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Surveyor Stockwell is building a concrete walk the whole length of Elliot Street.

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Windham County Humane Society Plans Walk for Animals

The Windham County Humane Society’s 14th annual Walk for Animals will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, starting and ending at Crowell Park on Western Avenue in Brattleboro.

All of the money raised by the fundraising walk goes directly to support the humane society’s efforts to help lost, homeless and abused animals survive, thrive and find new homes. The goal is to raise $10,000 at this year’s Walk. 

Participants in the walk are invited to solicit donations from friends, family members and co-workers in support of their walk. This year the society has set up an online fundraising page at Crowdrise.com, but those who prefer to use a paper form to gather donations can still download one at the society’s website.

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Remember To Send Thoughts for Reuse of Melrose Terrace

For the last couple weeks people all over the area have been giving suggestions for the re-use of Melrose Terrace. They have been posted here, emailed, phoned, mailed, word of mouth. We will be collecting and collating them all on Tuesday morning, Sept 2. So don't wait, get your suggestions to us. whzldl6i

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Movie Monday

Free Monday Morning Movie Brattleboro Senior Center

September Schedule:

Monday Morning Movie "Goes International"

Persepolis - Sept. 8th - 10 am

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/25/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 8/25/14

                   Monday August 25          

12:00 am      Craft in the Southern Half - A Look at the Arts in Southern VT Ep.1

12:30 am      Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Car Tour of Fort Ticonderoga Military Road History

5:00 am       Vermont Musicians on the Air: Ep.1 Mark Shelton

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Andrew Bartzis on WVEW

its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this tuesday on "buttahmilk" its galactic historian, Andrew Bartzis.

Andrew Bartzis is a Reiki master and Shaman with the unique ability of being able to access multiple Akashic Records at will. Known as the Galactic Historian, he is able to read and share individual, cultural, global, and galactic histories with those who come to him.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of August 24

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 killer sunset view:

OFFERS:

Ride Offered to Women's Economic Opportunity Conference,
Sept. 20
Knitting Repairs
Farm Animal Help
Knitting Lessons
Sewing Lessons
Curator Tour at BMAC on September 18 at 7pm

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00ppm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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West Brattleboro Association Reschedules Free Movie Night

On Thursday, August 28th, the West Brattleboro Association will present its first free movie night.  “Triplets of Belleville” (appropriate for families) will be shown at dusk outdoors next to the West Brattleboro Fire Station after being rained out on the 21st. There will be movie shorts beginning at 7:30 followed by the main feature at 8.

At 7 pm bike-powered smoothies from the Bellows Falls Community Bike Project will be for sale. 
There will be music and circus toys.  There will also be ice cream donated by the Chelsea Diner and free
popcorn.  There may also be a Listening Booth!

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Get Your Stone Wall Repaired and Do a Good Deed

Greetings Friends,

If you have a stone wall that needs repair, please be in touch. I'll explain how you can get it done, and do a good deed in the process - very much in the spirit of what our town stands for.

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Nye Ffarrabas: A Walk On The Inside

Still time to see this unforgettable exhibit at the CX Silver Gallery in West Brattleboro. There is no admission fee. Nye has been there to meet visitors Thursdays through Sundays, 3 pm to 8 pm. The exhibit ends next week, Sept. 7.

Nye is easy to talk to. She sees connections in "ordinary" things. I found the opportunity to share in her unique perspective to be eye-opening. 

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Brattleboro Friday Pave Update

August 22, 2014

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Paving on Western Avenue was cancelled for Friday night due to wet roads, drizzle and the possibility of heavier rain. Crews return Saturday night 8/23 starting at 7 pm.

Resurfacing on remaining town streets of Birge, Chapin, Grove, and Guilford has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 27. This is due to the past two days of rain and the Tuesday elections in Brattleboro held off Grove Street.

Brattleboro Public Works

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Dosa Kitchen: South Indian Soul Food Open Saturday 12-8

Saturday and through the season weather permitting, Dosa Kitchen, 139 Main Street (down the alley) in Brattleboro will be open 12-8 (Tuesday through Friday we're open 12-3). Come enjoy localvore-style Indian food from our new bistro seating overlooking the river.

Saturday we'll be offering a free-range tandoori-style chicken and the classic masala (potato) dosa. If you'd like to get onto Dosa Kitchen's mailing list to learn about upcoming specials and our winter pickup/takeout menu, send an email to dosakitchen@gmail.com.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30pm in conference room #304, third floor in the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

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

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Weekend Concert Series: Billy Bragg

By informal request, Billy Bragg is our featured performer this weekend. Here he is playing live for a small audience in Austin in 2013 on radio station KEXP during a SXSW.

I chose this one because it was filmed quite nicely, but better performances can be found elsewhere on the internet. Consider this a simple introduction that can lead to further study.

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Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Advisory Committee/Working Group

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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