Batik is a technique used to put patterns and artwork on to cloth. The basic idea is to draw on fabric with something, usually hot wax, that will resist colored dye. The fabric can soak up color, your artwork remains, and the wax gets removed in a final step to leave the finished fabric and pattern.
Hot wax, colored dye, hot electric irons. Danger abounds! Hard as it is to believe, we did this in elementary school art class. It was one of my favorite projects.
We heated up paraffin until it melted, we painted on our pieces of fabric with the wax, then dipped it all in RIT dye. When it was dry, we’d heat up our irons, place the waxed fabric between sheets of newsprint, and would iron the wax out of the fabric. The newsprint acted as a sponge.
Recently discussed enterprise fund budgets will be adopted at the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard. New liquor license fees will also be up for adoption.
Police officers will be sworn-in, Selectboard goals will be discussed, public vs. private roads will be debated, grants and contracts approved, and plans for the West Brattleboro Fire Station will be reviewed on Tuesday at the Municipal Center on Main Street. You can attend in person and participate, even bringing up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee meeting previously scheduled on May 19 has been CANCELLED. The next meeting is scheduled on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:00am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Historical Society Presents: This Week in Brattleboro History Podcast - What for Art Thou, School?By reginaldwam3 | Fri, May 13 2016
It was 103 years ago this week that the largest headline in the Brattleboro Daily Reformer asked, “What Is A School For?” In 1913, the Vermont Legislature created a Commission to examine the state of public education in the Green Mountains. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching evaluated the Vermont school system and gave recommendations intended to improve education. Today’s BAMS students read a summary of the ancient report and reacted. Here’s the story.
On Wednesday, May 18th 2016, all members of the Vernon community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. The Vermont Council on Rural Development will bring a team of over 20 federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who will listen to residents and will return in months ahead to the community with recommendations, ideas and support in developing action plans and funding strategies. Click HERE for the schedule of the day.
THANK YOU! Hi! I want to thank the voters of Windham, Windsor and Rutland Counties who signed two different petitions for the statewide August 9, 2016 Democratic Primary Election to allow me to appear on the ballot for two offices, U.S. Senator and Governor of Vermontfor the Democratic Party.
2016 Vermont Statewide Primary Election Qualified Candidate List for August 9th https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/757630/2016-statewide-primary-qualifie...
Please see the following road closure information effective MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016:
Frost Place will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of Brook Street to the Elliot Street Bridge for a water line project. Local Traffic will have access from the Brook Street end. The closure hours will be from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 16 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
Prof. Bristol’s “Equescuriculum” will exhibit at the town hall May 24-26.
"BRISTOL, CLIFFORD. Son of D. M. Bristol. Agent, VanAmburgh’s, 1847.
BRISTOL, DE LOSS M. (d. May 11, 1926) Father of Clifford Bristol. Prof. Bristol’s Equescurriculum (horses and mules), 1885-91; Prescott’s Great Eastern, 1896. Died at home of his son, Exeter, age 78."
The Brattleboro Selectboard came out of an executive session to hold special meeting about three of the Town’s fund budgets. The FY17 Utility, Parking, and Solid Waste budgets were up for review, along with updated plans for capital improvements within each enterprise fund.
Before the funds fun could get underway, Chair David Gartenstein congratulated and thanked a third grade class at Academy School for their study of West Brattleboro and how well town services meet the needs of the students. He said they wrote letters with their recommendations. Top of their list, he said, was concern about sidewalks and how close traffic is to edges of the road in some places. In addition to the safety concerns, they hoped for more clothing stores and restaurants.
Dr. Frederick M. Palmer, postmaster in 1846 who created the Brattleboro provisional stamp, jumps to his death from a Portland steamer out of Boston holding his 4-year-old grandson.
I stumbled across an interesting book review. I have not yet read the book, and can not comment as to the truth or falsehood of its contents. If it is true, it is wonderful news. If not, it is a travesty and the author needs to be prosecuted for perpetrating a horrible fraud on the families and upon the people of America.
The fourth installment of the 2015 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on May 16, 2016 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after May 16, 2016 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.
The utility billing is also due on May 16, 2016 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after May 16, 2016 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.
The Act 46 Study Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, 5/11 in Putney has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 26.
Attached are minutes from 5/4.
Tickets are on sale now for the Brattleboro School of Dance annual spring concert, “For You…with Love” at the New England Youth Theatre on 100 Flat Street in downtown Brattleboro.
Artistic director Jennifer Moyse says “For You…With Love” is a collection of dance pieces in varying styles offered as a gift to the audience from the BSD community. “This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the school’s founding. So many of those early students now have their own children studying with us. We dance with gratitude for the years of support we’ve received.”
ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE
Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Putney Central School.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair
II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.
Upper Dummerston Road will be closed Thursday, May 12th beginning at 5:00 AM and ending at 9:00 PM so that the project team can work on concrete deck placement. This work is weather dependent.
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.
The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
Forest Square, also known as the Tree Streets, in Brattleboro was once a very desirable part of town to live. The area was given its name due to the ample number of trees, the streets are named after trees, and the streets were planted with large shade trees lining the sidewalks and roads.
The very largest trees in the neighborhood today were likely planted in the 1860s by Brattleboro’s Share Tree Association. There was a concerted effort to plant new trees to provide shade for future residents, since much of the town was being cleared of trees as people cut them for wood.
The shade trees grew up together and became quite large and doing all the things trees do - provide shade, homes for birds, food for squirrels, places to play and climb for children.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/9/16
Monday, May 9, 2016
12:00 am Kurn Hattin Spring Jazz Festival
2:22 am 1st Wednesdays: Merton, Meditation, and More - Buddhism in the West
3:30 am The Howard Center: Understanding Trauma and Its Impact
5:00 am Vote for Vermont: School Choice
5:30 am Annette Spaulding: Petroglyph find at VT History Museum