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Young Ireland at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery July 28

Irish-American folk music duo Young Ireland presents a musical celebration of Irish history and tradition at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 pm. All ages are welcome to share this evening of inspiring, original songs and storytelling. Partial proceeds from the concert benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice.


Reflections in the Glass

It seemed not so long ago a terrarium was a common sight in a home. Also fish tanks, turtle boxes, even freeze-dried sea-horses that you sent away for were trafficked more heavily in the pre-computer age. Little patches of life, microcosms and personal plots and spaces. Handheld domains sustained by the attention we brought to them.

We now cultivate social globes. We tend our Digitariums populated by "friends and followers", and fed by our crafted personas. We spend swaths of time in prescribed webspheres made of input boxes, upload buttons, and php scripts. These are technically vivariums too, miniature worlds, but the contents of the bowl are linguistic and iconic rather than purely organic.


Weekend Concert Series- Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Montreal, 1977

This concert is from the tour that nearly bankrupted the band and all but ended ELP.

In 1975, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer were starting to get itchy. Their 4 previous albums had made the musical statements they'd wanted to make and each member wanted to do something new. They each had also been working on their own music apart from the band. Eventually, rather than make solo albums, they made the "Works" albums. In Volume I each member took one side of the 2- record album and they all collaborated on the 4th side. "Works Volume I" wasn't received well by the fan base from its release date of St. Patrick's Day,1977. Unlike anything they'd done before, it was the beginning of the end. I like to think it was just the band growing up, as they were all about 30 years old at this point. But my love of the album wasn't the opinion of the majority of fans.


No Daily Newspapers Printed in Brattleboro

Brattleboro no longer prints newspapers.

Neither the Commons nor the Reformer prints their papers in Brattleboro. I found this out after a reader asked if any papers were printed in town and I asked a few questions.

For over a century The Reformer and many other papers were printed in Brattleboro. With active news and book presses running around the clock, Brattleboro was a printing town.


The Apron Theater Company and Next Stage Arts Project present The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Apron Theater Company and Next Stage Arts present The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Karla Baldwin. The play opens Thursday, August 8th at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney and will run through Sunday, August 11th, and Thursday, August 15th through Saturday, August 17th. Evening performances are at 8 pm. The Sunday, August 11th performance is a 2 PM matinee. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased online at: www.nextstagearts.org. For reservations call: 802-387-0071.


Kurn Hattin Receives National Healthy School Award

Kurn Hattin receives USDA’s Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze Level of Distinction

MONTPELIER – New England Kurn Hattin Homes for Children joined an elite group of nationally certified HeathierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) schools. These schools are committed to promoting healthy lifestyle
choices and creating a wholesome school environment.

Sponsored by USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), HUSSC is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. It supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign by recognizing schools that are creating healthier school environments by promoting nutrition and physical activity.


Popcorn & Teen Movie Night at Brooks Memorial Library

Teen Movie Night at Brooks Memorial Library 

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 PM 

Bring a comfy chair and enjoy a free film & free popcorn.

Sponsored by BML Teen Advisory Board. Call for movie title, or download schedule at brookslibraryvt.org. Click on "Teens"


Teen Online Summer Reading Program Needs Readers!


We need more teen readers willing to take on the challenge of digging into reading this summer. 

Are you between the ages of 13-18?

Then join your fellow teen readers online for a reading challenge this summer and enter to win a great prize from Brown Computer Solutions.


Build Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes : A Dig-Into Reading Program

Date & Time: Tuesday Jul 23 2013 - 10:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Come create homes for our magical friends during our Fairy Houses & Gnome Homes workshop on Tuesday July 23 at Brooks Memorial Library. 

Choose from two sessions: 

Session 1 runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Session 2 runs from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library

Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library
Monday July 22 at 1 pm

Bring a lunch and join us at 1:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room for a free feature length movie. All movies are rated G or PG and run approximately an hour and a half. 

Save the date for the next Monday Movie Matinee on July 29, August 5 and August 12.


iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow