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Kid's Menorah Workshop

KIDS MENORAH WORKSHOP
Build and paint your own Menorahs! Enjoy donuts, hot cocoa, and chocolate Chanukah gelt! Sunday Dec 18th, 1-3 pm
FREE OF CHARGE

Brown and Roberts, 182 Main st, Brattleboro
Rsvp requested: Rabbi@ChabadSouthernVT.com
or call :802-933-1314
www.ChabadSouthernVT.com

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Loose Ends

You have to get buzzed in. This is not so much for security as it is to keep the memory care residents from slipping out. In the case of my mother flight was not a concern. Once fairly athletic she was now barely ambulatory, and mentally, more of her had already vanished than was present. Still, enough consciousness remained to converse, sort of, and to allow her to think to ask me what all the fuss was about.

I had to dig, and of course she didn’t understand agitation needed a source. Perhaps it was just in the air. I wondered, was her distress from a person living in the facility, something she was thinking?  She couldn’t say. Through a roulette wheel approach I hit upon the idea that the television was involved. Somehow. And by further inquiry, sussed out it may have been the news which droned in the background that was the culprit. “Things are messed up, I offered.” Then out of the blue she blurts, “We’re Russian, aren’t we?”

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VFW Lunch Specials Dec. 12th - Dec. 16th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri. from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - chicken tenders w/ French fries
Tues - pancakes, sausage, eggs & toast w/ real maple syrup
Wed - lasagna w/ salad & garlic bread
Thur - meatloaf w/ mashed potato & veg.
Fri - fried haddock w/ French fries

If you have more than 4 people in your group, please call ahead of time at 257-0438. Take out orders are available, and some specials sell out fast.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

DECEMBER  BREAKFAST MENUS

December 2nd – French Toast, Home Fries, Sausage, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

December 6th – Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin Cheese & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone, Fruit, Juice & Coffee

December 9th – Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee

December 13th  Breakfast Croissant w/Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Home Fries,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 11 to December 16

 

December 12 - Swedish Meatballs

Rice

Broccoli

Plums

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Recommendations for Piano Movers in the Brattleboro area?

Looking for a professional piano mover to move a piano from South Newfane to West Brattleboro.
Thanks! 

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New Brattleboro Skatepark Promotional Video and Crowdsourcing link - Donating Made Easy!

The Living Memorial Skatepark has its ACT 250 permit and is ready to hopefully break ground in 2017. We just need more contributions. Please donate to this important cause for recreation and youth in Brattleboro. A skate park would be a tremendous asset to our town and region!!

Here is the link to watch the new video and DONATE! https://www.youcaring.com/brattleboroareaskatepark-688731

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Town Trash Bag Quality?

Just this past week putting out trash in the early morning dark I had the large purple bag split open like a ripe watermelon and no I wasn't over stuffing or using excessive force. The next time around two weeks later when I had less trash going out, the smaller yellow bag failed me when I went to pull the draw string it just simpley ripped off like a fly away rip cord to no where, so I had to do a quick make shift tie job with what was left of excess plastic bag on the top barely binding enough to tie a simple granny knot, not the best way to start the day.The entire package of yellow bags had the same defect. 

Should I feel like this is just a fluke in the overall  quality of these costly bags or is anyone else out there had a simular experience?

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Drive, Walk, and Ride Safely

Brattleboro is getting a first dose of real winter weather, and conditions for walking, biking, and driving are poor. Take your time, go a bit slower, and get to your destination safely.

Just this morning I was walking near Western Ave and Cedar and BANG - two cars collided. (Another guy and I were close enough to check on everyone. We also directed traffic for a moment until the police arrived.) Both drivers were safe, but they are both looking at lots of car repair.

If you don't need to go out, by all means stay in. And watch the forecasts. More snow and rain is expected this week, along with cold temperatures.

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VFW Lunch Specials Dec. 5th - 9th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - chicken cordon bleu w/ baked potato & veg
Tues - beef stew w/ homemade bread
Wed - chicken marsala w/ mashed potato & roll
Thur - spaghetti w/ homemade meatballs & salad
Fri - crab cakes w/ coleslaw & onion rings

If you have more than 4 people in your group, please call ahead of time at 257-0438. Take out orders are available, and some specials sell out fast.

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