There is still time to help make a difference! Brattleboro Area Jewish Community's next sock drop will be March 8th. Please consider donating new or very gently used socks to the BAJC Sock the Homeless sock drive! Socks are given out at the Overflow Shelter twice a month.
Drop boxes are located at the Brattleboro Municipal Center (drop off a pair when you vote!) and at the Brattleboro Food Coop. We have given out over 225 pairs of socks this winter and we have another month to go! We can do this...with your help.
Next Stage Arts and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter John Gorka at Next Stage Arts on Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm.
John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer/songwriter of the 1980’s folk scene. Hailing from New Jersey, he honed his craft and persona as a shy, wry and insightful singer/songwriter in the Greenwich Village “Fast Folk” and Boston music scenes. Gorka got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania which is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in the country.
On the eve of Purim . . .
Ex-Rockapella star Sean Altman’s unkosher comedy song concert
is "tuneful and sharply witty” (Los Angeles Times), “relentlessly clever” (Chicago Tribune) and “bawdy with a wicked modern streak” (Washington Post), with “hilarious pleasures” (The New Yorker) that combine “the tunefulness of the Beatles and the spot-on wit of Tom Lehrer” (Boston Globe) with a “silky tenor voice that produced chills” (New York Times).
Altman — one of “New York’s finest comedians” (New York Times) and “a terrific singer and a songwriter with an ear equally attuned to comic satire and the power of pop music” (The New Yorker) — “writes hilarious and irreverent acoustic rock songs about his awakening Jewish awareness” (Jerusalem Post) to make you “laugh your tuchis off” (Time Out) as “part of a new breed of Jewish hipster comedy that includes Jon Stewart, Sacha Baron Cohen and Sarah Silverman” (Philadelphia Daily News).
Next Stage Arts Gallery is featuring paintings by
David Rohn, March 4 to 24.
Sat., March 4, 2 - 4p.m.
David Rohn is a watercolor and oil painter. He currently lives and creates art in the woods of Southern Vermont
“Rohn’s paintings seem part of another diction altogether, one free of jargon and its thin gratifications; free, also, of art-schooled ambition to please teacher/critic/dealer, but rarely the eye of the beholder. The eye of this beholder is soothed and delighted, reminded of the old sense of magic which manifests itself in art.
The first Thursday of a new month is coming right up, and that means it's time for another WVEW Dance Party! Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 118 Elliot for a fun and friendly evening of dancing to your favorite songs new and old. DJs start spinning at 7pm. From skiffle to disco, you'll hear it all. Come on out and shake your groove thang. Boys and girls of all genres welcome.
After watching President Trump’s first address to Congress, it occurred to me that he and his administration seemed similar to another recent administration, that of Bill Clinton.
Recall that Bill Clinton won by defeating George Bush I and Ross Perot.
Clinton was hounded with accusations of womanizing throughout the campaign, but he won anyway. The GOP turned on the pressure. In their view Clinton snuck into office in a completely unfair, three-way race and he had to be stopped. They were also put off by his lack of decorum - playing sax on Arsenio Hall’s show and talking briefs and boxers with MTV. Clinton, they felt, was crude. Un-presidential.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 p.m. – Ricky Davidson, Board Chair
The design-build team of PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. and Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc. in conjunction with the Town of Brattleboro, invites the public to participate in guided walks across the 1,036-foot, three-span segmental I-91 Brattleboro Bridge on the afternoon of Saturday, March 4. During the walk, the community will have a chance to take pictures and ask questions about the bridge design and construction.
Visitors will be able to access the bridge by parking at the Brattleboro Union High School where school buses hired by the Town of Brattleboro will be waiting to load passengers and depart for the bridge. The buses will drop passengers off at the south approach of the new bridge where representatives from the design-build team will meet the groups for a guided walk to the north end. The shuttle buses will be waiting on the north end for pick up and return to the high school.
DEBBIE & COMPANY
Debbie Reynolds, Albert Brooks –10 am
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presner – 9:30 am
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu February 27 to March 3
February 27 - Kielbasa & Sauerkraut
March 4 — this Saturday — SUGAR ON SNOW SUPPER, Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center, Vt. Seatings: 5, 6, 7 pm. $12 adult; $5 ages 5-12; $2 kids 4 & under.
Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, cole slaw, rolls, sugar on snow, donuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk. Raffle for half gallon of syrup.
Reservations: (tell us which time seating time you’d like and how many in your group.) 802/257-5359. Or e-mail email@example.com and she’ll send you an e-mail confirmation.
PUTNEY VT- On March 18th at 11am and 2pm Sandglass’s beloved Winter Sunshine series begins with Double Image Theater Lab. I Laid an Egg is an original piece inspired by a dream the co-creator Margot had as a child. Margot goes on an adventure with her imaginary pal, Egg, in a world made of shadows and household items. A nonverbal, interactive show filled with many unexpected surprises and discoveries, I Laid an Egg bears elements of Shadow Theater, Object Theater and music, inviting the audience into a child’s realm of make-believe. It presents a poetic imaginative journey for the child in all of us.
ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair
II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Scissors will snip and curls will be clipped as the Battle of the Barbers heats up on Main Street Friday, March 3.
The tonsorial action will take place in the lobby of the Latchis Hotel beginning at 5 p.m. and features an appearance by Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and his nemesis, Signor Adolfo Pirelli.
These masters of the close shave will meet again in the Main Street Arts musical production of Sweeney Todd that opens Thursday, March 16 at the historic Bellows Falls Opera House for a two-weekend run.
“We wanted to have some fun while promoting our show,” said the show’s director, David Stern. “We will have real hair stylists on hand to do some speed cutting and maybe carving.”
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/27/17
Monday, February 27, 2017
12:30 am MGFA presents: Amy Arbus
3:50 am Genomic Medicine in VT
5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Vote for Vermont: State House Tour
The Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office will be open Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to noon for early voting in Brattleboro’s Annual local elections. The Town Clerk’s office will be closed Tuesday, March 7 as staff will be conducting elections in the Municipal Center, room 212. Polling hours are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301
Questions remaining at the end of the Selectboard Candidate Forum on BCTV were sent to the candidates. Here are the answers from Brandie Starr, candidate for the one year seat on the Brattleboro Selectboard.
I would like to start this correspondance by saying how great it was to have so many voices from our local organizations at the forum. I sincerely hope that at least one rep from each organization can attend the Selectboard meetings regularly, bringing concerns, ideas, and their perspectives and expertise on these topics. I am also compelled to say, that these are serious and hugely important questions, and we need to really be focused and see how they addressed within the purview of the Selectboard with our Town Charter and Town Governance in its current structure.
In the struggle for sexual identity bisexual people disappeared behind the battle lines drawn between the straights and the gays. One of the worst things to happen to modern sexual freedom was the misappropriation of bisexual people under the umbrella group of the gay, lesbian and queer liberation movement.By incorporating bisexuals as one of them, the LGBTQ group planted bisexuals squarely on one side of the dichotomous “them against us” syndrome. Moreover, when the foundational “gay” umbrella group evolved, it unfairly denied bisexuals, intentional or not, their own liberation from social inequality and injustice.
1st Wednesdays At Brooks Library: In Her Time: A Fresh Look At Jane Austen With Dartmouth Professor Suzanne BrownBy Brooks Memorial | Sat, February 25 2017
Dartmouth visiting assistant professor Suzanne Brown will look at novelist Jane Austen’s response to the events of her era in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on March 1 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Jane Austen in Her Time,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
See the Facebook event here.
Jane Austen lived in exciting times, and yet until recently was considered “untouched by the political, intellectual, and artistic revolutions of her age.” Drawing on Austen’s novels, Dartmouth visiting assistant professor Suzanne Brown shows how Austen was in fact a keen observer of her era’s values who both shared and critiqued them.
Are you feeling frantic? Worn out by the nightly news? In need of encouragement? Don’t despair -- Purim is coming! March 11 at the Vermont Jazz Center, we’ll let loose, wear wild costumes and masks, vent our rage at evil and oppression by shaking our graggers (noisemakers) at the name of Haman (or any other evil government official you’d like), and retell the story of how one brave undercover Jewish woman saved the whole Jewish people.