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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu August 1 thru August 4


Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu August 1 thru August 4


Aug 1 Meals On Wheels Only

Colcannon Potatoes

Mixed Greens

Oranges Julius

No Congregate Dinning/Bernie Sanders Lunch


1st Thursdays in the Memorial Garden

A brief community memorial service will take place on Thursday August 6th from 5:30-6:00 at the Hospice Memorial Garden located at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro. The short program will consist of brief reflections on grief and loss, an opportunity to decorate a memorial stone to place in the garden or take home, and some quiet time to enjoy the beauty of the garden. Everyone is invited to this free event. The “First Thursdays in the Memorial Garden” program will be repeated on September 7th. The facilitator is Connie Baxter, Brattleboro Area Hospice Bereavement Program Coordinator.


What's Really Being Done About Opiates in Our Community?


Retreat Meadow Water Survey for July 25 Postponed

Due to the weater, the water survey of the Retreat Meadows scheduled for July 25 at 4:00 is postponed to Wednesday, August 2 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Below is information on that and other upcoming suvey events:

Wednesday, August 2, 9 AM - Noon, West River, West River Park to Rte 5 bridge, Brattleboro

Join us for this 3-hour on-the-water workshop on the lower portion of the West River, from the West River Park down to the Rte. 5 bridge. We will be checking for the presence of invasive water chestnut and other aquatic invasive species. Water chestnut has been found and has been being managed at a CT River site in Hinsdale, NH. Laurie Callahan, aquatic biologist, will lead the session and will provide some basic training at the start of the workshop. Plan to provide your own canoe or kayak. Please contact Callahan (therivermist@hotmail.com or 802-258-1877) if you would like to participate and to get info about where to meet. Participant number is limited to 10-12. Sessions may be cancelled on short notice due to weather, etc.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu July 24 thru July 31

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu July 24 thru July 31


July 24 -Enchilada Casserole

Spanish Rice, Mexicorn



VFW Lunch Specials July 24th - July 28th

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 pm. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take out available by calling 257-0438

Mon - Salisbury steak, mashed potato, & veg
Tues - chicken club w/ potato chips
Wed - roast pork, mashed potato & veg
Thur - pot roast, mashed potato & veg
Fri - shrimp lo mein w/ eggrolls


SeVWA's 2017 E. coli Monitoring of Local Rivers Continued July 19th

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA) continued its monitoring program for the summer of 2017 on Wednesday, July 19th. Volunteers this year are collecting samples from 34 sites on nine rivers and streams every other week through the end of August. This year, we have sites on the West River, Flood Brook, North Branch Ball Mountain Brook, Rock River, Williams River (including the Middle Branch), Saxtons River, East Putney Brook, Sacketts Brook, and Whetstone Brook.


Ukraine Doings


The bloodless annexation of Crimea by Russia after an overwhelmingly favorable plebiscite by the Crimeans themselves was illegal.


Our overthrow of the legitimately elected government of the Ukraine, AKA “Regime Change” (as revealed by Victoria Nuland’s “Yats is the one” public phone call) was a legitimate humanitarian endeavor.


"My Country Tis of Thee"

A couple of days before the recent presidential election I was outside doing chores.

My granddaughter Bella whom I had just picked up from school was playing on a swing nearby. A happy child, she was always singing some pop tune during play, but on this day I heard her singing “My Country Tis of Thee.”

Made me smile, and then I remembered this picture her father had taken of her a few years ago which, to me, was so impactful and impressionable.


16th Annual 2017 Westminster Cares Garden Tour

Our 16th Annual Garden Tour has been slated for this weekend of July 22nd and 23rd - 10am to 3pm.

On display will be the Gardens of:
Gordon and Mary Hayward
Cyndy Fine - Genius Loci
Lily & Gene Walsh
Toby Young & Sharon & Ingrid Boccelli


iBrattleboro Poll

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