Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!
How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!
This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from Grateful Dead Rainbows:
OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):
Sterling Silver Earrings and Ear-wires -- Entirely Handmade
Tarot Card Readings
Respite Offered by Mom of Child w/Special Needs
Thursday July 30, 10 - 11:30 am at Centre Congregational Church in downtown Brattleboro. (The July 2 sing has been cancelled.)
Wednesday July 8 and Wednesday July 22, 7 - 8:30 pm at All Souls Church in West Brattleboro.
Come sing along with your friends and neighbors under the leadership of Women's Chorus director Becky Graber. We'll sing a variety of songs - Broadway, Folk, Rock, Jazz, and Old time Songs of Summer - with word sheets provided.
A Request for Proposal is now open for a much ballyhooed Our Town Grant. The RFP states the grant is…"one of inaugural creative placemaking, that magnifies the role the Arts play in Brattleboro, and should inspire the community towards the imagination and creation of public art." To these ends, I hereby submit two entries to the readers of this site, for consideration, potential collaboration and probable comment.
Tale of the Tape
What are rCredits?
The rCredits system is a cooperative mutual credit organization providing online credit card, debit card, and cash card services.
In this economy, it’s hard to find US Dollars to pay for things. With rCredits we can fund what we need, without having to depend on US Dollars. rCredits are simply a way for us to give each other credit in our local community, so that, in effect, there is more money to go around.
You can spend rCredits and be paid with rCredits just as with US Dollars.
Everyone knows Groucho Marx, right? He and his Marx brothers made vaudeville and movie history, he hosted a popular game show as television got started, and here, appeared on the Dick Cavett show in September of 1969.
Groucho has spawned imitators. Alan Alda paid tribute to him on an almost weekly basis during the years M.A.S.H. was on the air. Locally, we’ve had stage performances of Marx Bros. movies.
A visiting American guy and Murphy go into an Irish pastry shop. The American whisks three cookies into his pocket with lightning speed. The baker doesn't even notice. The American says to Murphy, "You see how clever we are? You Paddies can never beat that!"
Murphy says to the American, "Watch dis, any Paddy is smarter din you, and I'll prove it to ya." He says to the baker, "Gimme a cookie, I'll show ya a magic trick!"
The baker gives him the cookie, which he promptly eats. Then he says to the baker, "Gimme anudder cookie for me magic trick."
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Peter Welch today issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to make same-sex marriage a right in all 50 states:
“The wall of marriage discrimination in America has finally come down. The Supreme Court affirmed today what Vermonters recognized years ago -- that the quality of love between two people is more important than their gender,” Congressman Welch said.
The Supreme Court of the United States has declared that LGBTQ couples are now free to marry in all 50 states. This is huge!
A long, bitter and frustrating fight for equal rights has culminated in a victory. This is a wonderful day worthy of much celebration! Thank you SCOTUS for making the right decision.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 29 – July 2
June 29 Chicken Provencal
With Onions, Peppers, Squash & Spinach
When Peter Shumlin announced he wouldn't be running for Governor again, Rep. Peter Welch announced he would consider becoming the next governor.
He's decided — to run for Congress again. Here is the statement:
As summer approaches, we at Brattleboro Savings & Loan will be showing our appreciation to you, for choosing us as your bank! From June 26th through August 28th, there will be a free event held every Friday here at our Main Office!
The events will generally take place on the front lawn, but may be moved to the community room if need be.
Calendar of events:
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:30pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
BCTV has put their video of the special PAYT Informational meeting taped May 28th on line. It's long!!! BUT it is packed with specific information. Here is the link.
The Southbound lane of I-91 between Exits 3 and 2 and the Exit 3 on-ramps will be closed to all vehicles on Sunday, July 12 from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM to make it possible to conduct a routine bridge inspection. This time period was selected because it is the period of lowest traffic volume during the daylight hours needed to conduct the inspection.
Southbound traffic will be routed to Exit 1, and Northbound traffic attempting to use the Exit 3 on ramp will be routed north on Route 5 to Exit 4. Officers will be on hand to control traffic.
I-91 Northbound will remain open.
Awards were announced yesterday in the 2015 Windham Regional Business Planning Competition, a collaboration of Strolling of the Heifers and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. A total of $64,000 in prize funds were given out: $10,000 to each of four first-place category winners, $3,000 each to the four second-place category winners, and $1,000 each to the 12 runners-up. Funding for the competitition came from a grant from the Windham County Economic Development program (the "Vermont Yankee settlement" fund), the Vermont Community Foundation and the Windham Foundation.
Here are the winners and runners-up, listed by category:
Bobby Jindal has announced his intention to become the next President:
"I’m running for President of the United States of America. Join me."
I find it interesting that one of the outcomes of the shooting in Charleston appears to be the dismantling of the imagery that appealed to the shooter. Overnight, the Confederate flag is something for politicians to distance themselves from, and calls for its removal from license plates, statehouses, and other official uses are being acted upon. Long a symbol of southern pride, its days seem numbered.
Dylann Roof probably didn’t anticipate this reaction, but he accomplished it.
WASHINGTON, June 23 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expressed deep disappointment today after the Senate voted 60-37 to cut off debate and advance legislation that would grant President Barack Obama powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord.
“The vote today – pushed by multi-national corporations, pharmaceutical companies and Wall Street – will mean a continuation of disastrous trade policies which have cost our country millions of decent-paying jobs,” said Sanders, who voted no.
“American workers deserve a trade policy that works for them and not only for the CEOs of major multi-national corporations. We cannot continue trade policies which outsource jobs to low-wage countries overseas and lead us into a race to the bottom,” Sanders added.
Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) has reconvened its Technical Working Group (TWG) to develop further implementation strategies for the Windham Region’s federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). The TWG is comprised of professionals from around the region engaged in economic, community and workforce development initiatives whose expertise is needed to aid in continued development and effective implementation of the CEDS.