Does the Greyhound bus stop in Brattleboro, VT and if so, where?
Everyone is welcome to come and meet their favorite DJ’s from 107.7 FM WVEW.
Attendance to the event is free, and Backside Café will have their bar and a limited bar food menu available for attendees. A portion of the proceeds from the night’s drink sales will go towards the radio station.
Selector D (host of One Drop)
Zig-Zag (host of Patterns of Chaos)
Wild Goose (host of The Future Collective Presents...)
A movie screening-tastic edition of BCTV's Video Calendar includes 'ShrinkRap: Dysfunctional Families in Film' at Next Stage Arts, 'Crime After Crime' presented by the Women's Freedom Center, Reel Queer Movie Nights' 'Queer Farmer Film Project.' Plus, get a look a WVEW's big dance party fundraiser, and Hollywood algorithm master Matthew Ostrowski at the Center for Digital Arts.
Open to all area youth: The Power of Discovery @ The Grammar School, Session II
Sign up deadlines coming soon.
Don’t miss out on these amazing afterschool opportunities for your children in grades K-8!
All area children welcome.
The Holiday Book Sale at the Brooks Memorial Library will continue until December 21st.
Raffle tickets are on sale for a custom designed and hand knitted doll created by local Newbury Award winning author, Karen Hesse. Hesse says that she designs these unique, one-of-a kind dolls as she knits – the doll’s character, shape and color evolves while she is knitting. The raffle tickets are $1.00 each or $5 for six tickets. Raffle proceeds will benefit the Children's Room programs.
Also on sale is the very popular 2014 Book Lover’s Calendar. The calendars are great holiday gift items and are available at the Library Front Desk for $10 each.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BAMS Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, December 16 in BAMS Conference Room.
One of the great things about Brattleboro is the abundance of locally produced media including, for those of us who love music, independent community radio station WVEW. This year, WVEW has been especially wonderful with many new shows featuring a wide variety of music including jazz, R&B, vintage American pop, indie rock, blues, reggae, avant garde, and much more. At the risk of sounding a bit hackneyed, there is truly something for everyone. Check it out and see.
Independent radio is a treasure and if you want it to continue, it helps to support it as they rely on membership, donations, and underwriting for their funding. Now would be an especially good time to support them as their annual fundraiser is Friday night (December 13) at the Backside Cafe from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Just buy a drink at the bar and you’ll be supporting the station. Drop a check or some cash into their donation jar and you’ll do even more to make sure their great programming continues.
Strolling of the Heifers has announced three more brown bag lunch events at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro, to take place during the week of December 16.
Each event is from noon to 1 p.m. and is free, open to the public, and indoors. People are encouraged to bring a lunch from home or a local takeout restaurant, and to enjoy it at one of the River Garden’s café tables.
On Monday, Dec. 16, Scott Hurley performs classical piano. Scott is a student at the Brattleboro Music Center studying with Bruce Griffin. He has produced a CD which he is selling to support his further education as a yoga teacher.
Orthopaedic surgeons Elizabeth McLarney, MD, Jon Thatcher, MD, and William Vranos, MD, announce they have joined the BMH Physician Group, changing their practice from Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine to BMH Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Their office location remains the same at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital's Richards Building, First Floor, 17 Belmont Avenue, but their phone number has changed to 802-251-8611.
I met her on the shore one day. It was Fall and the days were retreating. But when our eyes met an eclipse took place—the Sun and Moon introduced each other for the first time.
"Why are you standing there, endlessly staring across the water?"
"I didn't think anyone noticed."
I don't know why I bothered. She was in my path as I went to the reading spot, a narrow sect of concrete on the edge of land and water.
"Besides," she said, "Why do you ask? I've seen you here before and you do the same thing." She stood there looking at me, her eyes like a ghost to another world.
"Maybe you want company."
She broke her stare, then looked at my feet. "I see you have a problem matching your socks."
It's been very encouraging to read about all the recent arrests of people stealing things from cars in Brattleboro. Our officers seem to be going above and beyond to keep the community safe, and I can't express my gratitude enough.
A few days ago, I was the victim of yet another theft in town, and the officer who handled my case showed exemplary professionalism and courtesy. Even though it didn't happen to one of the wealthy elite, and he probably has a ton of things on his plate to deal with, he was very respectful, handled business, and brought resolution to the case within a matter of days. Thanks to his good work, there's now yet another scumbag with a mile long rapsheet off our streets, and our community is a little safer.
Today I received two calls -both on my cell phone - both looking for medical information. The first- from # 767 - 275-9061-was from someplace called " National Medical Audits". The second - about 2 hours later- was from # 356-490-5697. and from "US Medical Associates" Both calls were obviously from call centers - there was a lot of background noise-and both times the caller was a man with a very pronounced Indian accent.
I was updating our Day in History listings and came across something that might astound and amaze you.
In 1875, according to the Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro's total expenses for the year were estimated at about $7,000. To compare, in 2015 our expenses are projected to be just under $17 million.
To be fair, they had just added a major expense to the Brattleboro budget in 1875 - streetlights, at a cost of $1,000 per year. Without them, the amount spent would have been lower.
Residents at the time voted to lay a tax of 40 cents on the dollar of the grand list to cover the cost of running the town.
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Music Director, Lisa Bianconi, got the thrill of a lifetime last week when she learned that she is one of only 10 finalists for the inaugural Grammy Music Educator award. Bianconi received the call from the Grammy Foundation while at work at on Friday, letting her know the good news and telling her to tune in to the televised Grammy Nomination Concert to watch the official announcement live on CBS Friday night. The 10 finalists, from 10 cities across eight states receive $1,000 and a matching honorarium for their schools. One winner will be flown to Los Angeles to attend the 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.
Join 5:45 Live from Pliny Park in downtown for a special Holiday Gallery Walk edition that includes BaBB's annual tree-lighting ceremony, the Governor's million-dollar trip Brattleboro, the Safe & Green campaigns SafStor expert panel on VY's decommissioning, and much much more.