Circus Yoga Workshop comes to Putney!
Circus Yoga combines the best of circus games and partnered yoga. Join Circus Yoga founder, Erin Maile O'Keefe, for a Sunday afternoon of pure fun.
Bring your friends and family over the age of 7.
Vermont is once again ranked as the least religious state in the country. Over half the people in our state are less likely to believe in God than the rest of the country. However, being the least religious state doesn’t stop the sectarian denominations from their power struggles for domain over man, land and beast. The upshot is that our state is a target for overt religious proselytizing.
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of swing, honky-tonk and fiddle music by The Sweetback Sisters and Elixir at Next Stage on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 pm.
The Sweetback Sisters forge their own sound by delivering arrangements that combine the soul of classic ‘40s and ‘50s-era country music with an undeniably contemporary edge. The rollicking country, swing, honky-tonk and old-time music of Emily Miller (vocals, fiddle, guitar), Zara Bode (vocals, guitar), Stefan Amidon (drums, vocals), Jesse Milnes (fiddle, guitar, vocals), Ryan Hommel (electric guitar) and Peter Bitenc (acoustic bass) is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. Their charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of both the silver screen cowgirl and the ersatz cowboy stars of local UHF TV kiddie shows. That whimsical exterior is wrapped around a core of deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together.
Brattleboro, Mar. 4, 1864
I have let too long a time elapse without writing to you. I received a letter from Mary Ann last week. The reason that I did not write, I was expecting to go up to Burton to arrest a deserter Saturday. I was ordered to report to Captain Clark and get transportation and to take the five o'clock train and go to Burton. When I told Capt. Jenne that no train left for Burton until Monday morning there was a fix then. I was to go Monday. I told them fairly that I did not believe there was any deserter there, and finally they all came to the same conclusion, but of this you need say nothing, for he may be nabbed yet. I was to have a chance to go home if I went up. Should like to have caught the fellow, but hated to go up and come home without him. It will be no small job for one man to take him. He is a cool, desperate fellow.
The West Brattleboro Association is inviting all the District 1 Town Meeting members to meet with the West B community on Thursday, March 6 for a Q&A/discussion session. This will be at 7 pm in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive, just west of the Post Office and Richards Building.
The focus will be on the warrant for the upcoming Town Meeting on March 22, but the questions and conversation will go wherever the attendees take them. The actual warrant can be found on the town’s website – www.brattleboro.org – by following the Election Info link.
Brattleboro Area Hospice and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee invite the public to a free presentation about Act 39: Patient Choice and Control at the End of Life. Vermont's law pertaining to Patient Choice at the End of Life took effect on May 20, 2013 and legalizes physician-aid in dying for eligible adults living with a terminal illness. Featuring Cindy Bruzzese, the Executive Director of the Vermont Ethics Network, this forum is not a debate for or against Act 39; it is a public informational presentation only and allows time for questions and answers.
When: Monday, March 24, 6 pm - 8 pm
Where: Brew Barry Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Skatepark Site Selection Committee Minutes Draft
Thursday February 20, 2014 Meeting called to order: at 5:16 PM by Betsy Gentile
Members present: Joe Bushey, Marty Fitzgerald, Betsy Gentile, Elizabeth McLoughlin, Jacob Roberts, Andre Watkins. Others present: Carol Lolatte, Rod Francis, Jeff Clark, Les Montgomery, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Francine Vallario, Patty Fitzgerald.
1. Public Participation
The Windham Regional Career Center at Brattleboro Union High School is pleased to announce their Community Education and Training Programs for this spring. Betsy Gentile, Workforce Development Manager and Adult Education Coordinator has developed 18 community education and training programs to meet the needs of area employers and their employees as well as providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities for all community members.
Spring is just around the corner and the Strolling of the Heifers is gearing up to make more connections between farmers and the community with their first annual Spring Gardening and CSA Preview.
CSA’s are community-supported agricultural ventures. CSA members or subscribers pay at the onset of the growing season for a share of the anticipated harvest; once harvesting begins, they receive weekly shares of vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs or other products depending on the farm.
The following CSAs are among those exhibiting at the event:
Brattleborians of a certain age have long waited for the return of the Snack Theatre, an irreverent troupe that illuminated the aughts with a series of theatrical evenings augmented with libations and delectable sweets, before entering a period of hibernation.
The wait is over. In a production that will benefit the new home of Strolling of the Heifers, Snack veterans Beth Kiendl, William Stearns and Bill Hickok will reprise “Cabin Fever” — a “comedy of menace” penned by Joan Schenkar.
The entirety of the play takes place on a rural New England front porch, represented by a set designed by Clay Coyle, whose design credits range from off-Broadway to regional theatres in the East Coast and New England.
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 3-3-14
Monday March 3
12:00 am Madison's Hell- Exploring Madisonian Constitutionalism
1:15 am Danger Men Cooking - China Show
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am Common Good Vermont - Building a Culture of Philanthrop
4:30 am 2014 Brattleboro Women's Film Festival Preview
5:00 am UVM Comm Med School: Reducing Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease
While March may be the final month for the 8th season of the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market, don’t let that fool you into thinking not much is happening each week at the market. The increasing daylight hours means that our farmers’ high tunnel greenhouses are producing early fresh greens. And as the snows melt and ground thaws, wintered-over carrots and the sweetest parsnips with the sweetest taste you can imagine may appear, and maybe even some leeks!
MUSIC AND IMAGES OF MISSISSIPPI DELTA WITH SCOTT AINSLIE
Nationally acclaimed acoustic Blues singer, historian and songwriter, Scott Ainslie, will perform a benefit concert for the Friends of the Brooks Memorial Library. The concert will be held on Friday, March 21 at 7:30 in the Brooks Library on Main Street in Brattleboro.
Advance tickets are available through Brattleborotix http://www.brattleborotix.com/boxoffice or at the Front Desk of the Library. Tickets will be available at the door; ticket prices are $20 ($15 for members of the Friends of the Library).
Got the long winter blues? Want to make new friends in Vermont?Tired of meeting singles far away on the internet?
It is easy to meet people right here in Vermont who you might become personally interested in by volunteering for any political campaign.
For single people, Republican and Democratic campaign functions are a real "meet market".
As an independent candidate, the best "meet market" I can offer you is to ask you to volunteer to collect political campaign signatures for me.
Tuesday will be a busy day. You'll need to take time to go vote for mostly unopposed candidates, and take time to go observe the new Police and Fire Plans and attend the Brattleboro Selectboard meeting to express your Police and Fire Facility comments in an official, public capacity before they approve them as presented.
The board will give out the first liquor license to a new Brooks House business, a restaurant with owners from Colorado, and approve annual licenses for a list of other local establishments. Utility rates will be get a first reading, new electric vehicle charging stations for the Transportation Center will be discussed, the Town Manger search 2.0 will kick off, the Selectboard will discuss goals for the coming year, and more.
You can attend in person and bring up anything not otherwise on the agenda, or watch on BCTV. We'll have the full report Wednesday.