started gigging on his own in Poultney. He would busk on<br />

the streets with a lunch cart, a boombox and a sandwich<br />

board for advertisements.<br />

He’s also an avid sailor so he would go out on lake<br />

Champlain and play sax in the middle of the channel. That<br />

was 10 years ago and someone just hired him recently that<br />

saw him there. He said, “Moose Crossing” was born, a la<br />

carte.”<br />

Hampton loves this community and loves making music.<br />

He said, “I like going up there and putting it all out with<br />

reckless abandon knowing I got guys that are top notch<br />

and will play amazing things. I love hamming it up and<br />

bringing joy to people. I’ve worked really hard and don’t<br />

take no for an answer. Something I say to Joe all the time is<br />

“No” gets me excited. I’m really proud of my students too. I<br />

like to inspire my kids to go further.”


<strong>20</strong> •<br />

Living<br />

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ADEThis week’s living Arts, Dining and Entertainment!<br />

Chamber Music Festival<br />

returns <strong>Aug</strong>. 12-25<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>. 12-25—RANDOLPH—The 27th season of the<br />

Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival (CVCMF)<br />

celebrating world-class music in the heart of Vermont<br />

will take place <strong>Aug</strong>. 12-25.<br />

The festival’s first week will include Viola Quintets by<br />

Mendelssohn and Brahms, an arrangement for String<br />

Quartet by Ernest H. Sanders of a 13th century vocal<br />

work by Josquin des Prez., and a visit with Walter Parker<br />

at Vermont Public Radio, in addition to a collaboration<br />

with the Vermont Youth Orchestra for the 9th Breakfast<br />

with Bach and weekly open rehearsal.<br />

Artists for the first week are: Violinists Joanna Maurer<br />

and Derek Ratzenboeck; Violists Michael Roth and<br />

Katarzyna Bryla-Weiss; and cellist Peter Sanders.<br />

Schedule:<br />

Thursday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 15 at 7 p.m. open rehearsal at Chandler<br />

Music Hall. Admission is free.<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Mendelssohn, Brahms<br />

and Ernest Sanders at Chandler Music Hall. Tickets<br />

required.<br />

Sunday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 18 at 11 a.m. 9th Annual Breakfast with<br />

Bach/Baroque Brunch in the Esther Mesh Room of<br />

Chandler’s Upper Gallery. Admission at the door is $10.<br />

Concert at 12:30 p.m. in Bethany Church. Admission at<br />

the door is by goodwill offering.<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 21 at 7 p.m. A special event with<br />

Klezmer Ensemble, Big Galut(e). A first for the festival,<br />

make your plans now to enjoy this fabulous group! Big<br />

Galut(e) performs a unique repertoire of Jewish and<br />

Jewish-themed music spanning five continents and six<br />

centuries, including Klezmer originals, tango, and works<br />

of Salamone Rossi, Shostakovich, Brahms and Mahler.<br />

Concert at the Chandler Music Hall. Admission at the<br />

door is $<strong>20</strong>.<br />

Thursday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 15, 7 p.m.—FAIR HA-<br />

VEN—The Fair Haven Concerts in the Park<br />

Committee welcomes The Hand Picked<br />

Band back to the park for their second visit<br />

on Thursday, <strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

15. The Hand Picked<br />

Band is a cover band<br />

playing a variety of<br />

music from rock and<br />

country classics, to<br />

today’s new country<br />

hits and pop.<br />

With five singers, the vocals take center<br />

stage with backing instrumentation<br />

designed to complement the singers. Band<br />

members consist of: Glen Pratt on lead<br />

guitar and vocals, Thom Burke on drums<br />

and vocals, Jeff Durkee on bass guitar and<br />

vocals, Nicole Durkee-Saunders as lead female<br />

vocals, and Beth Durkee with backup<br />

vocals.<br />

This is the ninth of the Fair Haven Concerts<br />

in the Park ten total concerts for the<br />

<strong>20</strong>19 Summer Series. The summer’s weather<br />

did not always cooperate, and we had<br />

to set up in the rain<br />

several times before<br />

the clouds cleared, but<br />

our concertgoers were<br />

faithful.<br />

On nice nights, the<br />

park saw an average<br />

of about 500 concertgoers. Even the rainy<br />

nights still found over <strong>20</strong>0 people in the<br />

park holding their umbrellas. The concerts<br />

go on rain or shine. To find out more about<br />

the concerts, you can all 265-3010 ext. 301.<br />

The announcement for location is recorded<br />

on Thursday afternoons about 4 p.m.<br />

The concerts begin at 7 p.m., but there’s<br />

easier parking for those that arrive early.<br />

There are picnic tables available.<br />

Yankee Chank to play in<br />

Proctorsville<br />

Hand Picked returns to Fair Haven for penultimate concert<br />

THE PARK SAW AN<br />

AVERAGE OF ABOUT<br />

500 CONCERTGOERS.<br />

Yankee Chank<br />

Submitted<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>, 6 p.m.—CAVENDISH—The town of Cavendish presents another<br />

in its continuing series of Wednesday evening concerts on <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong> at 6 p.m. when Yankee<br />

Chank will appear on the Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville, weather permitting.<br />

Yankee Chank is a Vermont group that performs traditional Cajun music from the<br />

heart of southwest Louisiana. The French-speaking people of eastern Canada, our immediate<br />

neighbor to the north, were the inspiration for the southern Cajuns and thereby<br />

inspired Yankee Chank. The band has been performing both Cajun and Zydeco music<br />

around Vermont and beyond, using fiddle, accordion, guitar and bass since 1996. The<br />

band’s performances offer a distinctive immersion into this unique regional music.<br />

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or a chair and a picnic<br />

dinner. Join with friends or make new ones. Please help continue this free Wednesday<br />

evening tradition in Cavendish. Everyone is welcome.<br />

For more information please call Robin at 226-7736. In case of rain, check the Cavendish<br />

Facebook page for further information.<br />

The Hand Picked Band<br />

Monitor<br />

birds<br />

on West<br />

Rutland<br />

Marsh walk<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, 7<br />

a.m.—WEST RUTLAND—<br />

Join birders for the 3.7-<br />

mile West Rutland Mash<br />

155 SPECIES<br />

HAVE BEEN<br />

RECORDED.<br />

loop, this Saturday. Over<br />

155 species have been recorded<br />

at the West Rutland<br />

Marsh – identified as an<br />

Important Bird Area.<br />

Kids, new birders and<br />

non-members always<br />

welcome. Friendly and<br />

accomplished birders will<br />

help participants grow<br />

their bird identification<br />

skills!<br />

Meet at the boardwalk<br />

on Marble Street in West<br />

Rutland at 7 a.m. For more<br />

information email birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.<br />

Submitted<br />

Join Us For:<br />

Mini Golf<br />

Batting Cages<br />

Great Food<br />

Soft Serve<br />

26 flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream<br />

In Mendon on Rt 4 • Across from Sugar & Spice • 802-776-4921<br />

Open daily from 10am - 10pm<br />

Vermont<br />

Gift Shop<br />

(802) 773-2738<br />

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner<br />

LARGEST SELECTION OF ICE CREAM TREATS!<br />

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!<br />

Celebrating our 74th year!<br />

Open Daily 6:30 a.m.<br />

Specials<br />

Daily


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 LIVING ADE • 21<br />

Free summer movie<br />

screening: Taking Woodstock<br />

Thursday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 15, 7<br />

p.m.—RUTLAND—Join<br />

us in celebration of the<br />

50th Anniversary of Woodstock<br />

– 3 Days of Peace &<br />

Music with Taking Woodstock<br />

on the BIG screen at<br />

the Paramount Theatre in<br />

downtown Rutland.<br />

A man working at his<br />

parents’ motel in the<br />

Catskills inadvertently sets<br />

in motion the generationdefining<br />

concert in the<br />

summer of 1969.<br />

Concessions available<br />

for purchase. Event is free,<br />

no tickets necessary –<br />

doors open at 6:30 p.m.<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

15<br />

3SATURDAY: 9Am - 4pm 2<br />

SIDEWALK SALES f FOOD TRUCKS<br />

STREET PERFORMANCES f GAMES<br />

Courtesy of VINS<br />

Rehabbers inspect a bird tallon in an effort to fix and release the bird back to the wild.<br />

Rehabilitating wild birds, get a<br />

behind-the-scenes tour<br />

Sunday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 18, 1 p.m.—QUECHEE— Participants have an opportunity to have an<br />

exclusive behind-the-scenes experience to discover the steps it takes to rehabilitate<br />

and release hundreds of wild birds. Participants will meet rehabbers who take care of<br />

these birds, and hear a story of one of our permanent resident education raptors.<br />

Program will take place from 1-1:30 p.m. at VINS Nature Center, located at<strong>14</strong>9 Natures<br />

Way in Quechee, Vermont.<br />

The cost is $12.50 for adult and $10.50 for youth. A limited number of spots are available.<br />

Please pre-register for the tour by contacting 802-359-5000 x<strong>20</strong>1, info@vinsweb.<br />

org, or in person at the VINS Nature Store.


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Inn at t<br />

L ng g Trail T<br />

Deer Leap<br />

2.2 mi. from<br />

start to<br />

Rte. 4 between Killington & Pico<br />

802-775-7181<br />

innatlongtrail.com<br />

Rooms & Suites available<br />

R osemary’s<br />

Restaurant<br />

Casual Fine Dining<br />

Fri. - Sat. 6-9pm<br />

McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub<br />

Delicious pub menu with<br />

an Irish flavor<br />

ub open daily at 11:30am<br />

LIVE MUSIC 7:30PM<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>ust 16 th & 17 th<br />

DONAL<br />

O’SHAUNESSY<br />

Annual Chrome & Craft Festival<br />

welcomes visitors Saturday<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, from 10 a.m.—<br />

LUDLOW—The annual Chrome & Craft<br />

Festival will be held at the Fletcher Farm<br />

School for the Arts & Crafts on Route 103 in<br />

Ludlow on Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, from 10 a.m.-<br />

4 p.m. (rain or shine). Admission is free.<br />

This annual vehicle and craft show begins<br />

with a Cruise-In the evening before on<br />

Friday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 16, from 5-8 p.m. at Benson’s<br />

Chevrolet in Ludlow. Cars, trucks, tractors<br />

and motorcycles are all welcome to showcase<br />

their vehicles! Admission is free to the<br />

Cruise-In and participants also get half off<br />

the registration for the car show the next<br />

day. (There is a rain date of the following<br />

Friday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 23, for the Cruise-In only.)<br />

The Chrome & Craft Festival the next<br />

day begins with a free breakfast for car<br />

show registrants only provided by Aroma<br />

Catering. All makes and models are welcome.<br />

There will be two classes of vehicles:<br />

1989 and younger and 1990 and newer.<br />

Winners will be selected by both participant<br />

and spectator judging. Trophies will<br />

be awarded to the top three vehicles in<br />

each class.<br />

New this year there will be a trophy for<br />

a young (under 30) vehicle owner, motorcycle,<br />

and for the greatest car club participation.<br />

Also new this year is a car corral for<br />

selling cars.<br />

Registration for vehicle participation is<br />

$<strong>20</strong> and can be paid at the gate.<br />

The Fletcher Farm School’s 28th Annual<br />

Late Summer Craft Festival, in conjunction<br />

with the car show, will feature over 60+ of<br />

New England’s finest artists and craftsmen<br />

exhibiting top quality wares.<br />

Juried crafts will include water and oil<br />

paintings, folk art, primitives, jewelry,<br />

woodworking, photography, fabric products,<br />

pottery, handmade soaps, maple<br />

syrup, hand woven items, and much more.<br />

Charles Dion will demonstrate the art of<br />

chain saw carving. Children’s activities will<br />

feature face painting and beading. Raffles<br />

will benefit the Fletcher Farm School.<br />

The Society Craft & Gift Shoppe is also<br />

open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food concessions<br />

will include Goodman’s American<br />

Pie wood fired pizzas, Du Jour Restaurant<br />

tacos, and The Lazy Cow ice cream.<br />

For more information visit yourplaceinvermont.com<br />

or fletcherfarm.org.<br />

<strong>20</strong>19 River Road Concert Series<br />

Free Live Music!<br />

Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, friends & family<br />

Moose Crossing<br />

Contemporary Jazz<br />

Music<br />

Thursday, <strong>Aug</strong>ust 15<br />

at 6 p.m<br />

Sherburne Memorial<br />

Library,<br />

2998 River Road,<br />

Killington, VT<br />

Sponsored by:<br />

Courtesy of OVRCC<br />

One of the winning cars was on display at the <strong>20</strong>18 Chrome & Craft Festival.<br />

Pittsford Day celebrates community<br />

with running races, cornhole<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, 9 a.m.—<br />

PITTSFORD—The Pittsford Day<br />

5K & Fun Run is an annual event<br />

that kicks off an old-fashioned<br />

street fair celebrating the fabulous<br />

community of Pittsford<br />

Vermont.<br />

The 5K starts at 9 a.m. at the<br />

Pittsford Town Office; the Fun<br />

Run starts at 10 a.m. at Lothrop<br />

School. The first 50 who sign up<br />

will receive a free t-shirt.<br />

All proceeds from this event<br />

benefit the Pittsford Rec.<br />

Department and the Adaptive<br />

Martial Arts Association.<br />

Following the races, a cornhole<br />

tournament will be held at<br />

12-noon at Lothrop Elementary<br />

School. Team registration begins<br />

at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per<br />

person and proceeds benefit<br />

Pittsford First Response and<br />

Adaptive Martial Arts Association.<br />

By Christopher DeWitt, U.S. Air Force<br />

A man tosses a bean bag while playing cornhole.


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 LIVING ADE • 23<br />

Killington welcomes *repeat repeat for Cooler<br />

in the <strong>Mountain</strong>s free concert, Saturday<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17—3:30 p.m. —KILLINGTON—Killington<br />

Resort will welcome *repeat repeat to its outdoor stage at<br />

Snowshed base lodge this Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17 as part of its Cooler<br />

in the <strong>Mountain</strong>s free concert series.<br />

Justin Pill, events and sponsorship manager at Killington<br />

Resort, said “*repeat repeat is touring with Grammy Award<br />

winning band The Black Keys later this year.”<br />

In fact, Patrick Carney from he Black Keys produced *repeat<br />

repeat’s most recent album titled Glazed, a follow-up to Floral<br />

Canyon, which the husband-and-wife team of Jared and<br />

Kristyn Corder produced in <strong>20</strong>17.<br />

Bring a lawn chair, blankets and your dancing shoes.<br />

After this weekend’s concert, Cooler in the <strong>Mountain</strong>s has<br />

just two more free shows for the <strong>20</strong>19 season: On <strong>Aug</strong>. 24,<br />

REMEMBER JONES will perform, then on <strong>Aug</strong>. 31 Ballroom<br />

Thieves will closeout the season.<br />

The remainder of summer is expected to be busy around the<br />

resort with a full lineup of summer events and winter improvement<br />

project work for the new K-1 Base Lodge, North Ridge<br />

Quad chairlift installation and snowmaking improvements.<br />

For more information about the <strong>20</strong>19 Summer Event Line-<br />

Up and operations, please visit killington.com.<br />

Summer event continue<br />

Tuesdays through <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>20</strong> golf league nights<br />

Wednesdays through <strong>Aug</strong>. 28 KMBC Bike Bum Race Series<br />

Saturdays through <strong>Aug</strong>. 31 Cooler in the <strong>Mountain</strong>s free<br />

concert series<br />

Fridays (bi-weekly) through Oct. 4 Divas of Dirt group rides<br />

Sept. 9 Lookout for Each Other Golf Tournament<br />

Sept. <strong>14</strong>-15 Spartan Race<br />

Sept. 15 PSIA James Leader Memorial Golf Tournament<br />

Sept. 28 Killington Brewfest<br />

*repeat repeat<br />

Submitted<br />

Barrows-Towne Rd, Killington, VT 05751<br />

(802) 422-4653 | www.gmngc.com<br />

GREEN MOUNTAIN NATIONAL GOLF COURSE SUMMER<br />

Green <strong>Mountain</strong> National<br />

YOUR NEXT GOLF ADVENTURE<br />

BOOK A TEE TIME


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KILLINGTON, VT | (802) 422-2787 | LIQUIDARTVT.COM<br />

Food Matters<br />

MORE<br />

THAN<br />

COFFEE<br />

COFFEEHOUSE<br />

& EATERY<br />

8AM-3PM MON-WED / 8AM-10PM THURS-SUN<br />

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER • OPEN MIC THURSDAY @ 6PM<br />

Back Country Café<br />

The Back Country Café is a hot spot<br />

for delicious breakfast foods. Choose<br />

from farm fresh eggs, multiple kinds of<br />

pancakes and waffles, omelet’s or daily<br />

specials to make your breakfast one of a kind. Just the right heat Bloody<br />

Marys, Mimosas, Bellini, VT Craft Brews, Coffee and hot chocolate drinks.<br />

Maple Syrup and VT products for sale Check Facebook for daily specials.<br />

(802) 422-4411.<br />

Birch Ridge<br />

Serving locals and visitors alike since 1998, dinner<br />

at the Birch Ridge Inn is a delicious way to<br />

complete your day in Killington. Featuring Vermont<br />

inspired New American cuisine in the inns dining<br />

room and Great Room Lounge, you will also find<br />

a nicely stocked bar, hand crafted cocktails, fine<br />

wines, seafood and vegetarian options, and wonderful house made desserts.<br />

birchridge.com, 802-422-4293.<br />

Charity’s<br />

A local tradition in Killington for over 43<br />

years, Charity’s has something for everyone<br />

on the menu. Soups, salads, tacos,<br />

burgers, sandwiches and more, it’s all<br />

mouth-watering. A children’s menu is available and large parties are more than<br />

welcome www.charitystavern.com (802) 422-3800<br />

Choices Restaurant<br />

& Rotisserie<br />

Chef-owned, Choices Restaurant and<br />

Rotisserie was named <strong>20</strong>12 ski magazines<br />

favorite restaurant. Choices may<br />

be the name of the restaurant but it is also what you get. Soup of the day,<br />

shrimp cockatil, steak, hamburgers, pan seared chicken, a variety of salads<br />

and pastas, scallops, sole, lamb and more await you. An extensive wine<br />

list and in house made desserts are also available. choices-restaurant.com<br />

(802) 422-4030.<br />

Clear River Tavern<br />

Headed north from Killington on Route<br />

100? Stop in to the Clear River Tavern<br />

to sample chef Tim Galvin’s handcrafted<br />

tavern menu featuring burgers, pizza, salads,<br />

steak and more. We’re in Pittsfield, 8 miles from Killington. Our live music<br />

schedule featuring regional acts will keep you entertained, and our friendly<br />

service will leave you with a smile. We’re sure you’ll agree that “When You’re<br />

Here, You’re in the Clear.” clearrivertavern.com (802) 746-8999.<br />

Countryman’s Pleasure<br />

With an authentic, old-world ambience, we havebeen<br />

attracting foodies from all over since before<br />

they were called foodies. The charming country<br />

farmhouse dining rooms have been refreshed while<br />

maintaining the cozy, fine dining experience. Serving<br />

exceptional European cuisine with a menu that<br />

features locally-sourced meats, uniquely inspires chef specials. So, if you live<br />

near or far, and want to share an evening of great food and drink – escape to<br />

Countryman’s Pleasure in Rutland…it’s always a pleasure. countrymanspleasure.com<br />

(802) 773-7<strong>14</strong>1<br />

The Foundry<br />

at Summit Pond<br />

Enjoy an intimate dining menu or tavern<br />

specials at Killington’s only waterside dining<br />

that also has live entertainment every<br />

Friday and Saturday. Appetizers include crab cakes, buffalo drumsticks and a<br />

cheese plate while the entrees include chicken Marsala, meat loaf, steamed<br />

lobster and more. The tavern menu features nachos, fried fish sandwich, teriyaki<br />

steak sandwich and others. www.foundrykillington.com (802) 422-5<strong>33</strong>5<br />

McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub<br />

Coffee Roasters<br />

Arabica - Single Origin<br />

802-773-9535<br />

Inn at Long Trial<br />

Looking for something a little different? Hit up<br />

McGrath’s Irish Pub for a perfectly poured pint<br />

of Guinness, Inn live music at on the weekends and delicious<br />

food. Guinness not your favorite? They also<br />

L ng Trail<br />

have Vermont’s largest Irish Whiskey selection.<br />

Rosemary’s Restaurant is now open, serving dinner.<br />

Reservations appreciated. Visit innatlongtrail.<br />

com, 802-775-7181.<br />

JAX Food & Games<br />

At Killington’s hometown bar, you’re bound to<br />

have a good time with good food. Starters, burgers,<br />

sandwiches, wraps and salads are all available.<br />

With live entertainment seven days a week,<br />

they’re always serving food until last call. www.<br />

supportinglocalmusic.com (802) 422-5<strong>33</strong>4<br />

Jones’ Donuts<br />

Offering donuts and a bakery, with a<br />

community reputation as being the best!<br />

Closed Monday and Tuesday. 23 West<br />

Street, Rutland. See what’s on special at<br />

Facebook.com/JonesDonuts/. Call (802)<br />

773-7810<br />

Killington Coffee Roaster<br />

We roast small batch single origin coffee.<br />

Our offerings are from Africa, Central/<br />

South American and Indonesia. We offer<br />

1 lb and 3 lb bags. Located at the Killington<br />

Motel. (802) 773-9535<br />

21 Years Serving Guests<br />

At the Covered Carriageway<br />

37 Butler Road, Killington<br />

birchridge.com • 802.422.4293<br />

Vermont Inspired<br />

New-American Cuisine<br />

Dinner served<br />

from 6:00 PM<br />

Tuesday thru Saturday<br />

Reservations welcomed<br />

Host your next<br />

Private Party<br />

at the<br />

Birch Ridge Inn.


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Food Matters<br />

Killington Market<br />

Take breakfast, lunch or dinner on the go<br />

at Killington Market, Killington’s on-mountain<br />

grocery store for the last 30 years.<br />

Choose from breakfast sandwiches, hand<br />

carved dinners, pizza, daily fresh hot panini, roast chicken, salad and specialty<br />

sandwiches. Vermont products, maple syrup, fresh meat and produce along<br />

with wine and beer are also for sale. killingtonmarket.com (802) 422-7736<br />

or (802) 422-7594.<br />

Mad Hatter’s Scoops<br />

The sweetest spot in Killington, Mad Hatter’s is<br />

your premier ice cream destination! Mad Hatter’s<br />

offers all your favorite ice cream flavors,<br />

sundaes, shakes and home-made waffle cones!<br />

Weather permitting, enjoy movies outdoors<br />

on the big screen, Friday and Saturday nights!<br />

40 Summit Path, Killington (802) 422-<strong>33</strong>35.<br />

Coffee Roasters<br />

Arabica - Single Origin<br />

802-773-9535<br />

1946 US Route 4, Killington, VT<br />

802-773-9535<br />

Lake Bomoseen Lodge<br />

The Taproom at Lake Bomoseen Lodge,<br />

Vermont’s newest lakeside resort & restaurant.<br />

Delicious Chef prepared, family<br />

friendly, pub fare; appetizers, salads,<br />

burgers, pizzas, entrees, kid’s menu, a great craft brew selection & more.<br />

Newly renovated restaurant, lodge & condos. lakebomoseenlodge.com, 802-<br />

468-5251.<br />

Liquid Art<br />

Forget about the polar vortex for a while<br />

and relax in the warm atmosphere at Liquid<br />

Art. Look for artfully served lattes from<br />

their La Marzocco espresso machine, or if<br />

you want something stronger, try their signature cocktails. Serving breakfast,<br />

lunch and dinner, they focus on healthy fare and provide you with a delicious<br />

meal different than anything else on the mountain.<br />

MENDON MINI GOLF<br />

&<br />

S N A C K B A R<br />

Mendon Mini Golf & Snack Bar<br />

Mendon Mini Golf and Snack Bar serves a variety<br />

of dining options that include Handmade Burgers,<br />

Dogs, Grilled Chicken, Fish, Hand-cut Fries, and<br />

many other meals and sides. Also choose from 11<br />

flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream. 776-4921<br />

Classic Italian Cuisine<br />

Old World Tradition<br />

Lookout Tavern<br />

Enjoy our new rooftop patio for lunch or dinner with<br />

an amazing view of the mountain. Select burgers,<br />

salads, sandwiches and daily specials with<br />

K-Town’s best wings. lookoutvt.com (802) 422-<br />

5665<br />

Come to our sugarhouse fot the<br />

best breakfast around!<br />

After breakfast, check out<br />

our gift shop for all your<br />

souvenier, gift, and maple<br />

syrup needs. We look forward<br />

to your visit!<br />

Serving Breakfast & Lunch<br />

7a.m. - 2p.m. daily<br />

Breakfast all day!<br />

~ Since 1992 ~<br />

fresh. simple.<br />

delicious!<br />

1/2 price appetizers<br />

& flaTbreads<br />

from 4-5 p.m.<br />

MONDAY<br />

TUESDAY<br />

WEEKLY<br />

SPECIALS<br />

1807 KILLINGTON ROAD<br />

vermontsushi.com<br />

802.422.4241<br />

Tuesday to Sunday 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM<br />

HIBACHI | SUSHI | ASIAN<br />

<strong>20</strong> Craft Beers on Draft • Full Bar • Takeout & Delivery • Kid’s Game Room<br />

WEDNESDAY<br />

THURSDAY<br />

FRIDAY<br />

SUNDAY<br />

Sugar & Spice Restaurant & Gift Shop<br />

Rt. 4 Mendon, VT<br />

802-773-7832 | www.vtsugarandspice.com<br />

Closed<br />

Good GuysALL NIGHT<br />

$10 Flight Night<br />

$4 Vermont Drafts<br />

25% off with Vt. ID<br />

or bike pass<br />

(2) per guest<br />

Kids eat FREE hibachi<br />

with each purchase of an adult hibachi meal.<br />

Some exclusions apply.<br />

SPECIALS VALID AT KILLINGTON LOCATION ONLY<br />

All specials are for dine in only. Not valid on take out or delivery. Cannot be<br />

combined with any other offer. Other exclusions may apply.<br />

Open<br />

for the summer<br />

closed Wednesdays<br />

pasta | veal<br />

Chicken | seafood<br />

steak | flatbreads<br />

For reservations<br />

802-422-3293<br />

First on the Killington Road


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Great Breakfast Menu<br />

Mimosas ~ Bellinis ~ Bloody Marys<br />

EGGS • OMELETTES • PANCAKES • WAFFLES<br />

Open Friday-Monday at 7 A.M.<br />

923 KILLINGTON RD. 802-422-4411<br />

follow us on Facebook and Instagram @back_country_cafe<br />

Open Daily for<br />

Lunch & Dinner<br />

BURGERS<br />

BURRITOS<br />

SEAFOOD<br />

CRAFT BEER<br />

BEST WINGS<br />

FISH & CHIPS<br />

SANDWICHES<br />

BBQ RIBS<br />

NACHOS<br />

DAILY SPECIALS<br />

KIDS MENU<br />

GAME ROOM<br />

happy hour 3-6p.m.<br />

Food Matters<br />

BC BC<br />

Peppino’s<br />

Chef-owned since 1992, Peppino’s offers<br />

Neapolitan cuisine at its finest:<br />

pasta, veal, chicken, seafood, steak,<br />

and flatbreads. If you want it, Peppino’s<br />

has it! Aprés-hour daily features half price appetizers and flatbreads.<br />

For reservations, call 802-422-3293. peppinosvt.com.<br />

Red Clover Inn<br />

Farm to Table Vermont Food and Drinks.<br />

Thursday night Live Jazz. Monday night<br />

Chef Specials. Open Thursday to Monday,<br />

5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 7 Woodward Road,<br />

Mendon, VT.<br />

802-775-2290, redcloverinn.com<br />

RUTLAND<br />

CO-OP<br />

grocery<br />

I<br />

household goods<br />

77 Wales St<br />

Moguls<br />

Voted the best ribs and burger in<br />

Killington, Moguls is a great place<br />

for the whole family. Soups, onion<br />

BACKCOUNTRY CAFE<br />

rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken<br />

BACKCOUNTRY CAFE KILLINGTON VERMONT<br />

fingers, buckets of chicken wings, salads, subs and pasta are<br />

KILLINGTON VERMONT<br />

just some of the food that’s on the menu. Free shuttle and<br />

take away and delivery options are available. (802) 422-4777<br />

<strong>Mountain</strong> Top Inn<br />

Whether staying overnight or visiting for<br />

the day, <strong>Mountain</strong> Top’s Dining Room &<br />

Tavern serve delicious cuisine amidst one<br />

of Vermont’s best views. A mix of locally<br />

inspired and International cuisine – including salads, seafood, poultry and a<br />

new steakhouse menu - your taste buds are sure to be satisfied. Choose from<br />

12 Vermont craft brews on tap.Warm up by the terrace fire pit after dinner! A<br />

short drive from Killington. mountaintopinn.com, 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2311.<br />

produce<br />

health and beauty<br />

JONES<br />

DONUTS<br />

Rosemary’s<br />

Rosemary’s will be open Friday and<br />

Saturday nights from 6 - 9 p.m. during the<br />

Summer season serving a delightful menu<br />

of fresh and superbly seasoned selections. Built around an indoor boulder, we<br />

also feature an illuminated boulder garden view, and photographs capturing<br />

the Inn’s history. Chef Reggie Serafin , blends the flavors of Ireland with those<br />

of countryside New England created with a host of fresh local Vermont and<br />

New England seafood products. We take pride in serving you only the best<br />

quality, and supporting the local farmers. Reservations Appreciated.<br />

(802) 775-7181<br />

Seward’s Dairy<br />

If you’re looking for something truly<br />

unique and Vermont, check out Seward<br />

Dairy Bar. Serving classic homemade<br />

food including hamburgers, steaks, chicken, sandwiches and seafood. Craving<br />

something a little sweeter? Check out their own homemade 39 flavors of<br />

ice cream. Vermont products also sold. (802) 773-2738.<br />

Sugar and Spice<br />

Stop on by to Sugar and Spice for a home style<br />

breakfast or lunch served up right. Try six different<br />

kinds of pancakes and/or waffles or order up<br />

some eggs and home fries. For lunch they offer<br />

a Filmore salad, grilled roast beef, burgers and<br />

sandwiches. Take away and deck dining available.<br />

www.vtsugarandspice.com (802) 773-7832.<br />

Sushi Yoshi<br />

Sushi Yoshi is Killington’s true culinary adventure.<br />

With Hibachi, Sushi, Chinese and Japanese, we<br />

have something for every age and palate. Private<br />

Tatame rooms and large party seating available.<br />

We boast a full bar with <strong>20</strong> craft beers on<br />

draft. Lunch and dinner available seven days a week. We are chef-owned<br />

and operated. Delivery or take away option available. Now open year round.<br />

www.vermontsushi.com (802) 422-4241<br />

Table 24<br />

Discover why people all over the Northeast make<br />

Table 24 in downtown Rutland a dining destination.<br />

Featuring a seasonal artisan menu with inspired<br />

versions of your favorite American comfort<br />

foods. Open every day at 11:30 a.m. Give us a<br />

call at (802) 775-2424 or check us out at www.<br />

table24.net<br />

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must stop if you reside or simply<br />

come to visit Rutland. They have<br />

been an institution in the community<br />

and are simply the best.”<br />

open wed. - sun. 5 to 12<br />

closed mon. + tues.<br />

23 West St, Rutland<br />

802-773-7810<br />

WED/SUN-5:00-9:00 P.M.<br />

FRI/SAT- 5:00-10:30 P.M.<br />

• A Farm to Table Restaurant<br />

• Handcut Steaks, Filets & Fish<br />

• All Baking Done on Premises<br />

• Over <strong>20</strong> wines by the glass<br />

• Great Bar Dining<br />

• Freshly made pasta<br />

All entrées include two sides and soup or salad<br />

422-4030 • 28<strong>20</strong> KILLINGTON RD.<br />

WWW.CHOICES-RESTAURANT.COM


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 LIVING ADE • 27<br />

81st Annual Colonial Day House<br />

Tour offered Saturday<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, 10<br />

a.m.—CASTLETON—Step<br />

back in time as hostesses<br />

in Colonial attire greet<br />

guests in homes along<br />

Castleton’s historic Main<br />

Street during the 81st Annual<br />

Colonial Day House<br />

Tour Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17<br />

from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.<br />

Self-guided tour<br />

features an outstanding<br />

collection of private<br />

homes, public buildings,<br />

historic sites and exhibits.<br />

Displays include a period<br />

fashion collection, quilts,<br />

antique tools and carriages<br />

and demonstrations of<br />

Colonial Crafts.<br />

A free Vermont Humanities<br />

Council event, “Music<br />

of the Civil War Period,”<br />

will be performed by<br />

Linda Radtke and Arthur<br />

Zorn.<br />

House tour tickets are<br />

$<strong>20</strong> and can be purchased<br />

on Colonial Day at ticket<br />

booths on Main Street. For<br />

information call 802-468-<br />

5691 or visit: castletonhistorichousetour.org.<br />

Granville Lions Club<br />

Submitted<br />

Three hostesses in Colonial attire pose outside the<br />

Langdon Hitchcock House built in 1823. It is considered<br />

Thomas Dake’s masterpiece, featuring a two-story room<br />

with bay windows.<br />

POOL & PATIO<br />

FURNITURE<br />

NOW OPEN<br />

OPEN MAY THRU LABOR DAY<br />

Fridays 5pm - 8pm • Saturdays 10am-2pm • 642-1261(During Sale Hours)<br />

www.granvillelionsclub.com • Main Street, Granville, NY<br />

Experience Brazilian jazz in Brandon<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, 7:30 p.m.—BRAN-<br />

DON—Two world-class musicians will<br />

be performing Brazilian jazz at Brandon<br />

Music this Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, at 7:30<br />

p.m. Ali Ryerson regarded as one of the<br />

best flutist’s in jazz and Joe Carter playing<br />

guitar have joined forces to celebrate the<br />

music of Brazil. By using their jazz backgrounds<br />

to add jazz improvisation into<br />

the tunes, the Ryerson and Carter Duo<br />

create a sound that blends the best of<br />

both worlds. In other words: music from<br />

“Both Sides of the Equator.”<br />

Ryerson and Carter often perform<br />

together on flute and guitar, and together<br />

they delight audiences wherever they<br />

go. Ryerson is an internationally known<br />

musician who has performed with many<br />

noted musicians in a number of different<br />

genres over her career spanning nearly<br />

five decades. She is consistently ranked<br />

among the top flutists in the Downbeat<br />

Jazz Poll and has done so for well over a<br />

decade. Joe Carter has performed and<br />

recorded with many noted jazz musicians.<br />

He started guitar studies at an<br />

early age, eventually focusing on jazz.<br />

He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Jazz<br />

Performance.<br />

Admission for the show is $<strong>20</strong>. Cost<br />

Happy, Healthy &<br />

Hassel-Free!<br />

Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom<br />

Apartments, Optional Dining,<br />

Living and Health services,<br />

Vibrant social Atmosphere<br />

for dinner and the show is $45. Reservations<br />

are required for dinner and recommended<br />

for the show, call (802) 247-4295.<br />

Venue is BYOB.<br />

Ali Ryerson<br />

Born in 1952 in New York City, Ali<br />

Ryerson grew up in a musical family. Her<br />

father, Art Ryerson, was a renowned jazz<br />

guitarist who got his start with the Paul<br />

Whiteman Orchestra, and later became<br />

a top studio player in NYC, recording<br />

with everyone from Louis Armstrong,<br />

Erroll Garner, Charlie Parker, and Sarah<br />

Vaughan, to Frank Sinatra. Ali Ryerson<br />

has carried on the family tradition,<br />

becoming an international touring/<br />

recording artist, with performances<br />

ranging from Carnegie Hall and the<br />

Kennedy Center in Washington, DC,<br />

to the Blue Note (NYC and Japan), plus<br />

festival appearances worldwide. Ryerson<br />

has released over two dozen albums on<br />

major jazz labels, including Concord<br />

Records, DMP, Capri, and legendary jazz<br />

producer Bob Thiele’s final jazz label, Red<br />

Baron. When Ryerson’s groundbreaking<br />

Jazz Flute Big Band released their debut<br />

CD, Game Changer on Capri Records,<br />

the album hit the ‘TOP 10’ on the US<br />

Jazz Charts for six straight weeks.<br />

Brazilian jazz, page 39<br />

55+ Independent<br />

Senior Living<br />

Community Tour Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.<br />

www.SummitPMG.com • 802.776.1000 • 5 General Wing Road, Rutland, VT<br />

Expect the Deliciously Unexpected<br />

3-Course Chef’s Tasting Experience at Red Clover<br />

Our Executive Chef will surprise you<br />

with a fresh & delicious 3-course meal:<br />

Starter, Entree, and Dessert for $35*<br />

Enjoy this special dining experience every<br />

Sunday & Monday night at The Red Clover<br />

* Plus tax & gratuity<br />

Does not include beverages<br />

Restaurant Open Thursday - Monday, 5:30 - 9pm<br />

802.775.2290 l RedCloverInn.com<br />

Innkeepers@RedCloverInn.com<br />

7 Woodward Road, Mendon, VT<br />

Just off Route 4 in the heart of the Killington Valley


28 • The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

Rutland County Humane Society<br />

CASSIDY<br />

Cassidy is a beautiful 5-year-old orange and<br />

white kitty. She likes to be queen of the room, but<br />

she loves people! She is quick to greet everyone<br />

and can often be seen in visitors laps. Cassidy<br />

would love a home where she is the only cat, but<br />

would be fine with a mellow kitty.<br />

This pet is available for adoption at<br />

Springfield Humane Society<br />

401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT• (802) 885-3997<br />

Wed. - Sat. 12-4p.m. Closed Sun. Mon. Tues •spfldhumane.org<br />

MOMMA - 1-year-old<br />

spayed female. Domestic<br />

short hair. Tortoiseshell.<br />

I may do best in a home<br />

where I am the only cat.<br />

HONK THE FERRET<br />

5-year old neutered male<br />

ferret. White. I am litter<br />

trained and require housing<br />

with a solid floor and lots of<br />

climbing room.<br />

APRIL - 8-year-old spayed<br />

female. Domestic short<br />

hair. Tortie. I love playing<br />

with toys and getting belly<br />

rubs.<br />

DEE DEE - 2-year-old female.<br />

American guinea pig.<br />

Butterscotch and white. I’m<br />

an adorable lady who is just<br />

back from maternity leave<br />

and ready to find a home!<br />

IRINA<br />

Hi! My name’s Irina and I’m a 2-year-old spayed<br />

female. I was picked up as a stray outside a carwash.<br />

That thing was fascinating! It had really great big<br />

hairbrushes that went round and around, and the<br />

big metal thing inside it got really soapy. I’m really<br />

quite shy…really. I like other cats, but feel less<br />

comfortable being held by humans or receiving their<br />

affection. That is, at least right now. It might take<br />

me a while to adjust to life outside of the carwash – I<br />

mean, that thing really was quite fascinating! Dogs<br />

are also quite fascinating to me. Not so much close<br />

up, but I do really like watching them outside of the<br />

window. I guess it speaks to the curious nature in<br />

me: I’m shy on the outside, but very fascinating myself<br />

on the inside! I’m no carwash, but trust me – I’m<br />

lovable and clean!<br />

This pet is available for adoption at<br />

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society<br />

<strong>48</strong>32 VT-44, Windsor, VT • (802) <strong>48</strong>4-5829<br />

Tues. - Sat. 12-4p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. • lucymac.org<br />

PENELOPE - 1-year-old<br />

spayed female. Domestic<br />

long hair. Black and white.<br />

One thing you should know<br />

about me is that I don’t like<br />

other cats.<br />

MASON - 7-year old neutered<br />

male. Am. Staffordshire<br />

Terrier mix. I know<br />

how to sit and shake hands/<br />

paws and I am learning how<br />

to lie down on command.<br />

JASPER<br />

11-year-old neutered male. Lab/border<br />

collie mix.<br />

Come visit me and find out why everyone<br />

here calls me their “boyfriend.”<br />

All of these pets are available for adoption at<br />

Rutland County Humane Society<br />

765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT • (802) <strong>48</strong>3-6700<br />

Tues. - Sat. 12-5p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. • www.rchsvt.org<br />

PRINCESS - 1-year-old<br />

spayed female. Domestic<br />

long hair. Tortoiseshell. I<br />

am quite a ham and an extreme<br />

cuddler, but will want<br />

you all to myself.<br />

KODA - 2-year old neutered<br />

male. Chocolate lab mix. I<br />

need a patient owner with<br />

plenty of time to help me<br />

become the friendly and<br />

confident dog I was meant<br />

to be.<br />

BRODY - 3-year-old neutered<br />

male. Domestic short<br />

hair. Brown tiger and white.<br />

I arrived at the shelter in<br />

June from another busy<br />

shelter in Vermont.<br />

LINDA - 2-year old spayed<br />

female. Boxer mix. I am<br />

going to need an owner<br />

who will commit to taking<br />

me to training classes and<br />

helping me learn manners.<br />

BUDDY - 2 ½-year-old neutered<br />

male. Chihuahuaterrier<br />

mix. I am a sweet<br />

little guy but I do have my<br />

quirks and would do best<br />

in a home without men or<br />

children.<br />

ELSA -12-year-old spayed<br />

female. Domestic short<br />

hair. Black. I love being<br />

brushed. I actually prefer<br />

that over toys any day!


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 MOTHER OF THE SKYE • 29<br />

Copyright - Cal Garrison: <strong>20</strong>19: ©<br />

Aries<br />

March 21 - April <strong>20</strong><br />

Well you have a lot going on. Caught<br />

between the past and the future,<br />

you’re letting go of one thing and moving<br />

on to whatever’s next. As you try to figure<br />

out where things are going, certainty is hard<br />

to come by. In your quieter moments there<br />

are doubts that prompt you to think that<br />

maybe it’s best to stick with the plan. Many<br />

of you try to dull the intensity of the moment<br />

by putting yourself to sleep with one<br />

thing or another. This is no time to go into<br />

a coma. Wake up to the fact that your life<br />

is on the line. Grab yourself by the cojones<br />

and be brave enough to start anew.<br />

Taurus<br />

April 21 - May <strong>20</strong><br />

You can’t expect other people to stop<br />

playing games when it’s all they know<br />

how to do. Waiting around for anyone to<br />

wake up doesn’t make sense. After all this<br />

time, you’d think that it would be easier to<br />

tell the truth about what’s going on, but you<br />

seem to be afraid of what will happen if you<br />

do. At this point things could use a kick in<br />

the butt so it won’t hurt to bring up subjects<br />

that aren’t half as sore as the one no one’s<br />

ready to discuss. Underneath it all there’s<br />

enough love in this situation to keep it real,<br />

but before that can happen you’ve got to be<br />

able to tell the truth.<br />

Leo<br />

July 21 - <strong>Aug</strong>ust <strong>20</strong><br />

You have so much going for you. All<br />

of it is being supported by aspects<br />

that would inspire most people to wake<br />

up. How this is working for you could be<br />

easy or hard, depending on how you relate<br />

to yourself. Many of you are too fiery to be<br />

receptive to forces that are even more powerful<br />

than your ego; it would be so great if<br />

you could back off and let life show you<br />

how it needs to go. Those of you who are<br />

lighter and less forceful in your methods<br />

will have a much easier time tuning in to<br />

the winds of change and making the most<br />

of things that could turn your life around.<br />

Virgo<br />

<strong>Aug</strong>ust 21 - September <strong>20</strong><br />

Things are about to lighten up. It’s been<br />

so long since you’ve had a break it’ll<br />

take time to adjust to what it’s like to be<br />

free. That being said, there’s no way to tell<br />

you how the next couple of weeks will unfold:<br />

once you calm down enough to relax<br />

anything could happen. The law of serendipity,<br />

and the arrival of people you haven’t<br />

seen in a coon’s age will stir up opportunities<br />

and possibilities that enliven your life<br />

and remind you that you didn’t come here<br />

to die on the treadmill. As things start to<br />

flow, the joyful part of your being will reunite<br />

your spirit with light and love.<br />

Sagittarius<br />

November 21 - December <strong>20</strong><br />

You’re in the middle of something that<br />

you will not fully understand for at<br />

least 10 years. By the time you figure it out<br />

you will realize that this is where everything<br />

came out in the wash. For better or<br />

worse, here you are, wrestling with the crux<br />

of your purpose for living walking the fine<br />

line between love and fear. The only thing<br />

that matters right now is where you decide<br />

to place your trust and the extent to which<br />

you understand that we are living in a time<br />

when love has to be the guiding principle in<br />

everything we do. Seen from that point of<br />

view, your choices seem clear.<br />

Capricorn<br />

December 21 - January <strong>20</strong><br />

If the stakes are getting higher, or the pressure<br />

is too much, it’s because you’re at<br />

a huge moment of truth. The business of<br />

reaping what we sow meets all of us head<br />

on, sooner or later. Those of you who have<br />

remained in alignment with the Golden<br />

Rule, may very well be sweating bullets,<br />

but when it’s all said and done, you will<br />

make it through this gauntlet in one piece.<br />

Those of you who have been skipping over<br />

your blind spots, exploiting other people’s<br />

goodness, making excuses, or who owe too<br />

much allegiance to the God of Greed and<br />

Control, will have Hell to pay.<br />

The dark forces have<br />

met their maker<br />

By Cal Garrison a.k.a. Mother of the Skye<br />

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the<br />

light of a Capricorn moon, a moon that will turn void of<br />

course until it enters Aquarius at 11:35 a.m. on <strong>Aug</strong>. 13.<br />

With the full moon coming up on <strong>Aug</strong>. 15, the week is<br />

bound to be chock full of intensity.<br />

As of this writing, the intensity factor just went over<br />

the top. Between the rash of mass shootings in the U.S.,<br />

and the supposed suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, the news reports<br />

are playing 52-pickup with a pack of truth and lies.<br />

From an astrological perspective, there are a million<br />

places to go with things like this. If we start with the<br />

charts for the mass shootings, buttress that information<br />

with the charts of the shooters, and then move on to an<br />

in depth analysis of Epstein’s chart, the answers show<br />

up in spades. With a tsunami of information floating<br />

around in my brain, I decided to keep it simple and focus<br />

on finding one set of aspects that ties it all together.<br />

We already know that we are living through the tail<br />

end of the kali yuga.<br />

For those of you who have no idea what that means,<br />

let me put it in a nutshell. The kali yuga is the last age<br />

of the world cycle. Otherwise known as the dark age, in<br />

Hindu cosmology the kali yuga leads to the destruction<br />

MOS, page <strong>33</strong><br />

Gemini<br />

May 21 - June <strong>20</strong><br />

You are better at biting off more than<br />

you can chew than anyone I know;<br />

how does it feel to be overwhelmed and under<br />

the gun? If anything, it’s time to call a<br />

halt to whatever it is that has gone over the<br />

top. Reassessing recent decisions will come<br />

with a need to dig a little deeper into your<br />

psyche, enough to get to the bottom of what<br />

brought all of this on. The essence of your<br />

current situation has little to do with what’s<br />

been playing out on the surface. This story<br />

goes all the way back to day one, and to<br />

things that have always made you feel like<br />

everything depends on you.<br />

Cancer<br />

June 21 - July <strong>20</strong><br />

Too much is piling up, and if you’re going<br />

to be the one to handle it all, you’ve<br />

got to rearrange a few things. This could<br />

include telling people you can’t be at their<br />

beckon call; it could also involve explaining<br />

to them that you are not a machine. To<br />

say nothing will keep them expecting a<br />

regular outpouring of miracles from a spirit<br />

who hasn’t had time to replenish much of<br />

anything for far too long. If a break is in order,<br />

take one. If you’re not getting the support<br />

you need ask for it – and if you’ve had<br />

it with all this nonsense, it’s OK to fall apart<br />

and let someone else deal with it.<br />

Libra<br />

September 21 - October <strong>20</strong><br />

The company we keep and the ways in<br />

which our friends and associates feed<br />

us or bleed us is a big theme for many of<br />

you right now. It’s hard to know whether to<br />

keep hanging in there for people or whether<br />

it’s better to break things off. Decisions like<br />

this were never your strong suit. The one<br />

that’s currently pending is riddled with<br />

emotional overtones that make it hard to<br />

see straight. There is no right or wrong way<br />

to handle this, but one thing’s for sure; love<br />

doesn’t mean ‘putting up with anything’.<br />

Don’t allow yourself to be diminished by<br />

the company you keep.<br />

Scorpio<br />

October 21 - November <strong>20</strong><br />

The next big thing is making you wonder<br />

if it’s worth it to be this involved<br />

with outer things, or if it’s time to go within<br />

and forget about it. You’re not sure where<br />

you stand. At this point the need to walk in<br />

both worlds is being impacted by the fact<br />

that we seem to be half-past-human, stranded<br />

somewhere between this dimension and<br />

the next. I don’t know how to explain this<br />

but it looks like you’re about to crack the<br />

code that will allow you to take the best<br />

of both worlds and make something new<br />

and beautiful with what is already in place.<br />

How that works, is up to you.<br />

Aquarius<br />

January 21 - February <strong>20</strong><br />

Things have gotten tense. It looks like<br />

you’re too wound up to get real. Others<br />

aren’t sure where you’re coming from<br />

and the situation will get better or worse depending<br />

on your willingness to come clean<br />

about what’s going on. A lot of this has to<br />

do with them; as much of it has to do with<br />

you. Before you can get on with the show<br />

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30 • The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

Seeing Spots: The sandpipers<br />

that like lakes<br />

The Outside<br />

Story<br />

By Laurie D.<br />

Morrissey<br />

If there’s one place you’d expect to see a sandpiper, it’s<br />

on the sand. However, there is one member of this family<br />

of shorebirds that prefers streamside to surfside. Almost<br />

any time you go for a paddle, you are likely to see small<br />

brown birds skimming low across the water with stiff, rapid<br />

wingbeats. As they walk along a branch or log, or a muddy<br />

stretch of shore, they have a<br />

characteristic rear-end bob that<br />

never quits. In flight, their calls<br />

are an ascending ‘weet-weetweet.”<br />

These little birds are spotted<br />

sandpipers, or, as their friends<br />

and admirers call them, “spotties.”<br />

They are fascinating birds<br />

for several reasons, among<br />

them a reversal of sex roles that<br />

is very rare in the bird world.<br />

The spotted sandpiper is<br />

the most widely distributed<br />

sandpiper in North America.<br />

While most sandpiper species breed at higher latitudes in<br />

Canada, this is one of the few to breed in New England. As<br />

sandpipers go, they are medium-sized — 6-7 inches, about<br />

the same size as the Eastern phoebe (another noted bobber).<br />

The constant up-and-down rocking of its lower body<br />

helps distinguish the spotted sandpiper from the common<br />

sandpiper, which only bobs a bit. Spotties bob while standing<br />

still and while walking. Babies bob within minutes of<br />

hatching. Not surprisingly, its nicknames include “teeterup,”<br />

teeter-peep,” “teeter-tail,” “tip-tail,” teeter-snipe,” and<br />

“teeter-bob.”<br />

When I spoke with spotted sandpiper expert Dr. Lewis W.<br />

Oring, he assumed I was going to ask him why all the bobbing.<br />

He was spot-on: that is exactly what was on my mind.<br />

“It makes them more visible,” he said. “It helps them see if<br />

others are around, and locate mates more easily.” Oring and<br />

his colleagues have logged more sandpiper-watching hours<br />

than anyone, and they observed that while spotties never<br />

tire of teetering, the frequency varies. They teeter more<br />

when agitated, and cease while courting or fighting.<br />

Since I usually<br />

distance, I<br />

tractive<br />

books<br />

In<br />

see spotted sandpipers from a<br />

can appreciate their at-<br />

plumage more in<br />

than in person.<br />

breeding<br />

season,<br />

the spottie’s breast is snow-white with bold, dark spots<br />

reaching all the way up to its throat. Its back is olive-brown<br />

or gray-brown; its bill dull orange with a dark tip; and its<br />

eye is accented by a dark eyeline with a white supercilium,<br />

or overstripe. Despite its name, however, the spotted is<br />

spotless for most of the year. In non-breeding plumage, its<br />

breast is plain white.<br />

Spotted sandpipers forage along the water’s edge, probing<br />

the mud, picking insects off aquatic vegetation, and<br />

snatching bugs out of the air. They eat whatever they can<br />

catch, including midges, mayflies, crickets, worms, spiders,<br />

snails, crustaceans, and small fish.<br />

While common, spotted sandpipers are fairly solitary<br />

(even during migration). You typically see one at a time, but<br />

you may see lots on one paddle trip. New Hampshire ornithologist<br />

Bob Quinn has seen as many as 30 while leading<br />

birders on the Merrimack River.<br />

While the spotted sandpiper’s stiff-winged flight and<br />

nearly constant teetering are the bird’s most obvious characteristics,<br />

its sex life is what really sets it apart. It is among<br />

the very few bird species that exhibits polyandry, a pattern<br />

in which a female mates with multiple males during a<br />

breeding season, while a male mates with only one female.<br />

Females are larger by 10-15 % and are more aggressive<br />

in courtship. Arriving earlier on the breeding grounds,<br />

females stake out a territory and attempt to attract and<br />

compete for males.<br />

After a female has mated, she may help build a nest<br />

lined with grass and other plant matter; but as more males<br />

arrive, she moves on, even before laying a clutch. Domestic<br />

duties typically are left to the abandoned male, who may<br />

be brooding chicks that are not genetically his own. The<br />

female spotted sandpiper has the unusual capability of<br />

storing sperm in her body, so males are often effectively<br />

cuckolded (a word for which we can thank another bird).<br />

While young females may be monogamous (and even<br />

help with the eggs), more experienced females get a head<br />

start by arriving earlier on the breeding territory. According<br />

to Oring, availability of males is the main factor limiting a<br />

female’s reproductive efforts. Once the males begin incubating<br />

and brooding, there are fewer available. One female<br />

laid five clutches for three males in 43 days.<br />

You could call her promiscuous, or just efficient. She’s<br />

definitely successful, ensuring that I have the pleasant<br />

company of these little birds every time I go for a paddle.<br />

Laurie D. Morrissey is a writer in Hopkinton, New Hampshire.<br />

The illustration for this column was drawn by Adelaide<br />

Tyrol. The Outside Story is assigned and edited by Northern<br />

Woodlands magazine (www.northernwoodlands.org) and<br />

sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of the New Hampshire<br />

Charitable Foundation (wellborn@nhcf.org).<br />

Doing laundry in<br />

the old days<br />

At times knobs and buttons seem to be a topic of<br />

conversation with my friends.<br />

Those of us who have reached “senior status” grew up<br />

in a non-digital age. We are used to knobs and buttons<br />

on appliances. They are like old friends!<br />

A friend who recently bought a washing machine began<br />

her conversation with the store employee by saying<br />

she wanted one that you turned<br />

by hand. Her humorous comment<br />

was intended to convey the<br />

point that she wanted something<br />

simple.<br />

Of course, all of us hearing<br />

the story could relate to having<br />

washed our clothes in that manner.<br />

Looking Back<br />

By Mary Ellen Shaw<br />

Rules of the<br />

Game<br />

By Alan Jeffery<br />

In my own cellar there was a<br />

hand cranked washing machine<br />

referred to as a “wringer.” Although<br />

I don’t remember exactly<br />

how it worked I can remember<br />

rollers that squeezed water out of the clothes. There<br />

were double sinks behind the washing machine that my<br />

mother used to refer to as “set tubs.” The sinks provided<br />

water for the washing machine. We never had a dryer<br />

until the ’60s so everything got hung on a clothesline to<br />

dry.<br />

In fact, our clothes line was so sturdy that it could<br />

and, in fact, did withstand a hurricane. The heavy metal<br />

posts were ‘U’ shaped and were cemented deeply in the<br />

ground. It was large enough to have six lines of clothesline<br />

rope each of which was 15 feet long. Drying racks<br />

in the bathtub held the more “private” items, such as<br />

underwear that my mother opted to keep out of public<br />

view.<br />

When my husband and I moved back into my family<br />

home in 1980 the clothes line got a lot of use. The<br />

fragrance of air dried clothes always smelled so good!<br />

Looking back, page 31<br />

Landing in the<br />

bunker<br />

Question: Ann and Steve are playing in a tournament.<br />

On the seventh hole, Steve strokes his ball into the<br />

bunker in front of the green.<br />

When he arrives at the ball, he notices it is some-<br />

what into the sand up against the<br />

side of the bunker. Somewhat<br />

frustrated, he strikes the sand in<br />

a moment of frustration.<br />

Ann says he should be penalized<br />

because the movement of<br />

the sand improved his stroke. Is<br />

Ann correct?<br />

Answer: If there is no<br />

improvement of the condition<br />

of the stroke, there is no penalty<br />

for touching the sand in the<br />

bunker because of anger or<br />

frustration.<br />

See USGA Official Guide to the Rules of Golf, 12.2b,<br />

effective January <strong>20</strong>19. Ann is correct because the<br />

stroke was improved.<br />

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The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 COLUMNS • 31<br />

I am grandmotherless.<br />

This fact is unfortunate because I had two<br />

grandmothers who were both amazing and<br />

interesting women, but in completely different<br />

ways.<br />

My grandmother<br />

Lillian was a very<br />

complex, proper and<br />

astute woman. My<br />

grandmother Agnes was<br />

simple, unadorned and<br />

uneducated. In a way,<br />

The Movie<br />

Diary<br />

By Dom Cioffi<br />

The older the better<br />

you could say one was<br />

white collar and one<br />

was blue collar.<br />

My grandmother<br />

Lillian grew up the<br />

daughter of a farmer,<br />

but married into a wealthy family at a young<br />

age. Her husband, Jesse (my grandfather),<br />

was the son of a banker who had numerous<br />

business holdings throughout the city they<br />

lived in.<br />

My grandfather dabbled in many enterprises<br />

revolving around the farming community,<br />

but his biggest assets were land. He<br />

was an extremely hardworking man who<br />

was short on words and emotion.<br />

He made sure my grandmother had<br />

everything she needed and in return, she<br />

became a dedicated wife.<br />

She lived her entire life in a large brick<br />

home surrounded by acres and acres of<br />

land where she raised four children. She<br />

also spent summers at a rustic lake home<br />

that became the primary vacation spot<br />

for our extended family.<br />

Later in life she developed a sense of adventure and<br />

began to travel to numerous countries. She also made it<br />

a habit of wintering in Florida.<br />

My grandmother Agnes grew up the daughter of<br />

poor immigrants who came to the United States from<br />

Italy. She was asked to leave school in the fourth grade<br />

after her mother became ill. At<br />

that point, she became one of the<br />

primary caretakers in her home<br />

by cooking meals, cleaning, and<br />

working as a seamstress.<br />

She married a hardworking<br />

plumber from the same town she<br />

was born. They raised six children<br />

in a small home that was across the<br />

street from a large factory. The soot<br />

from the factory was so bad that<br />

the company paid to have their<br />

house painted regularly.<br />

Her husband (my grandfather<br />

Pascal), was also a very hardworking man. He ran his<br />

plumbing business out of the basement of their home.<br />

As a child, I would marvel at the racks and racks of pipe<br />

connectors and knobs that he had in stock beneath the<br />

house.<br />

He made sure my grandmother had everything she<br />

needed and in return, she also became a dedicated wife.<br />

My grandmother Agnes rarely traveled and in fact<br />

spent most of her life within a three-mile radius of her<br />

home, doting on friends and family whenever anything<br />

was needed.<br />

I spent a great deal of my childhood visiting both of<br />

my grandparent’s homes, never questioning why one<br />

was so lavish and one was so stark. I felt loved in both<br />

homes mostly due to the close relationship I held with<br />

my grandmothers.<br />

Both of my grandfathers died in their 70s, leaving my<br />

grandmothers widows for many years afterwards. After<br />

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THE FAREWELL<br />

their<br />

deaths, I made it a habit<br />

of visiting both grandmothers on a regular basis. I think<br />

it was for the food initially, but after several years I felt a<br />

strong bond and sense of indebtedness to both of them.<br />

I always felt compelled to ask if either of them needed<br />

anything done while I was visiting.<br />

They would both ask me to do<br />

minor tasks or run an errand which<br />

I happily did. In return, I was well<br />

fed and showered with unconditional<br />

love.<br />

In the end, both of my grandmothers<br />

passed away peacefully.<br />

I miss them both terribly but have<br />

countless memories that keep<br />

them close to my heart.<br />

This week’s film, “The Farewell,”<br />

is also about the relationship<br />

between a young person and their<br />

doting grandmother, except in this case, the grandmother<br />

resides thousands of miles away in China.<br />

Starring Nora Lum (better known by her stage name,<br />

Awkwafina), “The Farewell” examines the relationship<br />

between an Asian American <strong>20</strong>-something and her<br />

Chinese grandmother and how it is affected when the<br />

family learns that the grandmother has only months to<br />

live. They make the decision not to tell her, which causes<br />

the young woman intense personal angst.<br />

This is an extremely well-acted film with Awkwafina<br />

giving a stellar performance full of grace and complexity.<br />

Most people know Awkwafina as a comedic presence,<br />

but this movie fully exposes her range as a dramatic lead.<br />

Check this one out if you’re in the mood for a film<br />

filled with interesting and layered characters placed<br />

within a heart-wrenching scenario. This is a slow-burn<br />

experience, but one that ultimately delivers the goods.<br />

A maternal “B+” for “The Farewell.”<br />

Looking back:<br />

Laundry days<br />

continued from page 30<br />

It seemed like the end of an era in <strong>20</strong>00 when we had<br />

to take down the clothesline in order to put in an inground<br />

pool.<br />

Just about every house on our street had a clothesline.<br />

Some were circular in nature and were comprised<br />

of four sections that you could twirl around. Each section<br />

was long enough to hold a sheet. I remember our<br />

neighbor put her clothesline too close to our prickly<br />

hedge and on windy days her clothes would end up<br />

caught in the briars. My father actually seemed to find<br />

some humor in the situation as the hedge was there first<br />

and since our neighbor’s yard was 50’ wide he wondered<br />

why she put her clothesline so close to our hedge.<br />

I remember our neighbor solved the problem by just<br />

using three of the four sides and not twirling it to hang or<br />

remove the clothes.<br />

Once clothes dryers became popular some new<br />

housing developments in the city had restriction in<br />

their covenants that forbade a clothesline. No fresh<br />

air fragrance emanating from their laundry for those<br />

residents!<br />

My mother and I actually used the wringer type washing<br />

machine into the ’60s. We went modern when I was<br />

out of college and had my first teaching job. My father<br />

had passed away and I was living at home and wanted<br />

to do something special for my mother for Christmas.<br />

I felt like a true “adult” when I went to a local store and<br />

bought a washing machine. I had saved the cash to buy<br />

it and asked that it be delivered the day before Christmas.<br />

I contacted our plumber and met with him right<br />

away to see the best location for the washing machine.<br />

The hookup for the washing machine was done on<br />

the same day that it was delivered. I had purchased a<br />

big red bow and wrapped it around the machine like it<br />

was a big box. I came up with an excuse for both of us to<br />

go down cellar. She was shocked to say the least. I had<br />

surprised her with a gift that was well deserved. We both<br />

enjoyed taking a step into the world of convenience. It<br />

wasn’t too long before a dryer was purchased. After all,<br />

why should we enjoy only half of a convenience while<br />

doing laundry?<br />

Looking back makes me realize how far the world has<br />

come to make our lives easier. I suppose some day my<br />

husband and I will need to replace our washer and dryer<br />

that have knobs with ones “sporting” digital pads. For<br />

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5 benefits of apple<br />

cider vinegar<br />

“It’s not easy living like a rockstar,” I tell myself while taking a deep breath. I ceremoniously<br />

touch the shot glass to the table before downing the murky brown liquid. I grab onto<br />

the lime and bite into it hard. “I think my throat is on fire!” is a thought that runs through<br />

my mind every single time. I feel the liquid slowly move down my esophagus and hit my<br />

stomach, it feels weird. I look at the clock and it’s 6:03 a.m. How did<br />

we get here?<br />

No, I’m not drinking alcohol; it’s a shot of apple cider vinegar!<br />

Equally tough to swallow, but infinitely healthier.<br />

If you’re at all interested in health, wellness, and weight-loss<br />

you may already be familiar with apple cider vinegar. Along with<br />

coconut oil, it has been touted as the greatest cure-alls to ever grace<br />

the supermarket shelves. I dove in hook, line and bitter, cringeinducing<br />

sinker.<br />

Healthy<br />

Habits<br />

By Kyle Finneron<br />

Apple cider vinegar is actually made from, you guessed it, apple<br />

cider. Traditionally, yeast is added to apple cider which begins to<br />

ferment. Then certain microbes, or bacteria, are added to the mixture.<br />

These microbes break down the alcohol and convert it into<br />

Acetic acid, which has many health benefits.<br />

But is apple cider vinegar really all it’s cracked up to be? Here are<br />

five of the benefits, you decide:<br />

1. Boost your immune system<br />

Many proponents of apple cider vinegar believe it is the reason that they<br />

become sick much less often than others seem to. While there is still no<br />

solid scientific evidence to back these claims, many believe it is the antipathogenic<br />

properties along with the probiotics that can be found<br />

in apple cider vinegar that help to fend off that cold.<br />

One <strong>20</strong>15 study tested its anti-microbial properties by observing<br />

arugula that was contaminated with salmonella. When the<br />

arugula was treated with apple cider vinegar the growth of the salmonella<br />

decreased. With that being said, still wash your greens<br />

and your hands!<br />

2. Helps regulate blood sugar<br />

That’s right! It is believed that taking apple cider vinegar<br />

before a meal can help decrease your overall blood sugar<br />

response after eating. In a <strong>20</strong>04 study of blood glucose and insulin<br />

response, they found that when subjects consumed <strong>20</strong>g<br />

of apple cider vinegar prior to eating a bagel, butter, and OJ<br />

that their blood glucose and insulin levels were significantly<br />

lower. While the exact mechanism behind this is not covered<br />

in this study, it does look promising for type 2 diabetics – and<br />

the population as a whole.<br />

Healthy habits, page 37<br />

MOS: What goes around comes around<br />

continued from page 29<br />

of the world, and is the precursor to the<br />

beginning of a new cycle.<br />

If we look around, and unless you’ve<br />

been hiding under a rock, it’s quite obvious<br />

that life on this planet is on tenterhooks.<br />

When we consider the as above, so below’<br />

axiom, it follows that this state of affairs<br />

would have to be reflected in the stars. I<br />

could think of more than a few astrological<br />

configurations that ring up apocalyptic<br />

themes. The one that caught my eye this<br />

week involves an opposition between the<br />

asteroids apophis and karma.<br />

We’ve talked about Apophis before.<br />

Apophis is the serpent that slithers in the<br />

heart of darkness,<br />

a leviathan whose<br />

sole purpose on<br />

this earth is to<br />

destroy the light.<br />

In Egyptian mythology<br />

Apophis<br />

was said to crawl<br />

out of the ocean<br />

depths every day at<br />

sundown in order<br />

to spend the night trying to swallow up the<br />

ship of the sun God Ra. The Apophis myth<br />

is a metaphor for what happens during the<br />

dark half of the grand cycle. Interestingly,<br />

when his reign of terror comes to an end,<br />

it is Bastet, the Cat God, who saves the day<br />

by slicing off the head of Apophis with a<br />

knife.<br />

With this in mind, take into consideration<br />

the fact that Apophis is currently in<br />

opposition to the asteroid karma. How<br />

do we define karma? Karma is a Hindu<br />

concept that says that all of our thoughts<br />

and words and deeds are balanced, one<br />

way or another, over a series of lifetimes.<br />

Put simply, it comes down to understanding<br />

that what goes around comes around,<br />

or, we reap what we sow.<br />

With karma and Apophis in opposition,<br />

THE KALI YUGA LEADS<br />

TO THE DESTRUCTION<br />

OF THE WORLD, AND<br />

IS THE PRECURSOR TO<br />

THE BEGINNING OF A<br />

NEW CYCLE.<br />

it would appear that the dark forces that<br />

have been in control throughout the kali<br />

yuga have met their maker, or their moment<br />

of truth. If what goes around comes<br />

around, the jig is up for anyone who has<br />

gone into alignment with the principles<br />

that thrive on evil and that make it OK to<br />

kill the light.<br />

No one needs me to tell them that<br />

things in our outer reality have gone from<br />

bad to worse. If we are not in the midst of<br />

the darkest hour of the grand cycle, we’re<br />

pretty close to it. Suffice it to say that there<br />

are numerous other asteroids crowding<br />

around the Apophis-karma opposition,<br />

and all of them are<br />

adding fuel to the<br />

fire.<br />

The mass shootings,<br />

and the Epstein<br />

scenario are perched<br />

on top of a can of<br />

worms that, when<br />

the truth finally<br />

comes to light, are<br />

bound to crawl out of<br />

their hole and defy belief.<br />

So what can we do? I wish I knew. I just<br />

got off the phone with the man who has<br />

been my teacher for the last 22 years. In<br />

all of his wisdom, even he is in the midst<br />

of rearranging his thoughts on the subject<br />

of what happens when life as we know it<br />

meets up with forces that are immutable,<br />

unrelenting, and out of our hands.<br />

Astrological predictions aside, the only<br />

advice I can offer would be to keep going<br />

within; search for your answers there – and<br />

stay in touch with the thought that ‘What<br />

goes around, comes around’ – because<br />

that particular concept is impacting all of<br />

us right now.<br />

Let me leave you with that and invite<br />

you to take what you can from this week’s<br />

‘scopes.<br />

CROSSWORD PUZZLE<br />

CLUES ACROSS<br />

1. <strong>Mountain</strong> Time<br />

1. Social reformer Lucretia<br />

2. Int’l political organization (abbr.)<br />

5. Engine additive<br />

3. Olympic champion Lipinski<br />

8. Where draft beer comes from<br />

4. March<br />

11. Skin lesions<br />

5. Less fresh<br />

13. Denoting one or more things<br />

6. Reduced in size<br />

<strong>14</strong>. Beloved dish<br />

7. Garden archway<br />

15. Packaging allowances<br />

8. Professional translators group<br />

16. Surrounds the earth<br />

(abbr.)<br />

17. Expresses pleasure<br />

9. Type of pain<br />

18. “For goodness __!”<br />

10. What to do for the cameras<br />

<strong>20</strong>. Liquefied natural gas<br />

12. Midway between south and<br />

21. Paul __, Swiss painter<br />

southeast<br />

22. Benign tumors<br />

<strong>14</strong>. Bangladeshi monetary unit<br />

25. In an early way<br />

19. Satisfy<br />

30. Covered with wood<br />

23. Flop<br />

31. Principle underlying the universe 24. Nearsightedness<br />

32. Message<br />

25. Parts per thousand (abbr.)<br />

<strong>33</strong>. Become dry through heat<br />

26. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!<br />

38. Printing speed measurement<br />

27. Midway between northeast and<br />

41. One who does not succeed<br />

east<br />

43. Type of agent<br />

28. Swedish castle<br />

45. Type of waste<br />

29. War-ravaged Syrian city<br />

47. Wings<br />

34. American model Carol<br />

49. Giants’ signal caller<br />

35. Bitterly regret<br />

50. Polio vaccine developer<br />

36. Grand __: superior grade wine<br />

55. Congo native<br />

37. Of she<br />

56. Mortal is one type<br />

39. Clergymen<br />

57. Fishing vessel (Naut.)<br />

40. Ringwald and Shannon are two<br />

59. Ethnic group of Thailand<br />

41. Daze<br />

60. Where golfers begin<br />

42. Scores perfectly<br />

51. Appropriate under the circumstances<br />

61. Western Florida city<br />

44. More narcissistic<br />

62. Belonging to us<br />

45. Fencing sword<br />

52. Hillside<br />

63. Soviet Socialist Republic<br />

46. Highest point<br />

53. Metrical foot<br />

64. Influential Israeli diplomat<br />

47. In addition<br />

54. Winemaking region<br />

CLUES DOWN <strong>48</strong>. Hawaiian feast<br />

58. Someone<br />

Solutions on page 36<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Each block is divided by its own matrix of nine cells. The rule for solving Sudoku<br />

puzzles are very simple. Each row, column and block, must contain one<br />

of the numbers from “1” to “9”. No number may appear more than once in any<br />

row, column, or block. When you’ve filled the entire grid the puzzle is solved.<br />

Solutions on page 36


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Droopy Pedal <strong>Mountain</strong> Bike Race held Tuesday in<br />

Rutland, last of three in series<br />

Tuesday, <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>20</strong>, 6:30 p.m.—<br />

RUTLAND—The final Droopy Pedal<br />

<strong>Mountain</strong> Bike Race of the season<br />

will be held Tuesday evening, <strong>Aug</strong>.<br />

<strong>20</strong>. These popular rides are appropriate<br />

for all skill levels. Three events<br />

this season were scheduled for June<br />

18, July 16 and <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>20</strong>. Courses are<br />

6 or 8 miles. Youth fees for all races<br />

are covered by RRMC Rehabilitation<br />

Services, adults age 18+ are $5. All<br />

races begin at Giorgetti Park/Pine<br />

Hill Trails in Rutland.<br />

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Submitted<br />

Two riders bike along a rural gravel road. A “gravel grinder” benefit ride will take place this Saturday in Tunbridge.<br />

Pedal Power to the People gravel grinder<br />

ride benefits local radio station<br />

Saturday, <strong>Aug</strong>. 17, 9 a.m.— TUNBRIDGE—Pedal<br />

Power to the People VI gravel grinder bike ride will take<br />

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the Milk Run (13 miles) and the Beer Run (31 miles),<br />

roll through the beautiful countryside of Tunbridge,<br />

Strafford and Chelsea. Both routes are highlighted by<br />

covered bridges, dairy farms, mountain brooks, wildlife<br />

and hidden “stashes” only known to the locals.<br />

The PPPVI benefits Royalton Community Radio/<br />

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The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

REAL ESTATE<br />

KILLINGTON VALLEY 237<br />

Acres - Plymouth. Recorded<br />

survey in 3 lots, abundant<br />

road frontage on Class 4,<br />

near lakes & skiing. Being<br />

sold with timber, NOT in<br />

current use. Timber cruise<br />

available. $259,900. Call<br />

Owner 802-236-13<strong>14</strong>.<br />

KILLINGTON: 10 ACRES,<br />

DRIVEWAY IN & HOUSE<br />

SITE CLEARED! Perfect<br />

getaway location. Short<br />

drive to Killington’s Skyeship<br />

on Route 4. Great mountain<br />

range southeast yr-rd views.<br />

This 10.3 Acres. Gravel<br />

driveway already in as<br />

well as cleared & seeded<br />

proposed flat home site. via<br />

gravel driveway. Permitted<br />

for 4-BR modified mound<br />

septic system design. Ready<br />

for your proposed home. Has<br />

easements to a Verizon cell<br />

tower for maint & elec utility<br />

to a well house for a former<br />

base lodge. Just reduced<br />

to $90K CONTACT: SKI<br />

COUNTRY REAL ESTATE<br />

(Chris or Tricia) 802-775-<br />

5111.<br />

KILLINGTON—2 BDRM 1.5<br />

bath condo, <strong>Mountain</strong> Green<br />

bldg. 2. FP, ski lockers,<br />

health club membership.<br />

$92K. Owner, 800-576-<br />

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LAND: Killington:<br />

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for Sales and Listings for<br />

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Table 24 is currently<br />

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PRESTIGE REAL Estate of<br />

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in the listing & sales of<br />

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SKI COUNTRY Real Estate,<br />

<strong>33</strong>5 Killington Rd., Killington.<br />

802-775-5111, 800-877-<br />

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Seasonal Rentals. Open 7<br />

days/wk, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.<br />

BUSINESS OP-<br />

PORTUNITIES<br />

RESTAURANT FOR LEASE<br />

in Woodstock on Rt 4. Next<br />

to 4-season motel (www.<br />

sleepwoodstock.com), 8<br />

mins to the Village, 15 mins<br />

from Skyeship Gondola.<br />

Immediate business from<br />

motel guests. Newly painted,<br />

repaved parking, 1,2<strong>48</strong> sq<br />

ft, 50+ seating plus picnic<br />

tables. Turn-key operation<br />

for restaurant, bakery<br />

catering. Reasonable rent/<br />

lease.<br />

Independent Broker/<br />

Buyer Representation<br />

Louise Harrison Real Estate<br />

CROSSWORD PUZZLE<br />

COMMERCIAL SPACE<br />

AVAILABLE with another well<br />

established business. Small<br />

or large square footage.<br />

Close to ski shop, restaurant<br />

and lodging. Great location<br />

for any business. Call 802-<br />

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RENTALS<br />

WINTER FAMILY<br />

S K I S H A R E S<br />

AVAILABLE! Beautiful<br />

6BD, outdoor hot tub, close<br />

to everything! Full or<br />

half shares. We have<br />

two teens. Dec to April.<br />

Call Sue at 781-234-<br />

8123. CEDARWALK AT<br />

KILLINGTON.<br />

PITTSFIELD 3 BR, 2 full<br />

bath, W/D, great yard, very<br />

private. $1,450/ month. Call<br />

Roger, 802-345-5622.<br />

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR<br />

furnished apt. with W/D,<br />

D/W and WiFi. Located<br />

midway between Killington<br />

and Sugarbush. Utilities<br />

included. $6,000. 802-767-<br />

4521.<br />

RUTLAND 3 BR, 2 BA apt.,<br />

w/d hookups, $850 /month.<br />

Call 516-298-1<strong>33</strong>3.<br />

Duplex for Sale by Owner $129,000 Rutland<br />

New Boiler, Both units rented.<br />

2 BR available September<br />

1 BR $750 plus.<br />

Great Starter home!<br />

Louise@LouiseHarrison.com | 808-747-8444<br />

PICO Village Winter<br />

Rental: 3 BR 2 BA Furnished<br />

and equipped. Short walk to<br />

the lifts. $<strong>14</strong>,000 plus utilities.<br />

Call Louise Harrison, 802-<br />

747-8444.<br />

RUTLAND - 1 BR furnished<br />

Apt. Available now, $1,250/<br />

mo. all utilities included. Off<br />

street parking. Great back<br />

yard! 1st/ security - Lease<br />

terms flexible. 802-345-<br />

3913.<br />

ONE BEDROOM Plymouth,<br />

Vt. $600, includes utilities.<br />

802-672-3719.<br />

KILLINGTON SEASONAL<br />

rental 2 BR, 1 BA, woodstove,<br />

excellent location. $8,000<br />

seasonal + utilities. 781-749-<br />

5873, toughfl@aol.com.<br />

KILLINGTON YEAR<br />

ROUND APT. RENTAL<br />

3-BRs 1.5 baths, partially<br />

furnished. References. Judy<br />

802-345-0719.<br />

PICO Available now thru<br />

April 30. Furnished and<br />

equipped. TOP FLOOR w/<br />

deck, wood burning fireplace.<br />

ALL utilities included! $1,<strong>20</strong>0<br />

per mo. First, last and<br />

security required. Call<br />

Louise Harrison 802-747-<br />

8444 or email Louise@<br />

LouiseHarrison.com.<br />

KILLINGTON SEASONAL<br />

rental 3 BR, 2 BA, fireplace,<br />

dishwasher. $9,000, Nov.<br />

1-April 30, + utilities. 781-<br />

749-5873, toughfl@aol.com.<br />

SUDOKU<br />

KILLINGTON ROYAL<br />

FLUSH Rentals/Property<br />

management. Specializing<br />

in condos/winter &<br />

summer rentals. Andrea<br />

Weymouth, Owner. www.<br />

killingtonroyalflush.<br />

com, 802-746-4040.<br />

EQUAL HOUS-<br />

ING OPPORTU-<br />

NITY<br />

All real estate and rentals<br />

advertising in this newspaper<br />

is subject to the Federal<br />

Fair Housing Act of 1968<br />

as amended which makes<br />

it illegal to advertise “any<br />

preference, limitation or discrimination<br />

based on race,<br />

color, religion, sex, handicap,<br />

family status, national<br />

origin, sexual orientation,<br />

or persons receiving public<br />

assistance, or an intention<br />

to make such preferences,<br />

limitation or discrimination.”<br />

This newspaper will not<br />

knowingly accept any advertisement<br />

which is in violation<br />

of the law. Our readers are<br />

hereby informed that all<br />

dwellings advertised in this<br />

newspaper are available<br />

on an equal opportunity basis.<br />

If you feel you’ve been<br />

discrimination against, call<br />

HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-<br />

9777.<br />

PUZZLES on page <strong>33</strong><br />

We are looking for<br />

FULL TIME/PART TIME,<br />

all positions.<br />

We do require that you have<br />

at least 1-2 YEARS EXPERIENCE<br />

within an empowered and<br />

fast paced environment.<br />

www.table24.net<br />

You can E-MAIL your Resume<br />

Table24jobs@gmail.com<br />

or feel free to stop in during<br />

non peak times to fill out an<br />

application and drop off your<br />

Resume at<br />

24 WALES ST, RUTLAND VT.


The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19 CLASSIFIEDS / REAL ESTATE • 37<br />

FOR SALE<br />

KING BED, brass<br />

headboard, linens included.<br />

Excellent, reasonable, mustsee.<br />

Rutland 802-773-7687.<br />

WOODSTOVE LOPI 1250<br />

Republic w/ blower, liner,<br />

cap and adapters. 508-397-<br />

7889.<br />

$3.00 PERENNIALS<br />

– 541 Hale Hollow Road,<br />

Bridgewater Corners, 1 mile off<br />

100A. 802-672-<strong>33</strong>35.<br />

MASTER BEDROOM<br />

furniture: Dresser, bureau, 2<br />

night tables. Frank, 802-353-<br />

8177. $100.<br />

LAWNMOWER-25hp,118<br />

miles, <strong>48</strong> inch deck, Rick, 802<br />

384-2621.<br />

FIREWOOD for sale, we<br />

stack. Rudi, 802-672-3719.<br />

SAWED PINE, cherry, and<br />

spruce boards, all widths.<br />

Bench saw $300. Bob, 802-<br />

672-3709.<br />

FREE<br />

FREE LOWREY electric<br />

organ MX2. 802-417-5131.<br />

FREE REMOVAL of scrap<br />

metal & car batteries. Matty,<br />

802-353-5617.<br />

SERVICES<br />

CHIMNEYS CLEANED,<br />

lined, built, repaired. 802-349-<br />

0<strong>33</strong>9.<br />

POWER WASHING<br />

SPECIALISTS. Call Jeff at<br />

First Impressions, 802-558-<br />

4609.<br />

LOT CLEARING and<br />

stumping. 802-672-3719, 802-<br />

558-6172.<br />

BEAUREGARD PAINTING,<br />

30 years experience, 802-436-<br />

1<strong>33</strong>7.<br />

WANTED<br />

HIGHEST PRICES PAID<br />

- Back home in Vermont for<br />

a Spring visit and hope to see<br />

new and returning customers<br />

for the purchase, sale and<br />

qualified appraisal of coins,<br />

currency, stamps, precious<br />

metals in any form, old and<br />

high quality watches and time<br />

pieces, sports and historical<br />

items. Free estimates. No<br />

obligation. Member ANA,<br />

APS, NAWCC, New England<br />

Appraisers Association. Royal<br />

Barnard 802-775-0085.<br />

EMPLOYMENT<br />

PART TIME Waitstaff<br />

needed at Drewski’s. Please<br />

call 802-422-3816, email or<br />

stop in for an application.<br />

MOGULS SPORTS PUB<br />

help wanted: waitstaff,<br />

kitchen staff, line-cook,<br />

bartender, dishwasher,<br />

doorperson. Apply in<br />

person at Moguls M-F, on<br />

the Killington Access Road.<br />

802-422-4777.<br />

COOK POSITION available.<br />

Thursday-Sunday. Please<br />

call 802-773-7<strong>14</strong>1.<br />

HOUSEKEEPER: The<br />

Birch Ridge Inn at Killington<br />

seeks innkeepers assistant<br />

for house keeping and<br />

breakfast service. Full/Part<br />

time. $13 to $15 per hour.<br />

For an interview call 802-<br />

422-4293.<br />

SNOWMAKING Killington<br />

Resort is now hiring. All<br />

positions. Training, uniforms,<br />

perks provided. Visit www.<br />

killington.com/jobs to view<br />

all open positions or our<br />

Welcome Center at 4763<br />

Killington Rd. (800) 300-<br />

9095 EOE.<br />

BANQUET STAFF Killington<br />

Grand Hotel is now hiring<br />

banquet staff. Visit www.<br />

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Healthy habits:<br />

continued from page <strong>33</strong><br />

3. Improved digestion<br />

A main component of apple cider vinegar is that it is a relatively strong acid. Apple cider<br />

vinegar clocks in a PH around 2-3. Your stomach acid PH will normally fluctuate between<br />

1.5 and 3.5. When our stomach becomes too basic (or alkaline) it will not convert pepsinogen<br />

into the enzyme pepsin. Pepsin’s main function is to break down proteins into amino<br />

acids. If these proteins are not broken down correctly, larger food particles can make their<br />

way into your small intestine. Definitely not ideal. By taking 1 tablespoon apple cider<br />

vinegar (preferably mixed with 4 oz. of water) before a meal you are lowering the PH in your<br />

stomach (making it more acidic) and promoting the digestive enzyme conversion.<br />

4. Less acid reflux<br />

It is a common belief that acid reflux and GERD are caused by too much acid in the<br />

stomach, after all, that would make sense. However, new studies and courses of treatment<br />

believe that these stomach issues are actually caused by too little stomach acid. Chris Kessler<br />

wrote a six-part series on this topic. To summarize, he feels that it is not an abundance<br />

of stomach acid but a lack of acid, or more basic stomach PH, that causes these issues. By<br />

supplementing apple cider vinegar into their diets many patients saw relief almost immediately.<br />

5. Less bloating<br />

One theory behind this claim is that since apple cider vinegar helps the body produce<br />

more pepsin and is able to more fully digest proteins that this will lead to a decrease in fully<br />

formed proteins making their way into the small intestine causing bloating.<br />

However, bloating can be caused by a number of different factors. For example, if you<br />

have a condition known as gastroparesis you have slow emptying of the stomach. In this<br />

situation, it was shown that the incorporation of apple cider vinegar can actually slow the<br />

emptying of your stomach potentially making the bloating worse. Please proceed with caution<br />

if you have excessive bloating in your stomach and please consult your Doctor.<br />

Your challenge<br />

Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily. This can either broken up throughout<br />

the day, say before lunch and dinner, or it can be taken all at once in the morning, dealers<br />

choice. After consuming the drink I recommend rinsing your mouth out with water.<br />

Remember this is a strong acid and it can do a number of your enamel!<br />

It is highly recommended to mix the apple cider vinegar in with 4 ounces of water. What<br />

do I do? As I touched out at the beginning, I take it like a shot of tequila: Fill 1/2 of a shot<br />

glass with apple cider vinegar, put a dab of salt on your hand, lick it, take the shot, then suck<br />

on a lime wedge to get rid of the taste ASAP (then I brush my teeth). It’s quick and dirty.<br />

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The <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Aug</strong>. <strong>14</strong>-<strong>20</strong>, <strong>20</strong>19<br />

Jeremy Holt draws a career in comics<br />

By Elsie Lynn Parini/Addison County Independent<br />

Comics are for kids. They should be light-hearted, fun<br />

and simple.<br />

Um, nope.<br />

Sure, some comics are geared toward the young at heart,<br />

but the graphic novel genre is vast and covers topics that are<br />

anything but juvenile.<br />

“Tell me what you like to read, and I can find it for you in<br />

a graphic novel,” said Jeremy Holt, whose eighth publication,<br />

“Before Houdini” (art by John Lucas), hits shelves last<br />

month. This is a companion novel to his earlier released<br />

“After Houdini” (art also done by John Lucas).<br />

“‘Before Houdini’ pulls back the curtain on the life of this<br />

extraordinary man,” Holt explained. “It reads initially like<br />

a biography… That’s how I lure readers in. For the first few<br />

pages, everything is completely factual. Then it goes in a<br />

very different direction – it’s my misdirection, my own kind<br />

of magic.”<br />

Holt works a day job in tech support for the Addison Central<br />

School District. He identifies as a non-binary, Asian-<br />

American and does a lot of thinking about the LGBTQ and<br />

POC (person of color) communities.<br />

“I’m no longer writing white male protagonists,” Holt<br />

said. “As a person of color, it’s nice to be in a position to tell<br />

these stories with new plots and new themes from a different<br />

perspective. That’s something I never had...As a triplet I<br />

shared my identity with my identical brothers growing up.<br />

We got a lot of attention and I didn’t like it,” he shared.<br />

Holt’s personal experience drives many of the themes<br />

in his books. For example, in “After Houdini,” Houdini<br />

(through a fantastical trial and tribulation) finds his birth<br />

father – something that Holt as an adoptee from Korea has<br />

thought about, but never been inclined to do.<br />

“My parents are my parents,” said the 37-year-old who<br />

has called Italy, Singapore, England, Norway, Texas and<br />

New York City home. Aside from his two identical brothers,<br />

Holt has an older brother and a younger sister.<br />

“It was my oldest brother who encouraged me to write<br />

comics,” said Holt. “I had graduated from the Savanna College<br />

of Art and Design’s film program in <strong>20</strong>05 and had spent<br />

a year in New York City not doing anything creative. I began<br />

to think that maybe art school was a mistake, so I went into<br />

computer tech and became a certified Apple Genius…<br />

My brother was in the city and showed me a bunch of his<br />

graphic novels – I was blown away. They weren’t just all<br />

superheroes. It’s such a wide genre.”<br />

One day in <strong>20</strong>08, Holt was living in Manhattan’s West<br />

Village neighborhood and couldn’t afford to go out so he<br />

Courtesy Elisabeth Wallen Photography<br />

Author Jeremy Holt poses among the shelves at Monroe Street Books in Middlebury.<br />

stayed in, sat down and began to write.<br />

He completed a zombie comic (not knowing how<br />

saturated that market was already), got encouragement<br />

and notes from an editor from D.C. Comics and has been<br />

writing graphic novels since.<br />

Holt moved to Vermont in the winter of <strong>20</strong>12 with his<br />

wife and lived in Middlebury until they divorced. Holt now<br />

lives in Vergennes.<br />

His relationship experience also became a graphic novel<br />

– it’s a romantic comedy, coming out later this year, that’s<br />

“about real slice-of-life moments,” Holt described. “The<br />

RomCom is perhaps my most personal and challenging<br />

book. I explore the idea that romance isn’t always fun – it<br />

can be messy and difficult. I know I’m not the only one going<br />

through this, and it feels important to share.”<br />

“Skip to the End” (art by Alex Diotto) is another example<br />

of one of Holt’s graphic novels that tackles real, big, life stuff.<br />

This book (pictured, right) is an homage to the late grunge<br />

band Nirvana’s leader Kurt Cobain, and imagines a world<br />

(with the help of a magical, time traveling guitar) where Cobain<br />

survived his struggles with addiction and depression.<br />

“The ’80s-’90s-era grunge is personal to me,” said Holt,<br />

who sports a definitively punk look. “I was in middle school<br />

in England when Nirvana was big – all the cool kids listened<br />

to this music, but I wasn’t one of them… it wasn’t until years<br />

later that I figured out Nirvana and other bands like them<br />

were making music for me – an outsider.”<br />

“I get hung up on dialogue the most,” Hold said of his<br />

books. “I’m very self conscious of how I interact with people<br />

– I over analyze everything, which as a person is exhausting<br />

but as a comic book creator helps me pepper in those<br />

details and gives the story more texture.”<br />

But Holt’s style isn’t too wordy. “A lot can be told with out<br />

saying it,” he said. “I’m telling the story but I rely on the artists<br />

to tell the visual component… The dialogue should just<br />

be an accent.”


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Brazilian jazz:<br />

continued from page 27<br />

Ryerson has recorded and/or performed with jazz<br />

greats such as Red Rodney, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron,<br />

Frank Wess, Hubert Laws, Stephane Grappelli, Harold<br />

Danko, Art Farmer, Mike Mainieri, Joe Beck, and<br />

Gene Bertoncini, as well as a recent guest appearance<br />

with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center<br />

Orchestra. She has also performed with classical artists<br />

Julius Baker and Luciano Pavarotti (when she was<br />

principal flutist with the Monterey Bay Orchestra). Ali<br />

was musical director of the Hudson River Regional Jazz<br />

Festival (<strong>20</strong>01-’04), Jazz Chair for the National Flute<br />

Association, and founder of the NFA Jazz Flute Big<br />

Band. As an educator and author, Ryerson published<br />

the widely acclaimed Jazz Flute Practice Method, and<br />

conducts master classes worldwide.<br />

Ryerson’s most recent invitations as guest artist<br />

include the Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland, the<br />

International Flute Festival of Lima, Peru, the 60th<br />

Monterey Jazz Festival, the New York Flute Club, the<br />

International Low Flute Festival, the University of<br />

Michigan, Florida and MidAtlantic Flute conventions,<br />

Duo Ali Ryerson and Joe Carter will perform at Brandon Music, Saturday<br />

the Rochester Flute Fair, the Chicago Flute Fair, and<br />

invitations to tour Japan again in <strong>20</strong>19 and <strong>20</strong><strong>20</strong>.<br />

Joe Carter<br />

Joe Carter started guitar studies at an early age, eventually<br />

focusing on Jazz. While earning B.A. and M.A.<br />

degrees in Jazz Performance and starting his Jazz Ph.D.<br />

studies at New York University he studied privately with<br />

guitarists Sal Salvador, John Scofield, Allan Hanlon,<br />

saxophonist Lee Konitz and pianist Don Friedman.<br />

After several performance and teaching trips to<br />

Brazil his current specialty is Brazilian Jazz, combining<br />

Straightahead and Bebop styles of Jazz with Samba,<br />

Bossa Nova and Northeast styles of Brazilian music.<br />

His latest two CDs showcase his familiarity with<br />

Brazilian music; UM ABRACO NO RIO (An Embrace<br />

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musicians. World reknown harmonica virtuoso Mauricio<br />

Einhom, bassist Luis Alves and drummer Joao<br />

Cortez have previously performed with Joe Carter in<br />

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trips to Brazil. THE SAMBA RIO TRIO CD is Joe Carter’s<br />

Courtesy of Brandon Music<br />

Ali Ryerson and Joe Carter<br />

U.S. version of his group utilizing the talents of two<br />

of the better known Brazilian artists residing in New<br />

York: bassist Nilson Matta and legendary drummer<br />

Portinho.<br />

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