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VFW Lunch Specials Open to the Public Oct 2nd - Oct. 6th

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

Specials 10-2 to 10-6

Mon - chicken cordon bleu w/ baked potato & veg

Tues - turkey club w/ potato chips

Wed - ham mac n' cheese w/ salad

Thur - marinated steak tips w/ mashed potato & veg

Fri - tuna noodle casserole

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"The Gathering" Live Stream on Ecological Devastation

This Sunday , Oct. 1 there will be a live stream of a series called "The Gathering" with Rev. Dr. William Barber of North Carolina. The topic this month is Ecological Devastation. The live stream is from 5:30-8:30 at The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. The Root is nut-free and fragrance-free.

Dr. Barber, past president of the North Carolina NAACP, was a prime leader of the NC Moral Monday movement. He is now leading the new Poor People’s Campaign for Moral Revival, which is reviving the vision and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, who was working with other activists on the original Poor People’s Campaign when he was assassinated.  "The Gathering" is presented by Repairers of the Breach, which is part of the new Poor People's Campaign. They describe their mission as building “a progressive agenda rooted in a moral framework to counter the ultra-conservative constructs that try to dominate the public square…. Repairers will bring together clergy and lay people from different faith traditions with people without a spiritual practice but who share the moral principles at the heart of the great moral teachings.”

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 2 thru October 6

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 2 thru October 6

Oct. 2 - Baked Ham

Scalloped Potatoes

Turnip & Carrots

Peaches

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Out in the Open Summit for Rural & Small Town LGBTQ Folks October 27-29

We're one month away from the 2017 Out in the Open Summit for rural & small town LGBTQ folks would love to see you there! Register at greenmountaincrossroads.org/out-in-the-open-2017.

There will be sessions on making art for demonstrations, beekeeping, QueerDharma, starting a community garden in a small town, making comics, becoming active in local politics, Mad Pride, and many more! And all looking through the lens of our own experiences as rural & small town LGBTQ people.

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Why So Many Traffic Fatalities In Vermont?

Lately I've noticed that there has been a lot of vehicle fatalities in the State of Vermont.  It doesn't matter if it's 91, 89, 7 or just a country road. It seems everyday there is a report (WCAX) of a fatality or an accident resulting with serious injuries.  Is it due to drugs and alcohol?  Or do we have crazy and distracted drivers? My heart goes out to the innocent victims and their families.  Perhaps we need more police officers to patrol the highways but I know funding is tight.  So if you plan on leaf peeping in a few weeks...be alert and defensive on the roads.  You just never know who you are sharing the road with.

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Rally and March to End Over-Incarceration

On Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5-6 PM. there will be a rally and march to call for an end to over-incarceration in VT. The rally starts at 5 PM at Pliny Park.

Featured speakers are Shela Linton, who serves on The Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile System Advisory Panel created by H.308 and Anna Stevens of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform (VCJR). Participants in the rally will be invited to read anonymous excerpts from letters that VCJR has received.

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Groundworks Collaborative To Hold 7th Annual Hike for the Homeless on Mount Wantastiquet

BRATTLEBORO, VT – Groundworks Collaborative will hold the seventh annual Hike for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, October 14, on Mount Wantastiquet in Hinsdale, NH. There will be two start times, 10am and 12:30pm, each beginning at the Mountain Road trailhead in Hinsdale (an immediate left after the second bridge on Route 119 when coming from downtown Brattleboro). Registration begins at 9:30 for the 10am start, and at noon for the 12:30pm start. Whether hiking to the summit or walking the River Trail at the mountain’s base, participants can anticipate spectacular fall-foliage views of the town of Brattleboro. Hikers may raise funds individually (a minimum of $50 is suggested) or as a team (suggested minimum $250).

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Opioid Crisis First Responder Appreciation Event

An Appreciation for Brattleboro's First Responders is going to be held at Turning Point this Wednesday from 12 - 1 pm.

Due to the opioid crisis, these men and women have repeatedly brought people back from overdose.

According to reports, this past year has been especially busy, and at times trying. If you have time to celebrate their effort, and thank them for it, please come to this appreciation.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu September 25 thru September 29

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu September 25 thru September 29

 

Sept. 25 - Herb Roast Pork

Mashed Potato

Brussels Sprouts

Apple Crisp

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Boating Accident at Exit 3

I was out on errands and was thinking about the long list of disasters we’ve seen lately - hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, earthquakes, nuclear saber-rattling, and so on. No specific thoughts, but just general awe of the list.

I came off 91 North at Exit 3 and went to the circle. I moved over to the left lane to get ready to go into the circle and beyond the first turnoff down Putney Rd.

There was one car ahead of me, and to our right was a van hauling a boat on a trailer. Both pulled out and started around. The lane was clear so I followed.

The car was heading to NH and did the right thing - moved to the inside lane to go around and head to NH.

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