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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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