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Summer 2013

Summer officially began today at 1:04 AM EDT. 

This photo of the sun was taken in Italy by someone else. 


Date Night (Afternoon)

Short notice but I am looking for a place locally to have a romantic evening/afternoon tomorrow with my husband as we have a sitter! Some daydreams included a bottle of wine/champagne and a room with a Jacuzzi. Are there any places that people know of where we might escape to tomorrow?


Wanted: Downtown Brattleboro Business Owners

Is secondhand smoke a concern to businesses in downtown Brattleboro?

Don’t miss your chance to share your opinion about secondhand smoke in the downtown Brattleboro business area by participating in a focus group on Wednesday, June 26th. This focus group is intended to gather feedback to determine if secondhand smoke is impacting the downtown business community.


VT Gas Pipeline and Other Extreme Energy Projects

Vermonters are building a resistance to extreme energy projects, and exploring how local struggles against extreme energy can support each other. On Tuesday June 25th, 7pm in the Parlor of the Centre Congregational Church, (193 Main Street, Brattleboro) Sara Mehalik of Rising Tide will make a brief presentation about pipeline projects and the Stop the Vermont Gas Pipeline campaign.

Vermont Gas Systems plans to expand a fracked gas pipeline through VT and under Lake Champlain. Landholders and community members are organizing to stop this dirty and dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure, to protect the water, the climate and to build community power and resilience.


CRVBL Weekend Roundup


By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL

The Putney Fossils, Sunapee Old Lakers and the Walpole Wild Blue all collected wins as the 2013 Connecticut River Valley Baseball League season moved into its second half. All eight CRVBL teams will be in action over the next week.

Putney handed the defending CRVBL champion Clearment Cardinals its second defeat of the season by a 7-2 score at Dummerston field. The Fossils took control of the game with a four run second inning. Richard Bissell picked up the complete game victory, while Steve Kapril had 3 hits and knocked in five runs. Right fielder Josh Coursen of Putney preserved the lead with a spectacular diving catch with a runner in scoring position.


Old-Fashioned Strawberry Supper on Saturday, June 22

Guilford, VT-- A summer tradition for the whole family, the Strawberry Supper at Guilford Community Church will be held on Saturday, June 22. There will be two seatings to choose from, at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The price is $10 adults, $5 children 11 and under, and $3 preschoolers. For reservations, call (802) 254-9019 or email guilfordchurchsupper@gmail.com.

The menu features ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, coleslaw, fresh baked rolls, strawberries, shortcake and whipped cream, coffee, iced tea, and milk. All proceeds benefit the church, which supports over 20 local programs and organizations that serve the community.


4th Annual Go Skateboarding Day At Crowell Lot

The 4th Annual Go Skateboarding Day is this Friday from 2-5 at the Crowell Lot Skate Park Site. We will have ramps, tons of refreshments, barbecue, contests and prizes as well as music. Should be a great afternoon. Bring your skateboard and tell everyone you can to come support the Brattleboro Skate Park efforts. 

As always, donations are welcome. 

Take care,


Wednesday Farmers Market Open in Brattleboro

The Wednesday Farmers' Market is back in business for the season and is better than ever!

Open every week 10 to 2 by the Brattleboro Food Coop, there are new farms, Loaves and Stitches gluten-free bakery, medicines and bodywork from Brattleboro Naturopathic, candles and crafts from Wicks and Stones, and for lunch visit Anon's Thai Cuisine and Newfane Gelato.


Strawberries are in at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market

Don't miss out on the season's first berries this morning! Open 9 to 2, outside on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro, the Farmers' Market has tons of super fresh delights! See you there! EBT and debit welcome. Celtic Music Program plays 11-1.



Trisko Earns Associate’s Degree

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Christine Trisko earned her Associate of Science degree from Community College of Vermont this past May. Trisko is the Scheduling Coordinator for the Radiology Department.

BMH Director of Radiology Marcy Rushford says the degree improves Trisko’s skills and knowledge and makes her a more rounded employee. BMH supports the personal and professional development of employees by offering a tuition reimbursement program.


iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow