The Mountain Times - Volume 48, Number 46: November 13-19, 2019



Volume 48, Number 46 What’s Black, White and FREE inside? Me! Nov. 13-19, 2019



Peak Performance

owner Fred Coriell has

died at age 67.

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Bear-hound attack

rocks community.

Page 4

Woodstock students

petition town to declare

climate emergency

By Virginia Dean

The 45 members of Woodstock’s Change the World Kids

(CTWK) are taking Swedish teenage environmental activist

Greta Thunberg’s warning on climate change seriously

by galvanizing for more

action to combat the impact

of global warming.

“I want you to act as

if you would in a crisis,”

Thunberg said to world

leaders at the World Economic

Forum in Davos-

Klosters, Switzerland in

“We have

limited time to

respond,” said


January 2019. “I want you to act as if the house was on fire,

because it is.”

As a result, CTWK members have joined, in partnership

with Sustainable Woodstock, the recent Climate Emergency

movement by gathering signatures on a petition

that compels local, national and international governments

to adopt an emergency response to climate change

and the broader ecological crisis.

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Courtesy of Killington Resort

Killington Resort has opened 12 new features at the Woodward Pop Up Park on Reason.

Fresh snow helps to open topto-bottom

skiing at Killington

Killington Resort, which opened for the season Nov. 3, received 8 inches of snow in the

past week and has 10 open trails, including a top-to-bottom skiing route from the Killington

peak down to the to the K-1 Express Gondola via Great Northern, Middle Chute

and Lower Bunny Buster.

There are also 12 new features in the new Woodward Pop Up Park on Reason.

Snowmakers are preparing to open Snowdon next. Snow guns are blasting on Lower

Ridge Run, Mouse Run and Middle Bunny Buster.

There is no beginner terrain available at this time.



Saturday marks the

start of rifle season

for deer. The regular

deer hunting season

is Nov.16-Dec. 1.

Outdoor enthusiasts

are encouraged to wear

fluorescent orange in

the woods.

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The state’s only button

club located in Rutland

celebrates 40 years.

Page 4

By Pieter Bohen

Avari Shewmaker, Laura Shands and Eliza Dodson of

Change the World Kids, ask for community support in the

Petition for a Climate Emergency Declaration.

Vail encourages women to pursue careers

By Karen D. Lorentz

In response to a “nice to see men here” comment,”

a male responded, “We have daughters.”

It was an encouraging observation as the first

Northeastern POWDER event focused on encouraging

women to be brave in building a career in

the ski industry.

POWDER is an acronym for Providing Opportunity

for Women through Diversity, Equality and

Respect, a new Vail Resorts’ program focusing on

the training, mentoring and support of women to

foster meaningful careers in the ski industry.

Karen Wagner, ski patrol director at Stowe and

Public input sought on Killington’s

proposed short-term rental zoning

Staff report

The Killington Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on proposed short-term

rental zoning bylaw amendments at the town offices on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Short-term rentals are defined as those rented for fewer than 30 consecutive days and

no more than 14 days per calendar year.

The proposed amendments would require short-term rental owners to obtain permits

before a certificate of occupancy is granted.

The amendment would also limit bedroom capacity to two people per bedroom plus

two additional. A three bedroom dwelling unit would be permitted eight people, for


FAQ > 2

the Northeast Region POWDER coordinator, led

the Nov. 4 program at Mount Sunapee. It was the

first of six events that will rotate among Mount Sunapee,

Okemo, and Stowe resorts this winter. The

event, which was open to the public, attracted

over 100 attendees.

Wagner acknowledged the bias women in

the ski industry have often encountered before

introducing Olympian Donna Weinbrecht, who

addressed her ski career and shared insights.

The gold medalist and World Cup champion

was a self-taught moguls skier whose determination

and passion for the sport got her to the U.S.

Ski Team. It was at that point that she first received

coaching, she said, appreciating the difference it

made in her life and skiing.

Weinbrecht grew up in the freestyle era with

men and women competing on the same hill.

In 1988, freestyle was a demonstration sport at

the Calgary Olympics and Weinbrecht was part

of the pioneering effort to get moguls approved.

She then became the first woman to win gold in

moguls at the 1992 Olympics.

In 1993, she suffered a serious knee injury that

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The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019

By Katy Savage

Fred Coriell, the beloved owner of the

Peak Performance Ski Shop in Killington

who had a passion for developing youth

interest in ski racing, died Saturday after a

battle with cancer. He was 67.

Coriell was diagnosed with stage IV

cancer in November 2018, but he didn’t

let that stop him. Coriell spent his last

year like he spent his earlier years—always

giving and putting others first.

“What made Fred so special to so

many people was his genuine interest

in how they were doing both on the

snow and off,” his family said in a joint

statement. “He was as passionate about

winter sports as he was about the growth

and development of young people.”

Coriell, a longtime Killington Mountain

School board member, recruited Tao

Smith to lead KMS about 20 years ago and

has been heavily involved in the school’s

growth and transformation since.

“He cared deeply about his family, he

cared deeply about his employees, he

cared deeply about the ski racing community,”

Smith said. “He was enthusiastic

about children, about sports and how

to leave the world a better place than he


‘He cared more about other people’

Peak Performance owner Fred Coriell, dies at 67

Denise and Fred Coriell stand in front of a sign for their store.

found it.”

Coriell grew up in New Jersey. He and

his wife Denise met at Davis & Elkins College

in West Virginia and got married in

1975. Shortly after, they took over Coriell’s

Gulf, a full-service gas station in Rutherford,

New Jersey, from Coriell’s father.

As an avid skier, Coriell often traveled

to Vermont and decided to move his family

to the Killington area in 1987.

Coriell became involved in the ski

industry through his three sons, who all

FAQ: Killington town plans public hearing on proposed short-term rental registration. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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FAQ’s about Killington’s proposed short-term rental registration

Courtesy of Killington Zoning Administrator Preston Bristow

Q: What is a short-term rental?

A: A short-term rental, sometimes called homesharing

or a vacation rental, is a rental of a home or

apartment for periods of less than 30 consecutive

days. Killington’s proposed zoning bylaw change

would not require registration for short-term rentals

mont statutes. In practice, the town will administer it

as an annual “registration.”

Q: What documents will be required for a shortterm

rental registration?

A: As proposed, the following five documents will

be required:

for under 14 days per calendar year.

Q: Is the town trying to discourage short-term

• A copy of the state Wasterwater and Water Supply



A: No. Killington is a resort town which values the

• A copy of the state Public Building Permit from

the Vermont Fire Safety Division.

income-generating potential to owners of short-term

rentals and the increased visitor capacity that shortterm

• A copy of the Posting of Contact Information

required by 18 V.S.A §4467.

rentals bring to our businesses.

Q: How many short-term rentals are there in Killington?

• A copy of a completed state Short Term Rental

Safety, Health and Financial Obligations selfcertification


A: An analysis in June of 2019 revealed 1,378 listing • Proof of short-term rental insurance coverage.

representing 931 unique rental units within town

borders. The emergence of short-term rental websites

has created a boom in short-term rentals that continues

to grow.

Q: Why start a registration program now?

A: The health, safety and protection of rental occupants,

rental owners and neighbors is of primary

importance. Stopping “party houses” and “pseudohotels”

in residential neighborhoods is a related goal.

Q: Why burden everyone because of a few bad


A: There is a sense in which all regulation does this.

To prevent abuses by some, rules are adopted which

all must follow. Killington’s long-term rental market

can benefit from the consistency and reliability that

regulation brings.

Q: Will it be a short-term rental “permit” or


A: The proposed zoning bylaw amendments use

the term “permit” because that is the term used in Ver-

Q: Are any of these documents not currently

required by law?

A: Only proof of short-term rental insurance is a

requirement, not currently required by law. Because

new homeowner’s insurance policies carry a “business

activity exclusion,” the rental owner and others

may not be covered without short-term rental insurance.

Q: Will I have to submit all five documents every


A: The state Wastewater Permit and the state Public

Building Permit would only have to be submitted

once. The others would be updated annually.

Q: How many guests can I advertise to stay in a

short-term rental?

A: The current zoning bylaw allows two occupants

per bedroom. The proposed bylaw amendments will

allow an additional two occupants per short-term

rental unit. Therefore, a three-bedroom home can be

advertised for eight gues ts as a short-term rental.


attended Killington Mountain School.

“In typical Fred fashion he got involved

and then some,” said Smith. “He

knew every stat (for every racer) in the


The Coriells ran Glazebrook Rentals

and Chalet Coriell, a bed and breakfast,

when they first moved to Kilington before

they had the opportunity to open Peak

Performance Ski Shop on Dec. 10, 1988.

Through their commitment to honesty

and integrity, the Coriells developed a

reputation at their shop for being one of

the best in the industry, with people from

all over the world buying their items.

“He was somebody who really found

joy in assisting others to attain their

excellence,” said Melbourne Boyton, a

KMS board member and physician from

Rutland who works with U.S. Ski Team


Boynton said Coriell created a harmonious

place at the ski shop where

employees and customers felt welcome.

Phill Gross, who sponsors an organization

that brings inner city Boston

children to Vermont, said the Coriells led

the shop with generosity. They consis-

Coriell >10

Q: How are the number of bedrooms determined?

A: Generally, the number of bedrooms is set in the

state Wastewater Permit. There may be variations in

Act 250 approvals of multi-unit structures, and the

capacity of septic systems that were approved prior

to state jurisdiction (before July 2007) will be determined

based upon the best available information.

Q: Will the town outsource monitoring of shortterm


A: Manually monitoring over 900 properties in

over 1,300 listings that are constantly added, changed

or moved between multiple websites, all with their

addresses hidden, would be difficult to impossible.

The town will likely contract with a specialized firm

with deep domain data technology to continuously

monitor compliance with short-term rental registration.

Q: What will the annual registration of a shortterm

rental cost?

A: An annual fee for a short-term rental registration

will be set by the Select Board. The annual fee will

cover the cost of the third-party monitor and additional

capacity at the town offices to administer the

registration program.

Q: Will the town outsource enforcement of shortterm

rental regulations?

A: No. The processing of registrations and administration

of the registration program, including

enforcement, will continue to be performed by town

employees located at the town offices in Killington.

Q. When will the short-term registration program


A: If adopted, registrations may be instituted as

soon as April 1, 2020 with a grace period for applicants

to secure a state Public Building Permit and/or

state Wastewater Permit.

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 LOCAL NEWS • 3

Mayor David Allaire

By Ed Larson


Rutland city

budget up 2.9%

By Ed Larson

Rutland Mayor David Allaire said that one of the

first things he removed from the proposed fiscal year

2020/2021 budget was a request from the Rutland city

fire chief for a new employee. The fire chief had requested

a full-time emergency management director. Allaire

stated that the estimated cost for the position was approximately

$100,000 annually with benefits. Although

Allaire stated the position would be beneficial to the city,

the cost at this time was too high to forward to the Board

of Aldermen for approval.

Thus, no new positions are funded in the budget

request. One position in the Department of Public Works

was eliminated. The city has been unable to recruit an

electrician for two years and decided to discontinue the

position. The City Police Department is also down one

position, to 39 sworn officers, due to difficulty in recruiting

new members.

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Police investigate car

submerged in river

Staff report

Police are investigating a car that was found submerged

in Sutherland Falls Nov. 4.

Rutland County Sheriff Stephen Benard said a couple

of kids found the Chevrolet Prizm in the river and

reported it to the Proctor librarian. The librarian then

called police around 4 p.m. on Nov. 4.

“We were able to determine that there was nobody in

the vehicle,” Benard said.

Benard said he believes the car went into the river the

night of Nov. 3.

Police determined the car belongs to Tanya Brace, 30,

of Leicester.

Benard said a Proctor Fire Department member used

a drone to see the license plates. He said Green Mountain

Power also lowered the water coming over the falls low

enough to see the back bumper of the car.

The car was not reported stolen,” Benard said. “It’s

just a question of how it ended up in the river.”

Benard said the incident is still under investigation.

The car remains in the river. Benard said he’s been in

contact with the Agency of Natural Resources to determine

how to remove the car.

“It’s in a spot that is essentially inaccessible,” Benard

said. “We’re waiting for feedback from the state on what

to do with it.”


The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019

Bear-hound attack shocks hunting community

By Christopher Ross/Addison Independent

Editor’s note: This story is second

in a series. The first, “Bearhunting

hounds attack hikers

and pup,” was published in the

Mountain Times, Nov. 6.

Members of the bear-hound

hunting community, along with

state officials, have expressed

shock over an Oct. 19 incident

on the Catamount Trail in Ripton,

in which five bear-hounds

attacked a couple and their


Such an incident has never

happened before, say supporters,

who characterize their sport

as having a positive culture

with strict practices and high


Brandon resident Wayne

Newton, whose bear-hounds

were involved with the incident,

has been charged with a criminal

violation of 10 App. V.S.A. §

7.63a, which reads, “A person

shall not take black bear with the

aid of dogs unless the person is

in control of the dog or dogs.”

According to Vermont statutes,

“Control of Dog/Dogs” means

“the transportation, loading

or unloading of dogs from

vehicle(s); the handling, catching,

restraining or releasing

dogs; and the use of telemetry/

GPS to locate or track dogs.”

“This aggressive behavior

of the dogs represents a failure

of the dog owner to properly

handle and restrain the dogs,”

wrote Vermont Game Warden

Dale Whitlock in his

incident report.

Newton has been

fined $262 for the

violation, with a fivepoint

penalty on his

hunting license.

In recent exchanges

for this article,

Newton was thoughtful and

apologetic, but he ultimately

declined to comment for this



Forrest Hammond, a wildlife

biologist and black bear project

leader at the Vermont Department

of Fish and Wildlife, was

shocked to learn of the incident.

“I’ve been in bear management

for 40 years, working with

houndsmen, and I have never

heard of a bear-hound biting a

person,” he said. “The hounds

are usually very focused on

treeing bears and they usually

ignore everything else” — including

other dogs.

Hammond compared the

incident to someone getting

struck by lightning.

“I view this as an aberration,

and so I’m not too worried about


“Houndsmen are an important part

of our hunting heritage and I would

hate to lose them,” said wildlife

biologist Forrest Hammond.

Butch Spear, president of the

Vermont Bearhound Association,

has been hunting with

bear-hounds for 15 years — and

with hounds generally for 57.

“I’ve never heard of anything

like this before,” he said. “Bearhounds

like people.”

For more than a decade, the

Vermont Bearhound Association

has participated in the annual

Dead Creek Wildlife Day in

Addison, and Spear has brought

his dogs along.

“A thousand kids touch them

and there’s never been a problem,”

he said.

Vermont Game Warden Dale

Whitlock interviewed Newton

the day after the incident.

“(He) said he wished it had

never happened, and that

his dogs had never done this

before,” Whitlock wrote in his

incident report. “Wayne said his

dogs are friendly and

he did not believe

they would harm


In an Oct. 26

phone interview,

Whitlock, too, expressed


“I’ve been a game

warden since 1996 and I’ve

never seen anything like this,”

he said.

Bear-hound hunting

“If you want to know the truth

about bear-hound hunting, call

me and I’ll take you out,” Spear

said in an open invitation to

the public. “Because you won’t

know until you go. Even if you

only want to find something bad

about it, come and see.”

Spear, 66, lives in Orange

County and tries to hunt four

days a week during the season.

Much of the pleasure of bearhound

hunting comes from

working with his dogs — and of

course the thrill of the chase.

The dogs are always excited

to go,” he said.

On a typical hunting trip,

Spear explained, he’ll load up

to six hounds (the maximum

allowed by law) into the custommade

plywood “dog boxes” on

the back of his pickup truck and

drive around back roads until

the hounds detect a bear scent.

Alternatively, “if there’s an oak

ridge or a beech ridge where I

know a bear has been working,

I might walk the dogs into the

woods,” he said.

When they’ve picked up the

scent, the hounds will bark in a

different way.

“Sit in the front seat of this

truck and you’ll know when

those hounds smell a bear,” he

said. “You’ll be asking ‘What the

(heck) is going on?”

When they’ve picked up

a “hot” scent, Spear lets the

hounds loose so they can follow


Like many bear-hound hunters,

Spear uses a handheld GPS

device to follow the hounds,

which all wear tracking collars.

Spear’s bear-hounds have

occasionally gotten three or four

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife urges wearing a fluorescent “hunter orange” hat and vest while hunting.

Hunting season begins Nov. 16

Hunters urged to wear orange

Vermont Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters to

wear fluorescent hunter orange.

“Hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities, and

it’s getting safer thanks to advances in education as well

as science,” said Nicole Meier,

Vermont Fish and Wildlife

information and education specialist.

“Our volunteer hunter

education instructors stress that

wearing orange during hunting

season is important, and studies prove that wearing

fluorescent hunter orange keeps hunters visible to other

people in the woods, but it keeps them relatively invisible

to deer.”

“Every year we should strive to be the safest we can

be by wearing at least a hunter orange hat and vest,” she


Meier says hunters moving into the line of fire of other

hunters and mistaking other hunters for game are common

causes of the state’s accidents.

The time that deer are most active, during the dawn

and dusk hours, are times of especially low visibility. You

State asks hunters for help in collecting data

The Vermont Fish and

Wildlife Department is

asking hunters for help

in a statewide initiative

to gather more biological

data on the state’s deer

population. Hunters

who get a deer during the

Nov.16 to Dec. 1 rifle season

are asked to provide

an incisor tooth from

their deer when they go

to a reporting station.

Biologists are collecting

middle incisor teeth

from all rifle season

deer in order to evaluate

regional differences in

ages and antler characteristics

of bucks as

well as to help estimate

population size, growth

rate, health, and mortality

rates. Each tooth will

be cross-sectioned to

accurately determine the

deer’s age, and the results

“Hunting is one of the

safest outdoor activities,”

will be posted on the Fish

and Wildlife website next


Hunters are asked to

obtain a tooth envelope

from the reporting agent.

Write your name, Conservation

ID number and

date of kill on it. Remove

one of the middle incisor

teeth, being careful to

include the root. Place

the tooth in the envelope

and give it to the reporting


Instructions on removing

the tooth will be

posted at reporting stations,

and a video showing

how will be available

on Fish & Wildlife’s


“Knowing the ages

of harvested deer is

critically important,

and more information

said Nicole Meier.

VTF&W photo

can improve your chances of being seen by other hunters

by wearing hunter orange, which can be seen even in

low-light situations.

“While it isn’t recommended to wear orange during

waterfowl and turkey seasons, we

certainly still recommend hunter

orange when you are going to

and from your blind, treestand or

calling spot,” said Meier.

While some hunters might be

concerned that deer are scared by hunter orange, in fact

deer have been shown to be unaffected by the color. A

deer’s vision is based on movement, patterns and color

variations. Unlike humans, deer do not have multiple

color receptors in their eyes. They can see color, but

their spectrum is limited. This means deer must rely

heavily on their ability to detect movement over the ability

to interpret color variations and patterns.

Hunting in Vermont continues to be a safe recreational

pursuit and hunters can help keep it that way by

choosing to wear hunter orange.

Hunt smart. Hunt safe. Wear orange.

VT Fish & Wildlife photo

Hunters who get a deer during the Nov. 16 to Dec. 1 rifle

season are asked to provide an incisor tooth from their

deer when they go to a reporting station.

allows us to make better

management decisions,”

said Nick Fortin, Vermont

Fish and Wildlife’s

deer project leader. “To

produce accurate population

estimates, and to

better assess our current

management strategies,

we really need to get

teeth from as many deer

as possible.”

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News Briefs ............................................................. 10

Calendar .................................................................. 12

Music Scene ............................................................ 16

Rockin’ the Region .................................................. 17

Living ADE .............................................................. 18

Food Matters ........................................................... 24

Pets .......................................................................... 28

Mother of the Skye .................................................. 29

Columns .................................................................. 30

Classifieds ............................................................... 34

Service Directory .................................................... 36

Real Estate ............................................................... 38


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The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019

Local Button Club celebrates 40 years

By Ed Larson

The only Vermont button club is

celebrating a 40th anniversary this year,

coinciding with National Button Day on

Nov. 16.

The Verd Mont Button Club in Rutland

is comprised of approximately 25 members

who meet monthly for eight months

of the year. During the four coldest months

they peruse, clean, mount and learn about

buttons at home while exchanging emails,

texts and phone calls. Many members

have clothing or apparel buttons dating

back hundreds of years.

The name is separated into the original

Verd (meaning green) and Mont (meaning

mountain). The original membership felt

this provided a special sense of identity for

the club.

A display of colonial copper, silver and

military buttons is being shown in a glass

display case at the Vermont State Welcome

Center in Fair Haven, through the month of

November. Some of the colonial coppers

and silvers came from a homestead built

in 1795 in Rutland and still occupied to this

day by descendants of the original builders.

The military display is quite appropriate

with Veterans Day being observed during

the month of November.

In April, Gov. Phil Scott signed a proclamation

dedicating Verd Mont Button Club

Day, in celebration of the club’s efforts in

regional competitions and educational

programs as well as 40 years of continuous

existence. The governor’s proclamation is

also on display at the Fair Haven Vermont

Welcome Center. Club members have won

awards, including one People’s Choice

Award at the New England Regional Button

Association (NERBA) Show. Two members

serve on the NERBA board of directors.

Other members have been directly

involved in presentations to the National

Button Society annual show. N.B.S. grants

have assisted the Verd Mont club with biennial

open house button shows in Vermont.

Heard the saying “cute as a button?”

Cute as a button isn’t the original phrase.

The word cute was derived from the 1731

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Vermont’s only button club is in Rutland and celebrating 40 years this year.

English meaning of the word, “acute,”

bright or clever. One of the most approved

explanations of the saying is ‘being acute

as a button” or referring to the shine of

polished brass buttons. And there are hundreds

of millions of brass buttons out there.

Those little tins, baskets, cigar boxes

and containers of buttons that have been

passed down through generations, sometimes

contain treasures that not only depict

family history but are worth some serious

money to collectors.

Colonial copper buttons sell for up to

$750 each and more, and Civil War military

buttons run into the thousands of dollars.

George Washington inaugural clothing

buttons can fetch over $10,000 in auction

or private sales. Most are valued a lot less

but have significant value to the individual

collector. Like artwork varies in pricing,

buttons also run the full spectrum of costs.

The variables are rarity, artwork, historical



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significance and providence. Many of the

detailed buttons are considered works of

art today and displayed as museum pieces,

such as in the Keep Homestead Museum in

Monson, Massachusetts.

“My grandmother put buttons on paper

plates and hung them up as pictures,” said

Betty Cross of South Royalton. Betty kept

those plates for many years, not knowing

what to do with them. Eventually she met

with a collector from New Hampshire who

invited her to a meeting and a 30-yearhobby

of collecting commenced. Cross has

been active in the New England Regional

Button Association, which meets once a

year for competition amongst collectors,

and Betty is considered one of the Verd

Mont Button Clubs senior experts on button


Many members possess thousands

of buttons that cover the gamut of garment

buttons. Many people are surprised

to learn that buttons on garments were

predominantly worn by men rather than

women in original usage. Today zippers

and Velcro may become the collectables a

century from now.

Lisa Wernhoff, of East Montpelier, got

her start after joining 4-H at the age of 8.

Semi-retired now, the former archivist for

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream stated she started

sewing as it was hard to find age appropriate

clothing for someone who is tall. Her

and her sister made button bracelets while

spending one night at her grandmother’s

house. “My favorites were black glass

because they were so shiny and made a

clicking noise when I wore them,” she

states. “Grandma would give us a piece of

stretchy elastic cord and a tin of button’s;

we were allowed to pick any we wanted and

string them on the elastic.”

In college, Wernhoff majored in home

economics with a concentration in clothing,

textiles and design. She now has some

twenty drawers full of buttons from four

generations of family members, adding

that purchases have also added to the lot as

there were many buttons “too pretty to pass

up.” She then joined the Verd Mont Club

five years ago when the “button collecting

bug hit.” As a result, she has joined four

button associations, and reads countless

books and articles on buttons.

All the club members, like Wernhoff, are

automatically members of the Northeast

Regional Button Association (NERBA).

Most belong to the National Button Society,

and a few belong to the British Button


Carol and Robert Curtis of Proctor are

husband and wife members. Robert said

that his wife received a collection of buttons

from her great aunt. After becoming

interested in that collection the Curtises

began purchasing from garage sales and

other places. Curtis says the current club

president Amy Larson suggested they

attend a meeting, and were hooked on the

history and vast amount of information

available. Buttons collectors become chronologists

of history. The Curtises state that

club members are just fun to be around as

they share information.

Sharing information has been a theme

for the Verd Mont Button Club. Displays at

Vermont welcome centers, open houses in

Rutland, Middlebury and Shelburne, along

with lectures and seminars on button

history have been instrumental activity for

the club. Another statewide open house is

planned for the Montpelier area in 2021.

The late Warren Tice of Essex Juntionwas

a founding member of the Verd Mont

Button Club and wrote the definitive books

on military button collecting from 1776 to

1865 titled Uniform Buttons of the United

States is sought after internationally by collectors.

Tice’s “Dating Buttons” a limitededition

printing exhibits prices up to $1,500

per copy.

Susan Peden of Shoreham worked as

the education coordinator at the Henry

Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. She

was attracted to the hobby by a friend, the

late Barbara Wells, whom Susan observed

cleaning trays of buttons from the collection

of Ida B. Horton. One of Peden’s

hobbies is Civil War reenacting and sewing

reproduction 19 th Century clothing.

“Barbara did not miss my interest in the

subject of her task and began inviting me

to the Verd Mont Button Club meetings,”

Peden said.

The first meeting was enough to

convince Peden, who is always on the

prowl for more buttons. Peden has done

extensive research on Colt buttons. Yes, the

gun manufacturer turned out hundreds of

thousands of buttons. “Buttons along can

make the woman or man!” Peden adds.

Peden is now the vice president of the


Another Shoreham resident, Lyn

Blagden, has a love for antique clothing

and fabrics. She calls it an “obsession” that

began when she was growing up in New

Jersey. There she found trunks full of very

old clothing, wigs and purses in the attic.

Those became costumes in school plays.

Blagden took notice of the embroidery and

Buttons > 37

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8 • The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019



is part of

government’s job

By Jay Diaz

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will

be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may

be concealed from them,” said Patrick Henry.

The Vermont Supreme Court recently affirmed that

government officials cannot require Vermonters to

pay fees to inspect public records, a common practice

that has hindered government oversight at great cost

to our communities. The Court’s decision in Doyle v.

Burlington Police Department reinforced the principle,

enshrined in Vermont’s constitution and laws,

that government transparency and accountability are

vital to a democratic society.

Despite the Court’s ruling, it seems that Vermont

government still has a transparency problem. Following

the decision, officials in state and local government

are already calling for legislation to roll back

Without open access to

public information, we cannot

ensure our government is

accountable for malfeasance.

the Court’s decision, and Vermont Attorney General

T.J. Donovan has created a new rule imposing fees on

anyone who photographs records they are inspecting.

These officials argue that responding to record

requests is a diversion from their “mission,” and requestors

should pay an additional fee for government

employee time spent responding to record requests.

This response reflects a fundamental misunderstanding

of the role of government and how

democracy is supposed to work. Facilitating access

to government records does not divert from our

government’s work, it is our government’s work. As

the Founders knew, only an open government is an

accountable government – providing access to public

records is a part of the government’s job because it

enables the people to engage in self-governance and

prevents our democracy from withering.

Without open access to public information, we

cannot ensure our government is accountable for

malfeasance, corruption, or violations of our rights.

As we have seen, those are costs than can far exceed

the minor expense of complying with a public records


Just last month, the video at the center of the Doyle

case was released by VTDigger. It shows police arresting

children in order to “send a message” while

threatening others with pepper spray. It is another

depiction of law enforcement unnecessarily criminalizing

black and brown children engaged in common

childhood behavior. Countless other videos and

documents showing potential civil rights violations

have been released in just the last few years. But, too

often, exorbitant fees have prevented members of the

press, accountability organizations, and individual

Vermonters from uncovering records like these –

delaying or denying a public reckoning and making

necessary reforms much less likely. Records like these

should not remain concealed behind a paywall.

Government officials may well prefer to avoid the

inconvenience or embarrassment of disclosure, but

that too is beside the point—these are the public’s

Transparency > 9


Thanks for teaching the Vermont

hunter safety class

Dear Editor,

I’d like to thank Mr.

Kevin Carvey, Mr. Aaron

Tinsman, Mr. Rick Hedding

and Brian Connaughton

for instructing

our Vermont Hunter

Safety Class this fall in

Pittsford. I received multiple

praises for the 2019

Hunter Safety Education

Class instructors.

Earlier this fall, Mr. Nick

Markowski and Brenda

Wilk contacted Aaron

Tinsman to offer this new

opportunity for the Pittsford

Recreation Department

Vermont Hunter

Safety Program.

The Tom Fiske Memorial

Foundation, Inc. (a

non-profit) was established

a year after the

death of Tom Fiske in

October of 2000.

Tom was an avid hunter

and outdoorsman who

was killed by the arrow of

another hunter.

The foundation was established

to partner with

hunter safety instructors

that educate our youth

about hunter safety. Upon

the graduation of youth

age 15 and under, the

foundation donates a set

number of Lifetime Hunting

Licenses. The licenses

are awarded by random

drawing for the graduates.

The main fundraiser

for the foundation is our

annual Memorial Golf

Tournament which is held

every August at Neshobe

Country Club. August

2020 will be our 20th year.

Money is raised from hole

sponsorship of $100.00,

and 50/50 drawings at the

tournament. If anyone is

interested in becoming

a hole sponsor for our

20th year, please contact

Brenda Wilk at 438-5677

next June or July. In 2019,

they gave away three Vermont

Lifetime Hunting


The Pittsford Recreation

Department’s 2019

recipients of the lifetime

permits were Rehanna

Alger, Caden Munger and

Jacob Whittemore.

On behalf of the Town

of Pittsford Recreation Department

I’d like to thank

Rick Hedding, Kevin Carvey,

Aaron Tinsman and

Brian Connaughton for

their hard work and dedication

to teaching future

generations of hunters

to be ethical. And to say

thank you to the Pittsford

Fire Dept. meeting room

and the VT Police Academy’s

classroom, outside

grounds & shooting range

for being available to the

instructor’s and students!!

Randal S. Adams,

Pittsford Recreation


Vermont must not

resell confiscated


Dear Editor,

I am astounded and horrified

to hear that confiscated

guns are being sold back

into society in Vermont.

We have an immediate

and serious problem with

guns, and the government

is selling them! The article

in the Oct. 30 Seven Days

newspaper states that one

of the reasons for these

sales is a concern that law

enforcement officials will

hesitate to confiscate guns

from those cited or arrested

for domestic abuse because

there isn’t anywhere to put

them. (This action is possible

because of a recently

passed law.) In order to

make space for confiscated

guns to be stored, we are

selling guns to gun dealers

who could be unwittingly

selling them to other people

who shouldn’t have them. It

just doesn’t make any sense.

Our state government

should be working to

reduce the number of guns

out there — not selling

them. Just destroy them. I

am fed up with the cavalier

attitude toward weapons,

while children in school

are trained in what to do if

a shooter shows up. This is

unconscionable. Guns kill

people. These sales should

be stopped immediately.

Deborah Young,

New Haven

By Rick McKee

Your paper seems


Dear Editor,

As a first time reader, I

couldn’t help but notice

the deriding of President

Trump’s decision to

remove troops from the

perpetual Syrian/Kurdish/Middle

East conflict

in the superior op-ed

published Nov. 6 while

simultaneously lauding

Senator Aiken for his

call to remove American

troops from Vietnam

some 50 years ago. Does

Does your


offer only




your publication offer

only liberal partisan

views or are you open to

conservative commentary

as well?

It’s become fashionable

to hate the president, who

admittedly is no stranger

to making enemies, but

the hypocrisy in opining

negatively in regard

to President Trump and

favorably for one-time

Vermont Senator Aiken

ostensibly for the same

action is confounding.

Aaron Warner,


The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 CAPITOL QUOTES • 9


On Veteran’s Day...

“As a nation, we have a moral

obligation to provide the best

quality care to those who put their

lives on the line to defend us. Just

as planes and tanks and guns are a

cost of war, so is taking care of the

men and women who we sent off to

fight the wars. It includes caring for

the spouses and children who have

to rebuild their lives after the loss

of a loved one. It includes caring

for the hundreds of thousands

of veterans with multiple

amputations or loss of eyesight,

post-traumatic stress disorder

and traumatic brain injury. It

includes veterans who are having

difficulty keeping jobs in order

to pay their bills, and it includes

the terrible tragedy of veterans

committing suicide.”

Said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“For over 200 years, our veterans

have answered our nation’s call to

protect freedom and liberty here at

home and around the world. Their

commitment to our values, our

people and our way of life serves

as the greatest example of what

it means to be American. Their

courage and sacrifice, their bravery

and their duty in service to our

country are on display every day,

but we set aside today to pause and

renew our pledge to do all we can

to support them, honor them and

to show our gratitude for all they

do. On behalf of all Vermonters,

I want to thank our veterans for

their service and sacrifice.”

Said Gov. Phil Scott.


Impeachment impasse

By Leo Pond

Republicans in both the House and the Senate have spoken out against the impeachment

inquiry. Republicans in both chambers are doing everything in their

power to prevent the impeachment inquiry from making any “groundbreaking”

discoveries. These Republicans have interrupted a hearing already, setting it back

three hours and causing a security issue because they brought their phones with them.

Republicans love their president and they are worried if the inquiry finds any “dirt” on

President Trump it will make them look bad.

Democrats are hoping that if the impeachment investigation doesn’t find enough

evidence to impeach that it will be enough to damage President Trump’s reputation

so he doesn’t get elected in 2020. Donald Trump has responded to this by calling it a

“witch hunt.”

Leo Pond is a 13-year-old political columnist.


Transparency: Public does not belong to the public

from page 8

records. They belong to each and

every Vermonter in the same way that

our local parks do. We pay for them

collectively and

open them to all

who individually

choose to access

them. Charging

additional fees to

view a government

record or use one’s

personal device

to make a copy is

essentially taxing twice.

Vermonters are rightly proud of our

tradition of direct democracy, and yet

because our laws are so antiquated, the

Center for Public Integrity gives Vermont

an “F” grade in access to public

records. The Doyle case is a step in the

right direction, but we still have much


Government officials

may well prefer to

avoid the inconvenience

or embarrassment of


Rutland budget: Mayor hands proposed city budget over to Aldermen.

from page 3

The Police Department budget request came in at $6,626,410 or about $600,000

over the 2019/2020 FY.

The overall budget is up some 2.9% over last years to $22 million for municipal services.

Allaire indicated that part of that is due to Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance rate

increases of 9% and pay raises for union contracts.

Interviewed in his office on Thursday morning, Nov. 7, Allaire stated that the budget

work to do.

The ACLU of Vermont and our supporters

disagree with any public official

who would seek

to further impede

public access to

public records.

Vermonters will be

watching closely

this coming legislative

session to see

if our lawmakers

uphold the core Vermont

value of open access to government,

and we will work to ensure our

records remain, as the Public Records

Act says, “free and open.”

Jay Diaz is a staff attorney for the

American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont

and argued the Doyle case before

the Vermont Supreme Court.

The overall budget

is up some 2.9%

over last years

to $22 million

for municipal


contained a 1.5% COLA pay increase for nonunion

and a 1.5% increase for the Rutland Free

Library. The 1.5% also includes a small increase in

stipend for the Board of Aldermen.

The city pension fund contribution was fully

funded with increases suggested by the actuaries.

The contribution steps up from $692,223 to


The city contingency fund was level-funded at

$150,000. Allaire stated that he feels comfortable

with that number as not much of the fund has been

utilized over the past several years. Over at the Rutland

City Fire Department, the total budget request was $3,672,539.51 or about $18,000

less than the current budget.

The overall municipal budget proposed is $22,086,546.37. There would be an increase

to the taxpayers with passage of various social service agency requests for funding.

Overall, Allaire stipulates there was a collaborative effort on the part of the city treasurer,

department heads and others to contain municipal spending.

The budget now rests with the Board of Aldermen, which will send it to various committees

to discuss the proposals. Committees may then recommend to the full board to

either accept or reduce proposals. While the Aldermen may not increase budget items,

they do have the right to make fund transfers if deemed necessary. Once approved by

the full board, the budget goes to the voters for ratification on March Town Meeting


10 • JUMPS

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019

Coriell: A friend, businessman and all-around great guy is grieved


from page 2

tently opened their store after hours and

donated socks, helmets, mittens and

jackets for the Boston children to use.

They’re just the nicest people you’re

ever going to meet in your life,” Gross

said. “(Fred) was very knowledgeable

without being very boastful.”

Before KMS had dormitories, Coriell

also hosted several

KMS children in his

home while they

learned to race.

“Everything you

can think of you’d

want a friend to be,

Fred was,” said Mike

Hone, KMS’ board

chair and a longtime friend of Coriell’s.

“He was like the movie, “It’s a Wonderful


Outside of skiing, Coriell loved Porsche

automobiles and maintained, repaired,

and rebuilt many of them over the years.

He was also the varsity baseball coach

at Woodstock Union High School and

involved in sports when his sons were


“It was always a joy to be with the Coriells,”

said Sheila Morse, who met Coreill


Bear hunting shock: Attack on hikers may be writing on the wall for bear-hound hunting

from page 4

miles away from him, but he

usually tries to keep them close

—“within a mile or two,” he said.

Bear-hound hunting is the

only hunting sport that’s “catchand-release,”

Spear explained.

Once the hounds have driven

a bear up a tree, the hunter has

the ability to assess whether or

not it would be appropriate to kill

that particular bear.

“If it’s a young sow with cubs,

then no, we wouldn’t take it,”

Spear said. “In that case I’d simply

take a photo and walk away.”

But the Humane Society of the

United States, on its website, tells

a different story.

“Biologists have found that

hunters misidentify the gender

of approximately one-third of

treed bears,” the society writes.

“And in some pursuits, hounds

confront bears while they are on

the ground; in the melee, hunters

may not take the time to try

to determine the bear’s gender

before shooting.”

The Humane Society of the

United States and other critics

have insisted that hunting with

bear-hounds violates “fair chase”


According to the Montanabased

Boone and Crockett Club,

which was founded in 1887,

fair chase is “the ethical, sportsmanlike

and lawful pursuit and

taking of any free-ranging wild,

big-game animal in a manner

that does not give the hunter an

improper or unfair advantage

over the game animals.”

“Fred always greeted

you with a smile. He

was one of the most

genuine people.”

as a customer about 30 years ago with

her husband Dick. “Fred always greeted

you with a smile. He was one of the most

genuine people.”

Coriell spent his final days living live

to the fullest. He hiked in Idaho in August

and picked huckleberries with his grandchildren.

In September, he attended

his youngest son’s

wedding in Vermont

and in October, he

continued to check

in at the ski shop and

was actively involved

in KMS.

Smith said he and

Coriell drove Coriell’s

Porsche to southern parts of the state this

fall to meet board members together.

“When he found out he had cancer, he

said, ‘Before I go, I’m going to make sure

I did the most I could for KMS,’” Smith

said. In last conversations, Smith said

Coriell was thinking about how he wanted

to leave his family and his business.

“He was always thinking about other

people,” Smith said. “Right up to the end,

he cared more about other people than

what he was going through himself.”

Spear answers critics by pointing

out that hunting with hounds

is the only hunting sport “where

you’re telling the animal that

you’re coming for them.”

Vermont regulations

Vermont’s bearhound

hunters see

themselves as carrying

on a proud tradition

that dates back to

the arrival of the first

white settlers.

The state has two

bear-hunting seasons.

For state residents — with or

without hounds — the early

season runs from Sept. 1 through

Nov. 5. Nonresidents with bearhounds

may hunt in the early

season starting on Sept. 15. The

last bear season this year runs

Nov. 16–24. A hunter may only

kill one bear during the year.

There is also a bear-hound

“training season,” which runs

from June 1 to Sept. 15. Killing

bears is prohibited during training


A list of bear-hound hunting

regulations can be found by visiting


Over the last decade, Vermont

Fish and Wildlife has issued

roughly 100 bear-hound hunting

permits per year, though recently

those numbers have edged

upward. In 2019, the department

issued 113 resident permits and

nine nonresident permits.

Currently, Vermont’s black

bear population stands at

around 5,000, Hammond estimated,

which is near the low end

of the range that Fish and Wildlife

has identified as ideal.

In 2018, bear hunters — with

or without hounds — killed 683

Vermont’s black bear population

stands at around 5,000,

Hammond estimated, which is

near the low end of the range.

bears during the two seasons.

Bear-hound hunters typically

account for 12 to 14 percent of

those numbers.

Bear management

Bear-hound hunters are a

critical tool for the Fish and

Wildlife Department, said Hammond,

who has joined many

bear hunts and hound-training

expeditions, and uses hunting

season results to develop bear

population estimates.

State game wardens also call

on bear-hound hunters to “haze”

or drive off nuisance bears, using

nonlethal methods.

“Houndsmen get involved

fairly regularly in nuisance

cases,” Hammond said, especially

when bears get into cornfields

in August.

“Bears love corn and they do

well with it,” he explained. “If

they get into a cornfield away

from prying eyes they can basically

live there.”

Overall, Hammond says he

Denise and Fred Coriell at a recent wedding with family and friends.

has a great appreciation for bearhound


“Houndsmen are an important

part of our hunting heritage

and I would hate to lose them.”


Brenna Galdenzi,

president of Vermontbased

Protect Our

Wildlife Vermont (POW),

vehemently opposes

bear-hound hunting.

“It’s inherently violent

and unsportsmanlike,”

she said. “I wouldn’t even

put it in the same category as


POW, which has roughly 2,000

members, was founded in 2015

with a focus on opposing animal

trapping, but the organization

has since expanded its activities

to fight bear-hound and other

types of hound-related hunting.

“This wasn’t something that

we wanted to spend our time on,

but now that we know about it,

we cannot turn a blind eye,” she


Galdenzi accuses Hammond

and other Fish and Wildlife officials

of being “apologists” for

bear-hound hunting.

“You are supporting a pastime

that separates sows from cubs,

causes bears to overheat and

lose vital calories and hydration,

as well as violates landowner

rights,” she wrote to Hammond

in an email last spring. “You

should not be selling this to the

public as a wildlife management

tool when you have no


science/studies to back it up. If

bear-hound hunting was so well

understood and supported by

biologists, then why do the majority

of states not allow it?”

Currently 17 states, including

Vermont, allow bear-hound

hunters to kill bears.

Protect Our Wildlife has begun

to gather and organize bearhound-related

concerns from

citizens around the state, some

of which, Galdenzi said, may not

have been recorded by game

wardens because “no laws were


On Oct. 31 the Independent

filed a public records request

with the Vermont Fish and

Wildlife Department and expects

to review and summarize those

records in a future article.

Public opinion about bearhound

hunting in Vermont does

not appear to be improving, and

both Hammond and Spear said

the writing is probably on the


“It may not happen in my lifetime,

but my 9-year-old grandson

— who really enjoys the sport

— may see it go away,” Spear said

with regret.

Vermont’s land is getting divided

up into smaller and smaller

parcels, Hammond said, and

more and more landowners are

prohibiting hunting of any kind

on their property, which doesn’t

bode well for the sport.

“I think that eventually

houndsmen will lose their


The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 JUMPS • 11

Climate protest: Woodstock students lead effort to pass emergency declaration on climate change with a petition to get a vote on Town Meeting Day.


from page 1

“CTWK is involved because

its members in the Woodstock

area see it as a priority but feel

that it is not being acted on,”

said CTWK facilitator Pieter

Bohen. “Now, we’re bringing it

to a new level of concern.”

Local residents Anne Macksoud

and Richard Schramm

were inspired in the late

summer to ignite the Climate

Emergency petition drive in

Woodstock and enlisted CTWK

members to actualize it.

The climate crisis is real, serious,

and impacts the world,”

said Schramm. “These impacts

can be seen in Vermont and

hurt many groups unfairly. It’s

getting worse, and we have

limited time to respond. It is

truly a climate emergency.”

When the Climate Mobilization

was founded at the

People’s Climate March in New

York City in 2014, there was no

climate group publicly organizing

around the need for a

WWII-scale emergency action

on climate.

Thus, the Climate Emergency

campaign was founded

in the U.S. (Hoboken, New

Jersey) in 2017 and has worked

with grassroots activists, political

leaders, and organizations

around the world to pass local

Climate Emergency Declarations.

The campaign originated

in the city of Darebin, Australia

in December 2016.

Over 1,170 local governments

in 23 countries have

declared a climate emergency

as a rallying cry for the next

phase of the climate movement.

Current strategic

priorities for local campaigns

include passing declarations

of Climate Emergency with

a commitment to reach zero

emissions and begin carbon

drawdown at emergency speed

(10 years or less); local elected

leaders to become advocates

for emergency climate mobilization

to the public, other

cities, and state and national

governments; and to develop

and implement a mobilization

policy locally after a declaration

is passed.

With a goal of 500 local

signatures, CTWK members

had 78 as of the end of last

week. Once their target is

reached, the petition will be

given in early December to the

Woodstock Select Board whose

members in turn will present

the document at Town Meeting

in March 2020 for approval.

“This has been a great opportunity

for us to get out in

public, have discussions and

good experiences,” said Bohen.

“It’s been great for the kids.”

Of its 45 members, 10 have

been stationed at the local post

office with a few out and about

in town. Members arrive right

after school lets out at 2:45 p.m.

and stay until 4:30 p.m.

“It is with hope that, as a

town, an emergency is declared

for a few reasons, one of

which is that we are leaders of

the conservation movement

beginning with (19th Century

environmentalist) George Perkins

Marsh,” said Woodstock

Union High School senior and

CTWK member Erica Kurash.

“It’s our responsibility to uphold

that dedication to conservation

by declaring an emergency

and putting measures in

place to ensure that, as a town,

we are climate resilient.”

CTWK member and WUHS

By Pieter Bohen

Aidan Reed and Erica Kurash of Change the World Kids petition in

front of the Woodstock Post Office.

By Pieter Bohen

Mateo Bango and June Dodson of Change the World Kids meet with Ana DiNatalie to discuss the Declaration

for a Climate Emergency.

freshman Mateo Bango noted

that there is much to be done

in little time, and that the petition

is a good step to slow down

CO2 emissions.

“It’s important to cut down

on our carbon emissions as

much as possible,” said Bango.

The police cars loitering

around town

all day are putting

out a lot, along with

most of the town. If

we could make sustainability

a priority

for the town, things like new

police cars would be easier on


Kurash and Bango were part

of the student strike last March

to demand climate change.

Organizer and student activist

Kurash was inspired by Thunberg

and, when Kurash learned

that Thunberg’s movement

was going global, she gathered

other students to bring

it to Vermont. In Woodstock,

students walked from the high

school into town. Community

members were invited and

encouraged to participate in

the strike.

In mid-September 2019,

Woodstock Union Middle and

High School Principal Garon

Smail and student organizers

came up with a different plan

for another strike. Instead of

Over 1,170 local governments

in 23 countries have declared a

climate emergency.

leaving campus and facing inschool

suspensions, students

participated in workshops centered

around climate change

during a two-hour delay before

regularly scheduled class time


At the time, Kurash said the

alternative plan addressed

both safety concerns and engagement

issues she witnessed

at the March strike.

“With the strike in March,”

Kurash said, “people (were)

walking out but they didn’t know

what they were supporting.”

Thus far, in Vermont, the

towns of Norwich and Burlington

have passed the Climate

Emergency Resolution.

The idea for a climate

emergency declaration came

from a member of the community,”

said Burlington Select

Board member, City

Councilor (Ward 6) and

certified public accountant

Karen Paul.

“I was inspired by

his arguments, and we

discussed other communities

who are issuing (them).

The more I learned about a

declaration and the reasons for

such a resolution, the greater

my resolve to bring this about.

Burlington is and has been

a national leader in energy

efficiency, clean renewable

energy and being a responsible

steward for the environment

while also being mindful of

keeping our electric rates

affordable,”she added.

Burlington is currently

working toward net zero energy

use in 11 years, Paul said.


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NOV. 13

Bikram Yoga **

6 a.m.

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

60; 5 p.m. IHP; 6:15 p.m. Baptiste Flow. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Active Seniors Lunch

12 p.m.

Killington Active Seniors meet for a meal Wednesdays at the Lookout

Bar & Grille. Town sponsored. Come have lunch with this well-traveled

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

Road, Killington.

Open Studio Hub

3 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center opens doors to teens and young people Wednesday,

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

do homework, listen to music, read, create a club, join yoga, creative

space, and more. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Heart of Ukulele

5 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center holds informal ukulele group Wednesday, 5-7 p.m.

Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Kripalu Yoga

5:30 p.m.

Kripalu Yoga at Killington Yoga with Alison. 3744 River Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Rotary Meeting

6 p.m.

The Killington-Pico Rotary club cordially invites visiting Rotarians,

friends and guests to attend weekly meeting. For November, meet at

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

802-773-0600 to make a reservation. Dinner fee $20.

RYP Focus Group

5 p.m.

The Vermont Futures Project and Rutland Young Professionals focus

group for economic growth. 5-6 p.m. at the GMP Energy Innovation

Center. Open to those 22-40.

November Mix

5:50 p.m.

A night of play and networking at Wonderfeet Kids Museum. Family

friendly with food and door prizes. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 11 Center St.,


Fly Tyers Meeting

7 p.m.

Green Mountain Fly Tyers will meet at Godnick center.

Peter Burton will demonstrate CDC Emerger/Spinner

trout fly patter. 1 Deer St., Rutland.


NOV. 14

Bikram Yoga **

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m.Bikram

60; 9 a.m. IHP; 5 p.m. Bikram

60; 6:15 p.m. IHP. 22 Wales St.,


Meditation Circle

8 a.m.

Maclure Library offers meditation

circle Thursdays, 8 a.m.

802-483-2792. 840 Arch St.,



10 a.m.

Maclure Library offers playgroup,

Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Birth to

5 years old. Stories, crafts, snacks,

singing, dancing. 802-483-2792. 840

Arch St., Pittsford.

Story Time

10 a.m.

Story time at West Rutland Public Library. Thursdays,10

a.m. Bring young children to enjoy stories,

crafts, and playtime. 802-438-2964.

Killington Bone Builders

10 a.m.

Bone Builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd.,

Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free, weights supplied.


Mendon Bone Builders

10 a.m.

Mendon Bone Builders meets Thursdays at Roadside Chapel, 1680

Townline Rd, Rutland Town. 802-773-2694.

Kripalu Yoga

10:30 a.m.

Gentle therapeutic yoga class with Petra O’ Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness

Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland. RSVP to 802-345-


Bridge Club

6 p.m.

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Thursday, 6-10 p.m.

Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. 802-773-


All Levels Yoga

6:30 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center offers all level yoga class with

Stefanie DeSimone, 50 minute practice. $5/ class,

drop-ins welcome. 16 South Main St., Rutland.

Bring a mat.

Meditation Group

7:15 p.m.

Chaffee Art Center holds meditation group

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:15-7:45 a.m.

Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St.,


RYP Focus Group

8 a.m.

The Vermont Futures Project and Rutland

Young Professionals focus group for economic

growth. 5-6 p.m. at Heritage Family

Credit Union. Open to those 22-40.

Wine Tasting

6:30 p.m.

Wine tasting, live msuic by Gary Wortman,

door prizes, holiday 50/50 raffle to benefit the

Rutland Youth Theater. Stop by anytime from

6:30-8:30 p.m.


5 p.m. & 7 p.m.

A reimagined Thanksgiving Feast to benefit Wonderfeet

Kids’ Museum at The Annex. 58 Merchants Row, Rutland.

Two seatings at 5 and 7 p.m.

Technology Workshop

12 p.m.

Learn the basics of search engine optimization at the Circle Technology

Collective International. 51 B Killington Ave, Rutland. Free, From 12-2


The Little Engine that Could

10 a.m.

Chandler center for the Arts presents the Little Engine That Could

Earns Her Whistle performed by the Arts Power National Touring Theater.

71 North Main Street, Randolph.

Book Group

10 a.m.

CAAP Lifestyles book group for adults with developmental disabilities,

offered via Rutland Mental Health’s Community Care Network. Rutland

Free Library.


7 p.m.

Family-friendly show in the Rutland High School Theater. 22 Stratton

Road, Rutland.


NOV. 15

Bikram Yoga **

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. bikram 90; 12 p.m. IHP; 5 p.m.

Baptiste Flow. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Level 1 Yoga

8:30 a.m.

Basic Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River

Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Creative Space

10 a.m.

Chaffee Art Center holds creative space Friday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring

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

all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Story Time

11 a.m.

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

Stories, songs, activities. All ages welcome! 2998 River Road, Killington.


Knitting Group

2 p.m.

Maclure Library offers knitting group, Fridays, 12-2 p.m. 802-483-2792.

840 Arch St., Pittsford.




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Open Gym

6 p.m.

Friday night open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St.,

Rutland. 6-8 p.m. Ages 6+. Practice current skills, create gymnastic

routines, learn new tricks, socialize with friends! $5/ hour members; $8/

hour non-members. Discount punch cards available. 802-773-1404.

Bird Photography Show

6 p.m.

A special presentation of wildlife photography with Gordon Ellmers.

Poultney Library, Main St., Poultney.

Holiday Inn Screening

7 p.m.

View the broadway adaptation of the 1942 film “Holiday Inn” in the

Heald Auditorium of the Ludlow Town Hall. Admission is free.

Marsh Monitoring Walk

8 a.m.

Join us for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh (dirt and paved roads)

or go halfway. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 AM.


Season Kickoff

6 p.m.

Darkside Snowboard Shop celebrates its 30th year with BBQ, Dark

Park Session and showings of Processing Delay and OneHundred-

North. First 50 people receive free Darn Tough Socks. 1842 Killington

Rd, Killington


7 p.m.

Family-friendly show in the Rutland High School Theater. 22 Stratton

Road, Rutland.

Holiday Show Opening Reception

5 p.m.

Jackson Gallery at Town Hall Theater presents the twelfth annual Holiday

Show of original works by local artists. Opening reception from 5-7


Joshua Davis

7:30 p.m.

Chandler Center for the Arts “Live & Upstairs” with Michigan Singer/

Songwriter Joshua Davis. Entry is “by donation.” 71-73 Main St,



7 p.m.

Family-friendly show in the Rutland High School Theater. 22 Stratton

Road, Rutland.

Wing Night

5 p.m.

Enjoy some wings at the VFW Post 648. 15 Wales St., Rutland. 5-7


Studio Two Beatles Tribute

6 p.m.

A benefit for the Parent Child Center of Rutland at the Rutland Elks

Lodge #345. Pre-show party, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets

$20. 802-775-9711

Other Desert Cities

7:30 p.m.

A performance of Jon Robin Baitz’s work directed by M. Carl Kaufman.

Barnard Town Hall, 115 North Road, Barnard. Adults $20, Students



NOV. 16

Bikram Yoga **

7:30 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 7:30 a.m. Bikram 90; 9:30 a.m. IHP; 11 a.m.

Baptiste Power Flow 75. 22 Wales St., Rutland. truenorthyogavermont.


Vermont Farmers’ Market (Rutland)

9 a.m.

The indoor winter market is held every Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Vermont

Farmers’ Food Center, 251 West St., Rutland. vtfarmersmarket.


Open Gym

11 a.m.

Saturday morning open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St.,

Rutland. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All ages welcome. Practice current skills, create

gymnastic routines, learn new tricks, socialize with friends. $5/ hour

members; $8/ hour non-members. Discount punch cards available.


Kids’ Saturday Classes

11 a.m.

Chaffee Art Center offers different activity for kids each week - painting,

cooking, craft making and more. $10, pre-register at 802-775-0036;

$15 drop in. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.


5:30 p.m.

Bridgewater Grange Bingo, Saturday nights, doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Games start 6:30 p.m. Route 100A, Bridgewater Corners. Just across

bridge from Junction Country Store. All welcome. Refreshments available.

CTA Annual Meeting

12 p.m.

A little business, information about future plans, a presentation by Sam

Brakeley and a meet and greet. 12-6 p.m. Ascutney Outdoor Center in


Music, Poetry and Storytelling

12 p.m.

A reading and performance by Jerry Johnson. Suitable for all ages.

12-2 p.m. Roger Clark Memorial Library, Pittsfield.


SATURDAY, NOV. 16 AT 7:30 P.M.

Book Sale

9 a.m.

The Fairhaven Library is having a book sale, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Main Street

in Fairhaven.

Holiday Craft Show

9 a.m.

The annual Pittsford Craft Show to benefit Pittsford Christmas Kids

Fund. Over 30 vendors. Lothrop Elementary Gym. 3447 US Route 7,


Moose Crossing

7:30 p.m.

Brandon-based jazz trio Moose Crossing performs at Brandon Music.

Tickets $20. Pre concert dinner dinner available for $25. BYOB. 62

Country Club Rd., Brandon.

Neave Trio

7:30 p.m.

The Neave Trio(Anna Williams, violin; Mikhail Veselov, cello; Eri Nakamura,

piano) performs at the Chandler Center for the Arts. 71 North

Main Street, Randolph. Tickets online at,

Turkey Supper

5:30 p.m.

The Annual Turkey Supper at the Bridgewater Grange Hall. Adults $12,

Cildren 6-12 $6. From 5:50-8 p.m.

Japanese Class

2 p.m.

Children, Adults and beginners welcome to Japanese Class at the

Rutland Free Library. 10 Court Street. 2nd Floor. For more information

call Neil, 773-9594

Process Painting

9 a.m.

Process Painting with Annie Moore at the Artist Tree Center in South

Pomfret. All materials provided, $10 suggested donation. 9 a.m.-12


Martial Arts Training Day

8 a.m.

Whistlekick Martial Arts offers free martial arts

training at Woodstock Union High School. Not

recommended for small children.


Other Desert Cities

7:30 p.m.

A performance of Jon Robin

Baitz’s work directed by M. Carl

Kaufman. Barnard Town Hall,

115 North Road, Barnard.

Adults $20, Students $15.




Bikram Yoga **

9:30 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 9:30

a.m. Baptiste Power

Flow; 11 a.m. IHP; 4:30

p.m. Bikram 60; 5:45 p.m

.Yin. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Flow and Restore

with Live Music

5 p.m.

A special class led by Tara Lichtensteiger

along with live music by local

musician Sammy Blanchette. Go With

the Flow. 110 Main St, Ludlow.

Community Potluck

5 p.m.

The Pawlett Library hosts a community Potluck and Newcomer Panel.

Bring a dish to share and your own place setting and utensils. 5-7 p.m.

141 School Street, Pawlett.

Other Desert Cities

2 p.m.

A performance of Jon Robin Baitz’s work directed by M. Carl Kaufman.

Barnard Town Hall, 115 North Road, Barnard. Adults $20, Students


Arts & Crafts Show

4 p.m.

An afternoon of art, food, drink and live music from Julia Rose. At the

Clear River Inn & Tavern.


NOV. 18

Bikram Yoga **

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. IHP; 9 a.m. 60 min. Bikram; 4 p.m. IHP; 5

p.m. Baptiste Flow; 6:15 p.m. Bikram Beats. 22 Wales St., Rutland.

Killington Yoga

8:30 a.m.

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

3744 River Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Killington Bone Builders

11 a.m.

Bone Builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd.,

Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free, weights supplied.


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Rutland Rotary

12 p.m.

Rotary Club of Rutland meets Mondays for lunch at The

Palms Restaurant. Learn more or become a member,

Monday Meals

12 p.m.

Every Monday meals at Chittenden Town Hall, 12

noon. Open to public, RSVP by Friday prior, 802-

483-6244. Gene Sargent. Bring your own place

settings. Seniors $3.50 for 60+. Under 60, $5. No

holidays. 337 Holden Rd., Chittenden.


1 p.m.

Maclure Library offers playgroup, Mondays, 11

a.m.-1 p.m. Birth to 5 years old. Stories, crafts,

snacks, singing, dancing. 802-483-2792. 840 Arch

St., Pittsford.

Bridge Club

4 p.m.

Rutland Duplicate Bridge Club meets Monday,

12-4 p.m. in Engel Hall, Christ the King Church, 12

Main St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.

Tobacco Cessation

5 p.m.

Quit smoking, e-cigs, and JUUL - free help! Want to quit smoking/

vaping, but nothing seems to help? Join a group and get free nicotine

patches, gum or lozenges. Group/replacement therapy doubles your

chances of staying quit for good! Free. 802-747-3768. Mondays, 5-6

p.m., RRMC CVPS Leahy Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland.

Walking Group

5:15 p.m.

Chaffee Arts Center holds walking group Monday, 5:15 P.M. Open to

all. Donations appreciated. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Citizenship Classes

Vermont Adult Learning will offers free citizenship classes. Call Marcy

Green, 802-775-0617, and learn if you may qualify for citizenship at no

cost. 16 Evelyn St., Rutland. Also, free classes in reading, writing, and

speaking for English speakers of other languages. Ongoing.




Gentle Yoga

5:30 p.m.

Simple stretches designed to reduce stress and increase flexibility.

With Heather Harvey. Roger Clark Memorial Library, Pittsfield. Call 746-

4067 or email

Young Playwright’s Reading

7 p.m.

A reading of the winners of the 2019 Jean E. Miller Young Playwrights

Competition. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave.,

Manchester. Free.

Board Meeting

6 p.m.

Maclure Library Board meeting. Public commentary is welcome and



NOV. 19

Bikram Yoga **

6 a.m.

True Yoga classes: 6 a.m. Bikram 60 beats; 9 a.m. IHP 12 p.m.

Baptiste Flow; 5 p.m. Bikram 60; 6:15 p.m. IHP. 22 Wales

St., Rutland.


12 p.m.

Delightful restorative yoga class while receiving massage with Petra

O’Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave.,

bldg. 3, 3rd floor, Rutland. RSVP to 802-345-5244,

Vinyasa Yoga

5 p.m.

Vinyasa Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River

Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.

Level 1 Yoga

5:30 p.m.

Level 1 Hatha Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500.

3744 River Rd, Killington., 802-770-4101.


6 p.m.

Gentle therapeutic yoga class while receiving massage with Petra

O’Neill, LMT at Petra’s Wellness Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave.,

bldg. 3, 3rd floor, Rutland. RSVP to 802-345-5244,

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

6 p.m.

TOPS meets Tuesday nights at Trinity Church in Rutland (corner of

West and Church streets). Side entrance. Weigh in 4:45-5:30 p.m.

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


Bridge Club

6 p.m.

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

Christ the King Church, 12 Main St., Rutland. 802-773-9412.

Legion Bingo

6:15 p.m.

Brandon American Legion, Tuesdays. Warm ups 6:15 p.m., regular

games 7 p.m. Open to the public. Bring a friend! Franklin St., Brandon.

Chess Club

7 p.m.

Rutland Rec Dept. holds chess club at Godnick Adult Center, providing

a mind-enhancing skill for youth and adults. All ages are welcome;

open to the public. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. 1 Deer St., Rutland.

OVRCC Member Mixer

5:30 p.m.

Join the Business After Hours Mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Coleman

Brook Tavern in the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo located at 111 Jackson

Gore Road in Ludlow.

Remember and Resist

6 p.m.

Award-winning author Mary Fillmore will speak on the Dutch resistance

of the Nazis. Chittenden Public Library. Free.

Mendon Bone Builders

10 a.m.

Mendon Bone Builders meets Tuesdays at Roadside

Chapel, 1680 Town Line Road, Rutland

Town. 802-773-2694.

Story Hour

10 a.m.

Fair Haven Free Library offers story hours

Tuesday mornings at Fair Haven Free

Library, North Main St., Fair Haven. All

welcome. Stories, activities, games, crafts.

Tobacco Cessation

11 a.m.

Quit smoking, e-cigs, and JUUL - free help!

Want to quit smoking/vaping, but nothing

seems to help? Join a group and get free

nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. Group/

replacement therapy doubles your chances

of staying quit for good! Free. 802-747-3768.

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Heart Center, 12

Commons St., Rutland.

Kripalu Yoga

12 p.m.

Gentle therapeutic yoga class with Petra O’ Neill,

LMT at Petra’s Wellness Studio. Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave.,

Bldg 3, 3rd floor, Rutland. RSVP to 802-345-5244,




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Women’s ski careers: Sunapee hosts new Vail program, providing opportunities for women through diversity, equality and respect


from page 1

required surgery. Noting she was in denial and

sad at first, she said she set goals for herself

and focused on rehab to get her health back.

“I learned a lot about myself,” she said of

that challenging time. But her perseverance

enabled her to meet her goal to compete in the

1994 Olympics, she said, acknowledging and

crediting “a positive attitude” as key along with

hard work.

Asked what she would tell young girls or

women in approaching their own careers,

Weinbrecht said, “Get in the gate and say ‘yes.’

Challenge yourself. Try something new. If you

only do the same thing, you’re not learning. If

you fall, do something different.”

Noting everyone has weaknesses and

strengths, she said it is important to learn

about oneself and focus on one’s strengths.

“Be social and enjoy others [you work with].

Celebrate your teammates . . . Sometimes they

show you the way so learn from your friends, be

positive and support one another,” she concluded.

Wagner affirmed that advice, noting the POWDER

initiative is about women supporting each other.

POWDER history, goals

Last March, in a podcast celebrating women trailblazers,

Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz noted that women and

especially women leaders have been “traditionally underrepresented

in the ski industry. Vail Resorts has been

changing that,” he stated, mentioning several women

who made their way to the top of the “traditionally male

dominated areas of our business. Our pioneering women

leaders in ski-industry operations roles have changed the

face of an industry and paved the way for those coming

after them,” he added.

By Karen D. Lorenz

Karen Wagner interviews Olympian Donna Weinbrecht at the first POWDER

program at Mount Sunapee.

The podcast featured several of those women who

addressed the challenges and gender bias they had

faced as they rose up in an industry where they “didn’t

look like” the typical ski industry leader.

They spoke of aspirations and navigating gender bias

as part of the story of their journeys as women leaders.

In explaining the importance of self-reflection, mentorship

and leadership training, they noted the importance

of the new POWDER initiative. It was inspired by

the Women of Whistler Blackcomb (WOWB) program

which began in 2015 with women leaders there addressing

the question “How do we do better?” through

forums, camps, and other trainings. The result was a

culture shift within the resort, impacting hiring practices,

scheduling, development, advocacy,

education, and recognition.

With such successful efforts and given the

current climate and “me too movement,”

Katz said he saw the WOWB as “an eye opener”

and opportunity to champion change by

making an investment in women leaders.

Pat Campbell, President of Vail Resorts

Mountain Division, and Lynanne Kunkel,

Vail Resorts Chief HR Officer, became sponsors

of the POWDER initiative with an aim of

finding ways to engender more inclusivity

and making ski industry jobs more appealing

for women. Wagner was named to their

steering committee as a regional leader. She

put together a Northeast team that includes

Bonnie Macpherson, Okemo communications

manager; Melissa Day, guest services

manager at Stowe,and Jessica Clarke, lift

operations supervisor at Mount Sunapee.

Okemo’s MacPherson is excited about the

POWDER initiative “sparking an interest in the

sport and industry” and its “potential to launch

careers.” Okemo will host the December program on

bias, she said.

In the March podcast, Campbell concluded that the

“future is bright for women in this industry,” acknowledging

that there is still an opportunity to create space

for women in operations and to find ways to make those

jobs more appealing and welcoming for women. Adding

there is a need for broader racial and other diversity,

she noted “the need to continue to change and be


Katz concluded his remarks stating it is most important

to focus on performance and leadership and to

invest in those skills – not focus on gender.

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NOV. 13


6 p.m. Neshobe

Country Club –

Ryan Fuller


7 p.m. The Barn Restaurant

and Tavern -

“Pickin’ in Pawlet”


6 p.m. Public House –

Blues Night with Arthur James


6:30 p.m. One Main Tap

and Grill -

Open Mic with Silas McPrior


9:30 p.m. Center Street

Alley –

Open Mic with Zach Zepson of



7 p.m. The Wild Fern –

Heather Lynne


6:30 p.m. 506 Bistro

and Bar -

Live Jazz Pianist


NOV. 14


5:30 p.m. Moguls Sports

Pub –

Duane Carleton

6 p.m. Hops on the Hill –

Nikki Adams


8 p.m. Clear River

Tavern –

Open Mic Jam with Silas McPrior


7 p.m. Taps Tavern –

Aaron Audet


7 p.m. Public House –



7 p.m. The Wild Fern –

Rick Redington


NOV. 15


7:30 p.m. Town Hall –

Other Desert Cities


6 p.m. Iron Lantern –

Breanna Thompson


7 p.m. The Foundry –

Ryan Fuller

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s

Irish Pub –

Curragh’s Fancy

9 p.m. Jax Food and

Games –

Sammy B

9 p.m. Moguls Sports

Pub –

DJ Dave’s All Request Dance



6 p.m. Flannels Bar &

Grill –

Scott Forrest


7 p.m. The Barn Restaurant

and Tavern –

Fiddle Witch


7 p.m. Taps Tavern –



7 p.m. Public House –

Bobby & Me


7 p.m. Hop ‘n’ Moose –

Kris Collett

9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-

Way Tavern –

Matthew Ames

9:30 p.m. The Venue -

Karaoke with Jess

10 p.m. Center Street

Alley -

DJ Dirty D


7 p.m. Wild Fern –

Beth Duquette and Richard



8 p.m. Community

Center -

Contra Dance: Roger Kahle and

Friends with Richard Hopkins



NOV. 16


7:30 p.m. Town Hall –

Other Desert Cities


6 p.m. Iron Lantern –

Nancy Johnson


5 p.m. Red Clover Ale –

One Year Anniversary Party with

Ryan Fuller

7:30 p.m. Brandon Music

– Moose Crossing Jazz Trio

7:30 p.m. Town Hall –

Melissa D. & Friends Concert


7 p.m. The Foundry –

Live Music

7:30 p.m. McGrath’s

Irish Pub –

Curragh’s Fancy

8 p.m. Pickle Barrel –

Rizzo’s Dilemma

9 p.m. Moguls Sports Pub

Super Stash Bros


6 p.m. Du Jour VT -

Bella Luna & The Eclipse with

King Arthur Junior


7 p.m. Public House –

John Lackard Blues Duo


7 p.m. Howlin’ Mouse

Record Store –

Brotality with special guest Max

Crowley opening

9 p.m. Center Street Alley-

DJ Mega

9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-

Way Tavern –

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T


NOV. 17


2 p.m. Town Hall –

Other Desert Cities


5 p.m. The Foundry -

Jazz Night with the Summit Pond


7 p.m. Moguls Sports Pub

Duane Carleton


5 p.m. Go with The Flow

Yoga Studio –

Sammy B


5 p.m. Clear River Tavern

Julia Rose


4 p.m. Public House –

Kevin Atkinson


7 p.m. The Hide-A-Way

Tavern –

Plumb Bobs Duo

9:30 p.m. The Venue –

Open Mic


12 p.m. Wild Fern -

Cigar Box Brunch w/ Rick


1 p.m. Wild Fern -

The People’s Jam


NOV. 18


8 p.m. The Killarney -

Open Mic with Silas McPrior


6:30 p.m. 506 Bistro & Bar

– Jim Yeager


NOV. 19


6 p.m. Third Place Pizzeria

Josh Jakab


7 p.m. Du Jour VT -

Open Jam Session with Sammy

B and King Arthur Junior


7 p.m. Taps Tavern -

Open Bluegrass Jam Hosted by

Fiddle Witch


6 p.m. Public House –

Open Mic with Jim Yeager


9:30 p.m. The Hide-A-

Way Tavern -

Open Mic with Krishna Guthrie

9:30 p.m. The Venue -

Karaoke with Jess

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 ROCKIN’ THE REGION • 17

Yes, this counts as reuse.


Twist Ball Nest

Psst... Really, it’s ok... just read me first.

Rockin’ the


By DJ Dave


DJ Logic

DJ Logic mixes it up in Killington

Thanksgiving weekend marks the return of the Killington

Cup where some of the fastest women in the world

will race down the trail Superstar, but skiing is just one

part of it.

The party it becomes is the

other and good music is needed

for that. This year Recycled Percussion,

DJ Logic, Grace Potter

and Twiddle are the musical acts.

I had the pleasure of talking to DJ

Logic, who I’ve seen many times

and highly recommend.

Recycled Percussion will play

Friday at 4 p.m.

DJ Logic is playing Saturday

after the first run of Giant Slalom

and then later that night at the

Wobbly Barn of which he said,

“It should be a rage.” He said to

expect a great show and added, “It should be a lot of great

energy. I’m bringing some great tunes, some good music.

It will be some of my stuff as well as some remix stuff. I’m

giving the whole World Cup a great soundtrack for a great


DJ Logic said he’s a young age with an old soul. Deejaying

was a hobby and a passion of his as a kid. He grew

up in the Bronx and started deejaying at 14. He played

around his neighborhood and at his community center.

He said, “I loved it. Growing up and listening to hiphop,

I wanted to do something around hip-hop. I made

that my passion and followed through with it, practicing

and one thing led to another. I had a musician friend who

thought it’d be cool to come play with his band. I was

open minded and curious to see how that would work. I

just fell in love with it, collaborating with musicians.”

He started playing at CBGB’s, The Knitting Factory and

the Wetlands. He met a lot of great downtown musicians.

He said, “Wetlands was another home for me and it

gave me my break. I started playing with some amazing

bands and contributing with some of my skills and production.”

He played with Warren Haynes, Jon Fishman

and Mike Gordon from Phish. He added, “There was a lot

of special moments at Wetlands.” He played there up to

9/11 and it definitely was a great place for him.

From there he formed his band Project Logic and took

that on the road. He is one of the first deejays to have a

band and one of the first to collaborate with musicians.

He said, “I did something very special and it was cool and

unique. I incorporated hip-hop into jazz and vice-versa as

well as into jam bands. None of that stuff was happening


at the time.”

One of those great collaborations is with Medeski, Martin

& Woods. He’s made records with them, toured with

them and some call him the unofficial fourth member. He

also opened up for Dave Matthews and done stuff with

John Mayer, Jack Johnson and The Roots. He said, “The

list goes on. I’ve worked with a lot of jazz, hip-hop, rock

across the board and the whole jam scene as well.”

He grew up listening to Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Tribe

Called Quest, Gang Starr and Public Enemy. He added, “It

was a lot of great artists.”

Besides hip-hop, he listened to rock like Living Colour,

Anthrax and Radiohead.

I’ve seen DJ Logic a bunch of times at the Gathering of

The Vibes (GOTV) festival that, sadly is no more.

DJ Logic said, “That’s a great festival, I miss it.”

What I feel sets him apart from other deejays is his

collaborations are like no other. He said, “I’ve been very

eclectic and open minded, musically. For me there were

no boundaries. I just wanted to express myself. It felt

good and made sense. Trying these out and just vibing

with the audience. I was playing feel good music and it

just felt right.”

We talked about Deep Banana Blackout, who are

good friends of mine and his. He said, “Those guys are

good family. I’ve worked with Fuzz and had a project,

‘Fuzzy Logic.’ I’ve done a lot of stuff with Deep Banana.”

He’s based out of New York City but plays all over.

Some of his favorite festivals are Bonnaroo, Newport

Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest and the GOTV.

Another favorite of his is a bucket list item of mine, Red

Rocks. He said, “It’s an amazing and magical place. I

recommend anybody to go there. The vibe there is unbelievable.

It’s intimate too. It’s not your average outdoor

venue. It has a special spiritual vibe to it.” He said every

venue and arena has been different to him and added,

“I’ve been very blessed. I’ve graced the stage doing my

thing as well as playing with others.”

He has a couple tours going into the new year and is

working on a new record which will be released mid-


He said, “Follow me on all my socials (Facebook,

Twitter, Instagram) to keep up with what I’m doing. It’s

always something special. You never know who I’m going

to be with and who’s going to be with me.” He feels

blessed to be doing this and really enjoys it. He added,

“What I love best is being in my element and seeing

people smile. Seeing them have a good time and be able

to control the crowd. Doing my thing, stepping into my

bubble and kind of just shining the light.”


18 • The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019

RRMC hosts E-Cigs, JUUL,

and the youth epidemic

What parents and teachers should know

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. —RUTLAND—According to the Center for Disease

Control, tobacco product use among US youth is increasing, and e-cigarettes

are the main reason. In 2018, there were 1.5 more current youth e-cigarette users

than 2017. Rutland Regional Medical Center is hosting a free event, E-Cigs, JUUL,

& the Youth Epidemic, What Parents and Teachers Should Know, Wednesday,

Nov. 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Rail Room at the Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue,

Rutland. It will be presented by Sarah Cosgrove, RCP, TTS-M, AE-C, Education

Coordinator at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Learn the most up-to-date facts around vaping, and e-cigarettes, as well as initiatives

taking place locally and nationally to educate and reduce youth vaping. The

talk also includes current legal and political updates due to illnesses linked to vap-

ing. Refreshments will be provided. Register at 802.772.2400 or at

This week’s living Arts, Dining and Entertainment!

Join Friendsgiving

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.—RUTLAND—Re-imagining the traditional

Thanksgiving feast and celebrating old friends and new. Enjoy creative farmto-table

riffs on fall classics in three courses, hand-selected by chef Donald

Billings at the Annex Private Dining, 58 Merchants Row.

The cost is $50 per person and includes a three-course meal, beer,

wine or soda, with proceeds to benefit the Wonderfeet

Kids’ Museum. Two seatings are available by

reservation at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Limited pre-set menu and family style dining

will not allow for dietary accommodations. For

more information call 802-282-2678 or visit-

Woodchucks Revisited to

play Wallingford town hall

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.—

WALLINGFORD— Woodchuck’s

Revisited brings

together as a quartet

two well-known

duos from Rutland

County. Woodchucks’


(Peter and Kristina

Cady) and Heron

Fire (Jon and Peggy

Rishel). Both groups have

been presenting their brand of

music and humor for over 25 years.

Woodchucks’ Revenge has performed

all around New England, upstate New

York and occasionally in the Rocky

Mountain states. Heron Fire’s appearances

run from the Adirondack Mountains

into central New York, through the Pioneer

Valley of western Massachusetts, out

to the Cape and into southern New England.

Their songs range from the Herons’

favorite old light pop and folk standards

to the Woodchucks’ old and new

Western and Celtic ballads, to some

of each group’s (usually) tasteful


The audience will

enjoy humor, history

and the variety of traditions

that make up

the American music

scene -including

folk, country, pop and

comedy material on

Nov. 13 at the Wallingford

Town Hall, 75 School St, Wallingford

at 7 p.m.

Suggested donations of $10 to $15 per

person are accepted at the door. A nonprofit

group will host a bake sale. For more

information, call the Town Administrator

at 802-446-2872.

Wine tasting fundraiser to benefit

Rutland Youth Theater

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. —MENDON—Interested in a night out that includes

wine, cheese, an opportunity to win some cash and prizes, live music and good conversation

all while raising money for an amazing cause?

Join the Vermont Inn for a Wine tasting fundraiser

to benefit the not-for-profit Rutland Youth Theatre, a

program providing quality community theatre for

kids grades K-12 from the Rutland area. The event will

include tasting of a variety of wines, light refreshments,

door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and live music by Gary Wortman

from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

You must be 21+ to attend. Cost is $35 per person.

Only 50 seats available. For more information call 802-




The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 LIVING ADE • 19

For the Birds: Gordon Ellmers

presents his Avian Photography

By Brooke Geery

From the mighty bald eagle to the tiny chickadee, no

bird is safe from Gordon Ellmers’ shots. Luckily for our

feathered friends, Ellmers prefers a camera to a gun.

The native of Fort Edward, New York, has been shooting

stunning images of birds nearly every day for 20

years, since purchasing his first digital camera for his

day job as a veterinarian.

“I bought my first digital camera 20 years ago to

email digital photos of radiographs to radiologists and

quickly receive replies. This was when we all had film

X-ray machines,” he said. “ Today everyone uses digital


That’s not the only thing that’s changed since Ellmers’

father started Fort Edward Animal Hospital many

years ago, but Ellmers has kept the family practice

going while also honing his craft each morning. “I go

out shooting every morning before work. I usually stay

within the Fort Edward area.”

As a member of the National Audubon Society and

the Southern Adirondack Audubon Society, Ellmers

does not mind being called a birder. “Some of my

favorite birds are Snowy Owls and Short-eared Owls. I

also like colorful small birds.”

Although his incredible shots of mallards in flight

or a cardinal enjoying a crabapple boast professional

quality, Ellmers considers his photography a hobby. All

of his photos are available on Facebook for free viewing.

If you want the full story behind some of his most

striking work, Ellmers will present a power point of his

work at the Poultney Public Library on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

“My show at Poultney will be a one hour PowerPoint

about area birds as seen thru the four seasons. There

are a few surprises thrown in!” he said.

The show is sponsored by the Rutland County Audubon

Society and is free to attend.

By Gordon Elmer

A Black-capped Chickadee perches on a staghorn

sumac flower.

A colorful Mallard male takes flight.

By Gordon Elmer

Wild bird


show held at

the Poultney

Public Library

Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. —

POULTNEY— Join Gordon Ellmers as he

presents some of his beautiful bird photographs

at a program sponsored by Rutland

County Audubon. The show starts at 6 p.m.

at the Poultney Public Library, which is

located at 205 Main Street in Poultney.

For more information call 802-287-5556.


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energy jazz to

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Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. —BRANDON—Brandon

Music welcomes Brandon-based jazz trio Moose

Crossing for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 16 at

7:30 p.m. Zak Hampton, founding member, brings

together an eclectic group of talented musicians from

across the region, and fronts the band on tenor sax

and the occasional vocal tune. Moose Crossing has

brought high energy jazz, fused with popular funk,

rock and blues music to the New England music

scene for 10 years. They offer a unique vitality in their

performances, which foster a sense of community

in shared expression through art. Hampton is joined

by Jore Plotts on bass and Adam Schini on organ and

keyboard. They perform youthful takes on the classics

from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra to Miles Davis

and John Coltrane, together with original jazz and

more contemporary takes on tunes from The Doors,

Bruno Mars and The Beatles, thus promising something

for all music lovers.

Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. A preconcert

dinner is available for $25. Reservations are

required for dinner and recommended for the show.

Venue is BYOB. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country

Club Road.

For more information call (802) 247-4295 or

email or visit

Studio Two

Beatles Tribute

live in Rutland

Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.—RUTLAND—The Parent

Child Center of Rutland County (RCPCC) Presents

Studio Two Beatles Tribute at the

Rutland Elks Lodge No. 345.

The doors open at 6 p.m.


for a pre-show party and

cocktails followed by the

concert from 7- 9 p.m.

There will also be a silent

auction and 50/50 raffle


All proceeds from this

event will go to benefit the

families served by the RCPCC

and will help promote awareness of the many


programs RCPCC offers. Tickets are $20 each. For more

information call 802-775-9711 or email


The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 LIVING ADE • 21

Joshua Davis performs for

‘Live & Upstairs’ series

Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m.—RANDOLPH—When

Joshua Davis performed on NBC’s “The Voice,” America atlarge

finally discovered what Michiganders have known for

more than two decades. This amazing artist connects with

a live audience, nourishes their souls and feeds off of their

love. Seeing him live has always revealed his core which has

been captured on his latest recording “Live At The Robin.”

His first live solo acoustic release, recorded in the intimate

environment of The Robin Theatre in Lansing, Michigan,

was well suited for catching him in his element.

Joshua Davis remains a quintessentially Michigan songwriter,

drawing his inspiration from the rough-and-tumble

streets of Motown to the arboreal Upper Peninsula.

“Live at the Robin” captures that essence in a way that

pares his songs down to their emotional, musical and

lyrical roots with scattered stories revealing the origins of

some of these songs that we know and love. Recorded over

the span of two nights, this documents a raw and revealing

glimpse of an artist who has his finger on the pulse of a

culture, a culture that lives, loves and laughs, cries, mourns

and heals. Davis’ authenticity plucks all of the right heartstrings,

soars on the updrafts and plumbs the depths of the

human experience. This is a deep and warm conversation

with a room full of old friends.

“I’ve wanted to make this album for years,” said Davis.

“And I’m so excited to share it. I love playing solo shows. It

allows me the freedom to dig deep into my songs and really

be in the moment with the audience.”

Live at the Robin is available on all major streaming services

and Joshua is touring the East Coast November 2019.

Entry for the Live & Upstairs series is by donation. Chandler

Center for the Arts is located at 71 North Main St. in

Randolph. For more information visit

Joshua Davis

Author Jerry Johnson presents poetry,

storytelling, music


Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m—PITTSFIELD— Celebrated

Northeast Kingdom author Jerry Johnson

will do two presentations, one for children and one

for families at the Roger Clark Memorial Library

this Saturday. Presentations will include movies,

poetry, storytelling and music.

At 12 p.m. kids will enjoy a one-hour children’s

program where Johnson will read and play music

from his “Noah’s Song” children’s picture book.

Children and parents and grandparents are

welcome. Then at 1 p.m. Johnson will present a

one-hour family program. Jerry will read and play

music from his “Up the Creek Without a Saddle”

book. For more info visit

PopUp to Get Down

Dance Party at the

Palms Restaurant

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.—

RUTLAND—Ever wish you had

someplace to dance besides

your kitchen? Want to feel like

you danced all night and still be

home in bed before midnight?

This is your chance — for one

night only!

The 1st annual

No Reason

November PopUp

to Get Down Dance

Party to benefit

the WJJR Christmas

Fund will rock

the Palms Restaurant, 36

Strongs Ave, Rutland, from

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Postmodern Jukebox rocks the Paramount

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.—

RUTLAND— The multi-talented

collective Postmodern Juke

Box reimagines contemporary

pop, rock and R&B hits in the

style of various yesteryears,

from swing to doo-wop, ragtime

to Motown – or, as creator Scott

Bradlee himself puts it, “pop

music in a time machine.”

Imagine marrying the 21st

Century party vibe of Miley

Cyrus or the minimalist angst

of Radiohead with the crackly

warmth of a vintage 78 or the

plunger-muted barrelhouse

howl of a forgotten Kansas City

jazzman. Bradlee’s choice of

material ranges from the ‘80s

hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to

hits as recent as 2015’s Justin

Bieber plea “Sorry.” They’re

rendered by a rotating cast

of musicians and singers in

fashions that date back to a time

when Axel, Slash and Bieber’s

parents had yet to be born – a

time of street corner harmonies

and torch singers, blues belters

and golden-voiced crooners.


PMJ originally blew up online,

with new videos added weekly

that keep finding creative new

ways to put a vintage twist on

modern pop hits. But it’s onstage

that the project has really come

to shine, playing hundreds

of shows to sold-out houses

across the globe, from intimate

standing-room gigs to largescale,

theatrical extravaganzas.

But don’t take our word for it.

After one recent show,

raved, “Go see Potmodern

Jukebox. Stop whatever

you’re doing, right now, and go

see them!”

Tickets are $35 – $65. For

more information visit


Solutions > 35

“Anyone who thinks fallen

leaves are dead has never

watched them dancing

on a windy day.”

– Shira Tamir


Solutions > 35

How to Play

Each block is divided by its own matrix

of nine cells. The rule for solving Sudoku

puzzles are very simple. Each row,

column and block, must contain one of

the numbers from “1” to “9”. No number

may appear more than once in any row,

column, or block. When you’ve filled the

entire grid the puzzle is solved.


1. Shelter for pigeons

5. Popular lit genre


8. Used to harvest


11. Wintertime accessory

13. “Gandalf” actor


14. Taxis

15. Political plot

16. Public television

17. Nigerian ethnic


18. Informal loan


20. “Wheel of Fortune”


21. C C C

22. North, South

and Central make

them up

25. In an early way

30. Lied down in rest

31. Female hip-hop


32. Improves

33. Genus of mackerel


38. Electronic countermeasures

41. Emerging

43. Balkan body of


45. A type of delivery

47. Ancient kingdom

near Dead Sea

49. Title given to a


50. Partner to “oohed”

55. “Luther” actor Idris

56. Supporting pin


57. Golden peas plant

59. One point north of


60. Unit of measurement

61. Where clothes


62. Opposite of night

63. A way to change


64. Korean independence




1. Reciprocal of sine

2. Political organization

3. Defunct funk

record label

4. Geological times

5. One who drinks


6. Nightclub entertainment

7. Establish in one’s


8. Restaurants

9. Off-Broadway

theater award

10. Requests

12. You don’t watch to

catch it

14. Intestinal pouches

19. Satisfy

23. Wet dirt

24. Regularly


25. Before

26. The color of

Valentine’s Day

27. Indicates near

28. Bon __: witty


29. One’s holdings

34. Request

35. Prefix meaning


36. Midway between

north and northeast

37. Ottoman military


39. Teased

40. Happily

41. Pie _ __ mode

42. Mars crater

44. Sports TV personality

45. Taxi driver

46. Abba __, Israeli


47. The sick are

sometimes on it

48. Relating to olives

51. Swiss river

52. Grayish white

53. A way to engrave

54. Where Coach K.


58. Midway between

south and southeast

made you look.

imagine what space

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The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle’ takes the stage

Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.—RANDOLPH—Believing

that anything is possible, believing that magic can

be found anywhere, and above all believing in oneself,

are all lessons to be found in ArtsPower National Touring

Theatre’s new musical version of the beloved children’s

classic “The Little Engine That Could Earns Her


Taking its storyline from the beloved children’s picture

book classic, the story synopsis for this children’s theater

performance remains much the same. In this version

the Little Blue Engine, against all odds, finds a way to

conquer her fears and demonstrate the extraordinary

strength of “I think I can!” At the Piney Vale Train Station,

the overbearing the Silver Engine keeps things running

efficiently and always on time. Silver has no patience

for the Little Blue, who – to everyone but dependable

old Rusty – seems far too small to pull the Piney Vale

Express. Little Blue, not to be discouraged, expresses her

desire to see the exciting world outside the train yard in

the song “All Aboard!” When Silver forces Rusty to retire

however, Little Blue’s dreams start to look like they may

never be realized. Even her erstwhile “best friend” Little

Red, promoted to pull the Piney Vale Express in Rusty’s

place, begins to question Little Blue’s resolve. Then Little

Red hurts her wheel and can’t pull the Piney Vale Express

after all. Suddenly, everything depends on Little Blue.

Rusty’s unflagging encouragement gives her even more

confidence, and she tackles her challenging mission in

The Big Journey.” At the show’s joyful conclusion, Little

Blue completes the route successfully and can finally say

“I thought I could!”

The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle”

features a dynamic, Broadway-style score and

colorful, inventive sets and costumes. The production

was adapted and directed by ArtsPower’s artistic

director Greg Gunning; who also wrote the lyrics, while


An adaptation of the childhood classic will be performed on stage at Chandler Theater for the Arts on Thursday.

Richard DeRosa created and orchestrated the musical

score. Mark Blackman and Gary Blackman founded

ArtsPower in 1985 and have been steering its course ever

since. ArtsPower has grown into one of America’s premiere

producers of professional theatre for young and

family audiences. Its 27 professional touring musicals

and dramas have been seen by 12 million people in 48

states—from Alaska to Florida—in hundreds of the nation’s

top cultural centers, including the Kennedy Center

in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center in New York.

“For many children,” The Little Engine That Could

Inn at t

Earns Her Whistle” may be the first stage production

they ever see,” says Blackman. “Our goal is not only to

teach them valuable lessons about self-reliance, but also

to instill in them a genuine love of theatre.”

Tickets for the play are $8 for adults and children, and

$6 each for groups of 10 or more.

Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 71 North

Main St. in Randolph.

Tickets are available online, anytime at chandler-arts.

org or by calling the Chandler box office 802-728-9878 or

at the Box Office 3 hours prior to showtime.

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Back Country Café

The Back Country Café is a hot spot

for delicious breakfast foods. Choose

from farm fresh eggs, multiple kinds of

pancakes and waffles, omelet’s or daily

specials to make your breakfast one of a kind. Just the right heat Bloody

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Birch Ridge

Serving locals and visitors alike since 1998, dinner

at the Birch Ridge Inn is a delicious way to

complete your day in Killington. Featuring Vermont

inspired New American cuisine in the inns dining

room and Great Room Lounge, you will also find

a nicely stocked bar, hand crafted cocktails, fine

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Casey’s Caboose

Come for fun, amazing food, great drinks, and

wonderful people. A full bar fantastic wines and

the largest selection of craft beers with 21 on tap.

Our chefs create fresh, healthy and interesting

cuisine. Try our steaks or our gourmet burgers

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A saloon inspired eatery boasting over

a century of history! Home to Charity’s

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tacos and burgers. It’s no wonder all trails lead to Charity’s.


Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.—

RANDOLPH—The Neave Trio (Anna

Williams on violin, Mikhail Veselov on

cello, and Eri Nakamura on piano) will

feature works by four distinguished

women composers spanning the Romantic

era through the modern day,

including Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio;

Amy Beach’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op.

150; Cécile Chaminade’s Piano Trio

No. 1, Op. 11; and Jennifer Higdon’s

Piano Trio.

The trios by Beach and Clarke

are on Neave’s latest recording, “Her

Voice,” along with Louise Farrenc’s

Piano Trio No.1 (released Oct. 4, 2019

on Chandos Records).

Violinist Anna Williams said, “There

is so much great repertoire that is

under-performed, especially from

women composers, and we feel it is

essential to program and record these

masterworks alongside the more

well-known catalogue of piano trio

repertoire. These women really broke

down barriers and paved the way for

future generations and we are excited

to honor their unique contributions

and voices.”

Since forming in 2010, Neave Trio

has earned enormous praise for its

engaging, cutting-edge performances.

Highlights of the Trio’s 2019-20

season include concerts at Lincoln

Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the

Smithsonian American Art Museum,

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music,

Brown University, Feldman Chamber

Music Society, Chamber Music Society

of Williamsburg, and the Boise Chamber

Music Series, among many others.

For more info, visit

Part of Chandler’s missions is to

draw young people to the appreciation

of fine music. An anonymous

supporter has recently made a generous

donation to help this happen. On

a classical performance night, any

Choices Restaurant

& Rotisserie

Chef-owned, Choices Restaurant and

Rotisserie was named 2012 ski magazines

favorite restaurant. Choices may

be the name of the restaurant but it is also what you get. Soup of the day,

shrimp cockatil, steak, hamburgers, pan seared chicken, a variety of salads

and pastas, scallops, sole, lamb and more await you. An extensive wine

list and in house made desserts are also available.

(802) 422-4030.

Clear River Tavern

Headed north from Killington on Route

100? Stop in to the Clear River Tavern

to sample chef Tim Galvin’s handcrafted

tavern menu featuring burgers, pizza, salads,

steak and more. We’re in Pittsfield, 8 miles from Killington. Our live music

schedule featuring regional acts will keep you entertained, and our friendly

service will leave you with a smile. We’re sure you’ll agree that “When You’re

Here, You’re in the Clear.” (802) 746-8999.

Neave Trio performs chamber

music by women composers

adult who arrives at the box office with

an elementary or high-school student

will get $10 off his/her ticket, the

young person getting in free. Should

the adult bring two students, he/

she would get $20 off, with the young

people getting in free, and so on.

A greet-the-artists reception will

be held in the Chandler Center for

the Arts gallery following the concert.

Chandler Center for the Arts is located

at 71 North Main St. in Randolph.

Tickets are available at,

by calling (802) 728-9878, or

three hours before the concert.

By Mark Roemisch

Neave Trio: Eri Nakamura, Mikhail Veselov and Anna Williams

21 Years Serving Guests

At the Covered Carriageway

37 Butler Road, Killington • 802.422.4293

Welcome Back Winter!

Serving Dinner

from 6:00 PM

Thursday thru Saturday



Host your

Holiday Party

at the

Birch Ridge Inn

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Dream Maker Bakers

Dream Maker Bakers is an all-butter, fromscratch

bakery making breads, bagels, croissants,

cakes and more daily. It serves soups,

salads and sandwiches and offers seating

with free Wifi and air-conditioning. at 5501 US

Route 4, Killington, VT. Open Thurs.- Mon. 6:30 a.m.-3p.m. No

time to wait? Call ahead. 802-422-5950

The Foundry

at Summit Pond

The Foundry, Killington’s premier dining

destination, offers fine cuisine in a stunning

scenic setting. Waterside seating

welcomes you to relax and enjoy craft beer and wines selected by the house

sommelier. Impeccable, chef-driven cuisine features locally sourced meats

and cheeses, the freshest seafood, homemade pastas and so much more. 802-422-5335


Irish Pub

Inn at Long Trial

Looking for something a little different? Hit up

McGrath’s Irish Pub for a perfectly poured pint

of Guinness, Inn live music at on the weekends and delicious

food. Guinness not your favorite? They also

L ng Trail

have Vermont’s largest Irish Whiskey selection.

Rosemary’s Restaurant is now open, serving dinner.

Reservations appreciated. Visit innatlongtrail.

com, 802-775-7181.

JAX Food & Games

Killington’s hometown bar offering weekly

live entertainment, incredible food and an

extensive selection of locally crafted beers.

Locals favorite menu items include homemade

soups of the day, burgers, nachos, salads and daily specials. #seeyouatjax (802) 422-5334

Jones’ Donuts

Offering donuts and a bakery, with a

community reputation as being the best!

Closed Monday and Tuesday. 23 West

Street, Rutland. See what’s on special at Call (802)


Killington Market

Take breakfast, lunch or dinner on the go

at Killington Market, Killington’s on-mountain

grocery store for the last 30 years.

Choose from breakfast sandwiches, hand

carved dinners, pizza, daily fresh hot panini, roast chicken, salad and specialty

sandwiches. Vermont products, maple syrup, fresh meat and produce along

with wine and beer are also for sale. (802) 422-7736

or (802) 422-7594.


Thurs. - Mon. 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Lake Bomoseen Lodge

The Taproom at Lake Bomoseen Lodge,

Vermont’s newest lakeside resort & restaurant.

Delicious Chef prepared, family

friendly, pub fare; appetizers, salads,

burgers, pizzas, entrees, kid’s menu, a great craft brew selection & more.

Newly renovated restaurant, lodge & condos., 802-


Lookout Tavern

Enjoy our new rooftop patio for lunch or dinner with

an amazing view of the mountain. Select burgers,

salads, sandwiches and daily specials with

K-Town’s best wings. (802) 422-



Voted the best ribs and burger in

Killington, Moguls is a great place

for the whole family. Soups, onion

rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken

fingers, buckets of chicken wings, salads, subs and pasta are

just some of the food that’s on the menu. Free shuttle and

take away and delivery options are available. (802) 422-4777

Mountain Top Inn

Whether staying overnight or visiting for

the day, Mountain Top’s Dining Room &

Tavern serve delicious cuisine amidst one

of Vermont’s best views. A mix of locally

inspired and International cuisine – including salads, seafood, poultry and a

new steakhouse menu - your taste buds are sure to be satisfied. Choose from

12 Vermont craft brews on tap.Warm up by the terrace fire pit after dinner! A

short drive from Killington., 802-483-2311.

Red Clover Inn

Farm to Table Vermont Food and Drinks.

Thursday night Live Jazz. Monday night

Chef Specials. Open Thursday to Monday,

5:30 to 9:00 p.m. 7 Woodward Road,

Mendon, VT.


Pickle Barrel

The house that rocks Killington is the largest

and most exciting venue in town. With

4 bars, 3 levels and 2 stages, The Pickle Barrel offers 1 legendary party featuring

live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Dining options include

pizza, chicken wings, chicken tenders and French fries.

5501 US Route 4 • Killington, VT 05751


Liquid Art

Forget about the polar vortex for a while

and relax in the warm atmosphere at Liquid

Art. Look for artfully served lattes from

their La Marzocco espresso machine, or if

you want something stronger, try their signature cocktails. Serving breakfast,

lunch and dinner, they focus on healthy fare and provide you with a delicious

meal different than anything else on the mountain.


Rosemary’s will be open Friday and

Saturday nights from 6 - 9 p.m. during the

Summer season serving a delightful menu

of fresh and superbly seasoned selections. Built around an indoor boulder, we

also feature an illuminated boulder garden view, and photographs capturing the

Inn’s history. Chef Reggie Serafin , blends the flavors of Ireland with those of

countryside New England created with a host of fresh local Vermont and New

England seafood products. We take pride in serving you only the best quality,

and supporting the local farmers. Reservations Appreciated. (802) 775-7181

Classic Italian Cuisine

Old World Tradition

~ Since 1992 ~

fresh. simple.


1/2 price appetizers

& flaTbreads

from 4-5 p.m.

this week, Open

friday and Saturday

night only

pasta | veal

Chicken | seafood

steak | flatbreads

Check out our NEW dining area!

All butter from scratch bakery making

breads, bagels, croissants, cakes and more.

Now serving soup, salad and sandwiches....

seating with Wifi and AC.

Breakfast • Pastries • Coffee • Lunch • Cakes • Special Occasions

For reservations


First on the Killington Road

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26 • The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019



Mid-way up Killington Access Rd.





Pawlet Library hosts

newcomer panel

Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m.—PAWLET—The Pawlet

Public Library hosts a community potluck dinner and

newcomer panel discussion on Sunday 5-7 p.m. The

program is part of the library’s community conversations

and potluck dinner series designed to bring the community

together to share their experiences and what they

have in common.

During the panel discussion, three couples share

the reasons they recently moved to the Pawlet area to

become full-time residents. They discuss what attracted

them to this rural community, how they hope to contribute,

and what challenges they discovered. Attendees are

encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences

living in rural Vermont.

Along with a dish to share, everyone is encouraged

to bring their own place settings and utensils to reduce

plastic waste. The library provides tables and chairs, and,

more importantly, an opportunity to meet neighbors, old

and new.

The library is located at 141 School St., in Pawlet.

For more information visit,

or stop by the library for a printed brochure.

Remember and resist:

learning from the Dutch


Nov. 19, at 6



to the image

that most Dutch

people resisted

the Nazis, only a

small percentage

actively participated—many


them women delivering


or smuggling

children to safety.

Courtesy Vermont Humanities

Mary Fillmore

Award-winning author Mary Fillmore will explore

how people decided to resist, what they actually did, and

what the results were. Fillmore is a Vermont Humanities


This event is free and open to the public.

The Chittenden Public Library is located at 223 Chittenden

Road in Chittenden. For more information visit or call 802-773-3531.

Seward’s Dairy

If you’re looking for something truly

unique and Vermont, check out Seward

Dairy Bar. Serving classic homemade

food including hamburgers, steaks, chicken, sandwiches and seafood. Craving

something a little sweeter? Check out their own homemade 39 flavors of

ice cream. Vermont products also sold. (802) 773-2738.


Chef-owned since 1992, Peppino’s offers

Neapolitan cuisine at its finest:

pasta, veal, chicken, seafood, steak,

and flatbreads. If you want it, Peppino’s

has it! Aprés-hour daily features half price appetizers and flatbreads.

For reservations, call 802-422-3293.

Open Daily for

Lunch & Dinner













happy hour 3-6p.m.










“Jones Donuts and Bakery is a

must stop if you reside or simply

come to visit Rutland. They have

been an institution in the community

and are simply the best.”

open wed. - sun. 5 to 12

closed mon. + tues.

Sugar and Spice

Stop on by to Sugar and Spice for a home style

breakfast or lunch served up right. Try six different

kinds of pancakes and/or waffles or order up

some eggs and home fries. For lunch they offer

a Filmore salad, grilled roast beef, burgers and

sandwiches. Take away and deck dining available. (802) 773-7832.

23 West St, Rutland


Sushi Yoshi

Sushi Yoshi is Killington’s true culinary adventure.

With Hibachi, Sushi, Chinese and Japanese, we

have something for every age and palate. Private

Tatame rooms and large party seating available.

We boast a full bar with 20 craft beers on

draft. Lunch and dinner available seven days a week. We are chef-owned

and operated. Delivery or take away option available. Now open year round. (802) 422-4241

• A Farm to Table Restaurant

• Handcut Steaks, Filets & Fish

• All Baking Done on Premises


Institute of



WED, THURS & SUN - 5:00-9:00

FRI & SAT - 5:00-10:30

• Over 20 wines by the glass

• Great Bar Dining

• Freshly made pasta

Sundays half price wines by the glass

All entrées include two sides and soup or salad

422-4030 • 2820 KILLINGTON RD.




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Great Breakfast Menu

Mimosas ~ Bellinis ~ Bloody Marys


“Holiday Inn”, the classic 1942 film opened, on Broadway in 2016 and the musical version will be screened in Ludlow.

‘Holiday Inn’ ushers in holiday season

Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7


November event is the recent

Broadway adaptation

of the 1942 film, “Holiday

Inn.” The musical production

will be screened on

Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

in the Heald Auditorium of

the Ludlow Town hall.

The Bing Crosby Fred

Astaire movie is a favorite

Christmas movie, even

though this holiday-season

film was made in 1942. The

film is now dated with its

black and white wartime

feel, but that 1940s elegance

is part of the charm.

This Broadway production

updates the music and

the dances of the 1940s for

a contemporary audience,

while still delivering

old-fashioned, good time


The production features

a libretto by Gordon

Greenberg and Chad

Hodge, with music by

Irving Berlin. The Broadway

production opened

In 2016. It is directed by

Gordon Greenberg and

features Bryce Pinkham,

Corbin Bleu, Megan Sikora,

Lee Wilkof, Morgan Gao,

Lora Lee Gayer, and Megan


Jim [played by Bryce

Pinkham] settles down in

Connecticut after leaving

the bustle and bright lights

of show business. He meets

Linda [played by Lora Lee

Gayer], a local schoolteacher,

who brings back

a bit of the show business

sparkle to his life. The two

of them turn a farmhouse

into a fabulous inn where

they celebrate each holiday

with spirited performances.

When Ted [played by

Corbin Bleu] tries to lure

Linda away to Hollywood,

things get interesting.

The musical features

several songs about

holidays, including an

Independence Day “Song

of Freedom” which critic

Elyse Sommer described as

a “showstopper.” Of course,

there are two renditions of

the ever popular “White


A quick bit of trivia. The

original 1942 film provided

the inspiration for the name

of the Holiday Inn chain of

motels and hotels, which

first opened in August of

1952, some 10 years after

the film was produced.

“Holiday Inn” will be

shown on the big screen

in the Heald auditorium

located on the second floor

of the Ludlow Town Hall .

The screening will run approximately

two hours.

Admission is free to

all. Donations always are

welcome and help us to

provide quality offerings for

the enjoyment of Ludlowarea



Open Friday-Monday at 7 A.M.

923 KILLINGTON RD. 802-422-4411

follow us on Facebook and Instagram @back_country_cafe


Gift Shop





household goods

77 Wales St

(802) 773-2738


health and beauty

Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner



Celebrating our 74th year!

Open Daily 6:30 a.m.



Come to our sugarhouse fot the

best breakfast around!

After breakfast, check out

our gift shop for all your

souvenier, gift, and maple

syrup needs. We look forward

to your visit!

Serving Breakfast & Lunch

7a.m. - 2p.m. daily

Breakfast all day!

Sugar & Spice Restaurant & Gift Shop

Rt. 4 Mendon, VT

802-773-7832 |

28 • PETS

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019

Rutland County Humane Society


All I want for Christmas is you and treats and lots

of toys! My name is Paco and though it is a bit early for

Christmas I am making my wish list and the only thing

on it is a loving home. I am an active 5-year-old lab/

Shepherd. I am a little nervous around other dogs, but a

mellow dog would be fine. Santa says I have been a really

good boy.

This pet is available for adoption at

Springfield Humane Society

401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT• (802) 885-3997

Wed. - Sat. 12-4p.m. Closed Sun. Mon. Tues •


spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Gray. I may be

an older girl, but I still have

a lot of spring in my step.

CARLY - 2-year-old spayed

female. Domestic Long

Hair. Brown Tiger w/white.

I am an independent lady

that loves to play and snuggle

when it is time to settle


TOBY - 2-year-old neutered

male. Boxer mix. I’m really

smart and love to learn new

tricks, especially if my training

is positive and involves


URUSLA - 4-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Tortoiseshell. I

am a lovely girl and I do like

to talk, so if you would like

to come have a conversation

I am ready to chat with



HAMMY - 4-year-old neutered

male. Domestic Short

Hair. Brown Tiger. My feet

never stop moving which is

kind of like my personality.

THOR - 6.5-year-old neutered

male. Labrador Retriever/Pit

Bull mix. I’m a

little more playful than Lulu

and I’m social and I like to

be where the action is!

I’m a 6-year-old neutered male. I came to Lucy

Mackenzie when my last home didn’t quite work out for

me. Being here at the shelter is nice, but I know in my

heart that I won’t be here forever. I’m much too cute for

that…at least, that’s what my human friends tell me! I’m

really quite a big fella with an equally big, beating heart!

I’m good around kids, and wouldn’t mind a family with

them, in fact. Dog? Not so much! I must admit, their

barks and wagging tails kinda scare me. And, don’t forget

our November Adoption Special: For the entire month,

we’re waiving the adoption fee on all black cats. All we’re

asking for is a donation in their honor!

This pet is available for adoption at

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society

4832 VT-44, Windsor, VT • (802) 484-5829

Tues. - Sat. 12-4p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. •

TEQUILA - 1-year-old neutered

male. Domestic Short

Hair. Brown tabby. I have

a high level of energy and

love to play my day away.

I love to explore all around

and up high.


8-year-old. neutered male. Shepherd mix.

I walk really well on a leash and I’m very social

and I enjoy being with people!

All of these pets are available for adoption at

Rutland County Humane Society

765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT • (802) 483-6700

Tues. - Sat. 12-5p.m. Closed Sun. & Mon. •

SIMONE - 7-year-old

spayed female. Domestic

Short Hair. Grey. I am a bit

of a quiet guy here. I enjoy

finding myself in a comfy

spot and sleeping the day


LUNA - 3-year-old spayed

female. Catahoula X. Brindle.

I can be a little shy

when we first meet new

people, so my new family

will need to be patience

with me while I get adjusted

in my new home.

SANDY - 2-year-old spayed

female. Domestic Short

Hair. Torbie. I like a comfortable

lap, but I am content

with quiet time., and after

living on the street, I can

hardly wait to move into a

forever home.

LULU - 8-year-old spayed

female. Briard mix. I love

going for walks and hanging

out with my favorite


JEDI - 4-year-old spayed

female. Domestic Short

Hair. Grey Tiger. I am such

a good girl that I can’t imagine

I will be spending much

time here so I hope you

come really soon.

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 MOTHER OF THE SKYE • 29


March 21 - April 20

To have a clue about what’s really going

on right now you will have to stretch

your mind outside normal limits. These

changes are bigger than they appear. Issues

that have their roots in ancient stories are

coming home to roost in experiences that

only seem to have something to do with the

present time frame. All of this is a replay of

unresolved experiences that have dictated

too much of your behavior up until now. If

you can connect the dots, and shake loose

from the need to keep responding to things

the way you did as a kid, everything will

turn around and change for the better.


April 21 - May 20

Well, you’ve opened the space for

things that have been tied up in limbo

to expand beyond the sense of limitation

that has fenced you in. Many of you are in

the process of moving. Others are moving

on at the emotional level. Something has

blown the lid off whatever has blocked your

ability to change. Feeling overwhelmed

could be part of the deal. If that is the case,

don’t get too far ahead of yourself. Realize

that whatever it is that appears to be too

much will take care of itself if you stop fretting

over it and remember that everything

comes together in its own good time.


May 21 - June 20

You’re in the middle of a story that can’t

be easily unraveled. Surrounded by

people and things that have question marks

written all over them, it seems to be your

job to employ the wisdom of Solomon to

find a way out. The only thing that’s clear

about this is the fact that the forces that assail

you aren’t half as smart as you are. I

don’t know what you’ve got up your sleeve

but it’s a good thing that your detractors

have no idea what you’re up to. This week

will call you to pull a rabbit out of a hat.

Good luck with that. If you continue to stay

cool, the odds are that you will be successful.


June 21 - July 20

You have finally seen the light. After

a long stretch of making believe you

had it all figured out, you’ve gotten out of

the box far enough to have a more objective

sense of where you stand with life and

yourself. This in no way implies that you

know what you want to do next – but at

least you know what you don’t want. What

you’re unwilling to live with has been your

constant companion up until this point.

Think about that. And think about how

long it takes for any of us to release what

no longer serves us. Be patient, lighten up,

and trust that it’s safe to outgrow the past.


July 21 - August 20

There needs to be a dose of radical

change. Even if you can’t figure out

why it has to be this way, part of you knows

that the momentum of things that you

thought would support you forever has totally

run out of steam. Whenever anything

reaches this point there are always external

forces that challenge our weak spots and

pose some sort of threat to what we hold

dear. You’ve got a choice. In my experience

it’s always best to make the one you

can live with, so lose your fears and drop all

of your petty considerations; it’s time to go

for the gold and set yourself free.


August 21 - September 20

You’re half way between one thing

and another. As things proceed, what

has kept you restricted to certain limits

will meet with a need to change your pace

or your tune. Some of you find it hard to

believe that there is such a thing as a new

horizon. Others are thanking God that the

tide is turning. As you embrace the possibility

of a rebirth and/or a totally different

pathway, it will help to reflect upon what

the last year or so has taught you about

faith and about humility. Who you are now

is much different than who you were then,

and yes, this is a whole new ballgame.


September 21 - October 20

You have finally figured out that life

goes better when you take one thing

at a time. It’s not like you can’t multi-task,

but the “all at once” routine only works

when you’ve got eight arms and eight

legs! Being able to keep yourself on track

has involved eliminating a lot of mindless

social interactions. You don’t have time

for it; and you’re noticing that you feel

a hell of a lot better when you take care

of yourself first. For the next few weeks,

knowing this will serve you well and keep

you from running to the rescue when the

usual suspects expect you to fix what’s


Handling your life has gotten to be more

like a job than whatever you’re doing

for a living. There is light at the end of the

tunnel. You will be home free before the

seasons change. Between now and then

you’re going to have to maintain a high level

of performance. Whatever that requires,

you can do it with your eyes closed. The

main thing right now has to do with finding

joy in a routine that has gotten stale in

the midst of a personal or family crisis that

would give anyone cause to flip out. Keep

holding your own. It’ll get easier. Find a

way to fall in love with this.

Cal Garrison: 2019: ©


October 21 - November 20


November 21 - December 20

Things are slowing down a bit. After a

high run, you’ve finally got a little time

to think. At this point there are ‘Should I

stay, or should I go?” issues that require a

decision. Things are good enough to stay

where you are. On the other hand something

beckons you to go. So how do you make this

call? In your world, the intuitive factor is always

reliable. The voice that speaks to you

from within is your higher guidance pointing

the way. Weighing the odds, whatever it

took to make things work out here is a portable

entity. It’s not up to me, but maybe life

is calling you to move on.


December 21 - January 20

You are going to have to trust that all

of this will work out perfectly. Part

of you knows this, but the part of you that

feels like you can’t get on with your life till

it’s over and done with is wondering how

to move things along. Once you realize that

nothing can happen unless people come to

closure, or until certain things are finished,

you’ll stop wasting energy forcing whatever’s

about to change into a premature birth.

For now, it would help if you continued to

show up with a whole heart, knowing that

life has its own way of making sure that we

get what we need.


January 21 - February 20

lot of things are on the line over the

A next few weeks. This isn’t anything

you can’t handle, but in some cases, it

could be a real game changer. If that rings a

bell, it’s time to get centered and focus 95%

of your energy on the main priority. There

is no doubt that all kinds of mickey mouse

nonsense will pop up to divert your attention

away from it. Don’t let yourself be distracted.

Delegate the small stuff, and keep

your eye on the prize. By the time what is

truly important is right in your face, you

will shine brightly enough to be rewarded

with the opportunity of a life time.


February 21 - March 20

Things are lining up in ways that give

you a chance to spread your wings.

After an overdose of restriction this feels

pretty good. The heat is off, and there appears

to be more help and a more positive

attitude. Suck it up while you can. Do whatever

it takes to replenish yourself. The fact

that so many people depend upon you to

be the one with all the strength and all the

answers is still a factor; don’t expect that

to go away. But for now, take advantage of

the fact that there is a window, and the door

of your cage is open enough to allow you

a little time to refill your inner resources.

Intercepted signs

This week’s horoscopes are coming out under the

light of an almost full Taurus Moon. Every week I think

about how I want to spin this

introduction way in advance.

It’s usually the case that I draw

inspiration from things that I

learn in my conversations with

my clients. This last week my decision

went between the impact




By Cal Garrison

of intercepted signs and the real

meaning and significance of the

Trans-Neptunian Point, Hades. I

settled on intercepted signs, only

because all of the people I spoke

to this last week had big interception


Intercepted signs refer to the fact that in horoscopes

that are erected for the northern or southern latitudes

the12 houses are not all evenly spaced at 30 degrees

apart. The result is that two out of the 12 signs get swallowed

up inside two opposing houses and thus do not

govern a house of

their own. In the

end this bumps

two other signs

into the position

of governing two

houses instead

of one. This won’t

mean much to

you if you are

not a working

astrologer, so let’s

talk about what

interceptions do

in real time to

anyone whose

chart displays this

particular set of circumstances.

“I grew up in a

household where

on the surface

everything looked

perfectly normal.

Underneath it all

there was an ocean

of dysfunction.

Over the years I have researched and read a lot about

interceptions and most of what I have read never covered

the subject thoroughly. Some writers led me to believe

that intercepted signs had to do with past lives. Unfortunately,

the people who made those statements never said

too much about where they got that information or how

it worked. In other books people wrote that intercepted

signs had to do with qualities that were suppressed or

recessed in an individual, and therefore, difficult, if not

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I fall in love easy. I’ve been mad about river otters and

star-nosed moles, and of course the venomous shorttailed

shrew. But my first love was a creature that is almost

mythical, a shadow lingering on the edges of time. There

wasn’t much of it, merely bones, teeth, scraps of hair, and

an occasional breathtaking tusk.

Yet Mammuthus primigenius, the

woolly mammoth, was (literally)

my biggest love.

It all started at the Brooks

Memorial Library in Brattleboro,

where a 44-inch tusk was on

display when I was a kid. Found

The Outside


By Susie Spikol

in 1865 in a nearby bog, this tusk

was my first introduction to this

elephant-relative that roamed the

hills and valleys of New England

more than 12,000 years ago. In

my adult rambles along the soft yielding edges of wetlands

and paddles down remote rivers, I’m always searching for

a tooth, a bone shard, or the treasure of a tusk. That is what

mammoth love gives me—a wild hope.

I like to imagine, especially on chilly mornings, a herd

of woolly mammoths trundling out across a tundra-like

landscape. The solid ground shakes as each adult mammoth,

weighing close to 6 tons and standing between 9 to

11 feet tall at the shoulder, uses enormous tusks to root in

the snowpack, searching for a nibble of tundra grass.

The woolly mammoth was king of the cold and its body

had many adaptations to life in this frozen kingdom. Most

obvious was its woolly coat, with long coarse hairs, some

measuring up to 3 feet long. This skirt of hair functioned

much like a yak’s, giving the mammoth protection from

wind and a furry barrier to the cold ground when resting.

Using patches of recovered fur and skin from preserved

mammoths in Siberia, scientists have been able to reconstruct

the mammoth’s complex pelage. Their coat was

made of three types of hair. Closest to the thick skin, which

had an underlying 4-inch layer of fat, the mammoth was

covered with dense wavy under-fur. Long guard hairs were

next, and then the thick over-hairs that formed the mammoth’s

skirt. Using microscopic technology, researchers

Mammoth love

determined that each hair grew in the skin individually and

had its own oil gland, which helped to insulate the massive

body. The variation of fur, along with the oil, thick insulating

skin, and subcutaneous fat layer gave the woolly mammoth

a shaggy shield from the Ice Age’s deep freeze.

Woolly mammoths might have been giants of the age,

but they had rather petite ears and a tiny, almost Eyeorelike

tail when compared with modern-day elephants. This

was an important adaptation since big ears and long tails

would have led to a loss of critical body heat. They did have

extra-large feet with soles that were 13.5%arger than the

similar-sized African elephant’s feet. In essence, the woolly

mammoth had built-on snowshoes, which spread its massive

weight across a large surface area and facilitated its

movement through deep snow.

Studies of preserved mammoth trunks find that they had

a hood-like extension at the tip. This is not something found

on current elephants. Scientists theorize that when woolly

mammoths weren’t using the extension to shovel and grasp

snow, the flap worked like a snuggly fold to help keep the

un-woolly tip of the trunk warm.

The woolly mammoth’s exterior wasn’t the only way this

mammal was adapted to subzero temperatures and arid icy

conditions. The iconic hump on the upper neck and back

is thought to be a reservoir of energy-storing brown fat and

water, functioning much like a camel’s hump. This adaptation

made it possible for the mammoth to survive when the

ice age conditions became even more extreme and there

were food and water shortages.

Woolly mammoths were special. They survived an epoch

of weather that would make our worst snowstorm look like

a day at the beach. But when the climate began to change,

the mammoths were pushed beyond their limits. It’s been

a long time since a mammoth walked in my backyard over

10,000 years ago. But if I stand very still with my hand on a

granite rock, I might just be touching something that once

touched one of these remarkable creatures.

Susie Spikol is the community program director for the

Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, N.H.

The illustration is by Adelaide Tyrol. The Outside Story is

edited by Northern Woodlands magazine, sponsored by the

Wellborn Ecology Fund of N.H. Charitable Foundation.

Rebalancing your


Everyone loves a winner. If an investment is successful,

most people naturally want to stick with it. But is that

the best approach?

It may sound counter intuitive,

but it may be possible to have too

much of a good thing. Over time,

the performance of different

investments can shift a portfolio’s

intent — and its risk profile.

It’s a phenomenon sometimes

referred to as “risk creep,” and it



By Kevin Theissen

happens when a portfolio has its

risk profile shift over time.

When deciding how to allocate

investments, many start by taking

into account their time horizon,

risk tolerance, and specific goals.

Next, individual investments are selected that pursue

the overall objective. If all the investments selected had

the same return, that balance — that allocation — would

remain steady for a period of time. But if the investments

have varying returns, over time, the portfolio may bear

little resemblance to its original allocation.

Rebalancing is the process of restoring a portfolio to

its original risk profile.

There are two ways to rebalance a portfolio.

The first is to use new money. When adding money to

a portfolio, allocate these new funds to those assets or

asset classes that have fallen. For example, if bonds have

fallen from 40% of a portfolio to 30%, consider purchasing

enough bonds to return them to their original 40%

allocation. Diversification is an investment principle

designed to manage risk. However, diversification does

not guarantee against a loss.

The second way of rebalancing is to sell enough of the

“winners” to buy more underperforming assets. Ironically,

this type of rebalancing actually forces you to buy

low and sell high.

Periodically rebalancing your portfolio to match

your desired risk tolerance is a sound practice regardless

of the market conditions. One approach is to set a

specific time each year to schedule an appointment to

review your portfolio and determine if adjustments are


Kevin Theissen is the owner of HWC Financial in


Then Again: Wives’

‘desertion postings’

By Mark Bushnell

Editor’s note: Mark Bushnell is a Vermont journalist

and historian. He is the author of “Hidden History of

Vermont” and “It Happened in Vermont.” This column

was published in VTDigger Nov. 10.

Lucy Martin wasn’t mincing words. Her marriage

was failing and she wanted the world to know why.

Her husband, she wrote in a newspaper notice in

1795, had “ever since our unfortunate marriage, lived

by the Fruit of my industry principally.”

Martin’s words were contained within a notice

printed in the Vermont Gazette, which was printed

in Bennington. Such candor might seem unexpected

given our usual sense of the era, but Martin’s notice

was part of what was then a common practice.

So-called desertion postings, which were frequently

published after a married couple became estranged,

were a fixture in newspapers. Today, they offer an

intriguing glimpse into the power struggles that occurred

in some 18th- and 19th-Century marriages in

Then again > 33

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 COLUMNS • 31

We should all look at

jury duty as an honorable

civic exercise that plays

an integral role in our nation’s

democratic process.

However, it almost always

feels like an insufferable


That was the case

The Movie


By Dom Cioffi

for me last week when I

was required to show up

bright and early for my

second stint as a juror

(six years ago, I actually

served as the foreman on

a civil case. I found it to be

interesting, educational,

and for the most part, a

rewarding experience).

This time, I was a little

more at odds with serving.

My workweek was

already insane and if I got

pulled into a long case, my

workload would become

a major burden for the

people in my department.

Luckily, after an entire

day of jury selection by

both legal teams, I was

one of only seven people

left who wasn’t chosen to

serve or was excused by

the lawyers because they

didn’t fit the right profile.

After eight hours, I was

told I could go home; my

service for this case was


I’ll be honest, I walked

out completely relieved

that it worked out so conveniently.

That is, until I

woke up at 3 a.m. the next

morning with a screaming

sore throat. My first

thought was, someone

at the courthouse got me


It makes sense. Throw

If I were a rich man

hundreds of people

together in large rooms

and the diseases will

jump around like a

dance party. I’m not a

germaphobe, but public

situations like that

are nothing more than

giant petri dishes waiting

to grow bacteria.

I went to work the

next day, but I knew

I was heading in the

wrong direction. I

told everyone I was

getting sick so they

would avoid me

and did my best to

take precautions

so I wouldn’t infect

others. By the end

of the day, I was

confident this

wasn’t going to be a

24-hour bug since

my nasal passages

were starting to

fill up.

By the next

morning, I was

full-on sick.

My nose was

running, my head was

hurting, my throat was

burning, and I was feeling

like a train had just hit me.

At this stage, I traditionally

make two moves: first,

I go for a run (because I’m

stupid enough to think I

can run diseases out of my

body), and two, I schedule

an appointment with the

doctor (because there’s no

sense suffering if antibiotics

can cure you faster).

The run almost killed

me. By the end of it I knew

it was the wrong move

What also makes this movie

enjoyable is that the viewer will

have no idea where the plot is

headed, especially two-thirds of

the way through when the story

line twists dramatically.

since I could barely stand

up. I took a shower and

climbed into bed where

I slept solidly for the next

twelve hours.

The next morning, I

got up and went to the

doctor’s where I was told

that I had a healthy case of

strep throat. Strep is bad

enough, but when you’ve

had cancer in your throat

like me, it’s especially


After 37 radiation

treatments pointing at

my neck three years ago,

I’ve become particularly

sensitive to spicy foods,

carbonated beverages,

and anything else that can

tweak my throat – especially

an illness that can

induce pain in that area.

As such, the doctor

prescribed me some pain

meds that would allow

me to function. My sore

throats get so bad that it

becomes very difficult

to swallow, whether it

be food or drink. And

since becoming dehydrated

would make things

radically worse, I needed

something that would

allow me to swallow.

Eventually, the illness

moved from my throat

and nose and settled into

my lungs. I now have

an annoying cough that

hopefully will dissipate

over the next few days

since I’m on antibiotics.

Then I can get my life

back together since I basically

checked out for four

days – ironically the exact

length of time the aforementioned

court case was

supposed to last.

This week’s film, “Parasite,”

features a Korean

family who will stop at

nothing to get their lives

back together after suffering

in poverty for years.

This film is set in modern

day South Korea and

highlights the discrepancies

between the rich and

poor by intermingling

two families that come

from entirely different

economic backgrounds.

How they play off each

other within the same

household is what gives

this picture such an interesting


What also makes this

movie enjoyable is that

the viewer will have no

idea where the plot is

headed, especially twothirds

of the way through

when the storyline twists

dramatically. I was completely

spellbound by the

turn of events as I never

saw it coming.

If you’re in the mo od

for an incredibly wellmade

film that features

some wonderful performances,

definitely give

this one a try. Yes, it has

subtitles, but once things

get rolling, you’ll barely

notice. Plan to see this

one at the Oscars as the

winner of Best Foreign


A skillfully crafted “A-”

for “Parasite.”

Got a question or comment

for Dom? You can

email him at moviediary@

Bird’s eye view

I never had a tree house as a child and was not exposed

to the view from a tree canopy until tree stands

entered my life. The look of a forest is completely

changed when one is actually

in the forest canopy and to go

from the land of the root flare

and tree trunk to the world of

canopy and actual tree crown

forces you to change the way

one looks at trees and forests.

You are in the land of birds and

squirrels and the myriad of

Tree Talk plant organisms living high up.

Several years ago I had the

By Gary Salmon

opportunity to dangle about

170 feet above ground in the

crowns of a young western hemlock stand (about 500

years old).

It was a research plot of about 5 acres and every

tree was approachable from ground to crown via a

construction crane made available for forest crown

research. A computer and careful operator could literally

put you at any level of any of the 100 plus trees

in this study of tree crown dynamics.

A few years later the National Arbor Day Foundation

built a tree crown/tree house at their facility in

Nebraska City at about the same time that the Monte

Verde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica built one of the first

canopy walks to get interested folks a different view.

Three years ago the Wild Center in Tupper Lake

(established in 2002) built the “Wild Walk” to have

visitors visit the canopy of a section of forest on their

lands with associated environmental modules to go

with it. It has been wildly popular.

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St. James Episcopal Church

welcomes new rector

St. James Episcopal

Church of Woodstock has

called the Reverend Amy

Spagna as its new fulltime


Spagna is a priest from

the Episcopal Diocese of

Virginia. She has served

at Christ Church in Westerly,

Rhode Island and

Trinity Episcopal Church

in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Spagna received a

Master of Sacred Theology

from The School of

Theology at The University

of the South, Sewanee,

Tennessee as well as a

Master of Divinity from

Yale Divinity School. She

received her Bachelor of

Arts from Randolph-Macon

College with a degree in

Latin and Greek.

“We are excited to embark on this

new chapter at St. James,” said Senior

Warden Barbara Johnson. “We are

blessed to have such an accomplished

and energetic new Reverend to lead us

at St. James.”

Spagna has experience working with

youth in her career prior to becoming

a priest, and as a priest. She was a high

school Latin teacher in Northern Virginia

for 10 years, has organized a Vacation


Horoscopes: Intercepted signs help unravel suppressed family dynamics of childhood

from page 29

impossible for the person to express in a positive way. This

explanation made more sense than the past life theory,

but I wanted more. Only in the last few years have I come

across an explanation for interceptions that allows me to

say something useful to the people who come to me for

readings – stick with me; I’m going to try to put this in a

nutshell - here goes:

The nature of the signs that are intercepted indicate

that in the early life of the client, there was a problem

within the family and as a child, they wound up playing

second fiddle to whatever that problem happened to be.

It’s as if to say they grew up in an atmosphere where the

parents were basically saying, “Can’t you see how hard it

is for us to cope with this? Do us a favor and don’t add to

the problem by needing more from us than we’re able to

give.” As a result, the child grows up feeling uncomfortable

about themselves in any situation where the original

problem gets stirred up and becomes an issue. In essence,

they don’t know what to do about it and/or they overcompensate.

Let me give you an example: I have Gemini and Sagittarius

intercepted in the 12 th and 6 th houses in my natal

chart. The Gemini-Sagittarius axis is about a lot of things.

It’s about truth and lies. It’s about walking your talk. It’s

about brothers and sisters and distant relatives. It’s about

the lower mind, the higher mind, and a host of other


I grew up in a household where on the surface everything

looked perfectly normal. Underneath it all there was

an ocean of dysfunction, about which no one was telling

the truth. In addition to this there were life and death

issues with my siblings and a raft of problems with my

aunts, uncles, and grandparents that was swept under the

Reverend Amy Spagna

Bible School, started a Young Adults in

Church group, and has led a children’s

chapel and youth groups. Amy has sung

in church and community choirs most

of her life and has recently been studying

the piano.

“I am excited to join the congregation

at St. James and am looking forward to

living in Woodstock,” said Spagna.

The public is warmly welcomed to

come meet Reverend Amy at her first

service on Sunday, Nov. 17.

VINS’ canopy walk opened this fall.


From early childhood I noticed all of this, but was extremely

confused because it seemed like no one could see

it but me. As a result, my inner and outer realities diverged

and I grew up split between thinking I was nuts, and trying

to go along with the program and pretend everything

was hunky dory. What came out of it over time is that in

situations where the problem

became obvious, I would be

unable to keep my mouth shut

and be the one to blurt out,

“Mommy, why is Grampa falling

down drunk?” or, “How come no

one is talking about the fact that

Cousin Jackie is in jail?” I grew

up always being the one who

noticed the elephant in the living room, the one who was

constantly admonished for talking about what everyone

else was thinking but too polite or too uptight to say out


What’s interesting about this is that as an adult, I am

fascinated with conspiracies and what people refer to

as conspiracy theories. I love digging up dirt and bones

and uncovering secrets. This penchant has actually

turned into a gift. I am in love with and passionate about

the truth! It blesses me and my clients in my work arena

because you can’t do in depth astrology if you don’t have a

burning desire to root out the truth.

And so, what about the signs that get bumped into the

position of ruling two houses each? In my case, Cancer

governs my first and second house and Capricorn

governs my seventh and eighth house. The moon rules

Cancer. It is the inner world. Saturn rules Capricorn.


Tree talk: Canopy walks offer bird’s eye view

from page 30

In October of this year, during its peak of foliage season, the Vermont Institute

of Natural Science opened its“Forest Canopy Walk” at their VINS center in

Quechee giving all us local folks a chance to see the world of tree tops.

Unlike a zipline, where the ride is the adventure, a canopy walk focuses on

observation and science and an interest in looking at nature from within the tree


So while my quiet efforts from a tree stand over the years have allowed me to see

deer, and black bear, and bob cat, and fox, and roosting crows to name a few ,don’t

expect to match that from a canopy walk (too many people moving at one time).

What one can certainly see is a forest from an entirely different perspective

– a bird’s eye view. And you don’t have to take the tree stand down when you are


A good astrologer can dig up

in two hours what it would

take a shrink 10 years to


By Gary Salmon

It is the outer world. The moon is the mother. Saturn is

the father. Relative to my birth chart this says that I have

major mother and father issues, and a split between who

I am emotionally or inwardly and who I am out in the

world. It also means that Mommy and Daddy were lying

about something, and whatever that was, made it difficult

for Cal to figure out how to a) Be herself, and b) How

to function in her relationships

with people and in her relationship

with the world.

I study charts with intercepted

signs all the time. Last week

I did four of them. The more

I learn about how this condition

operates from person to

person, the more my mind gets

blown, and the more I am able to help my clients beam

in on what actually happened to them. Just today I did

a chart for a woman whose interceptions caused her to

spend her childhood taking a back seat to the problems

that her parents had giving and receiving love. As a result,

she grew up walking the line between feeling forced to

conform to very strict standards, and having the freedom not

just to be who she really is, but to be loved for who she really


It’s interesting isn’t it? So many people think that astrology

is just fortune telling. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a

good astrologer can dig up in two hours what it would take

a shrink 10 years to unearth. I share these things with you to

get you thinking, and also to put what time and experience

have taught me about astrology into words. I hope that it is

of interest to you. Let me leave you with that and invite

you to take what you can from this week’s ‘scopes.

The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 COLUMNS • 33


Then again: Desertion postings placed in newspapers made maritial disputes public

Wiki Commons

“Desertion postings,” published notifications that a marriage had fallen apart, offer a glimpse into tensions that married

couples sometimes experienced in early Vermont.

from page 30


When a woman married, she gave

up much more than her last name.

By law, she also surrendered some

key rights. Principal among these

was the right to own property. In

almost all cases, upon marrying,

women relinquished control of

any property to their husbands.

They also gave up the

right to enter contracts,

sue or even write a

will without their

husband’s consent.

Similarly, husbands dictated

what work their

wives would do. And

if women earned

anything from their

labors, that payment

also fell under their

husband’s control. In

exchange, husbands

promised to provide for

his wives and pay any

debts they might incur.

This responsibility to pay a

wife’s debts might explain why

men placed the vast majority of

desertion postings. Doing so

declared to the larger community

that their wives had

left them. The men weren’t

looking so much for sympathy

as for a way to save money. If

their wives left, husbands were

no longer legally responsible

for their wives’ debts. A desertion

posting was a way of stating

that a woman was now on her own.

But like Lucy Martin, women occasionally

decided to place their own

postings to rebut their husbands’

claims. In researching her 2005 book,

“Stray Wives: Marital Conflict in Early

National New England,” historian Mary

Beth Sievens reviewed more than 1,500

desertion postings placed in Vermont

and Connecticut newspapers. Of those,

71 were written by women.

If the law treated women as subordinate

to men, the desertion postings

that women published suggest that

some wives viewed their roles within

the household as at least equal to their


By creating a posting, Sievens found,

women were declaring that the separation

was not their fault. In cases where

they had left their husbands, they

wrote that it was due to some form of

cruelty. If the community accepted the

women’s claims, then husbands were

still financially responsible for their

wives. In other cases, women stated

that it was their husbands who had left.

In her posting, Martin went further,

claiming that her husband had never

lived up to his financial obligations as

spelled out in the marriage contract.

For their part, husbands often complained

in their postings that their

wives hadn’t worked hard enough.

Sievens found that men made such

charges in roughly 20% of their postings.

For example, Asa Goodenow published

a posting in the Rutland Herald

in an effort to cut his wife off from his

credit, because she “refuses to labour.”

The Weekly Wanderer of Randolph

published a poem in 1804 by a Joseph

Lovel to his wife, Suke:

“For she will neither spin nor weave,

But there she’ll sit and take her ease;

There she’ll sit, and pout, and grin,

As if the Devil had entered in;

For she would neither knit nor sew,

But all in rags I had to go:

So, farewell Suke! And farewell, wife!

Till you can live a better life.”

In a time when

farming was the

principal occupation,


were expected to

do myriad tasks.

In addition to

bearing and rearing

the children,

mending and

washing the family’s clothes, cooking

and cleaning, women typically also tended

the garden, raised the poultry, milked

the cows, and made butter and cheese, as

well as soap, cloth and candles.

Also, though they couldn’t own property

or incur debt in their own names,

they frequently acted as their husbands’

By creating a posting,

Sievens found, women

were declaring that the

separation was not their


agents, conducting business in their

names with merchants, peddlers and the

like, thus allowing men more time for

their own work.

Not surprisingly, some women believed

their unrelenting labor meant they

deserved respectful treatment from their

husbands. Abigail Pell complained in

the Green Mountain Patriot of Peacham

that she was “treated worse than a slave”

by her husband, James, even though

she had always been a “true and faithful

wife.” Other postings by women echo this

complaint about ill treatment.

These women,

Sievens noted,

were not denying

that they owed

their husbands

and families their

labor, but they

still viewed themselves

as their

husbands’ equals.

These differing views on the proper

role of women clearly caused marital


When Thomas West posted a notice in

the Vermont Republican of Windsor that

his wife, Hannah, had “conducted herself

in an unbecoming manner, running

me in debt and injuring my property,”

The men weren’t looking

so much for sympathy as

for a way to save money.

Hannah felt compelled to respond. In

her own notice, Hannah wrote that it was

Thomas who had deserted her. And when

he left, he took with him “all my cloth

that I had to clothe my family with, & all

my yarn that I had spinned … he carried

away my flax, wool, and all the provisions

which we raised on our farm the last

year, which was enough to support our

family, and to have sold to the amount of

200 dollars, had it been taken care of in a

prudent manner.”

Hannah West was declaring that the

flax, wool and yarn that Thomas took

were rightfully hers and “the provisions”

were theirs jointly. Implicit in her notice

was that she would have cared for the

farm’s goods “in a prudent manner,” unlike

her husband.

In 1814, Sarah Church placed a notice

in the Vermont Journal of Windsor, apparently

in response to one placed by

her husband. If her husband wanted

to keep her from amassing debts in his

name, he needn’t have bothered. Sarah

Church wrote that she had no intention

of charging things to her spouse’s tab. She

couldn’t say the same for him, however.

Church warned her estranged husband

and the community that “neither will

I pay any more of his debts, as I have

done heretofore.”


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ED 4- bedroom 3 bath home

with fireplace. 5 Minutes

from the Killington access

road. Ideal for families. no

pets, no smoking $10,500

for the season.- Jack 860-



Bedroom w/Private Bath, 1

Queen Bed and hi-ceiling.

Killington Forest and Mountain

View windows. $2000/

season, $300/wk, $200/3-

day, $100/day. Journeys End

Manor (802)770-8786


FLUSH Rentals/Property

management. Specializing

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rentals. Andrea Weymouth,




1 Bath Apartment for rent.

Seasonal rental at the top

of the Killington Road, furnished.

$1,500/month. Utilities

included. 802-770-2375.


Bedroom in-law apartment

with private entrance. 6 miles

to Killington, 6 miles to Rutland.

Photos on request. Non

smokers, pets ok. All included.

1st month rent and last month

rent. 3 months minimum stay.

Reference required. Call or

text 802-770-8786


rent. Full house. 2 miles from

lifts just off Killington Road.

2 bedrooms. Completely

renovated. Fireplace and

deck. $1850/month for a

year rental or $10,000 for

seasonal rental (starts mid-

December.) Plus utilities and

security deposit. Call Jason


SKI SHARES/Full rooms

available. Prime location in

the heart of Killington. 2B

per room/singles. Lots of

amenities. 917-796-4289,


construction 3 bedroom, 3

bath on large country estate

deck overlooks bubbling

brook west woodstock, 15

minutes to gondola and bear

mtn, available Nov 15- April

30 $11,000 plus utilities.

Contact Dan (802) 672-3579

or (857)207-2422




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hereby informed that all

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RIALS: About 35 short (2’

to 14’) PVC boards/corner

boards/bead boards

- 2 brand new Kwikset entry

sets w/keys - numerous

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storage room (1396 sq. ft.);

Including office furniture, furnishings,

Law Library (personal

items not included);

Used as a law office over

44 years, suitable for any

office; Configuration may be

changed; Parking; Located

in Rutland City on busiest

highway in the County. Enjoy

the benefits of Vermont living:

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life, peaceful views of the

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year round stream, room

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at road. close to skiing,

rutland’s downtown & excellent

hospital. Call Owner For

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Want to make good money during the

Killington World Cup!

Seeking temporary support staff

at Killington World Cup:

1. 2 physically able men to assist

in building, dismantle and packing

of temporary displays.

2. 1 outgoing person to work in a

sponsor display. $20 per hour.


PUZZLES on page 22





Killington newest

restaurant night club.

Opening soon - come join our team!

We are hiring all positions- front of house

and back of house, full time and part time.

Please apply in person at

2841 Killington Access road

Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM

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proprietor serving buyers

and sellers throughout the

Killington Valley. Contact

Jake Pluta at 802-345-5187



Sale 1BR/1BA. Walk out.

Completely updated in 2015.

Fireplace, maple cabinets

and flooring. Storage locker,

coin-op laundry. HOA $85/

monthly. Leased @ $850/

monthly in 2019 w/selling

clause. Primary, vacation

home or investment. MLS#

4766606 $80,250 Amy@ 4

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AVAILABLE with another

well established business.

Small or large square footage.

Close to ski shop, restaurant

and lodging. Great

location for any business.

Call 802-345-5867


in Killington has

commercial space available

from 300 to 4,000 sq feet for

retail, food-service, office or

other commercial ventures.

Call us to discuss what might

work for you. 802-779-9144



Toyota Highlander Hybrid for

sale. $32,000 or best offer.

Call Brooke 971-801-5788


Dresser, bureau, 2

night tables. Frank, 802-353-

8177. $100.

FIREWOOD for sale, we

stack. Rudi, 802-672-3719.


Four 235/60/R18 tires. Used

one winter season. Call

Dotty 802-342-6150


frame pack for the serious

hiker. $250 list price, Sale

$100. 802-773-7687


18 inch. 255/60R18. 2105

Mazda CX9. $150 Used one

season. 508-208-6800


SNOWS on alloy wheels

for Ford F150. P235/70R17

Only 2,500 miles. $850 802-


MENS XL SKI jacket and

pants. Original USA ski team

outfit, impressive. $100.


KING BED - brass headboard,

linens included. Excellent,

reasonable, mustsee.

Rutland 802-773-7687.



room set, bedroom set, etc.

Call Susan 267-261-0793


Matching 4-piece bedroom

set. Full/Queen Sleigh bed

with mattresses. A 7-foot

long chest of drawers w/

full length mirrors. High boy

chest of six-drawers and

also night stand. Beautiful

condition, must see. 802-

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stamps, precious metals in

any form, old and high quality

watches and time pieces,

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Free estimates. No obligation.

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club in Killington has immediate

openings for attendants.

Part time/full time seasonal.

Flexible hours. Great

job for happy people. Call

Mike 802-779-9144. Mike@


- The Birch Ridge Inn at Killington

seeks an Assistant

Innkeeper to help with inn

operations. Full time, variable

hours. For an interview

call 802-422-4293.


Call Inn at Long Trail for interview.


PART TIME Waitstaff needed

at Drewski’s. Please call

802-422-3816, email or stop

in for an application.


help wanted: waitstaff, kitchen

staff, line-cook, bartender,

dishwasher, doorperson.

Apply in person at Moguls

M-F, on the Killington Access

Road. 802-422-4777.


TON Resort is now hiring. All

positions. Training, uniforms,

perks provided. Visit www. to view

all open positions or our

Welcome Center at 4763

Killington Rd. (800) 300-

9095 EOE.

CASHIER: A.M. preferable.

PT/FT/Year round. Competitive

wage. Killington. Please

call 802-558-0793.


MANAGER- ski pass with

no black out dates The Killington

Group is looking for

motivated individual to assist

with the day-to-day operation

of our rental and property

management businesses.

Task include maintenance

activities and property inspections.

Winter seasonal

or year-round position. Valid

drivers license and vehicle

required. Email resume to or

call 802-422-2300


New Opportunities- Killington

is looking for individuals

interested in keeping our

mountain and guests safe.


jobs to view all open positions

or our Welcome Center

at 4763 Killington Rd.

(800)300-9095 EOE


COOKS- Killington Resort,

all skill levels, multiple locations.

Uniforms, free meal

and other perks provided.


jobs o view all open positions

or our Welcome Center

at 4763 Killington Rd.

(800)300-9095 EOE



Resort is looking for energetic

people to become a part

of our housekeeping team.

Condo’s and Killington Grand

now hiring. Visit

to view all open

positions or our Welcome

Center at 4763 Killington Rd.

(800)300-9095 EOE

DELI: Sandwich/Prep cook.

Experience would be great,

but if you enjoy working with

food, we will train. Competitive

wage. Please call 802-



Outlet is hiring for deli/

liquor store help. Year-round

position, M-F. Access to ski

pass. Apply in person at Killington

Deli, Route 4.


Management looking

for hard working individuals

to join our team. Full-time

position providing building

and grounds maintenance

for properties in the Rutland/

Killington, VT area. Must

have valid drivers license

and be able to work overtime

during winter months

for snow removal. Contact

Jim at 802-773-4322 for



for a part time and full time

sous chef. Can you bump

and jump in the kitchen?

Stay cool and calm under

pressure? Want to ski by

day and work by night?

Weekends a must. Closed

Thanksgiving and Christmas.

18 plus per hour commensurate

with experience.

Contact Lou at Peppinosvt@ to set up interview.


and laborers needed ASAP.

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cleaning in Killington/Mendon

area. Hours are flexible

10-30 hours per week, but

must work some weekend.

Pay based on experience.

Call Jeremy 802-773-2301


ED: - House Cleaner needed

to clean condo at TopRidge

Condominiums. $25/Hour

Primarily Monday mornings

and some other days. Must

be flexible. Please email:


SISTANT - for busy resort

health club. Management

experience a must. Water

facility management important.

Seasonal. Weekends

and holidays. Also looking

for attendants. Call Mike @


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Evenings for Pinnacle Spa

Bar in Killington. $12/hr+tips.

If interested email


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We are looking for the following seasonal positions:

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Overtime Encouraged!


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Want to make good money during the

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Seeking temporary support staff

at Killington World Cup:

1. 2 physically able men to assist

in building, dismantle and packing

of temporary displays.

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Buttons: Club collects buttons for 40 years

“Looking for them is so much fun. The

whole business if fun!”

from page 6

pearl or glass buttons, some of

which were on baby shoes and


After moving to Vermont, she

began going to rummage sales, used

clothing stores and collecting buttons

due to an interest in antiques.

She heard about the Verd Mont Button

Club from a neighbor and began

learning about the many materials

and uses of buttons through the


Inheritance seems to be a trait

many of the club members share.

Club President Amy Larson, of

Rutland, brought her grandmother’s

collection of thousands upon thousands

of buttons from Michigan

eleven years ago. “I asked myself,

‘what am I going to do with all these

buttons?’” Admitting she had very

limited knowledge and was “totally

unenthused” about button collecting

while still being content to hold

on to something that her grandmother


That unenthused attitude

changed when a whole new world

opened to her. Thus, being educated

in history, culture, manmade

and synthetic materials that she

“probably never would have learned

in school.” She also

belongs to four button

associations and reads

countless books and

articles on buttons in

her extensive library.

The passion for button

collecting has reached

the same plateau as her passion for

gardening. She calls it, “A hobby to

immerse myself in during the long

Vermont winters.”

Another one of those flea markets,

garage sale, auction junkies,

Larson makes it clear she travels

near and far to find pieces to add to

her collection. Amy has no hesitation

walking into an antique store

or flea market, such as the annual

Chelsea, Vermont Flea Market, and

asking “Have any buttons?”

Her husband Ed, specializes in

American military buttons, dating

back to the Revolutionary War,

along with transportation buttons,

scouting, specialized



and unusual heritage

style buttons.

One of his favorites

is a Goodyear button

(yes Goodyear Rubber)

that was specifically


for Civil War


known as Berdan’s


These buttons

were dark rubber

with the Army Military

Eagle, and would

not shine in a bright sun

or rustle in the bushes, thus

giving away a sharpshooter’s

position. There were only eight or so

regiments in the Civil War. One such

Regiment from Vermont was commanded

by Gilbert Hart, of Wallingford.

The library there is named

after Hart. The sharpshooters were

instrumental in turning back the

Confederate attack at Cemetery

Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg.

One colonial button came from a

port in Maine, and another is from a

British bagpiper in the Revolutionary

War. An extensive collection of

Vermont state seal buttons is on display

at the Fair Haven Vermont State

Welcome Center through Nov. 30.

Ed also developed a method of

cleaning metal buttons that has

been successful in restoring Gay

Nineties metal buttons that have

glass jewels embedded in them.

Out in Bridport, one club member

considers herself more of a

button enthusiast than a collector.

Barbara Kivlin inherited some of her

grandmother’s buttons and then

picked up a few jars full at auctions

over the years. “It was enjoyable

to poke through them to appreciate

the craftsmanship and detail,

especially on the older buttons”

she says. She was hooked after attending

a presentation on horn

buttons by the Verd Mont

Club. After going home

from that program, she

began a winter long

effort at sorting nonsewing

buttons into

categories, such as

horn, shell, ceramic

and plastic.

Barbara adds, “I

may not be a true

collector, but I do

have my eye out for

a ‘find’ when I visit antique


Another club member

from Rutland, Sheri Ross, says

she made her first quilt

when she was 19 years old out of

scraps of dresses made for her

by her mother. Her mom made

Sheri’s dresses all through her

school years. The dahlia pattern

was a favorite and Sheri says she

added a button into the middle of

each flower pattern. “Oh, if I had

known at 19 what I know now about

buttons, I could have had some

fabulous ones.”

Martha Stewart did a piece on

how to properly display collectable

clothing buttons and

there are hundreds of

online videos of button

collectors, collections,

metal detection clubs

finding buried buttons

as well as how to clean

buttons and preserve

them. Verd Mont Button Club

members are continually viewing

these and more online resources as

the internet age has made it easier

to identify and classify unusual or

previously hard to identify pieces.

The club maintains a very active

profile on Facebook and invites

those on social media to go to

Verd Mont Button Club, where

events, articles, meeting schedules,

comments from other collectors

around the country as well as videos

and pictures of collections can

be seen. Club contact information

is also available on the site. The

club meets once a month for eight

months out of the year at different

locations throughout Vermont. For

the past several years the annual

meeting as well as the club Christmas

Holiday Party has been held

at the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury.

Joan Janzen, of Essex Junction,

went to a museum in Carson City,

Nevada, as a child and saw a button

collection. She started keeping

buttons she found interesting and

started to sew buttons on quilt

corners. Janzen is a historian and

said she finds the history of buttons

most fascinating.

“Looking for them is so much

fun,” she said. “The whole business

if fun!”










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Killington — Two-family post & beam chalet by

American Timber Homes. First time to market, this

up/down duplex was custom built for the current

owner in 1972 using Escabana white cedar framing,

renowned for its durability and classic mountain

look, and has been meticulously maintained ever

since. Upstairs 3BR/1BA features vaulted ceilings,

exposed beams, fireplace, updated kitchen and

large private deck off the living room. Lower level

3BR/1BA features decorative beams, fireplace and

walkout deck w/hot tub. This well-appointed home is

offered with the high quality furnishings - $335,000

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Killington — In the heart of Killington, spectacular

contemporary home, built in 2016, in 100% new

condition. Custom kitchen w/soapstone countertops,

upgraded stainless appliances, hickory cabinets. Open

floor plan includes cathedral ceilings w/curved fir

trusses, granite fireplace and rustic hand-scraped

hardwood floors. The master suite is on the main level,

the upper level offers a reading room and two guest

bedroom suites. Heated two-car garage, mudroom

with locker style cubbies w/built-in ski boot dryers.

The walkout level also comprises a family room w/

built-in bar, exercise studio, full bathroom, laundry

room and utility room housing high-tech mechanicals.

The outdoor elements are equally impressive w/crafted

stone walls & walkway, stream fed pond, outdoor hot

tub and Colorado Custom gas firepit w/sculpted metal

logs on a heated bluestone patio - $965,000

Chittenden — Log cabin in the woods,

on 3 + acres, amidst hundreds of acres

of undeveloped land, offering the utmost

in privacy. The 3BR/2BAs, including the

master suite, are isolated from the living

spaces in a separate wing off the back

of the house. A convenient mudroom

entrance leads to the kitchen on the main

level and a full, dry basement below,

where one area has been partially

finished for additional living space.

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• 1BR/1BA: $124,900

• 2BR/2BA: $219,900

• 2BR/2BA: $235K & $255K

• woodburning fireplace

• Indoor pool/outdoor whirlpool

* furnished & equipped


• 3BR/1.5BA, 1.8 Ac

• 1,512 sq. ft.

• Wood stove

• Workbench room

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• 2BR/1BA, 974 sf, on one level

• gas heat & fplc, tiled kitch &BA flrs

• Cath ceiling w/ sky lt, open flr plan

• Cherry kitchen cabinets, AC

• Covered deck, private ski locker

• furnished & equipped $125,000


5BR, 3.5BA, Landscaped 3AC, Pond

• Flat paved driveway, hot tub-gazebo

• heated o/sized 2-car garage

• fieldstone fireplace,

• Viking appliances

• walk-out unfinished basemt



• 1-LVL 3BR/3BA, Furnished &

equipped, Wash/Dryer, patio

• Gas fplc, gas range, gas heat

• Mud-entry w/ cubbies+bench

• Double vanity, jet tub,

• Common: Indr pool $449K


• Completely Renovated 2BR/3BA

w/one LOCK-OFF unit

• Stone-faced gas f/plc, W/Dryer

• Tiled floor to ceiling shower

• Outdr Pool. Short walk to shuttle &

to restaurant. Furnished $222K


• 3BR/4BA, 2-car garage w/loft

• Southern exposure, yr-rd views

• Recreation rm + home office rm

• Exercise room + laundry room

• Furnished & equipped $459K


• 3 en-suite bedrooms + two ½-baths

• Living Rm floor to ceiling stone fplace

• Family gameroom w/ fireplace

• Chef’s kitchen,sauna, whirlpl tub

• 3 extra separately deeded lots incl.


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• 3BR, 2.5 3,470 sf, a/conditioning

• Ctl vac, chef’s kitch, butler’s pantry

• Cedar closet, office, master suite

• 3 car garage, storage, screened porch

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The Mountain Times • Nov. 13-19, 2019 REAL ESTATE • 39

Killington property transfers for October

Seller Buyer Address Property Location Sale Price Closed

Mita, Jeffrey J Friedman Revocable Trust, Amy; Carslie, MA 1 Acre, Trailview Drive $40,000.00 10/25/2019

Friedman Trustee, Amy & Schmidt Trustee, Michael

Mita, Jeffrey J Friedman Revocable Trust, Amy; Carslie, MA 1.3 Acres, Beachnut Lane $50,000.00 10/25/2019

Friedman Trustee, Amy & Schmidt Trustee, Michael

Equity Trust Company, Friedman Revocable Trust, Amy; Carslie, MA 1.1 Acres, Beachnut Lane $70,000.00 10/25/2019

Custodian FBO

Friedman Trustee, Amy & Schmidt Trustee, Michael

Jeffrey Mita

Powers, Estate of Frances Ann Terjesen, Leif A Kennesaw, GA 231 Ledge End Road $71,000.00 9/30/2019

Thorne Family Revocable Trust Kirby, Thomas Bridgeport, CT 135 Ac,, Wolf Hill Road $95,000.00 10/15/2019

& Thorne Revocable Trust, Elizabeth H

Prussen, David M & Lynn C McCafferty, Jessica & Michael J Merrick, NY Mountain Green, IIF3 $110,000.00 10/11/2019

Garman, Jennifer M Stearns, Corey & Ann-Marie Rutland, VT Mountain Green, A9 $119,000.00 10/29/2019

Goodman, Jules & Carrie Ann Pawlowski, Scott; Graf, Martin; & Davis, Edward Philadelphia, PA Mountain Green, IIA3 $138,500.00 10/17/2019

Owen Revocable Living Trust, Zimmerman, Robert J & Cynthia M Kinnelon, NJ Highridge, E10 $151,500.00 10/28/2019

Robert J; Owen Trustee, Robert J

Rader, Estate of Sanford McConnell, Nancy Boston, MA Pinnacle, D8 $165,000.00 10/4/2019

Cerreto, Dante J Levine, Mark Arlington, MA Village Sq @ Pico, H202 $172,500.00 10/11/2019

Brewer, William O & Adrianne A Fitzsimmons, Thomas & Fischelis, Peter Westford, MA Austin-Lawrence Condo, Right Side $175,000.00 10/11/2019

Marks-Giles, Paula & Giles, Keith Gleason, Mark Skaneateles, NY 4187 Route 4 $190,000.00 10/25/2019

Brown Jr, Edward J & Scricca, Anna M Berry Trust Agreement, James R; Berry Trustee, James R Boston, MA $191,750.00 10/11/2019

Finer, Steven P Frankel, Stephen J & Carrie Ann Killington, VT 3775 River Road $201,000.00 9/27/2019

McKearnin, Charles J Perkins, Christine A Lexington, MA Highridge, E18 $206,000.00 10/28/2019

Mayo, Andrew C & Griffin, Joan T Segarceanu, Miruna O Manchester, NH Pinnacle, B22 $219,000.00 10/11/2019

Balla, Robert A & Ellen M Partelo III, William E & Kristin D Palmer, MA Sunrise, TLC1 $264,000.00 10/24/2019

Fitzgerald, Kevin J Sfeir, Alain Bedford, NH Sunrise, TLA1 $267,000.00 10/11/2019

Crescimmano, Stephen Nee, Maura A West Roxbury, MA Glazebrook, H2 $267,500.00 10/4/2019

& Sturgill, Mare

Couture, Estate of Suzanne Dolzadelli, John & Jimena Burlington, CT Colony Club, F29 $270,000.00 10/2/2019

Gaffney, John Olson, Michelle Brooklyn, NY 2345 East Mountain Road $275,000.00 9/27/2019

Roberts, Charles E & Melissa A DeFusco, Sean J & Kerrie C Cumberland, RI Sunrise, TLL4 $275,000.00 10/11/2019

Anderson, C Barry DeFrancesco-Sias, Jean P & Kate Killington, VT 11 Prior Drive $310,000.00 10/11/2019

Van Herwarde, William Palmer, Richard & Galascio, Lina Mount Vernon, NY 155 Terrace Drive $350,000.00 10/15/2019

Bomengen, Richard A & Heidi S Weatherby, Jeffrey T & Catherine M Mantua, NJ Woods, F2 $354,000.00 10/4/2019

Daigle, Steve D Roberts, Charles E & Melissa A Windham, NH 416 Rustic Drive $355,000.00 10/18/2019

Ergastolo, Suzanne & Davin, James J Henck, Jessica C Boston, MA Glazebrook, E1 $365,000.00 10/18/2019

Doerge, Sven & Kelly R Smith, Shawn Deer Park, NY 2638 East Mountain Rd $381,000.00 10/11/2019

Off Piste Lodge LLC Highline Lodge Vacation Rental LLC Killington, VT 96 West Park Road $450,000.00 10/28/2019

Woolley, Diane M Bomengen, Richard A & Heidi S Killington, VT Woods, W1 $529,000.00 9/30/2019

Vermont Health Connect enrollment is open

Vermonters can enroll in or change their health insurance plans through Vermont

Health Connect, the state’s health insurance marketplace. During open enrollment, new

customers can sign up for health and dental insurance plans for the coming year (coverage

begins on Jan. 1, 2020) and existing customers can change their current plans. Open enrollment

begins on Nov. 1 and ends on Dec. 15.

Most Vermonters who enroll in qualified health plans through Vermont Health Connect

qualify for financial help.

Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) relative to the 2020 Federal Poverty Level (FPL)

is used to determine eligibility for 2021 Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), Vermont

Premium Assistance (VPA), and Enhanced Silver plans with cost-sharing reductions (CSR).

MAGI relative to 2020 FPL will be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid and Dr. Dynasaur

until April 2020 when 2021 FPL will be adopted. As a basic reference point, a single person

making $49,960 or less could qualify for some financial aid, for a couple the threshold is

$67,640 according to

Vermonters can find out if they qualify for financial help and select the best health insurance

plan for themselves by using the Plan Comparison Tool. This tool compares the plans

offered based on both plan design and total cost (including premium and out-of-pocket


“We understand that enrolling in health insurance can be overwhelming for many

people. The Plan Comparison Tool was designed to help Vermonters understand the

various options available to them, based on their health needs and budget,” said Commissioner

Cory Gustafson. “Additionally, we have our Customer Support Center and network

of in-person Assisters available to help Vermonters make the best choice possible when

selecting health insurance plans during this year’s Open Enrollment period.”

Existing customers who want to remain in the same health insurance plan will be automatically

renewed into the 2020 version of their current health insurance plan. This means

existing customers can just continue to pay their bills on time as the renewal process is

completed for them. Under a new law, when Vermonters file their state taxes for the 2020

tax year, they must report if they had health insurance (including Medicaid and Medicare)

for each month of the year. There is no cash penalty for not having health insurance.

Like last year, there will be some gold level plans, which usually offer lower out-of-pocket

costs, available for a lower monthly premium for customers who qualify for financial help,

when compared to silver level plans. There will also be bronze level qualified health plans

that may be purchased for a $0 premium for Vermont Health Connect customers who

qualify for a certain level of financial help.

72 Windrift Ridge Road, Killington $ 575,000

This unique, 3 bdrm , 3 bath, modern home, situated

on a wooded lot overlooking nearby Pico Mountain

Ski area, offers unexpected privacy and stunning

mountain views.

4552 VT Route 107, Stockbridge $129,000

Many opportunities for this home located minutes to I-89

and 20 min drive to Killington. Excellent rental history,

recently renovated improvements including a new

standing seam metal roof, windows, doors, and more.

Grow Your Life in Killington


Bret Williamson, Broker, Owner


Tanglewood 298 Prior Drive, Drive, Killington Killington $ 1,2000,000 $529,000

Fully This 4934 furnished square 4BR, foot, 3-bath exquisitely home features detailed a large Tudor open style floor

plan, home entertainment is a class by oriented itself. kitchen/living A five bedroom area home, w/ gas fireplace

surrounded & large by deck. the Lower grandeur level features of the green 3BR & mountains. 2-BA, washer/

dryer, large entry & a newly constructed 4-car heated garage.

Cricket Hill, $

Stage Road, Killington 555,000$499,000

This 4-br 4-bedroom, 3-bath home 4-bath is minutes home to with Killington inground Resort pool in a tranquil is a

location ten minute on over drive 4 acres. from 2 Killington wood burning Resort fireplaces, with stunning hardwood

floors, views cherry of Pico cabinets, Mountain. kitchen The island, competitively 4-season sunroom, priced 2 home, living

rooms, is being finished sold furnished. basement, home office and two garages.

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