U.S. | Racial Justice
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin & Speaker of the VT House Shap Smith are Racial Profiling!
by Cris Ericson (ru18vote [at] gmail.com) Saturday May 7th, 2016 5:07 PM
Should Vermont Speaker of the House, Shap Smith, be charged with conspiracy with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin for creating a new form of racial profiling of people charged with a criminal misdemeanor by forcing them to submit to a DNA test because that is just a new form of being Hitler because DNA testing shows whether you are "Cohanim Jewish" J1 haplogroup Y chromosome or Black or Native American Indian, etc.?
SCREAM AND RUN AROUND IN CIRCLES! VERMONT STATE LEGISLATURE FAILED TO MAKE MARIJUANA LEGAL!
Do you want to help make marijuana legal in Vermont? The state legislature did not make marijuana legal this spring, so it is up to you to do something!
You can get on the Nov. 8, 2016 general election ballot in Vermont for the Vermont Marijuana Party http://www.facebook.com/cris.ericson.94 by collecting petition signatures.
May Showings - LUSTY MONTH OF MAY
May 2nd Starring:
Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg – 10 am
May 9th Starring:
Sam Elliott, Rob Lowe, Robert Duvall – 10 am
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 9 to May 13
May 9 - Salisbury Steak
On Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the The School for International Training, Room IC‐101, International Center, 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, The Windham World Affairs Council is presenting Dr. John Hagen, an Air Force lieutenant colonel, who will speak on "American Engagement with Niger: A Case Study on Confronting Violent Extremism in Africa.” As the academic lead for a U.S. State Department initiative that is helping to develop professional military education for the army of Niger, John Hagen is in a good position to analyze the situation in that country and discuss U.S. involvement there. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee/tea/conversation will precede Dr. Hagan's talk at 7:00 pm. For more information, visit: www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org
Perhaps the only upside to Prince passing on is that YouTube has exploded with Prince videos. At least for the moment. Let’s enjoy one.
Tonight we will travel back in time, prior to Purple Rain. At this First Avenue show in the summer of 1983, Wendy makes her debut with the band and a series of new songs are debuted. I Would Die For U, Computer Blue, Purple Rain, Let’s Go Crazy, and Baby I’m a Star are played for the first time live.
Prince fans will enjoy hearing that these new songs aren’t completely finalized.
My creativity is definitely biased toward drawing and animation. This week I’d like to share a video about doing a very simple and rewarding animation project - making a flip book.
There are lots of ways to do this, and there are many different types of flip books you might want to try. You can use post-it notes, small drawing pads, pieces of paper cut and stapled together, or the edges of your math book. (Of course, you shouldn’t write in your math book.)
Senior Solutions staff provides unbiased information about the Medicare system at Medicare Boot Camp. In May this free class will be held in two Windham County locations: in Townshend on Thursday May 19, 1-3 P.M. and in Brattleboro on Thursday May 26, 1-3 P.M.
The class is for Vermonters who are new to Medicare. Family members who help these beneficiaries may also find it useful. Medicare has strict enrollment periods, and Medicare Boot Camp prepares participants make timely decisions about drug plans and supplemental plans as well as many other issues.
It was 97 years ago this week that Brattleboro celebrated the return of her World War I soldiers, sailors and nurses with a parade up and down Main Street. An estimated 8,000 spectators watched 50 local organizations join together to honor the 470 men and women who served during the “War to end all Wars”. Here's the story...
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet in Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Vermont Jazz Center will welcome bassist Ben Williams and his group Sound Effect to the stage on Saturday, May 14th at 8:00 PM. Sound Effect is Ben Williams, bass; Marcus Strickland, saxophones; Alex Wintz, guitar; Willerm Delisfort on piano and Rhodes; John Davis on drums.
Ben Williams is the winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Competition on bass. He is also the recipient of a Grammy Award for his work with Pat Metheny’s Unity Band and was voted as top overall rising star in Downbeat’s 2015 Critic’s Poll. Most recently, Williams was chosen as bassist for the White House’s celebration of International Jazz Day. After introductions by President Obama, Irina Bokova (Director General of UNESCO), and Herbie Hancock, Williams accompanied Chucho Valdéz, Paquito D’Rivera, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Trombone Shorty, Lionel Loueke, Robert Glasper, and Herbie Hancock in a moving example of how music unites the entire world. Williams’s consumate ability to support a wide range of styles is reflected in the numerous recordings he has appeared on with Pat Metheny, Jacky Terrasson, George Benson, The NEXT Collective, Eric Reed, and many more. He is an in-demand sideman and has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Mulgrew Miller, Chaka Khan, Terrence Blanchard, Stefon Harris, Pharrell Williams, and Herbie Hancock; he appears with Don Cheadle in the new tribute to Miles Davis - “Miles Ahead.”
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm to discuss labor relations agreements with employees and pending or probable civil litigation, and will reconvene the business meeting at 6:15pm.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office (802) 251-8100
The regular monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 PM at the New England House, 254 Marlboro Road. After a review of the treasury report, spring plantings, the last BizUp meeting and other issues, the WBA will discuss details of the Chicken BBQ coming up on Saturday, May 28th.
A feature every year of the group, the popular Chicken BBQ will once again happen in front of the First Congregational Church on Western Avenue in West Brattleboro. The menu will feature half chickens, baked beans, and coleslaw or salad, available from 11:00 a.m. until sold out. More information on the event will be forthcoming.
Steve Barrett of the Brattleboro Department of Public Works reports that this morning a tractor trailer truck hit a hydrant on Canal Street. He sent along these photos:
This bicycle has been abandoned (probably stolen) behind the Elliot Apartments on Spring Street. It has been there for about a month.
Friday May 6th, at Gallery Walk in Brattleboro, WVEW will be hosting a Screenprinting Event from 5-8pm at Brattleboro Printmakers, located at 14 Elliot Street (between Boomerang & Hotel Pharmacy).
Bring down a t-shirt, sweatshirt, tank top, whatever you like, and for a small donation, we'll screenprint the WVEW logo onto it! Help support your community radio station and get something stylish to wear in the process.
We'll also have the new edition of our print schedule available.
We hope to see you there...
Strolling of the Heifers is seeking volunteers to help make Stroll Weekend a success, and still has room for a few more vendors at its Expo.
Strolling of Heifers Weekend takes place June 3-5, with the agriculturally-themed parade scheduled for Sat., June 4 at 10 a.m. in downtown Brattleboro.
The Stroll is always looking for volunteers to help out in a multitude of ways at all events, including the Friday evening Street Festival (June 3), the Parade and Expo (June 4) and the Tour de Heifer (June 85), as well as at other events year-round.
Prospective volunteers should contact Vicki Friedman, volunteer coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also stop in to see her at the Strolling of the Heifers River Garden, 157 Main Street in Brattleboro; or phone her at 802-246-0982 (leave a message if she is not in). Alternatively, a volunteer registration form may be found at www.strollingoftheheifers.com/get-involved/.
Make music together with other women in a fun easy-going environment. Learn to play some great classic Folk and Boomer tunes, in a group ensemble. Experience level: functional beginner (some knowledge of basic chords).
Get that guitar (or banjo or uke or...) out from under the bed and come make some music with other women!
Please be sure to include North End Butchers, Windham Wines and Adams Seafood in your shopping plans this spring and summer. With the coming closing of Black Mountain Trading Co., on Putney Road, I would like to urge all to frequent the North End Butchers, Windham Wines, Adams Seafood and other merchants in the little shopping mall on Putney Road just north of Hannafords.
North End Butchers is starting to get fresh vegetables from local growers, they have their usual fine selection of locally grown meat, sandwiches and a nice assortment of prepared foods. They have even been carrying locally grown shitaki mushrooms.
Please plan to come to Brattleboro: Safer Streets Forum tomorrow night, Thursday, May 5th at the River Garden between 5-7:30.
The goals of the forum are three-fold:
1. The town can inform residents of ongoing work and projects that relate to bike/ped infrastructure.
2. Local volunteer groups can inform residents of their work on projects that relate to bike/ped safety.
3. Town residents have a chance to bring their concerns directly to the various groups who work on bike/ped issues.