Rocking-acoustic-swinging-soul music Friday night at Pleasant Valley Brewing in Saxtons River. Electric Fence returns with a night of free music, great beer and November cheer to take the chill off. Music starts at 8:00 and goes until 10:30.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital officials announced today that Holstein Association USA, Inc. has made a significant pledge to “The Doorway to Exceptional Care” capital campaign.
The world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization joins a growing number of area businesses helping BMH raise $3.5 million in public donations for the renovation and expansion of its Emergency Department. Holstein Association USA, Inc. CEO John M. Meyer states, “BMH is one of Brattleboro’s most treasured assets. On behalf of our wonderful employees, we are pleased to contribute to The Doorway to Exceptional Care Campaign to ensure that BMH remains a strong, vibrant hospital well into the future.” More than $3.2 million has been contributed by businesses and individuals in the community thus far, including area physicians and hospital employees.
I Grew Up with Basketball (a memoir of the game)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Join Keene State College professor Michael Antonucci on Wednesday, November 13, at 7PM, for at talk on the book, I Grew Up with Basketball, which is a memoir by Frank J. Basloe who grew up in Herkimer, New York, where YMCA director Lambert Will developed the game of basketball.
The book offers an eyewitness account of the humble roots of the imposing enterprise that is professional basketball today. Antonucci brought Frank J Basloe's I Grew Up with Basketball, back into print. His introduction to the book tracks the game—from Basloe’s Globe Trotters to LeBron James—and its trappings as a business vehicle.
I was just listening to a song that literally brought tears to my eyes. It’s about a different war, and a different country, but the message is the same: War Sucks. And it’s the little guy that pays the biggest price, while the 1% profits enormously and hides those profits in tax shelters.
Nearly 100 years later, the “poverty draft” still takes our youngsters and subjects them to unspeakable horror. Very few of them come back unaffected. For some, they suffer for a very long time. A good friend of mine just succumbed to cancer resulting from Agent Orange in ‘Nam.
Manuel Valera’s New Cuban Express to present a rhythmically charged evening at the Vermont Jazz Center on November 16th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
The Vermont Jazz Center will present Cuban pianist/composer Manuel Valera in concert with the New Cuban Express Quintet (NCE) on Saturday, November 16th at 8:00 PM. This international band is touring in support of a new, highly acclaimed recording, Expectativas, their second Grammy nominated disc in two years. Valera (Cuba) is on piano and keyboards, Joel Frahm (USA), saxophone, John Benitez (Puerto Rico), bass, Ludwig Alfonso (Cuba), drums and Mauricio Herrera (Cuba), percussion.
BURLINGTON, Vt., – Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement in advance of Monday’s observance of Veterans Day:
“As we honor our nation’s veterans, we must realize the important debt we owe them, a debt we can never truly repay. We must not forget that the true cost of war goes far beyond dollars and cents. Since World War II, more than 500,000 Americans have lost their lives in war. Millions more have received disability ratings by the VA. As a nation, we have a moral obligation to provide for the wounded and ensure that all veterans receive every benefit they have earned and deserve.
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 11-11-13
Monday November 11
12:00 am Dartmouth CMS: Developing Sustainable Methods of Healthcare
1:45 am TED Talks: Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am A Civil War Conversation with Howard Coffin
5:25 am Education - Join the Conversation - Ep.13
When is the Citizen's Breakfast … Lunch?
Due to scheduling considerations, this month’s Breakfast will be . . .
Lunch on Monday, November 18
(doors open 11:30am)
The place is the same: Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs and our host continues to be Brattleboro Senior Meals.
Has anyone heard anything about a robbery early this morning at the America's Best Inn on Putney Road? Allegedly, the desk clerk was assulted and injured.
Anybody know the source of this quote?
“Behold! the angel said: O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a word from Him: his name will be Christ, Jesus, son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of [the company of] those nearest to God.”
The second installment of the 2013 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on November 15th, 2013. Payments made after November 15th, 2013 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.
The utility billing is also due on November 15th, 2013. Payments made after November 15th, 2013 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.
Brattleboro, Nov. 9th, 1863.
I received a long letter from you last week. It was good. I commenced to answer Friday night, but had
occasion to leave the barracks, and when I returned some of our card players had stolen my candle and tipped over the ink upon the letter and spoiled that. This is the reason of my not writing sooner, and for writing upon such a soiled sheet as I now do. I went on guard Saturday morning. I am well except a slight cold that I took when on guard a week Sunday. It is slight but it hangs to me. I have been on since, without increasing it.
We are to have a better place to sleep when on guard duty than we have had. The building is cold as any barn, no place to sleep but on the floor, dare not take blankets for vermin abound there. Hope they will freeze out soon. There are nothing of the sort in the company barracks. I have seen the animals. They are monsters, no mistake. I have not been in Hinsdale since I went to the funeral. It has been my misfortune to be on some duty every Sunday morning since then. Yesterday in the afternoon was the first time that I have been to church since I came here.
Get the inside track on Bratt's finalists for Town Manager, the (Panda) North by Northwest story, the BAPC's smoke free sidewalk campaign, the dismantling of the I-91 bridge, a reprise of VY v VT for federal court, and much more.
Here is a math trick for you.
1. Start with your shoe size (No half-sizes, round up to nearest whole number).
2. Multiply it by 5.
3. Add 50.
4. Multiply by 20.
5. Add 1,013.
6. Subtract the year you were born.
The first digit (or first two digits) is your shoe size and the last two digits is your age!
I can't help but wonder if this is what we have to look forward to with this new healthcare debacle.
The scary part is I see many similarities here.