Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is hosting four regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Update meetings next week.
We will update members of the community about the progress we and our partners are making implementing the Windham Region’s federally recognized (CEDS). The first meeting will be in Londonderry on Tuesday, May 26th at 4pm in the Town Office Meeting Room 100 Old School Street in South Londonderry. The second meeting will be in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 27th at 8am in the Town Hall Meeting Room. On Thursday, May 28th, we will have a meeting in Brattleboro at 8am at the Brattleboro Retreat Education Conference Room and in Bellows Falls at the Town Hall Lower Theater at 4pm.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 5:30pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
New exhibit in cardiology suite features 18 artists represented by local gallery Vermont Artisan Designs
BRATTLEBORO, VT — Patients and visitors to the cardiology suite at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) will have an opportunity to view artwork by some of the region’s finest artists in a new exhibit entitled "Scenes from New England," which opens with a free public reception on Thursday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is part of a program called Art for the Heart, a collaboration between BMH and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC).
The artists featured in the exhibit are all represented by the Brattleboro gallery Vermont Artisan Designs. They include Anne Cady, Jerry Cajko, Caroline Christie, Barbara Coburn, Sabra Field, Carol Gobin, Charlie Hunter, Deedee Jones, Deb Lazar, Alistair McCallum, Will Moses, Deborah Randall, William E. Roberts, Jr., Janis Sanders, Marjorie Sayer, Jeanette Staley, Paul G. Stone, and Charles Townshend.
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Agricultural Advisory Board
ADA Advisory Committee
Brattleboro Housing Authority
Citizens Police Communications Committee (CPCC)
Development Review Board
WASHINGTON, May 21 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to advance a bill that would grant President Barack Obama accelerated power to complete a massive trade accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations:
“The Senate just put the interests of powerful multi-national corporations, drug companies and Wall Street ahead of the needs of American workers. If this disastrous trade agreement is approved, it will throw Americans out of work while companies continue moving operations and good-paying jobs to low-wage countries overseas.
I heard that Amy's is closing. Is there any truth to this?
I just found out that Amy's Bakery and Cafe will be closing their doors in early June. This will be a huge blow to Main Street and one less reason to visit downtown. Amy's has been kind of a linchpin for Main Street. How many of us have made plans to " meet at Amy's"? I wonder how much longer the rest of the long time businesses will be able to survive in an environment that is not kind to small businesses. I wonder if we will even be able to recognize Main Street in 5 or 6 years. This is a shame and this wonderful little cafe will be greatly missed.
On Thursday, May 28 Lauren Olitski’s exhibit Painting From Nature will be opening with a reception at Mitchell • GIddings Fine Arts from 5 - 8pm at 183 Main Street, Brattleboro.
Painting from Nature will be the featured exhibit from May 28 to June 28, 2015 and will include an artist’s talk on Sunday, June 14th at 5 pm. This talk will be free and open to the public.
Guiding Good Choices Parenting Series
for parents/caregivers of children ages 9-19 offered in Bellows Falls
Bellows Falls- Are you a parent or caregiver of an older youth or teen? You are invited to upcoming parenting classes - Guiding Good Choices (4th to 8th grade) for parents and caregivers FREE of cost.
Join Michel Moyse for an introductory talk on Art Rage for the iPad, on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 PM in the library's meeting room. The library will provide three iPads with Art Rage loaded and there will be another one provided by Michel. This talk is free and open to the public.
Michel Moyse, artist, filmmaker and teacher, is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Digital Art in Brattleboro, Vermont. Michel has an extensive background in film and experimental art. His multi-screen video artwork has been shown in the United States and abroad. Prior to his position as Artistic Director of CDA, Michel was Sound Editor in New York City for such directors as Woody Allen, Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, and Peter Yates. Michel has a Masters in Art Education from New York University.
Oh, yes. Budgets were approved, contracts were signed, and money was granted, but the big discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard was about town arts.
The discussion of a National Endowment for the Arts grant resembled an improvised performance piece at times, as the board learned of the status of the “Our Town” grant through a series of tension-filled monologues, criticisms, and accusations. Numerous views and opinions were expressed, and there was only a sliver of agreement among the players. Nothing was resolved, but many questions were posed, and decisions are required soon.
It was a long meeting, so settle in and get comfortable.
On Memorial Day (Monday, May 25), both the Northbound and Southbound Exit 3 on-ramps will be closed from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM to reduce congestion on I-91 Southbound caused by merging traffic. Because of highway logistics, we need to close both northbound and southbound on-ramps. Local southbound traffic will be rerouted to Route 5 South to Exit 1, and local northbound traffic will be rerouted to Route 5 North to Exit 4. Sheriff officers will assist in directing traffic.
In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro town offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25, 2015. All other violations, including extended parking, will be enforced.
Guilford, Vt. -- Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) is hosting its 7th annual Spring Recital & Holiday Cookoutbeginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, at Tree Frog Farm in idyllic rural Guilford. This year's Tracker Organ program focuses on music from the North German baroque, repertory for which the c. 1897 instrument is uniquely suited.
All the works on the program, except one, are concerted. The exception is Dietrich Buxtehude’s Toccata in F, played by the afternoon’s guest organist, Ken Olsson. It starts the show with some virtuosic fireworks.
On Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm, Brattleboro Area Hospice will host its 18th Annual Memorial Planting Service. The event will take place at the Hospice Memorial Garden located at Living Memorial Park on Guilford Street in Brattleboro. The public is encouraged to attend.
The community is invited to join together to honor and remember loved ones who have died by planting flowers, painting memorial messages on stones to be placed in the garden, and by listening to the music of the Hallowell singers.
I really wish they'd just run together and save everyone time and money:
"Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received nearly a quarter of a million dollars last year for a speaking engagement on behalf of Academic Partnerships, a for-profit education company in which Jeb Bush held an ownership stake and on whose board he served."
Learn the basics of solar at this free informational workshop, featuring a presentation by Kirk Shields of Green Mountain Power. Attendees will learn the advantages of solar electric systems, and about the different types of systems that are available, including community solar. Local installers will be on hand to answer questions about solar and its affordability.
The workshop is limited to 60 participants. Pre-registration is required – to sign up, contact Paul Cameron at (802) 251-8135 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.
Night work adjacent to Route 30 will continue this week, but will not affect traffic.
The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 5/18/15
Monday, May 18, 2015
12:00 am Vermont Blueprint for Health 2015
1:45 am Hell, Fire, and Brimstone
2:00 am Abydos Egypt - Uncovering Egypt's Ancient Past Pt 2
3:00 am Israeli Elections, American Jewry - The Road Ahead 4/26/15
FYI, be aware that a bear was sighted this evening, 5/17, between around 7 and 7:30 pm in the Retreat Woods. It was a full-grown adult, and ran away from my dog and me when we surprised it. Location: between the "Just for Fun" trail and the highway, relatively close to Greenhill Parkway and Western Avenue. No cubs were seen.