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1846:

Oakum, For sale low by Williston & Tyler.

1846:

For Sale, A Choice Building Lot on Chase street. Inquire of Addison Brown.

1859:

The heavy rains of Thursday and Friday of last week, converted the snow and ice into water with such rapidity as to flood the entire valley of the Connecticut river, and cause great damage to the bridges and the adjacent railroad embankments.

1859:

Mrs. A.E. Brown, one of our most indefatigable and intelligent botanists, informs us that our earliest wild flower, Hepatica triloba, was found in blossom on the morning of March 22d, within six feet of a snow drift.

1876:

The sugar season, which the farmers were looking for a month ago is suffering an indefinite postponement. Query: Are the middle-men responsible?

1876:

The new Catholic school building on Walnut street will soon be completed and ready for occupancy.

1876:

We learn that St. Michael’s Temperance and Benevolent Society — which has of late shown signs of decay — is to be reorganized.

1880:

Only to think of having the great Remenyi, the most accomplished violinist who has ever visited America, on our Brattleboro platform, with accomplished soprano and tenor soloist, and a pianist, to vary the entertainment! And this is precisely what is going to happen on Friday evening, April 23.

1880:

We are glad to know that our new board of selectmen are promptly taking steps toward the renovation and proper repair of the town hall building.

1886:

Somebody has cruelly pointed out, for the benefit of victims of the Friday superstition, that this year came in on a Friday and will go out on a Friday, and have 53 Fridays.

1886:

C.H. Eddy & Co. want to enlarge their bottling business this season, and are calling upon Mr. Crowell for more room.

1897:

The Estey Organ company have bought the organ key manufacturing business of Milo Whitney of Boston and the removal of the plant to Brattleboro is now in progress.

1897:

Luke Ferriter’s horse took fright at a piece of paper while Mr. Ferriter was dumping waste across the river Tuesday morning and ran back across the bridge and out Elliot street to the rear of the armory.

1897:

The stairs and landings at the Auditorium have been carpeted. This will afford relief to playgoers who have been annoyed by the shuttle of the gallery gods, who find it necessary to tramp down stairs during every performance.

1897:

The governorship of Alaska was offered to a Brattleboro man a few days ago. The salary of the position is $3000 a year.

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Brattleboro Committee Meetings Cancelled Due To Snow

Due to the weather, the meetings of the Brattleboro Arts Committee and Brattleboro Tree Committee previously scheduled for today are CANCELLED.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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VFW Closed Tuesday

The Brattleboro VFW will be closed Tuesday due to the weather. Stay safe!

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BCTV Schedules For Week of 3/13/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/13/17

Monday, March 13, 2017

12:00 am Exploring Human Origins Opening: What Does It Mean to be Human

2:10 am Daisy Turner's Kin - a VT Humanities Council Event 2/25/17

3:30 am Hunger Mtn Coop: Coaching Skills

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Brooks Library Main Reading Room & Mezzanine Closed March 19-25

The Brooks Memorial Library Main Reading Room and Mezzanine will be closed due to renovations March 19-25. The Children's Room and Teen Room will remain open. We will be installing flooring in our first floor reading room. Materials may be requested via email and picked up in the Children's Room when their arrival has been confirmed. Thanks for your patience as we build an even better Brooks Memorial Library.

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Student Art Month: Elementary School Art at Brooks Library

March is Student Art Month in Windham County. Student Art Month spotlights and gives public recognition to the outstanding visual art created by our elementary, middle school, and high school students. Make sure you don't miss the 2017 displays in Downtown, Brattleboro and at Brooks Memorial Library.​

Elementary School Art displays can be seen at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street. 

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist after growing up.” Pablo Picasso

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Brooks Memorial Library Joins Foundation Center's Global Network

Funding Information Network Provides Resources for Local Grant Seekers. Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in the Brattleboro area now have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Brooks Memorial Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with Foundation Center.

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Digital Library Services: Hands-On Sessions at Brooks Library

Have you discovered the free resources available with your Brooks Memorial library card on your home computer or mobile device? Are you curious about Overdrive and OneClick and want to learn more? Did you try some of this and get frustrated? Matt and Jeanne are teaming up for two hands-on sessions to get you cruising forward into the digital library world.

Drop by for either session: Monday, March 13th or Monday, March 20th, 1:00 p.m. 

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A Father's Letter To His Son

A Jewish friend of mine gave me permission to share recent communication that he had with his son about their ancestry. The correspondence began when my friend asked about his son’s results from DNA testing:

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Putney General Store Fundraiser

Join us on March 26th at Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio in Putney to Spin for The Putney General Store!  No experience is necessary.  Just come and have a great time for a good cause.  You can ride for an hour or more. There will be great music and great friends!  Donations will also be accpeted if you'd rather suppor that way.

Full information is on our website at www.hotwheelzcycle.com or feel free to call 802-3850-9137

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VFW Lunch Specials 3-13 to 3-17

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 - homemade chicken cordon bleu w/ baked potato & veg.
Tues - 1000 island burger w/ fries
Wed - baked chicken quarter w/ rice & veg.
Thur - corned beef & cabbage dinner
Fri - homemade crab cakes

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Facts You Didn't Want To Know

How many M&Ms are produced by Mars, Inc. (Mars Bars) every day?

Answer:

Estimated to be over ½ Billion.

400 Million are produced in the firm’s American plants.alone.

(My nephew works there)

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Brattleboro History Podcast e91 - Mary Shiminski I Love You!

In 1974 Mary Shiminski broke up with her boyfriend, Bert Salva. What followed inspired poetry, art and song. Here's the story...

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We Can!

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday March 19th 12 pm - 4 pm

The Winston Prouty Campus (Formerly Austine School)

 

WeCAN: Spring Into Action

An Action Fair to find out how you can plug in to work effectively and sustainably for the kind of world you want.

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Cooking Class: An Evening in Tuscany at Next Stage Arts on March 27

Next Stage invites you to enjoy An Evening in Tuscany with Chef Linda Stavely on Monday, March 27 from 6 to 8:30 pm. This class will be a mix of demonstration and hands on making a delicious dinner of Italian appetizers, entree, side dishes, and dessert. The class will dine together, and wine will be included!

Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. Please bring a cutting board and your favorite knife.

The class will take place in our newly renovated, state-of-the-art kitchen.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda, March 15, 2017

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:00pm, in the Academy School gymnasium, just prior to the Representative Town Meeting Informational Session. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 6:00pm to discuss negotiating or securing of real estate purchase or lease options, and immediately adjourn after the executive session.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu - March 13 to March 17

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 13 to March 17

March 13 - Salisbury Steak

Baked Potato

Brussel Sprouts

Pears

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Garbage Bag

In her meticulous manner, Carla had wrapped Jerry’s big kitchen knife in stiff layers of cardboard, generously wound with black tape. Whatever torn wrappers, putrid chicken bones, dented old cans, sticky wet tissues and other debris may have filled the bag; they were merely the packing material to conceal the evidence. 

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Brattleboro Food Co-op Seeks Input on Two Design Projects

The Brattleboro Food Co-op is looking for participants in two focus groups this month to solicit feedback and generate ideas for two endeavors currently underway: the Co-op’s Bulk department is being updated, and a new website is currently being designed.  

The Bulk department focus group will take place on Wednesday the 22nd from 5 to 6pm, and the website group on Thursday the 30th, 4:30-5:30pm.  “We care deeply about our customers and our community; as a consumer-owned cooperative, we have to, because we’re literally owned by them!  We also have a lot of respect for what they’re able to bring to the table,” says Marketing and Community Relations Manager Jon Megas-Russell.  “The more input and involvement we have from our owners and shoppers the better our store will be.”

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of March 13th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, March 12th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (I-91 will remain open). Traffic conditions on both I-91 and through the town will be monitored closely throughout the day. Should traffic congestion become an issue, the ramps may be re-opened until traffic conditions improve. This will be managed actively throughout the day until peak traffic volumes have passed. Additional ramp closures are not scheduled in March or April.

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