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VFW Dinner/Dance Jan. 27th

Brattleboro VFW 1034 Post & Auxiliary will hold the 1st dinner & dance of the year on January 27th!!!

This will be an Auxiliary Supper and will be FREE TO ALL PAID UP AUXILIARY MEMBERS!
All others will be charged $10.00 per person or $5.00 for just the dance! Everyone is welcome to attend!

Baked Ham, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls & Cake for Dessert!


Elemental Bookbinding and Survival Book Repair, With Marshall Brooks at Brooks Memorial Library

Join master bookbinder and restorer Marshall Brooks for a FREE demonstration and hands-on opportunity to learn the process of book repair at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Brattleboro on Wednesday, January 31st at 7pm.

You will learn about the features and anatomy of a book, and explore various materials and approaches for preserving precious personal volumes during this partnered event with the People Places and Words of Brattleboro, VT. 


Hands-On Antique Printing Workshop for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library!

In-Service day fun!

Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd, at Brooks Memorial Library from 10:30 am - noon as the "Peoples, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro, Vermont" events continue with a hands-on printing workshop designed for children 6 and up, as well as the young at heart.

Master Printer Bill Soucy will lead this fun exploration of the art of Printmaking!


Brattleboro Winter Safety Video

Moving around town is more challenging during the winter months whether you are traveling by foot, on a bicycle, or in a car. Brattleboro’s Traffic Safety Committee worked with BCTV and local residents to create this short video that is packed with helpful advice for how to stay mobile and safe by being aware of and prepared for winter’s special


BCTV Schedules Week of 1/22/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/22/18

Monday, January 22, 2018

12:15 am Digital Civic Underground

2:05 am An Evening with Former Governor Howard Dean

3:30 am Artful Word - Burlington City Arts Artist's Talk - Professor John Willis


Emotional Musings Provoked By Squirrels

I was watching squirrels this morning and enjoying their peanut-driven antics when my mind went on one of those tangents far afield, this time pursuing the question of emotions in animals. The squirrels appear to have them, but are they anything like ours? If animals didn't have emotions, would anything ever happen? Then it hit me -- emotions are the spur that keep us going.

This led me to enumerate some emotions and decide what I thought about their practical uses if not their evolutionary beginnings. Here are my positings:


Which Reality Do You Mean? A Look At VR, AR, MR, and SR

In the world of computing there a few flavors of reality. Can you tell your VR from your AR? Let’s look at some of the most popular realities available today.

To start, we have Reality. This is the world as it actually exists. No headsets or equipment required. It’s free and open-source.


Tony Trischka & Territory and The Stockwell Brothers Band at Next Stage on Saturday, January 20

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band Territory, plus contemporary folk and bluegrass quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band at Next Stage on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 pm. In a consistently adventurous musical career that spans nearly half a century, Tony Trischka has established himself as one of America’s foremost visionaries of the five-string banjo and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. Widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, Tony’s dexterity and restless creative spirit have inspired generations of fans and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck – one of his early students.


BCTV Schedules Week of 1/15/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/15/18

Monday, January 15, 2018

1:00 am Digital Civic Underground

2:46 am Common Good Vermont - A Legislative Update with the Public Assets Institute

3:00 am Little Jug - Some Poems for Dad

3:30 am Artful Word - Burlington City Arts Artist's Talk - Professor John Willis


Puzzle Pieces Of Black American History

Puzzle Pieces Of Black American History  http://www.flickr.com/photos/22650076@N04/7145034325

I scanned some of my family history documents, Bills of sale of Slaves, including children, etc.  My browser is now out-dated so I can't check to see if the link is still good, and the library is closed today.

You will note that my last name, Ericson, isn't on the Slave documents, because my great-grandfather, Larse Ericson, sailed over from Sweden at age 10 and married Elizabeth Margruder (known in our family history to be part Native Indian).  My grandfather, George Robert Ericson, was born on the Hemp Lawn Farm on the Benson Pike in Shelbyville, Kentucky, which was where the Slaves lived and worked before the Civil War.


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