Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu February 1 to February 5
February 1 - Baked Ham
Police and Fire facilities debt, scheduling of special meetings and informational sessions, an ordinance change for animals and fowl, and committee adjustments will be before the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular Tuesday meeting. You can attend in person and participate!
Watch on BCTV and discuss it here after it's over.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, February 1, 2016, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Regional Economic Hub Study Group will meet on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Are there any groups in this area who get together to talk in Japanese? I know there's a Spanish group, so it occurred to me there might be an Asian group of some sort. On behalf of a college-age relative who is extremely into Japanese (incuding anime, manga, foods), so I'm looking for possible social outlets.
As students get into high gear during their second semester, Youth Services Workforce Development staff are busy seeking referrals of youth, ages 13-17, in need of extra support and career mentoring at Brattleboro Union High School and Bellows Falls Union High.
Now in its fifth year, Youth Services’ Ready-to-Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) meets once a week after school to connect students with professionals for career-focused mentoring and to encourage them to remain in school. Adult mentors join students on site tours to businesses and colleges, serve on occasion as guest speakers, and help participants work on their personal career plans, according to Susan Lawson-Kelleher, the organization’s Workforce Development Coordinator.
The Brattleboro Historical Society Presents: This Week in Brattleboro History Podcast - Ex-Slave Jacob CartledgeBy reginaldwam3 | Thu, January 28 2016
BHS trustee Joe Rivers and his group of young BAMS historians investigate ex-slave Jacob Cartledge.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Brattleboro Town and Town School District Auditors’ Reports for fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, are available upon request and may be picked up at the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office, 230 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.
The Auditors’ Reports will also be available as part of the Town and School District Annual Report which will be available at the Town Clerk’s office no later than February 19, 2016.
Based on vote at Representative Town Meeting, March 20, 2010, the Town will no longer mail the Auditors’ Reports to all voters of the Town.
The Challenger disaster. What memories.
I have a long and odd relationship with the Space Shuttle. Living in Florida in the late 70’s and early 80’s, we were often able to see the shuttle go up even though it was hundreds of miles away on the opposite coast. You could see a trail of smoke trailing a tiny sliver of shininess, and watch the plume arc as the shuttle took off over the Atlantic Ocean.
This was pretty neat for me, having been a space-age kid raised on moon launches and Tang.
On Saturday, Jan. 30 members of the Vermont Workers’ Center will be at The Restless Rooster, 134 Elliot St., surveying members of our community about how issues of inequality are affecting our lives-- in healthcare, access to work, discrimination and other issues facing you and your family. Please join us to participate in the survey and enjoy some free coffee! If you’d like to schedule a specific time for the survey, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or simply show up!
My Dear Bratt Foo Coo,
Thank you, ever so much, for the fresh, local, organic tortillas. I walked into the store this evening and was truly delighted. Dinner transported me back to a tortilla shop in a little village in Central México, an elderly woman in the background making them by hand. A good tortilla has a taste like a drink of fresh water from a gurgling spring.
And thank you, by the way, also goes out to the Supreme Court of México for continuing to ban genetically engineered corn from being grown in their country. Not that this has anything to do with my dinner, just giving credit where credit is due here.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:30 p.m. – Robert Woodworth, Board Chair
II. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING – FY ’17 PROPOSED BUDGET
Considering that consenting adult marijuana consumption is one of the definitive victimless crimes, where there is no apparent victim and no apparent serious pain or injury, it means it should never have been a crime to begin with.If anything, the history of marijuana laws and their application are arbitrary, irrational and draconian by any reasonable standards. Therefore, marijuana consumers are victims of the law, not offenders of the law.
Evidently, now that marijuana consumption is moving into the mainstream of legalization, it makes me wonder what the hell were we thinking of all those years of criminalization? Clearly, there was and is no good conscience behind criminalizing marijuana. Historically, the escalation of marijuana laws turned tens of millions of Americans into criminals who were not criminals before.
The Winston Prouty Center for Child Development Purchases Former Austine School for the Deaf Campus in BrattleboroBy Floyd | Wed, January 27 2016
(Jan. 25, 2016) --- The US Bankruptcy Court accepted the bid by Winston Prouty Center for Child Development to purchase The Austine School for the Deaf campus in Brattleboro.
The Austine School, which was part of the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VCDHH), closed at the end of the 2014 school year. VCDHH, which included a number of support and educational programs, closed in September and the organization declared bankruptcy.
Rather than pursue a long-planned $2.4 million expansion of its facility, including an early education center and community-based services, which is located across from Living Memorial Park, Winston Prouty decided to use its financial resources to purchase the Austine campus. “It would be great to have space where we could not only meet our needs but also collaborate with other nonprofits that might need space,” Chloe Learey, Winston Prouty executive director, said, “This will create an exciting opportunity to work together in new ways." Winston Prouty’s winning bid was $2.75M. It is anticipating a loan of about $500K, depending on the sale of the current building and capital campaign.
To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, January 31, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.
Weekend closures of the Exit 3 on ramps will continue each weekend through the end of February. The closures will be on Sunday afternoons; except that on three-day weekends, closures will be on Mondays.
Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.
According to Wikipedia: "Myra Goodwin played the leading lady in Sis, an 1885 production of the 14th Street (Manhattan) Theatre."
You are your best healer! Come learn how each and everyone of us is born with the innate gift to heal ourselves. In this half-day intensive, you will experience simple and profound ways to awaken your body’s innate healing ability while deepening your capacity to relax and enjoy your life more completely.
Qigong is an ancient form of meditative movement that is over 5,000 years old. In China, qigong is one of the secrets to living a long and healthy life. The simple movements and breathing practices help relax the physical body, calm the mind and raise the spirit. It is an excellent form of preventative healthcare, and also used in treating major illnesses and minor ailments.
On Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., Shela Linton, who traveled to the UN COP21 climate talks, will report on her experience in Paris with climate activists from around the world, followed by discussion about the road ahead. This event will take place at the Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro, and is sponsored by the Vermont Workers' Center.
Details: In December, Vermont Workers' Center reps Shela Linton and Senowa Mize-Fox traveled to the United Nations' COP21 climate talks, joining a delegation of over 100 grassroots leaders from the US and Canada.
People we talk with are sometimes unaware of the numbers behind this site. In honor of our Token Economy, let me share some recent statistics. As you know, we’re extremely local, and focus on Brattleboro and surrounding areas in southern Vermont. Our audience drifts into NH and Massachusetts as well. We also have people reading and writing who are interested in Brattleboro but live elsewhere. A few of these folks are reporters looking for stories and people to interview.
Let’s look at some numbers.
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 under the fleece blankie:
OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):
Editing - Academic
Sewing By Machine or by Hand
Travel Planning to Senegal/West Africa
Snow Shoveling? I Love It!