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Our 2005 Last Minute Christmas Gift List

      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 will sell the Live CD for a Christmas-only stocking-stuffer price of $8 at his December 17 concert at the Lincoln Inn. click here for more info.
      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 Sings Noel, the new Counterpoint Christmas CD, is on sale at As The Crow Flies, Better Planet, the Dressing Room, and on their website.Counterpoint recordings also include When the Rabbi Danced," "Misa Criolla," "Shir La Shalom (Sing for Peace), and A Counterpoint Christmas.
      Melissa Haberman created the 2006 Random Acts of Kindness calendar; proceeds go to the Valerie Papillo and Thomas Patras Memorial Fund. "I used what is in my heart and spirit to spread a bit of beauty and happiness to our community because that is what Val and Tommy did on a daily basis." This calendar includes the artwork of seven artists from Montgomery: Bobby Anderson, Sandra Beaty, Michael Domina, Melissa Haberman, Kevin Harkey, Susan Kelley Harkey, and Henry Trask Reilly. Email for more info.
      Photographer Dick Harper offers interesting buildings, blue skies and sunsets, fireworks, land- 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."
      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 with "no waiting," even for the 2005 String Theory. Call 802.827.3845 or click here for more info.
      Bluesman Nobby Reed has a new CD featuring Ray Bushey, The 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.
      Lauren Young of Lauren's Lyrics has 2.5 x 3.5 photo magnets with bits of poetry, custom orders for "that special someone," unique greeting cards, poetic photos, and children's books. Her 2005 title is More Comfy Cozy Tales/The Silver Lake Champ.
      Valerie M. Ugro has opened her studio for the month of December at her home, 226 Huntville Road, Fairfax. She will show new watercolor and acrylic paintings of Vermont landscapes, covered bridges, mountain scenes, and more. One of her specialities is architectural portraits by commission. Call 802.849.6185 or email for more info.


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