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Second Year for Crafting for the Homeless - Come Join Us!

Come join us on Sunday afternoon, December 6th, from 1:00-3:00 pm, to craft items for the homeless population in the area for the second year in a row. Using traditional crafts, we will make hats, scarves, blankets and sleeping mats from yarn and fleece fabric.

All you need is enthusiasm and interest--techniques will be taught and projects will use basic techniques and simple patterns. This event is suitable for adults, teenagers, and kids old enough to sit still and participate. Kids younger than 12 need to have an adult in attendance with them. If you want to, you can take projects home to work on between meetings.


Chanukah Party at Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, Congregation Shir Heharim

Brattleboro Area Jewish Community’s annual Chanukah party and latke feast will take place on Friday, December 11th, the sixth night of Chanukah, which is also the time to welcome Shabbat.

We will start at 6:00 with lighting of Shabbat and Chanukah candles.  Please bring your chanukiah (menorah) and candles so we can create a beautiful light as we sing the blessings and enjoy a variety of latkes. We will supply applesauce and sour cream but we need folks to bring cooked latkes to share.  They can be microwaved or warmed in our oven. 

At 7:00, we will hear Chanukah stories and sing favorite Chanukah melodies, accompanied by our Friday-night band. There will be dancing and dreidel-spinning also.  We hope you can be there! 


Minecraft-Loving Gamer Magazines?

My nephew is into video games. For those of you with pre-teens, are there any video game magazines that are popular with younger gamers? Minecraft, Sonic... that sort of thing?

If you have (grand)kids into Minecraft, could you ask them for present suggestions for me. Thanks! Any advice is welcome.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

December Breakfast Menu

December 1st Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone,  Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

December 4th Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

December 8th Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee


Stories From This Mommy

Hi there! I wanted to share the link to my blog, which I hope to keep a bit more active (that will be easier when I am a bit less active but details..)!  My newest topic discusses my experience with working and affording childcare. 



Brattleboro Area Hospice to Host Death Café in Putney

On Tuesday, December 8th from 4:00 - 5:30 PM, Brattleboro Area Hospice will host a Death Café at Katy’s Restaurant, 118 Main St. in downtown Putney. This free event is part of an international movement begun in Europe (www.deathcafe.com ), and is dedicated to taking death out of the closet in order to discuss it publicly.

Previous events that have taken place throughout Windham County have been met with tremendous praise. People have reported them as comfortable, supporting a full range of emotions – from tears to raucous laughter, easier than anticipated, energy charged, inspirational and fun.


Holiday Grief Support Gathering

On Thursday, December 3rd, from 5:30-6:30 pm Brattleboro Area Hospice Bereavement Support staff will offer a gathering for those experiencing feelings of loss.

Please join us at the Brattleboro Area Hospice office, 191 Canal St. in Brattleboro for a special time to gather with others who are grieving to talk about challenges of and strategies for grieving during the holiday season. BAH Bereavement Counselors Connie Baxter and Cheryl Richards will provide the hospitality and gentle guidance for the conversation. Give yourself the gift of support for this potentially difficult season. There is no charge for this event. It is not necessary to register, but if you have questions please call Connie Baxter at (802) 257-0775 ext. 104 for more information.


Time Trade Offers Free Memberships!

Brattleboro Time Trade's goal is to create strong networks of support by connecting people who use their energy, time and talents to help each other and their community.

The time banking model allows for the exchange of time credits, a type of community currency that anyone can earn by helping another member of the Time Trade. Each hour of service provided to another Time Trade member earns one Time Credit. You can spend your time credits on services provided by any of the other members of the Time Trade.

All services are valued equally, regardless of the market value. For example, a web designer's hour is worth the same as an hour spent helping someone weed their garden or an hour spent preparing a meal for someone. One hour = One hour.


Brattleboro In-Town Toy Drive?

Does anyone know if there are any toy drives going on around Bratt this year?


Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu - November 23 to November 30

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu November 23 to November 30

November 23 - Meatloaf

Mashed Potato w/Gravy

Cole Slaw



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iBrattleboro Poll

Regarding running for local office this year