This election is like opening a box of Cracker Jacks.
God only knows what Trump might do.
I take that back, God doesn’t know, and neither does Trump.
In the contradictory and bizarre word salads Trump serves up he is liable to say just about anything. In his speeches and tweets, he often starts with “a lot of people say,” followed by looney tunes claims and ending with, “you can look it up on the Internet.
However, I don’t believe he’d lead us to war.
The Gratitude Board is back, now located at the new MamaSezz Foods location on Route 9 in West Brattleboro!
West Brattleboro -- The foyer and other gallery spaces at All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist are showing paintings -- from race horses to raptors to farm animals and more -- by retired veterinarian Robin Truelove Stronk through the end of December. The public is invited to an artist's reception and book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 5.
This exhibit includes four large canvases featuring race horses and dressage horses painted with the fingers and palm of Robin's left hand while she was recuperating from surgery on her dominant right hand. Several raptors and owls will also make an appearance: "My focus in my art is the eye of the animal, and they have such large, amazing eyes that I find them irresistible," she says. Other works include two oversize florals; three large fabric feed bags with graphics creatively enhanced by many colorful breeds of chicken; and a "mixed bag" of other farm animals.
(I know the answer to this one!)
It’s a real picture of a real place. I find the location surprising.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
I have favorite candidates for every office on the ballot, but the two for whom I feel greatest enthusiasm are David Schoales for Windham County Senator, and Mollie Burke, Brattleboro District 2 Representative.
For years while the Clark-Canal Summer Program was going, as a volunteer, Mollie Burke taught art to neighborhood children. Hardly anyone knew about this: She did it solely because she is a good neighbor with love in her heart. Mollie talks with neighborhood people all the time, not just when electioneering. She is approachable, intelligent, responsive. We are fortunate to have an effective representative in the State House, and it is going to a pleasure to vote for her.
Does anybody recogize where this super roundabout is located?
Full disclosure: I haven't a clue as to where.
(It is rumored that the engineer who designed it lost his mind)
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting, site visit, and public hearing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, starting at 4:30pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center, followed by a site visit at Bittersweet Lane, and a public hearing at approximately 5:00pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
With less than four days to go until Election Day, now seems like a good time to get our predictions in as to who the winner will be. Which of the two dubious candidates placed before us for our consideration will be the next president?
Will it be the evil Donald Trump, hated by the media and good people everywhere? Or will it be the beleaguered anti-Trump Hillary Clinton? I know who I think it will be and will post my prediction below.
Who do you think will win the American presidency — and why do you think that?
The Brattleboro Skatepark committee is having a fundraiser on Tuesday, December 6th at 5pm at Elliot Street Fish & Chips. We are busy working to push us over the top so we can put the shovel in the ground and get kids skating in Brattleboro at Living Memorial Park. Please tell your family, friends, etc...to come out and support the skatepark. Fun times!
60% of the evenings proceeds will go toward the construction of the Brattleboro Skatepark.
The Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon for those wishing to vote early. The office will be closed on Tuesday, November 8. Staff will be administering the election at the VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If you are unsure if you are registered, call the town clerk at 251-8129.
Annette L. Cappy
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301
Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.
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.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro.
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu November 7 to November 11
November 7 - Egg Salad Sandwich w/Lettuce & Tomato
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of acoustic/electric Americana music from Sleepy Hollow, NY by The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians) at Next Stage on Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 pm.
The music of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been described as “hillbilly-Floyd,” “folk-pop,” “alt-country, roots-rock,” and “surreal Americana” - a clear indicator of its singularly indescribable uniqueness. The quartet taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, featuring an exotic instrumental arsenal in addition to standard rock regalia, the music is uplifting, empowering and a lot of fun.
Please forgive the dust and occasional noise in the library in the next couple of months. We're building an even better Brooks Memorial Library!
If you missed the email about the library survey... Don't worry; there's a link right here. What do you love? What do you wish for? Please tell us what you think! They survey takes about 7-10 minutes, or longer if you want to share details. It's your choice. Thanks for being part of the conversation!
Lightning-Round Interview with Matthew Wojcik, Electronic Services Support Specialist at Brooks LibraryBy Brooks Memorial | Thu, November 03 2016
To book an appointment with Matt on Monday evenings, send him an email (http://www.brookslibraryvt.org/matthew-wojcik), or call him at (802) 254-5290 x109.
Matt arrived at Brooks in September, bringing extensive technical experience in a variety of challenging environments. You'll see him at the front desk and out on the floor, helping visitors with technology questions.
Q:What do you like best about helping people with technology?
A: Helping people past the confusion and frustration technology makes us all feel at times, to get to the fun and useful things.
Q: Tell us an interesting fact about you outside your library tech life.
The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 PM at the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive.
After a review of the treasury report and discussion of possible uses of remaining sign funds, the group will talk about the upcoming Holiday Party plans. And speaking of holiday, the use of non-powered decorations for the West B common this year will be considered.
Members of the WBA will hear updates on various topics including the status of the Neighborhoods Fund and of economic development initiatives.
Famous children's author and illustrator Jim Arnosky is featured as October and November's illustrator in the top floor display cases. Arnosky has written and illustrated over 140 picture and nature books for kids. He has also written many Vermont nature guides for adults. He has won several awards for his work including the ALA Gordon Award, the Chirstopher Medal, and the Outstanding Science Book Award.
See lots more at http://www.jimarnosky.com/
Brooks Memorial Library224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-254-5290
Meet the library's new Job Hunt Helper, Danielle Braverman! Danielle will help library visitors use computer technology for job and career-related tasks like preparing resumes, exploring careers, and completing online job applications. Contact the Reference Desk to make an appointment with Danielle, or just drop by during her regular library hours: Tuesdays 10:00-1:00 and Thursdays 1:00-4:00.
Danielle's services are provided through a partnership between the Community College of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries, with funding from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), Institute of Museum and Library Services.