There are so many good Monty Python clips, bits, movies and discussions that it was hard to decide what to feature here this week. Given the confusion, I decided to take us back to the beginning, the very first episode of their TV show for the BBC.
So, imagine it is October of 1969, and you’ve tuned into the BBC for a bit of news, or perhaps a look at gardening in Wales. All is peaceful and orderly, until this program begins.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 1 – June 5
June 1 - Greek Bean Bake
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, June 1, 2015 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, June 4, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production and transportation costs compared with glass bottles. However, the biggest advantage plastic bottles have over glass, is their superior resistance to breakage, in both production and transportation. Except for wine and beer, the food industry has almost completely replaced glass with plastic bottles. (Wikipedia)
At the next meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard, a regular meeting of the board on Tuesday at the Municipal Center, an upodate on Pay As You Throw, a proposal for the Our Town arts grant, and the fourth presentation on new land use regulations will all be given ample time for discussion.
The board will also buy a utility vehicle, hold a second hearing on changes to the Town Plan, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
I plan a short, peaceful vigil at the Brattleboro Post Office on my 70th Birthday.
That should pretty much be a non-event in Brattleboro, where vigils and other expressive activity have regularly taken place on outdoor post office property for decades. But recent threats of arrest for expressive behavior on outdoor Brattleboro Post Office property, does make this a bit special.
George Pataki has indicated his desire to become the next president.
"It's time to protect our freedoms and take back this government."
The Chris Kleeman Band Kicks Off The 13th Annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Concert Series Sunday, May 31By Not Signed In | Wed, May 27 2015
Twilight Music begins its 13th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, May 31 with with an evening of hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues by The Chris Kleeman Band. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 23. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at The Putney Community Center at 10 Christian Square in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.
Brattleboro Community Radio is hosting a concert on June 6 starting at 5pm at the Stone Church, 3 Grove St/210 Main St, to benefit the station. Local Vermont based reggae band, Heirloom Seeds will headline the show other acts include: WVEW DJ Selector D, The River Bandits (funk, soul, fusion, etc.), Tara Dente (folk, singer song-writer), The Ditrani Brothers (old tyme Americana) and Sara Wallis.(folk-singer songwriter)
Heirloom Seeds is a band that lives for tradition and culture from the organic heirloom food that they grow to the Roots Reggae music they've learned straight from the elders in Brooklyn, Jamaica, and West Afrika. The Spirit that is 'Reggae' or 'Regal' music is an education of agricultural and nutritional self-sustainability, rural independence, multicultural unity, art, and mysticism.
Rick Santorum has indicated that he is (still) interested in becoming the president.
“I am proud to stand among you, and for you, the American workers who have sacrificed so much, to announce that I am running for president of the United States.”
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 pm. on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships and Housing Vermont are pleased to announce that demolition and environmental remediation work will begin at 30 Fairground Rd. on Thursday, May 28.
The work will focus on demolition of the block building toward the back of the lot, removal of materials still on the site and preparation of the entire area for construction. It is anticipated that the work will take at least two weeks.
Construction of the Red Clover Commons building and site will commence shortly after the demolition work is finished. The construction will take approximately 12 months. Once completed, residents from Melrose Terrace will begin to be moved to the new development.
Join Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh for drop-in hours at the Reference Desk on the first Tuesday of every month, 4:00-6:00 and first Friday of every month, 11:00-1:00.
Get started with downloadable e-books and e-audio, and learn about searching and placing holds in the library catalog. Access your library account to place holds, renew your items, suggest new titles for the collection, and make reading lists for yourself or to share with other library users. Get help with online tasks like filling out forms and emailing attachments…and more.
NO QUESTIONS ARE TOO SMALL OR TOO SILLY! Bring your devices if you have them: iPads, smartphones, laptops, etc.
Revenge: Explore this passionate and provocative human desire through drama, short stories, and novels with Vermont Humanities Scholar Richard Wizansky. Last title in the four-part series: The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks, Weds. May 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Book are available for checkout at the circulation desk. The event is free and open to the public. Welcome!
For more information contact Brooks Library by phone at 802-254-5290 ext 0, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at brookslibraryvt.org. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Location Meeting Room, 2nd Floor.
Selectboard Special Meeting Notes: Land Use, Part III, Planned Unit Development Templates for BrattleboroBy cgrotke | Tue, May 26 2015
The Brattleboro Selectboard heard the third of four presentations by the Planning Services department regarding new and major changes to Brattleboro’s land use regulations and development process.
This Tuesday’s topic was the new, streamlined Planned Unit Development process, in which developers give up some freedom in exchange for quicker, more certain approval. No developers were at the meeting to offer any opinions, but the board predicted that they would make any objections known before the new rules and regs are adopted. That is, soon.
Notes of Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast - 5/15/12015 - The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)By RobertOeser | Tue, May 26 2015
Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast, May 15, 2015, Gibson-Aiken Center
The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)
Kate O’Connor, Chairperson email@example.com
Note: The Next NDCAP Meeting will be held May 28, 2015, 6pm - 9pm, Brattleboro Union High School (BUHS), multipurpose room.
The 19 member panel includes six citizen representatives, two Entergy reps, representation from the Vermont agency and department heads as well as reps from NH and MA. Since it’s organizational meeting last September 14th, it has met regularly, more often than the legislatively mandated quarterly meetings. Kate acknowledged Martin Langeveld, of Vernon, also a citizen member of the panel, and elected Vice-Chair.
Two great low or no-interest financing options are now available to help Vermonters make energy improvements in their homes: PACE financing and the Heat Saver Loan.
A public informational forum on these energy financing options will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 5:30 pm at the Marlboro College Graduate School, 28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Space is limited – to register, contact Paul Cameron at 251-8135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the proposal for the Fantastic Wantastiquet festival, I am advancing the premise that the Connecticut River ought not to be regarded as a border in the 'special case' area of the arts and culture. Why?
Well, did you ever wonder about why the river is regarded as a border? It's not a border south of here in Massachusetts or Connecticut.
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
Michelle Thaller: “How can you sum up human existence? It turns out it’s really pretty simple.