Ladies and Gentlemen, The Campaign for The Heavens and The Earth has reached the $550,000 goal!
Recent support from Against the Grain Gourmet, Trust Company of Vermont, and the Cherry Street community - who got together to buy a chair (great idea!) - gave the final push that landed us over the top. Enormous thanks!
What a marvelous accomplishment for our small town, with most of the funding coming from right here at home. And of course, we had help from great friends around the corner in Boston (Thomas Thompson Trust), up the road in Montpelier (State of Vermont, Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Cultural Facilities Coalition), through the woods in Grafton (Windham Foundation)...and a little spur to the south, USDA out of Washington, DC.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:30am in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Sandglass Theater’s New Visions series presents, Leila Ghaznavi with Pantea Productions: Beyond the Light. This new work, a theatrical exploration of dance, aerial acrobatics, light effects, and puppetry, was conceived by Leila Ghaznavi, a 2012 recipient of the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant and the 2012 Puffin Grant. Beyond the Light is an elegant hybridization of dance, puppetry, shadow work, aerial acrobatics, lighting effects, all set to the poetry of Walt Whitman and Emma Lazarus. Creator Leila Ghaznavi blends these media to create an epic journey of a soul that is torn in two, seeking to reunite itself.
We had a great book publication event in Guilford Nov. 2 for my just-issued Sparks, the collected writing of my mother, Jean Stewart McLean, on the 50th anniversary of her death. (In fact, BCTV recorded the program and it's being shown several times this week on the cable station.)
The book came out really nicely; its 368 pages include short stories, poems, four one-act plays and other of my mom's writings, not to mention extensive editorial commentary and notes by her son (that's me.)
MT. SNOW EXPRESS BUS SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH BRATTLEBORO SCHOOL ENDOWMENT
Looking for a ride up to Mt. Snow to ski or snowboard on Sundays in December?
The Brattleboro School Endowment is organizing a bus, driven by First Student personnel. The "Mt. Snow Express" will leave from Academy School's parking lot at 9 AM on Sundays in December (December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29). It will make a return trip back to Academy School's parking lot, leaving at 4.15 PM, arriving back at 5 PM.
The Mt. Snow Express will cost $5 roundtrip, or $2.50 each way, per person.
Is there any place locally that can repair an LCD projector? Ours at the Humane Society is on the fritz, and we definitely don't have the funds to replace it. If it makes any difference it is an IBM M400.
Thanks in advance for any help.
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 in the Fall of 2015.
There will be no night work the week of November 24th. Night work will resume the week of December 2nd, and will continue Sunday through Thursday nights for the next several months, until demolition is complete.
An old-time Gospel Hour is planned in West Dummerston on Sunday Dec. 1st.,from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dummerston Community Center. Guitar and vocals will be by GinMillBill.
There will be no preacher and no preaching, just music and singing. Songbooks will be available. Light refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted for the Community Center's heating and maintenance fund.
Brooks Memorial Library is one of fourteen Vermont libraries across the state that now is offering videoconferencing, thanks to a grant from Google. The Library will be offering monthly orientation sessions on the new equipment beginning on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 PM in the Library's Meeting Room.
It will be taught by the library's e Vermont computer intern, Justin Polnack. There is no registration necessary and the workshop is free and open to the public. The 90 minute session will demonstrate steps on setting up the equipment and using Google hangout. There is no charge to use the equipment, but people wanting to reserve the equipment must register for a Google+ account, attend a workshop, or schedule a one-on-one session with the trainer.
Hugh Keelan and the Windham Orchestra recently collaborated with young musicians and singers from Kurn Hattin Homes to create a thing of immense beauty.
If you missed the concert earlier this month, you can catch the video of it here! Goosebumps guaranteed!
To keep the town services the same as last year and pay our obligations, the property tax rate would need to go up by 16 cents. It’s a major problem that the Brattleboro Selectboard shared with the public at Tuesday night’s meeting as they pondered how much of a tax increase Brattleboro could handle, and discussed various options for cuts and revenue generation.
The town’s search for a new Town Manager was a bust, and the process will begin again in the near future.
The Plan for Red Clover Commons took a step forward with the board supporting Brattleboro Housing Authority’s need to formally “dispose” (an HUD term) of the Melrose property and buildings to enable the upcoming move to new developments.
Much of the rest of the meeting was dedicated to Brattleboro citizens who like to skate. The skating rink got the go-ahead for a series of improvements to improve the refrigeration and preserve the compressors. And now the Town of Brattleboro has an official skatepark site selection committee.
According to the Homelessness Marathon Website, the 16th annual national consciousness-raising radio broadcast will be airing on the evening of Wednesday, February 19, 2014, for six hours, from 7:00 P.M. through 1:00 A.M. (EST), originating from Brattleboro, Vermont.
Announcement posted earlier on the Homelessness Marathon Website (excerpted):
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's School Principal, Scott Tabachnick, recently wrote an op-ed piece for the local paper, the Brattleboro Reformer (published Friday, November 8), to share a few of the reasons why he feels thankful to be a part of the Kurn Hattin community. In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we thought we'd share Scott's letter with you!
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children: Getting it Right for Kids
by Scott Tabachnick
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 – The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today advanced legislation to expand access to health care and dental care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The panel also approved a package of other bills, including measures to help veterans find jobs and shield veterans from benefit disruptions in the event of another government shutdown.
“I am proud that we are making good progress in improving and expanding health care and other benefits for the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the committee chairman.
"Wealthy eccentric" Fred Koch of Guilford, tired of "cotch" pronunciation, legally changes name to "Coke-is-it."
I remember this guy getting into the papers every so often for erratic behavior. One time, if I remember correctly, he was arrested for giving away $20 bills on Main Street. When he got before the Judge, the Judge scolded the cop with some pithy remarks.