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1881:

Surveyor Stockwell is building a concrete walk the whole length of Elliot Street.

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

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 8-11-14

                   Monday August 11          

12:00 am      1st Wednesdays Presents:Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Writing The Red Wheel in VT

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Ethan Allen Homestead: Haunted Burlington, Spirits of Vermont's Queen City

5:05 am       Upstaged - Episode 2

5:30 am       UVM Comm Med School: Personality or Mental Illness?

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Brattleboro 2014 First Installment Taxes Due

The first installment of the 2014 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on August 15th, 2014 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after August 15th, 2014 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

The utility billing is also due on August 15th, 2014 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after August 15th, 2014 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of August 10

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 a supermoon:

OFFERS:

Tutoring
Boost Your Creativity!
Re-decorating with what you Have and/or Inexpensively
Drum Lessons
Karaoke Empowerment Therapy

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Shoe Math Magic

Here is a math trick:

1. Take your shoe size (if you are a half-size, round up, like if your shoe size is 10 1/2, round up to 11)

2. Multiply it by 5

3. Add 50

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150 Years Ago (1864 8/9)

(continued on the same page from Aug 8, 1864)

This is the morning of August 9th.
General Sheridan is in command of this department now. I know not how long we shall stay here. Am thankful for the good that come, and make the best of the bad, but I must close, so good bye. Have more leisure than I have had since I joined the regiment, and at such times think more of home. If I could just get home; if it was just for one day, say next Sunday, it would be pretty nice I can say.

Your own,

Charles.

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Weekend Concert Series: Simon & Garfunkel in Central Park

New York City, early September, 1981. Newspapers and posters around town have announced that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be performing together in Central Park next week.

A half million people showed up for the free benefit concert. Even more watched it on HBO, and money was raised to restore portions of Central Park. It didn't matter that the two really didn't like one another, or that Paul was a bit mean to Art during the show. The crowd loved it.

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Memorialize US Military's Worldwide Genocidal Crimes Against Humanity Awaiting Special Trial in ...

   It's now 2022. During the last eight years the economic, political, military balance of power has shifted. Emerging economies led by China, India, and Brazil have the greatest productivity and financial growth. With the dollar ceasing to be the world's trading currency, the US lost ability to print new money to cover debts and threaten sanctions. A reconstituted UN has set up a special court to try US & NATO for genocide.

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Owney, the Celebrated Traveling Mail Dog

1890:

The celebrated travelling mail dog was in town yesterday.

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150 Years Ago (1864 8/8)

At the same old place,

Aug. 8th, 1864.

Dear Wife,

It is now 6 o'clock P.M. and will try and write you a few lines. Spent yesterday in visiting. Is it not often that so many Vermont regiments are brought so near to one another. The 3d division is a little from us on the right of our Division. Went to see Zopher. Found him well. He now looks well, much better that when I first saw him at Reams Station. Told him that the 8th was on our left. He went with me. Saw Henry Holt, Asa Moran and Charley Barrett. Found them all in first rate health, then came back and Zopher went to see Orrin Bartlett in the 11th. He had supposed that Orrin had gone with the other boys until I told him. It is too bad that the other Morgan boys are not here, but it is all for the best. The hard marching might have killed them.

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents The Stockwell Brothers Sunday, August 10

Twilight Music continues its 12th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, August 10 with newgrass and contemporary folk trio The Stockwell Brothers. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 24. 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, Next Stage Arts Project, 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.

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Exploring the Future of Local Journalism: A River Garden Brown Bag Lunch Session

Four local media professionals will present a panel discussion on the future of local journalism at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at noon on Thursday, August 14.

The session, which is part of the Brown Bag Lunch series presented by Strolling of the Heifers, includes Ed Woods, publisher of the Brattleboro Reformer and its regional sister publications, Jeff Potter, interim editorial and operations director of The Commons, Tom D'Errico, editor of the Reformer, and Martin Langeveld, a media observer and former newspaper executive.

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Brattleboro Women's Chorus Adds New Morning Rehearsal Time

After eighteen years of rehearsals only on Wednesday nights at 7:00, the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus is adding a second time on Thursday mornings from 10:00-12:00 at the Centre Congregational Church on Main St. in Brattleboro. The nineteenth fall session begins on September 3rd and 4th. If you have never sung with the Chorus, join them for the first rehearsal to see what you think. All women and girls over 10 are welcome, and there are no auditions. Songs are learned mostly by rote and by ear, and music is an eclectic mix that is spirited and spiritual. As founder/director Becky Graber says, they are “good songs to live with” over the course of the session and beyond. 

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) Committee/Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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