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1845:

Fourth of July plans announced and include gun salute, bell ringing, a procession through town to Goodhue’s Grove at rear of Unitarian Church, an oration, choir, and a dinner at Wantastiquet Hall.

1857:

The Common School in this village will celebrate the coming 4th of July, in a manner deemed appropriate to the occasion. The Procession will be formed at 10 o’clock, at the High School. After marching through all the principal streets, it will proceed to the Town Hall, where the company will be addressed by all clergymen of the place and other distinguished friends of Education. The exercises in the Hall will be interspersed by songs from the pupils and Glee Club, and music by the Brattleboro Cornet Band.

1857:

During the month of June thus far, the weather has been wet and cold to an unusual degree. Last week the sun did not shine an hour from Monday until Saturday; and during the same period rain fell almost constantly.

1861:

In our village there is no movement for a general celebration of the Fourth of July, though we can but believe the day will receive the recognition usually given it, by an early morning rendered frightful through the activity of youthful patriots in explosions of India-Crackers, torpedoes and squibs.

1873:

The largest strawberries we have seen this season were raised by F. Horner of this village. Their quality we found proportionate to their size.

1873:

B.R. Jenne & Co., insurance and real estate agents, have sold the homestead of the late Rev. Addison Brown, corner of Chase and Forest streets, to Luke Ferriter of this village, for $3500.

1879:

We learn that the number of pupils to be advanced from the Grammar school to the High school at the beginning of next school year is 24. From the primaries 35 children will be advanced. Of these 11 are qualified to enter the Grammar school and the remainder will probably be placed in an intermediate school which the committee contemplate establishing as a preparatory grade for the Grammar school.

1879:

Several of our Brattleboro boys have got the bicycle fever, but the very high price charged for the machines prevents the attack from taking a well developed form.

1879:

The office of slayer of unlicensed dogs falls to S. N. Herrick this year.

1884:

The rear of the log drive passed Brattleboro on Wednesday morning. The horses, heavy, handsome, well-kept fellows, went down the night before and the rivermen followed in the morning. The drive has been unusually quick and successful, and for the first time in several years not a life has been lost.

1884:

F.M. Waite brought 15 bushels of strawberries to market on Monday.

1884:

O’Brien’s circus will exhibit here July 12.

1890:

Mr. Wm. H. Wells of New York was in town last week for a consultation in regard to the drinking fountain which he purposes to present to Brattleboro. In the center of the drinking bowl will be a lion’s head, from the mouth which the water will flow. The total height will be about 16 feet. It is hoped to have ready to erect by September.

1902:

The barber shops will be closed all day Friday, July 4. They will be open until 10 o’clock the night before.

1902:

Sawtelle’s circus is coming Thursday, July 10.

1919:

Because of the emergency which has arisen with regard to teachers’ salaries the voters of the incorporated school district will be called upon at the annual school district meeting to raise a substantial amount of money above the amount raised last year. The school board, which has realized the necessity of increasing the salaries in order to keep the teachers, has made a gradual increase from year to year, but has not paid such increases as have been paid in many other places.

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Part 8 Federal Marijuana Laws: Focus On The Money!

PART 8 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: ( I'm not familiar with where you apply for grants for schools to keep the children off drugs, but you could try http://www.grants.gov Home | GRANTS.GOV https://www.grants.gov/ Apply for a Grant Online Now. Apply for grants by creating a workspace. Workspace enables you and your colleagues to edit online forms and apply together. (ps. and you might get more money if your school is not consolidated with some other schools; I can't be sure, check it out! ) Title 20 USC, Education & Marijuana

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Free Writing Contest for Southern Vermont and Nearby Counties in New Hampshire and Mass

WRITE ACTION is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Contest for adults and teens. Entries will be judged anonymously. Each category will be judged by an esteemed writer from the tri-state area. Judge for both prose and poetry in the youth category is retired head of the BUHS English Department, Nancy Olson. Judge for poetry is James Kates; prose judge is Joe Mazur.

All entries, on-line or through the post, must be sent by June 30th, 2017. There is no theme this year.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 6/12/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/12/17

Monday, June 12, 2017

12:00 am Cuban Bridge Ep64: Red Clover Jazz Trio

1:00 am 2017 Slow Living #1: Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia

2:38 am 1st Wed: Jane Austen in Her Time

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4:30 am Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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A Cappella à la Carte: Supper & Songs

Guilford, Vt. - Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents its 51st season finale on Saturday, June 17, an annual three-part event dubbed “A Cappella à la Carte.” Set at Guilford Community Church, just off Rt. 5 near Exit 1 off I-91, the evening includes a short meeting, a potluck dinner, and a 7:30 concert of vocal music. Each optional segment is open to the general public; admission to the concert is by donation.

    The FOMAG Annual Membership Meeting at 6:00 p.m. is typically short and entertaining, about 30 minutes, and offers a summary of the year, a look ahead to next season, and election of the board of trustees.

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Last Brunch of the Year in Guilford June 18

Broad Brook Grange will present its 21st annual Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 18, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange hall in Guilford Center.  The proceeds from the event support maintenance of the historic building.

The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelettes, any style, made to order.  Also on the menu are  pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup.  Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting.  A selection of juices will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.

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Part 7 Federal Marijuana Laws: Chemicals The Govt Approves To Spray Vermont to Kill Marijuana

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Read the Puritanical Puritan Laws On The Books In Vermont Before You Video Tape Anyone Nude Swimming!

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Childrens Book Artwork by Ellen Tumavicus: Ralph Flies the Coop

Please read this lovely write up by Artist Ellen Tumavicus, about the process of working with author Jaime Scanlon on the book "Ralph Flies the Coop." This exhibit will be on display through July!

Artist Statement:
I have always loved to draw and paint. Throughout my life, I have drawn the world around me. My face in a mirror, the view from the window of the train or the bus or the airplane, people on the subway and on park benches, my kids sleeping, the feelings I can’t put into words, the pears in the bowl on the kitchen table. Drawing has consistently been my avenue towards feeling good and connected with my inner and outer self.

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Free Film Screening: SEED, The Untold Story

Please join us at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 28th at 6
pm for a free showing of the movie: SEED, The Untold Story, brought to you by Brooks Memorial Library and the Radical Lending Library at the Root Social Justice Center!

For more information please visit our the Brooks Memorial Library calendar or our Facebook event.

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Opening Reception at MGFA: Eric Boyer "Garden of Delights"

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Garden of Delights, an exhibition of wire-mesh sculptures by Eric Boyer. An Opening Reception will take place Thursday, June 22 at 5 pm, with an Artist Talk Saturday, June 24 from 5-7 pm.  

Eric Boyer began exploring in wood, ceramics, and metalwork, and his work in wire-mesh is the result of a continuous search for a personal, expressive medium, which he discovered accidentally while working with metal scraps in a blacksmith shop. Garden of Delights represents over 20 years of artistic creation and reflects Boyer’s fascination with figure, form, and the endless expressive potential found in the intimate connection to one's materials. "Occasionally the figures have a story to tell..." says Boyer, "yet the wire-mesh itself is a material with no foreseeable limits as an artistic medium." Garden of Delights serves as a celebration of artistic investigation and the ongoing satisfaction that resonates through a chosen medium.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 12th

Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 12th

I-91

All traffic (northbound and southbound) has been shifted onto the new bridge structure! Southbound traffic will be limited to one 12’ wide lane as construction activities continue for the southbound roadway.

Single lane and shoulder closures for northbound traffic throughout the project limits will be installed as needed for construction activities. Please follow advanced warning signs.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Ode to Donald Trump

When I was hungry, you cancelled my food stamps

when I was thirsty, you diverted chemicals into my water

when I was sick, you tripled my insurance rates

when I was naked, you raped me & blamed me because I was naked.

when I was in prison, you enslaved me to corporations

when I was a stranger with brown skin you deported me

from the lonely you took away social programs

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VFW Lunch Specials June 12- June 16th

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

June 12th - June 16th

Mon - Salisbury steak w/ mashed potato & veg
Tues - chef's salad
Wed - shepherds pie w/ salad
Thur - stuffed cabbage w/ mashed potato
Fri - homemade seafood chowder w/ salad

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WKVT Presents "A Call To Action: Teen Suicide," June 22

WKVT Radio will present a live broadcast of a public forum on the topic of Teen Suicide from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, June 22 in the Meeting Room at the Brooks Memorial Library. 

Members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions or share information during the broadcast, which will be moderated by WKVT hosts Peter “Fish” Case and Chris Lenois. Organizations participating in the panel include the Center for Health and Learning, the Brattleboro Retreat, Youth Services, Inc., and the Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro. 

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Brattleboro Senior Center Monday Morning Movies for June

MONDAY MORNING MOVIE, BRATTLEBORO SENIOR CENTER, 207 MAIN STREET

JUNE SHOWINGS BUSTING OUT ALL OVER

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Starring: Cary Grant, Ann Sheridan – 10:00am

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Nomad vs. Settler on Sunday, June 11

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 5 thru June 9

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June 5 - Ravioli w/Meat Sauce

Seasoned Spinach

Cauliflower

Chocolate Pudding

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Ukulele Weekend Retreat for Women

This very special weekend retreat, just outside of Brattleboro, VT, includes: pop-up spontaneous ukulele song circles, nightly Grand-Slam Jams with full band, gentle restorative yoga for musicians, Gateless writing salon, intimate unplugged concert with Lisa McCormick, Sacred Ukulele Sunday Morning Circle, introduction to the Note2Self Method of super-charging your music-learning process.

Time and space to rest, relax, play, journal, explore the spectacular gardens, meadows and forests on a mid-summer weekend in the countryside. All inclusive: overnight accommodations and delicious healthy home-cooked meals included. Led by Lisa McCormick.

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Emergency Appeal: Help Save Farmland

Hello Everyone,

There is a beautiful piece of land, right off exit four (I-89) that is currently active farm land and has a stunning vista of the surrounding valley. This particularly special piece of land is under threat of development from someone that wants to build a hotel and a gas station. Please, pleeeeeeeease- help me preserve this land by clicking the link below and donating.

They only have one week left to raise $120,000 towards their $1million goal! Donate today and I'll give you a hug and thank you my self!

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