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Free Cell Phone and Minutes Provider

I heard earlier today that someone in Brattleboro had signed up for, and received a free cell phone with free monthly minutes included.  The person who was asked to help activate this phone today, asked me if I knew about any such program.

The only thing that came to mind was a monthly credit (that came directly from the service provider)  called "Lifeline".  The application for Lifeline credits at one time was included in the state income tax booklets but I haven't seen hide nor hair of any such application for several years now.  

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How to Safely Pass a Bicyclist

How to Safely Pass A Bicyclist - Some friendly advice for our motorist friends.

Written by: Hilary Angus for Momentum Mag

Edited by: Alice Charkes

1. Slow Down.

When you’re approaching a bicyclist, slow down. Passing a cyclist is going to require you to make a few more moves than just continuing on your course, so reduce your speed in order to prepare yourself.

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A Cool Place

Brattleboro (though not a city) has made it to the list of coolest cities in the U.S.: 

http://travel.alot.com/themes/american-cities-stuck-in-the-1960s--10164?...

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In Days Of Old When Knights Were Bold

…there were a bunch of families who owned and controlled everything.

They were known as “Nobility” and “Royalty”

And most of them were extremely wealthy by the standards of the time.

Many of these families still exist, such as the Habsburgs, the Hohenzollern, House of Orange-Nassau, and the Battenbergs (Anglicized to Mountbatten, AKA Windsor).

And they’re still extremely wealthy.

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2 Free Everyday Bicycling Workshops

Alice Charkes is offering two Everyday Bicycling workshops this week. They will take place in the back parking lot at the Brattleboro Food Coop. They are free! Come to one or both!

Everyday Bicycling - how to use your bicycle for doing errands and/or commuting - Wednesday, July 13th, 4:00-5:00pm

Fix-A-Flat & Bike Maintenance- Wednesday, July 13th, 5:15-6:30pm

Please rsvp if you plan to attend: acharkes@myfairpoint.net

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I Hid Some Treasure

I hid some treasure,( one of Zak Grace's energy orbs), somewhere beautiful. It needs to be found before it gets too cold. Consider that a clue.

Here is a link to Zak's webpage. On the second page, you can find pictures of orbs similar to the one that I hid.

If you search for this, and find it, please take the orb. It's yours.

But, please bring a small treasure with you, to set out for the next person. Something beautiful, and natural, and small.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - week of July 5

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn
time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone
else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the height of summer:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Daylilies - Stella d Oro
Garden Advisor
Reduce your Monthly Phone Bill
Learn How to Put Pictures into your Offer or Request
Need Help with your Computer or Router?
Need Help with your Android Smartphone or Tablet?

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Fairpoint Internet Outage?

Anyone out there a valued Fairpoint DSL custumer, like us?  Our eternally-poor service got even poorer on Friday night when we lost internet -- turns out a system failure that is apparently affecting other users around the state.  It was still off this a.m.  Wondering if anyone else has any news about it?  Unlike Green Mtn Power, which is quite good at sharing outage info, Fairpoint has no place on its website for this, & their tech people are very careful not to reveal anything.

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Britain Leaves the European Union

This is BIG news!

What will it mean for:

UK?

EU?

US?

Scotland?

Ireland?

?????

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of June 5

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the downpour:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Ten Vintage Copies of 'Youth Companion' Publication all Copies 1913
LOCAL Pickup Truck for Moving or Errands
Holistic Health Counseling
You Can Borrow My Kayak, Stored at Retreat Meadows
Fresh Exotic Sprouts, Grown Just For You (Updated!)

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New Scam - U.S. Government Grant Dept

I’ve been called several times from the “U.S. Government Grant Dept.” in Washington DC, informing me that I have been selected to receive a $7000 grant that I “will never have to pay back”.  The callers speak strange English. Not Indian Maybe Philippine.

Be aware!

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From the Halls of Montezuma

From the Halls of Montezuma-To the shores of Tripoli (Marine’s Hymn)

In 1805, U.S. Marines and Berber mercenaries attacked the Tripolitan port city of Derna. The Marines and Berbers were on a mission to depose Yusuf Karamanli, the ruler of Tripoli. (Pirates from the Barbary States were seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom).

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Enemies

The PTB are constantly scrambling to find enemies that we can hate so they can continue their nefarious activities without scrutiny.

Here’s a few quotes on the subject:

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.": Thich Nhat Hanh

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of May 27

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from an unexpected stay-cation:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Give Away Videos
Canoe Available to Borrow
Large Garden Space to Share or Barter
ARTful Save of Permanently Stained Clothes
Do you Need Help with Your Computer?
Help Moving Items and/or Hauling Items to the WSWMD ENDS MAY
3O, 2016
Vermont Sugar Maples

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Brattleboro Hospital Cited For Patient Rights, Safety Issues

"A state inspection found multiple violations of patient rights and emergency services standards at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, including an instance of “unnecessary force” used when police were summoned to subdue a mental health patient, new documents show."  (VTDigger)

Brattleboro Hospital Cited For Patient Rights, Safety Issues

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of May 8

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from a post-chorus high:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Wild Raspberry Plants
Electrical Wiring
Strawberry Plants
Artist will Draw or Paint a Full Color Picture of your
House/Dwelling
Will Build for You or Teach you to Make Anything out of
Papier Mache and Recyclables
Silver Wire Jewelry Making Lessons for Beginners

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Little Bike Lost

This bicycle has been abandoned (probably stolen) behind the Elliot Apartments on Spring Street. It has been there for about a month.

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Strolling of the Heifers Seeks Volunteers, Vendors

Strolling of the Heifers is seeking volunteers to help make Stroll Weekend a success, and still has room for a few more vendors at its Expo. 

Strolling of Heifers Weekend takes place June 3-5, with the agriculturally-themed parade scheduled for Sat., June 4 at 10 a.m. in downtown Brattleboro. 

The Stroll is always looking for volunteers to help out in a multitude of ways at all events, including the Friday evening Street Festival (June 3), the Parade and Expo (June 4) and the Tour de Heifer (June 85), as well as at other events year-round.  

Prospective volunteers should contact Vicki Friedman, volunteer coordinator, at vicki@strollingoftheheifers.com. They may also stop in to see her at the Strolling of the Heifers River Garden, 157 Main Street in Brattleboro; or phone her at 802-246-0982 (leave a message if she is not in). Alternatively, a volunteer registration form may be found at www.strollingoftheheifers.com/get-involved/

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of April 24

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the circus limbo:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Home Energy and Weatherization Advice
Brattleboro Food Coop Member Hours
Spanish Tutoring or Conversation

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of April 17

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the Big Easy:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Use of Community Space
Fresh Exotic Sprouts, Grown Just For You (updated!)
Reading Aloud
Help with Spring and Summer Chore's – Many T.T. Ref,s.
Egyptian Walking Onion Plants

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