Heard on the Street: 5.21.15

New Barbershop to Open 

Myles Court Barbershop on East State Street. Photo by Dot Helling.

Myles Court Barbershop on East State Street. Photo by Dot Helling.

MONTPELIER — A new business is getting inspected by the end of this month, and then men and women about town will be able to sit on a refurbished 1940’s vintage Belmont barber’s chair under a new pressed tin ceiling with recessed lighting to relax, recline and get a cut and/or color. Sean Myers, Paul Somerset and Todd Wheeler are partners in the new   Myles Court Barbershop located at the foot of East State Street just up from Coffee Corner. Myers is more in charge of the business end, such as the website, while Somerset and Wheeler will tend to the cuts. And Wheeler is something of a stylist to the stars after working in West Hollywood for years following in his father’s footsteps. Wheeler has tended to actors Robert DeNiro and Lawrence Fishburne, singer Madonna and others while in California. He specializes in cuts and color for men and women.

The first day open, proceeds will benefit Lost Nation Theater, Myers said. They will do other charity events in the future, such as for Central Vermont Humane Society, so get ready for a shave and a haircut!

 

Man, Gall Bladder Split 

ADAMANT — After 68 years and two months, Larry Floersh and his gall bladder have parted company. The ceremony was brief, a little over an hour, and the officiate and those attending wore loose, flowing gowns of lavender with matching hats of diaphanous material that resembled floppy berets. Larry wore nothing but a short gray shift that opened in the back, ankle-length tan socks with non-skid bottoms, and a hat matching those worn by the assembled throng. Once coaxed from its hiding spot, the gallbladder appeared naked to those still awake to see it.

In speaking after the ceremony, Larry and the one who oversaw the proceedings agreed that it had been a good gallbladder, not a great one, and that Larry and the gall bladder were much better off going their separate ways. That was followed by refreshments of cranberry juice and buttered toast provided by ladies from the Church of Recovery.

Shortly thereafter Larry departed for his home in Adamant to begin his new life without his gall bladder. The whereabouts of the gallbladder are unknown at this time.

 

New Arts Center to Hold Gala June 4

MONTPELIER — The Center for Arts and Learning located at 46 Barre St. at the old St. Mike’s school/convent will introduce itself to the community in an open house gala to be held early evening on June 4. According to the new director, Irene Facciolo, the center is “committed to enhancing the cultural life of central Vermont through its founding member organizations, as well as embracing individual artists, musicians and other nonprofits in a collaborative and welcoming community.” Guests to the gala can expect food, drink, music and a tour of the building as well as some arts partners such as the Monteverdi Music School, T.W. Wood Art Gallery and River Rock School. Counterpoint and the Olabelles will perform.

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