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<strong>Volume</strong> <strong>48</strong>, <strong>Number</strong> <strong>45</strong> <strong>The</strong> best things in life are FREE! I flatter myself. <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

By Tom Polakis<br />


One of the biggest<br />

astronomy events of<br />

the year will happen,<br />

Monday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 11, when<br />

Mercury will pass<br />

directly in front the<br />

sun, creating a jet black<br />

circular “sunspot”<br />

that anyone can safely<br />

observe (with proper<br />

eyewear). <strong>The</strong> rare<br />

transit begins at 7:35<br />

a.m. and will last for<br />

almost 6 hours.<br />

Courtesy Taco Experiment<br />



A new taco restaurant is<br />

opening in the former<br />

Killington Mall in time<br />

for Thanksgiving.<br />

Page 3<br />

Courtesy of GMP<br />


More than 115,000<br />

Green <strong>Mountain</strong> Power<br />

customers lost power<br />

in a wind storm, <strong>Nov</strong>. 1.<br />

FEMA representatives<br />

visited the state for a<br />

preliminary damage<br />

assessment last week.<br />

Page 5<br />

Killington Resort opens for season<br />

Staff report<br />

Killington Resort became<br />

the first resort to open for<br />

skiing and riding in the East<br />

on Sunday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 3. About 100<br />

attended opening day to ski<br />

and ride the mountain’s two<br />

uppermost trails—Rime and<br />

Reason.<br />

Bear-hunting hounds attack<br />

hikers and pup<br />

By Christopher Ross/Addison Independent<br />

RIPTON — On Saturday, Oct. 19, around<br />

midday, a pack of bear-hunting dogs attacked<br />

two hikers and their puppy on the<br />

Catamount Trail in the Green <strong>Mountain</strong> National<br />

Forest near the Ripton-Goshen border.<br />

Former Ripton resident Meryl Siegman,<br />

65, and her husband, Ron Scapp, 64, who<br />

have been hiking in the<br />

area for more than 30<br />

years, had completed<br />

roughly one-quarter of<br />

their intended walk when<br />

they heard barking, they<br />

reported.<br />

“Almost instantaneously<br />

we were swarmed by five dogs,”<br />

Siegman said.<br />

Scapp described them as “big hound<br />

dogs, in the 60- to 80-pound range, wearing<br />

GPS collars.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> couple had been aware that it was<br />

hunting season.<br />

“We’re always running into hunters on<br />

the trail and we’ve encountered people with<br />

<strong>The</strong> first day was limited<br />

to the mountain’s season<br />

pass holders and those who<br />

hold the multi-resort Ikon<br />

Pass. <strong>The</strong> resort opened to<br />

the general public on Monday,<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>. 4.<br />

Killington Communications/PR<br />

& Social Media<br />

Manager Courtney DiFiore<br />

said temperatures dropped<br />

Friday afternoon and resort<br />

officials turned on snowmaking<br />

guns on Rime,<br />

Reason, Upper East Fall,<br />

Superstar and the top of<br />

hunting dogs before,” Scapp said. “Usually<br />

they’re on a scent trail. But these dogs attacked<br />

immediately.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> couple would later discover that the<br />

pack was owned and deployed by Brandon<br />

resident Wayne Newton.<br />

Attempts to contact Newton were unsuccessful<br />

by press time.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y were<br />

According to Scapp and<br />

Siegman, the hounds immediately<br />

attacked the couple’s<br />

going for her like<br />

she was prey,” 7-month-old puppy, Willow,<br />

a 27-pound poodle-Wheaten<br />

Siegman said. terrier mix, which was on a<br />

leash.<br />

“This wasn’t playful puppy stuff,” Siegman<br />

said. “<strong>The</strong>y were going for her like she<br />

was prey.”<br />

Siegman picked Willow up and tried to<br />

shield the puppy with her hands.<br />

“And one of [the hounds] grabbed [Willow]<br />

by the tail and pulled and pulled, and the other<br />

dogs were jumping on me and they knocked<br />

me down, right into a creek,” she said.<br />

Bear hounds > 39<br />

By Dave Young, Killington Resort<br />

Skylark. <strong>The</strong> resort opened<br />

the Upper East Fall trail on<br />

Monday in addition to the<br />

Woodward <strong>Mountain</strong> Park<br />

zone, a pop-up park on<br />

Reason.<br />

Resort officials said to<br />

expect early season conditions<br />

with no suitable terrain<br />

for beginners.<br />

Killington has historically<br />

been the first to open and<br />

the last to close in the East.<br />

Last year it opened on Oct.<br />

19 and closed June 2.<br />

See photos page 6-7<br />

Veterans share war<br />

experiences<br />

By Curt Peterson<br />

<strong>The</strong> volunteer speakers at Rutland’s Veterans’ Town<br />

Hall <strong>Nov</strong>. 3 were men who served in wars in Vietnam,<br />

Iraq or Afghanistan. <strong>The</strong>y didn’t speak about heroism, or<br />

the excitement of combat, about brotherhood or about<br />

victory against the enemy — they told personal stories<br />

mostly about personal damage and about the hell of war.<br />

Kyle Aines, a Tinmouth native who hosted the Rutland<br />

Free Library event, enlisted as an Army combat nurse in<br />

2003. Something happened during his two tours in Iraq<br />

that affects him to this day.<br />

“While I was watching and tending to prisoners of war<br />

inside the base, two helicopters went down and my team<br />

was called out to assist any wounded,” he said.<br />

While he was inside the base, his men were ambushed<br />

on their way to the crash site.<br />

“Last Roll Call” is a field ceremony honoring lost comrades.<br />

Names are called out. <strong>The</strong> first three names called<br />

received – “Here, sir!” <strong>The</strong>n the names of the missing men<br />

were called. Nothing but silence.<br />

“It was so impactful,” Aines said. He left formation and<br />

retreated to some shade, sat and sobbed. “I was angry<br />

at myself for crying instead of honoring my comrades. I<br />

never cried again except when I was drinking.”<br />

Many servicemen and servicewomen fall into addic-<br />

Veterans’ stories > 16

2 • LOCAL NEWS<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

After devastating injury, Rutland<br />

woman urges blood donations<br />

By Steve Costello<br />

“I would not be here today if not for<br />

heroic doctors and nurses, and the<br />

selfless donation of immeasurable<br />

pints of blood,” said Schaffer,<br />

Saying she owed her life to doctors, nurses, and countless<br />

anonymous blood donors, Rutland resident Stefanie<br />

Schaffer is giving back, serving as ambassador for the <strong>2019</strong><br />

Gift-of-Life Marathon Blood Drive (GOLM) – and urging<br />

blood donations.<br />

Speaking at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce<br />

annual meeting, where the theme was strength and<br />

resilience, Schaffer described an outpouring of community<br />

support after a 2018 boat accident that forced the amputation<br />

of her lower legs, and<br />

said blood donors were<br />

unheralded heroes.<br />

“I would not be here today<br />

if not for heroic doctors<br />

and nurses, and the selfless<br />

donation of immeasurable<br />

pints of blood,” said Schaffer,<br />

23, who was about to enter her senior year at Coastal<br />

Carolina University when she was injured in the boat explosion.<br />

“I received so much blood, my medical records don’t<br />

specify the amount, but instead refer to a ‘massive transfusion<br />

protocol.’<br />

“My doctors described my survival as a miracle,” Schaffer<br />

said. “And if it’s a miracle, it is one born of heroic actions,<br />

strength and resilience, and from the blood of people I will<br />

never know, who rolled up their sleeves and donated.”<br />

Schaffer, an active athlete, was on a family trip to the Bahamas<br />

when a boat they were in exploded. One person was<br />

killed, and Schaffer and her mother were seriously injured.<br />

Since then, Schaffer has faced multiple surgeries, counseling<br />

and extensive physical therapy, has begun to walk with<br />

prosthetics, ride a hand-cycle bike, drive with hand controls,<br />

and rebuild her strength and mobility. She expects to<br />

graduate from Castleton University in December.<br />

Through it all, including some incredibly difficult days,<br />

Schaffer said the strength of her family and friends and the<br />

support of the Rutland community helped her find peace<br />

and a new outlook on life.<br />

“My sense of gratitude and love for my family and<br />

friends is stronger than ever, and even on my worst days, I<br />

appreciate life far more than before,” Schaffer said. “What<br />

happened to me could have<br />

happened to anyone, and it<br />

instilled in me like never before<br />

the importance of being<br />

kind and respectful to other<br />

people, telling people you<br />

love and appreciate them,<br />

and being an active and positive<br />

member of the community.<br />

“And that’s what the Gift-of-Life Marathon is all about,”<br />

Schaffer said. “It’s a community rallying together to support<br />

the greater good, while supporting hundreds of people who<br />

need blood in our region.”<br />

Terry Jaye, program manager at Catamount Radio and<br />

one of the organizers of the GOLM, who was presented with<br />

the Chamber’s Community Leader of the Year Award, called<br />

Schaffer an inspiration.<br />

“In the end, the marathon isn’t about numbers or records<br />

– it’s about people like Stefanie,” Jaye said. “Her poise<br />

and love for her community have been evident throughout<br />

her journey over the past year, a journey that has inspired<br />

me and many others. Without blood donors, this incredible<br />

person would have been lost. It’s that simple. So if you are<br />

CU professor bikes<br />

56 miles to work<br />

every day<br />

By Brendan Crowley<br />

You wake up to the sound of an alarm. It’s early. You<br />

don’t want to go to work, you’re tired, yet you muster<br />

up the energy to roll out of bed, get ready, and drive to<br />

work.<br />

<strong>The</strong> commute may be a challenge. <strong>The</strong>re’s traffic,<br />

you’re still exhausted, and the car ride is just boring.<br />

Christine Palmer, a professor of natural sciences at<br />

Castleton University, takes a different approach.<br />

Instead of climbing into a car, she hops on her bike<br />

and rides to work. But it’s not just any ride, and it’s not<br />

just any bike.<br />

Palmer rides her electric bike to and from work, a<br />

round-trip of 56 miles.<br />

“By the time I got [to Castleton], I was like, ‘Oh, I’m<br />

not tired, I feel great, I’m so glad I biked,” she said.<br />

Palmer is one of the many people who have jumped<br />

on the electric bike trend, and she’s loving every second<br />

of it.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> biking has been going awesome, it’s become<br />

a habit. I actually feel like I’m cheating when I bike to<br />

work, I feel like I’m playing hooky, spending an hour on<br />

a joyride ” she said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> trip is not short, and it would not be possible<br />

with a regular bike. Palmer lives in East Wallingford, not<br />

far from White Rocks Cliff Trail and Okemo <strong>Mountain</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> trip to Castleton University would normally take<br />

35-40 minutes in a car.<br />

Yet the electric bike makes it possible and enjoyable,<br />

unless it’s raining or snowing.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> e-bike is awesome because it suddenly makes it<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> LOCAL NEWS • 3<br />

By Katy Savage<br />

Owners Adam Lindberg and John Harper plan to open<br />

Taco X on Killington Road by Thanksgiving.<br />

Taco restaurant to<br />

open in Killington<br />

By Katy Savage<br />

KILLINGTON—A new<br />

taco restaurant is coming<br />

to Killington this fall.<br />

<strong>The</strong> owners of Taco<br />

Experiment in Poultney<br />

plan to open Taco X in the<br />

former Killington Diner<br />

in time for the Killington<br />

World Cup over Thanksgiving<br />

weekend.<br />

Partners Annie Gorin,<br />

Dave and Dan Sesko, John<br />

Harper and Adam Lindberg,<br />

who opened their<br />

Poultney location in July,<br />

plan to keep the menu<br />

similar in both locations.<br />

All ingredients will be<br />

made from scratch and<br />

as close as you can get to<br />

authentic Mexican food<br />

without being in Mexico,<br />

Tacos > 33<br />

Test finds chemicals<br />

in KMS’ water<br />

Area schools continue to be tested this week<br />

By Katy Savage<br />

Killington <strong>Mountain</strong> School is awaiting test results<br />

from a second water test after an initial test on Sept. 26<br />

found elevated chemicals in the water supply.<br />

<strong>The</strong> test found Killington had 27.2 parts per trillion of<br />

PFAs, which is above the state limit of 20 ppt.<br />

PFAs, or perfluoroalkyl substances, are manmade<br />

chemicals found in products that keep food from sticking<br />

to cookware, make clothes and carpets stain-resistant<br />

and create firefighting foam, for example.<br />

A second drinking water test was conducted at KMS<br />

Monday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 4. KMS assistant head of school Dave Willis<br />

said it will take up to a month to get the results back.<br />

<strong>The</strong> average of the two tests will be used to determine<br />

what steps the school needs to take next.<br />

“When the test comes back, we’ll deal with the results<br />

accordingly,” Willis said, explaining water filtration<br />

devices may be necessary.<br />

“Obviously we want all of our water systems to be as<br />

healthy as possible,” Willis said. “I’m a huge proponent<br />

of drinking tap water...We’ll do whatever we need to do<br />

to be as healthy as needs to be.”<br />

He said those who use the water supply have all been<br />

notified about the results. Students and staff continue to<br />

drink the water in the meantime.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> state has pretty specific guidelines and they<br />

haven’t issued a ‘do not drink,’” Willis said.<br />

Willis said the students and staff that use the water<br />

system range from 75 people to <strong>12</strong>0 people per day.<br />

Drinking requirements at the school changed about<br />

two years ago when the school became a full year-round<br />

Water tests > 11<br />


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4 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Castleton journalism students<br />

partner with local newspapers<br />

Castleton University student journalists<br />

are teaming up with University<br />

of Vermont students to provide news<br />

stories for local papers that otherwise<br />

might not get written.<br />

Funded by a $2,000 grant through<br />

UVM, Castleton students will be working<br />

with Castleton resident and former<br />

New York <strong>Times</strong> freelancer Martha Molnar<br />

to report and write stories that will<br />

be published in the <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong>,<br />

Rutland Herald and Lake Region Free<br />

Press.<br />

<strong>The</strong> stories will<br />

also be published<br />

simultaneously on<br />

the Community<br />

News Service web<br />

page on the UVM<br />

website.<br />

Castleton University Media and<br />

Communication professor David Blow<br />

said he’s excited about the partnership<br />

for a variety of reasons.<br />

“It gets my students valuable<br />

published works in daily and weekly<br />

newspapers, it gives them experience<br />

working with outside editors and I love<br />

that we’re collaborating with UVM to<br />

essentially give a more southern arm to<br />

the Community News Service site,” he<br />

said. “And it helps local papers.”<br />

Blow said he also hopes to incorporate<br />

lessons from some of his classes<br />

into the stories that students will be<br />

working on. He said his ethics class<br />

recently scoured local papers for diversity,<br />

which led to story ideas including<br />

a new youth LGBTQ+ group starting in<br />

Rutland.<br />

“My hope is that we provide solid<br />

stories about issues and people that<br />

maybe aren’t being covered as much as<br />

others,” he said.<br />

Blow’s counterpart at UVM, professor<br />

Richard Watts, is equally psyched<br />

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to bring a more statewide feel to the<br />

website.<br />

“We are excited to work with Castleton<br />

University to expand the Community<br />

News Service,” said Watts, the<br />

director of the Center for Research on<br />

Vermont which houses the CNS.<br />

Watts said local news and journalistic<br />

outlets are under assault from many<br />

directions, including the White House,<br />

“fake news,” filter bubbles, and social<br />

media outlets that exploit online news<br />

without contributing<br />

to it financially<br />

or otherwise. He<br />

said there are 1,300<br />

counties that have<br />

no longer have local<br />

news coverage, according<br />

to a recent<br />

study of “news deserts.”<br />

“Never has local news been more<br />

important,” Watts said.<br />

Castleton students’ first batch of<br />

stories are now being published in local<br />

papers and posted on the Community<br />

News Service site (see Brendan Crowley’s<br />

story on page 2 of this edition).<br />

Molnar, who also taught journalism<br />

at Brooklyn College, Hunter College,<br />

Mercy College, and College of New<br />

Rochelle, said she loves the chance to<br />

work with students again and help provide<br />

needed stories for local papers.<br />

“I’m thrilled to be part of this truly<br />

win-win project. <strong>The</strong> students get to<br />

see their byline in print in several local<br />

papers, and will surely use these<br />

articles in their future job searches.<br />

Meanwhile, the papers get ready-made,<br />

excellent stories to supplement their<br />

own reporters’ efforts,” Molnar said.<br />

For more information or to see all<br />

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Vermont hemp growers in a ‘panic’<br />

over proposed federal regulations<br />

By Xander Landen/VTDigger<br />

Some Vermont hemp farmers are in a “panic” over hemp regulations proposed by the<br />

federal government this past week that would strictly regulate the amount of THC — the<br />

psychoactive chemical found in the plant when it’s harvested.<br />

<strong>The</strong> rules, released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday, Oct. 31, would<br />

bar farmers from harvesting hemp plants that have a THC concentration of more than<br />

0.3%. Under Vermont law, farmers can cultivate hemp with a THC concentration under 1%.<br />

State regulators, hemp farmers and processors are concerned that the stricter THC<br />

standard could hurt business in Vermont.<br />

Cary Giguere, an official with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets who<br />

oversees the state’s hemp program, estimated under the proposed federal rule, 70% of the<br />

crop in the state would not be in compliance.<br />

Hemp products sold in Vermont, including those containing CBD, a chemical in the<br />

plant used as an alternative medicine, must test at under 0.3% THC content.<br />

Controlling the levels of THC in hemp plants can be difficult for farmers. But hemp that<br />

has higher THC levels can be processed to remove the chemical.<br />

Giguere said it could take as long as two years for the federal government to finalize the<br />

rules, so for now, the industry will operate<br />

under Vermont’s hemp regulations.<br />

But after the federal government finalizes<br />

those rules, it will have to reexamine and<br />

re-approve Vermont’s hemp program, using<br />

its new standards.<br />

Giguere said he will be negotiating with<br />

the USDA to try to loosen some of the proposed<br />

THC regulations.<br />

Courtesy Vote Hemp<br />

Under the proposed<br />

federal rule, 70% of the<br />

crop in the state would<br />

not be in compliance.<br />

He said it seemed the hemp industry across the U.S. was in a “panic” because the<br />

proposed federal rule has stricter regulations for THC levels than what is enforced in most<br />

states.<br />

“We’re not going to condemn a crop that somebody invested a lot to grow when that<br />

THC can be mitigated through processing,” Giguere said.<br />

He said he thinks the bill was written less with farmers and more with law enforcement<br />

in mind. <strong>The</strong> regulations were promulgated after the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production<br />

of hemp at the federal level.<br />

A USDA spokesperson did not explain the reasoning behind the stricter rules. <strong>The</strong> official<br />

reiterated that the farm bill defined hemp as a cannabis plant with “a THC concentration of<br />

not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis,” but provided no further information.<br />

Rye Matthews, the co-founder of Northeast Hemp Commodities, a Middlebury company<br />

that grows and processes hemp, believes the federal regulations as proposed could<br />

damage hemp businesses — particularly small growers.<br />

“What the USDA has just released looks like they’re taking a very hard line approach<br />

that is going to completely quash the industry that had been growing,” he said. He echoed<br />

Giguere, and said that it appears that the rules were “written by law enforcement.”<br />

Under the rules, farmers who grow hemp that tests above the THC limit are required to<br />

have law enforcement officers destroy the crop. Labs that test hemp plants would have to<br />

be regulated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.<br />

Sen. John Rodgers, D-Essex/Orleans, who operates a hemp farm and was instrumental<br />

in writing Vermont’s hemp regulations, said that many hemp crops have THC levels above<br />

0.3%. Plants that are fully mature, and have the most CBD often have levels at 0.5% or 0.6%.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> 0.3 is a total, a number that means nothing,” he said. “As the CBD level climbs<br />

toward maturity, the THC generally wants to go above the 0.3.”<br />

Rodgers said he found federal regulation of the hemp industry “ludicrous and a waste of<br />

taxpayer dollars.”<br />

“This is something that can save our farmland and our Vermont farms and it can do<br />

the same throughout rural America,” Rodgers said. “But if you get the DEA and the feds<br />

involved, I just don’t see it working for the small farmer.”

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> LOCAL NEWS • 5<br />

Courtesy GMP<br />

A Green <strong>Mountain</strong> Power technician fixes wires atop an electric pole after the recent Halloween wind and rain storms.<br />

Killington to pay<br />

back $137,000 to<br />

FEMA from Irene<br />

Staff report<br />

After an appeal process, the federal government denied<br />

Killington a grant for a Tropical Storm Irene project, but<br />

decided to pay for another project.<br />

<strong>The</strong> town will have to pay FEMA back $137,000 for<br />

replacing a culvert on Stage Road following the storm<br />

in 2011, but the town won’t have to pay back $196,000 it<br />

received for replacing a Ravine Road culvert.<br />

“We got better than I thought,” Select Board member<br />

Jim Haff said.<br />

Town officials were anticipating needing to repay the<br />

full $333,000 for both projects. <strong>The</strong> unanticipated FEMA<br />

money will go to a reserve account, Haff said.<br />

Ben Rose, recovery and mitigation section chief with<br />

Vermont Emergency Management, said the issues occured<br />

when the town changed the scope of work on both<br />

culvert projects without notifying FEMA.<br />

<strong>The</strong> town replaced two culverts with larger box culverts.<br />

“It violated a condition of the grant,” Rose said. “We<br />

tried to make a case that there was notification but it was<br />

loss during a personnel transition.”<br />

Rep. Peter Welch visited Killington in January 2017 to<br />

discuss the issue with previous Town Manager Debbie<br />

Schwartz.<br />

“Congressman Welch and staff were actively involved<br />

in working with Killington to appeal FEMA’s decision,”<br />

Welch’s Communications Director Lincoln Peek said.<br />

Welch and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy also<br />

wrote a letter of support of the town to FEMA administration<br />

in September 2017.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Ravine Road stream crossing project became<br />

complex as the town sought to respond to state stream alteration<br />

standards not well aligned at that time with FEMA<br />

policies and programs,” state leaders wrote in the letter.<br />

Rose said his officed fielded over 30 appeals from Tropical<br />

Storm Irene projects.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re were a few smaller obligations, but nothing like<br />

this,” Rose said.<br />

State seeks FEMA<br />

assistance from<br />

Halloween storm<br />

<strong>The</strong> Federal Emergency Management Agency visited<br />

Vermont Tuesday <strong>Nov</strong>. 5 to assess damage from floods<br />

and winds on <strong>Nov</strong>. 1. Vermont Emergency Management<br />

Director Erica Bornemann has requested the Preliminary<br />

Damage Assessment to determine if the state qualifies for<br />

a federal major disaster declaration following the storm.<br />

Teams from the state and FEMA will visit communities<br />

in Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Lamoille, Orange,<br />

Orleans, and Washington counties beginning Tuesday.<br />

Vermont officials have initially identified more than<br />

$3 million in damages to public infrastructure around<br />

the state and assessments are ongoing. To qualify for<br />

a declaration Vermont must show at least $1 million<br />

in response and public infrastructure recovery costs.<br />

Individual counties must also show public infrastructure<br />

damages and recovery costs of $3.78 per capita, which<br />

includes restoration expenses for public utilities. FEMA<br />

must verify the damage before the governor can request a<br />

disaster declaration.<br />

A public assistance disaster declaration allows communities<br />

in declared counties to receive 75% reimbursement<br />

from the federal government for recovery costs<br />

associated with the storm. Eligible reimbursement costs<br />

include repair work on public roads and buildings, tree<br />

and debris removal from public rights of way, municipal<br />

employee time spent working on recovery, contractor<br />

help, equipment rentals, and other costs associated with<br />

the storm.<br />

<strong>The</strong> assessment teams keep moving throughout the<br />

day so a detailed schedule of where they will be and when<br />

is difficult. Media wishing to follow a team can contact<br />

Mark Bosma at 802-839-6717 to coordinate coverage with<br />

a team.<br />

Individual homeowners should report damage to their<br />

insurance company and to Vermont 2-1-1 for tracking<br />

purposes. For homeowner’s insurance questions or<br />

assistance contact the Vermont Divisions of Financial<br />

Regulation insurance division at 800-964-1784.<br />

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Local News ................................................................ 2<br />

Opinion ................................................................... 10<br />

News Briefs ............................................................. <strong>12</strong><br />

Sports ...................................................................... 13<br />

Calendar .................................................................. 14<br />

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

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

Living ADE .............................................................. 20<br />

Food Matters ........................................................... 26<br />

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

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

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

Classifieds ............................................................... 34<br />

Service Directory .................................................... 36<br />

Real Estate ............................................................... 38<br />

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<strong>The</strong> season has begun at Killington<br />

<strong>The</strong>y’ve done it again, Killington was the first to open in the East, Sunday<br />

Top left: Photo by John Everett<br />

Top right: Photo by Dave Young<br />

Middle: Photo by Martha Howe<br />

Bottom: Photo by Dave Young<br />

All photos courtesy of Killington Resort<br />

Snowmaking<br />

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Okemo<br />

and Stowe<br />

resorts<br />

A combination of<br />

world-class snowmaking<br />

and favorable<br />

temperatures have allowed<br />

both Stowe and<br />

Okemo to start making<br />

snow at higher<br />

elevations during the<br />

first weekend of <strong>Nov</strong>ember.<br />

Sister resort<br />

Mount Sunapee, in<br />

New Hampshire, will<br />

begin snowmaking<br />

soon as well.<br />

Opening day for<br />

the <strong>2019</strong>/2020 season<br />

at all three resorts<br />

has not yet been announced.<br />

Stowe and<br />

Okemo are targeting<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>. 22 as the start of<br />

winter operations,<br />

while Mount Sunapee<br />

is aiming for <strong>Nov</strong>. 27.<br />

All three resorts will<br />

commemorate their<br />

opening days with<br />

“First Chair” celebrations.<br />

Last year, Stowe<br />

and Okemo opened<br />

for the season in<br />

mid-<strong>Nov</strong>ember with<br />

top-to-bottom terrain.<br />

Efforts are being<br />

made to accomplish<br />

that again this year.

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<strong>The</strong> new home of the main post office lobby is a shining example of the Art Deco style of 1929.<br />

Rutland post office moves west<br />

By Julia Purdy<br />

On Tuesday, <strong>Nov</strong>. <strong>12</strong>, Rutlanders<br />

will buy their stamps and check<br />

their mailboxes in the U.S. Postal<br />

Service’s new lobby, located in the<br />

adjacent building locally known as<br />

the postal annex. Instead of climbing<br />

the marble steps to the older<br />

building, they will turn the other<br />

way and enter the postal annex on<br />

the parking lot side.<br />

<strong>The</strong> move was prompted by plans<br />

to convert the present<br />

post office building to<br />

federal offices.<br />

It will be a “very big<br />

move,” Postmaster<br />

Jim Ragosta told the<br />

<strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong>, but<br />

he is excited because it<br />

means a more efficient operation in<br />

a space that has been customized<br />

to post office needs as opposed to<br />

fitting into a much older building.<br />

Currently mail processing and<br />

sorting is done on the upper floor of<br />

the annex, and having everything<br />

under one roof will eliminate the<br />

need for postal workers to travel<br />

back and forth across the parking<br />

lot in all weathers.<br />

On the other hand, “It will be a<br />

shame to lose a nice marble lobby,”<br />

he admitted.<br />

All supplies, fixtures, counters<br />

and passport service will migrate to<br />

the annex over the weekend before<br />

Veterans Day. All-new mailboxes<br />

are being installed in the annex.<br />

“We have Area Maintenance<br />

employees from White River Junction<br />

who will do the move over the<br />

weekend, some guys from New<br />

Hampshire and Maine also. It will<br />

be completely vacant,” Ragosta<br />

said. “<strong>The</strong> change will have no impact<br />

on mail delivery and impact on<br />

customers will be minor. Customers<br />

will park where they usually<br />

park.”<br />

Efficiency Vermont had done an<br />

assessment from a previous project<br />

over the winter. “We have upgraded<br />

all our HVAC systems upstairs and<br />

“<strong>The</strong> hardest part is keeping it accurate<br />

historically but still retrofitting with<br />

new technology, new doors and<br />

windows,” Smith said.<br />

the downstairs has all brand-new<br />

heating and cooling heat pumps<br />

and LED lighting downstairs,” Ragosta<br />

said, adding that solar panels<br />

will not be installed. “It will be a<br />

big improvement as far as energy<br />

efficiency.”<br />

Outside, watching as workers<br />

opened a manhole in the street, site<br />

supervisor Billy Smith of Wesfield<br />

Construction explained the job.<br />

On the inside, the annex was gutted<br />

on the ground floor. An elevator,<br />

new steps and a ramp for ADA<br />

compliance have been installed.<br />

“We’re a couple of days away<br />

from finishing the main lobby, we<br />

have to do some finishing touches<br />

on the lobby and the stairway to<br />

go upstairs,” he explained. <strong>The</strong><br />

exterior of the building will remain<br />

untouched; the contractors have<br />

been coordinating with the state<br />

By Julia Purdy<br />

office of historic preservation.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> hardest part is keeping it<br />

accurate historically but still retrofitting<br />

with new technology, new<br />

doors and windows,” Smith said.<br />

Wesfield Construction is out of<br />

West Chesterfield, New Hampshire.<br />

One of its specialties is post office<br />

remodels and other public buildings.<br />

ECI (Engineers Construction<br />

Inc.) out of Williston,<br />

a recognized firm that<br />

worked on the Middlebury<br />

tunnel project, was<br />

feeding a 4-inch data<br />

line from the building<br />

to the manhole, drilling<br />

horizontally under<br />

the surface to avoid tearing up the<br />

street and sidewalk, as cars edged<br />

past the workers into the post office<br />

lot. <strong>The</strong> line connects to other data<br />

and communication lines under<br />

Rutland’s streets.<br />

<strong>The</strong> postal annex’s façade dates<br />

from 1929 and is the only example<br />

of the Art Deco decorative style in<br />

Vermont. It features glazed terra<br />

cotta blocks in colorful geometric<br />

patterns and verde antique marble<br />

insets. <strong>The</strong> ultra-large windows<br />

attest to its beginnings as an automobile<br />

showroom. <strong>The</strong> U. S. Postal<br />

Service acquired it in 1998 to house<br />

its distribution center and collaborated<br />

with the city to repair and<br />

restore the façade in 2014. Known<br />

historically as “the Cootey building,”<br />

the annex is listed in the state<br />

and national registries of historic<br />


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Achieving OUR Best for YOU<br />

Healthgrades evaluates<br />

hospital quality for<br />

conditions and procedures<br />

based solely on clinical<br />

outcomes. Hospital<br />

performance is measured<br />

for the most common<br />

in-hospital procedures and<br />

conditions and adjust for<br />

each patient’s risk factors,<br />

such as age, gender<br />

and medical condition.<br />

Healthgrades analysis is<br />

based on more than <strong>45</strong><br />

million Medicare medical<br />

claims records for the most<br />

recent three-year time<br />

period available from nearly<br />

4,500 hospitals nationwide.

Opinion<br />

10 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

OP-ED<br />

Hunting dogs:<br />

Finding a solution<br />

won’t be easy<br />

By Angelo Lynn<br />

<strong>The</strong> story of two hikers and their small dog being attacked<br />

by a pack of hunting hound dogs while hiking in<br />

the Green <strong>Mountain</strong> National Forest near the Goshen-<br />

Ripton border is as shocking as it is frightening. Frightening<br />

because the dogs surrounded and attacked the<br />

couple for much of the half hour they were under siege.<br />

Shocking because the story is such an outlier. As Game<br />

Warden Dale Whitlock said, “I’ve been a game warden<br />

since 1996 and I’ve never seen anything like this.”<br />

As repercussions from this incident sugar out, what’s<br />

key to keep in mind is that no one is suggesting this<br />

incident should pit hunters against hikers. We all understand<br />

that hunters and hikers, and others who use the<br />

trails, should have equal access to public lands.<br />

What will be at issue is the legal responsibility to<br />

maintain control over one’s hunting dogs, and how officials<br />

can assure the safety of others against any similar<br />

attack.<br />

Readers should know that state regulations allow<br />

hunting dogs, usually hounds used in the pursuit of<br />

bear, to run free from the direct control of their owners.<br />

<strong>The</strong> hounds, which are equipped with GPS dog colors,<br />

typically circle the prey and keep the prey contained (up<br />

a tree or otherwise) until the hunters arrive.<br />

<strong>The</strong> hikers involved in this particular incident are<br />

familiar with the area, have hiked in that part of the<br />

national forest for 35 years, and have come upon hunting<br />

dogs before without incident. In retelling their story,<br />

they were bold to make clear they have no argument<br />

with hunting or hunters, but also emphasize that neither<br />

should they or any other hikers or users of public lands<br />

be terrorized by dogs trained to surround their prey and<br />

attack.<br />

Few would argue with that premise. Finding a solution,<br />

however, is likely to be much more complex.<br />

Angelo Lynn is the editor and publisher of the Addison<br />

County Independent, a sister publication to the <strong>Mountain</strong><br />

<strong>Times</strong>.<br />

Beat the dead<br />

horse harder<br />

National standardized test scores drop<br />

By William J. Mathis<br />

<strong>The</strong> latest round of flagellation of dead horse flesh has<br />

been provoked by the release of the National Assessment<br />

of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores. After 20 years of<br />

overall progress, many of the scores went down. While all<br />

groups improved over the long haul, the gaps between<br />

white and other racial groups varied over time but generally<br />

remained in place.Education critics lament and<br />

proclaim, “It’s time to get tough! Let’s do some more of<br />

what didn’t work!” Meanwhile officials whisper measured<br />

words through steepled fingers saying they are “concerned,”<br />

that we must do more to ensure our students<br />

are well prepared to compete with China and “we have<br />

more work to do.” Still others claim that this exercise in<br />

numerology is helpful.<br />

Put plainly, standardized tests have no meaningful<br />

relationship with economic development and they are<br />

poor definers of learning needs. Nevertheless, the NAEP<br />

is a valuable outside way of examining trends.<br />

<strong>The</strong> scores dropped across the nation — which tells us<br />

one important thing. <strong>The</strong> causes are not found in local or<br />

Testing > 11<br />


Why does health care cost so much?<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

Why are American<br />

health care costs so high?<br />

Experts offer up an extensive<br />

menu of explanations,<br />

which other experts<br />

dispute. <strong>The</strong> answer is a<br />

lot simpler than they make<br />

it. To paraphrase James<br />

Carville, “It’s the administrative<br />

costs, stupid.”<br />

In 2011, the Commonwealth<br />

Fund reported that<br />

U.S. medical offices spent<br />

20.6 hours a week on billing<br />

issues for every physician<br />

in the office. Given<br />

that 827,261 active doctors<br />

of medicine were providing<br />

patient care in the U.S.<br />

in 2015, that’s 170,415,766<br />

total hours each week. In<br />

Ontario, billing took up<br />

only 2.5 hours a week per<br />

doctor. Had we been able<br />

to reduce our 20.6 hours<br />

to Ontario’s 2.5 hours,<br />

we would have spent<br />

149,734,241 fewer hours<br />

on billing. If you assume<br />

that the average hourly<br />

wage of the medical office<br />

person handling the billing<br />

issues is $15, a conservative<br />

assumption, that’s a<br />

savings of $2,246,013,615.<br />

And that, of course, is<br />

for one week. One week.<br />

Think about that. Over<br />

Medals of Courage<br />

a 50-week year, that’s<br />

$1<strong>12</strong>,300,680,750—more<br />

than $3<strong>45</strong> for every one of<br />

the 325 million people in<br />

America. And that’s just<br />

doctor billing waste. Add<br />

in hospital billing, insurance<br />

company billing,<br />

time spent by employers’<br />

benefit departments and<br />

by pharmacies.<br />

Just last month the<br />

medical journal JAMA<br />

published a study estimating<br />

that the “administrative<br />

complexity” of<br />

American health care was<br />

wasting $265.6 billion a<br />

year.<br />

A single payer system<br />

is the best way to reduce<br />

those costs. Maybe that’s<br />

why the experts don’t like<br />

to talk about it.<br />

Lee Russ,<br />

Bennington<br />

By Christopher Weyant, <strong>The</strong> Boston Globe<br />

School boards are unchecked<br />

Dear Editor,<br />

In an editorial, published <strong>The</strong> Founders of our<br />

Oct. 24, titled “Let small country understood this<br />

schools prove themselves” well, and their foresight<br />

Angelo Lynn writes: “Surely, has kept the last few years,<br />

when the idea of consolidated<br />

at the national level, from<br />

governance was being even more disastrous<br />

conceived in Act 46, no one than they already are. I,<br />

imagined district boards and many others, always<br />

would rule like kings.” That cringed when pro-merger<br />

is incorrect.<br />

folks would say that “we just<br />

From the very outset of need to trust our neighbors<br />

Act 46 the constant refrain and trust that school board<br />

of many of us — at Legislative<br />

members on a merged<br />

hearings, State Board board will look out for<br />

of Education meetings and everyone’s kids.”<br />

local school board meetings It’s a beautiful notion.<br />

—was that when it comes But it’s not how you set up<br />

to governance, you have a system of governance.<br />

to assume that the wrong I, and likely many others,<br />

people will eventually come fully expected the merged<br />

WRITE TO US.<br />

to power. <strong>The</strong> essential goal boards to rule like kings, and<br />

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should always be to create that’s a major reason why<br />

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On the House of Representative’s 232-196<br />

vote to approve impeachment inquiry of<br />

President Donald Trump on Oct. 31...<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Greatest Witch Hunt In<br />

American History!”<br />

Said President Donald Trump.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> House of Representatives will soon answer<br />

the fundamental question of whether it is<br />

appropriate for a president of the United States<br />

to solicit assistance for his political campaign<br />

from a foreign power while withholding from<br />

that country congressionally-approved military<br />

assistance. With today’s historic vote, we now<br />

have a clear road map on how our committee<br />

will present evidence to the House and the<br />

American people, and how the House will<br />

answer this question.”<br />

Said Rep. Peter Welch in a statement.<br />

“…surrounded by enemies and spies<br />

catching and perverting every word that<br />

falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and<br />

inventing where facts fail them.” -Thomas<br />

Jefferson’s reflections on Washington, D.C. in<br />

a letter to his daughter Martha.<br />

Some things never change, dad!’<br />

Said Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and<br />

senior advisor.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> credible allegations in the<br />

whistleblower complaint are too serious<br />

to be cheered, rushed, or dismissed out<br />

of hand, as many in Washington insist<br />

on doing.”<br />

Said Jared Golden, House Representative<br />

from Maine, supporting the gathering of facts.<br />

><br />

Water tests: Area schools now being tested<br />

from page 3<br />

campus.<br />

<strong>The</strong> school’s water has been tested<br />

monthly with the outside firm Simon<br />

Operation Services for the past two<br />

years, but this was the first time KMS was<br />

required to test<br />

for PFAs under a<br />

new state law.<br />

Act 21, which<br />

the governor<br />

signed May 16,<br />

gives until Dec.<br />

1 for all public<br />

water systems and non transient, noncommunity<br />

water systems to be tested.<br />

Bryan Redmond, the state’s drinking<br />

water and groundwater protection<br />

division director, said about 590 water<br />

systems are required to test for PFAs<br />

under the act. As of last week, only about<br />

25% had completed the test, Redmond<br />

Testing: Standardized testing focuses on the symptoms, not the cause<br />

from page 10<br />

><br />

About 590 water systems are<br />

required to test for PFAs ...<br />

As of last week, only about<br />

25% had completed the test.<br />

explained.<br />

“We have a ways to go,” he said. “We’re<br />

approaching the deadline.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> drinking water at all Windsor<br />

Central Supervisory Union schools will be<br />

tested this week.<br />

As part of the<br />

law, Redmond’s<br />

office is also<br />

required to create<br />

rules for drinking<br />

water with PFAs.<br />

A draft proposal<br />

of the rules is being presented in the<br />

State House this week, he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> draft establishes a maximum<br />

contaminant level of 20 ppt for drinking<br />

water.<br />

“We are going to gain a better understanding<br />

of the water systems in the<br />

state,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> irony is that the tests<br />

themselves show that a<br />

test based system is not a<br />

successful reform strategy.<br />

state initiatives. Something bigger is at play. Since the scores themselves do not tell us<br />

why they are low, we have to look at broad contemporary events and circumstances.<br />

This means looking at the research and related social and historical events.<br />

Such is the case with NAEP. <strong>The</strong> strongest predictor of standardized test scores is<br />

poverty. In this latest release, the biggest drops were among disadvantaged students.<br />

Sean Riordan at Stanford has compiled a data base of all school districts in the nation<br />

and found that test scores are most affected by this single construct.<br />

He goes on to note that schools are highly segregated by class and by race. In fact,<br />

society is showing signs of resegregating.Resolving these gaps is our first threshold<br />

issue. High needs children are concentrated in high poverty schools which are, on average,<br />

less effective than schools with lower poverty. In a vicious cycle, poor schools are<br />

provided lesser resources. Compounding the problem, the Census Bureau tells us the<br />

wealth gap has sharply increased across the nation. Many schools across the nation<br />

have not recovered from the 2008 fiscal crisis and the federal government has never<br />

provided the promised support for needy children.<br />

Regardless, the schools were mandated<br />

to solve the test score problem.<br />

<strong>The</strong> trouble was that the policy makers<br />

got it backwards. Poverty prevents<br />

learning. It is the threshold issue.<br />

Without resorting to what we knew,<br />

the dead horse was beaten once more<br />

with the No Child Left Behind Act.<br />

We adopted the Common Core curriculum,<br />

punished schools and fired principals and teachers whose misfortune was<br />

being assigned to a school with high concentrations of needy children. It was literally<br />

expected that a child from a broken home, hungry and with ADHD would be ready to<br />

sit down and learn quadratic equations. Nevertheless, the test-based school accountability<br />

approach emerged and still remains the dominant school philosophy. While it<br />

is claimed that successful applications exist, the research has not been found that says<br />

poverty can be overcome by beating the dead horse. <strong>The</strong> irony is that the tests themselves<br />

show that a test based system is not a successful reform strategy.<br />

Regardless of the dismal results, there is some reason to be optimistic. Policy researchers<br />

from across the spectrum agree that test based accountability has not been<br />

successful. On one end are Diane Ravitch and David Berliner who point to the lack of<br />

support provided to schools. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Michael Petrelli<br />

of the conservative CATO Institute agrees. <strong>The</strong>y further agree that we must attend to<br />

social and emotional learning.<br />

We live in troubled times. We face pathological shooters, communal activities are<br />

waning, our political establishment is wobbly and basic economic well being is threatened.<br />

We must certainly prepare the younger generations to be ready for the workforce<br />

and that means keeping a sufficient number of independent measures of academic<br />

achievement, geared to the needed skills of society. Yet, while we teach fundamentals,<br />

our most important obligation is to prepare all of our children to enhance the values<br />

of our heritage, guided by equality and democracy, as our paramount and universal<br />

values.<br />

Thankfully, the public gets it. But it will not be solved by beating a dead horse.<br />

William J. Mathis has served as a design consultant for NAEP, assisted a number of<br />

states in building assessment programs and served as the director of the New Jersey assessment<br />

program. <strong>The</strong> views expressed are his own and do not reflect the views of any<br />

group with which he is affiliated.

<strong>12</strong> • NEWS BRIEFS<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

KPAA names new volunteer<br />

and communications director<br />

Staff report<br />

<strong>The</strong> KPAA has a new<br />

employee.<br />

Krista Neary, 26, started<br />

her new job as communications<br />

and volunteer<br />

director of the Killington<br />

Pico Area Association,<br />

replacing Sarah Newell,<br />

who left to become the<br />

town recreation and after<br />

school program director.<br />

Neary will be responsible<br />

for updating the<br />

KPAA website and social<br />

media pages in addition<br />

to coordinating about 200<br />

volunteers through the local<br />

merchants ski pass program.<br />

“I’m really excited to have her on board,”<br />

said KPAA Executive Director Mike Coppinger.<br />

“She was a great fit for the position—<br />

being local and having worked at a number<br />

of businesses here. “<br />

Neary grew up in Colchester and has<br />

been living in the Killington area for six<br />

years. She was most recently a community<br />

health worker at Rutland Regional Medical<br />

Center, where she coordinated health management<br />

programs throughout Rutland<br />

County. Neary also worked as a waitress for<br />

Preston’s for three years when she moved to<br />

the area in addition to working at First Stop<br />

Ski Shop and Board Barn.<br />

Neary moved to Killington with her<br />

Krista Neary<br />

boyfriend, Wyatt Mosher,<br />

whose father owns Mosher<br />

Excavating. <strong>The</strong>y met as<br />

students at the University<br />

of Vermont through a<br />

mutual friend—First Stop<br />

owner Randy Ellis’ younger<br />

brother.<br />

Ellis, who sits on the<br />

the KPAA board, encouraged<br />

Neary to apply for the<br />

KPAA job.<br />

“She has a great personality,<br />

very welcoming,” Ellis<br />

said.<br />

Ellis said Neary worked<br />

for him for a few winters and<br />

raced on his ski bum team.<br />

“She loves Killington and Vermont in<br />

general,” he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> KPAA has about 150 members.<br />

Neary and Coppinger will plan the KPAA’s<br />

two annual events together—the Vermont<br />

Holiday Festival and Killington Wine<br />

Festival.<br />

Neary said she’s looking forward to “being<br />

immersed into the Killington community<br />

and be able to represent the small businesses.<br />

“It’s just a bit of a slower pace from where<br />

I’m from and I was really attracted to that. It’s<br />

such a close-knit community,” Neary said,<br />

adding that she likes the proximity to the<br />

resort.<br />

“And obviously snowboarding,” she said.<br />

Obituary: Kurt Burdack, age 68<br />

Kurt A. Burdack, 68,<br />

passed away peacefully<br />

Thursday, Oct. 31, at Rutland<br />

Regional Medical<br />

Center.<br />

His family will celebrate<br />

his life privately.<br />

Family and friends will<br />

meet at Killington Peak at<br />

a later date.<br />

He was born in<br />

Orange, New Jersey, on<br />

May 1, 1951, son of Arthur<br />

Walter Burdack and Bernadine Betty (Karg)<br />

Burdack. He grew up in Morris County, New<br />

Jersey and graduated from Whippany Park<br />

High School. He raised his family in Ridgewood,<br />

New Jersey for over 20 years.<br />

Strongly attracted to the spiritual life led<br />

by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Kurt Burdack<br />

attended and graduated with a B.S. from<br />

Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa.<br />

A-lifelong practitioner of transcendental<br />

meditation, he qualified as a teacher and<br />

spread the benefits of this restorative<br />

method to family and friends. He recently<br />

traveled to India to learn about the culture<br />

from which this technique arose.<br />

Burdack liked to solve others’ problems<br />

and became a commercial real estate<br />

salesman for CBRE, Inc. in 1980. Good at<br />

building long term relationships and trust<br />

with his clients, many considered Kurt<br />

a pioneer of tenant representation. He<br />

always placed the need of his clients before<br />

anything else. After 39 years at CBRE, Kurt<br />

retired in January as a senior vice president.<br />

Kurt Burdack<br />

Coworkers described him<br />

as optimistic, trustworthy,<br />

a stand-up man and a<br />

good listener. He was reliable<br />

and his big smile and<br />

wry humor will be greatly<br />

missed.<br />

Burdack loved wellengineered<br />

cars, rock music<br />

and skiing. He began<br />

regular trips to Killington<br />

in his 20s. He bought a<br />

house with a view of the<br />

mountain in 1980 and came up every time<br />

he could, vowing to reside here for retirement,<br />

which he did two years ago. He was<br />

happy with his life and friends in Vermont.<br />

Surviving are son Andrew Burdack<br />

of New York, New York; daughter Olivia<br />

Burdack of Wyckoff, New Jersey; a sister<br />

Karen Burdack of Azle, Texas; and cousins<br />

Deborah Gioioso of Red Bank, New Jersey<br />

and Mark Burdack, of Warminster, Pennsylvania.<br />

<strong>The</strong> family offers sincere appreciation to<br />

Rutland Regional Medical Center, University<br />

of Vermont Medical Center at Burlington<br />

and <strong>The</strong> Pines at Rutland as well as all<br />

the many friends who assisted us during<br />

his illness. Burdack donated his organs and<br />

thus continues to help Vermonters in medical<br />

need. Memorial contributions may be<br />

made to the American Stroke Association<br />

or Maharishi Foundation USA Inc. charities.<br />

Arrangements are by the Clifford Funeral<br />

Home in Rutland.<br />


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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> SPORTS • 13<br />

Chester boys soccer takes state D-III title for the first time<br />

Staff report<br />

In an overtime game, Green<br />

<strong>Mountain</strong> Union High School’s<br />

fourth seeded boys soccer team in<br />

Chester defeated No. 7 Mill River<br />

4-0 Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 2 to take the<br />

D-III title at Hartford’s Maxwell<br />

Athletic Complex.<br />

This was Green <strong>Mountain</strong>’s<br />

boys’ soccer team’s first state title<br />

in the school’s history.<br />

“It was awesome,” Athletic<br />

Director Todd Parah said. “It’s a<br />

very, very young team. <strong>The</strong>y just<br />

peaked at the right time.”<br />

In girls’ soccer, Proctor Union<br />

High School defeated Rivendell<br />

6-0 to take the D-IV title at Bellows<br />

Falls Union High School.<br />

Meanwhile Otter Valley Union<br />

High School’s field hockey team in<br />

Submitted<br />

Brandon was defeated by Mount<br />

Abraham 1-0 for the D-II title.<br />

Windsor defeated Stowe 3-0 at<br />

the D-III field hockey championship<br />

at the University of Vermont.<br />

Smith inducted into<br />

Middlebury Hall of Fame<br />

Leslie Smith, the<br />

daughter of Killington<br />

founder Preston Smith, was<br />

inducted into the Middlebury<br />

College Hall of Fame<br />

on <strong>Nov</strong>. 2.<br />

Smith, a member of the<br />

Middlebury College class of<br />

1983, was Middlebury’s first<br />

four-time All-American.<br />

She finished second twice<br />

in the Giant Slalom at the<br />

AIWA National Championships<br />

(1980, 1982), and<br />

placed fourth in the Slalom<br />

in 1981. Smith was a threetime<br />

All-East selection who<br />

won 10 carnival events<br />

throughout her career.<br />

She placed in the top five<br />

during 82% of her collegiate<br />

races, earning top-three<br />

finishes 65% of the time.<br />

During her last year, she<br />

was one of five skiers to represent<br />

the United States at<br />

the 1983 World University<br />

Games in Bulgaria.<br />

Prior to attending<br />

Middlebury, Smith won a<br />

Europa Cup Giant Slalom<br />

race in St. Gervais, France,<br />

catapulting her onto the<br />

Submitted<br />

Leslie Smith was inducted into the Midd Hall of Fame.<br />

world stage and the U.S. Ski<br />

Team at the age of 15, where<br />

she raced for five years. At<br />

age 17, she raced for the<br />

U.S. in the 1976 Winter<br />

Olympics in Innsbruck,<br />

Austria, competing in both<br />

the Downhill and Giant Slalom<br />

events. She became an<br />

overall Can-Am Champion<br />

in 1978.<br />

Middlebury’s Hall of<br />

Fame, founded in 2014,<br />

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performance and service of<br />

alumni, coaches, administrators,<br />

and staff dating<br />

back to the 1880s for men<br />

when baseball emerged as<br />

the first varsity sport, and<br />

back to 1934 for women<br />

when the ski team held a<br />

carnival for athletes of both<br />

genders.<br />

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14 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />


THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 6 P.M.<br />


NOV. 6<br />

Plant Rich Diet Challenge<br />

350 Rutland County announces Plant Rich Diet Challenge, <strong>Nov</strong>. 3-9.<br />

Eating a plant rich diet comes in at No. 4 out of 100 proposals for<br />

mitigating climate change. Eat less beef and more plants during this<br />

week-long challenge.<br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

6 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. 60 min. 26+ yoga; 4 p.m. bikram<br />

60; 5 p.m. IHP; 6:15 p.m. Baptiste Flow. 22 Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.com.<br />

Active Seniors Lunch<br />

<strong>12</strong> 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 />

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 />

REDC Annual Meeting<br />

5 p.m.<br />

82nd annual meeting at <strong>The</strong> MINT-Rutland’s Makerspace, 5-7 p.m. 1<strong>12</strong><br />

Quality Lane, Rutland. Celebrating business community’s accomplishments<br />

over the past year. Cocktails, apps, networking plus tours.<br />

Tickets limited: rutlandeconomy.com.<br />

Heart of Ukulele<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds informal ukulele group Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.<br />

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

Kripalu Yoga<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

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

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

Rotary Meeting<br />

6 p.m.<br />

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

friends and guests to attend weekly meeting. For <strong>Nov</strong>ember, meet at<br />

Charity’s Tavern, Killington Road, 6-8 p.m. for full dinner and fellowship.<br />

802-773-0600 to make a reservation. Dinner fee $20. KillingtonPicoRotary.org<br />


NOV. 7<br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

6 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m.Bikram 60; 9 a.m.<br />

IHP; 5 p.m. Bikram 60; 6:15 p.m. IHP. 22<br />

Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.com.<br />

Meditation Circle<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers meditation<br />

circle Thursdays, 8 a.m. 802-<strong>48</strong>3-<br />

2792. 840 Arch St., Pittsford.<br />

Playgroup<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers playgroup,<br />

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-<strong>12</strong> p.m. Birth to<br />

5 years old. Stories, crafts, snacks,<br />

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.<br />

Thursdays,10 a.m. Bring young children to<br />

enjoy stories, crafts, and playtime. 802-438-<br />

2964.<br />

Killington Bone Builders<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Bone Builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library,<br />

2998 River Rd., Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays.<br />

Free, weights supplied. 802-422-3368.<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 />

Kripalu Yoga<br />

10:30 a.m.<br />

Gentle therapeutic yoga class with Petra O’ Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness<br />

Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland. RSVP to 802-3<strong>45</strong>-<br />

5244, petraswellnessstudio@gmail.com.<br />

Vt. Backcountry Forum & Movie Premiere<br />

6 p.m.<br />

7th annual Vermont Backcountry Forum - celebrate the start of another<br />

great ski season. 6 p.m. forum doors open with potluck, bar, vendors.<br />

7 p.m. BC Community Project updates. 7:30 p.m. premiere of film<br />

“Leave Nice Tracks.” 8 p.m. raffle. catamounttrail.org. Bring a potluck<br />

item to share! Pierce Hall Community Center, Main St., Rochester.<br />

True Storytelling<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Based on NPR’s “<strong>The</strong> Moth,” storytellers get 5-7 minutes<br />

of true stories, in first person, without notes. Want<br />

to tell? Call 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2972. Or come to listen. 840 Arch<br />

St., Rutland.<br />

Bridge Club<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Thursday,<br />

6-10 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St.,<br />

Rutland. 802-773-94<strong>12</strong>.<br />

International Folk Dancing<br />

6:30 p.m.<br />

Rutland Jewish Center teaches dances<br />

with Judy. Experience/partner not needed;<br />

bring dry shoes. Ring bell if door is locked.<br />

96 Grove St., Rutland. rutlandjewishcenter.org.<br />

All Levels Yoga<br />

6:30 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center offers all level yoga<br />

class with Stefanie DeSimone, 50 minute<br />

practice. $5/ class, drop-ins welcome. 16<br />

South Main St., Rutland. Bring a mat.<br />

Meditation Group<br />

7:15 p.m.<br />

Chaffee Art Center holds meditation group<br />

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

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

FRIDAY<br />

NOV. 8<br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

6 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. bikram 90; <strong>12</strong> p.m. IHP; 5 p.m.<br />

Baptiste Flow. 22 Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.com.<br />

Level 1 Yoga<br />

8:30 a.m.<br />

Basic 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.-<strong>12</strong> p.m. Bring<br />

tools/supplies to create works of art with other inspiring artists. Open to<br />

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

Story Time<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Sherburne Memorial Library holds story time Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m.<br />

Stories, songs, activities. All ages welcome! 2998 River Road, Killington.<br />

802-422-9765.<br />

Knitting Group<br />

2 p.m.<br />

Maclure Library offers knitting group, Fridays, <strong>12</strong>-2 p.m. 802-<strong>48</strong>3-2792.<br />

840 Arch St., Pittsford.<br />

Boutique Evening<br />

4:30 p.m.<br />

Boutique Evening: Nibbles, Bobbles, & Bits. Greater Killington Women’s<br />

Club’s 3rd annual Sip Shop and Be Local at Summit Lodge, 300 Summit<br />

Road, Killington. Free admission. Prizes. This year, benefits <strong>The</strong><br />

Mentor Connector.<br />

Opening Reception<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Compass Music and Arts Center Exhibition Hall opens exhibit “Brothers<br />

in Art” featuring works of Tecari Shuman and Robert Black; painting and<br />

photography/collage, respectively. Exhibit through Dec. 8. 333 Jones<br />

Drive, Park Village, Brandon. cmacvt.org.<br />

Opening Reception<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Brandon Artists Guild kicks off holiday season with Celebrate With Art<br />

show, through Jan. 28. Reception 5-7 p.m. Pottery, paintings, jewelry,<br />

sculpture, more, exhibiting at show. 7 Center St., Brandon. brandonartistsguild.org.<br />



<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> CALENDAR • 15<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. 802-773-1404.<br />

Adult Ballet<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

For fitness, strength, and flexibility. Basic ballet exercise to help<br />

improve posture, find your center, improve core strength, improve<br />

coordination, memory, flexibility, and more. $10 suggested donation at<br />

the door. Pierce Hall, Main St., Rochester.<br />


NOV. 9<br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

7:30 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 7:30 a.m. Bikram 90; 9:30 a.m. IHP; 11 a.m.<br />

Baptiste Power Flow 75. 22 Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.<br />

com.<br />

Pancake Breakfast<br />

8 a.m.<br />

Food drive and pancake breakfast buffet at Masonic Lodge, 63 Franklin<br />

St., West Rutland. 8-11 a.m. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, home fries,<br />

corned beef hash, meats, beverages. Plus, non-perishable food drive<br />

for West Rutland Food Shelf. $9 adults, $4 for age 4-<strong>12</strong>.<br />

Fall Holiday Fair<br />

9 a.m.<br />

Vermont Farmers Market annual fall holiday fair at Holiday Inn, Route 7,<br />

Rutland. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 50+ vendors with quality crafts, specialty foods,<br />

maple products.<br />

Working Woodlands Workshop<br />

9 a.m.<br />

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park holds workshop,<br />

Climate Change: Past, Present, and Possible Futures of Global Climate.<br />

9-11 a.m. Held in Forest Center, park at Billing Farm & Museum, Old<br />

River Road, Woodstock. Free, RSVP to 802-<strong>45</strong>7-3368 ext. 222.<br />

Vermont Farmers’ Market (Rutland)<br />

9 a.m.<br />

<strong>The</strong> indoor winter market is held every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Vermont<br />

Farmers’ Food Center, 251 West St., Rutland. vtfarmersmarket.<br />

org<br />

Wellness Sampler<br />

9 a.m.<br />

Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland.<br />

Free event: 9 a.m. Kripalu Yoga, 9:<strong>45</strong> a.m. Yomassage, 10:30 a.m.<br />

Meditation, 11:15 a.m. Reiki. petraoneill.wixsite.com/petraswellnessstudio.com.<br />

Pre-register, space is limited: PetrasWellnessStudio@<br />

gmail.com or 802-3<strong>45</strong>-5244.<br />

Chittenden Story Hour<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Puppet show during story hour, “If You Give A Dog A Donut” at Chittenden<br />

Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden. Play, snack,<br />

stories, songs. Geared towards children age 5 and under, but all<br />

welcome.<br />

Q&A with Stephanie Jones<br />

11 a.m.<br />

Have questions for Vt. House Rep. Stephanie Jerome? Maclure Library<br />

welcomes her the second Saturday of each month to answer questions<br />

from the public, 11 a.m.-<strong>12</strong>:30 p.m. 840 Arch St., Pittsford.<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 />

802-773-1404.<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. 16 S. Main St., Rutland. chaffeeartcenter.org.<br />

Polar Plunge<br />

1 p.m.<br />

Ottauquechee Health Foundation’s Polar plunge, 1-4 p.m. at Kedron<br />

Valley Inn. Hot food, hot drinks, free pits, music, more. Jump, watch,<br />

or volunteer. Prizes for best costume, best team spirit, top fundraising.<br />

Tickets, info: ohfvt.org. 4778 S Rd, South Woodstock.<br />

Woodstock Vt Film Series<br />

3 p.m.<br />

Woodstock Vermont Film Series fall/winter at Billings Farm & Museum<br />

continues with “For Sama,” 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. screenings. Journey<br />

into the female experience of Syrian war. $<strong>Nov</strong>. film (discounts for<br />

members). billingsfarm.org. 69 Old River Road, Woodstock.<br />

Harvest Dinner<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Brandon Congregational Church Fellowship Hall holds harvest dinner,<br />

5-7 p.m. Seasonal foods: Roast turkey, side dishes, homemade pies.<br />

Free will offering. 1 Carver St., Brandon.<br />


SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 1 P.M.<br />

Harvest Dinner<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Grace Church Harvest Dinner, traditional turkey dinner with all the<br />

trimmings plus entertainment by Grace Church singing waiters. Tickets:<br />

$15 adults; $8 children; age 4 and under free. 802-775-4301. 8 Court<br />

St., Rutland. gracechurchvt.org.<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 />

David Nail at Paramount<br />

8 p.m.<br />

Modern country musician David Nail performs at Paramount <strong>The</strong>atre,<br />

30 Center St., Rutland. Tickets $<strong>45</strong>, paramountvt.org.<br />

SUNDAY<br />

NOV. 10<br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

9:30 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 9:30 a.m. Baptiste Power Flow; 11 a.m. IHP; 4:30<br />

p.m. Bikram 60; 5:<strong>45</strong> p.m .Yin. 22 Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.com.<br />

Youth Pancake Breakfast<br />

7:30 a.m.<br />

West Pawlet VFD holds special pancake breakfast in recognition of<br />

Vt Youth Deer Hunting Weekend. Youth hunters who provide photo or<br />

proof of deer will receive a free breakfast. 7:30-11 a.m. 2806 Vt Rt 153.<br />

$10 for ages <strong>12</strong>+; $8 for seniors age 65+; $5 age 5-11; under 5 free.<br />

KMS Feedback Meeting<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Parents, alumni, and friends of Killington <strong>Mountain</strong> School hold<br />

community meeting for feedback in search of new headmaster. KMS<br />

Conference Room. RSVP 802-422-5671 for link.<br />

Skier/Snow Enthusiast Blessing<br />

10:30 a.m.<br />

Church of Our Saviour hosts blessing, a fun way to start the winter<br />

season. Special blessing for safe, snowy, fun winter. Bring skis, boards,<br />

or any symbol of winter activity for a blessing. Refreshments follow. In<br />

conjunction with 3rd annual Coat Drive - donations accepted. Mission<br />

Farm Road, off Route 4, Killington.<br />

Live from the Met<br />

<strong>12</strong>:55 p.m.<br />

Live from the Metropolitan Opera, an encore<br />

performance of Puccini’s “Madama<br />

Butterfly.” Adults $23, students $10.<br />

Paramount <strong>The</strong>atre, 30 Center St.,<br />

Rutland. Tickets paramountvt.org.<br />

Run time, 3 hours, 30 minutes;<br />

includes 2 intermissions.<br />

Courtesy NASA<br />

Connection Support<br />

Group<br />

4:30 p.m.<br />

NAMI Vermont’s connection<br />

support group at<br />

Rutland Mental Health<br />

Services, 78 S. Main St.,<br />

Rutland. 4:30-6 p.m.<br />

First and third Sunday<br />

of each month. Free<br />

recovery support group<br />

for people living with<br />

mental illness. Learn<br />

from one another, share<br />

coping strategies, offer<br />

mutual encouragement<br />

and understanding.<br />

MONDAY<br />

NOV. 11<br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

6 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. 60<br />

min. Bikram; 4 p.m. IHP; 5 p.m. Baptiste<br />

Flow; 6:15 p.m. Bikram Beats. 22 Wales St.,<br />

Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.com.<br />

Killington Yoga<br />

8:30 a.m.<br />

Vinyasa Yoga, 8:30 a.m. at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500.<br />

3744 River Rd, Killington. killingtonyoga.com, 802-770-4101.<br />

Killington Bone Builders<br />

11 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 />

802-422-3368.<br />

Rutland Rotary<br />

<strong>12</strong> p.m.<br />

Rotary Club of Rutland meets Mondays for lunch at <strong>The</strong> Palms Restaurant.<br />

Learn more or become a member, journal@sover.net.<br />

Monday Meals<br />

<strong>12</strong> p.m.<br />

Every Monday meals at Chittenden Town Hall, <strong>12</strong> noon. Open to public,<br />

RSVP by Friday prior, 802-<strong>48</strong>3-6244. Gene Sargent. Bring your own<br />

place settings. Seniors $3.50 for 60+. Under 60, $5. No holidays. 337<br />

Holden Rd., Chittenden.<br />

Playgroup<br />

1 p.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 />

4 p.m.<br />

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Monday, <strong>12</strong>-4 p.m. in Engel Hall,<br />

Christ the King Church, <strong>12</strong> Main St., Rutland. 802-773-94<strong>12</strong>.<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 />

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Calendar<br />

from page 15<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 />

Adult Ballet<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

For fitness, strength, and flexibility. Basic ballet exercise to help<br />

improve posture, find your center, improve core strength, improve<br />

coordination, memory, flexibility, and more. $10 suggested donation at<br />

the door. Pierce Hall, Main St., Rochester.<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. 16 Evelyn St.,<br />

Rutland. Also, free classes in reading, writing, and speaking for English<br />

speakers of other languages. Ongoing.<br />


NOV. <strong>12</strong><br />

Bikram Yoga **<br />

6 a.m.<br />

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. Bikram 60 beats; 9 a.m. IHP <strong>12</strong> p.m. Baptiste<br />

Flow; 5 p.m. Bikram 60; 6:15 p.m. IHP. 22 Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.com.<br />

Experience Day at Killington<br />

9:30 a.m.<br />

Castleton University’s Resort & Hospitality Mgmt program at Killington<br />

welcomes visiting students to Experience Days at Killington Resort,<br />

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. castleton.edu to register.<br />

Mendon Bone Builders<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Mendon Bone Builders meets Tuesdays at Roadside Chapel, 1680<br />

Town Line Road, Rutland Town. 802-773-2694.<br />

Story Hour<br />

10 a.m.<br />

Fair Haven Free Library offers story hours Tuesday mornings at Fair<br />

Haven Free Library, North Main St., Fair Haven. All welcome. Stories,<br />

activities, games, crafts.<br />

Tobacco Cessation<br />

11 a.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. Tuesdays, 11<br />

a.m.-<strong>12</strong> p.m. at Heart Center, <strong>12</strong> Commons St., Rutland.<br />

Kripalu Yoga<br />

<strong>12</strong> p.m.<br />

Gentle therapeutic yoga class with Petra O’ Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness<br />

Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., Bldg 3, 3rd floor, Rutland.<br />

RSVP to 802-3<strong>45</strong>-5244, petraswellnessstudio@gmail.com.<br />

Yomassage<br />

<strong>12</strong> p.m.<br />

Delightful restorative yoga class while receiving massage<br />

with Petra O’Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness Studio.<br />

Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., bldg. 3, 3rd floor, Rutland.<br />

RSVP to 802-3<strong>45</strong>-5244, petraswellnessstudio@gmail.<br />

com<br />

Vinyasa Yoga<br />

5 p.m.<br />

Vinyasa Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury,<br />

RYT 500. 3744 River Rd, Killington. killingtonyoga.<br />

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

Level 1 Yoga<br />

5:30 p.m.<br />

Level 1 Hatha Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury,<br />

RYT 500. 3744 River Rd, Killington. killingtonyoga.<br />

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

Yomassage<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Gentle therapeutic yoga class while receiving massage<br />

with Petra O’Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness Studio.<br />

Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., bldg. 3, 3rd floor, Rutland.<br />

RSVP to 802-3<strong>45</strong>-5244, petraswellnessstudio@gmail.com<br />

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly<br />

6 p.m.<br />

TOPS meets Tuesday nights at Trinity Church in Rutland (corner of<br />

West and Church streets). Side entrance. Weigh in 4:<strong>45</strong>-5:30 p.m.<br />

Meeting 6-6:30 p.m. All welcome, stress free environment. 802-293-<br />

5279.<br />

Bereavement Group<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Pawlet Public Library hosts Great Little Halloween Parade, 10 a.m.-<br />

noon. Parents and children ages birth through grade 6. Public welcome<br />

to join parade! 9:30 a.m. line up at library; 10 a.m. parade begin, up<br />

School St. and back. Refreshments follow. 141 School St., Pawlet.<br />

pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com.<br />

Bridge Club<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Tuesday, 6-10 p.m. in Engel Hall,<br />

Christ the King Church, <strong>12</strong> Main St., Rutland. 802-773-94<strong>12</strong>.<br />

Rutland Area Toastmasters<br />

6 p.m.<br />

Develop public speaking, listening and leadership skills. Meets first<br />

and third Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. in Courcelle Building, 16 North St Ext.,<br />

Rutland. toastmasters.org, 802-775-6929. Guests welcome.<br />



SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 5:30 P.M.<br />

By Holly English-Payne<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 />

W. Rutland Historical Society Meeting<br />

6:30 p.m.<br />

Marv Elliott of Rutland Co. Audubon Society talks on changes to West<br />

Rutland Marsh, new public hiking trails. Program “<strong>The</strong> New Marsh<br />

Dream Trail.” Free, open to public. West Rutland Town Hall, 35 Marble<br />

St. Light refreshments. 802-438-2255.<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 />

><br />

Veterans’ stories: Veterans’ Town Hall gives vets a safe public space to uncork memories. Such an event was held this past Sunday in Rutland<br />

from page 1<br />

tions to escape emotional pain brought on by wartime memories.<br />

Aines, who is the associate director of veterans and military<br />

services at Community College of Vermont, said he has been<br />

sober for six years.<br />

Rob Bromley, a childhood friend of Aines, became an Army<br />

nurse in Iraq.<br />

“It was just like the T.V. show “M*A*S*H*,” except we lived in<br />

old Iraqi army barracks instead of tents,” Bromley said. “Our job<br />

was to stabilize wounded U.S. troops and ship them home as<br />

soon as possible.”<br />

Bromley said wounded Iraqis had no place to go – some were<br />

kept at the base hospital for months. <strong>The</strong>y also treated prisoners<br />

of war. Iraqi translators for the POWs wore masks and used fictitious<br />

names to hide their identity.<br />

“I got to know the locals well,” Bromley said. “<strong>The</strong>y are just<br />

like us – they like to sit around, drink tea, smoke their hookahs.”<br />

“I thought, ‘what are we doing here? Are we helping the locals,<br />

or are we harming them?’” Bromley said. “A mighty military is a<br />

big responsibility. How do you use it?”<br />

“Some people are too eager to throw our military weight<br />

around,” he said.<br />

Richard Zapinsky was studying engineering under a Reserve Officer Training Corps<br />

scholarship when he was called up. Instead of Vietnam, he was sent to Washington,<br />

D.C., where he served from 1964-69.<br />

When he was discharged, Zapinsky went back to school and began actively protesting<br />

the Vietnam war.<br />

“Somebody died for me in Vietnam because I didn’t have to go,” he said. “When<br />

Jack Jesser<br />

soldiers sign up they are young and have no idea what it’s all<br />

about. I get so depressed about what we do overseas. And now I<br />

do everything I can to promote peace.”<br />

Jack Jesser was in Vietnam for a year around 1959. He was<br />

a machine gunner and had that extra weight to carry as they<br />

struggled through the jungles.<br />

“My legs hurt so much,” Jesser said. “I would hit myself in the<br />

leg with my rifle to distract me from the pain.”<br />

“I think about the war 20 to 25 times a day,” he said. “And I<br />

have frequent nightmares about it.”<br />

Craig Popkis got his pilot’s license when he was in high school<br />

– fascinated with flying, he spent 15 years in the Air Force.<br />

“I landed a job as a pilot,” Popkis said. “But it was 1978 or 1979<br />

and the Vietnam War was winding down.”<br />

He later became a pilot for Delta Airlines and made it his<br />

career.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> military teaches cooperation, discipline and camaraderie,”<br />

Popkis said. “<strong>The</strong>se things have helped me in every job I<br />

By Curt Peterson held.”<br />

He teaches aviation related subjects at Vermont Tech.<br />

Veterans’ Town Halls were inspired by an article written<br />

by Sebastian Junger and published in Vanity Fair. <strong>The</strong> intent is to induce interaction<br />

between veterans and people who haven’t served, in an effort to support returning<br />

soldiers as they reintegrate into society.<br />

<strong>The</strong> annual events are held a week before Veterans Day, and “veterans are invited to<br />

speak, unscripted, about what their service means to them,” according to a statement<br />

in the press release.

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e-Bike professor: Finds the electric bike preferable to car-commuting<br />

from page 2<br />

possible to cover distances that you<br />

couldn’t do before, and you can ride<br />

to work reasonably clean,” she said.<br />

But making the trip to work on a<br />

bike, and doing so enjoyably, is not<br />

the only reason Palmer hopped on<br />

the electric bike. She’s also doing it<br />

for the environment, as the electric<br />

bike is much more sustainable than<br />

any car.<br />

Elect ric bikes take no gas, plug<br />

into a normal outlet, and cost a lot<br />

less to produce than the smallest<br />

car. According to Palmer, it only<br />

takes about 15 cents of electricity to<br />

charge the bike for a 50-60-mile trip.<br />

Palmer, who is pro-environment,<br />

loves that aspect of her electric bike.<br />

“This is, for me, a no-brainer.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are no emissions, there’s no<br />

gas that goes into it, it’s a win all the<br />

way around,” she said.<br />

<strong>The</strong> electric bike works in<br />

multiple ways, usually depending<br />

on which bike you buy. Some have<br />

the typical throttle that powers the<br />

motor, but the one Palmer has is<br />

different. Her bike’s motor is powered<br />

by sensing pedal movement.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pedal-assist electric bike still<br />

requires you to pedal, keeping the<br />

exercise yet making it significantly<br />

easier. And some can be used on<br />

both roads and trails.<br />

According to Palmer, electric<br />

bikes were not easy to find just a<br />

couple years ago. Yet they have<br />

begun to pop up all over.<br />

Tim Johnson, owner of Johnson<br />

and Son Bike Works in Hampton,<br />

New York, just outside of Poultney<br />

started selling electric bikes at his<br />

shop just this year.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y’re definitely on the rise<br />

quite a bit,” Johnson said. “I got<br />

into [selling electric bikes] because<br />

I just think they fit another niche of<br />

transportation … <strong>The</strong>y’re going to<br />

reach a group of people that will do<br />

something that they’re not going to<br />

do on a regular bike.”<br />

Johnson said he and his 11-yearold<br />

son were able to take a cycling<br />

trip on the electric bike from<br />

Hampton, New York to Rutland<br />

a trip that the electric bike made<br />

much easier.<br />

<strong>The</strong> important thing that Johnson<br />

wants people to know about<br />

these bikes is that you do still get<br />

physical exercise from them with<br />

the pedal-assist technology. It is not<br />

just sitting on a motorized vehicle.<br />

“I think what’s important is that<br />

it’s getting people onto bikes who<br />

normally just wouldn’t ride at all,<br />

so those people are actually getting<br />

more exercise than if they were<br />

driving a car.”<br />

Alpine Bike Works of Killington<br />

is also selling more electric bikes.<br />

Store owner Tony Accurso said<br />

that electric bike sales have been<br />

increasing.<br />

“For many, people who would<br />

not normally be able to get on a<br />

bicycle due to whatever, injury,<br />

fitness, etc., that’s one aspect of it,”<br />

he said.<br />

According to Accurso, Alpine<br />

Bike Works has been selling more<br />

electric bikes to people who are<br />

older or have had injuries.<br />

He also mentioned why some<br />

segments of the bike market would<br />

join in on the electric bike phenomena.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re’s also the other segment<br />

of the population, which is the<br />

‘enthusiasts’ market, and those<br />

enthusiasts also enjoy it for various<br />

reasons, such as they can go longer,”<br />

Accurso said.<br />

He even sold an electric bike<br />

to a cycling coach who wanted to<br />

keep up with his fastest cyclists.<br />

<strong>The</strong> bike, with pedal-assist, allowed<br />

him to do so.<br />

Randy Elles, brand director at<br />

First Stop Board Barn, another<br />

recreation shop that sells electric<br />

bikes, also said his shop has been<br />

selling more electric bikes.<br />

According to Elles, sales at his<br />

shop have “probably more than<br />

doubled” over the past couple<br />

years.<br />

For him, the best perk of the<br />

electric bike is being able to pace<br />

with people who are more experienced<br />

cyclists. He noticed this on a<br />

bicycle ride with his girlfriend and a<br />

few of her friends.<br />

“We were able to ride at the same<br />

pace and go on a ride that was<br />

probably four times longer than we<br />

would ever have gone on a regular<br />

bicycle,” Elles said. “We were laughing<br />

and getting hot and sweaty and<br />

having a great time.”<br />

He also said that it allows people<br />

to take more challenging and<br />

longer routes than they could on a<br />

regular bike.<br />

Although the usage and popularity<br />

of electric bikes have taken<br />

off of late, there are still a couple<br />

of things that could be improved.<br />

Elles hopes that Vermont will allow<br />

the use of electric bikes on more<br />

state trails.<br />

“Some of the trail systems don’t<br />

allow e-mountain-bikes, and I’m<br />

definitely an advocate for allowing<br />

these pedal-assist mountain<br />

bikes on our local trail networks,”<br />

Elles said. He mentioned that some<br />

people are avid mountain bikers,<br />

yet injury or fitness level prevents<br />

them from biking on the trails.<br />

Palmer suggested that the state<br />

of Vermont should also add bike<br />

lanes to roads.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> shoulder’s huge, but it is<br />

filled with gravel and hunks of grass<br />

and potholes,” she said. “Having<br />

bike lanes would suddenly allow<br />

people to afford a bike that can get<br />

them there on time.”<br />

With a few changes, the electric<br />

bike phenomena could continue<br />

to grow.<br />

“It’s bringing a wider range of<br />

cyclists together,” Elles said.<br />

For Palmer, it’s even more.<br />

“You’ll save money, you’ll be<br />

healthier for it, you get to steal<br />

back your commute and have a<br />

great time, and you’re helping the<br />

environment as a bonus item, that<br />

doesn’t even have to be your motivation,”<br />

she said.<br />

“You feel a little bit like a superhero.”<br />

Brendan Crowley is a student at<br />

Castleton University.<br />

By Christine Palmer<br />

Christine Palmer, a professor of natural sciences at CU rides her e-bike to work.<br />

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Blood: Explosion victim praises blood donors<br />

from page 2<br />

inspired, moved or touched by Stefanie’s story, do what so<br />

many people did for her: donate blood.”<br />

“It’s easy to forget the impacts of blood donation, but<br />

Stefanie is a living, breathing miracle,” said GOLM coorganizer<br />

and GMP Vice President Steve Costello. “With<br />

every beat of her heart, she’s a reminder of why we do this<br />

event, and why blood donations are so important.”<br />

“We look at the community and try to pull out the<br />

strengths and remind people of all the positive things,” said<br />

Mary Cohen, executive director of the Chamber. “It’s about<br />

being strong and resilient, and Stefanie is a perfect example.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> GOLM began as an ordinary blood drive but over<br />

time grew into the largest blood drive in American history,<br />

setting the national record of 2,350 pints in one day in 2013.<br />

<strong>The</strong> record still stands, and the American Red Cross has<br />

stopped doing one-day marathon drives, so the record is<br />

likely to stand for some time.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Gift-of-Life Marathon Blood Drive is now a multiday<br />

event. It will be held Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.<br />

at Castleton University; Dec. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at<br />

Rutland Regional Medical Center; Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3<br />

p.m. at RRMC; and Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the U.S.<br />

Army Reserve on Post Road in Rutland Town.<br />

10TH ANNUAL<br />

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Sat., <strong>Nov</strong>. 9 • 3 & 5:30pm<br />

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FRI. 4 - 7 PM | SAT. 9 AM - 5 PM | SUN. 9 AM - 1 PM<br />

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18 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />


DOORS OPEN 8PM • AGES 21+<br />


WED.<br />

NOV. 6<br />


6 p.m. Neshobe Country<br />

Club – Ryan Fuller<br />

PAWLET<br />

7 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Barn Restaurant<br />

and Tavern -<br />

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SAT 11.16<br />


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6 p.m. Public House –<br />

Blues Night with Arthur James<br />


6:30 p.m. One Main Tap<br />

and Grill -<br />

Open Mic with Silas McPrior<br />


9:30 p.m. Center Street<br />

Alley –<br />

Open Mic with Zach Zepson of<br />

Hamjob<br />

SAT 11.9.19<br />

* T I C K E T S O N S A L E N O W<br />




6:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Wild Fern<br />

- James VanDeuson<br />


6:30 p.m. 506 Bistro and<br />

Bar - Live Jazz Pianist<br />

THURS.<br />

NOV. 7<br />


5:30 p.m. Moguls Sports<br />

Pub – Duane Carleton<br />

6 p.m. Liquid Art –<br />

Open Mic<br />


7 p.m. Taps Tavern –<br />

Aaron Audet<br />


7 p.m. Public House –<br />

Trivia<br />


7 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Hay Loft at<br />

Artistree - Open Mic with<br />

Chris Curtis<br />

FRI.<br />

NOV. 8<br />


7:30 p.m. Town Hall –<br />

Other Desert Cities<br />


6 p.m. Iron Lantern –<br />

Ryan Fuller<br />


7 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Foundry –<br />

Joey Leone solo<br />

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub – McMurphys<br />

9 p.m. Jax Food and<br />

Games –<br />

King Arthur Junior<br />

9 p.m. Moguls Sports<br />

Pub –<br />

DJ Dave’s All Request Dance<br />

Party<br />

PAWLET<br />

7 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Barn<br />

Restaurant and Tavern –<br />

Live Music<br />


7 p.m. Taps Tavern –<br />

Mean Waltons<br />


7 p.m. Public House –<br />

Ruby Street<br />


6 p.m. Southside<br />

Steakhouse –<br />

Back to the 80’s Charity Karaoke<br />

Contest with DJ Greg<br />

7:30 p.m. Hop ‘n’ Moose<br />

– Aaron Audet<br />

9:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Venue -<br />

Karaoke with Jess<br />

10 p.m. Center Street<br />

Alley - DJ Dirty D<br />


7 p.m. Wild Fern –<br />

Phil Henry and Jimmy Kalb<br />

SAT.<br />

NOV. 9<br />


7:30 p.m. Town Hall –<br />

Other Desert Cities<br />

BETHEL<br />

7 p.m. Babes Bar –<br />

Bow Thayer<br />


6 p.m. Iron Lantern –<br />

Phil Harrington<br />


7:30 p.m. Town Hall –<br />

Dissippated Eight<br />


10 a.m. North Ridge<br />

Quad –<br />

Ski/Ride Lift Party with DJ Dave<br />

7 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Foundry –<br />

Live Music<br />

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub – McMurphys<br />

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel<br />

Nightclub – Radio Tokyo<br />

9 p.m. Moguls Sports<br />

Pub – Fiddle Witch<br />

MENDON<br />

6 p.m. Flannels –<br />

Wayne Canney<br />


7 p.m. Public House –<br />

Rose Hip Jam<br />


5:30 p.m. Grace Congregational<br />

Church –<br />

Harvest Dinner with the Grace<br />

Church Singing Waiters<br />

9 p.m. Center Street Alley<br />

- DJ Mega<br />

9:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Hide-A-<br />

Way Tavern –<br />

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T<br />

SUN.<br />

NOV. 10<br />


2 p.m. Town Hall –<br />

Other Desert Cities<br />


1:30 p.m. Town Hall –<br />

No Strings Marionettes<br />


5 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Foundry -<br />

Jazz Night with the Summit Pond<br />

Quartet<br />

7 p.m. Moguls Sports<br />

Pub – Duane Carleton<br />

9 p.m. Jax Food and<br />

Games –<br />

<strong>The</strong> Idiots<br />


4 p.m. Public House –<br />

Kevin Atkinson<br />


7 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Hide-A-Way<br />

Tavern – Phil Harrington<br />

9:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Venue –<br />

Open Mic<br />


<strong>12</strong> p.m. Wild Fern -<br />

Cigar Box Brunch w/ Rick<br />

Redington<br />

1 p.m. Wild Fern -<br />

<strong>The</strong> People’s Jam<br />

MON.<br />

NOV. 11<br />

LUDLOW<br />

8 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Killarney -<br />

Open Mic with Silas McPrior<br />

TUES.<br />

NOV. <strong>12</strong><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 />


7 p.m. Taps Tavern -<br />

Open Bluegrass Jam Hosted by<br />

Fiddle Witch<br />


6 p.m. Public House –<br />

Open Mic with Jim Yeager<br />


9:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Hide-A-<br />

Way Tavern -<br />

Open Mic with Krishna Guthrie<br />

9:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> Venue -<br />

Karaoke with Jess

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> ROCKIN’ THE REGION • 19<br />

New York’s Brotality makes their Vermont debut<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 16, at <strong>The</strong> Howlin’ Mouse Record Store<br />

at 7 p.m. with Rutland’s own Max Crowley opening up<br />

the show. <strong>The</strong>y’re trying to bring metal to the masses,<br />

while spreading faith and love. Brotality was formed<br />

by brothers Bryce Maopolski, 17, on guitar and vocals<br />

and Reece Maopolski, 15, on bass and vocals. <strong>The</strong>y’re<br />

joined by friend Liam Fenton, 14, on drums and vocals.<br />

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bryce Maopolski.<br />

I knew nothing about them, so I was pleasantly<br />

surprised to find out how young they are and that<br />

they’re a faith-based band. That’s fascinating!<br />

<strong>The</strong> Maopolski brothers are from Narrowsburg,<br />

New York, on the Pennsylvania<br />

border and Liam Fenton lives<br />

an hour away in the Scranton<br />

area. <strong>The</strong> brothers met Fenton<br />

when they were recording in<br />

a studio. <strong>The</strong> engineer knew<br />

them all and asked them to<br />

come lay down some parts on<br />

a song. Bryce Maopolski said,<br />

Rockin’ the<br />

Region<br />

By DJ Dave<br />

Hoffenberg<br />

“We saw what a killer drummer<br />

he was so we asked if he<br />

wanted to get some stuff going<br />

and that’s how Brotality was<br />

born.” Brotality’s only been<br />

around since March 2018 but<br />

already has 1,500 followers on<br />

Facebook. <strong>The</strong>y’re looking forward to this show. Bryce<br />

said, “We’re super stoked and excited to get up north<br />

to Vermont. We hear great things about <strong>The</strong> Howlin’<br />

Mouse.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>y call themselves Brotality because of the two<br />

brothers but also because they’re all brothers in their<br />

faith in Jesus and making brutal music.<br />

Bryce described their show, “<strong>The</strong>re’s a lot of genres<br />

of metal but we consider ourselves just a straight<br />

up metal band because we have influences from so<br />

many genres and bands. You hear that in our music.<br />

We like to put on a super energetic live show and have<br />

fun with the crowd.”<br />

I don’t consider myself a “Metal Guy” but do listen<br />

from time to time. I checked them out on Facebook<br />

Rockin’ <strong>The</strong> Region with Brotality<br />

and was impressed with them from the first video I<br />

watched. <strong>The</strong>y have a bright future in metal.<br />

A few years before Brotality the brothers were in<br />

“Breach the Barrier,” a classic rock cover band. Bryce<br />

said, “Others in the<br />

band weren’t into the<br />

really heavy stuff. Reece<br />

and I were both writing<br />

music and knew that we<br />

needed another place to<br />

put our originals.” After<br />

meeting Fenton, they<br />

knew they were the perfect trio to express that music.<br />

Bryce does a lot of the song and riff writing, Reece<br />

most of the lyrics and Liam writes all his drum parts.<br />

Bryce said, “Sometimes I’ll have inspiration from<br />

a song I heard and I’ll want to create something that’s<br />

just as epic. I’ll sit down and try and write my own<br />

version of an awesome song. Sometimes I’ll pick up<br />

the guitar and mess around with stuff I know or use<br />

the theory I know in my head to try and formulate a<br />

song.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>y play classic metal covers and originals and<br />

have two EP’s to their credit. <strong>The</strong> first one, “Hypernova,”<br />

was released late in 2018 and the second,<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Provocation,” was released in March <strong>2019</strong>. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

released a single, “Legion Falls,” this past September.<br />

That’s Bryce’s favorite because it’s hard hitting the<br />

entire way through with a great solo. <strong>The</strong>y’re releasing<br />

another single, “Prisoners of the Abyss” on <strong>Nov</strong>. 8.<br />

That is a lot of music for such a young band.<br />

<strong>The</strong> band’s biggest musical influences are Mastodon<br />

and Megadeath. <strong>The</strong>y also draw influences<br />

from Judas Priest and Alice Cooper. <strong>The</strong> boys draw<br />

immediate influences from their dads. <strong>The</strong> brothers’<br />

dad, Paul, is a guitarist and bass player and Liam’s is a<br />

drummer, so they all learned their craft at home. Paul<br />

also manages the band. <strong>The</strong>y all started taking their<br />

instruments seriously when they were 7 but Liam<br />

started drumming when he was 2 years old. Bryce<br />

said, “I always thought it was super cool that my Dad<br />

could play covers of songs that I liked. <strong>The</strong>y got me a<br />

guitar for my 7th birthday and I thought it was super<br />

cool that maybe I could learn that one day. My dad<br />

taught me the fundamentals<br />

in the beginning.”<br />

Paul and his sons<br />

all play in their church<br />

band at White Mills<br />

Community Church<br />

in Pennsylvania. Bryce<br />

said, “We love playing<br />

there.”<br />

Brotality’s hearts are<br />

definitely in the right<br />

place. <strong>The</strong>y support<br />

Heartsupport, an organization<br />

that helps<br />

those struggling with<br />

addiction, anxiety, selfharm<br />

or depression.<br />

Reece said, “Heartsupport<br />

is so amazing.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> band got to<br />

meet founder Jake<br />

Luhrs who is the front<br />

man of August Burns<br />

Red, a band Bryce said<br />

is one of the best metal<br />

bands ever. <strong>The</strong>y all<br />

said he’s been a great<br />

Submitted<br />

Brotality, a heavy metal faith-based band formed by teenagers, will play locally <strong>Nov</strong>. 16.<br />

“We like to put on a super energetic<br />

live show and have fun with the<br />

crowd,” said Bryce Maopolski.<br />

inspiration. Reece<br />

added, “Heartsupport<br />

not only inspires us as<br />

people but also as a band. Our mission as a band is to<br />

be a light in the darkness and Heartsupport is exactly<br />

that.”<br />

You can find them on all the socials and their music<br />

is available on all platforms.<br />

<strong>The</strong> band loves being<br />

able to release energy<br />

on stage. Bryce said, “We<br />

get to spread the love of<br />

guitar and music through<br />

stage. Ending a show<br />

completely covered in<br />

sweat and knowing we just had the most fun up there<br />

and had a killer time is awesome.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> band’s favorite thing is being able to share<br />

their message of hope and love through God.<br />




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20 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

This week’s living Arts, Dining and Entertainment!<br />

Submitted<br />

Left to right: “Tangled<br />

Branches” photograph<br />

on kite form by Winslow<br />

Colwell; “Saint of<br />

Garlic” mixed media<br />

by Ashley Wolff; and<br />

“Breaking the Trail”<br />

in colored pencil by<br />

Catherine Palmer.<br />

Below: Soft Toys” by<br />

Judith Reilly.<br />

Celebrate with Art in Brandon<br />

Friday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 8 at 5 p.m. —BRANDON—Join the Brandon Artists Guild<br />

in celebrating with art this holiday season. All are welcome to join the<br />

opening celebration on <strong>Nov</strong>. 8 from 5-7 p.m. and pick up an affordable<br />

one-of-a-kind arts and crafts piece from the gallery.<br />

“Art makes a great gift, but buying art for someone else can be a little<br />

intimidating,” Wenda Curtis, jewelry designer and Guild board member,<br />

admits. “So this year we’re focusing on affordable, approachable – and<br />

fun – pieces. <strong>The</strong> kind of work that makes people smile.”<br />

“For Celebrate with Art we’ve invited Guild artists to work outside<br />

the media that they’re used to,” Curtis explained. “A potter might try<br />

painting. Or a jeweler might try sculpture. It’ll be exciting to see what<br />

everyone comes up with.”<br />

In addition to the Celebrate with Art show, the BAG also welcomes<br />

three new member-artists. Catherine Palmer works in colored pencils;<br />

Michael DiMeola is a photographer; and Winslow Colwell combines<br />

photography with kite forms. <strong>The</strong> BAG debut of these artists’ work<br />

coincides with the opening of the holiday show.<br />

<strong>The</strong> show continues through Jan. 28 at the Guild Gallery, 7<br />

Center Street, Brandon. For more information call 802-247-5946.<br />

WEDNESDAYS $10 Burgers<br />

THURSDAYS 50¢ Wings<br />

SUNDAYS $4 Selected Drafts<br />

$3 Gourmet Hot Dogs<br />

50¢ Wings All Night<br />

$3 TACOS 3P–6P DAILY<br />

WED & THU 3PM-9PM • FRI 3PM-10PM<br />

SAT & SUN <strong>12</strong>PM-10PM<br />

Ludlow PD presents<br />

on drug trends and<br />

marijuana laws<br />

Wednesday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 6 at 6 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—On<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>. 6, Detective Richard King will give a community<br />

presentation on drug trends and the new marijuana<br />

laws in the Woodstock Union High School Middle<br />

School library. King has been a Drug Recognition Expert<br />

(DRE) with the Ludlow Police Dept. for over 10 years.<br />

<strong>The</strong> focus will be on vaping, and THC concentrates such<br />

as dabs, butter and edibles, as well as the new marijuana<br />

laws and raising of the age limit to 21 for tobacco smoking<br />

and vaping products. Snacks and dinner will be provided.<br />

RSVP to aluke@wcsu.net or 802-<strong>45</strong>7-1317 x1163.<br />

R.A.S.T.A. hosts Vermont<br />

backcountry forum and<br />

movie premiere<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong> 7,<br />

at 6 p.m.—ROCHES-<br />

TER—<strong>The</strong> world premiere<br />

of “Leave Nice<br />

Tracks” comes to Pierce<br />

Hall in Rochester on<br />

Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 7. <strong>The</strong><br />

doors open at 6 p.m. with<br />

a potluck, vendors and<br />

bar. Bent Hill Brewery<br />

has provided some<br />

Backcountry Stash Ale<br />

in commemorative<br />

cans. Bring a<br />

potluck item<br />

to share, or<br />

a pot of your<br />

homemade<br />

chili for a<br />

chance to win<br />

a prize and<br />

the title of best<br />

backcountry<br />

chili.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Catamount<br />

Trail Association<br />

will give<br />

updates on it and<br />

its six backcountry<br />

partners, and then<br />

the movie will show<br />

at 7:30 p.m. <strong>The</strong> evening<br />

will conclude with a<br />

raffle, including several<br />

pairs of skis. If you can’t<br />

make the event, but want<br />

a chance at winning a pair<br />

of custom Parlor Skis with<br />

RASTA graphics, you can<br />

purchase tickets online<br />

at rastavt.org.<br />

All proceeds go towards<br />

more backcountry<br />


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> LIVING ADE • 21<br />

Women’s<br />

Club hosts<br />

holiday<br />

boutique<br />

fundraiser<br />

Climate Change talk held at Billings Farm<br />

Past, present and possible future of global climate discussed<br />

Saturday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 9, at 9 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—Climate change science is complicated and<br />

can often be confusing. Join NPS Science Communication Specialist Ed Sharron for a twohour<br />

presentation that explores Earth’s past, current, and possible future climate. Also learn<br />

about the latest findings and most promising ways being explored to drastically reduce our<br />

climate changing greenhouse gas emissions. Questions encouraged and welcomed.<br />

This free event is co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event will be held in the Forest Center of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National<br />

Historic Park in Woodstock. Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow<br />

lot, located on Old River Road.<br />

Please pre-register as space is limited. To register or learn more call 802-<strong>45</strong>7-3368 x222.<br />

Friday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 8 at 4:30<br />

p.m.—KILLINGTON—<br />

<strong>The</strong> Greater Killington<br />

Women’s Club is sponsoring<br />

its 3rd annual “Nibbles,<br />

Bobbles & Bits” Boutique<br />

Evening fundraiser at the<br />

Summit Lodge in Killington.<br />

This is a pre-holiday<br />

shopping and social soiree<br />

with a variety of local micro<br />

vendors. Doors open<br />

at 4:30 p.m. for attendees<br />

to browse, shop, mingle<br />

and win prizes - all for a<br />

good cause! Raffle tickets<br />

will be sold for the opportunity<br />

to win fabulous<br />

prizes donated by vendors<br />

.Proceeds will benefit<br />

<strong>The</strong> Mentor Connector of<br />

Rutland County serving<br />

at-risk youth. General<br />

admission is free, light refreshments<br />

will be served<br />

and a cash bar is available.<br />

For more information visit<br />

swcvt.com.<br />



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A picturesque view looking north across the West Rutland Marsh on a sunny late summer day.<br />

Rutland County Audubon introduces<br />

West Rutland Marsh Dream Trail<br />

Submitted<br />

Tuesday, <strong>Nov</strong>. <strong>12</strong> at 6:30 p.m.—WEST RUTLAND—Marv Elliott from Rutland County Audubon will present<br />

a talk titled “<strong>The</strong> New Marsh Dream Trail” at the West Rutland Town Hall. <strong>The</strong> talk will include some history<br />

of Audubon activities at the West Rutland Marsh and finish with a description of the trail plans. After 18 years<br />

of monthly walks, including the increasingly busy Whipple Hollow Road, this planned trail is a now a realistic<br />

dream that is just getting started. Open to the public. For more information visit rutlandcountyaudubon.org.<br />

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NOON<br />

Submitted<br />

Skier and snow enthusiast blessing<br />

kicks off coat drive<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>.<br />

10<br />

Sunday <strong>Nov</strong>. 10, at 10:30 a.m—KILLINGTON—Skiers and snow enthusiasts alike are<br />

invited to gather at Church of Our Saviour at Mission Farm on <strong>Nov</strong>. 10 for the annual<br />

blessing to welcome a safe, snowy and fun winter. Bring your skis, boards or any other<br />

winter gear for a blessing at 10:30 a.m., with coffee and refreshments to follow.<br />

<strong>The</strong> event will also mark the beginning of the 3rd annual coat drive. All types of<br />

coats and winter outerwear (new or clean, gently-used) will be accepted. Donations<br />

will be given to Vermont Adaptive Ski Program or Rutland Open Door Mission. Cash<br />

donations will be used to purchase outerwear for our neighbors in need.<br />

If you are unable to make the Sunday Blessing, you may drop off items in the church<br />

lobby Friday-Monday morning, <strong>Nov</strong>. 8-11. Church of Our Saviour is located at 316 Mission<br />

Farm Road, across from the Killington Skyeship Gondola. For more information<br />

call 422-9064, or email cosvt@vermontel.<br />

Learn about Castleton’s Resort & Hospitality<br />

Management program at Killington<br />

Tuesday, <strong>Nov</strong>. <strong>12</strong> at 9:30 a.m.—KILLINGTON—Castleton University has held a series of Information Sessions and<br />

Experience Days at its new Resort & Hospitality Management campus in Killington over the past month.<br />

Experience Days are a great opportunity for interested prospective students to experience<br />

the day-to-day activities of students in Castleton University’s Resort & Hospitality Management<br />

program at Killington. You will have the opportunity to attend classes, meet<br />

with faculty and current students, and learn about admissions and financial aid.<br />

As a visiting student, you have the option of spending the night in the Castleton<br />

Lodge with current students before or after the program. This program also includes<br />

the option for you and your guests to have a little fun while at Killington. <strong>The</strong> final<br />

experience Killington Day is Tuesday, <strong>Nov</strong>. <strong>12</strong>.<br />

Information Sessions provide the opportunity for students interested in Resort<br />

& Hospitality Management to meet with faculty and current students, tour program<br />

facilities, and learn about admissions and financial aid. <strong>The</strong> final Experience Day for<br />

<strong>2019</strong> is Saturday, Dec. 7.<br />

To register go to castleton.edu/visit.<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>.<br />


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Entry Form<br />

for <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong>’<br />

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Name ____________________<br />

Town ____________________<br />

*For ages 0-99 +<br />

‘Color Me’ Contest<br />

You can post your best coloring on our<br />

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handle: @themountaintimes<br />

Or send your<br />

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24 • LIVING ADE<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Food Network names Wayside Restaurant’s maple<br />

cream pie the iconic pie for Vermont<br />

<strong>The</strong> Wayside Restaurant’s maple<br />

cream pie has been selected by the<br />

Food Network as Vermont’s iconic<br />

pie. As we all know, pie is so much<br />

more than just a dessert. <strong>The</strong>re’s a<br />

feeling of nostalgia and comfort in<br />

every bite, not to mention a strong<br />

sense of place. Turns out you can<br />

learn a lot about a state’s agricultural<br />

and historical traditions by eating<br />

its pie.<br />

Located in Berlin on the Barre-<br />

Montpelier<br />

Road for<br />

the past 101<br />

years, the<br />

Wayside<br />

has become<br />

known for its<br />

homemade<br />

pies. <strong>The</strong> award-winning maple<br />

cream pie is a not too sweet custardlike<br />

pie, lightly laced with very<br />

flavorful dark maple syrup. Slices<br />

served in the restaurant are topped<br />

with a dollop of real whipped cream.<br />

Whole pies can be ordered in advance<br />

for a favorite family gathering.<br />

“When we got the call from the<br />

Food Network, we couldn’t believe<br />

it,” said co-owners Brian and Karen<br />

Zecchinelli. “It’s a great tribute<br />

For the past 101 years,<br />

the Wayside has<br />

become known for its<br />

homemade pies.<br />

to our old-fashioned recipes and<br />

our modern day bakers that are<br />

committed to keeping Vermont’s<br />

longstanding baking traditions alive<br />

and well!”<br />

Vermont is the nation’s leader in<br />

maple syrup production, accounting<br />

for approximately 6% of the world’s<br />

supply of the sticky sweet stuff<br />

(second only to Quebec Province,<br />

which pumps out an astounding<br />

75% of the world’s supply!). So it’s no<br />

surprise Vermont<br />

has developed so<br />

many delicious<br />

ways to consume<br />

maple syrup.<br />

Travel across<br />

the country and<br />

you’ll find pies at<br />

roadside diners, orchards, bakeries,<br />

hotels, church potlucks—you really<br />

can’t travel very far without bumping<br />

into a pie. <strong>The</strong> Food Network<br />

has identified pies in each of the<br />

50 states that are worthy of a taste.<br />

To learn more about the other 49<br />

iconic pies in America go to the “50<br />

States of Pie” at foodnetwork.com/<br />

restaurants/photos/50-states-ofpie<br />

and start planning your cross<br />

country trip!<br />

Chef and kitchen staff of Wayside Restaurant in Berlin, celebrating after their selection.<br />

Submitted<br />


Solutions > 34<br />

“Some of the days in<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember carry the whole<br />

memory of summer as a<br />

fire opal carries the color<br />

of moonrise.”<br />

- Gladys Taber<br />

SUDOKU<br />

Solutions > 34<br />

How to Play<br />

Each block is divided by its own matrix<br />

of nine cells. <strong>The</strong> rule for solving Sudoku<br />

puzzles are very simple. Each row,<br />

column and block, must contain one of<br />

the numbers from “1” to “9”. No number<br />

may appear more than once in any row,<br />

column, or block. When you’ve filled the<br />

entire grid the puzzle is solved.<br />

made you look.<br />

imagine what space<br />

can do for you.<br />


1. Flat-topped hill<br />

5. Fire usually accompanies<br />

it<br />

10. Talked<br />

<strong>12</strong>. Skillset<br />

14. Unembarrassed<br />

16. Where teens<br />

spend their days<br />

18. Boxing’s GOAT<br />

19. Used to anoint<br />

20. Rust fungi<br />

22. Panthers’ signal<br />

caller<br />

23. Forests have lots<br />

of them<br />

25. Lentils<br />

26. One’s self-esteem<br />

27. Where you<br />

entered the world<br />

(abbr.)<br />

28. High school test<br />

30. Large, flightless<br />

bird<br />

31. Expectorated<br />

33. Some practice it<br />

35. Prickly shrub<br />

37. French river<br />

38. Told on<br />

40. Steep hillside<br />

41. Peyton’s little<br />

brother<br />

42. Soviet Socialist<br />

Republic<br />

44. Welsh river<br />

<strong>45</strong>. Witness<br />

<strong>48</strong>. Brews<br />

50. Orange-brown<br />

52. Separates DNA<br />

and RNA<br />

53. Mexican agave<br />

55. Self-contained<br />

aircraft unit<br />

56. Encourage<br />

57. Atomic #52 (abbr.)<br />

58. About latitude<br />

63. Trivial gadget<br />

65. Film a scene<br />

again<br />

66. Small blisters<br />

67. Dark brown<br />


1. Advanced degree<br />

2. Goes with flow<br />

3. <strong>The</strong> Caspian is<br />

one<br />

4. Accumulate on the<br />

surface of<br />

5. Vascular systems<br />

or plants<br />

6. A popular kids<br />

magazine<br />

7. __ podrida: spicy<br />

Spanish stew<br />

8. Vandalized a car<br />

9. Prefix meaning<br />

“within”<br />

10. Soviet labor camp<br />

system<br />

11. Strong hostilities<br />

13. B complex vitamin<br />

15. Go quickly<br />

17. Toast<br />

18. A team’s best<br />

pitcher<br />

21. A Philly culinary<br />

special<br />

23. Small child<br />

24. Unhappy<br />

27. Trims by cutting<br />

29. Weepy<br />

32. It might be on the<br />

back<br />

34. Spy organization<br />

35. Female body part<br />

36. Came back from<br />

behind<br />

39. Fall back or<br />

spring forward<br />

40. Famed traveling<br />

journalist<br />

43. Where the current<br />

is fast<br />

44. Withstand<br />

46. A Philly football<br />

player<br />

47. Records brain<br />

activity<br />

49. Aromatic powder<br />

51. Circular panpipe<br />

54. Ship as cargo<br />

59. Bar bill<br />

60. Adult female<br />

61. OJ trial judge<br />

62. One’s grandmother<br />

64. Hot, massive star<br />

Mounta in <strong>Times</strong><br />

802.422.2399 • mountaintimes.info

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> LIVING ADE • 25<br />

Brothers in Art on display in Brandon<br />

Friday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 8, at 5 p.m.—BRANDON—<br />

Tecari Shuman and Robert Black join<br />

forces on their mission to inspire a more<br />

creative and loving world. Though the<br />

artists use different mediums - Shuman<br />

a painter and Black in photography and<br />

collage, both only came to embrace their<br />

artistic gifts later in life. And now they have<br />

teamed up for the show Brothers in Art.<br />

Shuman and Black first encountered<br />

each other in a chance meeting about<br />

four years ago that has led to a firm<br />

and continuing friendship. At this<br />

time Shuman was combating postpolio<br />

syndrome and the beginnings of<br />

Parkinson’s. Recognizing a kindred soul<br />

Black felt impelled to suggest to Shuman<br />

that art was the way to rekindle his<br />

creative passions. As Shuman ventured<br />

tentatively into painting Black became<br />

motivated to renew his own artistic<br />

exploration of collage. From this sharing<br />

each became a student and tutor for the<br />

other and the rest is history.<br />

Shuman and Black’s exhibit, Brothers<br />

in Art, will be on display in the Compass<br />

Music and Arts Center Exhibition Hall<br />

from <strong>Nov</strong>. 8 to Dec. 7 with an opening<br />

reception on Friday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 8 starting at 5<br />

p.m. <strong>The</strong> Compass Center is located at<br />

333 Jones Drive, Park Village, Brandon.<br />

Hours are Monday through Saturday,<br />

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 802-247-4295 or<br />

visit cmacvt.org.<br />

“4th Grade” collages (top) by Robert Black; and “Be Kind” collage (bottom) by Robert Black.<br />

Inn at t<br />

L ng g TrailT<br />

Submitted<br />

McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub<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 />

Delicious pub menu with<br />

an Irish flavor<br />

Monday - Friday<br />

open at 3pm daily<br />

Saturday & Sunday 11:30am<br />

LIVE MUSIC 7:30PM<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember 8 th & 9 th -<br />


Food Matters<br />

26 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Vermont<br />

Gift Shop<br />

(802) 773-2738<br />

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner<br />



Celebrating our 74th year!<br />

Open Daily 6:30 a.m.<br />


CO-OP<br />

grocery<br />

I<br />

household goods<br />

77 Wales St<br />

• A Farm to Table Restaurant<br />

• Handcut Steaks, Filets & Fish<br />

• All Baking Done on Premises<br />

Specials<br />

Daily<br />

produce<br />

health and beauty<br />

JONES<br />

DONUTS<br />

open wed. - sun. 5 to <strong>12</strong><br />

closed mon. + tues.<br />

23 West St, Rutland<br />

802-773-7810<br />

Culinary<br />

Institute of<br />

America<br />

Alum<br />

WED, THURS & SUN - 5:00-9:00<br />

FRI & SAT - 5:00-10:30<br />

• Over 20 wines by the glass<br />

• Great Bar Dining<br />

• Freshly made pasta<br />

Sundays half price wines by the glass<br />

All entrées include two sides and soup or salad<br />

422-4030 • 2820 KILLINGTON RD.<br />


“Jones Donuts and Bakery is a<br />

must stop if you reside or simply<br />

come to visit Rutland. <strong>The</strong>y have<br />

been an institution in the community<br />

and are simply the best.”<br />

Back Country Café<br />

<strong>The</strong> 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 />

Casey’s Caboose<br />

Come for fun, amazing food, great drinks, and<br />

wonderful people. A full bar fantastic wines and<br />

the largest selection of craft beers with 21 on tap.<br />

Our chefs create fresh, healthy and interesting<br />

cuisine. Try our steaks or our gourmet burgers<br />

made with 100% Vermont ground beef, U.S. lamb or home-grown pork— we<br />

have 17 burgers on our menu! Try our famous mac n’ cheese with or without<br />

lobster. Yes! the train is still running... 802-422-3795<br />

Charity’s<br />

A saloon inspired eatery boasting over<br />

a century of history! Home to Charity’s<br />

world-famous French onion soup, craft<br />

beer and cocktails, and gourmet hot dogs,<br />

tacos and burgers. It’s no wonder all trails lead to Charity’s. charitystavern.com<br />

802-422-3800<br />

Choices Restaurant<br />

& Rotisserie<br />

Chef-owned, Choices Restaurant and<br />

Rotisserie was named 20<strong>12</strong> 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 />

Dream Maker Bakers<br />

Dream Maker Bakers is an all-butter, from-scratch<br />

bakery making breads, bagels, croissants, cakes and<br />

more daily. It serves soups, salads and sandwiches<br />

and offers seating with free Wifi and air-conditioning.<br />

at 5501 US Route 4, Killington, VT. Open Thurs.-<br />

Mon. 6:30 a.m.-3p.m. No time to wait? Call ahead. dreammakerbakers.com<br />

802-422-5950<br />

Open<br />

Thurs. - Mon. 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.<br />

Check out our NEW dining area!<br />

All butter from scratch bakery making<br />

breads, bagels, croissants, cakes and more.<br />

Now serving soup, salad and sandwiches....<br />

seating with Wifi and AC.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Foundry<br />

at Summit Pond<br />

<strong>The</strong> Foundry, Killington’s premier dining<br />

destination, offers fine cuisine in a stunning<br />

scenic setting. Waterside seating<br />

welcomes you to relax and enjoy craft beer and wines selected by the house<br />

sommelier. Impeccable, chef-driven cuisine features locally sourced meats<br />

and cheeses, the freshest seafood, homemade pastas and so much more.<br />

foundrykillington.com 802-422-5335<br />

McGrath’s<br />

Irish Pub<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? <strong>The</strong>y 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 />

Killington’s hometown bar offering weekly<br />

live entertainment, incredible food and an<br />

extensive selection of locally crafted beers.<br />

Locals favorite menu items include homemade<br />

soups of the day, burgers, nachos, salads and daily specials. #seeyouatjax<br />

www.jaxfoodandgames.com (802) 422-5334<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 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 />

Lake Bomoseen Lodge<br />

<strong>The</strong> 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 />

5501 US Route 4 • Killington, VT 05751<br />

802.422.5950<br />

Breakfast • Pastries • Coffee • Lunch • Cakes • Special Occasions

Food Matters<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> • 27<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 />

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 />

MISO<br />

HUNGRY<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 />

rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken<br />

fingers, buckets of chicken wings, salads, subs and pasta are<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 />

<strong>12</strong> 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 />

Pickle Barrel<br />

<strong>The</strong> house that rocks Killington is the largest<br />

and most exciting venue in town. With<br />

4 bars, 3 levels and 2 stages, <strong>The</strong> Pickle Barrel offers 1 legendary party featuring<br />

live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Dining options include<br />

pizza, chicken wings, chicken tenders and French fries.<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 20 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 />

Great Breakfast Menu<br />

Mimosas ~ Bellinis ~ Bloody Marys<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 />

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 />

Sugar & Spice Restaurant & Gift Shop<br />

Rt. 4 Mendon, VT<br />

802-773-7832 | www.vtsugarandspice.com<br />

Mid-way up Killington Access Rd.<br />

Sun - Thurs 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. • Fri & Sat 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.<br />

vermontsushi.com • 802.422.4241<br />



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BC<br />








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Open Daily for<br />

Lunch & Dinner<br />

PASTA<br />


BBQ RIBS<br />

NACHOS<br />




happy hour 3-6p.m.<br />


IN YEARS<br />



802-422-LOOK<br />

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28 • PETS<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Rutland County Humane Society<br />

Got mice? You’ll be happy to know we have Sage and<br />

Quinn, two Rodent Control Technicians looking for work!<br />

If you can offer a barn, shed, garage etc... please call so we<br />

can get them back the freedom they are missing. <strong>The</strong>y are<br />

fully vetted and need to go together. Adoption fee is only<br />

$80 for the pair and they will keep your barns rodent free<br />

in exchange for room and board! Please call soon!<br />

This pet is available for adoption at<br />

Springfield Humane Society<br />

401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT• (802) 885-3997<br />

Wed. - Sat. <strong>12</strong>-4p.m. Closed Sun. Mon. Tues •spfldhumane.org<br />

ROCKY - 8 -year-old neutered<br />

male. Shepherd mix.<br />

I’m a ham and I walk really<br />

well on a leash and I’m very<br />

social and I enjoy being<br />

with people.<br />

ZEUS - 2 -year-old neutered<br />

male. Pit bull. Tan and<br />

white. I’m a high energy pit<br />

bull who will need lots of<br />

play time, and boy do I love<br />

toys!<br />

THOR - 6.5 -year-old neutered<br />

male. Labrador retriever/pit<br />

bull mix. I’m a<br />

little more playful than Lulu<br />

is so I hope you stock up on<br />

some toys for me.<br />

SPADES - 2 -year-old<br />

spayed female. Domestic<br />

Short Hair. Black and<br />

white. I would follow people<br />

around all day long if<br />

I could, and I also enjoy<br />

climbing into high places<br />

and adventuring.<br />

SELMA<br />

Hi! My name’s Selma and I’m a 4-year-old spayed<br />

female. Life in my previous home didn’t quite work out<br />

for me, so I ended up here at Lucy Mackenzie Humane<br />

Society. I really like it here (the people are so very kind!)<br />

but I know it won’t be my home forever. See, I’m very, very<br />

pretty and really love my glamour shots! Who could resist<br />

a cat like that? I was made for it, I think. Just the way I was<br />

made to get along with other cats. Dogs, though? Not so<br />

much! Canines scare me quite a bit. Do I sound like the<br />

purr-fect kitty for you? Why not drop by and come visit me<br />

today? I promise you, I’ll be the most glamorous cat you’ll<br />

see all day!<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. <strong>12</strong>-4p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. • lucymac.org<br />

TEQUILA - 1 -year-old neutered<br />

male. Domestic Short<br />

Hair. Brown tabby. I have<br />

a high level of energy and<br />

love to play my day away.<br />

I love to explore all around<br />

and up high.<br />

ASPEN - 3 -year-old<br />

spayed female. Domestic<br />

Short Hair. Torbie w/white.<br />

Once I get to know you, I<br />

am such a sweet loving girl,<br />

I will even head butt you<br />

and sing you a song as I<br />

purr.<br />

ELSA<br />

<strong>12</strong> -year-old. spayed Female. Domestic Short<br />

Hair. Black. I am a very chill cat, who will do best<br />

in a quiet home, maybe even with another cat to<br />

enjoy life with.<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. <strong>12</strong>-5p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. • www.rchsvt.org<br />

MAMA - 4 -year-old spayed<br />

female. Domestic Short<br />

Hair. Brown tiger. I am just<br />

a very curious cat who<br />

loves going on adventures.<br />

SMOKEY - 3 -year-old neutered<br />

male. Domestic Short<br />

Hair. Gray tiger w/ white. I<br />

take a bit to warm up to you<br />

and I enjoy to spend lots of<br />

my day relaxing and hanging<br />

out.<br />

SETH - 2 -year-old neutered<br />

male. Domestic Short<br />

Hair. Black & white. I have<br />

the biggest personality and<br />

just love people.<br />

MARTHA - 8-month-old<br />

spayed female. Domestic<br />

Short Hair. Tortoiseshell. I<br />

really love all the attention I<br />

can get and I would love to<br />

meet you.<br />

LULU - 8 -year-old spayed<br />

female. Briard mix. Thor<br />

and I would like to go to our<br />

forever home together so if<br />

one dog is great then two<br />

dogs is better, right?<br />

OLIVIA - 2 -year-old spayed<br />

female. Domestic Short<br />

Hair. Brown tiger. I am a<br />

very quiet lady. I take a bit<br />

of time to warm up to you<br />

but I have so much love to<br />


<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> MOTHER OF THE SKYE • 29<br />

Aries<br />

March 21 - April 20<br />

Teetering on the edge, you don’t know<br />

if you’re coming or going. <strong>The</strong> need<br />

for patience, not just with others but with<br />

the situation itself, competes with the idea<br />

that you can’t wait to get on with the show.<br />

Your role in this situation has changed too<br />

many times for you to be sure which part<br />

you need to play in order to get things rolling.<br />

Holding steady when the god of uncertainty<br />

is drunk as a skunk and ringing up all<br />

of your primary issues is where it’s at right<br />

now. If it’s hard to be cool with this, get real<br />

enough to see that it can only be healed/<br />

changed/fixed from the inside out.<br />

Taurus<br />

April 21 - May 20<br />

Now that you’ve been uplifted by the<br />

winds of change, you’re ready to<br />

share the excitement and inject a little joy<br />

and hope into all of your connections. Pouring<br />

new life into your everyday activities is<br />

bound to attract a whole raft of interesting<br />

people onto the scene. Money issues are<br />

less important than you make them. Stay<br />

tuned to the channel that broadcasts abundance<br />

because Jupiter’s ready to train your<br />

sun. In six weeks he’ll roll in with possibilities<br />

that will come through old associates,<br />

and old friends, or anything that revolves<br />

around the desire to travel, study, or teach.<br />

Gemini<br />

May 21 - June 20<br />

Nobody expects you to make it all OK,<br />

so don’t drive yourself nuts trying<br />

to fix this. It’s never been your job to do<br />

anything but tell it like it is. <strong>The</strong> flak that<br />

you get for being totally honest comes from<br />

those who don’t want to hear it. In your current<br />

situation, whether people see it or not,<br />

the truth has healed more things than any of<br />

the lies that were told to cover it up. Time<br />

will do a lot to prove that you are right. In<br />

the meantime, reserve your strength for<br />

things that involve your own work and<br />

your own life. Keep reminding yourself<br />

that everything is in God’s hands.<br />

Cancer<br />

June 21 - July 20<br />

You have this all figured out. It may not<br />

feel that way but the truth is, you’re<br />

more on top of it than anyone else in the<br />

room. Trying to get others to pull themselves<br />

together will require a huge amount<br />

of patience. More than likely you’re going<br />

to have to watch them fumble around and<br />

figure it out for themselves. Taking care of<br />

you in this situation is the main thing. Your<br />

strength is needed and so is your light. Others<br />

could wind up surprising you in the end.<br />

If you need to work on anything, it has to<br />

do with trusting that your faith in them has<br />

not been misplaced.<br />

Leo<br />

July 21 - August 20<br />

<strong>The</strong> intensity of things is always an issue.<br />

You go so deeply into every aspect<br />

of your experience you don’t leave yourself<br />

enough room to lighten up. I see all kinds<br />

of wheels and deals making it seem as if<br />

wheeling and dealing makes a difference.<br />

You know better than to get too wrapped<br />

up in superficialities. You are surrounded<br />

by people who are slaves to that stuff. <strong>The</strong><br />

need to walk the line between the inner<br />

and outer aspects of your experience will<br />

see you learning a lot about what happens<br />

when you let what looks good on paper<br />

eclipse any sense of what’s real and true.<br />

Virgo<br />

August 21 - September 20<br />

You are going into this with your fingers<br />

crossed, hoping that things turn out for<br />

the best. <strong>The</strong>re is nothing to worry about if<br />

you’ve done your homework. You guys are<br />

good at handling pretty much anything. Enlisting<br />

the help of others may be your best<br />

bet for some of what lies up on the road<br />

ahead. <strong>The</strong>re is a need to be totally clear<br />

and truthful with yourself and others about<br />

your intentions. Trying to hide them will<br />

not serve your cause. In situations where it<br />

becomes obvious that you have to explain<br />

yourself, coming clean will earn you more<br />

points than making excuses.<br />

Libra<br />

September 21 - October 20<br />

Things are intense. Holding your own<br />

at times like this takes more than the<br />

usual amount of strength. It will be a while<br />

before you get to take a breather. As one<br />

thing after another demands everything<br />

you’ve got, the deeper part of you is ready<br />

for it. <strong>The</strong> rule of thumb is take one thing at<br />

a time. For others, major life milestones are<br />

hitting you like a ton of bricks. Remember<br />

that all of it, whatever you’re going through<br />

in the moment, has a purpose. And remember<br />

to treat yourself gently at all times.<br />

Draw your strength from within and keep<br />

your faith alive.<br />

Scorpio<br />

October 21 - <strong>Nov</strong>ember 20<br />

Holding steady is where it’s at. You’ve<br />

finally figured out that as long as your<br />

head’s above water, you’re OK. <strong>The</strong> perfection<br />

trips that have guided you up until<br />

now may be giving way to the idea that<br />

changing the world, or making a dent in<br />

it, doesn’t require you to sacrifice yourself.<br />

Returning to a place that allows you to just<br />

be yourself would be wonderful. Whatever<br />

that means for you, think about giving<br />

yourself at least two hours a day to go there.<br />

You’re processing a huge amount of stuff.<br />

This is one of those times when you have to<br />

give yourself time to release it.<br />

Copyright - Cal Garrison: <strong>2019</strong>: ©<br />

Sagittarius<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember 21 - December 20<br />

You keep going back and forth, buffeted<br />

by the whims and confusion of<br />

others. As you try to get things to meet in<br />

the middle, signals keep getting crossed,<br />

and everyone’s got something to say about<br />

it. Knowing enough not to let what other<br />

people think about you press your buttons<br />

takes objectivity. With gossip flying, things<br />

could easily get out of hand before you<br />

know it! Keep yourself centered. Loose<br />

talk is of no consequence. Don’t waste<br />

your energy trying to set people straight. In<br />

the midst of mountains of petty nonsense<br />

you’d do well to find better things to do.<br />

Capricorn<br />

December 21 - January 20<br />

Expecting too much is your downfall.<br />

You were so sure this would solve<br />

everything. It looks like you poured all of<br />

your hopes into someone or something that<br />

didn’t pan out. <strong>The</strong>re are so many ways that<br />

you could be freaking out over some form<br />

of disappointment. This isn’t where you<br />

belong, my friend. Outer appearances are<br />

always illusory. Whatever evolves out of<br />

your current situation has to be enlightened<br />

with heavy doses of faith. Dredging it up is<br />

the key. It will take an extra push to clear<br />

this hump. Try to lighten up and remember<br />

how to not let anything get you down.<br />

Aquarius<br />

January 21 - February 20<br />

Your choices need to get settled but<br />

your mind is confused by whatever<br />

you think it’s going to take to get happy.<br />

When our “pictures” make it hard to see<br />

what is real it’s time to take off our blinders<br />

and look at what’s right in our face. This<br />

doesn’t have to be hard. A few adjustments<br />

and I have a feeling that you’ll be surprised<br />

at the way things fall into place. What’s<br />

interesting about you is, you’ve already hit<br />

the nail on the head. What’s there for you<br />

now holds the key to your future. Rearrange<br />

a few things and get real enough to<br />

turn what you have into what you want.<br />

Pisces<br />

February 21 - March 20<br />

You’ve got tons of new plans spilling<br />

onto an already full plate and only<br />

you can handle it. What else is new? This<br />

juggling act could see you splitting your interests<br />

between one person, place, or thing,<br />

and another. At the moment too much is<br />

subject to change and a lot of what you’re<br />

looking at is laced with inconsistencies<br />

and elements of deceit that could easily<br />

bollix things up. Biting off more than we<br />

can chew invites us to get real and keep it<br />

simple. For now, there’s no room for anything<br />

that isn’t filled with the firm belief<br />

that you are 100% clear and able to deal<br />

with all of this.<br />

Sometimes you can’t tell<br />

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the<br />

light of an Aquarius Moon, with a bunch of aspects that<br />

make for interesting conversation.<br />

It’s always tricky to use what<br />

we know about astrology to make<br />

blanket statements about what’s<br />

going on in the world. Of late,<br />

a lot of astrologers have been<br />

having a field day with this. It interests<br />

me to see how easy it is for<br />

Mother’s<br />

Celestial<br />

Inspirations<br />

By Cal Garrison<br />

someone with a little knowledge<br />

to use the planetary positions to<br />

reinforce their personal point of<br />

view. I have a tendency to do the<br />

same thing, and that’s one of the<br />

reasons why I steer clear of making<br />

predictions about current<br />

world affairs, and about what’s going on in the United<br />

States in particular.<br />

That being said, I feel safe enough to raise my hand<br />

and say something about the recent vote on the resolution<br />

to impeach President Doland Trump. I don’t know<br />

if anyone noticed, but on the day, that resolution was<br />

passed, the Moon was Void of Course in Sagittarius. In<br />

tandem with this, the planet Mercury turned retrograde<br />

on the same day. If you work in this field for any length<br />

of time, you soon find out that any action or resolution<br />

undertaken under the light of a void-of-course Moon<br />

will roll along on a flat tire before it comes to naught.<br />

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30 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> Outside<br />

Story<br />

By Meghan<br />

McCarthy<br />

McPhaul<br />

Looking Back<br />

By Mary Ellen Shaw<br />

Woolly bears on the move<br />

Woolly bear caterpillars seem to be everywhere these<br />

days – creeping across the lawn, along the road when<br />

I’m walking the dog, hidden in the wilted cut-back of the<br />

perennial garden. Last week I found a woolly bear curled<br />

up in a shoe I’d left on the front porch. <strong>The</strong>se fuzzy,<br />

black-and-brownbanded<br />

caterpillars<br />

seem intent these<br />

days to get somewhere.<br />

Where that is<br />

– and how they know<br />

– is a mystery.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> purpose for<br />

their wanderings is<br />

not clear,” said Jack<br />

Layne, a biology professor<br />

and woolly bear<br />

researcher at Slippery<br />

Rock University in Pennsylvania.<br />

“It starts well before they hibernate,<br />

so it may be connected to<br />

finding food sources.”<br />

Wait – a caterpillar that hibernates? Turns out the black<br />

bears aren’t the only ones bulking up for the coming winter<br />

and looking for a place to hunker down through the snowy<br />

season; the woolly bears are, too.<br />

Woolly bears are the larvae of the Isabella tiger moth<br />

(Pyrrharctia isabella), although the caterpillars seem to get<br />

all the love. With their name and fuzzy appearance, they<br />

are, perhaps, among the most adorable of bugs. When I<br />

told my 10-year-old I was writing about woolly bears, she<br />

let out an “Awwwww!” on the level normally reserved for<br />

such things as fluffy kittens and baby bunnies. This from a<br />

kid who despises most things creepy crawly. I think it’s the<br />

woolly bear’s setae – the black and rusty-brown bristles that<br />

look like fur – that have won her over. She is not the only one<br />

beguiled.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> woolly bear is so beloved by children and adults<br />

that it provides a universal childhood connection to nature,”<br />

said Dave Anderson, senior director of education for<br />

the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. “It<br />

becomes a kind of rite of childhood to find them; often to<br />

move them out of harm’s way and sort of care for them as a<br />

charismatic caterpillar. We absolutely need ‘insect ambassadors’<br />

to help keep our childhood sense of wonder alive<br />

and healthy.”<br />

All that cuteness, however, belies a certain toughness.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se small wanderers don’t fly south as adults or overwinter<br />

as pupae like many other moth species.<br />

Instead they spend their winters as caterpillars,<br />

mostly frozen, tucked away beneath leaves or in<br />

some sheltered nook.<br />

In late fall, woolly bears develop what Layne calls<br />

“freeze tolerance,” creating a natural antifreeze that allows<br />

the caterpillars to spend the winter at below freezing<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a transition period for all of us when we stop<br />

being considered a “child” by the older people in our lives.<br />

We become “adults”, just like them.<br />

Our relationship changes with<br />

these people and those whom we<br />

called “Mr.” or “Mrs.” often tell us to<br />

call them by their first names. <strong>The</strong><br />

topics of conversation that we have<br />

with these people also changes. We<br />

fit into their lives in a different way<br />

than we did in our youth.<br />

When it comes to parents of<br />

our friends, I don’t think that most<br />

of us ever use their first names no<br />

temperatures, while protecting their cells so they can thaw<br />

out and carry on come spring’s warmer temperatures. <strong>The</strong><br />

caterpillar’s setae – those fuzzy-looking bristles – trigger<br />

the freezing process on the body surface (away from<br />

internal cells) and help protect it from the potential<br />

damage of repeated thawing and refreezing as<br />

temperatures fluctuate through the winter.<br />

As the weather warms in the spring,<br />

woolly bears thaw and return to their<br />

wandering ways, eating what plants<br />

they can find – they’re not picky –<br />

before pupating in cocoons that<br />

they craft from their own setae and silk.<br />

<strong>The</strong> adult Isabella tiger moth emerges from the<br />

cocoon, generally in early summer, and – if successful<br />

at mating – lays eggs that hatch in the late summer or<br />

early fall. More southern populations of this species may<br />

produce two generations per year, Layne said, but northern<br />

populations typically produce a single generation annually.<br />

Perhaps because of their recognizability and the timing<br />

of their wanderings, there are several weather-predicting<br />

legends attached to woolly bear caterpillars. One is that the<br />

direction the caterpillars travel foretells the severity of the<br />

winter: if they’re headed south, they’re running away from<br />

coming cold; north means winter will be mild. Anyone<br />

who’s ever paid attention to the movement of woolly bears<br />

likely knows they travel any which way on any given day, so<br />

there’s not much merit to that tall tale.<br />

Another prognostic idea suggests the severity of winter<br />

can be predicted by the width of the caterpillar’s brown<br />

band: a larger band means a milder winter; narrower<br />

means winter will be severe. Since the brown band grows<br />

wider with each molt the caterpillar completes, it’s really<br />

more an indication of age – and, Layne said, sometimes<br />

genetics.<br />

At this time of year, woolly bears are on the move, eating<br />

just about any growing thing they can find. Perhaps in their<br />

captivating wanderings, they’re also looking for that perfect<br />

pile of leaf litter to curl into and wait for winter to pass.<br />

Meghan McCarthy McPhaul is an author and freelance<br />

writer based in Franconia, New Hampshire. <strong>The</strong> illustration<br />

for this column was drawn by Adelaide Tyrol. <strong>The</strong> Outside<br />

Story is assigned and edited by Northern Woodlands magazine<br />

and sponsored by the Wellborn Ecology Fund of New<br />

Hampshire Charitable Foundation.<br />

matter how old we are. It just doesn’t seem right. Our former<br />

teachers also fit into that same category. But<br />

others whom I met as a child asked me to use<br />

their first names once I was an adult myself. It<br />

seemed odd at first to do that but it becomes<br />

comfortable with time.<br />

It’s interesting to look back on how our<br />

relationship with adults changes once we<br />

have acquired that status. When I was a kid I<br />

am sure I was somewhat of a pest to my mother’s friends as<br />

they were visiting or playing bridge. <strong>The</strong>y never made me<br />

feel that way but odds are I was. After college and a few years<br />

into my working career I knew I had reached the “adult<br />

level” with them when I was invited to go to Maine. <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>The</strong> financial<br />

literacy crisis<br />

Imagine driving a car without a basic understanding<br />

of the rules of the road, or even how to operate it.<br />

Scary thought.<br />

Yet many Americans are operating<br />

their personal finances<br />

with only the barest minimum<br />

of knowledge. One study by<br />

the FINRA Investor Education<br />

Foundation found that, when<br />

asked five basic questions<br />

about finances and the markets,<br />

Money<br />

Matters<br />

By Kevin <strong>The</strong>issen<br />

61% of Americans were unable<br />

to answer more than three correctly.<br />

<strong>The</strong> study also found that<br />

18% of Americans routinely<br />

spend more than their household<br />

income and one-infive<br />

have overdue medical<br />

bills.<br />

It has been said that<br />

knowledge is power, and<br />

if that’s true, then too<br />

many Americans lack the<br />

power to control their<br />

financial futures.<br />

Success rarely comes<br />

accidentally; it is the<br />

culmination of a journey<br />

whose first steps are in<br />

education.<br />

One of the obstacles<br />

to increasing financial<br />

knowledge is what has<br />

been called the “Lake<br />

<strong>The</strong>-child-to-adult transition<br />

Wobegon effect,” the idea that we all consider ourselves<br />

above average.<br />

It is a self-assessment that keeps many from<br />

learning as much as they need to. But whatever your<br />

knowledge level may be, it should be recognized that<br />

an ever-evolving financial landscape puts a premium<br />

on continual learning.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re is a wide range of resources for individuals<br />

who understand that the more informed they are, the<br />

better the decisions they can make.<br />

If you are committed to increasing financial<br />

literacy for you and your family, a good beginning<br />

is never being afraid to ask questions of fiduciary<br />

financial professional. Another good place to start<br />

your self-education is one of the many free financial<br />

education websites.<br />

Kevin <strong>The</strong>issen is the owner of HWC Financial in<br />

Ludlow.<br />

“girls” rented a house at the ocean and I found out that they<br />

certainly knew how to have a good time!<br />

<strong>The</strong> fact that I didn’t mind driving that<br />

distance and they were bothered by it<br />

made me the “chauffeur” for a couple of<br />

future trips. <strong>The</strong>y were all in their 60s at<br />

the time and I am sure they didn’t think<br />

of themselves as “old.” My friends and<br />

I don’t think of ourselves that way now<br />

and we are in our 70s. I guess we are in denial!<br />

My late cousin, Loyola, who was 22 years older than I<br />

was, loved it when I had the summers off during my teaching<br />

years. She liked to swim and spend a little time in the<br />

sun. Since they only had one car she had to stay close to<br />

Looking back > 32<br />

When I was a kid<br />

I am sure I was<br />

somewhat of a<br />

pest.<br />

18% of<br />

Americans<br />

routinely<br />

spend more<br />

than their<br />

household<br />

income and<br />

one-in-five<br />

have overdue<br />

medical bills.

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> COLUMNS • 31<br />

Ain’t no rest for the wicked<br />

Another Halloween has come and gone.<br />

This was a transitoned year for us. My<br />

son officially reached the age where he was<br />

not interested in trick-or-treating anymore.<br />

We brought it up several times in the weeks<br />

leading up to Oct. 31, but he never committed<br />

or seemed overly concerned in preparing<br />

a costume.<br />

What he was<br />

concerned about was<br />

having something to do<br />

that night. Halloween<br />

was still a valid holiday<br />

in his mind and worthy<br />

of a celebration, so he<br />

<strong>The</strong> Movie<br />

Diary<br />

By Dom Cioffi<br />

coerced us into having a<br />

sleepover with a friend.<br />

That friend turned into<br />

two friends, which eventually<br />

turned into three<br />

and then four friends.<br />

Normally, I’m against the multi-kid<br />

sleepover. With two boys, you can generally<br />

assume they will fall asleep at a decent hour.<br />

With three boys, things get tougher. Throw four<br />

or more boys together and there’s a good chance<br />

they will see the sun rise. And as all parents<br />

know, when that happens, the next day is a crapshow.<br />

Regardless, we agreed to four friends sleeping<br />

over on Halloween night. Once that happened, it<br />

was time to prepare.<br />

I cleaned up the playroom where they would<br />

be sleeping and removed anything of value. I also<br />

cleared out the garage and set up the ping-pong<br />

table. Out there, they can horse around to their<br />

hearts’ content and not do much damage.<br />

Feeding five boys over the course of 18 hours is<br />

no easy feat. It takes some serious preparation. <strong>The</strong><br />

days of entertaining them are long over; they do that<br />

themselves. But the flow of food needs to be heavy<br />

and consistent. Otherwise, they’ll work their way into<br />

the far corners of the kitchen in search of scraps, not<br />

unlike a hungry mouse.<br />

I made the run to Walmart and<br />

bought the necessities like soda, chips,<br />

and bubble gum – the things I know<br />

teenagers want to devour. My wife<br />

also had me go to the grocery store for<br />

ingredients so she could prepare more<br />

refined treats like home-baked cookies,<br />

artichoke dip, and a mix of snackable<br />

veggies.<br />

She also made homemade mac<br />

and cheese. <strong>The</strong> boys initially gave<br />

this gourmet dish a funny look since<br />

it didn’t appear anything like the box<br />

variety. But after a bite or two, all five<br />

boys were devouring their portions,<br />

then asking for more.<br />

Halloween night turned out to be<br />

a bit rainy, so any thought the boys<br />

had about cruising the neighborhood<br />

quickly dissipated. Instead, they locked<br />

themselves in the playroom and began<br />

video gaming.<br />

My wife and I sat in the living room and watched TV,<br />

waiting for the trick-or-treaters to stop by. Eventually,<br />

a few arrived with umbrellas. And then more and more<br />

started to appear. My wife loves giving out candy, so<br />

she was happy to jump up and down from the couch to<br />

greet the kids.<br />

And then, it just stopped. Suddenly, no kids were<br />

coming to the door. I got curious so I walked over and<br />

looked into our front yard. <strong>The</strong>n the lack of revelers all<br />

made sense.<br />

In my driveway were all five boys playing basketball<br />

in the cold and rain, music blaring, with no shirts on.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were loud and overtly obnoxious. And to any<br />

youngster thinking about heading up our driveway for<br />

candy, they were as intimidating as gang of hooligans in<br />

a dark alley.<br />

My wife and I stood in the doorway and watched the<br />

boys scream and berate each other. We<br />

also watched dozens of kids willfully<br />

pass by our house, not wanting to face<br />

the gauntlet of teenage boys sitting<br />

between them and our candy.<br />

We contemplated telling them to<br />

stop but decided against it. We figured<br />

the boys having fun trumped getting<br />

rid of our Halloween candy. By the time<br />

9 p.m. rolled around, we still had half a<br />

bucket of candy left.<br />

Not surprisingly, when we woke up<br />

the next morning, it had all mysteriously<br />

disappeared.<br />

In contrast, the Terminator franchise<br />

has mysteriously reappeared with the<br />

release of “Terminator: Dark Fate,” the<br />

sixth installment in this long-running<br />

science fiction franchise.<br />

Like the other Terminator films, this<br />

one relies heavily on action sequences<br />

and role reprisals to woo viewers. While<br />

it’s a step up from other recent installments, it still fails<br />

to conjure up the immense allure that the first two films<br />

provided.<br />

Check this one out if you’re a fan of the series or are<br />

curious how Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton<br />

look after all these years.<br />

A sizzle-less “C” for “Terminator: Dark Fate.”<br />

Got a question or comment for Dom? You can email<br />

him at moviediary@att.net.<br />

By the time<br />

9 p.m. rolled<br />

around, we<br />

still had half<br />

a bucket of<br />

candy left. Not<br />

surprisingly,<br />

when we woke<br />

up the next<br />

morning, it had<br />

all mysteriously<br />

disappeared.<br />

Fall cleanup:<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>ember is looseend<br />

month<br />

<strong>The</strong> only <strong>Nov</strong>ember foliage color is provided by the oaks,<br />

beeches, aspens, larches and Norway Maples. Yellow and<br />

brown are the colors of <strong>Nov</strong>ember<br />

with the oranges and reds gone<br />

until next fall. If you plan on planting<br />

trees next spring that you have<br />

dug up yourself it is always a good<br />

idea to root prune the fall before.<br />

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with a sharp shovel a circle about<br />

2 feet in diameter, the depth of a<br />

shovel blade. That begins to establish<br />

a root system for next spring<br />

and allows some fine root development within what is left<br />

of fall.<br />

To keep the mice, voles, and shrews away from tender<br />

tree trunks requires keeping the grass away to prevent<br />

winter quarters for them. If you are really worried you can<br />

wrap the trunk with hardware cloth or a “trunk wrap” that<br />

will biodegrade next spring.<br />

Emerald Ash Borer continues to move ever closer to<br />

central Vermont with the latest population discovered in<br />

Londonderry this fall. So while the borers are wintering<br />

over inside ash sapwood until next May, some of this winter<br />

might be spent considering what your town is going to do<br />

when EAB arrives.<br />

One can’t truly appreciate the quietness of winter until<br />

all the “to do’s” of fall are completed and you and your trees<br />

can both go dormant for the season.<br />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

Vermont Fire Departments awarded more<br />

than $2 million in federal grants<br />

Rupert receives $264,762, Poultney $136,333, Bethel $<strong>12</strong>4,286<br />

Vermont’s congressional delegation announced<br />

Wednesday, Oct. 30, that the Vermont Fire Academy and fire<br />

departments throughout the state have received more than<br />

$2 million through 16 federal grants.<br />

<strong>The</strong> awards are part of the Federal Emergency Management<br />

Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)<br />

program, which helps fire departments, fire academies,<br />

and EMS agencies obtain critically needed equipment<br />

and training to better protect the public and first responders.<br />

This year’s AFG grants will help departments purchase<br />

equipment including air packs, vehicle extraction tools and<br />

<strong>The</strong> federal grants were awarded to:<br />

• Putney Fire Department, $181,510<br />

• Burlington Fire Department, $162,273<br />

• City of Rutland Fire Department, 47,317<br />

• Williston Fire Department (in partnership<br />

with Essex Rescue and Colchester Rescue),<br />

$305,209<br />

• Vermont Department of Public Safety, Division<br />

of Fire Safety, Vermont Fire Academy,<br />

$<strong>12</strong>4,585<br />

• Peru Fire Department, $62,039<br />

• Bethel Volunteer Fire Department,<br />

$<strong>12</strong>4,286<br />

• Stamford Volunteer Fire Department,<br />

$9,524<br />

• Springfield Fire Department, $95,595<br />

• Newbury Volunteer Fire Department, $106,286<br />

• Grafton Firefighters’ Association, $65,238<br />

• Essex Junction Fire Department, $141,071<br />

• <strong>The</strong>tford Volunteer Fire Department, $118,065<br />

• Readsboro Fire Department, $85,714<br />

• Poultney Fire Department, $136,333<br />

• Rupert Volunteer Fire Department, $264,762<br />

<strong>The</strong> next AFG application period is expected to open in<br />

December. In preparation, FEMA’s grant specialists will be<br />

hosting workshops in Vermont and online webinars this<br />

fall. Each workshop provides information on the AFG programs<br />

and tips to submit a successful application.<br />

a fire truck, and it will also fund paramedic training.<br />

“Vermont’s first responders are some of the most dedicated<br />

public servants we have. <strong>The</strong>y keep our communities<br />

safe, answering the call at all hours of the day and night,<br />

and they put their own safety on the line in doing so. We<br />

are pleased that these federal grants will help departments<br />

secure the updated equipment they need and deserve<br />

so that they can continue to provide these vital services,”<br />

said Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders<br />

(I-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) in a joint<br />

statement.<br />

A local workshop is planned for Thursday, <strong>Nov</strong>. 7, 6 p.m.<br />

at the Vermont Division of Fire Safety (Vermont Fire Academy),<br />

93 Davison Drive in Pittsford. For more information<br />

visit fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grantprogram.<br />

><br />

Looking back: Remember to say thanks<br />

from page 30<br />

home on a day off from work. But I had my own car and also<br />

liked to swim. So we would head to a little place just outside<br />

of Pittsford that we called Kapitan’s Pond. It was a great<br />

place for swimming and had changing rooms and a little<br />

concession stand. <strong>The</strong> time spent relaxing by the water was<br />

the beginning of many conversations between us resulting<br />

in a special relationship that lasted throughout her life. I<br />

miss those chats during which we solved the problems of<br />

the world!<br />

One of my teachers at Mount Saint Joseph Academy<br />

became a friend after my college graduation. Sister Elizabeth<br />

Marie had attended Trinity College in Burlington. Her<br />

sister, Grace Morrissey, was a lay professor there. When<br />

I was trying to figure out the best college choice for me I<br />

was encouraged to visit Trinity. I did just that and decided<br />

it was a good match for me. I had the privilege of 50 years<br />

of friendship with Sister Elizabeth Marie. We got together<br />

often,…sometimes just to visit and other times to go out for<br />

lunch. She passed away in 2013 but I can still hear her words<br />

of wisdom to me: “Worry is not constructive!” Yes, I was and<br />

probably still am a “worry-wart” but I am less of one thanks<br />

to those words.<br />

People may not realize<br />

that what they say to us<br />

when we are young impacts<br />

our lives way down the road.<br />

A former high school teacher<br />

told me that “I would be a<br />

doormat and people would<br />

walk all over me” if I didn’t<br />

speak up. I still have doubts<br />

that it was the proper<br />

thing to say to me at the<br />

time but this “quiet girl”<br />

began speaking up. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

days there are times when<br />

people probably wish I didn’t!<br />

Never<br />

hesitate<br />

to thank<br />

someone who<br />

played a role<br />

in your life.<br />

It’s the end of an era when the adults who were a part<br />

of our youth are no longer living.<br />

It happens gradually but eventually those who<br />

entered our lives when we were kids become only<br />

memories. All of the people mentioned above played a<br />

role in making me who I am today and I thank them.<br />

Never hesitate to thank someone who played a role<br />

in your life. Don’t wait as some day it will be too late.<br />

><br />

Horoscopes: Planetary aspects play havoc with the political scene<br />

from page 29<br />

And as far as what happens when Mercury goes<br />

retrograde is concerned, many things change between<br />

that moment and the day it turns direct. This is axiomatic.<br />

Between<br />

now and the<br />

day that Mercury<br />

resumes its<br />

forward motion<br />

on <strong>Nov</strong>ember 20,<br />

<strong>2019</strong> keep an eye on this story. <strong>The</strong> impeachment agenda<br />

will be subject to alterations that make change the operative<br />

word for the next three weeks.<br />

Beyond this, I don’t have any business offering ironclad<br />

predictions on the final outcome of this current state<br />

of affairs. Looking at all of the charts and that includes<br />

Trump’s charts, Adam Schiff’s charts, Nancy Pelosi’s<br />

charts, Rudy Giuliani’s charts, Chuck Schumer’s charts,<br />

Brennan, Clapper, and Comey’s charts, along with the<br />

chart for the United States of America, forget it. Add to<br />

this all of the progressions and the positions of the transiting<br />

planets and asteroids, and you’re dealing with an<br />

astrological version of a 5-star SNAFU.<br />

Once I started digging into this it became obvious<br />

that I was in over my head. <strong>The</strong> minute I found myself<br />

cherry picking aspects to keep my personal opinion<br />

afloat, I gave myself a slap on the wrist and put a stop to<br />

If I wasn’t such a nosy woman<br />

I would not have bothered to<br />

look into it, but “Oy Vay!”<br />

it. <strong>The</strong>re are times when it behooves us to step back and<br />

realize that we really don’t have a clue and that ultimately,<br />

everything is in God’s hands.<br />

Keeping all of the above in mind, perusing<br />

all of the aspects, I have to say that I did happen<br />

to notice a number of mindblowers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> one that stuck out above all the rest<br />

is the current conjunction between Lucifer<br />

and Hades, at 9° Cancer. You don’t even need<br />

to be an astrologer to figure this one out:<br />

LUCIFER = the Devil = Satan = the titanic battle between<br />

good and evil = the force that<br />

fools us into thinking that it does<br />

not exist= the personification of evil<br />

HADES = Hell = mistakes = the<br />

immediate and far distant past =<br />

filth = slime = the underworld = the<br />

hidden hand = the Deep State = corruption<br />

= degradation = humiliation<br />

= infection = putrefaction<br />

If you can add 2+2, you’ve got this<br />

one covered. It looks to me like Lucifer is finally being<br />

held accountable for his mistakes and transgressions.<br />

All of the names mentioned in the earlier paragraph<br />

have natal aspects to the current Lucifer/Hades conjunction.<br />

If I wasn’t such a nosy woman I would not have<br />

bothered to look into it, but “oy vay!” All I can say is,<br />

the law of consequences is front and center. Anyone<br />

standing on the wrong side of the truth will have Hell<br />

to pay because it’s bursting at the seams and every<br />

last bit of scum is bound to leak out and rise to the<br />

surface.<br />

So here we are, in the thick of things that none of<br />

us really understand because we have been led to<br />

believe that life is good and that the powers-that-be<br />

have our best interests in mind. We’ll see how that<br />

pans out over<br />

the next few<br />

weeks. Years<br />

ago I was<br />

told that we<br />

would live<br />

through the<br />

last battle<br />

between the<br />

forces of light<br />

and the forces of darkness. I don’t know about you but<br />

it feels to me like this is it. Stay tuned. I have a feeling<br />

we haven’t seen anything yet. Let me leave you with<br />

that and invite you to take what you can from this<br />

week’s ‘scopes.<br />

<strong>The</strong> law of consequences is front and<br />

center. Anyone standing on the wrong<br />

side of the truth will have Hell to pay<br />

... every last bit of scum is bound to<br />

leak out and rise to the surface.

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> COLUMNS • 33<br />

Cook shares Japanese culinary heritage<br />

By Curt Peterson<br />

Chiho Kaneko refers to herself as a “resident<br />

alien” — the chef has retained her<br />

Japanese citizenship since moving here in<br />

2001 and now lives in Hartland.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>re is no such thing in Japan as ‘dual<br />

citizenship,’” she explained to a group<br />

of people in a presentation about the<br />

evolution of Japanese cuisine at Hartland<br />

Library conference room on Oct. 24.<br />

Kaneko who is a singer, environmental<br />

activist and amateur theatrical director in<br />

addition to being a chef, said the community-supported<br />

agriculture movement<br />

started in Japan in the1960s and 1970s.<br />

World War II had brought many<br />

changes to traditional Japanese cooking.<br />

Rural people were made to provide food<br />

for the soldiers.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> farmlands were ravaged. People<br />

were diluting rice to stretch it,” she said.<br />

When the war was over, the United<br />

States had a food surplus on which the<br />

Japanese became dependent. U.S.-provided<br />

wheat and powdered milk became<br />

staples during the 1950s.<br />

“It was a period of rapid industrialization,”<br />

Kaneko said. “Parents, teachers and<br />

kids were lured to the cities. Agricultural<br />

production went down. <strong>The</strong>re was terrible<br />

pollution, and mercury poisoning.”<br />

In the late 1960s and 1970s Japan developed<br />

a growing interest in “safe food”<br />

grown locally.<br />

“This was when the Community Supported<br />

Agriculture movement developed,”<br />

Kaneko said.<br />

Iwate, Kaneko’s home, is one of 47 statelike<br />

prefectures in Japan and named for<br />

Mount Iwate, a half hour from her village.<br />

Compared to Vermont’s area, 25,000<br />

square kilometers, Iwate is 15,000 square<br />

kilometers, but Iwate’s current population<br />

of 1,220,000 is about twice Vermont’s.<br />

“Iwate has always been known for its<br />

agriculture,” she said, describing the evolution<br />

of rural Japanese cuisine.<br />

<strong>The</strong> traditional Japanese kitchen had a<br />

dirt floor and multiple ovens. Horses lived<br />

in homes with the people, and kitchens<br />

had huge vats for making horse feed.<br />

Cooking was done over wood fires.<br />

“My grandma had a woodstove, but<br />

she is dead and the woodstove is gone,”<br />

Kaneko said, smiling.<br />

Today Iwate kitchens use LP gas as fuel.<br />

In the 17th century, rice was used as<br />

currency in Japan. People in Iwate were<br />

forced to grow rice to provide wealth to the<br />

lords. “Mochi,” which is rice pounded and<br />

pulverized into a paste and often shaped<br />

into balls for cooking, has been a staple in<br />

Japanese cuisine since ancient times.<br />

Frequent famines forced rural people<br />

to forage for “edibles”, such as bracken<br />

(fiddleheads), chestnuts, mushrooms,<br />

acorns and walnuts. People also grew<br />

home gardens, raising eggplant, potatoes<br />

and corn they planted as seedlings. Plentiful<br />

Japanese plums, which are green and<br />

firm when ripe, are used to make many<br />

food products, including pickles and plum<br />

liquor.<br />

Country people also cultivated burdock,<br />

considered a nuisance weed by<br />

Vermonters, sweet potatoes and daikon,<br />

a type of radish. Educated by the famines,<br />

Japanese cooks dried the leaves of much<br />

of their produce to save and use to make<br />

soups.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y called it ‘survival food,’” Kaneko<br />

said.<br />

Fermentation is also a popular means<br />

of preparation, she said. Taro stalks were<br />

chopped, dried and used to make soups.<br />

Persimmons were peeled and dried.<br />

Miso soup, now popular in Asian-American<br />

restaurants, was made from boiled<br />

soybeans and a mold called “koji” that<br />

grows on cooked rice grain. Soybean paste<br />

and koji are also used to make sake and soy<br />

sauce today.<br />

<strong>The</strong> nation was supporting a rebirth of<br />

agriculture and good fresh food through<br />

the oil crises of 1973 and 1978-9 and the<br />

great Tohuko earthquake and resulting<br />

tsunami that led to the Fukushima nuclear<br />

reactor meltdown.<br />

Kaneko is suspicious of the current<br />

trend in Japan, which she calls “food on<br />

demand” and “food from everywhere.”<br />

“People used to eat humbly as a rule,”<br />

Kaneko said. “On special days they might<br />

eat better. Now everybody eats like every<br />

day is a special day.”<br />

Chiho Kaneko<br />

By Curt Peterson<br />

She wonders if this lifestyle is sustainable.<br />

“Japanese people eat way too much<br />

fish,” she said. “<strong>The</strong>y are rapidly depleting<br />

the stock. Disciplined eating in moderation<br />

is beneficial. It will take a grassroots<br />

movement. Waiting for governments to do<br />

something won’t work.?<br />

><br />

Tacos: New restaurant set to open this <strong>Nov</strong>ember; will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the former Killington Mall<br />

from page 3<br />

according to Lindberg.<br />

“We’re constantly trying to challenge ourselves and do<br />

“<strong>The</strong> only way you could have completely Mexican tacos better food,” he said.<br />

is if you were sitting in Mexico,” he said.<br />

Lindberg has always lived spontaneously. He traveled<br />

Lindberg grew up in Connecticut and remembers coming<br />

around the world as a student at the University of Connecti-<br />

to Killington every winter since he was 4 years old. cut and bought international plane tickets just because<br />

“When I was a little kid I used to come in this diner,” he they were cheap.<br />

said, remembering the diner’s unusual features, like the “I was a backpack kind of<br />

lights over the tables that connect to a garage door opener guy,” he said.<br />

and rise and fall at the click of a button and an orange juice After he graduated, he<br />

fresh blood into the building,”<br />

machine that moves oranges on an overhead conveyor belt sold plumbing equipment<br />

to a juice mixer.<br />

overseas for his own business<br />

Salmeri said.<br />

“I remember as a kid watching this thing and sometimes<br />

because he saw an<br />

[the oranges] would get stuck up there,” he said. “<strong>The</strong>re’s opportunity. Lindberg developed his passion for cooking by<br />

some yesterday charm here that can be revived and<br />

eating at hundreds of restaurants around the world.<br />

brought back.”<br />

“Give me a kitchen, a little glass of wine and a bunch of<br />

Lindberg, who said he loves food, has no prior restaurant stuff to put together—that’s very de-stressing for me and<br />

experience. He’s mostly self-taught outside of a few cooking relieves me from the world of chaos I live in,” Lindberg said.<br />

classes he’s taken.<br />

Taco X, located in the Killington Mall, will be open for<br />

“I’m not a qualified chef,” he said. “If you’ve done something<br />

breakfast, lunch and dinner.<br />

500 times … you just know what works.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> building has been under extensive renovations<br />

Lindberg sometimes changes the way he cooks on a since Robert “Sal” Salmeri, the owner of Moguls Sports Pub<br />

whim.<br />

and Restaurant, bought the Killington Mall for $475,000 at<br />

“I’m trying to get high energy and<br />

an auction in May.<br />

<strong>The</strong> 22,500 square foot building once housed four businesses<br />

– two restaurants and two retail spaces, including<br />

Outback Pizza, the Killington Diner, the Killington Art<br />

Garage and Darkside Snowboard Shop.<br />

Salmeri said he interviewed 32 people for the diner space<br />

in search of someone willing<br />

to serve breakfast.<br />

“I think it’s important for<br />

the community that we have<br />

another breakfast spot,”<br />

Salmeri said. “I love the fact<br />

that it’s something different, it’s off the wall, it’s fresh blood.”<br />

Salmeri also plans to open a new restaurant— the Nite<br />

Spot—to replace Outback Pizza. A radio station is opening<br />

<strong>Nov</strong>. 15.<br />

“I’m trying to get high energy and fresh blood into the<br />

building,” Salmeri said.<br />

Salmeri said he’s currently in negotiations with two tenants<br />

for the former Art Garage.<br />

“I’m hoping by December the building will be 100% occupied,<br />

which it hasn’t been in a long time,” he said.

Classifieds<br />

34 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

CARS<br />

CAR FOR SALE - 2017<br />

Toyota Highlander Hybrid for<br />

sale. $32,000 or best offer.<br />

Call Brooke 971-801-5788<br />

2013 Toyota Corolla 14,000<br />

miles, good condition,<br />

$8000, 802-558-7974 leave<br />

a message<br />



HOME - Nicely furnished<br />

home on Route 4, Killington.<br />

Private bedroom and bath<br />

on 2nd floor. Near grocery,<br />

good restaurants, transportation.<br />

Minimum rent. Owner<br />

in Rutland temporarily. Call<br />

Alice: 401-464-7200<br />



Beautiful 6BD, outdoor hot<br />

tub, close to everything! Full<br />

or half shares. We have two<br />

teens. Dec to April. Call Sue<br />

at 781-234-8<strong>12</strong>3. CEDAR-<br />



for winter rent! 4bed/3bath<br />

with sauna, outdoor hot tub,<br />

fireplace, ski storage room.<br />

$<strong>12</strong>k/season. Nice neighborhood<br />

off RT 100N near GM<br />

Golf Course. 802-729-0268<br />


ROOM- Apt -w bonus room-(<br />

sleeps 3) EVERYTHING<br />

included! $1,250/ month<br />

Furnished, Wi-Fi, Heat, Elec,<br />

Trash, Garage Parking.<br />

Flexible lease terms! Call /<br />

Text Erin @ 802-3<strong>45</strong>-3913<br />


ED 4- bedroom 3 bath home<br />

with fireplace. 5 Minutes<br />

from the Killington access<br />

road. Ideal for families. no<br />

pets, no smoking $10,500<br />

for the season.- Jack 860-<br />

944-1180<br />

Room for Rent - 1 Bedroom<br />

w/Private Bath, 1 Queen<br />

Bed and hi-ceiling. Killington<br />

Forest and <strong>Mountain</strong> View<br />

windows. $2000/season,<br />

$300/wk, $200/3-day, $100/<br />

day. Journeys End Manor<br />

(802)770-8786<br />


FLUSH Rentals/Property<br />

management. Specializing<br />

in condos/winter & summer<br />

rentals. Andrea Weymouth,<br />

Owner. www.killingtonroyalflush.com,<br />

802-746-4040.<br />


1 Bath Apartment for rent.<br />

Seasonal rental at the top<br />

of the Killington Road, furnished.<br />

$1,500/month. Utilities<br />

included. 802-770-2375.<br />


Bedroom in-law apartment<br />

with private entrance. 6<br />

miles to Killington, 6 miles to<br />

Rutland. Photos on request.<br />

Non smokers, pets ok. All<br />

included. 1st month rent and<br />

last month rent. 3 months<br />

minimum stay. Reference<br />

required. Call or text 802-<br />

770-8786<br />

Massage therapist and nail technician positions<br />

available full or part time. Getting ready for the busy<br />

winter season, will do additional training if needed.<br />

Contact Deanna at<br />

A Signature Day Spa 802-747-7726<br />


rent. 800 square feet. Full<br />

house. Central location 2<br />

miles from lifts just off Killington<br />

Road. 2 bedrooms.<br />

Completely renovated. Fireplace<br />

and deck. Seasonal<br />

rental starts mid-December.<br />

$15,000. OR $1850/month<br />

for a year rental. Plus utilities<br />

and security deposit. Call<br />

Jason 802-342-3<strong>45</strong>6<br />

SKI SHARES/Full rooms<br />

available. Prime location in<br />

the heart of Killington. 2B<br />

per room/singles. Lots of<br />

amenities. 917-796-4289,<br />

outdoordiva7@yahoo.com.<br />


for seasonal rental: This<br />

property is 1.5 miles from<br />

Okemo <strong>Mountain</strong> and Jackson<br />

Gore, a popular ski resort.<br />

Sleeps 8. 3 bedrooms:<br />

2 queen size, 4 bunk beds.<br />

1.5 baths, kitchen, dining<br />

area, TV and internet. Onsite<br />

parking and snow removal<br />

included. Not offered<br />

as a daily/weekly rental.<br />

Many seasonal activities<br />

located nearby. We are a pet<br />

friendly home. Price for the<br />

season of 11/15/19 - 4/15/20<br />

is $7,500.00. Contact Nick<br />

at 860-690-7000<br />

HOME FOR RENT. New<br />

construction 3 bedroom, 3<br />

bath on large country estate<br />

deck overlooks bubbling<br />

brook west woodstock, 15<br />

minutes to gondola and bear<br />

mtn, available <strong>Nov</strong> 15- April<br />

30 $11,000 plus utilities.<br />

Contact Dan (802) 672-3579<br />

or (857)207-2422<br />

SKI-SHARE - Killington<br />

Shares off Access Road.<br />

Fun established large ski<br />

house. Weekend, mid-week<br />

& year round usage. All new<br />

construction. Shares available<br />

781-962-3425<br />

PUZZLES on page 24<br />

><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 />



3 large rooms plus storage<br />

room (1396 sq. ft.); Including<br />

office furniture, furnishings,<br />

Law Library (personal items<br />

not included); Used as a law<br />

office over 44 years, suitable<br />

for any office; Configuration<br />

may be changed; Parking;<br />

Located in Rutland City<br />

on busiest highway in the<br />

County. Enjoy the benefits of<br />

Vermont living: skiing, hiking,<br />

camping, lakes for sailing,<br />

fishing, boating. $75,000.<br />

Call 802-775-5066, 802-<strong>45</strong>9-<br />

3350, 802-558-2383.<br />

LAND FOR SALE: Improved<br />

building lot in Killington<br />

neighborhood with ski home<br />

benefits. Views. Call 802-<br />

422-9500.<br />

ERA MOUNTAIN Real Estate,<br />

1913 US Rt. 4, Killington—killingtonvermontrealestate.com<br />

or call one<br />

of our real estate experts for<br />

all of your real estate needs<br />

including Short Term & Long<br />

Term Rentals & Sales. 802-<br />

775-0340.<br />


ALTY Our Realtors have<br />

special training in buyer<br />

representation to ensure a<br />

positive buying experience.<br />

Looking to sell? Our unique<br />

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(next to Choices<br />

Restaurant).<br />



REAL ESTATE Specializing<br />

in the Killington region<br />

for Sales and Listings for<br />

Homes, Condos & Land<br />

as well as Winter seasonal<br />

rentals. Call, email or stop<br />

in. We are the red farm<br />

house located next to the<br />

Wobbly Barn. PO Box 236,<br />

2281 Killington Rd., Killington.<br />

802-422-3610, bret@<br />

killingtonvalleyrealestate.<br />

com.<br />


at KW Vermont. VTproperties.net.<br />

802-353-1604. Marni@peakpropertyrealestate.<br />

com. Specializing in homes/<br />

condos/land/commercial/<br />

investments. Representing<br />

sellers & buyers all over<br />

Central Vt.<br />


GROUP real estate 1810<br />

Killington Rd., Killington.<br />

802-422-3244 or 800-338-<br />

3735, vthomes.com, email<br />

info@vthomes.com. As the<br />

name implies “We preform<br />

for you!”<br />

PRESTIGE REAL Estate<br />

of Killington, 2922 Killington<br />

Rd., Killington. Specializing<br />

in the listing &<br />

sales of Killington Condos,<br />

Homes, & Land. Call 802-<br />

422-3923. prestigekillington.<br />

com.<br />


TATE, 335 Killington Rd., Killington.<br />

802-775-5111. Ski-<br />

CountryRealEstate.com – 8<br />

agents servicing: Killington,<br />

Bridgewater, Mendon, Pittsfield,<br />

Plymouth, Stockbridge,<br />

Woodstock areas.Sales &<br />

Winter Seasonal Rentals.<br />

Open Monday-Saturday: 10<br />

am – 4 pm. Sunday by appointment.<br />


proprietor serving buyers<br />

and sellers throughout the<br />

Killington Valley. Contact<br />

Jake Pluta at 802-3<strong>45</strong>-5187<br />

or jake@realwhitecap.com<br />

SUDOKU<br />


ACRES - $229,900.00, high<br />

above the bustle of daily<br />

life, peaceful views of the<br />

farm valley below, views of<br />

city lights, pico, & killington.<br />

year round stream, room<br />

to roam, plenty of trails for<br />

hiking, mountain biking,<br />

ready to build on with state<br />

approved septic design, utilities<br />

at road. close to skiing,<br />

rutland’s downtown & excellent<br />

hospital. Call Owner For<br />

details 802-236-1314<br />


Sale 1BR/1BA. Walk out.<br />

Completely updated in 2015.<br />

Fireplace, maple cabinets<br />

and flooring. Storage locker,<br />

coin-op laundry. HOA $85/<br />

monthly. Leased @ $850/<br />

monthly in <strong>2019</strong> w/selling<br />

clause. Primary, vacation<br />

home or investment. MLS#<br />

4766606 $80,250 Amy@<br />

AdirmontRealEstate.com 4<br />

Carver St., Brandon 802-<br />

989-1866.<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 802-236-1314<br />


SPACE<br />


AVAILABLE with another<br />

well established business.<br />

Small or large square footage.<br />

Close to ski shop, restaurant<br />

and lodging. Great<br />

location for any business.<br />

Call 802-3<strong>45</strong>-5867<br />


Killington newest<br />

restaurant night club.<br />

Opening soon - come join our team!<br />

We are hiring all positions- front of house<br />

and back of house, full time and part time.<br />

Please apply in person at<br />

2841 Killington Access road<br />

Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM<br />

See Janeli

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> CLASSIFIEDS • 35<br />

MOUNTAIN GREEN Condominiums<br />

in Killington has<br />

commercial space available<br />

from 300 to 4,000 sq feet for<br />

retail, food-service, office or<br />

other commercial ventures.<br />

Call us to discuss what might<br />

work for you. 802-779-9144<br />

FOR SALE<br />

MASTER BEDROOM furniture:<br />

Dresser, bureau, 2<br />

night tables. Frank, 802-353-<br />

8177. $100.<br />

FIREWOOD for sale, we<br />

stack. Rudi, 802-672-3719.<br />


Four 235/60/R18 tires. Used<br />

one winter season. Call<br />

Dotty 802-342-6150<br />


frame pack for the serious<br />

hiker. $250 list price, Sale<br />

$100. 802-773-7687<br />


18 inch. 255/60R18. 2105<br />

Mazda CX9. $150 Used one<br />

season. 508-208-6800<br />

FOR SALE<br />

cont.<br />

MENS XL SKI jacket and<br />

pants. Original USA ski team<br />

outfit, impressive. $100.<br />

802-773-7687<br />

KING BED - brass headboard,<br />

linens included. Excellent,<br />

reasonable, mustsee.<br />

Rutland 802-773-7687.<br />



lined, built, repaired. 802-<br />

349-0339.<br />


30 years experience, 802-<br />

436-1337.<br />

SNOW SHOVELING - roofs,<br />

walkways, etc. 802-558-<br />

6172.<br />

WANTED<br />


- Back home in Vermont<br />

and hope to see new and<br />

returning customers for the<br />

purchase, sale and qualified<br />

appraisal of coins, currency,<br />

stamps, precious metals in<br />

any form, old and high quality<br />

watches and time pieces,<br />

sports and historical items.<br />

Free estimates. No obligation.<br />

Member ANA, APS,<br />

NAWCC, New England Appraisers<br />

Association. Royal<br />

Barnard 802-775-0085.<br />



- <strong>The</strong> Birch Ridge Inn at Killington<br />

seeks an Assistant<br />

Innkeeper to help with inn<br />

operations. Full time, variable<br />

hours. For an interview<br />

call 802-422-4293.<br />


now accepting applications<br />

for full-time carpenters &<br />

laborers. Health ins, paid<br />

vacations, 401K. Competitive<br />

wages. 802-259-2094/<br />

info@wrightconstruction.<br />

com.<br />

PUB/PREP COOK needed.<br />

Call Inn at Long Trail for interview.<br />

802-775-7181.<br />

PART TIME Waitstaff needed<br />

at Drewski’s. Please call<br />

802-422-3816, email or stop<br />

in for an application.<br />


help wanted: waitstaff, kitchen<br />

staff, line-cook, bartender,<br />

dishwasher, doorperson.<br />

Apply in person at Moguls<br />

M-F, on the Killington Access<br />

Road. 802-422-4777.<br />

SNOWMAKING Killington<br />

Resort is now hiring. All positions.<br />

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 />

CASHIER: A.M. preferable.<br />

PT/FT/Year round. Competitive<br />

wage. Killington. Please<br />

call 802-558-0793.<br />


MANAGER- ski pass with<br />

no black out dates <strong>The</strong><br />

Killington Group is looking<br />

for motivated individual<br />

to assist with the day-today<br />

operation of our rental<br />

and property management<br />

businesses. Task include<br />

maintenance activities and<br />

property inspections. Winter<br />

seasonal or year-round position.<br />

Valid drivers license<br />

and vehicle required. Email<br />

resume to gail@killingtongroup.com<br />

or call 802-422-<br />

2300<br />



Killington is looking for individuals<br />

interested in keeping<br />

our mountain and guests<br />

safe. Visit www.killington.<br />

com/jobs to view all open<br />

positions or our Welcome<br />

Center at 4763 Killington<br />

Rd. (800)300-9095 EOE<br />


COOKS- Killington Resort,<br />

all skill levels, multiple locations.<br />

Uniforms, free meal<br />

and other perks provided.<br />

Visit www.killington.com/<br />

jobs o view all open positions<br />

or our Welcome Center<br />

at 4763 Killington Rd.<br />

(800)300-9095 EOE<br />


HOUSEKEEPING- Killington<br />

Resort is looking for<br />

energetic people to become<br />

a part of our housekeeping<br />

team. Condo’s and Killington<br />

Grand now hiring. Visit<br />

www.killington.com/jobs to<br />

view all open positions or<br />

our Welcome Center at 4763<br />

Killington Rd. (800)300-9095<br />

EOE<br />

DELI: Sandwich/Prep cook.<br />

Experience would be great,<br />

but if you enjoy working with<br />

food, we will train. Competitive<br />

wage. Please call 802-<br />

558-0793.<br />


Outlet is hiring for deli/<br />

liquor store help. Year-round<br />

position, M-F. Access to ski<br />

pass. Apply in person at Killington<br />

Deli, Route 4.<br />

NORTH COUNTRY Property<br />

Management looking<br />

for hard working individuals<br />

to join our team. Full-time<br />

position providing building<br />

and grounds maintenance<br />

for properties in the Rutland/<br />

Killington, VT area. Must<br />

have valid drivers license<br />

and be able to work overtime<br />

during winter months<br />

for snow removal. Contact<br />

Jim at 802-773-4322 for<br />

interview.<br />




Can you bump and jump in<br />

the kitchen? Stay cool and<br />

calm under pressure? Want<br />

to ski by day and work by<br />

night? Weekends a must.<br />

Closed Thanksgiving and<br />

Christmas. 18 plus per hour<br />

commensurate with experience.<br />

Contact Lou at Peppinosvt@comcast.net<br />

to set<br />

up interview.<br />

Plymouth School House is<br />

seeking to hire a Program<br />

Director/Classroom Teacher<br />

for its Early Childhood<br />

Program. Contact Lauren<br />

Skaskiw at 802-417-6895.<br />


and laborers needed ASAP.<br />

Mosher Excavating. Killington.<br />

802-422-3146<br />


EXPERIENCED line cook<br />

with sautéed experience and<br />

waitstaff with wine knowledge.<br />

If interested, contact<br />

claudeschoices@yahoo.<br />

com/802-422-4030<br />


EDGE? Hiring waitstaff<br />

with wine knowledge & PT<br />

host position. Email claudeschoices@yahoo.com<br />

or<br />

call 802-422-4030<br />


NEAT- freak with transportation<br />

for house and condo<br />

cleaning in Killington/Mendon<br />

area. Hours are flexible<br />

10-30 hours per week, but<br />

must work some weekend.<br />

Pay based on experience.<br />

Call Jeremy 802-773-2301<br />


ED: - House Cleaner needed<br />

to clean condo at TopRidge<br />

Condominiums. $25/Hour<br />

Primarily Monday mornings<br />

and some other days. Must<br />

be flexible. Please email:<br />

saltair777@gmail.com<br />


SISTANT - for busy resort<br />

health club. Management<br />

experience a must. Water<br />

facility management important.<br />

Seasonal. Weekends<br />

and holidays. Also looking<br />

for attendants. Call Mike @<br />

802-779-9144.<br />


Evenings for Pinnacle Spa<br />

Bar in Killington. $<strong>12</strong>/hr+tips.<br />

If interested email pinnaclevtpropmgmt@outlook.com<br />

or<br />

call 802-3<strong>45</strong>-1918 for details<br />

Want to<br />

submit a<br />

classified?<br />

Email classifieds@mountaintimes.info<br />

or call 802-<br />

422-2399. Rates are 50<br />

cents per word, per week;<br />

free ads are free.<br />

we offer excellent<br />

benefits, including:<br />

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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 />

Interested in making extra<br />

money this winter?<br />

Why not do massage?<br />

7 weeks training class available.<br />

Classes starting in <strong>Nov</strong>ember.<br />

Call Deanna 802-683-9143<br />

We are looking for the following seasonal positions:<br />

call center representatives<br />

In North Clarendon & Manchester<br />

distribution center & operations clerks<br />

In North Clarendon<br />

• 40% discount at our<br />

stores and online<br />

is hiring for our<br />

Holiday hustle<br />

& Bustle<br />

Overtime Encouraged!<br />

EARN UP TO A<br />

$1000 End-of-Season Bonus!<br />

• Potential for<br />

full-time employment<br />

Visit www.vermontcountrystore.com<br />

Click on the CAREERS link at the bottom of the page.<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 />

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<strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong> SERVICE DIRECTORY • 37<br />

Rutland High School grad tests<br />

playwriting skills<br />

By Virginia Dean<br />

Rutland High School<br />

graduate Andrew Michael<br />

Tarr from the class of 1986<br />

has always been involved<br />

in music and drama in<br />

some way but now likes<br />

to call himself a “multihyphenate”<br />

because of the<br />

myriad venues in which<br />

he has found himself<br />

since leaving the Rutland<br />

Raiders.<br />

One of those avenues<br />

includes being a playwright<br />

and creating scripts<br />

through which his theatrical<br />

plays come to life<br />

because of the expertise of<br />

his own direction.<br />

Enter RHS’ Encore <strong>The</strong>ater’s<br />

upcoming weekend<br />

presentation of “Re:Peter,”<br />

a play that takes place in<br />

Rutland — or Killington<br />

Valley as it is called in the<br />

year 2040 — in which the main character<br />

(Peter) has been forced into<br />

retirement due to his age.<br />

“Yes, I’d characterize ‘Re:Peter’ as<br />

sci-fi,” said Tarr, who wrote the play.<br />

“I’m a fan of sci-fi, specifically futuristic<br />

sci-fi. But my chief complaint is<br />

that the vast majority of stories set in<br />

the future portray a dystopian vision<br />

of what’s to come for humanity. As<br />

a guy who looks to the future with<br />

hope and excitement, this aspect of<br />

the sci-fi world has always bummed<br />

me out. But when a story emerges<br />

with a happy ending that includes<br />

scientific advances that make life<br />

better for the human race, I get<br />

excited.”<br />

Tarr’s audience, however, will not<br />

know about the ending – whether it’s<br />

positive or negative – until the actual<br />

ending. In the meantime, viewers<br />

can look forward to a coming=<br />

of-age story with the recognition<br />

that no matter how old, everyone is<br />

coming of age in some way during<br />

their lifetime.<br />

“Life is a constant unfolding of<br />

new discoveries about ourselves<br />

and the world,” said Tarr. “I’ve<br />

personally interviewed some of<br />

the top researchers in the study<br />

of the aging process and the consensus<br />

is that we will cure aging<br />

at some point. <strong>The</strong>re are differing<br />

opinions on the timeline but many<br />

are projecting it to happen in the<br />

2030s or 2040s.”<br />

So, perhaps not surprisingly,<br />

“Re:Peter” is set in late 2039 when<br />

Peter, a high school nerd turned<br />

respected adult geneticist, is at the<br />

age of forced retirement from the<br />

biotech corporation in which he’s<br />

spent his life but takes his outside<br />

Andrew Tarr<br />

secretive research with him on the<br />

day he is forced to leave. His independent<br />

investigation has to do with<br />

a new way to rejuvenate organisms,<br />

including humans.<br />

“This is based on real science<br />

that’s currently being pursued,” Tarr<br />

said. “We’re probably a long way<br />

from the time that human rejuvenation<br />

is possible but, if it does happen<br />

by 2040, we’re in store for some<br />

pretty major changes in our world.”<br />

Although the play doesn’t delve<br />

deeply into anti-aging therapies,<br />

it does emphasize the character of<br />

Peter and his journey down what<br />

Tarr calls “the bleak road toward old<br />

age and the disappointments he has<br />

accumulated”.<br />

“His quest to ‘reset’ is something<br />

that will ultimately give everyone<br />

the ability to live the lives of their<br />

dreams without the rug being pulled<br />

out from under them, thread by<br />

thread,” said Tarr. “I chose to give<br />

Peter a single, silver bullet that resets<br />

“Life is a constant unfolding<br />

of new discoveries about<br />

ourselves and the world,”<br />

said Tarr.<br />

a body to a youthful state in one full<br />

swoop. I opted to be a little less scientifically<br />

accurate in exchange for<br />

something I felt would work better<br />

dramatically.”<br />

Indeed, Peter — and other<br />

characters in the play — is ultimately<br />

able to repeat his life. Hence,<br />

the double meaning of the title<br />

“Re:Peter” (repeater).<br />

“My original title was, ‘<strong>The</strong> Reset<br />

Button ‘but I like ‘Re:Peter’<br />

better because I wanted<br />

the focus to be more on<br />

the character than on the<br />

medical therapy he has<br />

invented,” said Tarr.<br />

Even so, Tarr has long<br />

been interested in the topic<br />

of rejuvenation. His wife,<br />

Alison, works in medical<br />

research involving clinical<br />

trials of pharmaceutical<br />

compounds and medical<br />

devices.<br />

“We like to say she’s a life<br />

scientist who’s interested<br />

in the arts, and I’m an artist<br />

who’s interested in the life<br />

sciences,” said Tarr.<br />

So, in addition to studying<br />

life and organisms<br />

through the eyes of a master<br />

of craft, Tarr has acted,<br />

Submitted<br />

performed as a stand-up<br />

comedian and became an<br />

editor, writer and producer.<br />

“I worked at Fox Sports for a<br />

while as well as E! Entertainment<br />

television,” said Tarr. “My bread and<br />

butter for years was in local TV out<br />

here in L.A. I produced and hosted<br />

several shows, my favorite of which<br />

was an animal show that included<br />

interviews with people who adopted<br />

pets from local animal shelters.”<br />

In his local TV years, Tarr modestly<br />

acknowledged winning a<br />

few Emmy nominations and one<br />

Emmy award for his series, “<strong>The</strong> City<br />

Guy,”for a piece called Laws of Physics.<br />

He also won a Telly Award for his<br />

animal show, “<strong>The</strong> Home Shopping<br />

Petwork” in addition to being<br />

honored by the then-mayor of L.A.<br />

(Antonio Villaraigosa) on the steps<br />

of City Hall for helping to increase<br />

pet adoption.<br />

Currently, Tarr is setting up his<br />

own production company called<br />

Interrupting Cow that will make<br />

comedies and thrillers for a web network<br />

for streaming boxes.<br />

“It’s sort of a wild west<br />

right now with a lot of<br />

opportunity for makers of<br />

more outside-the-box entertainment<br />

companies,”<br />

said Tarr. “2020 hopefully<br />

will be a very exciting year for me.”<br />

Tarr, who earned a Bachelor of<br />

Fine Arts in Acting at Boston University,<br />

resides in L.A. with his wife,<br />

Alison, who he met at B.U.; 7-yearold<br />

son Dashiell River; 9-year-old<br />

Emory Echo; and dogs Dylan Jane<br />

and Jasper.<br />

‘Re:Peter’ will be performed <strong>Nov</strong>.<br />

14-16 at the RHS theater at 7 p.m.<br />

<strong>The</strong> show is family friendly.<br />


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Bear hounds: Hiking couple and their puppy are attacked on the trail; wardens charge dogs’ owner<br />

from page 1<br />

Scapp, who was carrying a buck knife<br />

and a Swiss Army knife but felt reluctant<br />

to use them at that time, tried to fend the<br />

hounds off with a canister of bear spray.<br />

He remembered seeing Siegman get<br />

pulled down into the ravine.<br />

“I just remember this horrible feeling<br />

seeing [Meryl] there in the water with blood<br />

on her face,” he said. “I couldn’t tell if she’d<br />

been bitten in the face or the eye or what. I<br />

felt totally helpless.”<br />

It would turn out that the blood on<br />

Meryl’s face had come from her hands.<br />

<strong>The</strong> couple screamed for help, but no<br />

one answered, they said.<br />

“Ron was trying to get the dogs off of us<br />

and I was holding on to [Willow] for dear life<br />

because I knew that if I let go [the hounds]<br />

would have destroyed her,” Siegman recalled.<br />

“I really thought for quite a while that<br />

we were not going to survive this.”<br />

Scapp finally managed to drive off the<br />

largest dog, whose name they would later<br />

learn was Zeus, with the bear spray.<br />

But when Siegman stood up the hounds<br />

regrouped, circled her and pulled her<br />

down again, she said.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> second attack on Willow was<br />

worse,” she recalled. “It was prolonged.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y were pulling on her, refusing to let<br />

go.”<br />

While deploying the bear spray with<br />

his right hand, Scapp managed to pick<br />

up a rock with his left hand, he said.<br />

<strong>The</strong>n, as he reared back to hurl it at one<br />

of the hounds, he unintentionally struck<br />

another one, which was attacking him<br />

from behind. “I whacked him right in the<br />

snout,” he said.<br />

Siegman doesn’t remember how it<br />

happened, but she discovered a culvert<br />

nearby, shoved Willow into it, then<br />

stood in front of the opening to block the<br />

hounds from it.<br />

“I was bleeding profusely from both<br />

my hands,” she said. “And all this time<br />

I was screaming at the top of my lungs,<br />

hoping that the hunters would hear us.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>n it occurred to Scapp to command<br />

the hounds.<br />

“I stood up tall and screamed COME!<br />

NOW!” he said. “I commanded them to<br />

follow me, so I could get them away from<br />

my wife.”<br />

And they obeyed.<br />

“I managed to walk about a quartermile<br />

and to get all of them to follow me,<br />

though at times I wasn’t sure if they were<br />

following me or stalking me,” he said.<br />

When Scapp paused on the trail, the<br />

dogs seemed as if they might drift away.<br />

But when Scapp tried to return to Siegman,<br />

the dogs turned around, too, and<br />

charged toward her again.<br />

“I was screaming,” he said. “I felt a profound<br />

sense of despair and desperation,<br />

and I thought: This is where they kill us.”<br />

Scapp recalled feeling in that moment<br />

that he might have to engage in closequarter<br />

combat with the hounds.<br />

“I thought I was going to have to go<br />

in with both knives and start cutting<br />

throats,” he said. “But I honestly didn’t<br />

think I was going to win that fight.”<br />

<strong>The</strong>n, as the couple recalled it, they<br />

heard a voice on a ridge.<br />

<strong>The</strong> entire incident had lasted at least a<br />

half-hour, they said.<br />

According to Siegman and Scapp, a<br />

member of Wayne Newton’s hunting<br />

party was the first to show up at the scene,<br />

followed later by Newton himself.<br />

“I think the only reason the hunters<br />

showed up was that they were tracking<br />

the dogs on GPS and they thought they<br />

had surrounded a bear,” Scapp said. “But<br />

it was us they had surrounded.”<br />

Newton apologized, the couple said,<br />

and his hunting party helped them get<br />

back to their car.<br />

Scapp and Siegman drove back to<br />

Starksboro, where they had been staying<br />

with friends Kevin Harper and Julie Herr.<br />

Scapp explained to Harper what had<br />

happened and then Harper saw Siegman<br />

and Willow, he said.<br />

“Meryl’s hand was chewed up and her<br />

gear was bloodied, and the puppy was beside<br />

her, looking distressed. It’s a furry black<br />

dog, so you couldn’t really see the extent of<br />

the injuries.”<br />

Harper and Kerr drove Willow to Burlington<br />

Emergency & Veterinary Specialists,<br />

and Scapp drove Siegman to Porter Medical<br />

Center.<br />

At Porter, Siegman was treated for<br />

puncture wounds on her hands. She said<br />

there are more than 20 bites.<br />

Siegman declined to get a rabies shot<br />

because, she said, Newton had assured<br />

the couple that his bear-hunting dogs<br />

were registered, which required up-todate<br />

shots.<br />

According to the veterinary report<br />

Siegman shared with the Independent,<br />

the extent of Willow’s wounds could not be<br />

evaluated until she was sedated.<br />

Once her fur was clipped away, veterinarians<br />

found multiple wounds, including<br />

a large puncture wound to the left of her<br />

vulva and a large deep laceration on her<br />

right perineum.<br />

Vets suggested the latter wound would<br />

need additional surgical evaluation as it<br />

heals.<br />

Willow was expected to undergo that<br />

evaluation on Oct. 31 with Scapp and Siegman’s<br />

veterinarian back at home in New<br />

York City.<br />

On the night of the attack, Scapp and<br />

Siegman called the Vermont Fish and<br />

Wildlife Department and were put in<br />

touch with Central District game wardens<br />

Dale Whitlock and Wesley Butler.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y were both amazing,” Scapp said.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>y did better trauma work for victims<br />

than a psychologist would have.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> Independent contacted both game<br />

wardens for comment. Butler did not<br />

respond in time for this story.<br />

Whitlock said he interviewed the<br />

couple in Harper and Herr’s home the day<br />

after the attack.<br />

“He was absolutely professional,”<br />

Harper recalled. “He was considerate, attentive,<br />

supportive and understanding.”<br />

In an Oct. 26 phone interview with the<br />

Independent, Whitlock said that the “case<br />

against the dog owner isn’t settled,” so he<br />

could provide only limited comment.<br />

“I’ve been a game warden since 1996<br />

and I’ve never seen anything like this,”<br />

he said. “This was clearly a traumatic and<br />

painful incident for Ron and Meryl. And I<br />

believe they are telling the truth.”<br />

Whitlock said he planned to submit<br />

his report to the Addison County State’s<br />

Attorney “as soon as possible.”<br />

As grateful as they were, however,<br />

Scapp and Siegman said that after their interview<br />

with Whitlock they were left with<br />

the impression that neither the actions of<br />

“I don’t view Wayne Newton as a villain in this situation,”<br />

Scapp said. “This is not a hiker vs. hunter kind of thing.<br />

But we were being terrorized by these dogs.”<br />

the hunters or the dogs had broken any<br />

laws.<br />

Rep. Amy Sheldon, D-Middlebury,<br />

is chair of the House committee that<br />

oversees fish and wildlife. She said she<br />

was aware of this incident and is exploring<br />

ways to update hunting rules.<br />

Her understanding was that “hounding<br />

regulations do not require proximity … of<br />

your dogs. … Bear hounds are allowed to<br />

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season or what their intended goal is. <strong>The</strong><br />

practice by its definition seems to depend<br />

on the dogs having free rein in the woods.”<br />

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To date, according to Lt. Justin Stedman<br />

at Fish and Wildlife, Newton has<br />

been cited to appear in Addison County<br />

Superior Court on Dec. 9 to answer to a<br />

criminal violation of Title X, Appendix 7<br />

of the Vermont statutes, which regulates<br />

bear-hunting dogs.<br />

Neither Stedman nor Whitlock specified<br />

the exact charge, citing outstanding<br />

paperwork, but Scapp and Siegman had<br />

the impression that it had to do with improper<br />

registration.<br />

Where such Fish and Wildlife cases are<br />

concerned, the process for answering to<br />

such a charge is similar to how speeding<br />

tickets are handled, Stedman explained.<br />

Newton will have the option of paying<br />

a fine before the court date, in which case<br />

the hearing would be canceled.<br />

“I don’t view Wayne Newton as a villain<br />

in this situation,” Scapp said. “This is not a<br />

hiker vs. hunter kind of thing. But we were<br />

being terrorized by these dogs.”<br />

Ultimately, he said, he felt like the state<br />

of Vermont and its vaguely worded laws<br />

are at fault.<br />

Harper agreed. “I have no issues with<br />

hunting,” he said. “We don’t post our land,<br />

and we have hunters all the time and have<br />

never had a problem. But this isn’t about<br />

hunting — or guns or animal rights. It’s<br />

about control of your animals.”<br />

Siegman hopes that this will never happen<br />

to anyone else.<br />

“It was horrible,” she said through tears.<br />

“I think the trauma is going to last a really<br />

long time.”<br />

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location ten minute on over drive 4 acres. from 2 Killington wood burning Resort fireplaces, with stunning hardwood<br />

floors, views cherry of Pico cabinets, <strong>Mountain</strong>. kitchen <strong>The</strong> island, competitively 4-season sunroom, priced 2 home, living<br />

rooms, is being finished sold furnished. basement, home office and two garages.<br />

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Office 802-422-3610 ext 206 Cell 802-236-1092 bret@killingtonvalleyrealestate.com

40 • <strong>The</strong> <strong>Mountain</strong> <strong>Times</strong> • <strong>Nov</strong>. 6-<strong>12</strong>, <strong>2019</strong><br />

<strong>2019</strong><br />



FRIDAY, NOV. 29<br />

Recycled Percussion, 4:00 p.m.<br />

Athlete Bib Presentation, 5:<strong>45</strong> p.m.<br />

Fireworks immediately following<br />

TGR’s Winterland Movie Premier, 7:00 p.m.<br />


Opening Parade, 9:00 a.m.<br />

Giant Slalom Run 1, 9:<strong>45</strong> a.m.<br />

Live Music: DJ Logic,<br />

immediately following Run 1<br />

Giant Slalom Run 2, 1:00 p.m.<br />

Awards, immediately following Run 2<br />

Live Music: Grace Potter,<br />

immediately following awards<br />

Warren Miller’s Timeless Movie Premier,<br />

7:00 p.m.<br />


Opening Parade, 9:00 a.m.<br />

Slalom Run 1, 9:<strong>45</strong> a.m.<br />

Live Music: Twiddle,<br />

immediately following Run 1<br />

Slalom Run 2, 1:00 p.m.<br />

Awards, immediately following Run 2

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