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Our 2006 Christmas Gift List

      Gifts of art keep on giving throughout our lives.
      A seventh generation Vermonter, Corliss Blakely portrays the homes, farms, and antiques of her ancestors in northern Vermont in limited edition giclees and original oils. Call 802.524.9339 or click here for more info.
      Janet Bonneau has framed photographs in a variety of sizes as well as notecards for sale. "People can call me at 802.849.9954 to set up a time to stop by my 'home' studio to see a selection," she said. She also offers gift certificates towards a purchase.
      Jim Branca's current release, Jim Branca Live received a glowing review in Blues Revue Magazine. They called it an uplifting, fun, spiritual, and invigorating show. Mr. Branca said Live makes the perfect stocking stuffer. It is available at various stores around Vermont as well as on line at www.jimbranca.com or www.cdbaby.com/jimbranca.
      Bakersfield’s John Cassel has helped build the music scene in Vermont for over thirty years. He has a new CD, Kids Dig Jazz, just in time for Christmas. Call 802. or click here for more info..
      Counterpoint's new CD, Let Me Fly, is an album of spirituals that features Chicago-born soprano Jonita Lattimore and soprano Claire Hungerford of St. Albans. The new album is on sale at As The Crow Flies, Better Planet, the Dressing Room, and online at counterpointchorus.com. Counterpoint recordings also include When the Rabbi Danced," "Misa Criolla," "Shir La Shalom (Sing for Peace), and A Counterpoint Christmas.
      Lyle Glidden of Franklin is about the best "sound guy" in Franklin County. He is selling his entire sound reinforcement system including a 12-channel Carvin powered mixer, speaker cabinets, power amps, and much more. Call Mr. Glidden (802.285.2015) or email for more info.
      Photographer Dick Harper offers interesting buildings, blue skies and sunsets, fireworks, landscapes and seascapes, and seasonal vistas from Vermont, South Florida, and around the United States. Call 802.868.3351 or click here for more info.
      Photographer Kris Jarrett offers gift certificates for photo sittings and prints. Call 802.527.1192 or click here for more info.
      Natalie LaRocque-Bouchard has hand painted Vermont slates on display at L.G. Printing in St. Albans. "I also do the hand painted custom slates."
      Ann Levy's perennial favorite, Acts of Living: A Cooking Journal for the Culinarily Challenged, is an invitation to begin the adventure of cooking. She offers a holiday special of two autographed copies for $40 (including tax and shipping and handling) via ann@littleapplepress.com
      Jesse Potts offers gift certificates for guitar lessons. Call 802.527.3939 for info.
      Will Patton reminds us that "Nothing says Christmas like gypsy jazz and Brasilian tunes." He has 3 CDs out including the 2005 String Theory with "no waiting." Call 802.827.3845 or click here for more info.
      Bluesman Nobby Reed has a long list of great CDs includingThe Nobby Reed Project Live at The Harpoon BBQ Fest. All his albums are available Better Planet, The Flying Disk, and Barnes and Noble. Click here for more info.
      Leon Thompson has written dork--another look at my junk, the companion piece or even sequel to his first book, "Good Junk." The collection of his ten years of mostly humor(ous) columns from the St. Albans Messenger is "a perfect read while you're fuming over flight delays at the airport to visit relatives for Christmas," he said.
      Ally M. & Ally G., written by Lauren Young of Enosburg and illustrated by Sandra Rooney of Franklin, is the tale of two girls on a picnic of fun and adventure for ages 5 to 8. It is available at Borders Book Store in Burlington and Better Planet or www.amazon.com or www.trafford.com
      The Vermont Youth Orchestra offers the gift of music this holiday season with tickets to upcoming VYO concert at the Flynn. The tickets are available at www.flynntix.org or through the Flynn Center Box Office at 802.86.Flynn. Call LisaMarie Charlesworth (802.655.5030) for VYO info to go with your gift. "I'll create a simple gift package that would make St. Nick happy!" she said.


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