Sometime last year, it broke into my consciousness that there was a new arts group in town called the Future Collective and they were doing interesting things. But it wasn't until this year, when suddenly they held a fundraiser and rented a space on Elliott Street, that I finally got around to figuring out who they were. What they are is very cool – a loosely affiliated group of artists, musicians, visionaries, and creative types who want to create a supportive scene around a free interpretation of the arts. I'm making that up. I have no idea what their actual mission is but it seems related to joy, freedom, beauty, and awesomeness for all. Mission aside, they've already given me one thing I'd been missing for a while – loud, live rock and roll music.
Another night has passed, and such a night of storm. It commenced raining about 7 o'clock and rained very hard and snowed all night. This morning it is snowing very fast and thawing. The whole face of the ground is covered with snow and water. No drilling today. It is the best weather to make the sap run I ever saw. Well, I dated my letter wrong, should have been Sunday 6th. It is now Wednesday 9th. I have got in debt to you now two letters certain, one Saturday night, and I was made glad again tonight by another which has reminded me that I must hurry up this. I do not think that I shall hardly get it finished, as I have to go on guard tomorrow and I must get this off by half past 8 o'clock. I go on guard at nine tomorrow morning and come off at nine Friday morning.
Putney is the first town in Southern Vermont to launch a Solarize campaign, with a grand opening at the Putney Community Center on Saturday, March 15th. The Putney Solar Pre-Equinox Full Moon Dance Party* will start at 6 PM with a dessert potluck, solar presentations from 6:30 – 7:30, and then dancing to Simba until the cows come home.
Solar and other energy companies attending will be:
* Soveren Solar for providing a Community Solar option
* RGS Energy for solar photovoltaics
* Sunward Systems for solar hot water
* Home Energy Advocates and other insulation/weatherization contractors for energy conservation, heating systems and helping people to take a holistic approach to their home energy usage.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market is now accepting applications for new members to vend their products at the Saturday and/or Wednesday Markets. The Farmers’ Market is the region's largest and oldest open-air Market and supports local agriculture, prepared foods and crafts. The Market features over 50 diverse vendors from the local area and attracts thousands of visitors annually.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market is a not-for-profit, membership organization and welcomes applications from those who grow and/or create their own high-quality products, especially those working with local ingredients/materials to bring variety to the Market's offerings.
BURLINGTON, Vt., March 9 – In a dramatic gesture to urge action on climate change, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force will pull an all-nighter speaking on the Senate floor from Monday night through Tuesday morning.
“When I go home to Vermont, people ask me what world the United States Congress is living in,” said Sanders. “They understand that the overwhelming majority of scientists agree that climate change is real, it is caused by human activity and it is causing devastating damage all over the world. They want us to act and take bold measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."
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donate to the campaign to help farmers in Cameroon obtain organic certification. See the attached video for an explanation of the campaign.
This week's listings, arranged without prejudice:
Ubuntu Linux Operating System Help
Spanish Immersion Weekend
IT Support for Computers and Software
Nancy Calicchio Shows Vermont Landscapes Through April
During March and April, Westminster West painter Nancy Calicchio is showing "Landscape Trilogy" in the foyer and other gallery spaces at All Souls Church in West Brattleboro. This exhibition features groups of three paintings of the same subject, each canvas a further interpretation of the landscape. In the larger (36”x36”) works, Nancy explores the balance between earth and sky. She invites the viewer to feel the long view of overlapping hills and the mysterious ambiguity of the far horizon as she searches to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface. Additional paintings round out her study of the earth-sky relationship.
It’s 1982 and Joe Jackson was just releasing 'Night and Day,' with the soon-to-be-hits ‘Steppin’ Out’ and ‘Breaking Us In Two.’ He also had a minor hit with ‘Real Men.’
This is “the new Joe Jackson band” according to the host. The old band, responsible for ‘Look Sharp!,’ ‘I’m The Man,’ and ‘Beat Crazy’ had broken up, and Jackson had taken a break by putting out his ‘Jumpin’ Jive’ album before returning to pop hits.
Hey, I have heard rumors of a program starting up in Brattleboro called solarize. The rumors say it is about bringing the cost way down for home solar electric systems. Does anyone have information? I can find nothing on the town website or on iBrattleboro.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Think book club for music lovers!
On Monday, the Brattleboro Music Center's new monthly gatherings for music and discussion begin. Monday's session will be led by accomplished pianist and Windham Orchestra director Hugh Keelan. The Music Appreciation gathers will be held from 1:30 to 3 pm at the BMC, 38 Walnut Street in Brattleboro. All are invited to attend, no previoius knowledge or experience needed to enjoy. $5 suggested fee.
Brattleboro, March 7, 1864.
I received your most welcome letter last night. I was in luck for I got a letter from Catherine at the same time. I was glad to hear that you were well, except for that headache. Hope that is no more than a head ache. You cannot know how anxious I am when I get a letter and how quickly I glance over its contents to see that you are all well. I am afraid that you work too hard how does the money hold out If you are like to run short, perhaps I can borrow it and not wait for pay day.
I did intend to have gone to Hinsdale today, but the mud was too deep. There is but little snow here, but plenty of mud and the road to Hinsdale looks long and besides, I wished to fill this sheet of paper with something. Yesterday morning the robins were singing, and it appeared like the right time to tap the sugar place and it was. I hear that most of the sugar places were tapped yesterday and day before and the sap has run very fast and is running now. We had a little rain last night. I felt pretty homesick yesterday morning. I expect to have many such mornings this spring, but you will not pity me I suppose. Well, I do not deserve any, but I am sick of Brattleboro.