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"My Country Tis of Thee"

A couple of days before the recent presidential election I was outside doing chores.

My granddaughter Bella whom I had just picked up from school was playing on a swing nearby. A happy child, she was always singing some pop tune during play, but on this day I heard her singing “My Country Tis of Thee.”

Made me smile, and then I remembered this picture her father had taken of her a few years ago which, to me, was so impactful and impressionable.


The Body Portrait Project

If you are a woman over 50 years old and considered 'plus size' ( size 14 +) you are invited to participate in a nationwide project;

The Body Portrait Project is a series of interviews with women who don't fit the traditional model of beauty. It offers an opportunity for women to tell their stories and talk about how they view their bodies; how those views have impacted their lives and to celebrate all the incredible things our bodies can do - regardless of age or size.

Do you know that 67.8% of all women in the United States are considered "plus size"? Half of those women are 50 years old and older. Women that fall into those categories- over 50 and plus size- are invisible in society and certainly in the fashion/media worlds. Being able to put a voice and a face to those hundreds of thousands of women is an important step not only in the battle for equality in all areas but in the very necessary movement to empower women to embrace and appreciate their bodies and be more self confident and comfortable in their skin.


Brattleboro Area Hospice to offer "2nd Thursdays in the Memorial Garden" on July 14th

Brattleboro, VT. A brief community memorial service will take place on Thursday July 14th from 5:30-6:00 at the Hospice Memorial Garden located at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro. The short program will consist of readings of inspirational poems and brief reflections on grief and loss, an opportunity to decorate a memorial stone to place in the garden or take home, and some quiet time to enjoy the beauty of the garden. Everyone is invited to this free event.

This new offering from Brattleboro Area Hospice is called “2nd Thursdays in the Memorial Garden”, and it will be repeated on August 11th and September 8th. The facilitator is Connie Baxter, BAH Bereavement Care Coordinator.


Time Trade Offers Free Memberships!

Brattleboro Time Trade's goal is to create strong networks of support by connecting people who use their energy, time and talents to help each other and their community.

The time banking model allows for the exchange of time credits, a type of community currency that anyone can earn by helping another member of the Time Trade. Each hour of service provided to another Time Trade member earns one Time Credit. You can spend your time credits on services provided by any of the other members of the Time Trade.

All services are valued equally, regardless of the market value. For example, a web designer's hour is worth the same as an hour spent helping someone weed their garden or an hour spent preparing a meal for someone. One hour = One hour.


FYI: Brattleboro Freecycle.org

Freecycle.org site link.

If , like me and several others, you lost track of freecycle once they quit sending out e mails you can go to the above page and rejoin if you still want to participate. You might have to choose a new user name and password first, as I did, but once you get to the page with the requests and offers, it seems pretty easy to use.


LGBTQ Community To Celebrate "Earth Gay" In Vermont

Brattleboro, Vermont - On May 3rd, an expected 40 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) volunteers will get dirty and have fun planting organic potatoes at the first “Earth Gay” Vermont.

Earth Gay Vermont’s 2015 host is queer owned Circle Mountain Farm. The event is co-presented by Green Mountain Crossroads, a Brattleboro, Vermont based nonprofit supporting rural LGBTQ communities in becoming stronger, healthier, and more visible, and OUT for Sustainability, a Seattle, Washington based nonprofit mobilizing the LGBTQ community for social and environmental action.


Nonprofit Alternative Car-Buying Service - More Than Wheels!

Tired of buying clunkers? Frustrated by the interest rates you are being quoted to finance a new or gently used car?

Are you familiar with the nonprofit, More Than Wheels?

It's an award-winning alternative car-buying service that has helped more than 2,000 individuals and families get on top of their finances, address credit issues, and buy reliable vehicles at great rates (3-4% recently) with no down payment required.


Happy New Year !

Hoping everyone has a new year filled with peace of mind, contentment, good health and many quiet joys.

Let's all treat our fellow human beings with kindness, compassion and respect.

Happy 2014!!


Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast - Senior Solutions Lunch - Nov. 18, 2013

Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast (... Lunch)

November 18, 2013 

Gibson-Aiken Center - Brattleboro VT

Notes from - Senior Solutions Lunch 

Presenter: Joyce Lemire, Executive Director


When is the Citizen's Breakfast … Lunch? (An Invitation - Please RSVP)

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.


Second Death Café To Be Held On September 16th

Brattleboro Area Hospice will once again host the Death Café. Part of an international movement that started in Europe (wwwdeathcafe.com), the Death Cafe is dedicated to taking death out of the closet in order to discuss it publicly. The free event will be held in Brattleboro on Monday, September 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm at The Works Bakery Café, 118 Main St.

People who came to the first one reported Brattleboro’s Death Café experience as comfortable, supporting a full range of emotions – from tears to raucous laughter, easier than anticipated, energy charged, inspirational and fun.


Happy Fourth of July

Happy independence day.  Stay healthy drink lots of water and come out to enjoy the Fourth of July's parade and events here in Brattleboro.  Bring an umbrella a nice way to stay in the shade....


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