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Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

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

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Book Talk at Brooks Library: The Life We Got: Losing Sight and Gaining Vision

Save the Date for a Book Talk at Brooks Memorial Library. We hope that you will join us on Wednesday, May 24th at 7 pm in the Meeting Room to meet Neil and Alison Taylor, who co-authored their memoir called "The Life We Got: Losing Sight and Gaining Vision."

Neil was a young teacher and athlete when the discovery of a brain tumor catapulted him into a life of blindness. With his dreams shattered and the future uncertain he began, with unwavering support from his family, one step at a time, rebuilding a life worth living and worth celebrating. A monumental step in his journey toward acceptance and wholeness was the writing of this memoir with his mother Alison.

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All State Music Fest Kicks Off With Brattleboro Main Street Parade

The 2017 All State Parade is tonight at 6:45 pm on Main Street in Brattleboro. It appears from the schedule that 14 marching bands will be participating. This is not to be missed if you are a fan of young musicians, parades, or marching bands.

Dummerston School, Lake Region HS, Winooski HS, Peoples Academy, Harwood Union HS, Whitcomb & Rochester HS , South Royalton HS, Proctor HS, Fair Haven Union HS, Mill River Union HS, Springfield HS, Bellows Falls Union HS, Brattleboro Area Middle School, and BUHS are scheduled to participate.

(If you can’t make it downtown, try tuning in to WVEW 107.7 fm at 7 pm - Lise and I have our regular weekly show and will attempt to broadcast some of this parade live.)

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Grant Tips at Brooks Library

Presentation with Richard Wizansky and Jeanne Walsh at the Brattleboro Area Development Directors meeting. Wednesday, May 10th, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm. Library Meeting Room. Brooks Memorial recently joined the Foundation Information Network, a program of the Foundation Center, whose databases provide information about more than 100,000 grant makers. Learn tips and network with other nonprofit leaders, development professionals, and individuals interested in grant funding. Free and open to all.

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BCTV Schedules - Week of 5/8/2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

12:00 am U.S. Naturalization Ceremony - The Grammar School 3/23/17

12:35 am 1st Wednesdays: Pulitzer Prize Winning Author David Hakett Fischer

2:00 am Brattleboro We Can Spring Into Action 2017

5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show 5/5/17

5:30 am The United States and a Region in Conflict: On Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Kurds

7:20 am ArtStory: Season 2 - Ep 3

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Congratulations Library Raffle Winners!

Brooks Memorial Library would like to offer congratulations to our Open House Raffle winners Joan Ellis and Eric Pofcher! They each won a $20 gift certificate to Everyone's Books. 

Thank you Everyone's Books! And thank you to everyone who came by to celebrate our renovations, which were made possible by the bequest of Ronald Read.  We could not have done it without all of you!

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Tavernier Chocolate Promotion Mention During Conan Monologue

Brattleboro was sort-of mentioned on national TV Monday night when Conan O'Brian mentioned a Vermont candy maker (Tavernier) giving out chocolate bars with golden tickets.

I won't ruin the joke for you, but it is funny because it rings very true. Charlie got a chocolate factory.

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Kay Curtis Print Exhibit Opening

West Brattleboro, Vt. -- The gallery at All Souls Church UU is showing a new series by local artist Kay Curtis through the end of June. The eight drypoint monoprints, with multiple layers of colored pencil and crayon, each have a specific theme in the series entitled "Queen Anne's Lace: The Circle Comes Around." A set of eight smaller experimental prints, created before the "Queen Anne's Lace" series was launched, as well as a large jazz-themed painting, are also on display. The public is invited to an artist's reception on Saturday, May 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., hosted by the All Souls Arts Committee.

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BCTV Schedules - Week of 5/1/2017

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/1/17

Monday, May 1, 2017 

12:00 am The United States and a Region in Conflict: On Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Kurds

2:00 am WWAC: Nancy Birdsall - Globalization 3/8/17

3:16 am PoemCity: Reading with Poets - April 8, 2017

4:30 am FTA  HeartSong Reiki & HeartSong for Animals Staring

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Guilford Play Premiere this Weekend

We at Guilford Center Stage are particularly proud to be presenting a play by a Guilford playwright, Michael Nethercott, this coming weekend at Broad Brook Grange.  When we chose the work, we had little idea how powerful the setting -- the French Resistance in World War II -- would be in 2017!  Those of us fortunate to be attending rehearsals are seeing a skillful playwright/director at work, with a company of 11 wonderful actors.

People have commented -- favorably, of course -- on the fact that we've kept our low $10 general admission. We recognize that an evening out can get expensive, and we are committed to serving our rural community and the Greater Guilford Area! by making our productions affordable to this population.  Here is some more info:

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