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Quick! Pick Dandelions Before Neighbors Mow Them Down! Full of Vitamins & Nutrients to Eat!

Quick! Send your kids over to the neighbors to pick their dandelions before they mow their lawns! Town halls, libraries, police stations, and the State House in Montpelier, Vermont should not mow down dandelions, but instead, put notices up in laundromats where low income people do their laundry because they can't afford their own washer and dryer at home, and tell them to come get the free food growing on public property: DANDELIONS! Always help children to pick dandelions because the best tasting ones have BEES eating them!


Fruit Pies In June

Today is the last day to enter the Strolling of the Heifers fruit pie competition. You can use any old dough recipe, they say, as long as it includes the sponsor’s product, but “the filling and overall pie recipe MUST be original.” Ingredients should be local.

I am a pie nut, and have been making them since I was a kid. I have quite a few pies that would amaze judges, but not in June.

The only fruit pie that might possibly be made fresh from local ingredients in June would be strawberry-rhubarb, if one got lucky and those were available. Apples, peaches, cherries, berries, and so on all come later in the season around here, and would be great for a harvest festival fruit pie competition. Key lime and such aren’t local.


VFW Lunch Specials May 15th - May 19th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438

Mon - baked pork chop, baked potato, & veg.
Tues - garlic parmesan wings w/ French fries or onion rings
Wed - chicken pot pie
Thur - corned beef dinner
Fri - homemade fish n chips


Mothers Day Brunch in Guilford

Broad Brook Grange will present its 21st annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 14, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange hall in Guilford Center.  The proceeds from the event support maintenance of the historic building.

The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelettes, any style, made to order.  Also on the menu are  pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup.  Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting.  A selection of juices will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Lunch Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 8 thru May 12


May 8 - Swiss Steak

Baked Potato

Brussel Sprouts  



Talking About Health Insurance? Don't Forget Herpes

Talking About Health Insurance? Don't Forget Herpes, the Gift That Keeps On Giving & Costing $$$

Let's Talk About Obamacare, changes coming in health care & what's next in health insurance and Genital Herpes!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one out of six people in the United States aged 14 to 49 have genital herpes caused by the HSV-2 infection (the herpes simplex virus often responsible for genital herpes).


VFW Lunch Specials May 8th - May 12th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438

Mon - Country fried steak, mashed potato, gravy & veg.
Tues - BBQ chicken w/ potato salad
Wed - beef stroganoff
Thur - turkey dinner]
Fri - seafood salad roll w/ potato chips


Learning Through Wild Eyes

How are animals teachers? 

Please join us on Saturday, May 13th at 3:30 pm in the Library's Main Reading Room for a presentation of live animals and storytelling, where we will explore the lessons and lore from our neighbors with feather and fur. The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum and Wolfgard Northeast have collaborated to give you a glimpse of the entertaining and educational world where human culture and wildlife intersect.


How (Older) Houses Work

SEON presents “How (Older) Houses Work

 The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) is presenting a 2-part program on “How (Older) Houses Work” on May 18th and 30th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2C, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro. Peter Yost of BuildingGreen, Inc, 2014 National Association of Home Builders’ Educator of the Year, will be the dynamic presenter for this program on “How (Older) Houses Work.”  Session 1, May 18th, examines how heat and moisture interact in buildings, and looks at some building science “puzzles.”  Session 2, May 30th,  is an opportunity to bring your own building science puzzles and question and will conclude with a survey of the tools and techniques used to diagnose building issues and energy efficiency.


Spring Home Improvements: Repair, Replace, Enjoy!

Spring is a great time to clean, garden, and make sure one’s home is in good repair. Besides cleaning closets and planting flowers, spring should involve inspecting one’s house following the tough winter weather. Repairs and replacements won’t just help people enjoy their homes more; they’ll also keep energy costs down.

Windham & Windsor Housing Trust’s Home Repair Program is available to help income-eligible homeowners affordably rehab and repair their homes. The Home Repair Program has low-cost loans and provides expert help every step of the way. The loan officer works with homeowners to tailor a loan that is affordable and allows homeowners make ends meet. The Program’s home repair specialists assist owners take a top to bottom look at their home so they can identify all needed repairs and maintenance. The seasoned specialists provide guidance with developing the work specifications, identifying contractors, and overseeing the work ensuring it’s completed in a timely fashion and in line with homeowners’ expectations.


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