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Brooks Memorial Library Seeks Book Sale Donations

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are seeking donations of “like new” and good condition hardback and paperback books for their Holiday Book Sale to be held on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6.

If you have books that are in good condition and that you are willing to donate to the Library please contact Therese Marcy at 254-5290 x 106. 

Proceeds from the Holiday Book Sale will go to support the purchase of books, materials and equipment for the Library and the Children’s Room.


Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation Hires Executive Director

Dan Normandeau, President of Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation announced today that the Board has selected Adam Grinold of Wilmington as the next Executive Director. The position has been vacant since May. Stephan Morse has served as Interim Director and conducted the search.

In making this announcement Normandeau said, "We had some great candidates to choose from and I am excited about our decision. I look forward to working with Adam in the upcoming year as we strive to improve the regional economy through working with our existing businesses, helping to create new business ventures and attracting people and businesses who want to relocate to our region."


RIP Tom Magliozzi

Tom, better known as Click, of Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers from the long running NPR automotive show “Car Talk” left us yesterday.

You will be missed.

(Tom is the guy on the left)


Gross Bliss by the Dolly Wagglers at Sandglass Theater This Weekend

PUTNEY- On November 7th and 8th at 7:30pm, Sandglass welcomes the Dolly Wagglers from Northern Vermont, with their brand new Work in Progress, Gross Bliss. This new piece of puppet theater is a hilarious look at the terror of modern life and the wisdom of swamp plants.

Two aspiring and clumsy artists are in search of examples of true happiness. The quest brings them far and wide to visit "happy" events. One of which is the blooming of a swamp flower. They realize that pure bliss is somewhat gross. The more "happy" things they see and experience the more exasperated they become, eventually declaring happiness to be, among other things, a rainbow that you can't even see when you are actually in it.


Hungrytown: Traditions Based Folk Music Concert at Brooks Library

Please join us for another Friends of the Library fundraising concert on Friday, November 7, 7:30 PM, with Vermont folk-based traditions duo Hungrytown.

Hungrytown is the musical and married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson. They have released two highly acclaimed CDs, Hungrytown (2008) and Any Forgotten Thing (2011), both of which continue to receive much airplay on folk and Americana stations worldwide. Tickets are available at Main Circulation Desk and at Brattleboro Tix, $10, Friends of Library member; $15/non-member.


Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Director to Speak

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – The work of the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is the topic of a talk by the center’s director, Dr. Henry “Hank” Knight, Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. at the West Village Meeting House.

Located at Keene State College, the center was founded in 1983 by Dr. Charles Hildebrandt and is devoted to the memory and study of the Holocaust and genocide.

The program is co-sponsored by the Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women, the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community and All Souls Unitarian/Universalist Church.


Boston Gay Men's Chorus Delights Full House at Latchis Theatre; Evening Honors Rep. Lippert and Benefits Retreat's LGBT Program

BRATTLEBORO, VT (November 3)—The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus served up a memorable night of song, advocacy, and community spirit in front of a capacity crowd at the Latchis Theatre on Saturday night, November 1st. The sold-out event helped raise more than $25,000 for the Brattleboro Retreat’s LGBT Program, now in its 5th year of serving the LGBTQ community.

As a part of the evening’s program, the Retreat presented Representative Bill Lippert of Hinesburg with the hospital’s 2014 Anna Marsh Award in recognition of his advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness or addiction.


Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast notes - Oct. 24, 2014 - "Medicare Facts & Medicare Fraud"

Medicare Facts & Medicare Fraud

Presenter: Kelly McElheny,
Community of Vermont Elders - C.O.V.E./SMP
Southern VT Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Kelly@vermontelders.org - http://www.vermontelders.org/wordpress/smp

SMP (formerly “Senior Medicare Patrol”) is a program that exists in all 50 states and is funded by the US Administration on Aging to empower seniors to protect themselves against Medicare errors, fraud or abuse. Since 2003, C.O.V.E. has been the sponsoring agency, administering the federal grant. Anita Hoy <Anita@vermontelders.org> is the Director who also covers the territory north of Rte. 4 / White River Junction, while Kelly McElheny covers the southern part of the state.


I-91 Bridge Replacement Project: Week of November 2

No planned closures this week.


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.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. This reduction will remain in effect through the Spring of 2016.

Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.


Documentary Film On Brattleboro Red Cross Nurse In France 1914-1918 To Be Shown By Historical Society

An American Nurse At War is the title of a documentary film to be shown on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 2:30 pm for the annual meeting and program of the Brattleboro Historical Society at the Brattleboro History Center located in the Masonic Center building at 196 Main Street, Brattleboro.

The film chronicles the experience of Marion McCune Rice of Brattleboro who went to France one hundred years ago to care for injured soldiers during World War I. Rice was born in Brattleboro in 1882 and graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1900 before attending Smith College and nursing school at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. She was the sister of Howard Crosby Rice, longtime publisher of the Brattleboro Reformer, and spent summers at her home on Chestnut Hill.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 11/3/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 11/3/14

Monday, November 3, 2014

12:00 am Peoples Forum on Human Rights and the Economy

2:00 am 2014 Renewable Energy Conference Keynote - David Hochschild

3:20 am Control and Letting Go: A Lecture by Wolf Kahn

4:30 am At BML: David Fischer - Edible Wild Mushrooms 9/11/14

5:30 am Lit Fest 2014: Ronald Levao, Susan Wolfson


BMH Offers Free Educational Program on High School Sports Injuries

On November 10, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be offering a free educational program titled “High School Sports Injuries: Prevention, Treatment and Care,” featuring Physician Assistants Maureen Mahoney, PA-C, and Wayne Temmen, PA-C. They will be presenting information that parents, teachers, coaches and athletes should know about sports injuries, including recognition of an injury and proper treatment so students may recover safely and quickly.


Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of November 2

Brattleboro Time Trade:

Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.

See below for exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from Daylight Savings darkness:


Learn About Meat Rabbits at Home
Reiki and Flower Essence Therapy
Energy Healing with Jin Shin Jyutsu
Borrow my Kayak(s)
Healthy Mindful Meal Prep
Will Finish Knitting Projects
Will Paint Your Fence


Guess Who's Cyber Bullying Now? As A Candidate and a Vermont Voter, I'm Furious & I Hope You Read This!



The Vermont - NEA, the union of Vermont educators, has displayed a gross and horrendous act of cyber bullying and dis-information by telling their taxpayer paid teachers and other educators who to vote for, and who NOT to vote for!


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - November 4, 2014

Tuesday night is election night, but the Brattleboro Selectboard will be devoting their evening energy to their regular Tuesday meeting. The meeting will be held in the BCTV studios on the third floor of the Municipal Center (elevator available).

Rather routine business on the agenda, including staffing level reviews of the Police and Public Works departments, some discussion of the FY16 budget, a liquor license for House of Pizza on Canal Street, and a hearing about plans to do some major building rehabilitation at five of the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust properties in town.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation, and add your wisdom to the conversation in general. Watch on BCTV, and read the details here the next day.


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