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Letter From A Birmingham Jail

A bit of Martin Luther King Jr, on MLK Day:

"First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

— Letter From a Birmingham Jail1963

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Fathom the Bowl: A Christmas Carol Song

The old English drinking song, Fathom the Bowl, taken from the Vermont Theater Company's production on A Christmas Carol. Recorded on December 16th, 2017, at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

Featuring Bruce Holloway, James Gelter, Jon Mack, Jonathan Reid, Sophie Bady-Kaye, Shannon Ward, Meredith Lewis, Gavin Holloway, Zoe Peterson, Katy Peterson, Krista Coughlin-Galbraith, Marit Bjerkdal, Jonathan Kinnersley, Tony Grobe & Ryan Buck.

A Christmas Carol was a production of the Vermont Theater Company, directed by Jessica Gelter.

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What Do Singing and Seeds Have in Common?

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will be sending a group of singers to the Sister Singers Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan this coming summer. They will perform on their own as well as participate with twenty other women’s choruses in a festival that embraces the ideals of social justice and the values of love and compassion for themselves and our community. This is their opportunity to share their music with a national audience and support the music and the composers from other choruses. This festival can only deepen their singing skills and revitalize their energy for the importance of singing in our community.

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Red Sox Invite Brattleboro High School Students to Submit Applications for the 2018 Red Sox Service Scholarship

For the 8th consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox Foundation is seeking submissions from inspiring senior students, who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities, for the New England Red Sox Service Scholarship. The annual scholarship honors academically-inclined high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Those selected will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and recognition during a special pre-game ceremony at Fenway Park.

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A Molecule of Change

The snow and ice falling from the roof got me thinking about change.

One moment, the snow and ice is a solid mass sitting on top of the house. As it warms it approaches the point where it can no longer hold in one place. Eventually, it passes that point and the solid mass slides off, falls, and explodes on the ground.

The moment of change is what interests me. At first, lots of tiny bits of snow and ice grip the roof, working together to cling to the shingles. But a few little bits decide to buck the status quo, and they loosen their grip by melting.

Others join the melters. At some point, very few bits of snow and ice are holding everything in place. But the mass remains on the roof.

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Occasional Robot Roundup - Artificial Intelligence Edition

In December it was announced that a chess player with four hours of training beat the world’s world champion chess-playing program. The player was AlphaZero, an AI (artificial intelligence) program operated by Google.

It was told the game rules, but was given no chess-playing strategies or solutions. It knew very little at the outset, played itself over and over again (rather randomly at first,) and got better very quickly over the course of 68 million games played. It had the benefit of massive computing power as well, something unavailable to its opponent, which ran on an ordinary PC.

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Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars

Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars to perform at the Vermont Jazz Center on Saturday, January 13th

Wycliffe Gordon is one of the leading jazz trombonists in the world and he will be performing at the Vermont Jazz Center on Saturday, January 13th at 8 PM. Although he is the recipient of numerous awards, Gordon is best known for his long tenure with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. For his Vermont performance, Gordon will be joined by his touring ensemble, “The International All-stars.” They are a group modeled after trumpeter Louis Armstrong’s All-stars. Their music draws from and builds on Armstrong’s rich and varied repertoire as demonstrated in their 2017 recording, Hello Pops, which features a varied repertoire influenced by or dedicated to Louis Armstrong. The recording even includes a New Orleans second-line brass-band tune called “Pops for President.”

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Special Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
Windham Southeast Supervisory Union
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

The BUHS District #6 Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. Purpose: FY ’19 Budget Work Session-Action / Annual Meeting Warning Articles

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BCTV Schedules Week of 1/8/18

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

Monday, January 8, 2018

1:15 am Female Founders - Building a Global Brand in Vermont

2:30 am Vote For Vermont - Politics and Graveyards

3:30 am Dummerston Conservation Commission - DCC: Birds at Our Feeders 12/5/17

4:40 am Yoga for You - 10-16-17

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Keeping Warm at the Library

In spirit with the services that public libraries provide equally to all
who come, we received an excellent write-up in the Brattleboro Reformer
this weekend! You can read it online with your library card:

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