Just a little shout-out to my ol’ stomping ground of D.C. As a former resident of Washington, let me say that Sanders staying in until D.C. has voted is appreciated. It won’t change anything, but residents of D.C. are accustomed to being overlooked and ignored with all things political, which is very strange for such a political city.
The fact that he’s made statehood for D.C. his final campaign issue before the convention is also appreciated. The district has license plates that point out the irony of taxation without representation. Politicians are opposed because it will give Democrats extra seats on Congress, but this former resident says it shouldn’t be about balancing politicians. It should be about about giving everyone in the county representation in Congress.
In the vein of a recent post to iBratt, does anyone have information on how to dispell a curse or a hex, from a Voodoo doll or otherwise? Some may see this as a frivolous request but it is not. Confirmation that there is, indeed, a curse applied would hopefully be part of the protocol.
Broad Brook Grange will present its 20th annual Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 19, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange hall in Guilford Center. The proceeds from the event support maintenance of the historic building.
The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelettes, any style, made to order. Also on the menu are pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup. Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting. A selection of juices will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.
Green Mountain Crossroads is organizing a vigil this (Monday) evening at 7PM at The Root Social Justice Center for LGBTQ-identified people who want to come together to grieve, share, support each other, and be together.
We will have peer listeners on hand for folks needing/wanting one-on-one support. We will also have some light food and candles.
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/591797724323154/ and here: facebook.com/greenmountaincrossroads
Contact Green Mountain Crossroads (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info or with questions. Let's hold each other up today.
My soul screams
at this insanity.
My entire being
trembles with tears
How could we
allow this hate?
This optical illusion speaks volumes to me. As it turned out, "the arrow" points to a skatepark that I came upon in my travels. It was so well done, so evolved in terms of progression and accessibility and fun, I was again reminded of what a tremendous resource it is for an area. To see the joy offered to kids of every age, even for the youngest, was inspiring.
Upon returning to Brattleboro, it was with some dismay that I saw we did not become a finalist for one of the Artplace grants, the windfall that was hoped to be the penny drop from heaven that would end our drought, and prime the pump.
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/13/16
Monday, June 13, 2016
12:00 am A Conscious Approach to Climate Change
2:48 am 2016 Strolling of the Heifers Parade 6/4/16
3:30 am Morris Dancers in Brattleboro 5/28/16
5:20 am The Unlikely Making of an Environmental Leader
6:30 am New England Cooks: Chef Anthony Ploof
1871: (Phoenix) Those people contemplating suicide may have their desires gratified by travelling their teams smartly across the bridge over the Whetstone brook, near Mr. Loomis’s blacksmith shop. The chance is good, and “not to be sneezed at.”
What is a suicidal ideation? "Suicidal thoughts, also known as suicidal ideation are thoughts about how to kill oneself, which can range from a detailed plan to a fleeting consideration and does not include the final act of killing oneself. The majority of people who experience suicidal ideation do not carry it through."
Now look it, people, in 1965 when the Beatles song Michelle went to number one, the human race reached the population of 3.5 billion. Scientific pundits tried to warned us that a planetary Earthly population of 3.5 billion people had reached its level of sustainability.
The Community Opioid Response Committee Present, Ways to Think about and Talk about Addiction: A Community Conversation on Stigma, moderated by Geoffrey Kane, MD, MPH.
The Community Opioid Response is a collaboration between various community partners including VT Dept. of Health, Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, Turning Point Recovery Center, Nar-anon Family Groups, Brattleboro Retreat and concerned community members.
In Microsoft WORD 10, I can no longer draw horizontal lines using ### (+ enter), - - - (+ enter) or = = =(+ enter).
How can I restore this function?
Next Friday evening the Diedrich Stolte Memorial Cup, the most prestigious athletic award
presented at BUHS graduation, will be awarded to a graduating senior. Here's the story of the man behind the
You can take more interesting photos with something as simple as your smartphone. It is a matter of creativity. And necessity. There are too many boring photos being taken.
Here are a few quick tips and tricks to get you thinking in new ways about the camera you’ve got with you almost all the time. These come via COOPH.com.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 13 to June 17
June 13 Shepherd’s Pie
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:00am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Anyone know where to buy a voodoo doll in town?
Having successfully put on our first of two productions for 2016, Guiulford Center Stage needs just a few more actors for the fall. We were pleased to have many of you from Brattleboro and other towns visit us this past weekend for our one-acts. Though we're particularly aimed at making Guilford Center a more viable village, and enjoying the fact that many of our actors and audience members are from Guilford, we are also rewarded by the participation from other towns.
This past weekend's shows had actors from Westminster West, the West River Valley, Brattleboro (of course!) and Bernardston, Mass., among other towns, along with our Guilford ones.
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. No additional restrictions are anticipated.
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.
Twilight Music continues its 14th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 12 with Brattleboro-based, rockabilly quartet Cadillac Envy. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 21.
All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, Green Mountain Well, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.
Mole Hill Theatre presents contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band on Friday, June 10 at 7:30 pm.
Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell's music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.