You’re not the same driver you were when you were 16…or 35… or 65. As we age, our driving abilities change and our physical state can influence our behind-the-wheel state, too. If you want to refresh your driving skills, and get a discount on car insurance, you will want to register for the upcoming AARP Driver Safety Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. The program will be held on Saturday, May 9, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in the Brew Barry Conference Center.
Every year, there are new driving regulations and rules, as well as advances in car technology and safety. The course is for people 50 years old and older, and is designed to provide awareness of aging as it affects driving. You will learn about:
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Jennings has been recognized by the 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards with a Gold and Silver Award in recognition of the hospital’s Emergency Department “Rapid Care” campaign. With nearly 3,500 entries, the Healthcare Advertising Awards, sponsored by the Healthcare Marketing Report (HMR), is the oldest, largest and most widely respected advertising awards competition in the country and one of the ten largest of all advertising awards.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Rapid Care campaign was comprised of various print, digital, radio and direct mail pieces that utilized a striking blue background offset with large, white icons depicting various accidents, such as falling off a ladder or toppling over the handlebars of a bicycle.
The Brattleboro Solar Summer campaign will kick off this Saturday, May 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Brooks House lobby, corner of Main and High Streets in downtown Brattleboro.
Please join us for:
• Live music – John Ungerleider and Friends, Rich Grumbine and Norm Skorstad and Breeze VerDant
• Displays and information from local solar companies: Gary MacArthur Solar, Integrated Solar, Solar Source, Soveren Solar, and Sunnyside Solar Store
• Information about the new low-interest Windham County Solar Loan Program
Remember the Brattleboro Selectboard? It’s been a while.
At Tuesday’s meeting Brattleboro’s PACE district was finally set into action after nearly two years of contract questions and negotiations. The program allows for new ways of financing energy improvements to homes in town.
A Local Emergency Operations Plan was endorsed, rules and goals were approved, the Ebola truck was acknowledged, and many grants and grant applications were approved or accepted.
by Tom Fels
Establishing an independent artistic personality is a key challenge for most photographers, even more so when their name already conjures up one of the best known figures in the field. For photographers in the second half of the twentieth century, the work of Diane Arbus brought a sea change, the arrival of a significant personal vision which has been characterized as rendering strange the familiar and uncovering the familiar in the strange. Most conversant with the art of the past few decades would recognize her work.
For her daughter Amy the first solution was to stay away. She didn’t take up photography seriously until her early twenties. From that point on, however, she has been determined to blaze a path of her own. Today, decades later, we can see where her efforts have taken her.
Alright, enigma fans. Here is another, from today's Phoenix in 1837. This one is noted as "Original Enigma No. 1," for what it is worth. Put on your thinking caps and try to solve this if you dare:
"Original Enigma, No. 1
I am a word of eleven letters, — and the title of a periodical in the United States.
My 2, 6, 5, 8, 4, 10, 7 and 1 is the name of a distinguished Indian chief.
The Vermont Senate is considering a bill that will provide tax incentives to school that find ways to cooperate with surrounding districts to improve efficiency and student opportunities. The schools in our supervisory union are widely recognized as leaders in these kinds of changes, having begun implementing them a decade ago.
The bill also cuts supports for small schools, and cuts support for schools adjusting to declining numbers of students. Guilford, Putney, Vernon, and the high school district benefit from these supports and will see tax rates increase if they are cut.
From a close friend who has lived in Kathmandu for years. One problem with Nepalese relief is that there is substantial graft and one must be very careful about who one donates through. I just received this and want to pass it along.
Besides Pachak Rinpoche's relief fund ( Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation), here is another one where the money will go to relief and not to admin. costs. Friend, Chris Kolisch, has written below about a good place to donate for disaster relief here in Nepal:
Please join us in the BS&L Community Room Tuesday April 28th (tomorrow) at 6pm for a free seminar on Elder Financial Abuse. This is a very important topic and it happens more than you might imagine, to those you love. Call 802.254.5333 to reserve your seat!
The family of Oscar Mark Delgado, Sr. from Johnson, Vermont are looking for someone to provide a home for their adult son, Oscar Delgado, Jr. In the State of Vermont, people are held in prison after their sentences are completed if they can not find a qualified home that the probation officer approves. This results in a high rate of prison over-population in Vermont and it results in sending people to out-of-state prisons because too many people who have already completed their sentences are forced to stay in Vermont prisons because their probation officer will not "qualify" the new residence of the person to be released.
BCTV Ch. 8 schedule for the week of 4/27/15
Monday, April 27, 2015
12:00 am Community Meeting on Decommissioning VT Yankee 3/18/15
4:30 am UVM Power from the North Conf: The Past - How We Got Here
6:20 am Poets and Their Craft - Lecture 1: Sydney Lea at the Norwich Book Store
7:10 am BTT: Gwendolyn Hallsmith - 2015 Annual Mtg Guest Speaker
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 a jet lagged brain:
OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):
Home Energy Assessment
Buddy Assistance with Members
Free Antique Piano~Upright, Needs Tuning & Missing 1Pedal, but Works!
Gabriel Organics Seaweed Bath & Shower Gel
Goat Care Guidance
Time for forsythia and tulips and time to register children for Hebrew school 5776! At this time we are planning to follow our traditional structure, with an Aleph class for 6-7 year olds, Bet for 8-9 year olds, Gimmel for 9-10 year olds and Dalet for 11-12 year olds, and Hey for children who are 12 and older, have been in our Hebrew school for at least one year, and are planning to become bar- or bat-mitzvah next year.
Classes will meet from 3:45 to 5:45; the b’nai mitzvah class will probably meet from 5:30 to 7:30. We hope to keep our excellent, experienced, dedicated teaching staff, but we need to know how many students we will have (and their ages and grade in public school) so we can plan staff and space to accommodate all who wish to attend. We particularly need to know about any new students who might wish to attend.
Sometime in the next 2 weeks I am getting a couch from a house in Brattleboro. I need to have my old couch moved out of my apartment and disposed of- taken to the dump, I guess. Then I need the new couch moved to my house. Looking for recommendations for someone who does short distance moving for a reasonable price and could do it with just a couple of days notice.
I have tried Brattleboro Time Trade but no luck yet.
Two strong bodies needed -both couches are heavy.
CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES!
Have you ever wanted to be a super hero - even for a day? Now is your chance!
During the Month of May the Children's Room at Brooks Memorial Library will be holding a very special event:
"LIBRARY SUPER HEROES". This fun event, sponsored by Friends of the Library will feature a mural of a friendly town ( much like Brattleboro!) inhabited by many colorful super heroes; flying, sitting and just standing around being..well...super. Emblazoned on their costumes will be the name of a specific craft supply that the children's room uses for their wonderful, family friendly projects.
In the spirit of “Ask-a-Cop” and “Ask-a Realtor”, our local Baha’i community has decided to launch its own series, called “Ask-a-Baha’i”.
Although many have heard of the Baha’i Faith, few know much about the Faith's history and teachings.
Through “Ask-a-Baha’i”, we want to create a space for people to ask questions from the privacy and convenience of their homes or mobile devices.
This week we find ourselves studying the comedy stylings of our New Hampshire neighbor, Sarah Silverman.
In 2005 she released a film of her one-woman show, Jesus is Magic. In it, Sarah boasts to her friends that she, like them, has something cool going on in her life. A big show. It’s a lie, so she has to go put on a major production just to hide the fib, And then her stand-up begins.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu
April 27 Turkey & Cheese Wraps
Curried Apple & Cauliflower Soup
Vermont Energy Efficiency Leaders Gather to Discuss Latest Initiatives to Save Money, Create Jobs, and Protect the Environment
MONTPELIER, VT. At Blodgett Supply in Montpelier today, Rep. Peter Welch met with a broad cross-section of Vermont energy efficiency leaders to outline his efficiency priorities for the new Congress and learn about the latest energy efficiency innovations in Vermont. The roundtable discussion comes on the heels of House approval this week of Welch-authored energy efficiency legislation which President Obama will soon sign into law.