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Modern Cuban Culture and Cuisine at Brooks Library

Author, educator and chef John Verlinden will speak in the Brooks Library Meeting Room on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 about his new book, To Cook is To Love:  Nuevo Cuban: Lighter, Healthier Latin Recipes.  Admission is free and the event is sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library.

This work is a multigenerational cultural tapestry of Cuban history, life, food, wine and music.  Chef Verlinden will prepare and share “tasting samples” with the audience.


Brattleboro Printing and Publishing Heritage


The Brattleboro Historical Society and Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are collaborating to generate ideas about how to increase community awareness and interest in Brattleboro’s 200-year printing and publishing heritage.

Community members interested in this topic are invited to a brainstorming meeting on Tuesday, September 15 at 7PM at the Brattleboro History Center in the Masonic Center at 196 Main Street.

The purpose of the meeting will be to gather ideas for ways to interest and engage our community in learning more about the influential roles that Brattleboro’s publishing and printing industries have played throughout our history.


5:45 Live: 8/28/15

TransCanada's big loss in the VT courts, downtown sidewalk construction updates and footage, the AG's investigation into the Retreat, and much more headline this edition of BCTV's weekly media round-up. Click here to find this and other local videos on BCTV's official website brattleboroTV.org.


Weekend Comedy Series: Professor Irwin Corey

Have you taken any classes with the professor?

“The World's Foremost Authority” was born in Brooklyn in 1914, and believe it or not, is still going. This is despite living through World Wars, the Depression, the blacklists he was put on for being supportive of Cuban kids and communists, and panhandling for charity in the Queens Midtown Tunnel.


Birds and Extinction

    While browsing an old book on birds, published originally in 1897 with several editions through 1916, my attention was caught by a full color plate of the scarlet tanager and I stopped to read the narrative.  The author laments that "the gorgeous coloring has been its snare and destruction.  The densest evergreens could not altogether hide this blazing target for the sportsman's gun, too often fired at the instigation of city milliners...(it) is now only an infrequent splash on our country roads."


Killed by A Horse's Kick: Coincidence or Karma?

Major John Arms, leading early citizen and proprietor of Brattleboro's notable gathering place known as the Arms Tavern (at the present Retreat farm) died from the kick of a horse on March 6, 1770. This is the very same day, 12 years before in 1758, that Captain Fairbank Moor and his son Benjamin were killed in an attack by Abenaki warriors at their cabin just a few hundred feet away (Brattleboro's first settler outside of Fort Dummer). John Arms came from a family of frontierspeople and Indian fighters. Coincidence?


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/24/15

BCTV ch. 8 schedule for the week of 8/24/15

Monday, August 24, 2015

12:00 am Valley Homegrown: Barishi 7/20/15

1:00 am Still a Paper tiger? China's Environmental Courts

1:56 am 1st Wed: Edward Snowden & The NSA

3:30 am Dartmouth College Talk: Making Sense of the Mad Men Era


Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents Slippery Sneakers on Sunday, August 23

Twilight Music concludes its 13th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, August 23 with Cajun/Creole roots music sextet Slippery Sneakers. The seventh and final concert of the 2015 series begins at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at The Putney Community Center at 10 Christian Square in case of rain.


5:45 Live: 8/21/15

Get the latest on Panda North's Tea sign drama at the DRB, the SB's NEA Grant Finalists, I-91 Bridge blasting detour updates, and much more on this edition of BCTV's weekly media round-up. Click here to find this and other local videos on BCTV's official website brattleborotv.org.


Weekend Comedy Series: Emo Philips

Remember Emo Philips?

One of a kind and hard to describe. There are lots of short pieces on YouTube, but no full shows. Alas, I give you about 10 minutes with him this week. Go search for additional materials.


iBrattleboro Poll

The plants doing best in my garden this year so far are the