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1846:

Oakum, For sale low by Williston & Tyler.

1846:

For Sale, A Choice Building Lot on Chase street. Inquire of Addison Brown.

1859:

The heavy rains of Thursday and Friday of last week, converted the snow and ice into water with such rapidity as to flood the entire valley of the Connecticut river, and cause great damage to the bridges and the adjacent railroad embankments.

1859:

Mrs. A.E. Brown, one of our most indefatigable and intelligent botanists, informs us that our earliest wild flower, Hepatica triloba, was found in blossom on the morning of March 22d, within six feet of a snow drift.

1876:

The sugar season, which the farmers were looking for a month ago is suffering an indefinite postponement. Query: Are the middle-men responsible?

1876:

The new Catholic school building on Walnut street will soon be completed and ready for occupancy.

1876:

We learn that St. Michael’s Temperance and Benevolent Society — which has of late shown signs of decay — is to be reorganized.

1880:

Only to think of having the great Remenyi, the most accomplished violinist who has ever visited America, on our Brattleboro platform, with accomplished soprano and tenor soloist, and a pianist, to vary the entertainment! And this is precisely what is going to happen on Friday evening, April 23.

1880:

We are glad to know that our new board of selectmen are promptly taking steps toward the renovation and proper repair of the town hall building.

1886:

Somebody has cruelly pointed out, for the benefit of victims of the Friday superstition, that this year came in on a Friday and will go out on a Friday, and have 53 Fridays.

1886:

C.H. Eddy & Co. want to enlarge their bottling business this season, and are calling upon Mr. Crowell for more room.

1897:

The Estey Organ company have bought the organ key manufacturing business of Milo Whitney of Boston and the removal of the plant to Brattleboro is now in progress.

1897:

Luke Ferriter’s horse took fright at a piece of paper while Mr. Ferriter was dumping waste across the river Tuesday morning and ran back across the bridge and out Elliot street to the rear of the armory.

1897:

The stairs and landings at the Auditorium have been carpeted. This will afford relief to playgoers who have been annoyed by the shuttle of the gallery gods, who find it necessary to tramp down stairs during every performance.

1897:

The governorship of Alaska was offered to a Brattleboro man a few days ago. The salary of the position is $3000 a year.

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AAUW Celebrates Women's History Month With Talk On The Other Mrs. Adams

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Abigail is the woman who comes to mind when we mention Mrs. Adams, but her daughter-in-law Louisa Catherine also holds a significant spot in history as both the wife of President John Quincy Adams and in her own right.

The Brattleboro Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate Women’s History Month and the life of the other Mrs. Adams Tuesday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Brooks Memorial Library with a talk by Mary Ackerman Hayes of Keene, N.H., based on the biography Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams.

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Local Artist Offers Unique Recycling and Up-cycling Workshop to Benefit Groundworks Food Shelf

BRATTLEBORO – With an up-cycled twist on basket weaving, a three-part workshop – taught by local artists Jackie Abrams, Jen Wiechers, and Janette Smuts – will benefit the Groundworks Food Shelf. The workshop, which takes place on three Thursday evenings (March 30, April 6, and April 20) at the River Gallery School’s Main Street Studio in Brattleboro, will cover the art of making ‘yarn’ from used plastic bags to crochet strong, colorful, and multi-purpose tote bags.

“I have been offering​ this workshop in Brattleboro since 2011, always to benefit the Brattleboro Food Shelf. It is a great way to use those plastic bags, and to create an environmentally friendly bag,” reports Abrams. “Instead of a ‘quilting bee,’” she says, “it is a ‘plastic crocheting bee.’" Always fun!”

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu for March

MARCH  BREAKFAST MENUS

March 3rd – Bavarian Waffles w/Strawberries & Whipped Cream, Ham, Yogurt Parfait, Juice, Coffee.

March 7th – Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone, Fruit, Juice & Coffee

March 10th – Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee

March  14th   Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Home Fries,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

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Local Musician Joel Veena Tours India and Netherlands with New Album

Brattleboro-resident musician Joel 'Veena' Eisenkramer has released his new world music album on digital platforms worldwide and is now on a concert tour in India and the Netherlands. This tour will span from March to May 2017 and cover ten different cities in the respective countries. The album, 'Unexpected Blessings,' features Joel's 21-stringed Indian slide guitar in collaboration with local and international musicians including Gordon Korstange, Todd Roach and Jed Blume of Vermont, Suraj Nirwan of India and Kees van Boxtel from Holland.

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War With Russia?

When it looked like a Hillary coronation, I feared that the chances of a war with Russia would increase.  After all, she and the media had been demonizing Putin for years.  http://theduran.com/heres-your-putin-did-it-survival-guide/

With Trump, I can relax (…a little – but he’s still too unstable to be anywhere near the nuke button).

He’s not going to start a conflict with Russia.

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Publishing and Printing in Brattleboro Today

PUBLISHING AND PRINTING IN BRATTLEBORO TODAY
 
Write Action has joined the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Historical Society in researching and promoting Brattleboro’s past heritage and present status as a “book town.”   This current collaboration is focused on both the history of, and identifying and presenting today’s publishing and printing businesses as an important and vibrant part of our community.
 
The Brattleboro publishing and printing collaborative launched its initiative in 2015 with a public meeting that generated ideas about ways to promote the town’s book history and reputation.  Subsequent projects have included the preparation of annotated bibliography about relevant holdings at the Brooks Memorial Library, and a public presentation about the Stephen Daye Press.

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In Like A Lion Still Works

We may be experiencing unusual temperatures at unusual times of the year, but March's famed "In Like A Lion..." is holding true today, right on schedule. High winds are blowing about everything that is untethered in Brattleboro and southern Vermont.

It's causing some power outages, too. Portions of Guillford, Vernon, and Brattleboro are all in the process of service repairs.

I found our recycling and compost bins across the street this morning, and saw other neighbors chasing down personal property. It was a bit like the line of nanny applicants blowing down the street in Mary Poppins.

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One Month Left to Sock the Homeless

There is still time to help make a difference! Brattleboro Area Jewish Community's next sock drop will be March 8th. Please consider donating new or very gently used socks to the BAJC Sock the Homeless sock drive! Socks are given out at the Overflow Shelter twice a month.

Drop boxes are located at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (drop off a pair when you vote!) and at the Brattleboro Food Coop. We have given out over 225 pairs of socks this winter and we have another month to go! We can do this...with your help. 

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John Gorka at Next Stage Arts, March 19, 7:30pm

Next Stage Arts and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter John Gorka at Next Stage Arts on Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm.

John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer/songwriter of the 1980’s folk scene. Hailing from New Jersey, he honed his craft and persona as a shy, wry and insightful singer/songwriter in the Greenwich Village “Fast Folk” and Boston music scenes. Gorka got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania which is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in the country. 

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Sean Altman's JEWMONGOUS at Next Stage Arts, March 10, 7:30pm

On the eve of Purim . . .

Ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman’s unkosher comedy song concert
is "tuneful and 
sharply witty” (Los Angeles Times), “relentlessly clever” (Chicago Tribune) and “bawdy with a wicked modern streak” (Washington Post), with “hilarious pleasures” (The New Yorker) that combine “the tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer” (Boston Globe) with a “silky tenor voice that produced chills” (New York Times). 

Altman — one of “New York’s finest comedians” (New York Times) and “a terrific singer and a songwriter with an ear equally attuned to comic satire and the power of pop music” (The New Yorker) — “writes hilarious and irreverent acoustic rock songs about his awakening Jewish awareness” (Jerusalem Post) to make you “laugh your tuchis off” (Time Out) as “part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen and Sarah Silverman” (Philadelphia Daily News).

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Views and Perspectives: Oil Paintings by David Rohn at Next Stage Arts - Artist Reception

Next Stage Arts Gallery is featuring paintings by
David Rohn, March 4 to 24.

OPENING RECEPTION:
Sat., March 4, 2 - 4p.m.

David Rohn is a watercolor and oil painter. He currently lives and creates art in the woods of Southern Vermont

“Rohn’s paintings seem part of another diction altogether, one free of jargon and its thin gratifications; free, also, of art-schooled ambition to please teacher/critic/dealer, but rarely the eye of the beholder. The eye of this beholder is soothed and delighted, reminded of the old sense of magic which manifests itself in art.

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Kick Off March At The WVEW Dance Party

The first Thursday of a new month is coming right up, and that means it's time for another WVEW Dance Party!  Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 118 Elliot for a fun and friendly evening of dancing to your favorite songs new and old.  DJs start spinning at 7pm.  From skiffle to disco, you'll hear it all.  Come on out and shake your groove thang.  Boys and girls of all genres welcome.

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Some Thoughts After Trump's First Address To Congress

After watching President Trump’s first address to Congress, it occurred to me that he and his administration seemed similar to another recent administration, that of Bill Clinton.

Recall that Bill Clinton won by defeating George Bush I and Ross Perot.

Clinton was hounded with accusations of womanizing throughout the campaign, but he won anyway. The GOP turned on the pressure. In their view Clinton snuck into office in a completely unfair, three-way race and he had to be stopped. They were also put off by his lack of decorum - playing sax on Arsenio Hall’s show and talking briefs and boxers with MTV. Clinton, they felt, was crude. Un-presidential.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 p.m. – Ricky Davidson, Board Chair

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Invitation To Walk Across The New I-91 Brattleboro Bridge

The design-build team of PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. and Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc. in conjunction with the Town of Brattleboro, invites the public to participate in guided walks across the 1,036-foot, three-span segmental I-91 Brattleboro Bridge on the afternoon of Saturday, March 4. During the walk, the community will have a chance to take pictures and ask questions about the bridge design and construction.

Visitors will be able to access the bridge by parking at the Brattleboro Union High School where school buses hired by the Town of Brattleboro will be waiting to load passengers and depart for the bridge. The buses will drop passengers off at the south approach of the new bridge where representatives from the design-build team will meet the groups for a guided walk to the north end. The shuttle buses will be waiting on the north end for pick up and return to the high school.

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Movie Monday

March Showings

DEBBIE & COMPANY

Movies starring:

March 6TH
Debbie Reynolds, Albert Brooks –10 am

March 13th
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presner – 9:30 am

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu February 27 to March 3

 

February 27 - Kielbasa & Sauerkraut

Potato Pierogis

Carrots

Chocolate Pudding

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Sugar on Snow Supper this Saturday in Guilford

March 4 — this Saturday — SUGAR ON SNOW SUPPER, Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center, Vt.  Seatings: 5, 6, 7 pm.  $12 adult; $5 ages 5-12; $2 kids 4 & under.  

Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, cole slaw, rolls, sugar on snow, donuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk. Raffle for half gallon of syrup.  

Reservations: (tell us which time seating time you’d like and how many in your group.) 802/257-5359. Or e-mail thayertomlinson@hotmail.com and she’ll send you an e-mail confirmation.  

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Sandglass Theater's Winter Sunshine Series Returns with I Laid An Egg by Double Image Theater Lab

PUTNEY VT- On March 18th at 11am and 2pm Sandglass’s beloved Winter Sunshine series begins with Double Image Theater Lab. I Laid an Egg is an original piece inspired by a dream the co-creator Margot had as a child. Margot goes on an adventure with her imaginary pal, Egg, in a world made of shadows and household items. A nonverbal, interactive show filled with many unexpected surprises and discoveries, I Laid an Egg bears elements of Shadow Theater, Object Theater and music, inviting the audience into a child’s realm of make-believe. It presents a poetic imaginative journey for the child in all of us.

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Act 46 Study Committee Meeting Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.

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