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Disabled Parking in Brattleboro?

Hi folks -

I've looked on the parking enforcement website but cannot find any information concerning Disabled Parking. Is it free? Can a person park there all day?


New Evening Farmers' Market Starts Tuesday, May 31

The downtown Brattleboro farmers' market has a new time and place this year: Tuesdays, from 4 to 7PM on Flat Street, next to the Boys & Girls Club. You'll find Full Plate Farm, Circle Mountain Farm, and Lost Barn Farm, offering a variety of fresh, local produce and eggs, Mad Radish CSA with produce and a large selection of local meats, Walnut Ridge Farm with produce and plant starts for the garden, Jerry Smith's fresh cut flowers and maple syrup (and dahlia tubers, while they last), as well as prepared foods to grab on the go.

You can use your debit and EBT cards for market tokens, and don't forget about our EBT matching program! We'll match up to $10 in EBT tokens with Crop Cash coupons, good for fruits and veggies.


Closest Shaves

In the light of our electoral horror-show, one question screams out to me loudest, will we ‘dodge the bullet’? My concern comes mainly by way of the candidate who incites hate, separation, anti-intellectualism, a repudiation of altruism..in short… standing for everything anathema to humanist values.  His constituents seems to revel in exercising base expression of privilege, xenophobia and opportunism.  His ultimate opponent in the race, whomever that comes to be, while clearly more sympathetic to so-called liberal values, also chills me, but seems less potentially catastrophic due to perpetuating the familiar.


The Ways to Think about and Talk about Addiction: A Community Conversation on Stigma

Recent news is full of stories about addiction, and not just the reports about arrests and overdoses. The good news is that more and more, we view addiction as a health-care condition, and we understand and support the life-saving measures available to manage the physical dependence. The media reflects this shift in attitude and covers things like new approaches to treatment and recovery; legislative efforts like the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act and bills to combat the nation’s opiate crisis to ensure medical support is available to people struggling with substance abuse; more specialized programs, like Vermont’s Hub and Spoke provider system which supports people in medicated-assisted recovery from opiate addiction; programs like pre-trial services that redirect people to treatment rather than court when the situation allows it; and peer-recovery services that help people not only stop destructive behaviors but adopt healthy practices to thrive.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu - May 23 to May 31

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 23 to May 31


May 23 - Pea Soup

Egg Salad Sandwich

Pineapple Cole Slaw



Look For The Little Non-GMO Label

I probably wouldn’t have noticed if there hadn’t been two of them, but there I was fixing dinner, two cans of food (Tuttorosso tomatoes and Pearls black olives) before me on the counter.  Both sported a little green label that I couldn’t read without my glasses but on which were printed the following words: “Non-GMO Project Verfied.”  What’s this?  A GMO label?  I thought we weren’t allowed to have those.  But no, it’s apparently fine to label your food products as long as it’s not mandatory to do so.


Incident at Williams Street?

Something like a traffic accident happened at the Elliot-Williams-Frost-Union intersection @ about 6PM Wednesday the 18th.

Anybody know anything?


Strolling of the Heifers Seeks Participants in Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship Program

Strolling of the Heifers will offer up to 16 people a chance to enroll in a paid apprenticeship program designed to help them start culinary industry careers.

The Stroll's Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship program is a 12-week program offering training that can lead to permanent food-preparation positions at restaurant and institutional kitchens.

The program is free to participants who meet income employment status qualifications, including veterans. It includes classroom time, as well as on-the-job experience at restaurant and institutional kitchens, for which participants will be paid. 

The aim of the program, says Orly Munzing, founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers, is to place all participants into permanent culinary employment at the conclusion of the program. "If the participant is successful at completing the course work, we're pretty sure we can successfully place that person," she said.


West Brattleboro Association Chicken BBQ Is Saturday, May 28, 11 AM Till Gone

A Chicken BBQ will be sponsored by the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) on Saturday, May 28th, starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until it's all gone. So plan to get to the event in front of the First
Congregational Church on Western Avenue in West Brattleboro in plenty of time to enjoy chicken and fixin’s. Desserts will also be available.

For $6 you can get half a barbecued chicken, or you can enjoy it with sides of baked beans and coleslaw for $10. The recipes used to make these goodies have a local history. The chicken barbecue sauce recipe is one used for the Guilford Fair Fireman’s BBQ for many years by Joe Jewett when he was a member of the fire department.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu - May 16 to May 20

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 16 to May 20

May 16 - Chicken Breast

Potato Casserole

Carrots & Turnip

Raspberry Rhubarb Tart


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