The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, September 14, 2015 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Although we had a short work week, extremely hot temperatures, and even some rain, we made great progress on the new sidewalks! We were able to pour several new sections of sidewalks between High Street and Harris Place and poured the new driveway access between Key Bank and Centre Congregational Church. You might be asking yourself why the new sidewalks are so narrow. This project includes a brick strip in between the granite curbing and the new sidewalk that is not only a decorative element but will also allow easy access to the underground conduits that are being installed.
Statewide Vermont – NPR host John Hockenberry, Pulitzer Prize winners Joseph Ellis and Hedrick Smith, and Grammy-nominated musician and historian Stephen Wade are among the presenters in the fourteenth season of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series beginning October 7 at nine sites statewide. The series runs October through May at 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted). Talks take place in Brattleboro, Essex Junction, Manchester, Middlebury, Montpelier, Newport, Norwich, Rutland, and St. Johnsbury.
Fifteen years later I still have the same thoughts about the events of 9/11 I’ve had from the beginning.Since I lived in New York City most of my adult life, I have an intimate view of the original Trade Towers. The immensity of them was something you had to see in person. Photos can give you an idea of their size, but not as well as standing under them, being inside of them or on the observation deck of the South Tower.
Towers 1 and 2 were built to withstand multiple Boeing 707 impacts. By 1973 both towers were fully constructed.
Official warning: All Progressive Party voters in the town of Brattleboro, in the county of Windham, are hereby notified, in accordance with 17 VSA # 2303, to meet in caucus on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 145 Green Street, Brattleboro at 6 PM.
The agenda is:
1. Election of the Town of Brattleboro Committee
2. Election of Officers by the Town Committee
Beginning on Thursday, October 8, 2015 Brattleboro Area Hospice will offer a Bereavement Volunteer Training at its home office at 191 Canal Street in Brattleboro. This 21 hour volunteer training will run on Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The final session will take place on November 19th.
Bereavement Volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to individuals grieving the death loss of a loved one. Trained volunteers are asked to commit to one hour per week spent with a bereaved individual.
Parents and children are invited on Saturday, September 26, 10:30 - 12:00, to a free workshop, Calling all Kids: It’s OK to Talk about Death! at Brooks Memorial Library Upstairs Meeting Room (next to the Children’s Section).
Children who have experienced a death loss, whether of a beloved pet, friend or family member, don’t often have the opportunity to meet with other children who’ve had a similar experience. Through facilitated art activities and guided conversation led by Children’s Bereavement Counselor Elizabeth Ungerleider, this is an opportunity for children of all ages to ask questions, share stories and express feelings in a safe environment.
The exhibit spaces in All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist in West
Brattleboro are hosting Stu Copans’ annual exhibit of papercuts and other artwork with a Peace theme through the end of October.
Imagesin this show, as in previous years, are paper cuttings containing the word “peace,” in English, Arabic, or Hebrew. The cuttings have been inspired by a range of sources, including Copans’ work with children at the Kids for Peace Camp in Guilford this summer, brass lanterns in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, flowers, trees, oriental carpets, and designs on the tiles of Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan’s (c. 1489-1588) many mosques.
The PCL+FIGG Team will conduct the next on-site “trail talk” for the Public on Saturday, September 12, 2015, to discuss the progress of the bridge project. The talk will originate at the West River Trail near the marina. The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor) and Garrett Hoffman, Design Manager for FIGG (bridge designer).
Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Please join Radha Buko today, Wednesday, September 9, 7:30 PM for a talk on her memoir. When Hitler invades Poland in 1939, newlyweds Józef and Marysia Buko are catapulted into a sudden and heart-wrenching seven year separation. Each faces life threatening situations demanding courage, faith, and resilience if the couple is ever to see each other again. The event is free and open to the public.
Vermont author Tereska Buko and Brattleboro artist Lerna will be speaking about Ms. Buko’s newly published book, The General's Barber and the Seamstress: A Polish Love Story (Red Barn Books of Vermont).
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 – In a Senate floor speech later today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will detail his support for an agreement to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. In prepared remarks, Sanders likened critics of the agreement to those in Congress who voted to take the United States to war in Iraq in 2003.
“Those who have made every effort to thwart the diplomatic process and have spoken out against the Iran agreement, including many in this chamber, are the same people who spoke out forcefully on the need to go to war with Iraq,” Sanders said.
“I voted against the war in Iraq. Sadly, much of what I feared in fact did happen. I do not want to see it happen again.”
Brattorama has BEGUN! Grab your gameboard from last week's Commons, today's Reformer, Baker's Hallmark, or The Marina! You can also stop in to our new Putney Rd brach in Black Mtn. Square, see our newest solar powered digs and pick one up!
Grab a sticker from five different gameboard businesses, and you will be entered to win a gift card to a Putney Road business. Collect 15 stickers and be entered to win a $1,000 BS&L 12 month CD! Keep an eye out on our facebook page for news about a different featured Brattorama buiness each day. Game ends on September 23rd, drop your gameboards off at either BS&L branch.
Let the games begin!
Hey, does anyone know what's going on at Home Depot? The For Lease sign is still on the building, but there are construction people Doing Things inside...
Brattleboro – This weekend, Sandglass Theater will launch the ninth edition of the Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival, a rich selection of events and performances taking place all around Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont. The festival will feature an action-packed gala opening, a massive outdoor performance by Bread and Puppet Theater, and two of the last local performances of Sandglass Theater's own award-winning D-Generation, a show about the effects of dementia upon individuals, families, and communities. Visiting artists are arriving from Cuba, Germany, England, Mexico, Quebec, and all around the United States to present this vast array of performances for adults and children of all ages.
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Brattleboro, September 8, 2015 – This weekend, Sandglass Theater will launch the ninth edition of the Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival, a rich selection of events and performances taking place all around Brattleboro and Putney, Vermont. The festival will feature an action-packed gala opening, a massive outdoor performance by Bread and Puppet Theater, and two of the last local performances of Sandglass Theater's own award-winning D-Generation, a show about the effects of dementia upon individuals, families, and communities.
Visiting artists are arriving from Cuba, Germany, England, Mexico, Quebec, and all around the United States to present this vast array of performances for adults and children of all ages. In addition to an incredibly diverse range of shows, performers will present public dialogues and workshops in a meticulously-curated festival that truly has something for everyone.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:00am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room (room 2-C).
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents the 17th Annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on Sunday, Sept. 27 2015, 5:30-8pm. Zhongqiu Jie is celebrated in China, Korea, and Vietnam. After Lunar New Year, it is the second most important festival of the year.
This is a traditional time for families to gather and give thanks for the harvest and for harmonious unions. Offerings may be made to Chang’e, the Moon Goddess of Immortality. This is the festival for carrying lanterns and sharing mooncakes. Come celebrate this harvest festival with crafts, stories, songs, food, t’ai chi, martial arts, and the rope tug. Then watch the harvest moon rise. The celebration starts with a pot-luck.
Location: Kiwanis Shelter atop Memorial Park Drive, Brattleboro, VT.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/7/15
Monday, September 7, 2015
12:00 am Karen Ganey: Composting Basics
1:42 am TED Talks: Kimberly Motley - How I Defend the Rule of Law
2:00 am After 70 Years - New Hope for Nuclear Abolition
3:30 am Brattleboro Savings & Loan Frozen Friday: Luxury Sedan 7/31/15
4:45 am A Night by the Fire with Naturalist Kurt Valenta