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1846:

Wanted, 500 children, to braid Palm Leaf, notch braid, by E.W. Prouty

1859:

The examination of the Village High School under the charge of Mr. Bacon on Monday last, was very satisfactory. The pupils did themselves and their teacher much credit. Their recitations showed their own industry and their teachers faithfulness.

1872:

J. Estey & Company becomes incorporated as the Estey Organ Company: Jacob Estey, president; Levi K. Fuller, vice-president, and Julius J. Estey, secretary and treasurer.

1877:

J. Estey & Co. have laid a gas main from their works on Western avenue for the supply of people desiring to introduce gas into their dwellings.

1877:

Bills of the new “People’s National Bank” are already in circulation.

1880:

The blacksmiths have had a lively and, no doubt, a thankful Thanksgiving this week. The cold weather and icy ways have given them a regular “drive” of shoeing and sharpening,

1880:

Knowlton has reduced his stage fares to a point just inside the railroad rates, and seems determined to give the narrow gauge a lively competition.

1886:

The asylum family celebrated Thanksgiving in true New England style yesterday, with a dinner which comprised all the essentials and accessories of the annual feast, and wound up the day’s festivities with a dance in the gymnasium, which also opened the winter’s entertainment course.

1886:

Mr. E.S. Charlier was in town last week making arrangements for the sale of some additional building lots from the lower side of the Chalier estate. Prof. and Mrs. Charlier are to leave New York very soon to spend the winter in northern Africa.

1886:

H.M. Burke, the well-known livery man, has put in a large stock of new sleighs, both single and double, which he will be glad to show to intending buyers in Brattleboro and vicinity.

1886:

There will be a butterfly supper at the Universalist church next Thursday evening.

1897:

The Thanksgiving social at the Congregational church, Tuesday evening, was unusually well-attended by grown folks as well as children, and nearly every one present brought something which would help make a Thanksgiving dinner. There were turkeys and chickens in good number and almost everything in the line of vegetables and fruits. All of these articles will be distributed among the worthy poor throughout the town and in this way much good will be done.

1897:

The Brattleboro Women’s Club contributed a handsome, daintily dressed “Mary Howe” doll to the exhibition of the international collection of dolls.

1897:

The first one of Rudyard Kipling’s “Just So” stories, appears in the place of honor in the Christmas number of St. Nicholas which was issued yesterday. It is the story of how the whale got its tiny throat

1897:

A gavel which is being made at the Estey organ factories by George A. Hines for the Brattleboro chapter of the society of Daughters of the American Revolution will be, when completed, a valuable souvenir. The materials is a piece of wood which was formerly a part of the old court house at Westminster. The gavel will be elaborately carved and will be mounted with silver.

1897:

Nearly 100 couples attended the Thanksgiving dance held in the armory Wednesday evening, by the Estey Guard.

1984:

BUHS band marches in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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16th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale

16th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale at 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro, VT on Saturday, December 6, 10am-6pm and Sunday, December 7, 10am-4pm.

It's that time of year again to share in the holiday spirit with family, friends, and artists at the much anticipated 16th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale, Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, 2014.

Everyone is invited to experience the hospitality of 25 resident artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, dancers, circus performers, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and an additional 32 juried, local participating artists and artisans. Putney Grammar School's K – 8 student art will also be on display. This is a festive event for the entire family. So much to see, so much to do, so much to sample and to buy!

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Dinner and Hot Latin Jazz at Compass School Dec. 13th

WESTMINSTER, VT- On Saturday, December 13th, Compass School will host a Caribbean dinner and a musical performance by Eugene and Julian’s Latin Party Band featuring renowned musicians Eugene Uman and Julian Gerstin.

Eugene Uman is a pianist and composer who has performed with Sheila Jordan, Jay Clayton, George Mraz, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, and many others. Uman has written over 120 wide ranging jazz compositions; three of his original compositions were recorded by Latin Jazz star Sammy Figueroa on his 2005 Grammy Nominated CD. Uman appears in numerous ensembles including The Convergence Project, the As Yet Quintet, and Zabap, and he is the director of the Vermont Jazz Center and serves as an adjunct professor of music at Amherst College and Marlboro College.

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00pm at 175 South Main Street.

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

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Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:00pm 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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Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:00pm 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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Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 3:00pm 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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Nice Snow Coming Down in Brattleboro

For the moment, the snow falling outside looks quite wonderful. It's somewhat heavy looking, falling fast and straight with occasional gusts to blow it around.

I have yet to think too much about shovelling it, and can just appreciate this first covering over of autmn remnants.

Check the local weather for the latest in forecasts, don't drive unless you absolutely have to, and have a safe and warm Thanksgiving. 

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Brattleboro Parking Ban Ticket?

When I moved in to the town of Brattleboro in April, I went to the parking enforcement office to find out about the parking rules on my street. Carol Coulombe in that office said don't worry about unless there is snow and not mentioning the winter parking ban. Well apparently Officer Hamilton went on a ticketing spree last night and I woke to a parking ticket and not a flake of snow.

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Next Brattleboro Area Techies Meeting December 4

The holiday meeting of Brattleboro Area Techies will be held on December 4, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the office of Mondo Mediaworks in Brattleboro. All people who work with technology in the Brattleboro area are invited to attend. There is no cost.

Brattleboro Area Techies was formed as an networking group to bring technology people and makers together in an informal setting to discuss common issues and provide people with an excuse to get out from behind their computers.

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Caravan of Thieves at Next Stage on Friday, November 28

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present acoustic swing and alt gypsy jazz quartet Caravan of Thieves at Next Stage on Friday, November 28 at 7:30 pm.

For the past six years, Caravan of Thieves has roamed the North American continent recruiting a family of avid thrill seekers at their high energy shows. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 1 in WRCC Room 294. RE: Special Education Budget

The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 1 in the WRCC 1st Floor Conference Room.

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Dayna Martin on WVEW

This tuesday, November 25th, join DJ Pockets on "buttahmilk" as he speakes to Dayna Martin about radical unschooling.

Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun focuses on the evolutionary aspect of parenting and human consciousness. We are parenting and educating our children today to succeed in a joyful, productive life by following their passions, not someone else’s agenda.

Some excerpts from Dayna’s book…

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BMH Annual Meeting Features Special Guests and Key Topics

The Annual Meeting of the Southern Vermont Health Services Corporation and its subsidiary, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) held on November 14, 2014 featured special guests, key topics, and various recognitions.

Keynote speaker Dr. Karen Hein, Founding Member, Vermont Green Mountain Care Board and Adjunct Professor, Dept. Community & Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, discussed the evolution of the US health care delivery system and the population health approach to improving the health of communities.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 11/24/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 11/24/14

Monday, November 24, 2014

12:00 am Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative 10/2/14

1:45 am VT Tech Jam 2014 - Fundraising for Small Tech Businesses

3:00 am The Raising of America: Documentary Screening & Discussion

4:30 am N.E. Organic Farming Assoc. of VT: Dr. Vananda Shiva

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Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of November 23

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 Women's Chorus high:

OFFERS:

Rides and Errands
Chaga Duel Extracted Tincture
House and Workshop Organization
Administrative/ NPO Support
Locksmithing
Frontline Plus for Dogs

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