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New Job Hunt Helper for Brooks Memorial Library

Job Hunting? Need help filling out online job applications and other technology tasks? Job Hunt Helper Isabel Renaud has drop-in office hours on Tuesdays, 10 am -1 pm and Thursdays 1 - 4 pm. Isabel's work is sponsored by Community College of Vermont, in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Libraries. Stop by with your questions! 

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Brattleboro Door To Door Vendors

Brattleboro residents are notified that personnel from Integrated Solar Applications Corp., will be going door-to-door through May 31, 2017 soliciting sales of solar products. Sales personnel are required to visibly wear photo IDs. If you have any questions, contact Brattleboro Police Dispatch at 802-257-7946.

TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO
Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street Brattleboro, VT 05301

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BizUp West B at MamaSezz, April 19th

Do you live or own a business West of I-91?  If so, JOIN US on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm for our spring BizUp West B event.  Food tastings, presentations, and meeting up with fellow business owners.  The Community Development Action Team of the West Brattleboro Association will be co-hosting the fun, informative and tasty event with our new West Brattleboro business, MamaSezz.  (mamasezz.com)

MamaSezz is at 127 Marlboro Road (Rte. 9) in West Brattleboro.  Look for the "What are you grateful for" sign on the side of the building.  (And post something you're grateful for!)

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PASS Exhaust Specialist

The Joy of Biofuels

There is a loose collective of people in the region who run our cars on biofuels.  We generally find vintage diesel VW's and Mercedes Benzes, convert them to accept an unfamiliar fuel and drive around town in an almost climate-neutral manner smelling of french fries or onion rings.  Old cars are much more forgiving than newer models, and better lend themselves to owner maintenance.  One of the big downsides is parts.  Finding a power window motor for a 1980 Benz 300D can take a week on Google.  Finding trim parts for a 1980 Scirocco can be impossible. 

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The Brattleboro Shop Opens, With Love For Old Lettering

The Brattleboro Shop is now open.

As most people know, I’m a big fan of both Brattleboro and local history. I’ve combined those two passions into a project that others can enjoy - The Brattleboro Shop. It’s an online gift store with exclusive, unique Brattleboro-centric gifts and goodies. 

My fun comes from re-making old logos and designing retro-looking artwork. It’s good practice for me to study old lettering and to try to imitate old poster styles, and it is joyful to give some of these old designs new use.

You get to benefit by having access to some really neat, new, unique Brattleboro gifts.

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Publishing and Printing in Brattleboro Today

PUBLISHING AND PRINTING IN BRATTLEBORO TODAY
 
Write Action has joined the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Historical Society in researching and promoting Brattleboro’s past heritage and present status as a “book town.”   This current collaboration is focused on both the history of, and identifying and presenting today’s publishing and printing businesses as an important and vibrant part of our community.
 
The Brattleboro publishing and printing collaborative launched its initiative in 2015 with a public meeting that generated ideas about ways to promote the town’s book history and reputation.  Subsequent projects have included the preparation of annotated bibliography about relevant holdings at the Brooks Memorial Library, and a public presentation about the Stephen Daye Press.

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Professional Bodyworkers Join Forces in 2017

Amelia Kinney, Board Certified Reflexologist and owner of Favour Your Feet Reflexology and Mary Adams, Certified Massage Therapist and owner of Harmonic Wellness, have recently joined forces in a professional suite at 220 Western Avenue in Brattleboro, Vermont.   

Mary Adams brings to the table transformative energy work via gentle soft tissue and fascia release by means of Qi Gong Massage, Hot stones, Trigger-Point, Shiatsu and Swedish techniques. For eleven years, Mary who is highly skilled at working with pre-natal, children and end-of-life phases has been helping to restore harmony, balance and well-being to her clients.  

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Savings Bank of Walpole Offers Steps to Stop Cyber Theft

Keene, NH -- In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Saturday January 28, Savings Bank of Walpole is urging consumers to take an active role in protecting their data.

“Savings Bank of Walpole’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and their financial data,” said Dominic Perkins, V.P. Retail Administration. “We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort.”

To help ensure the safety of personal information, SBW suggests following
these four tips:

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Job Hunt Help Returns to Brooks Library

Job Hunt Helper Danielle Braverman will resume individual consultations for job hunters and career planners on January 24th. Contact the Reference Desk for an appointment, or simply drop by during Danielle's weekly hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Danielle's services are provided through a partnership between the Community College of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries, with funding from the J.

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Snow/Roof Shoveling

With all of this snow, don't forget to have your roof cleared from the snow, preventive maintenance that saves a lot of money. If you need any snow Shoveling/Blowing done please give me a call. I have some openings on my schedule and would love to be of service.

Serving the following areas in VT:

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Tyrelle Appleton joins the Vermont African American Heritage Trail Initiative

Brattleboro. Tyrelle Appleton has joined Vermont Partnership as Interim Director of Marketing for its Vermont African American Heritage Trail Initiative. “Appleton brings crucial expertise in the field of social media to promote the heritage trail to the multicultural marketplace,” notes Curtiss Reed, Jr., executive director of Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity.

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Savings Bank of Walpole and Good Friends Campaign

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys to support the Salvation Army of Keene’s annual Good Friends campaign -- the largest fundraising effort in the Keene area that’s facilitated by outside organizations.

Beginning on Thursday, November 10 and throughout the holiday season, all SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals generously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each. The Salvation Army receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. Last year’s campaign raised over $21,000.

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Local Young Man Still Following His Passion

Octane AI announces new powerful bots platform for Messenger https://octaneai.com/

Marketwired (press release)

"The company was founded in 2016 by Matt Schlicht, Ben Parr and Leif K-Brooks and is based in San Francisco. Visit Octane AI's website to sign up for..."

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Savings Bank of Walpole Employee News

SAVINGS BANK OF WALPOLE EMPLOYEES RECOGNIZED FOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS NATIONALLY AND IN THE COMMUNITY

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) is pleased to announce that a number of employees including Gregg Tewksbury, President and CEO; Mortgage Loan Officers Christine Greenwood and Michelle Hayward and Eric Schlim, Assistant Branch Manager at the Bank’s Marlboro Street location, have been recognized for recent achievements and contributions nationally and in the community.

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WRC Grant Program Supporting Community Scale Renewable Energy Releases RFP

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) has released the Request for Proposals for the newly developed Windham County Renewable Energy Grant Program. The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund awarded $400,000 to the WRC to develop a funding program to support renewable energy projects in Windham County. The program will focus on small-scale projects. Award amounts begin at $10,000 with a maximum of $320,000.

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4th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO

The 4th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO will be held on Thursday October 20th between 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden and the Brooks House Atrium. Each year, the Career Expo brings together local businesses, colleges, and career service providers to promote and support exciting career opportunities right here in Southern Vermont.

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BDCC/SeVEDS Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 27, 2016) – Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation on behalf to the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies accepted an award for Excellence in Economic Development for its 2016 project in the category of implementing a Multi-Year Economic Development Program from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 25-28, in Cleveland, OH.

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Business Start-Up Presentation: A Blend of Technology, Ecology & Culinary

Super Extra Fresh from the Field and Forest: Solving the “Small-Scale Farming” Equation

Is the key to supporting local agriculture simple arithmetic? A group of local technologists and agriculturalists think so. Join the Brattleboro Area Technologists [BAT] and local permaculturists on Thurs., Sept. 15 from 6-7:30 to find out.

On one side of the equation is high-end food service providers who take pride in, and get a marketing edge for, using unique, fresh ingredients. The discerning customer is willing to pay a premium for the experience of something that is rare, has a particular nutritive value, superlative taste, or comes from a place with a particular character (such as Vermont). Such products can sell for hundreds of dollars per pound if delivered fresh.

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Savings Bank of Walpole Hosts Annie Kuster

SAVINGS BANK OF WALPOLE HOSTS CONGRESSWOMAN ANNIE KUSTER AS PART OF ABA’S “TAKE YOUR LAWMAKER TO WORK” INITIATIVE

Keene, NH, – Savings Bank of Walpole was pleased to host Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) on August 23rd as part of the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) “Take your Lawmaker to Work,” program. During her visit to the Bank, Congresswoman Kuster met SBW employees and customers and also learned more about the Bank’s operations and role as a community partner.

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Savings Bank of Walpole Breaks Ground on Fifth Branch

SAVINGS BANK OF WALPOLE BREAKS GROUND FOR FIFTH BRANCH
Local builder and tradespeople chosen to build new location

Keene, NH, – Savings Bank of Walpole continues to branch out into the community and recently celebrated its future new Court Street, Keene location with a groundbreaking ceremony. The ceremony was held on Friday, August 5th at the site of the new branch located at 817 Court Street, (across from Dunkin Donuts). Attendees included several SBW executives and members of the bank’s Board of Trustees, along with the president and architect from local design/build firm Bensonwood, who are handling the design and construction of the building.

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