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Brattleboro Halloween Costumes 2017

The King of Candy and Psychic Secretary do hereby proclaim the official list of over 230 Halloween costumes seen on Cedar Street to be as good as we can make it, and therefore present it to the people, as follows:

Tiny Lion
Dance Ghost Girl
Hobo Ghost Girl
Skeleton Ghost Girl
Fairy God Parents


Book Lover's Calendar Sale at Brooks Memorial Library

These page-a-day calendars are a great deal at only $10 each! All proceeds are collected by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and will support our technology and programs.


Borter's Studio Announces Winter/Spring Jewelry Workshop Series

BRATTLEBORO: Borter’s Jewelry Studio on High Street announces its winter/spring schedule of beginner- and intermediate-level metalsmithing workshops and invites the public to preview the classes at an open house during November’s Gallery Walk.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, Bob Borter, who has been making and selling his jewelry in Brattleboro for more than 30 years, will be joined by fellow silversmiths Susanna Haas (susannahaasjewelry.com) and Chris Lann (chrislanndesigns.com) to demonstrate key techniques that students will learn in the workshops, such as forging, stamping and pouring molten silver. Visitors to the studio at 22 High St., Suite 202, will have the chance to enjoy a snack, sign up for classes and even try their hand at working some metal.


Firefighters Benefit Association Bingo! Nov. 19th

Bingo for the Firefighters Benefit Association!

Sunday, November 19th the Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 will be hosting a bingo to raise funds for the Brattleboro Firefighters Benefit Association. Doors open at 11 am, and games start at 1 pm. No outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase. Pre-buy packets for $35, which includes regular games of 14 faces, one each of the specials, and one u-pick em. Jackpot game bought separately. Regular game payouts are $75 and $100 to a single winner.

Register for pre-buy by calling the VFW at 802-257-0438. Admission at the door is $40


BCTV Schedules Week of 10/30/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/30/17

Monday, October 30, 2017

1:05 am Got Transparency? Jim Condos, VT Sec of State 10/12/17

3:00 am Village Harmony Project

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight - GMMT: Friday News Show 10/20/17

5:30 am UVM Community Medical School - Lyme Disease

7:00 am NOFAVT Keep the Soil in Organic Rally 10/15/17


Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida - A Poem For You by Namaya


The new book Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida is out!  It is available at Everyone's Books and Art Rageous in Brattleboro. It is also available at Amazon.com. here is a poem from the book. Enjoy!

Be the Rose

I never expected miracles as a Homeopathic physician, but I was open to the possibility. A woman came into my office, who was an alcoholic & apparently abused, a spirit more broken than mended. On her breast rising up to her collar bone was a rose tattoo. After two hours of listening in the spirit of compassion and love, I gave her a homeopathic dose of stramonium. A remedy, as I saw it, for “One who was lost in the wilderness without their tribe.” I didn’t expect to see her again, there are too many wounded spirits in the world, who cannot find their way home.


KONSUME - Need McDonald, DD, BK Fast Food Wrappers: Soda Cans: Cigarette Wrappers


Need junk food wrappers - McD, DD, Burger King, KFC, TB, etc...about 1 big size garbage bag 

Soda Cans: Coke Pepsi, etc for SUGAR PROJECT - about two large plastic bags

CIGarette Wrapper:  Cigarette packs, and cartons. 

These "art" projects are an homage to KONSUMER KULTURE.


Your Vote On The Proposed Act 46 Merger Matters

On November 7 voters in Brattleboro, Putney, Dummerston and Guilford will vote on whether we should merge our town schools into a single school district overseen by a nine-member school board. This is a substantive vote that will decide the direction and structure of our schools for many years.  Your vote will count.

Some people will tell you that this mega-merger of four town school districts rolled into one is inevitable. That is a form of resignation. In fact, this vote represents a real choice between a single Pre-K to grade 12 (including the career center) centralized school district and the opportunity to enhance our current supervisory union to meet the goals of Act 46 - equity, transparency and sustainability - goals that are widely supported.  Act 46 spells out an alternative path to keeping a supervisory union such as WSESU - with its individual town boards. In order to pursue this alternative path we must vote down the merger proposal. School board and community members are already working on this alternative path.


In A Dream Last Night

In a dream last night
I found myself 
Cleaning out 
a hateful enemy’s garage

Carefully I removed his collected items
Placing artifacts and furniture
under overhangs
and dry spaces 


The Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Camille Thurman + The Darrell Green Trio

Emerging Artist, Saxophonist and Vocalist, Camille Thurman to appear at the VJC on Saturday, November 4th

Saxophonist/vocalist/composer Camille Thurman will appear in the “Emerging Artist Series” with the Darrell Green Trio at the Vermont Jazz Center on Saturday, November 4th at 8:00 PM. Called a “rising star” by Downbeat Magazine and a “first class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof off the place” by All About Jazz, Camille Thurman will be accompanied by her touring ensemble, the Darrell Green Trio which includes Darrell Green, drums; David Bryant, piano; Rashaan Carter, bass.

Thurman is a modern player who both honors the past and looks towards the future. Her promotional materials make the legitimate claim that her sound on tenor evokes Dexter Gordon and Joe Henderson and that her vocals are
suggestive of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. While this is all true, yet Thurman’s concepts are fresh, innovative and modern. She takes delight in presenting material that is informed by the legendary masters while simultaneously imbuing it with the hip language of her current generation.


iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow