One of the things I learned over the weekend is that Brattleboro is home to quite a few AirBnB rentals. If you haven’t heard of it, it is an online service to connect people with spare rooms and houses with vacation rental seekers, and to facilitate payments.
The first one I learned of when my sister was booking a stay. “Is this near you?” as she showed me a photo of the house directly opposite ours. She made her reservation. (Other family members followed up with other rentals about town.)
Doing a quick search for a trip to Brattleboro this coming weekend shows at least 7 locations in town, with an average $95 a night fee for services provided.
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It might have been lice and crabs that first prompted men and women to deforest their pubic hairs. It was much easier to remove the offending critters by “deforestation” than to try pick the nits off through a tangle of curly hair. If you look at paintings and sculptures of nude men and women over time, however, curiously, they often have no genital hair. Historically, I haven’t found an explanation for this. Nevertheless, our recorded history of pubic hair removal dates back to antiquity. Our forebears of civilizations in Egyptian, Greek and Roman societies employed pubic hair removal, but it was more likely on a courtesan level.
It was the wealthy, upperclasses and monarchal courts who would have the free time to cosset themselves in the vogue and erotica of smooth pudenta. It was the poor, incoherent, uneducated masses who missed out on the fun erotica of the times. Perhaps, they devised their own?
I don’t believe this:
Saturday, after 19 years together, Lise and I got married.
In honor of the occasion, this weekend's creativity column is simply a blank page. Who knows what it might bring?
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/4/16
Monday, July 4, 2016
12:00 am Springfield Community Chorus: Hydn's Creation 6/6/16
2:00 am Chemical Nation: How Americans Became Guinea Pigs
3:15 am Nuclear Free Future: Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide
3:50 am Storycraft - Art Bell on Film Making
4:30 am Life of the Party: First Date Steak
Independence Holiday in the USA becomes a time when citizens tend to reflect on the nations two hundred forty year history. It is a history typical of six European empires in the areas of genocide and plunder. US genocides perpetrated after 1945 will be prosecuted once economic power shifts to a China led plundered world. A plethora of lawsuits for restitution will make past illegal wars woefully unprofitable.
(If There Were No Rich Men - Capitol Steps)
One look at Robert Oeser's list of gubernatorial candidate forums and you can find out that there is one candidate who has been excluded: Cris Ericson was excluded because she doesn't have a $400,000. campaign account, PROVING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN VERMONT IS IN VIOLATION OF THEIR OWN PLATFORM!
Look at the ballot! Cris Ericson for U.S. Senator: Patrick Leahy refuses to participate in a forum or debate with her. Cris Ericson for Governor: Sue Minter, Matt Dunne, and Peter Galbraith have conspired to exclude her from debates and forums. Not one of them is a true Democrat! Not one of them embraces real Democracy!
Richard Feynman was a physicist (won a Nobel).
He also played the Bongo Drums.
And, he loved Orange Juice.
Enjoy this little interlude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ks8gsK22PA
Watch Issued: 7:03 PM EDT Jul. 1, 2016 –
National Weather Service
Watch 313 remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT for the following locations VT
. Vermont counties included are Bennington
Flood Advisory Issued: 6:16 PM EDT Jul.
1, 2016 – National Weather Service
The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:15am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Vermont Candidates On Community Health: Gubernatorial Forum
Southern Vermont economy gets eye of gubernatorial hopefuls
VT Governor's Candidate Forum - Brattleboro American Legion 6/28/16
On line: VPR Meet the Candidates page
On July 11th Brattleboro curbside trash-recycling-compost pick up with transition.
While recycling and compost will continue to be picked up every week, trash will be picked up every-other-week!
Trash will be picked up on an "A" - "B" alternating weekly schedule. To find out whether your street is and "A" or "B" street consult the town-wide mailing you received about a month ago or go to the town website (www.brattleboro.org) and click on "Bi-weekly trash pickup information" under "NEWS" on the right hand side of the Home Page. Then click on "List of A/B Streets." Or you can call the town at 251-8103.
BRATTLEBORO — The “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens committee invites the public to the town’s 43rd annual Independence Day celebration, set for Monday, July 4, with a morning parade downtown and afternoon and evening program of family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park.
Some 50 marching units — including the Brattleboro American Legion and Brattleboro Union High School bands, veterans, civic and youth groups — will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m. with a parade along Canal and Main streets to the town Common.
In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.
Trash, recycling and composting schedules will be delayed by one day. This is also a reminder that curbside trash pickup will be every-other-week starting on July 11.
Any questions regarding the BeeLine Bus should be directed to Southeast Vermont Transit at 802-460-7433 or 888-869-6287.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS
Every year, safety is our first priority as families begin to plan their Fourth of July festivities. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. While fireworks are the most iconic and festive way to celebrate our country’s independence, there can be dangers if fireworks are used improperly.
Fireworks are dangerous and unpredictable, especially in the hands of amateurs. Statistics show that approximately 20,000 fires, 10,500 injuries and four deaths occur annually from fireworks. On average 230 people go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday, with more than half of the fireworks related injuries being burns.
JULY BREAKFAST MENUS
July 1st – Whole Wheat Pancakes, Syrup, Sausage, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.
July 5th – Green Eggs & Ham, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
July 7th – Cheese Omelets w/Tomato, Onions & Peppers, Home Fries, Fruit, Juice, Yogurt Parfait , Coffee
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu July 1 to July 8
July 1 - Baked Whitefish
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, July 6, 2016 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.