When Martha dragged home an ancient teletype machine on the subway, it was more than Tom could take.  Tom was Martha’s plumber, but he was also her friend. In fact it had only been on rare occasions that Tom had crawled under Martha’s sink.

Tom worried about Martha, and Martha worried about him. He could see solutions to her obvious problem — clutter. The solutions seemed simple to execute but it would be a hard sell to get Martha’s consent.

State Architectural Historian Visits Brattleboro – Historic District Walks and Certified Local Government Presentation

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 the public is invited to explore historic preservation with the Brattleboro Planning Services Department and members of local boards and commissions. Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian, will lead a walking tour of two neighborhoods listed as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. He will then make a presentation about Vermont’s Certified Local Government program.

Healing: The Transformative Imagery of Art Opens September 27, 2018 at the Great Hall, Springfield, VT

SPRINGFIELD, VT—August 6, 2018— In recent years, hospital leaders, physicians and patients have discovered that art and music in the hospital environment can help patients deal with their illnesses more effectively and possibly return to full functioning earlier.

The Great Hall, in celebration of Springfield Hospital’s 105th Anniversary is pleased to present, “Healing: The Transformative Imagery of Art,” a group exhibition of 12 artists. Drawing on personal, in some cases tragic experiences, they have created inspirational art to share with the viewer. The exhibition will open Thursday, September 27 and go through March 30, 2019 with an artists’ reception for the public from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at One Hundred River Street. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

War Lies

Lies have always been used to sell war to a public that would otherwise be leery about sending their sons off to fight and die.

That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the “enemy,” here are some facts to help debunk a century of war lies.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 9/17/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/17/18

Monday, September 17, 2018

1:31 am Burlington Pride Parade – Burlington Pride Parade 2018
2:00 am OSHER Lecture Series – Leonard Bernstein: The Maestro and the Man – Part 1
3:18 am Grannie Snow – Silas and Opal’s Outdoor Adventure
3:30 am Vermont Center for Ecostudies – VT Loon Conservation Project
4:51 am The News Project – Vermont Wish Kid Jamie Heath

Draa Hobbs and John Stowell in Concert: A Fundraiser for WOOL-FM Black Sheep Radio and Stage 33 Live

On Sunday, September 23, Stage 33 Live in conjunction with Black Sheep Radio presents an afternoon of world-class jazz, including a workshop and concert, with guitarists Draa Hobbs and John Stowell. The event takes place at Stage 33 Live at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, and ticket sales benefit the venue and the radio station, two non-profit community arts organizations serving the greater Bellows Falls area.

The 10th Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival: Opening The Doors

Every couple of years the little town of Brattleboro,Vermont welcomes puppeteers from around the world. To the delight of the national puppetry community and local audiences alike, Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival of international puppet theater has become Southern Vermont’s premier puppetry attraction, drawing a diverse audience from all corners of New England, Quebec, New York City and beyond.

Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Etienne Charles and Creole Soul

The Vermont Jazz Center is excited to lift off its 2018-19 concert season on Saturday September 15th with Trinidadian trumpeter, composer and percussionist, Etienne Charles. He will be flying in from Michigan to perform with his band Creole Soul.

Creole Soul is one the many projects that Etienne Charles uses to investigate and perform music that aligns with his Caribbean heritage. He uses this ensemble as a musical laboratory to mesh the roots music of indigenous cultures with the language and arrangements of jazz. Etienne has traveled the world, seeking connections and differences between the rhythms and forms of Caribbean folkloric music.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 9/10/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/10/18

Monday, September 10, 2018

12:30 am Bear Pond Books – “Bad Stories” Book Launch
1:55 am Mad River Shorts – A Valley In Bloom
2:00 am Unadilla Theatre – The Show-Off
4:02 am Mad River Valley Programs – Mad Music 8/22/18

Free Book Talk with Mary Ann Hooper

Join us on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 pm in the Meeting Room for a book talk, as author Mary Ann Hooper will read and discuss her book Across America and Back: Retracing My Great-Grandparents’ Remarkable Journey, recently published by the University of Nevada Press.

Mary Ann grew up on Sunset Lake Road in Brattleboro. Her grandfather Howard C. Rice was publisher of the Brattleboro Reformer and her father John S. Hooper was editor and then publisher of the Reformer from 1950 to 1971.

Get Started on Your Marketing Plan: Free Workshop

Join local author Barbara Morisson on Saturday, September 15th, from 11 am-1 pm for a FREE workshop, designed to help you learn how to strategize develop a marketing plan for your business! She will guide you through the questions necessary to solidify  a basic plan, and discuss the pros and cons of the most effective marketing tools available today.

Roundtable Discussion: Royall Tyler – 1700s Author, Wit, and Judge, of Early Brattleboro

Join us on Thursday, September 13th, at 7 pm as Marius B. Péladeau,  Don McLean, Christina Gibbons , and Tom Ragle come together for a moderated panel discussion about Royall and Mary Tyler. This Roundtable discussion series is part of the Peoples, Places and the History of Words in Brattleboro Project.

For more information, read on!

BCTV Presents “What’s New with The Current”

Martin Cohn hosts the latest episode of Brattleboro Community TV Open Studio, “What’s New with The Current.” Learn about the great ways to travel around the area using The Current! New routes have been added. Rebecca Gagnon, the general manager, fills you in about all the new stuff happening at The Current – Vermont ..

Nuclear Waste

The storage of high-level nuclear waste is a controversial environmental justice issue. The nuclear industry would like to create centralized interim (?????) storage for it in Texas and New Mexico. Nice! (at least it’s out of here).

There’s a better solution: we can take a page from the Fluoride book and eat it !

Giant Book Sale

The Friends of the Moore Free Library invite you to their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 29 from 9 am to 4 pm. The giant sale takes place in the Union Hall, just off the Common in Newfane. Categories arefiction (including classics and a large selection of mysteries), history, biography and memoir, essays, nature, travel, art and music, how-to, health, young adult, philosophy and religion, cooking, gardening, humor, Vermont and New England, children’s literature, DVDs, CDs, and more!

Local Bluegrass Band Releases New Album

Keene, NH/Brattleboro, Vt.-based bluegrass band Blackjack Crossing will unveil their new record, “Don’t Borrow Trouble”, at two special events in the region.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, the band will perform at the Mole Hill Theatre in Alstead, NH, in a co-bill with area punk/folk legends HUMANWINE. The following Friday, Sept. 28, Blackjack Crossing will appear at The Stone Church in Brattleboro, Vt., with Boston roots/country band Grain Thief.

POW/MIA Dinner Dance Open to the Public

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road will be having their POW/MIA Dinner & Dance Saturday, September 8th.

Dinner will be pot roast, potatoes, root vegetables, cottage cheese, and blueberry dessert. Cost is $10 per person for the dinner & dance, or $5 per person for the dance only once the meal is over. Doors open at 5 pm, meal is served at 6 pm. Weathered Roads Band will be playing starting around 7 pm. The public is invited to this event.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 9/3/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/3/18

Monday, September 3, 2018

1:00 am 13th Annual Raw and Living Food Presentation – The Un-Cooking Class
3:45 am League of Women Voters – Icelandic Model for Reducing Substance Abuse
5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Dover Free Library Events – Journalist Leah McGrath Goodman 8/2/18
6:55 am Migrant Farmworkers’ Regional Soccer Tournament – August 11, 2018

Ukulele-in-a-Day Workshops Return to Brattleboro!

UKULELE-in-a-DAY Workshop Returns to Brattleboro

Back by popular demand, Ukulele-in-a-Day, a 1-Day Quick-Start Workshop for Total Beginners, returns to the Brattleboro Music Center for two dates: Sat. Sept. 15 and Sat. Sept 22, from 10 am – 3 pm.