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Oh, YAY, Dec. 1 Today!

When I awoke today I remembered a certain calendar and ibrattleboro.  Thank goodness the advent calendar is up and running.  Thanks, Chris for doing it each year.  What a nice treat/gift for us.


Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes


Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District


The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Guilford Central School.


I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:30 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair



Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 17 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.


The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room


The Story of Rosa Parks

Today people are celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks' civil disobedience.

Long ago, in 1991, while working at the Capital Children's Museum, a four year old girl came to our Animation Lab with her mother and wanted to make a cartoon. Not an easy task for adults, but this girl was on a mission and got to work. She recorded a soundtrack, created artwork, and directed the animation for "The Rosa Parks Story."


At the River Garden: Coffee & Conversation - Stories of Homelessness

The Gallery at the Garden features a great new show for December: Coffee & Conversation — Stories of Homelessness, by Liz LaVorgna and Wyatt Andrews. Stories of Homelessness is a photography and video exhibit with a community art wall installation that brings together two cross-sections of our community: people experiencing homelessness and people who have stable housing.

The Gallery is located at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, home of Strolling of the Heifers, at 157 Main Street, Brattleboro VT. Normal gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (except during special events at the River Garden). 


The 1876 Christmas Season - Cheney & Clapp Advertisement

Cheney & Clapp ran a bookstore in downtown Brattleboro in the 1800's. They specialized in books, periodicals, and paper goods, but if you look at their Christmas advertisement in the Vermont Phoenix for 1876, you can see they have a lot of other items.

The ad is a bit hard to read, but you can see items such as Alphabet Blocks, Brushes, Collar & Cuff boxes, Checkers, Dominoes, Drums, Flutes, Easels, Faber pencils, Hymn books, Iron toys, Jerusalem Olive wood, Knife baskets, Mottoes, Microscopes, Necessaires, Puzzles, Pocket Knives, Razors, Rubber Toys, Sycamore goods, Transparent Slates, Teacher's Bibles, Watch Stands, and Zoetropes.


Holiday Book Sale and Free Gift Wrapping at Brooks Memorial Library

The 10th Annual Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Holiday Book Sale will be held in the Library on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4 from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday, December 5 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Gift quality books and gently used fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and CDs will be on sale. Non-fiction titles include art, cooking and gardening, history, music and more subjects. Book sale discount coupons are now available from the Front Desk of the Library. 


First Wednesday Lecture Series: Glenn Andres The Buildings of Vermont at Brooks Memorial Library

Join Middlebury College professor Glenn Andres on Wednesday, December 2, at 7 PM in the library's main room. He will examine the remarkable range, quality, humanity, and persistence of Vermont’s built landscape. Andres’s talk will look beyond Vermont’s pastoral stereotypes to examine the remarkable range, quality, humanity, and persistence of its built landscape.

Andres has taught, primarily in the areas of architectural and urban history, at Middlebury since 1970. His research spans from the Italian Renaissance through 19th century America to postmodernism. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Cornell University and a PhD in architectural history from Princeton University.

His doctoral dissertation on the Villa Medici in Rome was pursued while a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Underwriter: Crosby-Gannett Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. The event is free and open to the public. 


BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 12/30/15

BCTV channel 8 program schedule for the week of 11/30/15

Monday, November 30, 2015

12:00 am Opiate Use in Vermont: The Present Reflects the Past

1:22 am Historic Crimes and Justice in Burlington, VT - Jeffrey H. Beerworth

2:00 am 1st Wednesdays Presents: John Hockenberry - Climate of Doubt

3:45 am Moana: A Short Story


Weekend Creativity Series - Kurosawa and Composing Movement

Let’s put some things together. We have something we want to get across to an audience - on a stage or screen. We’ve learned a bit about practicing and the importance of learning one’s craft so we have something to say. We know about editing, so it will flow well and make the correct impressions.

What about composition of movement? Can moves help us tell a story?

Well, certainly. We’ve all seen silent films with no dialogue, where all action is done in pantomime. And we’ve all seen the opposite in limited animation, where if we turned the volume down on say, Charlie Brown and Linus talking at the wall, we’d have almost no idea of the story.


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