One of the best kept secrets in Brattleboro is the nifty little ski resort tucked into the side of Living Memorial Park. Just like the big guys, it features a lift, snowmaking and grooming…and it’s open for night skiing too.
It may not be as challenging as some, but it IS fun, and all for the measly sum of FIVE BUCKS!
Historical note: In the early days of skiing, people from New York City used to come by train just to ski here.
Almost everyone certainly knows of Ellen from her current talk show superstardom. It’s not a bad gig, but she also had a period when she was paying her dues and working her way up. That’s where we head this week.
She was breaking ground in comedy with a unique style. She’d deliver a line, then digress, and digress again. Her humor comes in waves, and she has kid-like, almost-innocent revelations about topics. Audiences get layers of jokes piled on thickly.
Five different vendors of alcohol will ask for special event permits for a single night of samples, at the next regular Tuesday meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.
The board will consider a contract and loan to finish off the Black Mountain Gravity Sewer line, consider more items for inclusion on the Representative Town Meeting warning, will hear of revisions to plans for locating the skatepark, and will again offer time for the public to speak to issues of the FY16 budget before it is approved by the board.
Brattleboro's new Town Manager may also make an appearance, being the first day on the job.
The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
A story in the Guardian reports on two new studies of the environment. The short version: it’s worse than imagined for humans.
The studies from the Australian National University and the Stockholm Resilience Centre have some stark conclusions. They looked at what makes life on earth possible and found that we’re in the red zone for 4 out of 9 of the core componets of life.
This Sunday and every Sunday at 5 PM, the Write Action Radio Hour, brings ;literature to the air waves. This Sunday, I will be reading Mary Wilkins Freeman's crime story, "The Long Arm" My mission is to give it a reading worthy of the story, and worthy of radio. If you are interested in reading this story yourself, here is a link to it.
This story was printed in numerous publications, including Brattleboro's newspaper, the Vermont Phoenix, in 1895.
Write Action hosts an open reading every month on the third Friday. This month, Jan 16 is the third Friday.
Readers will have about 7 minutes to read their poems, short stories, excerpts or a favorite piece by another author.
WHERE AND WHEN The Blue Dot Studio in the Hooker Dunham Building.We start the readings at 7:30.
Night work on the new bridge will resume at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Monday night, January 19th thru Friday night, January 23rd.
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.
We are open for registrations at the In-Sight Photography Project!
This semester we have a great selection of classes in both film and digital photography that are filling up fast.
Students can get their photography fix from the following classes...
rCedits is an advanced complement to our US dollar system. It has undergone a 1.5 year testing phase in Greenfield and is ready to expand.
Meetings in Montpelier have already begun along with those in 5 other states.
We are offering 2 meetings on January 22. Both will take place at the meeting room at the Brattleboro Coop, and will cover the same material. The first is 2 pm - 3:30, the second is 6 pm to 7:30.
On King's Birthday Break the Blackout! Facebook/Twitter King's Condemnation of US Atrocity Wars for Predatory InvestmentsBy jay janson | Wed, January 14 2015
"On King's Birthday BREAK the BLACKOUT! Facebook/Twitter King's Condemnation of US Atrocity Wars for Predatory Investments." Ramsey Clark by jay janson for Ramsey Clark
Social networking Facebook Twitter YouTube cellphone cameras Everyone everywhere especially in countries suffering US bombings or CIA covert deadly violence, starvation! BREAK 48 year BLACKOUT of King's condemnation of his gov."greatest purveyor of violence in the world," Don't let genocidal media sucker our eyes and ears Use King's 1963 "I have Dream' to erase his 1967'That Dream won't come true unless we end the Nightmare'
Brattleboro Area Techies, the fast-growing networking group for technology users, will host its first meeting of 2015 on Thursday, January 22, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the office of Mondo Mediaworks in Brattleboro. Everyone who works with technology in the Brattleboro area, from programmers to designers to makers, is invited to attend. There is no cost.
Brattleboro Area Techies was formed as a 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.
The Reformer is reporting that the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation has "unofficially rejected" the (lower) Living Memorial Park location for a possible Brattleboro skatepark.
The story says the town might still face rejection even if the Act 250 permit for the Living Memorial Park was revised and accepted and the Whetstone Brook banks were stabilized, and hints that the project has returned to the stage of evaluating other possible sites. Elm Street may also face similar state obstacles as a location, according to the story.
At Brooks Library: What's The Use Of Stories That Aren't Even True? A Live Streaming Event with Author Salman RushdieBy Brooks Memorial | Wed, January 14 2015
Join us for a free live streaming event on Wednesday, January 14, at 5 PM, in the library's meeting room. Salman Rushdie, author of VHC’s 2015 Vermont Reads Book, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, talks about the importance of storytelling.
This event is part of the First Wednesday Lecture Series events scheduled for the Brownell Library in Essex Junction, VT. Presented with the Office of the President, University of Vermont.
Clarence Penn plays Monk and celebrates release of new CD
On Saturday, January 17th, The Vermont Jazz Center will present drummer Clarence Penn in concert with his Quartet, “Penn Station” performing the music of Thelonious Monk. The group includes the leader with young New York heavyweights Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on saxophone, Matt Mitchell on piano and Yasushi Nakamura on bass. This working ensemble displays a telepathic level of communication, a mastery of dynamics and a remarkable degree of facility while playfully navigating challenging tunes, often in odd meters.