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Brattleboro Time Trade -- Week of April 5th

This week's listings, arranged hap hazard ly:

RECENT OFFERS:
Car Pooling To Putney Community Supper
Clean Sod And Garden Soil Available
Need Some Heavy Duty Glue?
Offer Home Building, Energy Efficiency, Solar System/Site Consultation
Canoe Or Single Kayak For Use
Live Music For Parties, Weddings Or Concerts, Fundraisers
Hand Readings
Electrical Work
Need Some Help Getting Your Garden Ready?

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Statement of Citizens Awareness Network on Vermont Yankee Certificate of Public Good

Citizens Awareness Network supports the Public Service Board's decision to grant approval of the amended CPG that supports in total the Memorandum of Understanding reached between the State of Vermont and Entergy. While many have serious concerns about Entergy and its ability to live up to its commitments, the settlement reached between the state and Entergy is precedent setting. It is now up to the corporation to live up to its commitments and work constructively with the state of Vermont to achieve a safe and responsible decommissioning of the plant.

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Brattleboro Time Trade -- Week of March 29th

This week's listings, arranged from Lion to Lamb:

RECENT REQUESTS:
Need Help Flyering
Typewriter  
Piano Lessons
Help Us Plans our Garden/Landscape
Prep Work for Driveway
Landscaping Help
Assistance with Transportation
Gallery Greeter at BMAC
Hebrew Tutor for Bar Mitzvah

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Brattleboro Time Trade -- Week of March 22nd

This week's listings, arranged in Robert's Rules of Order:

RECENT REQUESTS:
Gallery Greeter at BMAC
Events Security at BMAC
Moving Furniture with Truck March 22-23
Seeking Dog Trainer
Help Putting Up Flyers in Brattleboro and Surrounding Towns
Request for Special Diets Foods for April 11th Putney Community Supper
Help Me Find Alternative to my Current Windows XP!
I Need Some Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanky), New or Old!
Repair Plastic Window Velcro-Backing on Yurt Wall
Some Lingering Questions Using my Windows 8

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Brattleboro Time Trade -- Week of March 15th

This week's listings, arranged non-randomly:

RECENT REQUESTS:
Help with Solarize Putney Event, Sat. March 15th, 5-10 PM
Help Me Make Kindling?
Need a Creative Carpentry Solution
Need a Trapeze!
Child Care While I'm at the Gym
March 28th 6-8 PM Event Support: Rich Earth Institute
Popover Pans

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Open Studio - Windham Orcherstra and Brattleboro Senior Meals

BCTV Open Studio with Tim Johnson interviewing Windham Orcherstra and Brattleboro Senior Meals.  A benefit concert on March 20th at the Latchis Theater.

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An Example of Where Direct Trade is Sometimes Better than Fair Trade: The Cameroon Coffee Project

This article in the Reformer provides the details that I did not in an earlier post.

After reading the article, please consider donating to this effort to make more of Brattleboro's Coffee orhanic and helping the farmers who grow it escape loan rates of 200%. 

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Brattleboro Time Trade -- Week of March 8th

This week's listings, arranged without prejudice:

RECENT OFFERS:
Ubuntu Linux Operating System Help
Kombucha Starter
Carpentry
Legal Writing
Spanish Immersion Weekend
IT Support for Computers and Software

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of March 1st

This week's listings, arranged in non-binary notation: 

RECENT OFFERS:

Kombucha Mothers
Offering Postpartum Doula Support
Holistic Attachment Mom Available for Childcare
Private Prenatal Yoga Sessions
Membership Share to Costco
Minor Electrical Repair
Local Truffles!
New Yorker Magazines Available

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Get Great Coffee as a Reward for Helping African Farmers Get Organic Certification.

A donation for as little as $7 can make a difference, and yes, you get a cafe drink as a reward. It really is that easy.

Mocha Joe's has helped more than 50 farmers get organic certification.(To make the program sustainable they need to certify many more.)

Mocha Joe's is also helping to set up a fund so that the farmers can avoid taking out loans at rates that are as high as 200%. How? By funding the local credit union. Every dollar we raise, helps create that fund, and help the farmers join the credit union. 

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of Feb. 22nd

This week's listings, arranged in geomorphic layers:

RECENT REQUESTS:
Food Prep for weight Loss
Need haircut
Help Install Interior 2-Way Cat Flap Door
Drip, Drip, Drip! - help dealing with a leaky ceiling and falling plaster
Baked Goods Needed For Fundraising Table at CSA/Gardening Event
Homemade Salad Dressing
Help Shopping for Health Insurance

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2014 Homelessness Marathon Promo Video

View 16th annual Homelessness Marathon consciousness-raising broadcast promo video (via FSTV), here.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of Feb. 15th

This week's listings, arranged in reverse non-Euclidian order:

RECENT OFFERS:
PEMF/Chakra -- Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields meets Reiki
Land Available in Springfield VT
Brain Wave Fitness
Writing, Editing and Proofreading

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Paid Sick Days are a Vermont Value

By David Van Deusen*

We, in each of our towns, and throughout Vermont are, together, a community. As Town Meeting approaches, I trust that all of us, regardless of your particular political persuasion, agree. And as a community we do well to agree that one does well, when one’s neighbor does well. This commitment to our friends, family, and fellow residents is old one. When the Green Mountain Boys evicted New York land surveyors, tax collectors, and sheriffs, I do not doubt that they too were motivated by this notion of self-preservation as inalienably linked to community; Freedom and Unity. More recently, we saw this belief manifest during the crisis following Irene. Such acts of human solidarity will never be forgotten. In essence Vermont has a long and proud history of people reaching out in solidarity when their neighbors could use a hand. We are, in a word, a people who embrace and honor the core value associated with the very notion of community as the foundation upon which rests the prosperity of the individual.

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Today We Fight Back

You may have noticed a new banner at the bottom of the page. Today, we're using the site to help protest NSA spying on innocent Americans, weakening of encryption standards, being generally creepy without oversight, and making the internet less fun and less useful. It's all a part of a day of action to let legislators know that they should work on reforms. You are invited and encouraged to participate.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of Feb. 8th

The Brattleboro Time Trade and iBrattleboro are exploring ways to advertise BTT members' services & goods regularly on the iBratt website. We will start by simply submitting recent offers & requests as a story, and see what other mechanisms unfold or get developed.

RECENT OFFERS:
Pickup truck for moving or errands
Eco Toilet Tours
One ticket to a VJC concert
Complimentary Adult Lift Ticket to Mount Snow
Graphic Design
Repair Lamps/Appliances
Solar Energy Site Evaluation

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Voting in Brattleboro's Annual Town Meeting

Fellow residents of Brattleboro,

It has come to my attention that at least two, maybe all three, of Brattleboro's three election districts each lack a few candidates for election as voting Representatives to Town Meeting this year.

There is one more business day -- tomorrow, Monday, January 27 -- during which one might pick up a petition at the Town Clerk's office, get only ten (10) signatures of registered voters in their district, and turn their petition in by the end of the day (5:00 PM).

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Entergy Volunteers Re-Vamp Morningside Shelter

BRATTLEBORO 1/24/2014 – Over the course of two very long (13+ hour) days, a dedicated team of Entergy employees completed two much-needed projects at Morningside Shelter. As part of Morningside’s Project: Re-Vamp – Design for Dignity initiative, Entergy foot the bill for materials and recruited their skilled employees as volunteers to complete the projects.

On December 13, a crew of six Entergy employees, led by Project Manager Brian Tietze (with technical assistance from GPI Construction), completed a safety repair to the Shelter’s main staircase. The stair treads, which are traversed by hundreds of feet each day, had begun to split and the surfaces had become slippery. The bannister on the staircase had been patched a number of times, and although it had never been in violation of safety codes, Tietze noticed the potential safety hazard in the low height of the railing and made it a priority to raise it to a sounder height.

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Basin Farm Fire Recovery Effort

We, at the Basin Farm, Westminster, Vermont want to announce the creation of the Basin Farm Fire Relief Effort. Although we, Niflaah and I, no longer live at Basin Farm we are still very much connected to our friends circumstances there. Already many of our friends and former customers of our Harmony Parking Lot Common Loaf Bakery have responded with aid and sympathy.

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Windham County Heat Fund

If you are thinking about buying a car between now and January 2, 2014 consider Brattleboro Subaru. Brattleboro Subaru's Share The Love promotion will donate$100 to any local charity, cause, or person of your choice in addition to the $250 that Subaru donates to a national charity. Please consider directing your donation to the Windham County Heat Fund.           

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