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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents The Gaslight Tinkers on Sunday, July 23

Twilight Music continues its 15th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk-rock, world beat, rock, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 23 with The Gaslight Tinkers. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 20. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.

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Last Call for Theater Campers

Thanks, as always, to ibrattleboro for welcoming Guilford announcements.  & actually in this case kids from other towns may attend this session for a modest $50 for the week.  (We think that's a pretrty good bargain for a day camp that includes breakfast (kids can bring lunch, and there are snacks throughout the day, too;) theater games and acrtivities with two wonderful teachers, afternoon activities and time outdoors, and a pretty good-length day 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  And any child needing transport can arrange for one of the staff, including Lbrary trustees and othger parents, to carpool.

We have 2 or maybe 3 slots left, so this is our last call:

Stage & Stream

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BCTV Schedules Week of 7/10/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/10/17

Monday, July 10, 2017

12:00 am BCTV Archive: Reading Frederick Douglass Speech of July 5, 1852

1:30 am Lets Talk About Lyme Disease

3:48 am Bridgewater Historical Society: Tales of the 10th Mtn Division

5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show

5:30 am MGFA Presents: Torin Porter

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Reception, Sat. 2-4 pm, for Lynn Martin's Poetry & Paintings

West Brattleboro, Vt. - "The Art of Poetry," an exhibit of paintings and poems by Lynn Martin, will grace gallery spaces at All Souls Church through the end of August. An opening reception this Saturday, July 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., offers visitors an opportunity to speak with Lynn about her creative process as an artist and poet, and to enjoy a table of savory and sweet refreshments.

Since 1990, Lynn's poetry has moved readers with its direct, elegant, and no-holds-barred wordsmithing. She has published three books of poems to date: "Visible Signs of Defiance" in 1995, "Talking to the Day" in 2009, and "Birds of a Feather" in 2014. Her work has appeared in numerous poetry reviews and anthologies. Her nonfiction has also appeared a number of regional publications. In 2005, she took up painting and has not looked back since.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 7/3/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/3/17

Monday, July 3, 2017

12:00 am WWAC: Randy Goodman - Reflections on Iran 5/12/17

1:50 am Woodstock Historical Society - Opium Eaters

3:00 am Senior Moments: The Beatles - Class 6

4:00 am Labyrinth Around America Walk at All Souls Church 5/10/17

4:45 am TED Talks: Michael Patrick Lynch: See Past Your Own Perspective and Find Truth

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Plastics, and Recycling in Brattleboro

Brattleboro is about to change from dual stream to single stream recycling on July 3. The Town of Brattleboro sent out a postcard with a reminder of this date, and a reminder that another big change is coming: plastics 1-7 will now be collected.

I thought it might be helpful to dive a bit deeper and look at each type of plastic that Brattleboro could collect.

The first thing to know is that many plastic containers and packaging have numbers associated with them. This is a “resin identification code” developed by the plastics industries in the 1980’s to help with recycling. It’s sometimes stamped or molded into the bottom of the container.

Let’s look at each, how they are used, how they might be recycled, and also how to avoid them in the first place.

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Painting Animal Portraiture with Johanne Mangi Workshop

Wednesday-Friday, July 12-14, 2017          9:00am—4:00pm  

Village Arts of Putney is very excited to offer this premier workshop with visiting teacher, Johanne Mangi. She is a vivacious person and teacher as well as animal lover.  Johanne will share and guide you on how she is able to capture the spirit of pets and animals in an extraordinary, painterly way.  If you are inspired to paint animals and capture their essence, do not miss this special workshop!

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Shoot the Moon Theater Co presents "Trump's Fifth Avenue" July 14-15, 21-22

Shoot the Moon Theater Company continues its 2017 season at the Hooker-Dunham Theater with, “Trump’s Fifth Avenue: A Political Fantasia.” Show times are 7:30PM on Friday and Saturday, July 14-15 and July 21-22. 

Derived from speeches, interviews, — and of course, tweets, — by Donald Trump, Artistic director Joshua Moyse has conceived a non-linear look into the culture of the iconic Manhattan street that Trump once famously said he could stand in the middle of and shoot someone without suffering political consequences. 

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WVEW Back On Air, But Stream Goes Silent

WVEW 107.7 , Brattleboro’s low-power community station, has stopped streaming.

The major storms of June 19th knocked the station off the air. (It knocked WKVT off the air for a short while, too.) Brattleboro radios tuned to 107.7 were treated to a week of static. Luckily, things have been worked out and you can now hear WVEW over the airwaves again.

Typically, the go-to solution when there is trouble with the over-the-air signal is to direct listeners to the WVEW stream, and it worked again this time. The station had created an app, available for mobile devices and had links on their web page. Many shows had many streaming listeners, and Brattleboro folks could take WVEW with them when they were out of the area.

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Call for Photo Book Entries at Vermont Center for Photography

The call for entries for the Vermont Center for Photography's 2nd Juried Photographic Book Exhibition “By the Books” is open until July 15, 2017. Noted photographer, Henry Horenstein will jury this exhibition Opening on August 4, 2017, it will showcase a wide variety of outstanding photographic books from artists around the world. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to “break out of the frame” and share your photographic work in an alternative format. All submitted books will be reviewed by our juror who will be solely responsible for selecting the books to be on display.

One artist will be chosen to receive the “Best in Show” award and will be presented with a complimentary two year VCP Membership as well as a $500 cash prize.

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