Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!
How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!
This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from an unexpected stay-cation:
Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1
OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):
Give Away Videos
Canoe Available to Borrow
Large Garden Space to Share or Barter
ARTful Save of Permanently Stained Clothes
Do you Need Help with Your Computer?
Help Moving Items and/or Hauling Items to the WSWMD ENDS MAY
Vermont Sugar Maples
Brattleboro's Lower Whetstone Brook Corridor: Planning a Design Response to Climate Change Charrette, June 6 - 8By Not Signed In | Fri, May 27 2016
With assistance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Town of Brattleboro will host a 3-day design charrette from June 6-8, 2016. This a multi-day opportunity for property owners, business owners and Brattleboro residents to collaborate with a team of planners, landscape architects, and hydrologists to create a new vision for the Lower Whetstone Brook.
“We were inspired by work of other communities redesigning urban river spaces with a focus on ecology, flood protection and amenity,” said Rod Francis, Brattleboro Planning Director. “Scientific research predicts more frequent and heavier downpours leading to increased flooding, this is the right time to visualize a resilient urban landscape for downtown Brattleboro.”
To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Monday (Memorial Day), from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.
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.
The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone. There will be no lane closures scheduled during the holiday weekend.
In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30, 2016. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30, 2016.
The 15th annual Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, featuring a parade of flower-bedecked heifer calves led by future farmers up the historic Main Street of Brattleboro, Vermont takes place June 3, 4 and 5. Organizers promise many special surprises for the occasion.
The centerpiece of the weekend is the world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade, which starts promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The signature heifer calves lead the parade and are followed by other farm animals, tractors, bands, floats and much more.
The crowd then follows the parade to the all-day Slow Living Expo to enjoy food, family fun, entertainment and exhibits. The Expo stretches over 11 acres on the Brattleboro Common and the Brattleboro Retreat grounds.
How about the Townspeople of Bratt?
Written by Michael Knight who advocates living in a Sharing Economy rather than a selfish economy. His facebook page can be found hither: https://www.facebook.com/michaelevknight?fref=nf
"By working TOGETHER and SHARING we can use a lot less vehicles which helps starve the money beast/system more/faster. We could have just 1 fifteen passenger van for every 45-60 people in a town. Members can take turns driving other members around town in the vans as part of their 10 - 20 hours a week for the community.
The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the community room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Agricultural Advisory Board
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships
Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC)
"A state inspection found multiple violations of patient rights and emergency services standards at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, including an instance of “unnecessary force” used when police were summoned to subdue a mental health patient, new documents show." (VTDigger)
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, the Brattleboro Selectboard approved of new plans for the West Brattleboro fire station as well as $7.8 million in financing from a bond bank for completing all three facility projects.
Enterprise budgets and selectboard goals were approved, the board held a discussion of public and private roads, the contract with Rescue Inc. has been renewed, new liquor fees were adopted, and Whetstone Brook is getting a close look to inspire discussions of redevelopment and flood protection.