Now in its 51st season, Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents its 8th Women in Music Celebration, a house-concert gala, beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. "This fundraiser for our concert season includes three important elements," explains administrator Joy Wallens-Penford. "
A bounty of good food, some delightful music, and a special Silent Auction offering numerous 2-for-1 tickets to arts events around the region and some special gift certificates. We help to promote other organizations' events and garner vital support for the many free and affordable programs we present in the community."
With two Brattleboro Selectboard members absent, Tuesday night’s agenda was both shortened of items and extended by additional background information for the benefit of new members.
The board adopted a resolution proclaiming the second Monday in October to be Indigenous Peoples’ Day, making Brattleboro one of the first in the state to make such a proclamation. It was not without controversy, however. Rebel Pete expressed concern.
Grants were accepted, a loan was approved, financials were reported, and Brattleboro bought a hydraulic hammer attachment and a water slide. Contracts were approved and amended.
Oh, and by the way, there will also be an emergency preparedness drill on Thursday, so don’t freak out. We’re especially looking at you, area around Oak Grove School.
Construction on the new West Brattleboro Fire Station (Station 2) is complete and the Fire Department is now operating out of the new building. The Town of Brattleboro and the Fire Department personnel are proud of the new station and invite the public to tour the station, see the equipment, and celebrate this important milestone for our community.
West Brattleboro Fire Station
Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Open House from 9am-Noon
Brief Remarks and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:30am
Light Refreshments Will Be Served
If the weather permits, the station and surrounding grounds will be open throughout the open house. In the event of inclement weather, activities will take place in the interior of the station.
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic music featuring high energy bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio Cantrip and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Emerald Rae at Next Stage on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 pm.
From the strong base of its Celtic roots, Cantrip branches out into the music of other European cultures.
Weaving together songs and tunes, Dan Houghton, Jon Bews and Eric McDonald take an audience on a cultural journey, putting their own spin on each style. Known for their innovative arrangements, un-produced sound and dry wit, Cantrip has toured throughout Scotland and the US, expanding the boundaries of Celtic music along the way.
There have been many attempts to re-write the Commandments. Many have been intended to improve them with varying degrees of success. Some have been idealistic. Some have been humorous. And some have been cynical.
Here is one of the cynical ones, composed by Professor Jack D Forbes.
A trio of experts will lead a guided walk to visit one or more the Black Gum Swamps in Vernon’s J. Maynard Miller Town Forest on Friday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity for people who may never have visited the Black Gum Swamps to see them, and for anyone interested to gain a better understanding of their ecological uniqueness and their value to the town and the region.
Leading this excursion will be:
- William C. “Bill” Guenther, Windham County Forester with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
- Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Director, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
- Bob Zaino, State Lands Ecologist, Barre Office. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dep’t, Wildlife Division
There is an open reading this Friday, (and every third Friday) at 7:30, at the River Gallery School, in Brattleboro.
Readers have about 7 minutes to read either prose or poetry. Most people choose to read their own work, but some read or recite a piece by an author they found inspiring.
The open reading is organized by Write Action, a non-profit dedicated to writing and writers in the southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.
Brattleboro, Vermont. On Thursday, April 27th, 2017 from 2-4 pm in Bellows Falls and 5:30-7:30 pm in Brattleboro. Brattleboro Area Hospice & the VT Alzheimer’s Association will host 2 presentations on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers. The daytime presentation will take place at the Immanuel Retreat Ctr and Stone Church Arts (Currier House) at 12 Church St. in Bellows Falls. The evening presentation will take place at the Gathering Place at 30 Terrace St. in Brattleboro. The presentations are free and the public is encouraged to attend.
Monday, April 17, 2017
12:00 am 1st Wed: Building Monticello
1:25 am At Landmark: John Van Alstine, A Sculptor Journey 3/27/17
2:30 am Frida Kahlo and the Mexican Muralists
3:50 am Hunger Mt.Coop - Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation
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
Tues - fried chicken sandwich w/ French fries or onion rings
Wed - BBQ pulled pork sandwich / coleslaw & salad
Thur - shepard's pie w/ a salad
Fri - fried haddock sandwich w/ onion rings
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Indigenous Peoples' Day will be officially proclaimed by the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting at the Municipal Center on Main Street.
The board will discuss Town Staff diversity, give loans, apply for grants, review new police and fire purchases, and buy a pumper-rescue vehicle, a hydraulic hammer, and a water slide. They will also take up internal business again, such as review of their Rules of Conduct and the Comprehensive Review of Town Operations.
All this and more, and you can participate by attending in person.
Canada has introduced legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana by July 2018. Governor Phil Scott has said that he wants a (non-existent) roadside marijuana test to be available before he would consider signing any legalization bills in Vermont.
Not terribly long ago, the test for impaired driving was simply "are you obviously driving impaired?" Swerving, driving the wrong speed, being extra cautious, taking turns widely, overcompensating for corrections, forgetting to turn on lights, failing to stop, failing to use a turn signal, and so on were (and are) good signs that a driver might be impaired.
Utilities Division crews will start Spring Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday, May 6, 2017.
NOTE!! Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of May 8th and May 15th.
Please note that water main flushing will occur at night and also during the day.
Customers are asked to check the flushing schedule closely as flushing causes water discoloration, low water pressure, and in some areas, intervals of no water.
Night flushing will occur from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.. Day flushing will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..
A Schedule of Water Main Flushing Follows:
Brattleboro residents are notified that personnel from Integrated Solar Applications Corp., will be going door-to-door through May 31, 2017 soliciting sales of solar products. Sales personnel are required to visibly wear photo IDs. If you have any questions, contact Brattleboro Police Dispatch at 802-257-7946.
TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO
Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street Brattleboro, VT 05301
Southbound I-91 traffic is anticipated to shift to the new bridge by the end of next week! Southbound traffic will continue to be limited to one lane during demolition of the old bridge structure and construction of the remaining southbound roadway.
A single lane closure and intermittent shoulder closures for northbound traffic throughout the project limits will be installed as needed for construction activities throughout the week. Please follow advanced warning signs.
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.
On Saturday, April 15 from 7:30-9:00. The Williamsville Hall presents the 1928 French silent film "The Passion of Joan d'Arc" featuring the premiere performance of an original soundtrack performed live on piano by Dan DeWalt. Admission is by donation and will raise funds for the Williamsville Hall. The Hall is located off of Route 30 in Williamsville (across from the Eatery).
Ukulele Classes with Lisa McCormick start next week in Brattleboro! Plant a super-fun new seed in your life this spring! Beginner, Advanced Beginner, and Early Intermediate Levels. Daytime and evening options.
Ukuleles available to use in class, rent, or buy. More info, and sign-up: http://bit.ly/UkeClass
The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to announce the lifting of the winter parking ban. Starting 04/12/16, at midnight, overnight parking will be allowed on all streets EXCEPT in the downtown area. The following streets are never available for overnight parking:
Elliot Street (from School St to Main St)
Do you live or own a business West of I-91? If so, JOIN US on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm for our spring BizUp West B event. Food tastings, presentations, and meeting up with fellow business owners. The Community Development Action Team of the West Brattleboro Association will be co-hosting the fun, informative and tasty event with our new West Brattleboro business, MamaSezz. (mamasezz.com)
MamaSezz is at 127 Marlboro Road (Rte. 9) in West Brattleboro. Look for the "What are you grateful for" sign on the side of the building. (And post something you're grateful for!)