Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Americana/roots quartet Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem at Next Stage on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 pm. This album release concert celebrates the brand new CD “Violets Are Blue,” a collection of sugar-free love songs infused with the band’s signature lush vocals, supple grooves, and most of all, joyous and generous spirit.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem bring fiddle, guitar, bass and junk percussion to bear on 100 years of American music, from Appalachian ballads to Brue Springsteen covers, songs by contemporary writers, and their own incisive originals. Their sound is “tight, with stylish, unexpected choices” (Acoustic Guitar), a mix of New Orleans grooves, old-time gospel harmonies, bluesy swing fiddle, and fiery electric and acoustic guitars.
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Early Morning Birding Walk
Color Consultation and Design
As part of the Wellness in Windham Spring 2015 calendar, BMH orthopaedic surgeon Elizabeth McLarney, MD, will present a program on Monday, April 20 at 6:00 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center. Her topic of discussion will be shoulder arthritis.
“Almost all people who have arthritis find that it affects their lives in some way. It can affect their everyday activities, their jobs, their financial resources or their relationships with family and friends,” says Dr. McLarney. “Arthritis is not easy to live with, but there is much we can do to change, overcome or cope with the problems it presents.”
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the addition of Angela Thomas, DPT, to its Rehabilitation Services staff.
Thomas just moved to the Brattleboro area after spending 20 years living in the southwestern United States. She holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and degrees in Educational Psychology and Physical Education from the University of Arizona. Thomas is also a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served five years as a Command and Control Journeyman.
Most recently, Thomas worked with adult orthopedic patients at a private practice in Tucson, Arizona. Her work experience includes a wide variety of settings, including acute care hospitals and outpatient rehab settings. She will provide both outpatient and inpatient care in her role at BMH.
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Jeb Bush is a likley presidential candidate. 'Jeb' is a nickname that combines letters to make a folksy-sounding name.
What do the letters stand for? (answer below)
Sandglass Theater closes the Winter Sunshine series with Circus Minimus, The One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase by Kevin O’Keefe
PUTNEY VT- On April 11th at 1 and 3pm Kevin O’Keefe will bring his joyous, playful and raucous good time of a show to the Sandglass stage. Circus Minimus, One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Each performance becomes a dialogue between the characters and the audience–a light-hearted collaboration.
BCTV ch.8 schedule for the week of 4/6/15
Monday, April 6, 2015
12:00 am Road to Recovery: Substance Abuse Among Youth
1:00 am An Untrodden Route to India
2:30 am DCC: How Nature Models Sustainability, Pt 3 - 2/17/15
4:00 am True North Reports: The Chain of Environmental Command
4:30 am Nuclear Free Future: The Impact of the Nuclear Age on the Earth
One of the most important topics for the future of Vermont and the Connecticut River Valley is what to do with the radioactive waste generated by the Vermont Yankee nuclear power facility. At 7pm on Monday, April 6, at the Centre Congreation Church on Main Street, Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear will make a presentation on nuclear waste and waste management.
Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation
Municipal Philanthropy *
changing the taxation paradigm
* philanthropy - the disposition or active effort to promote the happiness and well-being of others; practical benevolence, now esp. as expressed by the generous donation of money to good causes. O.E.D.
The next Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast is planned for Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.
Join 5:45 Live for a special spring Gallery Walk edition live from downtown Brattleboro, with an episode that includes headlines from the Co-ops lawsuit, Bernie's attempt to restore $90 Billion in Pell Grant cuts, and some notable retirements in the BPD and BFD--plus exclusive footage from this week's Coffee with a Cop event.
C.X. Silver Gallery (http://cxsilvergallery.com/) is pleased to present 'In The Box', a recent series of mixed media abstract paintings by Cai Xi. Please join us for conversation with Cai on the Art-Food Connection and hands-on demonstration. Cai will demo how to make 盒子 (hezi) - or 'boxes' - a wheat flour mini-dumpling-based dish. Audience participation will be welcome.
Cai: "I look at my life the way I look at a blank canvas. In front of the blank canvas, there are millions of opportunities. Putting brush to canvas zeroes in on one opportunity to savor. Each opportunity creates and adds to what I call the whole of the art experience. Each instance of this arrival at one-among-many is a part of my art creation process - eating, working, playing."
Forget Justin Bieber. Here’s Dean Martin’s celebrity roast of Jackie Gleason, featuring roasters Art Carney, Gene Kelly, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Foster Brooks, Nipsy Russell, and others.
If you were watching NBC in February of 1975, you may have caught this as it originally aired. If not, here’s your chance to watch it anew - a Dean Martin roast from start to finish.
The Brattleboro Selectboard begins April with quite a few large projects which will, of course, be discussed at their next regular Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center on Main Street. You can participate in person, or follow along via you favorite forms of local media.
If you do, you'll be treated to discussions of a new fire alarm system for the Municipal Center, an overview of newly proposed zoning districts, insight into a comprehensive review of town operations and long term financial planning project, sewer contracts, Selectboard goals and rules of conduct, the probability of a potential PACE program, and more. You can also bring up other itmes not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:00am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL Conference Room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
April 6 Baked Chicken
Oven Roasted Potatoes
Lemon Broccoli Medley
Recently I was being hauled up-mountain in the Bluebird chair at Mount Snow. Except for the fact of this locale being where the encounter happened, it's not an essential detail to the story. The chair is also known as the bubble lift, and when the top is down and the chair is underway it’s as much of a moving cone-of-silence as you’re likely to come across. That part is somewhat relevant. On second thought, everybody in their car is probably equally ensconced in bubbles as we go about our day—but I digress.
In this chair, besides myself, is a father and teenage son. We are chatting amiably as the lift ascends. About three quarters of the way up, a beeping sound, a notification, goes off, and the man begins a dialog with his digital assistant. “Text From Droden, what would you like me to do?” “Read it”. The message is read in the vaguely british female automaton voice we have all come to know so well. “What would you like me to do? Respond to Text, Delete Text, Save Text?” “Respond to Text”.
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NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 8 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.
On Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 PM the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) is hosting a meeting to discuss ways to spruce up the West Brattleboro village streetscape. Called a Charrette, this meeting will provide a forum in which stakeholders collaborate in a creative design process. It will be held in the Melrose Terrace
All residents are invited to talk about such topics as where to place new plantings, whether to place public sculpture and/or book exchange boxes, and a multitude of other street enhancing ideas. Representatives from
the Brattleboro Planning Services Department, Windham Regional Commission and Brattleboro Department of Public Works will help facilitate the meeting. For more information on this meeting, call Michael Bosworth at 258-6475.