The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The anti-war and anti-US-meddling wings of all parties should be very happy today. John Bolton, the evil warmonger who has been Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor for the past year and a half has just exited the White House, stage right. Trump fired him, says Trump. I quit, says Bolton. Who cares? He’s gone and the world feels slightly less scary as a result.
Ya want to hear a conspiracy theory?
19 disaffected Muslim men armed with box cutters and led by a sick Saudi on dialysis in a cave in Afghanistan hijacked 4 commercial planes, flew them around unhindered in any way for an hour or so then crashed them into 2 skyscrapers in New York and the US Pentagon, outwitting the most sophisticated intelligence network in the world.
Starting Thursday, September 12th, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the town) will begin the cold planing portion of our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated:
Thursday, September 12
Cold planing: Estey St. (Birge St. to Pleasant St.), Fairview St. (#51 Fairview St. to Maple St.)
Friday, September 13
Cold planing: Oak St. (Chapin St. to High St.), Green St. (Church St. to #164 Green St.)
The Vermont Jazz Center is thrilled to kick off its 2019-20 concert season with a very special concert on Saturday, September 14th at 8:00 PM featuring the Steve Turre Quintet. Come hear Turre perform on trombone and conch shells with Bruce Williams on saxophone and flute, Oscar Perez on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass and Orion Turre on drums. Steve Turre is regarded as one of the finest jazz trombonists in the world. His on-going recording and performing career has included fertile tenures with Ray Charles, Woody Shaw, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers to name a few. This year he is celebrating 36 years as trombonist in the Saturday Night Live band. Turre has made records with a highly diverse group of artists ranging from Dizzy Gillespie, Celia Cruz, Etta Jones, McCoy Tyner, Max Roach and John Scofield, to Carlos Santana and Mariah Carey.
The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department would like to announce that the Living Memorial Park Road will be closed from 9:30 – 11:00 AM on Friday September 20TH due to a crane that will be blocking the road to install a gear box on the LMPSS T-Bar. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Puppets in Paradise, Sandglass Theater’s most beloved community event and biennial fundraiser, returns for its 8th edition. Now in partnership with Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, this year welcomes an exciting roster of first-time and returning performers including Joshua Holden, Chad Williams, Finn Campman, Liz Joyce, Faye Dupras, Rose Friedman and Justin Lander, Honey Goodenough, Cynthia Parker-Houghton, Eva Lansberry, Elena Day, Julia J. Slone and Sandglass co-founders Eric Bass and Ines Zeller Bass. Each company will perform four times and the puppet parade will process three times throughout each day. Please allow 2 hours to experience all of the shows.
One of the consolations of the late summer season is the abundance of butterflies who flock to the open fields and gardens to enjoy the sunshine, sip the dew, and drink the nectar from the last of the summer flowers. We’ve had butterflies all summer long, but not in the numbers or variety that we have now. Earlier, Tiger Swallowtails prevailed, fluttering on their exotic yellow wings to the daisies and phlox where they made a long zig-zagging circuit of every promising flower. We saw at least one Zebra Swallowtail, bigger than its cousin the Tiger, out browsing red clover in the field next door. Silver Spotted Skippers were ubiquitous in midsummer. And later, I was happy to see a few Monarchs, with whom I have a long friendship going back to when I raised one from an egg as a child.
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/9/19
Monday, September 9, 2019
5:00 am Good Clash: The Art of Productive Disagreement – Part Six: Democracy and Humility
6:18 am The News Project – Hunting For Chicken Of The Woods
6:30 am Windham World Affairs Council – The Uyghurs of Xinjiang
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Southern Vermont Live Music – Rock Voices- SET 2- Recorded May 3, 2019
VFW Post #1034 will be having their POW/MIA dinner dance Saturday, Sept. 14th. Doors open at 5 pm, dinner served at 6 pm, and dance begins at 7 pm. $10 charge will be for the dinner & dance, or $5 for the dance only after the meal is over. Dinner will be applesauce, garlic roast pork, baked potato, roasted veggies, and blueberry dessert. Reservations are needed by Thursday, Sept. 12th.
The Brattleboro Post #1034 Auxiliary will be having a karaoke Friday, Sept. 13th. Doors open at 6 pm, and karaoke starts at 7 pm. $5 cover charge
Public is welcome to this event. Cash bar available.
Starting Wednesday, September 11th, Northeast Paving (a contractor of the town) will be starting our annual capital paving project. Weather permitting, the following schedule is anticipated:
Wednesday, September 11
Cold planing: Fairview St. (#51 Fairview St. to Maple St.), Estey St. (Birge St. to Pleasant St.)
Thursday, September 12
Cold planing: Green St. (Church St. to #164 Green St.), Oak St. (Chapin St. to High St.)