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Assistance Available from New Lions Club

The Brattleboro Area Lions Club is now prepared to start taking applications for financial assistance in obtaining sight and hearing care.

The new Lions club was established and chartered this spring and has since received some donations to kick start their sight and hearing program. Anyone in the Brattleboro area needing financial aid for sight or hearing issues may request the application by contacting the club at 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro Vermont 05301.

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New Executive Director at Green Mountain Crossroads

Green Mountain Crossroads Announces New Executive Director

Brattleboro, VT (05/01/14) – The Green Mountain Crossroads (GMC) Board of Directors has appointed HB Lozito as its new Executive Director. Green Mountain Crossroads works to strengthen the community, conversation, and identity of rural LGBTQ folks in Southern Vermont and throughout the region. Lozito joins GMC with varied experience as a grassroots organizer, advocate, designer, educator, and leader in the LGBTQ community. The Board is thrilled to have Lozito join GMC and eager to see them succeed in this new position.

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Homelessness Marathon News, Ground Reports, Observations & Comments Open Thread

Homelessness Marathon bannerAm initiating this Homelessness Marathon news, ground reports, observations and comments open thread in the hope that there will be those who either had been present or viewed the video coverage or otherwise listened into the audio during the broadcast and will share their observations and opinions with the rest of us.

For my part, due to various reasons (including technical difficulties and the like experienced on my end), I only managed to be able to listen in to certain portions of the broadcast and it appears news coverage might be sparse or otherwise somewhat late in coming; not to mention about how personal accounts can sometimes be more enlightening and interesting as well.

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Healing Meditation Class

New Healing Meditation Class
Starts February 6th, 6:45-8pm
Cost is a suggested donation of $5-$10 

Experience the depth of your healing potential.
Feel supported by guided meditations.

Awaken the joy within your heart.

No previous experience necessary

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'High Power' Cancelled

Please help spread the word. The film showing of "High Power" tonight is cancelled as the film maker is stranded up north. It was scheduled for 7pm at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room.

We are disappointed, but there is another opportunity to hear Pradeep Indulkar and see the film, High Power.  Consider going to see him and the film this Friday, Feb. 7th  at
7:00pm, Frances Crowe Community Room, Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton, Mass.  Please read event details here.

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icymi: Archived Video of Dreams of a Home: A Community Dialogue on Homelessness

in case you missed it (icymi), the video of the event held in late October at the Brattleboro Retreat concerning homelessness and related matters is worth viewing, fyi:

Dreams of a Home - A Community Dialogue on Homelessness 

(via YouTube; posted by Brattleboro Retreat):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6n_rqRkD0KM

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Tonight 1/14: PSB Public Hearing on VT Yankee

This could be citizens' final opportunity to speak to the Public Service Board about Vermont Yankee relicensing. On the table is whether or not a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) should be granted to Entergy Vermont Yankee through December 31, 2014 and touches on issues of spent fuel management and site restoration. The hearings will be held statewide via interactive TV at 7:00pm including in Room 125,  Brattleboro Union High School, Fairgrounds Road. 

More information can be found on the PSB website and on ibrattleboro's event calendar for today.

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Stroll In For Lunch! Brown-bag Events Continue at River Garden

Strolling of the Heifers has announced three more brown bag lunch events at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro, to take place during the week of December 16.

Each event is from noon to 1 p.m. and is free, open to the public, and indoors. People are encouraged to bring a lunch from home or a local takeout restaurant, and to enjoy it at one of the River Garden’s café tables.

On Monday, Dec. 16, Scott Hurley performs classical piano. Scott is a student at the Brattleboro Music Center studying with Bruce Griffin. He has produced a CD which he is selling to support his further education as a yoga teacher.

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Cleaning Up Vermont Yankee 12/3/13

The state of Vermont and Entergy are engaging in confidential negotiations about the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor (and the future of our region). As citizens we are told very little. State officials are quoted as saying they are "not dealing much with the past" and "everything is on the table."

Because negotiations are happening behind closed doors, should we just sit back and trust Entergy and the state to make a deal? What we can do is educate ourselves best as we can, and let our state officials and Entergy know what, for instance, we do not want "on the table." The Safe and Green Campaign is hosting "Cleaning Up Vermont Yankee," a free educational panel, on Tuesday, December 3, to give people information about the process and the options. Three panelists will present information followed by Q&A and discussion.

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Brattleboro School Endowment Will Run "Mt. Snow Express Bus" to Mt. Snow This Year

MT. SNOW EXPRESS BUS SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH BRATTLEBORO SCHOOL ENDOWMENT

Looking for a ride up to Mt. Snow to ski or snowboard on Sundays in December?

The Brattleboro School Endowment is organizing a bus, driven by First Student personnel. The "Mt. Snow Express" will leave from Academy School's parking lot at 9 AM on Sundays in December (December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29). It will make a return trip back to Academy School's parking lot, leaving at 4.15 PM, arriving back at 5 PM.

The Mt. Snow Express will cost $5 roundtrip, or $2.50 each way, per person.

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2014 Homelessness Marathon National Radio Broadcast Originating From Brattleboro

According to the Homelessness Marathon Website, the 16th annual national consciousness-raising radio broadcast will be airing on the evening of Wednesday, February 19, 2014, for six hours, from 7:00 P.M. through 1:00 A.M. (EST), originating from Brattleboro, Vermont.

Announcement posted earlier on the Homelessness Marathon Website (excerpted):

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Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast Video - Gun Sense VT, Ann Braden

Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast  October 18, 2013

Topic: Gunsense Vermont

Speaker: Ann Braden

http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T01304&video=173995

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Elliot Street Fire Relief Fund Established

Just when the weather is getting pretty cold, a recent apartment house fire rendered 17 people homeless here in Brattleboro. The Elliot Street Fire Fund has been established at TD Bank to help these folks.

While emergency relief agencies have seen to their immediate survival needs, there are also needs that won't be filled because of limits to those agencies work programs and resources. Click the story title, above, for details.

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New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution Hosts 42nd Annual Meeting

New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution will host its 42nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 P.M. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, High & Main St, Brattleboro, VT. Please join us and our distinguished speakers: Dr. Marvin Resnikoff on Decommissioning Vermont Yankee and Brice Simon, Esq. on Actions & Analysis. We are also hosting a potluck supper, music, networking & awards.

NEC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please donate online, send a check to NEC, PO Box 545, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or call us at (802) 257-0336. http://www.NewEnglandCoalition.org Thanks for your support!

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No Vengeance No Prosecution of Deadlier CIA 9/11 Attack on Chile 1973

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No calls for vengeance or justice for Chileans murdered on the 9/11 arranged, funded, and facilitated in 1973 by the Nixon-Kissinger, administration to benefit and protect vast US corporate investments in that country. No attempts through courts for compensation for wrongful death, injury and suffering. More than 2 million innocent Muslims lives taken and hailed as payback for 9/11/2001. Prosecutable crime against humanity!

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