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1834:

First record of an Episcopal clergyman preaching here in Brattleboro.

1842:

The ‘Asylum Journal’ meets with a very flattering reception from the press. One Editor remarks that it is a much better paper than is published by some who profess to have sane minds.

1881:

The turkey crop in this immediate vicinity is lighter this year than in any previous year within memory of marketmen now in the business. The farmers have received 18 and 20 cents for their turkeys, and the retail price at the market has been 23 cents.

1881:

A special display of Christmas cards this week at Cheney & Clapp’s will interest our readers. An unusually large variety is shown, comprising the kinds considered most desirable in the lists of Prang & Co., Marcus Ward, Raphael Luck & Co., and other leading European publishers.

1881:

The railroad men hope to give the old station another “set back” to the edge of the bank this time, on Sunday. We will engage to go right on with our prayers, just the same, if the old shell tumbles in.

1881:

The warrant is up for the annual village meeting. No unusual business is called for.

1887:

The Chautauqua meeting on Wednesday evening opened with the reading of a psalm appropriate to Thanksgiving. The roll call brought out various news items, and was followed by questions on American history & literature and a cursory glance at the lesson on “The Lungs.” Miss Gertrude Williams read a very interesting and comprehensive paper on “Witchcraft,” Mr. Fales & Mr. Harris gave excellent character sketches of Benjamin Franklin and Washington Irving, and the evening closed on the real names of authors whose pseudonyms have become household words.

1892:

Concrete walks have been laid in the yard at the Estey works, connecting all the shops.

1892:

The story of Paul Boyton, the lone voyager of over 25,000 miles in a rubber dress, is soon to be published. The prospectus shows that there will be an interesting account of his trip down the Connecticut 12 or 15 years ago, when he went over Bellows Falls and came to Brattleboro to spend the night.

1892:

Rudyard Kipling has written what is said to be one of his most striking poems, “The gipsy trail,” for the Christmas Century.

1892:

The girls of the Brattleboro High school are planning an oratorical contest. Two girls from the High schools ay Keene, Winchester, Hinsdale, Brattleboro, and probably Bellows Falls are to comete for the prize, which is to be a gold medal.

1898:

The women of the Baptist society are completing preparations for their “Mother Goose Market” which is to be held Dec. 8.

1898:

Hinsdale officers made another raid on the brewery Saturday, but found no contraband drinkables.

1898:

S.A. Smith & Co. begin running on 12 hour time today. The men go into the factory at 7 o’clock and work until 9 at night, with an hour at noon and another hour out for supper.

1898:

The Thanksgiving weather was of the “old-fashioned kind,” a storm of sleet and snow beginning to fall in the forenoon and continuing into the night. The ground is covered this morning with two or three inches of snow, the first wintry mantle to cover the Connecticut valley towns this fall.

1912:

Sousa's band performs at Brattleboro's Auditorium.

2014:

Turkey at the Brattleboro Food Co-op, $3.29 per pound.

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Next Brattleboro Area Techies Meeting December 4

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Brattleboro Area Techies was formed as an networking group to bring technology people and makers together in an informal setting to discuss common issues and provide people with an excuse to get out from behind their computers.

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Caravan of Thieves at Next Stage on Friday, November 28

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet Caravan of Thieves at Next Stage on Friday, November 28 at 7:30 pm.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 1 in WRCC Room 294. RE: Special Education Budget

The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1 in the WRCC 1st Floor Conference Room.

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Dayna Martin on WVEW

This tuesday, November 25th, join DJ Pockets on "buttahmilk" as he speakes to Dayna Martin about radical unschooling.

Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun focuses on the evolutionary aspect of parenting and human consciousness. We are parenting and educating our children today to succeed in a joyful, productive life by following their passions, not someone else’s agenda.

Some excerpts from Dayna’s book…

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BMH Annual Meeting Features Special Guests and Key Topics

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) held on November 14, 2014 featured special guests, key topics, and various recognitions.

Keynote speaker Dr. Karen Hein, Founding Member, Vermont Green Mountain Care Board and Adjunct Professor, Dept. Community & Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, discussed the evolution of the US health care delivery system and the population health approach to improving the health of communities.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 11/24/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 11/24/14

Monday, November 24, 2014

12:00 am Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative 10/2/14

1:45 am VT Tech Jam 2014 - Fundraising for Small Tech Businesses

3:00 am The Raising of America: Documentary Screening & Discussion

4:30 am N.E. Organic Farming Assoc. of VT: Dr. Vananda Shiva

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Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of November 23

Brattleboro Time Trade:

Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.

See below for exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from a Women's Chorus high:

OFFERS:

Rides and Errands
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House and Workshop Organization
Administrative/ NPO Support
Locksmithing
Frontline Plus for Dogs

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Enlightening Essay by Chris Hedges

For those unfamiliar with Hedges, he has spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

This essay hit me right between the eyes:

Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time  By Chris Hedges   November 10, 2014   

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Book Lover's 2015 Calendar On Sale at Brooks Memorial Library

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library announce that they are selling the 2015 edition of the popular Book Lover’s Calendar as a fundraiser for the Library.  The calendar can be purchased at the Front Desk of the Library and sells for $10.

This innovative and informative calendar offers 365 days of good reading – from beloved classics to the best beach-blanket reads, histories biographies and self-help titles.  Each day features a lively, opinionated capsule review and suggestions for further reading.

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Entergy Push Poll

Yesterday, I was called by "VT Opinion Survey" with what was quite obviously a push poll from Entergy, owners of Vermont Yankee. I am a sucker for polls and had a fun time scoring Entergy on topics such as "trust worthy" and "transparency." After about 20 minutes, the caller repeated the same initial questions and asked if, as a result of the call, I had changed my mind on any of the topics.

Anyone else out there get a call?

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Pharmacy Search

I just got notice that, unfortunately Hotel Pharmacy will no longer be a part of my insurance prescription network. I've been a customer there for 8 years and now need to find a new pharmacy. Does anyone know if there are any other pharmacies in town that offer delivery service?

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5:45 Live: 11/21/14

A crazy week in the Brattleboro area provides the backdrop for an episode that includes all the latest details in the BS & L Bank robbery in downtown, the shootings in Townshend, continuing drama in Vernon, and plenty of Thanksgiving week event coverage to boot.

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Another Online Scam

I just received an email from Bank of America, text below:

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Weekend Concert Series: The Time

To compliment the show with Prince last week, let’s take a look at one of my favorite Prince side projects, The Time. We’ll begin with the 30 minute “opening band” performance they did just prior to Prince’s show last week.

Yes, this is video from the same night, at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, NJ, in January of 1982.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:30pm in the community room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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