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J une 12 – J une 25, 2019

Congrats Grads!
IN THIS ISSUE: Vermont College of Fine Arts Looks Ahead
Pg. 4 Roots Farm Market President and Founder Thomas Greene Steps Down
Opens in Middlesex
By Tom Brown

Pg. 7 Mountaineers Swing t can be difficult for a parent to watch a child grow somebody else come in and put their imprint and continue
Into 17th Season up and leave the nest, but for Thomas Greene and his to move the narrative of the school.”
baby, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, that bittersweet Greene said VCFA is not immune from the challenges of
moment has arrived. declining enrollment faced by liberal arts colleges, illustrated
Pg. 12–13 MHS Grads Talk Greene, who founded the Montpelier institution in 2006, by the recent closure of three undergraduate schools in
Life After High School is stepping down as president of the college, which offers southern Vermont and across the country. He said the next
resident and low-residency graduate studies in writing, art, president must continue to build VCFA’s brand, attract new
design, music, and film. Greene, also an award-winning donors, and support the narrative that the arts, and arts
novelist, will take a year’s sabbatical before education, is vital to the culture of society.

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returning to the faculty as an instructor. In “Enrollment is slightly under 400 students


Academic Dean Matthew Monk will lead the beginning the years when other places were shrinking,” he
the meantime, CFO Katie Gustafson and and has essentially doubled over the past 10

school until an interim president is named, the idea here was said. “We are a young institution that has
college said in a news release. VCFA’s board to really build a quickly built a national brand, and I think
will conduct a national search for Greene’s mature college that work needs to continue.”

The transition comes at a time when the that was going and the new president to determine what
successor. Greene said it will be up to the board

college is on solid financial footing, and the to endure not future growth will look like, but innovating
timing is part of a planned succession strategy for 10 years and meeting the demands of the marketplace
created by the college’s board of trustees and or 15, but is essential, pointing to the addition of a

administration, Greene said. new MFA in Graphic Design program, which
“From the beginning the idea here was started six years ago and is now ranked among
to really build a mature college that was going to endure the top 10 nationally.
not for 10 years or 15, but hundreds,” he said. Creating a Greene said the college’s blend of arts education continues
succession plan “is sort of a critical piece of college maturing to be unique among its peers and expects the next leadership
Montpelier, VT 05601

so that it moves from a founding vision toward an institution team to continue to spread the word through its renewed
that is obviously larger than any one individual or set of emphasis on marketing. The college, among other things,
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Corrections Solons Make Ultimate History
After years of championing the sport on a club level, Montpelier High School won
Then and Now
both the boys and girls state titles in the sport of Ultimate last week, becoming the first
In the May 22 issue of The
Bridge, there was an error in in the nation to claim a recognized interscholastic crown in the non-contact disc game. Historic photos courtesy of Vermont Historical Society;
the article, “ArtsFest Explosion The boys team defeated Burlington, 14-9, and the girls team beat Champlain Valley Captions and modern photos by Paul Carnahan
Takes Over the City.” Union, 15-8, in the title games played June 5 at MHS. Both were undefeated in varsity
Owing to a snafu in the For much of Montpelier’s history, this home has had a
Boys coach Anne Watson remembers the journey: “Back when I started coaching,
interview recording, quotes in commanding view of Montpelier from a ridge on “Seminary
players would ask me, ‘When will we be a varsity sport?’ I didn’t know it would take
the article attributed to Ann Hill” accessed by East State Street.
almost 10 years for us to get to this point. Hopefully we can pave the way for other states
Wicks were actually by Dee Successful farmer and landowner Morton Marvin purchased
to follow suit.”
Schneidman. it from carriage maker and horse breeder F. C. Gilman in
Woman Threatened by Knife in Rare Home Invasion 1881. Marvin proceeded to build terraces in front of the house
The Bridge apologizes to Wicks Police are seeking help identifying a knife-wielding man who entered a home on Forest and remodel it in the French Second Empire style, including a
and Schneidman for the mix-up. Drive early Sunday morning and attacked a woman. Police described the assailant as a mansard roof.
white male with a gray mustache wearing a dark blue ski mask, black hoodie, blue jeans, Barre granite manufacturer Hugh J. M. Jones purchased the
and white sneakers. The victim was able to push the man away and yell for help, police home from Marvin in 1898. He tore it down in 1907 and built
said. She suffered minor abrasions in the incident. Police are asking for any information the brick Classical Revival house that stands on the site today.
on the incident on Forest Drive, which is off Sherwood Drive on the city’s east side.

Vermont Filmmaker Debuts “Wetware” at the Savoy
Independent filmmaker Jay Craven will present the theatrical world premiere of his
near-future film noir Wetware at 6:30 pm, Friday, June 21, at the Savoy Theater. The
film is based on the novel by Craig Nova. Craven, who directed the film, will attend the
screening and lead a discussion after. Wetware will then continue at the Savoy through
June 27. The movie, filmed in Burlington, Brattleboro, and Nantucket, tells a story of
what happens when new technologies collide with human needs in a changing world
precariously close to today’s. Information at or
Northfield Promotes Commuter Bus to Montpelier
The Northfield Energy Committee recently held a Ride the Bus to Work Week to
encourage commuters to take the GMTA bus to the Capital City. The future of the bus
line was called into question during the town’s last budget cycle, but residents on Town
Meeting Day voted to support the funding of public transit. Committee members
observed ridership on the bus and spoke with new and seasoned riders. They reported
buses at commuter times with 10-plus passengers going to, or coming from, Montpelier.

Nature Watch
Artwork and Words by Nona Estrin.

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Roots Farm Market Opens in Middlesex Food & Farming Bridge Inaugural Gala a Smashing Success Event
By Carl Etnier

n May 22, the Friends of The The contributions of so many private
ast year, Bear Roots Farm Farm and market co-owner Karin buying tomatoes at the store Sunday Bridge hosted The Bridge’s citizens, businesses, and organizations to
owners Karin Bellemare and Bellemare, and customer Steve afternoon. He said he stopped in once inaugural gala at the Vermont this inaugural event have motivated and
Jon Wagner decided it was time Slatter. Photo by Carl Etnier. or twice a week. With the nearby College of Fine Arts. It was an evening of encouraged us to keep up the fight for
to set up a farmstand. “We were Settlement Farm not reopening this stimulating discussion, fine food, and live free, independent, and local journalism in
considering a wagon at the side of the year, he said, “we were extremely music—all with the goal of raising money Central Vermont. While support through
road,” Wagner said. But they ended happy they opened here. We’re to support the production, printing, and events such as the gala will help The Bridge
up creating a year-round farm market looking forward to corn season!” general operations of Central Vermont’s upgrade its systems, resources, and ability,
at the intersection of Routes 2 and With aging Vermont farmers having free, independent, and local newspaper. it’s really engagement by and with the
100B, the site of the old Middlesex difficulty interesting their children The event was a smashing success, community that keeps local journalism
General Store. It opened May 17 as in taking over the farm, Bear Roots welcoming more than 150 guests, who alive.
The Roots Farm Market. Farm also shows a possible future for were treated to remarks by Garrett The Friends of The Bridge is a nonprofit,
When they planned the farmstand agriculture—young people who didn’t Graff, a Montpelier native and nationally tax-exempt organization established to
last year, Bellemare and Wagner had grow up on a farm. Wagner, 34, grew recognized journalist and historian; raise money for The Bridge to help close
been growing vegetables in Barre up on Long Island, and Bellemare, Cathy Resmer of Seven Days; Kevin the gap between advertising income and
Town for five years and just added 110 31, grew up in Connecticut, and both Ellis of VTDigger; and Kent Jones, an the cost of producing and distributing
tillable acres in Williamstown. They brought in a Bobcat. We brought in on what inventory to carry besides have been farming for about 10 years. Emmy Award-winning writer. Guests also the paper.
sold at summer and winter farmers 95 yards of crushed stone, re-leveled vegetables. Taylor said, “We wanted Taylor, 27, has few memories of her enjoyed sumptuous food by Café Anna, For more information about
markets, and to community-supported everything, and dropped the building to focus on smaller producers using parents’ dairy farm in Wisconsin, signature cocktails by Caledonia Spirits, a how to support The Bridge, please
agriculture (CSA) customers, who back down onto a new slab.” ‘responsible practices.’ We try to because they sold it and moved to silent auction featuring fine art and other contact the Friends of The Bridge at
picked up their produce in Barre The newly renovated store would have as many organic products as town when she was five years old. She treasures, and live jazz by Bella and the or
or Montpelier. But they still needed not be mistaken for the general store possible, while realizing some people moved to Vermont and has worked on Notables. PO Box 1641, Montpelier, VT 05601.
more outlets for their produce. Plus it replaced. There’s no sunscreen, are doing great work without organic farms year-round, milking cows on
they wanted to provide year-round first aid supplies, tape, string, pens, certification.” small dairies in the winter.
jobs to employees who had worked or glue. But it carries a lot more than Bellemare added that besides selling Wagner is hopeful that the store
for them for years during the growing a single farm’s wagon by the side of local products, they have sought out will not only make money as its own
season. the road. Coolers are stocked with other high-quality products that enterprise but also help the rapidly
Winter is construction season for milk, cheese, and beer; freezers have customers ask for. “I keep a list by growing farm. “Now that we have our
farmers. Wagner said Mike Betit of ice cream and beef; local bread is on the cash register,” she notes. Bananas own area in a place that feels like it
Hoolie Flats Farm in Calais provided the shelves, and the outside of the and avocados are among the non- needs it, and we’re open more than
much of the construction skills to store is surrounded by pots with plant local products sold there. Bellemare once every other week, we should be
renovate the building, which had a starts and perennials. said it was a “balancing act” to find a able to move a lot more product.”
rotten foundation, water from the Karen Taylor manages the store. good selection of local food and what Roots Farm Market is open Wednesday
road running through the store, and In her third year working at Bear people need when stopping by on the through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.
a partial cave-in where support beams Roots Farm, she has done field way home to make dinner. “We’re still Bellemare and Wagner hope to open
had been removed. They jacked up work, managed the CSA, and sold learning,” she said. “I didn’t realize seven days a week later this season, and
the building and, “while everything the vegetables at the farmers market. we’d sell so much ground beef.” possibly add a commercial kitchen.
was frozen outside,” Wagner said, “we Now, she’s facing crucial decisions Moretown resident Steve Slatter was

Gala speakers (left to right) Kevin Ellis, Kent Jones, Garrett Graff, and Cathy
Resmer, with Bridge editor Mike Dunphy, and Paula Routly of Seven Days.
Photos by Terry Allen,
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Marshfield, Plainfield RAMP up Energy Efficiency Energy

School Page By Libby Bonesteel, Superintendent of Schools
June 2019 By Carl Etnier

This page was paid for by the Montpelier-Roxbury School District. n unanticipated knock on the going,” which the town can use zoning and the same people.” He advocated for a do-it-
Photos courtesy of VCRD.
front door sometimes heralds a other means to put into practice. For the yourself approach to solar and home energy
visit from religious missionaries. one-year model communities process, he retrofitting, which, he said, “plays on the
In Marshfield and Plainfield this year, it said, “We at VCRD really focus on action strengths of our community, which are
may be more likely to announce the arrival and on specific things that can be taken on that we care about each other and we have
of neighbors on an energy mission. right away. This isn’t a planning exercise; a lot of skilled people who are willing to
“Unleashing the power of neighbor-to- this is a doing exercise.” help other people while they are helping
neighbor connections” is one principle a Meetings are held at Twinfield Union themselves.”
newly launched building energy task force High School, the towns’ jointly operated People leaving the May RAMP meeting
Montpelier High School has been charged to consider for the two K‒12 school. About 120 people showed were encouraged to sign up for one of the

towns. It’s part of a year-long push to build up for an initial brainstorming meeting task forces, which will convene at 6:30 pm
ontpelier High School continues to build on its welcoming community of professional mentors and Some of MHS’s Dual Enrollment students pictured
an economy that remains robust in the face in April. “It was really striking—the long, June 20 at Twinfield. A team of outside
long history and commitment to personalized education partners. The core elements of MHS’s with Community College of Vermont academic
of climate change, while reducing residents’ long list of assets we have. Both Plainfield experts will be on hand to provide advice
education for students through a variety of ways Flexible Pathways Department are Independent Studies, advisors this fall.
in core-curriculum classroom experiences, co-curriculars, Community Based Learning, Online Course Learning, emissions of greenhouse gases. The two and Marshfield have a lot of great stuff on the task forces’ action plans.
athletics, and its robust Flexible Pathways Department Dual Enrollment, Early College, Extended Learning towns have dubbed their efforts RAMP, for happening, amazing people,” said Jamie RAMP represents the fifth VCRD
offerings. In increasing numbers, Solons are seeking to Opportunities, and the Central Vermont Career Center. Revitalizing All Marshfield and Plainfield. Spector, who works at the Health Center climate change model community, after
personalize elements of their learning experiences in Montpelier High School is committed to affording RAMP is part of the Climate Economy in Plainfield, providing therapeutic services Pownal, Randolph, Middlebury, and
alignment with their interests and aspirations on their and promoting equitable access and supportive structures Model Communities Program at Vermont he said, “They need to continue, and we in schools. Spector helped organize the first Swanton. Copans says VCRD is about to
way to finding agency, purpose, and achievement as they for students to engage in these learning opportunities Council on Rural Development (VCRD), need to find a way to make them more meeting and cook the community dinner begin work with Derby in July.
journey toward graduation (and beyond). by developing and maintaining clear and supportive a nonprofit that has worked since 2015 to successful.” Only 30 percent of those who served there.
Supporting and further promoting this long local systems for students and families/caregivers. The below connect rural economic development to went through the initial energy audit went The May meeting of RAMP was
tradition of personalized learning are Act 77 (Vermont’s numbers represent student learning experiences that have climate change responses. “The climate on to install renewable energy or efficiency to prioritize the work identified in the
“Flexible Pathways” legislation passed in 2013); a student been assessed within the core of MHS’s Flexible Pathway economy is the only economy of the projects, he added. brainstorming session. Meeting attendees
body with strong, persisting and emerging curiosities department offerings this year (total 374). Wow! future,” said VCRD Director Paul Costello RAMP grew out of climate-related town proposed four task forces. They will work
aimed at a 21st century society; and a vibrant and at a RAMP gathering in May. “It’s the only meeting resolutions in Marshfield and on strengthening the downtown areas
possible economy that’s going to work for Plainfield in 2017 and 2018, according to in Marshfield and Plainfield, improving
us.” Plainfield Energy Committee Chair Bob transportation, building a more robust
Main Street Middle School papier-mache models, and a field trip to the Vermont The door-knocking neighbors could be Atchinson. The towns applied to VCRD farm and food network, plus the building
Institute of Natural Science. Students also created their part of a campaign to get more homeowners for assistance and were selected to receive energy work.
MSMS teachers Ashley Dubois and Hannah Barden
own “museums” for parents and family members at the to install solar panels, convert from fossil a year of work from Model Communities And connecting residents to one another
offered students an opportunity to discuss diversity and
Montshire Museum of Science. fuels to renewable electricity, weatherize Program Director Jon Copans and the state is a theme in all the work. Marshfield
racism as the Equity Alliance Group. This year the
The Union Playground Project continues to be on their homes, and otherwise save money and non-profit partners he brings to these resident Joseph Gainza said, “It’s no news
students developed a mission statement that they use in
schedule and should be ready for the 2019–20 school year. while reducing emissions. The Marshfield conversations. to anybody here that there are a lot of
their work and plan to publicize to the greater school
More open space, swings, and structures will make for Energy Committee claims credit for 100 Asked how RAMP differs from ordinary people hurting economically in our towns.
community. Their goal is to help students and adults
an exciting start in September. Recently, the construction home and business energy audits in town municipal planning, Copans called town But it’s also no news that there are a
recognize the positive impact of everyone understanding
company uncovered a time capsule from 1999, which had already, according to committee Chair plans “really important documents to lot of innovative, creative, and skilled RAMP gathering at Twinfield
racism. Results from a survey the group conducted in the
some fun and interesting artifacts. Union Elementary is Rich Phillips, but at the May meeting develop a vision of where a community is people in our towns—and they may be Union High School.
spring of 2018 indicated that there is a need to “teach
about racism, what it is, why it’s a problem, and what we planning to bury a capsule for future generations.
can do about it.” The students said that as a school, “We The Equity Alliance Group. All
need to build our own understanding.” Photos are courtesy of MRPS.
They also shared several ideas along with some hopes
Union Elementary School
for next year. They identified the opportunity to have
students and adults engage in the topic in an ongoing Union Elementary School has experienced a wonderful
basis as part of our restorative circles, as well as increase month of learning! As the weather turns, many classes
membership, develop fun and engaging activities, meet have taken advantage of the school’s close proximity
with students during lunch blocks, and practice through to many incredible resources, including the Vermont
role-playing the skills to address racism when it happens. Historical Society Museum, North Branch Nature Center
These students are passionate about helping our school and the State Capitol.
community be a place where everyone feels safe and Other grades have culminated learning through the
comfortable! lens of multi-disciplinary projects and performances.
“Our mission is to build an understanding, including The first grade recently completed its bird unit, which Melissa Parker came back to Union Elementary
our own, about what racism is, how it affects our involved an in-depth research project through the to see the time capsule she buried in 1999.
community, and what we can do to make sure everyone Educating Children Outdoors program, informational
feels welcome and like an equal here at MSMS.” writing pieces, a musical performance for the community, Roxbury Village School
Roxbury Village School students, staff, and parents have
Superintendent’s Corner been hard at work transforming our beautiful gardens.

his time of year is always bittersweet for school Failure means you’re finally in the game. You cannot After many harsh Vermont winters, it was time to give new
systems. It’s a time for celebration. It’s a time for move forward. You cannot grow. You cannot lead if you life to our landscape.
reflection. It’s a time to begin to let the foot off also do not experience, reflect on, and do differently This was truly a team effort, beginning with building
the peddle a bit as we take some needed time to rest and after failure. new flower beds high enough to plant, maintain, and
rejuvenate. Be FOR each other. Celebrate when you see someone harvest. The students got their hands dirty by filling each
This year will be the first time that I have the privilege you care about succeeding. Give them a hug. Shout out with rich soil and several kinds of vegetables and flowers.
to sit on stage with our graduating seniors. I must admit their success on Instagram. We need to lift each other The bonus of all of this work will come when students
that I was only able to meet and get to know a few up. actually harvest the vegetables and then create dishes for
seniors, but this celebration is one I look forward to. You’re not alone. You’ve got your pack. If you don’t their classmates to sample. It cannot get any more organic
I recently read Abby Wambach’s new book, Wolfpack. know who they are yet, don’t worry. You’ll find them. and local than that! Thank you to all for the hard work by
Wambach gives readers eight rules for life. While I love I speak for all of MRPS when I say that we are part of the entire RVS community in order to make this happen.
every one of them, three truly resonate. To our seniors your pack and always will be. We’re pointing at you and This is our home away from home and it is well loved.
who are going out in the world, I want them to know cheering you on. Go out and get it!
Abby’s words:
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Mountaineers Swings Into 17th Season Sports

By Tom Brown

hot dog at the ballpark is dozens of such leagues nationwide by the the coming seasons. Gallagher said the to busing players to the team’s away games
to fund. That public-private partnership is
better than a steak at the Ritz,” Collegiate Summer Baseball Register, Mountaineers have poured nearly $600,000 in destinations such as Newport, Rhode
evident as the city’s public works staff just
2019 Vermont Mountaineers Home Schedule
Humphrey Bogart used to say. trailing only the prestigious Cape Cod of non-taxpayer money into the city-owned Island, and Sanford, Maine.
installed new pavement in the fan entrance
It’s true that there is something about League (CCL). The NECBL and CCL facility since 2003. The club operates on The city helps with maintenance of the DAY / DATE OPPONENT SPONSORS Special Event/ Feature / Promotion
area, with help from Pike Industries, which Wednesday, Winnipesaukee National Life Group & Opening Night! Welcome the team to
spring and the opening of a new baseball each include about 100 major league draft an annual budget of about $200,000, Rec Field but other renovations, such as
donated 50 tons of asphalt. The new June 5 The Times Argus Vermont!
season that raises hopes and lifts spirits, choices a year, Gallagher said. Gallagher said, with $35,000 alone going new lighting, are up to the Mountaineers
netting down the foul lines will provide Get your tickets! Friday, Upper Valley Froggy & Walker Mazda VW One lucky fan will win $10,000 if the
even in dark times. Each team can carry 33 players on June 7 Mountaineers hit a walk off home run!
extended safety for fans against line drives $6 for adults; $4 for Sunday, Danbury Vermont College of Fine Kid’s night – all youth get in free when
For the 17th summer, Central Vermont its roster, a relatively high number but
and errant throws. seniors, students, and June 9 Arts & Central Vermont New accompanied by an adult - Bounce House
fans can savor Bogart’s favorite sausage, and, necessary to account for attrition Directions Coalition
The cozy ballpark on Elm Street sparkled military; $12 family (4
as his character, Rick Blaine in Casablanca, throughout the season. Players leave for a Tuesday, Sanford Minuteman Press Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots
this past weekend as the Mountaineers split tickets - max. 2 adults). June 11 and get free admission for two
might say, begin their own “beautiful variety of reasons, mostly because they sign
their first two games. Fans enjoyed hot Wednesday, Upper Valley Hickock & Boardman Buy a ticket at the gate– bring a guest for
friendship” with America’s pastime and the professional contracts and are assigned to Insurance Group free!
dogs and sipped Zero Gravity Conehead Season passes are $75 June 12
Vermont Mountaineers. minor league teams such as the Vermont Sunday, Keene Mekkelsen RV Dad’s get in free – Father’s Day weekend!
or Green State Lager in Three Penny for adults; $50 for seniors, June 16
New paving, fresh paint on the bleachers, Lake Monsters, for example.
Taproom’s left-field beer garden. Ticket students, and military. Tuesday, Martha’s Cody Chevrolet Montpelier Community Night - Drawing for a
and extended safety netting greeted fans as About three dozen former Mountaineers
prices have held steady at $6 for adults, June 18 Vineyard game used jersey.
the Mountaineers took Recreation Field are playing pro baseball today and 13 Saturday, North Adams Kix 105.5 & Magic 97.7 Bring two non-perishable food items for the
$4 for seniors, students, and military, Available at the Hunger June 22 VT. Foodbank for free admission.
last week for their New England Collegiate alumni have made their major league
in an effort to provide low-cost, family Mountain Co-op, Meadow Tuesday, Valley Vermont Mutual NECBL 25th celebration
Baseball League (NECBL) opener against debut, including current Texas Rangers’
entertainment, Gallagher said. Mart, or at the field. June 25
the instate rival Upper Valley Nighthawks. pitcher David Carpenter and Los Angeles Friday, Ocean State Capitol Plaza Hotel and DOUBLEHEADER – 1 ticket = 2 games!
For anyone looking for a Father’s Day June 28 Conference Center
As always, the aim for the Mountaineers is Dodgers’ outfielder A.J. Pollock.
outing, dads are admitted free on Sunday, Sunday, Sanford Wayside Restaurant Run the bases after the game!
to claim the league title, which would be Despite its position as the smallest market
June 16, for the game against the Keene June 30
their fourth, but as an important training in the NECBL, the Mountaineers are Tuesday, Keene National Life Group & Active Military and Veterans free admission
Swamp Bats. July 2 The Times Argus
ground for young prospects, winning at consistently among the league’s top three
Friday. Winnipesaukee The World Team Photo Night
this level isn’t the only measuring stick. in average attendance. In 2018, they were July 5
“Winning a championship is our fourth in the NECBL and 50th among all Sunday, Mystic Beavin & Son’s American Heroes Night! Free admission for
number-one thing every year,” said Brian collegiate summer league teams at 1,252 July 7 EMT, Police, Firefighters, Military, Veterans
Tuesday, Keene Concentra Bounce House for kids!
Gallagher, the team’s general manager. fans per game. July 9
“But at the same time the players are “The support we get from the community Friday, New Bedford Vermont Dairy Promotion Vermont Dairy Night!
coming up and want to develop. I want is excellent,” Gallagher said. “We also have a July 12 Council (VDPC)
Saturday, Newport The Beat 2019 Mountaineers Baseball Card sets
it to be entertaining for the community, really well-rounded board that is a working July 13 while they last!
and they are working on development. If board…they roll up their sleeves and do Wednesday, Upper Valley The World & WDEV Skip’s Birthday Free crew cut night!
everything meshes together you get both.” the work, even on the field.” The team’s July 17
Tuesday, North Adams People’s United Bank Host Family Celebration Night!
Summer leagues like the NECBL are dedicated volunteers and host families are July 23
made up of college players who have not also crucial to success, he said. Friday, Valley Frank FM One lucky fan will win $10,000 if the
signed pro contracts and have NCAA Now free from debt untaken for field July 26 Mountaineers hit a walk off home run!
Sunday, NECBL ALL- National Life Group Skip Skydives into the park, HR Derby –
eligibility remaining. The caliber of play renovations years ago, management is Vermont Mountaineers July 28 STAR GAME See future MLB stars in Montpelier!
is good and getting better as the NECBL looking to improve lighting and create GM Brian Gallagher. Tuesday, Winnipesaukee Sullivan, Powers, & FIREWORKS SHOW~ Huge Silent Auction
was recently named the second best among ADA compliant bathroom facilities in Photo by Tom Brown.
July 30 Company, CPA’s
Wednesday Sanford National Life Group & Last game to use your 2019 individual game
July 31 The Times Argus tickets!
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Now a member of the musicians’ union

and living in New York City, Morse is
delighted with his determination to stay
with the show. Music was a central theme of
family life growing up in East Montpelier.
Burr, his trombonist father, and Tom, his
trumpet-playing brother, perform regularly
with Vermont bands.
Prior to Hadestown’s gala Broadway
opening in April, the new production
held Orpheus Night, attended by the
many performers and crew from the
earlier productions in Vermont. For
Matchstick, the evening was both joyful
and bittersweet, given his long involvement
with the show and considerable artistic
contributions to its evolution and visual
presentation. Although the revolutionary
fervor that underscored his original vision
has changed, the artistry that emerged—
most notably the workers’ Steampunk
goggles—remains an integral part of the
the New York Theatre Workshop. The next Once the show was locked after previews (Chavkin), Best Performance by a Featured
year, with veteran Broadway director Rachel this spring, meaning no more rewrites from Actor in a Musical, Best Scenic Design
2007 performance of Hadestown. Photos by Rick Levinson. Chavkin at the helm, the production was of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a
the composer/author, Mitchell turned her
developed for a larger stage in Edmonton, Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical,
From Barre to Broadway
attention to her singing career. She will
Alberta, followed by a successful 2018 run be performing at the Unitarian Church in Best Original Score (Mitchell), and Best
at the National Theatre in London. Morse Burlington, at 7 pm October 11. Purchase Orchestrations (Chorney). In addition,

Hadestown Singes the Tony Awards notes the expansion of the show’s music
from the original 12 songs and 54 minutes
tickets at
Awards the show received:
the show received one Chita Rivera, one
Drama League, four Drama Desk, and six
By J. Greg Gerdel running time to 36 songs in two acts in the Tonys for Best Musical, Best Director Outer Critics Circle awards.
Broadway production.

n its heyday during the mid-2000s, the named Montpelier’s Ben t. Matchstick “We had just a week to put the show
Langdon Street Café (now occupied first among her thank-yous. Matchstick together [in 2006], but we knew we had

Rocque Long
by Sweet Melissa’s) was a cauldron of directed and played the role of Hermes, talent among friends and the Langdon
musical delight, fresh-brewed coffee late the show’s narrator and guide, in the Street crew,” Matchstick recalls. The

into the evening, and the creative energy of original production, as well as contributing original production recruited baristas and
a generation of emerging artists. considerably to the production and costume regular performers from the café, among
Among them was singer-songwriter Anais design, of which significant visual elements them vocalists Sara Grace and Miriam
• Insured Mitchell, a former central Vermonter whose are sustained in the Broadway production, Bernardo. Bennett Shapiro of Madtech
• 30+ years professional 13-year passion project, the folk opera especially in the first act. Sound in Middlesex, handled the sound
experience Hadestown, opened on Broadway in April production. Also present at the beginning
• local references. and won an astonishing eight Tony awards were orchestrator Michael Chorney of

Sunday night, on top of 12 previous awards Lincoln and bass fiddle player Rob Morse
from four other theater organizations. of East Montpelier, both of whom are in the
It was a long way to Broadway from the orchestra of the current production at the
original production of Hadestown, which Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway.
took the stage in December 2006 at the A year after its opening in Barre, the
Old Labor Hall in Barre and came together production toured several theaters in
with the inspired support of a community Vermont and Massachusetts—and notably
that had crystalized in and around the Matchstick designed and produced the
scene at the Langdon Street Café. show at Montpelier High School with a
Mitchell has significantly and persistently student cast and crew.
transformed the show over the years, and Then, in 2010, the show’s music reached
Design & Build several productions preceded the Broadway a national audience when Mitchell released
opening. The core storyline—retelling, her Hadestown concept album, featuring
Custom Energy-Efficient Homes
through the lens of contemporary issues, nationally known artists Justin Vernon of
Additions • Timber Frames the mythical attempt by Orpheus to Bon Iver, Ani DiFranco, and Greg Brown.
rescue Eurydice from the Underworld of Although Mitchell wrote and composed one
Weatherization • Remodeling Hades—is more straightforward in the of the songs, “Why We Build the Wall,” for
Kitchens • Bathrooms • Flooring current production, while an allegory of the original version, its prescience has been
rebellion by workers toiling underground striking in an era of gated communities,
Tiling • Cabinetry • Fine Woodwork is less prominent. Still, the aura of the income inequality, and conflict over
Depression-era set and costumes created immigration.
for the 2006 production are strongly in After the release of the album, Hadestown
evidence. toured in concert format across the United
In her acceptance speech at the States with Chorney and Morse in the
nationally televised ceremony, Mitchell, band. Morse was also there in 2016 when
winner of the Tony for Best Original Score, Hadestown was produced off-Broadway at
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Montpelier Grads Look Ahead to Life After High School

O Education
n June 14, 75 students from Montpelier High School will graduate and step into the future—be it college, technical school,
a gap year, job, or other. Here, five talk with The Bridge about the path ahead, desires to stay or leave Vermont, student
Compiled by Mike Dunphy loan anxiety, and more. The interviews have been significantly edited in length for space.

Photo by Harley Miller. Photo by Matthew Binginot. Photo by Adam Blair. Photo by Adam Blair. Photo by Adam Blair.

Lily Fournier Sophia Currier Emma Harter

Samir Drljacic Randi Carpenter
What are your immediate thoughts and feelings about graduation? What are your immediate thoughts and feelings about graduation? What are your immediate thoughts and feelings about graduation?
What are your immediate thoughts and feelings about graduation? What are your immediate thoughts and feelings about graduation?
I’m definitely ready to move on to somewhere new and meet new It took me a while to be comfortable with the thought of graduation When I consider graduation, my most immediate reaction is sadness.
It’s a little weird thinking that everything I’ve worked toward is I’m excited about graduation and what will come next, but I do have people. I am nervous about what that’s going to be like. Being in and having my own future, my own shoes to fill. I had to force myself Over the years, I’ve grown accustomed to the closeness of our class. I
going to end in less than two weeks. Now that I’m getting closer, I’m a little anxiety, too. I know amazing things await, and I have a good a place where everyone doesn’t come from the same place as me is to think about graduation to become comfortable with the thought. will definitely miss that sense of community.
realizing how huge this event is in my life. I’m going to miss high support system to help me along the way. definitely going to be an adjustment. It’s scary and exciting, but I’m
school, but I’m beyond excited to go to college. What have been the main influences in choosing your future What have been the main influences in choosing your future
What have been the main influences in choosing your future ready for it. career? career?
What have been the main influences in choosing your future career? What have been the main influences in choosing your future
career? First of all, my parents and family. They have given me the drive and One of my biggest influences has been living in two different places
Definitely my family and my teachers, specifically my teachers at the career? provided endless support and love. My second influence is Montpelier for most of my life. I switch between my home in Central Vermont
The main influence for me is that I’ll be able to support a family and Central Vermont Career Center, who allowed me to explore more I’ve always been interested in design and architecture, and our High School. If you ever step foot on campus you are made strongly and the Northeast Kingdom almost every week. Learning to navigate
live comfortably. I also hope that I’ll be able to help my parents and mediums of art and find something I really loved—graphic design. Community Based Learning Department at the high school let aware of the environmental awareness that our school has. the difference cultures was challenging, but incredibly enriching.
my sister with anything financially since they have always been able to Does the threat of student loan debt make you reconsider college? me start an internship with the Vermont Division for Historic
help me. Does the threat of student loan debt make you reconsider college? Does the threat of student loan debt make you reconsider college?
Massive student loans definitely make me anxious, but it’s not making Preservation and its senior coordinator, Jamie Duggan. He helped me
Does the threat of student loan debt make you reconsider college? explore all the opportunities, and that solidified my interest. College debt definitely influenced my decision for waiting to go to Who isn’t concerned about student loan debt? I have a pretty clear
me reconsider college, though I may have ended up at a different college. It’s always in the back of many students’ heads and sways plan for building up savings during my summers, but other than that
Student debt has plagued my family. Seeing my family deal with all of college if the financial aid packages and scholarship scenario were Does the threat of student loan debt make you reconsider college? many young adults’ decisions on what college to go to and if college is I have no idea how to prepare myself for loans.
this debt made me really unsure about college and almost reconsider different. I am taking precautions and saving up money from my job I know I got really lucky in getting a good financial aid package from even an option.
my plans after high school. But this is a burden I’m willing to take on to put toward college. Do you have a strong desire to leave Vermont?
Swarthmore College. I haven’t heard anyone say it would make them Do you have a strong desire to leave Vermont?
if it means pursuing what I love. Do you have a strong desire to leave Vermont? rethink college, but people have definitely chosen schools based on I initially really wanted to leave Vermont. However, the closer we get
Do you have a strong desire to leave Vermont? cost. Yes, the majority of young adults in Vermont have lived here our to graduation, the more I realize how much I’ll miss the greenness,
I stand kind of in the middle of leaving Vermont. I am staying instate whole lives and want to see what else is out there. That’s not to say we rural nature, and community. Almost everyone I know wants to leave
I want to get out of Vermont as soon as I’m out of college. The main for college, but I don’t know where exactly I’ll end up settling down. I Do you have a strong desire to leave Vermont? won’t return, Vermont is a great place to retire and raise children. Vermont after high school. However, it’s common to hear, “I want to
thing that is influencing me to leave is the lack of jobs in computer definitely don’t plan to stay here forever. When I started my college search, I wanted to be in a big city on the come back after college,” or “I can’t imagine raising children anywhere
science. How will your experience at MHS help you in the future?
How will your experience at MHS help you in the future? East Coast. If Vermont ends up being where I move after I graduate else.” I’d also like to move back, just not before I explore a bit.
How will your experience at MHS help you in the future? and settle down, that’s fine, but I don’t want to only experience I learned a lot at MHS, and they provide a good education. Some I
The most important years that prepare you for the future are your can take and use in my everyday life, for example financial literacy and How will your experience at MHS help you in the future?
MHS has done an amazing job at preparing me. I think that I’m junior and senior years, and seeing as how I have been at the Central Vermont and never get to see or live in a place outside.
environmental applications. Unfortunately, not all the things taught My experience at MHS has taught me to appreciate that challenges
going to take the things I’ve learned and use them for the rest of my Vermont Career Center for those two years, I don’t know how How will your experience at MHS help you in the future? are able to be applied to the basics of “real life,” like how to travel, of any kind—academic, social, intellectual, moral—are merely
life. Financial Literacy class has prepped me the most for college, accurately I can answer this question. It is because of MHS that I was I can’t speak highly enough of our CBL [Community Based Learning] living by yourself or with roommates, but young adults need to learn opportunities to grow. No matter what path I end up on, I will have
loans, and just how to be an adult. able to go to the Career Center, too, and that experience has helped department and the Flexible Pathways at our school. They helped by themselves. that tool of appreciation to guide me.
me a lot with what life after graduation will be. me explore what I was interested in and form relationships and
connections I can call on later as resources to help.
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President Thomas Greene Steps Down Education Why Graduates Should Plan for Retirement Finance
Continued from page 1

f you’ve graduated from college in at this point of your life, you have access though you’ll at least want to put in your 401(k) or similar plan – so, if you
“Fundamentally VCFA is an Greene said VCFA is proud to Photo of Thomas Greene courtesy the past year or so and started your to the greatest and most irreplaceable enough to earn your employer’s matching haven’t already done so, get started soon.
experiment in community,” Greene contribute to the economy and diversity of St. Martin’s Press. first job, you’re no doubt learning asset of all—time. The more time you contribution, When retirement is decades This article was provided and sponsored
said. “These residencies that we do are in Montpelier, adding that low-residency a lot about establishing yourself as an have on your side, the greater the growth away, it can seem like more of an abstract by Edward Jones.
really great gatherings of diverse people students spend about $1 million a year adult and being responsible for your own potential for your investments. And by concept than something that will one day
from around the world. There are other with downtown merchants. finances. So thoughts of your retirement starting to invest early in your plan, define your reality. But, as we’ve seen, you
low-residency programs, yes, but there While the college wrestles with are probably far away. And yet you have you can put in smaller amounts without have plenty of incentives to contribute to
is no college in the country that is finding a successor to its founding several good reasons to invest in your having to play catch-up later.
primarily low residency and structured father, Greene will focus on writing 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored Suppose, for example, you begin
this way, with the array of arts across the his seventh novel, a mystery set at a retirement plan. investing in your 401(k) or similar plan
whole spectrum.” 1980s boarding school. He believes his First of all, by contributing to your when you’re 25. For the sake of simplicity,
Greene also pointed to the college’s creation is in good hands. 401(k), you can get into the habit of let’s say you put in $100 a month, and
focus on diversity and spoke with regular investing. And since you invest you keep investing that same amount

excitement about its new International in your 401(k) through regular payroll for 40 years, earning a hypothetical 7
MFA in Creative Writing and Literary deductions, it’s an easy way to invest. percent rate of return. When you reach
Translation. Some of the $2.8 million VCFA is an Furthermore, your 401(k), or similar 65, you will have accumulated about
raised in the past three years for VCFA’s
experiment in plan, is an excellent retirement-savings $256,000. (Your withdrawals will then be

Artist Development Fund helped to pay vehicle. You generally contribute pre-tax taxable, unless you chose the Roth 401(k)
tuition for students from Nigeria and dollars to your 401(k), so the more you option.) But if you waited until you were
elsewhere to pursue their studies, he said. put in, the lower your taxable income. 45 before you started investing in your
Other potential areas for growth Plus, your earnings can grow on a tax- 401(k), again earning that hypothetical
include the college’s residential writing “I always go back to saying that (former deferred basis. Your employer might also 7 percent, you’d have to put in almost
program, which numbers around 30, U.S. Sen.) Daniel Patrick Moynihan offer a Roth 401(k), which is funded $500 per month—about five times the
Greene said. once said: ‘If you want to start a great with after-tax dollars; although you can’t monthly amount you could have invested
“There are students in that program community, start a college and wait 300 deduct your contributions, your earnings when you were 25—to arrive at the same
from Nigeria, Israel, Lebanon, and all years.’ I think we are already there,” can grow tax-free, provided you meet $256,000 when you turn 65.
parts of the United States,” he said. Greene said. certain conditions. And with either a Clearly, the expression “time is money”
“It’s bringing a kind of vibrancy and traditional or Roth 401(k), you generally applies when it comes to funding your
diversity to our culture and the culture have a wide array of investment options. 401(k)—there’s just no benefit in waiting
of Montpelier. I would love to see that But perhaps the main reason to start to contribute to your retirement plan.
program be 60, 70, 80 students.” investing right away in your 401(k) is that, You can start out with small amounts,
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Hunger Mountain Co-op Supports Foodbank Community Supporting Sanctuary City Status Opinion

By Ashley Hill

he Vermont Foodbank, links between food insecurity and poor programs managed by the Foodbank, and monitoring them through the n May 2019, the Montpelier City Council seeking safety, security, and stability. But
Vermont’s largest hunger relief health, and our own research highlights and their other distribution programs approval process. In 2019, we estimate unanimously reaffirmed the Capital for the kindness of strangers, a welcoming
organization, is the Hunger the challenges our clients face when it such as BackPack and VeggieVanGo. our staff will assist in the completion of City’s designation as a “sanctuary city,” community, and a few good friends, my
Mountain Co-op’s featured community comes to health and hunger.” “Our BackPack program helps children 265 SNAP applications, equal to 179,357 a policy it crafted in 2016 that states “ federal time and experiences in Italy would have
partner for June. Since 1986, the Seely notes the Foodbank serves struggling with hunger by filling their SNAP meals.” government and federal agencies have no been drastically different and far less
legal authority to require local enforcement pleasant.
Foodbank has been responding to the more than 153,000 people each year, backpacks each Friday during the school Those are just a few of the Foodbank’s
of immigration policy.” Here, City Councilor The fear mongering and hate-filled We welcome your letters and
problems of food insecurity and the need including nearly 34,000 children year with tasty, easy-to-prepare food invaluable programs. Others include The
Ashley Hill discusses the motivations and rhetoric espoused by the current president opinion pieces. Letters must
for supplemental food assistance among and 26,000 seniors. “The reasons are items that are high in nutritional value,” Community Kitchen Academy, which
food-insecure households throughout varied but typically include under- Seely says, while the VeggieVanGo provides culinary and job placement reasons for her support and many of his supporters builds off the be fewer than 300 words.
Vermont. Through their wide range of employment, low wages, high cost of program is, “like pop-up farmers markets support for under-and-unemployed The history of forced migration and false narrative that those of us fortunate Opinion pieces should not
programs, they provide nutritious food living, emergencies, job loss, poor health, at six schools and 10 hospitals across the individuals, and VT Fresh, which immigration to the United States is a enough to be born in the U.S. are somehow exceed 600 words. The Bridge
and promote health, while becoming and chronic illness,” she says, adding, state. They provide an opportunity for provides low-income Vermonters with story fraught with imperialism, racism, morally superior by birth to our fellow reserves the right to edit and
Photo courtesy of Ashley Hill.
nationally recognized as one of the most “A food-insecure household uses coping participants to bring home fresh produce fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrition nationalism, and broken promises. We humans, who are only trying to experience cut pieces. Send your piece to
effective and efficient nonprofits and strategies, including choosing between and a gathering place that offers support education. From now until June 30, slaughtered thousands of indigenous citizens rose to a level that made me and cultivate fundamental human dignity mdunphy@montpelierbridge.
food banks in the country. food and medicine or being forced to and conversations about healthy food.” round up your purchase to the next people, spread diseases, ripped families excessively uncomfortable walking around for themselves and their loved ones. com.
“Increasingly, the Foodbank has consume cheaper foods high in calories To ensure all eligible, food-insecure dollar every time you shop at the Co-op apart, took land and resources that didn’t the city alone. The crux of the national immigration
belong to us, and conveniently declared As I reflect on my own experiences as an debate is that those dominating the Deadline for the next issue is
distributed more fresh food each year, but low in nutritional value.” households in Vermont can access the to support these programs and all of the
this land “our land” under the auspices of immigrant, the first disconnect I observed conversation have mastered the art of fear June 21
especially produce,” according to Mica The Foodbank works with 215 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Vermont Foodbank’s remarkable work.
Seely, the Foodbank’s corporate and Network Partner Agencies that directly Program or SNAP, known here as This text was provided and sponsored by building a “more perfect” union where “all is that my friends back stateside began as a motivating factor. Those in power
community philanthropy manager. distribute food to individuals and families 3SquaresVT, the Foodbank has an The Hunger Mountain Co-op. men are created equal.” referring to me as an “expat,” [short for presently have mastered the ability to play
“There are several reasons for this shift— in need. Through this system, millions outreach and application assistance The practical reality is this: we are all expatriate], not a new immigrant to my on the inherently human fear of things that
the first being a desire to address the root of pounds of food are delivered from program. Seely says, “We serve as the immigrants. Unless you can confidently chosen country. are different or unknown.
causes of hunger in Vermont. Studies three regional distribution centers, in navigator in this system, helping eligible trace your roots back to the indigenous I had never heard the term before, and Our local government here in Montpelier
have shown that there are definite, clear addition to two federal food distribution Vermonters complete the applications populations—Abenaki, Mi'kmaq, much to my chagrin, I had to look it up understands the challenges and motivations
Penobscot— you’re an immigrant. back then. I remember wondering why presented to people across the world that
Over a decade ago, I moved to Italy to I was being called an expat and why my led them to make the unimaginable choice
study abroad. I spoke no Italian and knew new American and non-citizen friends and to leave their homes, or have that choice
nothing about the culture, other than I colleagues back home in New England made for them by escalating violence and
loved spaghetti and meatballs, and that I weren’t also referred to as expatriates. instability in their homelands.
would find the Sistine Chapel somewhere I remember how unsafe and unsure I felt Our obligation as fellow humans is to
in Italy. I had no context for the hurdles about leaving the house because I couldn’t welcome our new friends and neighbors
and challenges presented by uprooting my predict what would happen to me as I with the same ease and grace that we
entire life—and I wasn’t even fleeing war, walked down the street. welcome our old friends and neighbors.
violence, or political instability. I say that fully acknowledging that Immigration status does not dictate or
Living abroad when George W. Bush my whiteness and privilege affords me a determine a person’s worth or value, and
won a second term opened my eyes to huge advantage and security that most I am proud of our small city for taking
geopolitics in ways living in the U.S. never non-citizen and new Americans will not an important step in standing up for our
could. The world was watching, waiting, experience in this country if we do not friends and neighbors by reaffirming our
hoping for us to get that election right. My change course. commitment to providing support and
roommates and I all voted absentee, fearing Nearly 15 years and a whole lot of life sanctuary for everyone in our community
that he would be re-elected if we failed to experience later, I sit here and write to you who seeks it by voting in favor once again
perform our civic duty from halfway across that it is inherent structural oppression to declare Montpelier a sanctuary city.
the world. When the media called the that resulted in my friends and I being
election for Bush, the harassment (both labeled as “expats” when we went to Italy,
verbal and physical) we experienced on and other non-citizens and new Americans
the streets in Florence for being American as “immigrants” when they arrive here
Calendar of Events
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Keep Illegal Emigrants in Vermont Humor

By Larry Floersch Performing
surviving in occupied Palestine. Mohammed
Sawalha from Nablus, West Bank, Palestine will THEATER, DANCE,
Community Arts
speak about life under the military occupation

ver the years we’ve tried a should be handcuffed immediately and the Palestinian House of Friendship, a unique Through June 16. Lost Nation Theater presents
number of tactics to keep young because they are ready to bolt. community center that engages youth and adults in The Complete History of Comedy-Abridged!

life nourishing activities. see videos and photos, and Three unsuspecting actors wind up spanning time and place to save the world through comedy.
Vermonters, especially college Now I know what you’re thinking, dialogue with this inspiring activist for peace. 7–9 Together they explore what makes people laugh from ancient times to now. Thurs.–Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun.,
graduates, from leaving the state. In “These are all good ideas, but the border pm. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 2 pm. City Hall Arts Center, Main St., Montpelier. $10–30.
2014, for example, Gov. Peter Shumlin would still be too porous. Many young June 13: The Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Carmen Suite/Petrushka. The double-bill event for cinemas
offered to reimburse graduates for a full people would still be able to make their Events happening Contra Dance with Nils Fredland. Calling by encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet. 1 pm. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122

May 22–June 11
year of tuition if they would stay and way into neighboring states and find Nils Fredland and tunes by The Faux Paws. No Hourglass Dr., Stowe. $17, AARP members $13.60; ages 12 and under $10. Pre-film discussion held at
noon. 760-4634
work in areas of the state that needed gainful employment.” experience and no partner needed. All dances
are taught plus an introductory session at 7:45 June 14–16: The Valley Players present Harvey. Directed by Tom Badowski of Moretown. Fri. and
them. That is why I am also proposing a
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 pm. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 Rt. 12, Sat. at 8 pm; Sun. at 2 pm. 4254 Main St, Waitsfield.
That apparently didn’t work, and border wall. The wall will be built along
Berlin. Adults 410, kids and low income $5; dance June 15–16: Staged Reading: Under Milk Wood. Dylan Thomas’ “play for voices,” follows the
the state’s population continues to age. all the borders of the state, including Fatherhood: Postpartum Mood & Anxiety supporters $15. 225-8921 villagers of Llareggub through a day in the life of their small town. Sat. at 7:30 pm; Sun. at 3 pm.
Now, Gov. Phil Scott is trying to import the Vermont bank of the Connecticut Disorders. We understand that partners are deeply Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. $10; students $5; seniors 20% off.
younger workers from other states by River, because, as we all know, New affected by the challenge of supporting a partner SUNDAY, JUNE 16
offering them $10,000 to move here. I Hampshire claims the Connecticut who is struggling or being one of the 1 in 10 dads Youth Activist Summit. A daylong, youth-led event June 16 and 23: Bread and Puppet Presents Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis. The diagonal
who has Postpartum Depression or Anxiety. supported by the Peace & Justice Center on youth is presented as a potent and promising opposition to the dominating verticality of our culture
don’t know if the governor thought of River, so once someone is in the water Come explore you and your family’s transition into activism. Come for a day of bonding, education, which permeates our architecture, the “ladder(s) of success” we’re asked to scale, and the incessant
this, but if I were a young Vermonter, Of course, simply labeling these of the Connecticut, they are technically parenthood. 5:30–7 pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op wakefulness required of us. 3 pm. Paper Maché Cathedral at Bread and Puppet Theater, 753 Heights
and more. Those in middle school, high school, and
and he offered me that much to STAY young people as illegal emigrants will in New Hampshire. community room, Montpelier. RSVP: info@ Rd., Glover. $15 suggested donation.
beyond are welcome, although the programming
in Vermont, I’d take it in a minute. But have little effect. Graduates will still I have seen other border walls, such will be geared toward the high school age group. June 20: 42nd Street—The Musical in HD Film. One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales
I am an older Vermonter, so I suspect try sneaking across the western border as ones built with tall steel slats or from Love and Anger in Activism-A Buddhist 10:30 am–5 pm. Barre Civic Center, 20 Auditorium comes to cinema screens in the largest- ever production of the breathtaking musical. 3 pm. Spruce Peak
he would rather I move south to St. concrete, but those designs are costly Perspective. A free live-streamed, interactive talk Hill, Barre. Free; donations welcome. Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. Adults $17; AARP members $13.60; children 10
to places such as Lake George and and under $10.
Petersburg, known in Florida as “God’s Albany, stowing away on the Grand and do not seem to fit the Vermont with David Loy, Buddhist teacher and social critic. Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis at Our
6–7:30 pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes June 22: Mary Mack and Tim Harmston: Happy Camper Comedy Tour. After performing
waiting room,” and thereby provide a Isle ferry to Plattsburgh, or attempting esthetic. Because Vermont has millions Borders. Learn how people of faith and goodwill nationwide individually for 16 years, this married couple now enjoys appearing as a duet with both
Room, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 249-5905 can respond to the needs of asylum seekers,
slight downtick to the average age of to swim the Connecticut River for of trees at its disposal, what I propose is staged and impromptu material. 7 pm. American Legion Post #3, Montpelier. $25 suggested fee.
Vermont’s population. a palisade log wall, similar to the Army Mid-Week Movie: The Princess Bride. 6–8 pm. migrants, and refugees in Vermont and beyond.
golden opportunities in West Lebanon, Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Panelists from non profit action groups in Boston
But the loss of young people is Hanover, or Lancaster. (You’ll notice forts in old western movies. Such a wall Greensboro. $5 suggested donation. highlandartsvt. and Vermont, as well as legal experts. 1–5 pm.
June 23: Democratic County Comedy Club. 6–8 pm. Sweet Melissa’s, Langdon St., Montpelier. $15.
obviously a situation of crisis proportions would look less intimidating, perhaps 496-3386
I did not mention North Adams in org Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $10
as thousands of youthful emigrants head Massachusetts or Stanstead in Quebec. even quaint, to the folks on tour buses suggested donation. Details and registration: June 26: The Met Opera Live in HD: Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc). The Met’s Jeanette
for the state lines seeking a better life. That’s because I’ve been to those places, in the autumn, especially if the entry THURSDAY, JUNE 13 June16register. Request childcare and translators at Lerman-Neubauer Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s
devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. 1 pm. Spruce Peak Performing Arts
How can we reverse this trend? Here’s and nothing there would attract anyone.) portals are designed to look like covered Volunteer Meeting at Central VT Adult registration.
Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. Adults $17; AARP members $13.60; children 10 and under $10.
Basic Education. Discover CVABE’s volunteer
what we need to do. If bolder steps are needed, we should bridges. And, it should be emphasized,
opportunities. New volunteers welcome. Current MONDAY, JUNE 17
First, we need legislation making raise tariffs on products from New York, this is a wall to keep people in, not June 28: Fractured Fables. Lost Nation Theater presents the culminating project of its one-week
volunteers from all CVABE’s Learning Centers Paddle Wrightsville Reservoir with Green Storytelling Camp. Part of Theater FOR Kids BY Kids. An original theater piece created by campers
it illegal to leave Vermont if you New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and out, so tourists are welcome, except for are welcome to share their experiences and inspire Mountain Club. Easy. 3 hours. Paddle in ages 9 & up and director Avalon Diziak. drawing inspiration from fables fairytales, myths and legends
graduate from a Vermont school. That’s Quebec if those states or that province maybe all those Massholes who drive up others. Central Vermont Adult Basic Education late afternoon/early evening and see beavers, by Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and other cultures. 5:30 pm. Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main St.,
right. Let’s label them for what they continue to accept these illegal emigrants I-89 and I-91 at more than 90 mph. (CVABE), Waterbury Learning Center, 31 N. Main herons, and other wildlife. Optional swim. Montpelier. $5.
are—illegal emigrants. and allow them to blend in and disappear Although such a wall could be scaled St., Waterbury. RSVP: Distance depends on weather, water level, and June 28: Kathleen Kanz Comedy Hour. With Kathleen Kanz, Liam Welsch, Stella Pappas, and
Second, the legislature should with some effort, I propose that the wall the abilities of the group. Must have PFD and
amongst their populations. FRIDAY, JUNE 14 your own canoe/kayak. Bring water and dinner
Mike Thomas. 8:30 pm. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. By donation. Adult content. No
chatter. 479-0896
authorize the governor to establish a We should deploy the Vermont be topped with electric fencing acquired
CW Print+Design Open House & Ribbon or snack. Contact leader: Phyllis Rubenstein at
“reverse” visa system that would allow National Guard to turn back potential from the many dairy farms in Vermont or
Cutting. Games, treats, door prizes all day. See the treatment providers for a panel presentation and for a brief processing time. Optional: bring a photo
young people who feel they absolutely border jumpers. In addition to stationing that have ceased operation in the past new space. 2 pm. 48 N. Main St., Barre. 476-3615 793-6313 for meeting time and place. discussion about: The impact alcohol has on our of your beloved or a small memento to carry as you
must attend a college outside of Vermont themselves along the borders, the Guard decades. I am sure the farmers would be Five Money Questions for Women. With Kristin community; the underlying causes of alcohol use walk. 5:15–6:45 pm. Bethany Church chapel, 115
to live outside the state for four years should be authorized to set up roadblocks willing to let it go at bargain prices to SATURDAY, JUNE 15 Dearborn, financial advisor. This is an educational disorder and treatment available; and underage Main St., Montpelier. Pre-registration required: 223-
only. Then they must come home. The 50 miles or more from border crossings help with this effort to make Vermont Climb Out of the Darkness. Gather at the State program that shares perspective on a process women drinking, how to make changes in the community, 2424 or 224-2241
legislature should also authorize the one big happy family again. After all, House Lawn and then join a community walk on can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. and the skills needed by individuals and families.
and stop and question anyone between Understanding Late-Stage Neurological Lyme.
the bike path to the Peace Park and back. Raises 6–7 pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op community 6:30–7:30 pm. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main
governor to negotiate agreements with the ages of 18 and 40. If any of those many of them are already grandparents Using Chinese medicine’s neurological tradition,
awareness of perinatal mental health. Hosted by room, Montpelier. Sign-up: info@hungermountain. St., Montpelier. 223-3338 we’ll discuss understanding both the symptoms
other states that would allow Vermont Vermonters being questioned develops and would like to keep their families coop
Good Beginnings of Central Vermont. 10 am.
to extradite Vermonters who overstay a wistful look in their eyes when New close by. TUESDAY, JUNE 18 and underlying cause of neurological Lyme
Community Conversation On Alcohol. Join disease including tremors, seizures and migraines.
those reverse visas. York City or Boston is mentioned, they Bike Northfield Area with Green Mountain 6–7:30 pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op community
Talk by Palestinian Mohammed Sawalha on area prevention professionals and healthcare and
Club. Difficult. Northfield to Randolph Loop. room, Montpelier. Sign-up: info@hungermountain.
About 40 miles. Difficult but all on paved roads. coop
We will do route 12 South, stop for lunch at the
Randolph recreation area, and return via 12A Just for Fun-Movies for People of All Ages at
with a stop for a break at the country store in the Jaquith Library. Engrossing movie from
Roxbury. Contact George Plumb at 883-2313 or 2016 based on a true story of a kids’ chess club in for meeting time and a Ugandan slum and one girl who becomes an
place. international champion. 7 pm. 122 School St.,
Room 2, Marshfield. Call library for film title:
Food Book Club. Join us for our monthly book 426-3581
club where we will read books about all things
food-related. This month’s book is Cooked by Mid-Week Movie: Little Miss Sunshine. 6–8 pm.
Michael Pollan. 6–7 pm. Hunger Mountain Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St.,
Co-op community room, Montpelier. Sign-up: Greensboro. $5 suggested donation. highlandartsvt. org

Shape Note Sing at Bread and Puppet. Early THURSDAY, JUNE 20

American 4-Part Hymns in the Fa-Sol-La-Mi Archival Insights into the 1778 Battle of
tradition. 7:30 pm. Paper Maché Cathedral at Bread the Shelburne Blockhouse. Join Agency of
and Puppet Theater, 753 Heights Rd., Glover. Free. Transportation Archaeologist Brennan Gauthier
525-6972 as he describes the little-known Battle of Shelburne
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 using primary source documents from early
Vermont State Papers. Details of the battle include
Walking the Path of Grief. For anyone who is ice skating British soldiers, inebriated officers and a
grieving the loss of a loved one How: We will hear a burning roof put out with beer. Doors open early
brief explanation of how to walk the labyrinth and at 5 pm for a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives
how it can be used as a tool for healing our grief. and special exhibit, followed by the presentation
Time will be allowed for all participants to walk. at 6 pm. Vermont State Archives & Records
After all have completed the walk, we will gather
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Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

Visual Arts
June 15: New Music On The Point and Tammie Award “Best Vermont Rock Album.” contemporary approach to portraiture and still Form: Works by Diane Sophrin. Combining of the faithful and its continuity from the
Live Music
Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of 7 pm. Cabot Public Library, 3084 Main St., life. Merwin’s painting process expresses a layering rapidly written morsels of poetry with form and Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland with a
June 12, 19, 26: Capital City Band the Earth. A summer festival celebrating the Cabot. of symbol and spirituality, using nature as a color, Sophrin draws and paints her writings series of paintings, pastels, photographs, sculpture,
Wednesday Concerts. Every Wed. through
Aug. 14. Enjoy a picnic with neighbors or meet
natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer June 22: Cary Morin. Montana-raised, EXHIBITS doorway to the expression of existential concerns.
T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier.
on stitched, layered papers to create an ongoing
series of hanging scrolls recently shown in
and accompanying Irish poetry. Opening
reception: June 14, 5 pm. Highland Center
Prize-winning composer and environmental
VENUES some new friends while enjoying this delightful activist John Luther Adams. Live music, vocal
northern Colorado-based Cary Morin is a Through June 15: All You See Is Glory; Big Budapest. for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro.
Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. 229-9212. Vermont musical tradition. Or, bring an Native American who has built a reputation Stars and Maritime Moments. Photographs
and drumming workshops, children’s activities, as one of the best acoustic pickers in roots Through June 28: Vanishment. Mixed media Through June 29: Sam Talbot-Kelly, Draft instrument and play along with the band. raffles, food trucks, and more. Noon–6 pm. by Peter Cunningham. White River Gallery
June 13: Old Time Music Session, 6 pm music. 7:30 pm. Highland Center for the @ BALE, 35 S. Windsor St., South Royalton. work by Janet Van Fleet Vanishment. Explores of a New Harmony in a Slip Dress Pocket. June 22–Aug. 24: Summer Exhibitions at
7–8 pm. State House Lawn, Montpelier. Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, 1611 Harbor Rd.,
June 15: Irish Session, 2 pm; Barry Bender, Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. Tickets 498-8438 the fraught relationship between humans and Talbot-Kelly shares her experimental approach Helen Day Arts Center. Opening reception:
456-7054 Shelburne. Come as you are. Pay what you can.
6pm start at $25; students $10; seniors 20% off. the natural world, using, in part, materials that to costume/set design and art direction with the June 22, 5–7 pm. Helen Day Art Center, 90
June 13: BarnArts Music on the Farm Through June 16. Show 32. The Front celebrates Van Fleet has repurposed from previous bodies of installation of The Three Graces also known as Pond St., Stowe.
June 16: Eric Friedman Folk Ballads, 11 am the opening of SHOW 32 and our 4th birthday!
Concert Series: Julian & Charles. Vibes June 15: Parkapalooza! Music from great work. 111 State St., Montpelier. The Charities—a re-imagined explanation from Dusty Boynton–Reliefs: Sculptural reliefs
June 20: Italian Session, 6 pm June 23: Earth Songs. Music of, by and Features recent work of the gallery’s membership
and harp duo. 5 pm. Feast and Field, 1544 local bands every third Saturday of the Greek mythology of Brightness, Joyfulness, and created by multiple monoprints cut up and
June 21: Dave Loughran, 6 pm for the Earth. Join pianist composer Cheryl of Vermont-based contemporary artists. The Through June 28: Kate Burnim & Daryl
Royalton Turnpike, Barnard. $5–10 suggested month throughout summer. Food from local Bloom in the interpretation of Ralph Waldo reconstructed.
June 22: Irish Session, 2 pm; Elizabeth Conner and fellow Vermonters, celebrating Front, 6 Barre St., Montpelier Burtnett, Almost Forgotten. Through
donation. vendor. 3 pm. Old Shelter at Hubbard Park, Emerson’s Transcendentalist views. Axel’s Suzy Spence–On the Hunt: Equestrian-
Renaud, 6 pm and connecting to the Music of Mother paintings and works on paper, Burnim and
June 23: Southern Old Time Music Jam, June 14: Benefit for Bernie Sanders. With Montpelier. $5; children $3; children under 5 Through June 21: Deeper Than Blue. Hand- Burtnett uncover the spaces and moments that Gallery & Frame Shop, 5 Stowe St., Waterbury. themed paintings.
Earth. Music alternating with meditation, and Composing Form: Group exhibition of
10 am Allison Mann & Jill Pralle (folk) and The New free. Campsites can be reserved ahead of time dialogue. 4–5:30 pm. Unitarian Church, 130 pulled woodblock prints by Janet Cathey and are woven into the everyday landscape and
June 27: Italian Session, 6 pm Originals (folk/rock). 6–8 pm. Bagitos, 28 for $10. Any sites remaining the day of show cyanotypes by Linda Bryan. The Gallery at human experience. The Spotlight Gallery at Through June 30: Michael T Jermyn, Viva contemporary sculptors working in ceramics
Main St., Montpelier. $15 suggested donation. highlights both figurative and abstract work
June 28: Latin Dance Party, 7 pm Main St., Montpelier. By donation. 229-9212 will be $15. 223-7335. No one turned away. Bring a cushion or yoga Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Rd., Vermont Arts Council office, 136 St., Montpelier. l’Italia. Photographs of Tuscany, Rome, and
Berlin. more. Salaam Boutique, 50 State St., Montpelier. that is both poetic and humorous, referencing
Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St. June 14: Friday Night Fires: Myra Flynn June 15: Benefit Concert “Welcoming the mat to relax with the sound healing experience. human history, intervention and experience.
Montpelier. Free. 223-6820. & Paul Boffa. Food by Woodbelly Pizza and Stranger.” With Miriam Bernardo, Allison June 27: BarnArts Music on the Farm Through June 21: Beyond Borders: Mexico Through June 28: Michael Strauss, The Through July 3: Merry Schmidt. Paintings.
Every Tues.: Karaoke, 7:30 pm Curly Girl Pops. 6–8 pm. Fresh Tracks Farm Mann, Mark Greenberg, Members of the City, Vermont. Photography. Collaboration Magic of Seeing—Inside and Outside of the Jaquith Public Library, 122 School St., Rm. 2, Through Oct. 25: The War of Ideas:
Concert Series: Flynn. Indie-soul. 5 pm. Feast Propaganda Posters from the Vermont
& Winery, 4373 Rt. 12, Berlin. 223-1151 Montpelier Gospel Choir and others to and Field, 1544 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard. among Matt Neckers’ students at Green Frame, Exploring the Illusion of Light, Space, Marshfield. 426-3581.
Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. benefit Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas Mountain Tech and Career Center in Hyde Historical Society Collections. Visitors can
479-0896. June 14: Stellaria Trio in Concert. Violinist $5–10 suggested donation. Form and in Landscape Painting. The T.W. Through July 10: Sunshine And Shadow. An
providing shelter, food, services to migrants. Park and students at the National Autonomous Wood Art Gallery, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. examine how posters have been an important
June 28: Reid Parsons & Co. (Americana) Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop, and 7–9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. St. Augustine June 27: Jaquith Library Summer Concert exhibit of paintings by Ann Young. River Arts part of the wartime effort, for everything from
University of Mexico in Mexico City. Northern
7:30 pm pianist Claire Black present Joseph Haydn’s Catholic Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier. Series: Beg, Steal or Borrow. Bluegrass. Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. recruitment to support on the homefront.
Vermont University–Johnson, Julian Scott
Piano Trio No. 45 in E-flat Major; Johannes $10–25 suggested donation; no one turned Food Vendor: Farmers & Foragers. 6:30–8:30 Through June 29: Exhibits at Studio Place Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St.,
Gusto’s. 28 Prospect St., Barre. Gallery. Through July 13: Suspended in Focus—A
Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major; and away. 522-2376 pm. Old Schoolhouse Common, Marshfield. Arts. 201 N. Main St., Barre. Barre. 479-8500. Through June 22: Allegory. The exhibition, The Group Show. Composed of work by 18 artists.
Pale Yellow from Jennifer Higdon’s 2003 Piano 426-3581 Fault Lines: Artists explore the current
June 14: Jacob Green, 5 pm; Robin June 19: Burger Night w/Music by Katie show features work by Brattleboro artists Julia Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, 86 Falls Rd., Through Dec. 21: 200 Years—200 Objects.
Trio. 7:30 pm. Unitarian Church, 130 Main political climate and the resulting fractures in
Gottfried Band, 9 pm, 21+ Trautz and Chaque Fois band. Showcasing June 28: Music in the Alley: The Sklarkestra Zanes and Donald Saaf as well as Calais sculptor Shelburne Village. 985-3848 An exhibition celebrating Norwich University’s
St., Montpelier. $20 suggested donation; $5 our world that threaten discontinuity at many
June 15: Kevin McEnerney, 6 pm; DJ Templeton Farms own grilled grass-fed beef Jazz Trio. Hosted by Axel’s Gallery & Frame Hasso Ewing. Garage Cultural Center, 58 State Through July 14: Cumulus. Highlights cloud- bicentennial. Curated to include objects from the
limited fund. Free for children levels and potential explosive energy.
LaFountain, 9:30 pm, 21 burger, in season local vegetables and finishing Shop and TURNmusic. Join your friends and Street, Montpelier. centric works in a wide range of media. Miller’s museum collection, as well as documents and
June 21: Ricky Golden, 5 pm; The June 14: 13th Annual Carolan Tectonic Plates and Topographic Tiles: Artist
with ice cream smothered in our maple syrup. neighbors on a summer Friday evening for Deborah Goodwin creates sculptural stoneware Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. images from Archives and Special Collections,
Roadtrash Band, 9 pm, 21+ Festival. Workshops, dancing sessions, new music, great food by the Blackback Pub. Through June 28: Awakenings: Current that reflect and retell the university’s 200-year
5:30–7:30 pm. Templeton Farm Sugarhouse, for walls or tabletop, inspired by geologic forces 533-2045
June 22: Alana Rancourt, 6 pm; DJ KAOS, concerts. Potluck. Music by The Hoolies. 6–9 pm. 5 Stowe St., Stowe. Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin. history. Norwich University Sullivan Museum
3410 Center Rd., East Montpelier. $18 online; and infused with fabric details.
9:30 pm, 21+ 6:30–9 pm. The Mallery Farm, 108 Norton Longmaid explores what is revealed in Through July 21: Gaal Shepherd, Hallowed and History Center, Northfield.
$20 at gate. June 28: Friday Night Fires: Cooie’s Hot Present Continuous—Commentary and
June 28: Tim Brick, 5 pm; Nite Sky, 9 pm, Rd., Worcester. the intimate moments of seeing through a Ground Art Exhibit. Pays tribute to the devotion
June 20: BarnArts Music on the Farm Club Jazz Quartet. Food by Morse Block
21+ June 15: 13th Annual Carolan Festival. Open Concert Series: Pete’s Posse. Folks/roots. Deli. 6–8 pm. Fresh Tracks Farm & Winery,
Whammy Bar. 31 W. County Rd., Calais. sessions, workshops, participatory dance and 5 pm. Feast and Field, 1544 Royalton 4373 Rt. 12, Berlin. 223-1151 performances (English Country; Irish Step, Turnpike, Barnard. $5–10 suggested donation.
Ceili, & Sean Nós; Morris, waltzing). Music by June 28: Stephane Wrembel. Gypsy
Every Thurs.: Open Mic, 7 pm
Young Tradition Vermont Fiddleheads & Harp June 20: Howie Cantor. Folk. jazz. Called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone
June 14: Liz Beatty and the Lab Rats
students with Dominique Dodge; Benedict 6:30–8:30 pm. Café at Highland Center for magazine, Stephane Wrembel is quite simply
(Planned Parenthood fundraiser) 7:30 pm
Koehler & Hilari Farrington. 10 am–9 pm. The the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. No one of the finest guitar players in the world.
June 15: The Barn Band, 7:30 pm
Mallery Farm, 108 Norton Rd., Worcester. $10 cover. 7:30 pm. Highland Center for the Arts,
June 22: The Larkspurs (Liz Beatty, D.
suggested donation; $20 per family. Rain or 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. Tickets
Davis, Django, Seamus Hannan) 7:30 pm June 22: Across the Zoo-niverse with
shine. No dogs. start at $25; students $10; seniors 20% off.
June 28: Cowboys and Angels (Kelly Ravin David Rosane & the Zookeepers at Cabot
and Halle Jade) 7:30 pm Library. The tour supports Vermont libraries
and shines a light on their pivotal role in our
communities. The band received the 2019

Administration, 1078 Rt. 2, Middlesex-Montpelier. FRIDAY, JUNE 21 SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening. AIS
Free. 828-2308 provides an effective, dynamic, facilitated stretching
Soul Collage. Making a soul collage card is a way to Tiny Twilight Café. Opportunity for parents and of major muscle groups, restoring fascial planes. Learn
Get to Know Your Co-op: Participation. Learn bypass the busy mind and activate intuition. Come caregivers of children 0-3 to connect. 4:30 pm.
more about the benefits of membership and how unique sequences to isolate and stretch major muscle
and create a work of art with deep personal meaning, Downstreet Community Space, 22 Keith Ave., groups to increase blood & lymph flow, prevent
you can actively participate. Take a behind the scenes while processing emotion without the use of words. Barre. Free.
tour of the store. Enjoy light refreshments while injury and improve injury recovery. 5:30–6:30
Your card will speak straight to your soul. 5:30–7:30
mingling with other member-owners. Come with pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op community room, TUESDAY, JUNE 25 pm. Hunger Mountain Co-op community room,
any questions you have about getting more involved Montpelier. Sign-up:
Montpelier. Sign-up: Bike Washington Heights with Green
with your Co-op. 5:30–6:30 pm. Hunger Mountain Mountain Club. Easy. Around George’s “Block” in Rockets with Jennifer Barlow. Blast off to
Co-op community room, Montpelier. Sign-up: Wetware at the Savoy. Award-winning independent Washington. About 15 miles. Easy. All on dirt roads, adventure with this fun program on all things filmmaker Jay Craven’s will present the theatrical one of which is a Class IV road, but all are in good rockets! Learn about how rockets work, how they
Documentary film One Town at a Time. The world premiere of his near future film noir, condition. After lunch those who want can take a are used and have fun building and testing different
story of Woodstock native Michael Leonard’s journey “Wetware” at 6:30pm, Friday, June 21st at the Savoy thirty-minute walk to his end of the ridge where one kinds of rockets. All ages of kids and kids at heart
completing his 251 Club visits to every Vermont village Theater, Montpelier. The picture is based on the can see West from Killington to Mansfield and East welcome. 6:45 pm. Jaquith Public Library, School St.,
and town. Fiddler Adam Boyce will get us in the mood novel by Craig Nova. Director Craven will attend to the White Mountains. Contact George Plumb at Marshfield.
with some local fiddling music. Q&A follows. 6 pm. the June 21st screening and lead post-screening 883-2313 or for meeting Mid-Week Movie: Sideways. 6–8 pm. Highland
Brookfield Old Town Hall, 32 Stone Rd., Brookfield. discussion. “Wetware” will then continue at the time and place, for meeting time and place. Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro.
Savoy through Thursday, June 27th. 26 Main St., $5 suggested donation.
Montpelier. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 Starry Night with Erin Barry. A morning program
for children birth to age 7. Hold the galaxy in the How to Boost Brain Health & Prevent Cognitive
One Stop Country Pet Supply Customer palm of your hand. Create artwork using spray paint Decline. Neurodegeneration and cognitive decline
Appreciation Day. 10 am–3 pm. 1284 Barre- and your hand to represent the stars. A poem to are growing exponentially, robbing individuals
Montpelier Rd., Berlin add in the palm “I love you more than all the stars and families of their health, joy, and independence.
Book Launch: “Repeopling Vermont: The in the sky.” Make a Starry Night sensory bag. Take This seminar will discuss four primary drivers
Paradox of Development in the Twentieth your turn at creating the universe, making your of cognitive decline and how you can address
Century.” Book signing, author talk, and own constellations, and looking at stars. 10–11:30 them naturally. 6–7:30 pm. Hunger Mountain
refreshments for NVU-VT professor Paul am. Jaquith Public Library, School St., Marshfield. Co-op community room, Montpelier. Sign-up:
Searls’s new book. 1:30–3 pm. Vermont History
Museum, 109 State St, Montpelier. Free.
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WGDR Launches Annual

Fundraising Campaign Letters Letters Goal Exceeded
Thank you to all of the kind-hearted
people who donated money to the
North Country Animal League. This

GDR is the soundtrack of social now securely at, or by sending Human Trafficking Problem Thanks for Poetry Program was a great success for my Student
justice, environmentalism, your gift to WGDR, 123 Pitkin Rd. Lead Investigation project at Rumney
multiculturalism, and Plainfield, VT, 05667. To the Editor, To the Editor, Memorial School in Middlesex.
responsible community action in Central From all of us to all of you, thank The Memorable Times Café wishes The Roots and the Ground Below I exceeded my goal and with the
Vermont. By being a listener, and you for listening and supporting WGDR, Human trafficking is a worldwide individual or small group. The people
problem. Human trafficking is important surrounding them are most often men, to thank Mary Rose Dougherty, the A Group Poem by Members of the community’s help raised $120.
contributing to this courageous broadcast, Goddard College Community Radio, Vermont Housing Conservation Board Memorable Times Café
because so many people are getting and may appear much older than the Lily Picard, 6th grade student at Rumney
you become part of this transformative serving Washington and Lamoille AmeriCorps member serving at the Photo courtesy of Lily Picard.
action. counties, and online around the world. sexually abused and are being forced into victim. Memorial
Central Vermont Council on Aging When the tree wakes up in the spring,

WGDR gives voice to cultures of Text by Kris Gruen, director, WGDR, working without pay. People are trying to Bruises, cuts, and burn marks may be
help this problem, but they are not doing clues that the victim has been hurt by (CVCOA). Mary Rose facilitated a special the owl says, “Who—who—who are we?”
rigorous inquiry, collaboration, and Goddard College Community Radio. program to celebrate Poetry Month in I’m from here, I’m from everywhere.
life-long learning. When you invest enough to help with the awful situation. their captor. These marks are especially
Human trafficking victims are as young telling when found around the wrists, April. Feet in the dirt, head in the sky—
in WGDR, you become a community Memorable Times Café is a relaxed my birthplace, my family, born and
educator. as five and six years of age. According to ankles, arms, and neck, as they suggest
UNICEF, every two minutes a child is that the victim has been controlled or social time for those living with mild bred with butter lambs at Easter from
WGDR is programmed by individuals to moderate memory loss and their the homemade butter, the churn. We were
who take imaginative and responsible being prepared for sexual exploitation. restrained by force. An isolated bump or
care partners, meeting monthly at the hard working, getting home to baked beans.
action in the world through community About 1.2 million children are being cut might just be an accident—multiple
trafficked every year. In Vermont, more injuries grouped in the same area can Vermont History Center. The poetry
radio—your community radio. Every activity Mary Rose created and led was a Home was where they pulled the taffy,
dollar you give buys another day of these and more victims are trafficked. From point to a much more serious cause.
2016 to 2017, the human trafficking cases This issue is important because so beautiful example of joining community cut ice for Sunday afternoon ice cream,
brave and creative productions. services with creative programming. canned vegetables at the kitchen table, PERFECT LOCATION WITHIN A 3-MINUTE WALK TO CAPITOL. BEAUTIFUL
reported more than doubled. In 2018. many people are being sexually abused
Like many small public stations around We’d like to share the piece our with spaghetti sauce bubbling all day long: GREEK REVIVAL BUILDING RENOVATED THROUGHOUT. FIRST FLOOR,
the country, WGDR’s federal and the number of cases reported went down, and physically abused everyday and no HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE, TWO RESTROOMS, STORAGE. INCLUDES OFF-
so we should work toward encouraging one is doing anything about it. So people Memorable Times Café group shaped “Look with your eyes open,” they said, STREET PARKING, OFFICE CLEANING WEEKLY, HEAT, HOT WATER, SNOW
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station’s vitality is now in the hands of its threads and fabric that shape a life.” MONTH.
listeners. Please join us on-air and online, that is suspicious. Please be careful about who you hang
There are many different ways you out with and report anything you find Many thanks to the Vermont Housing Mary H. Hayden, director of development
between Monday, June 17, and Monday, CALL 508-259-7941
can spot human trafficking. Victims of suspicious. Conservation Board and its AmeriCorps and communications, Central Vermont
June 24, as we campaign to raise $40,000 program for continued support of Council on Aging.
toward WGDR’s continuation. Give human trafficking are almost always
female, typically children, pre-teens, or Susha Benoit and Skylar Martell, CVCOA and those we serve.
young adults. They are usually found Montpelier High School
alone or in the company of another
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