Happy spring to Ibrattleboro folks!
Some of you may know the work that has been happening in Brattleboro to rethink, revamp and re-energize the bike and bike culture towards a way more transport-oriented future. We're talking about a bike revolution and now it's going statewide - family cargobikes, e-assist options and all sort of designs for commuters, seniors & even businesses. Really, now almost anyone can ride with ease, even over our crazy, hilly Vermont terrain...
The American Bus Association has named Brattleboro’s Strolling of the Heifers Weekend (June 5-7) as one of its Top 100 Events in North America for 2015.
Inclusion in the Top 100 list indicates that Stroll Weekend offers “excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world,” according to ABA.
Held annually since 2002, Strolling of the Heifers Weekend is built around an agriculturally-themed parade on Brattleboro’s historic Main Street, which is headed by 100 or more well-groomed and well-dressed heifer calves from regional farms, led by farmers and 4-H club members.
BRATTLEBORO, VT (Oct. 28, 2014)—The Brattleboro Retreat will present the hospital’s 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert of Hinesburg at the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus event to be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.
Vendor applications are now being accepted for the ninth season of the Winter Farmers' Market which will again be held at the River Garden in the heart of Brattleboro, VT. Space for new vendors is limited but interested parties are encouraged to submit an application prior to the September 1 deadline.
The Winter Market opens on November 1 for the 2014/2015 season and will be open every Saturday through March 28, 2015 for a total of 22 markets. The regular market hours for the Winter Farmers’ Market will be 10 am to 2 pm with hours extended to 3 pm for holiday shopping on the three December markets before Christmas.
Bill Quiqley renown law professor and Associate Legal Director of Center for Constitutional Rights concludes in his topical 4th of July article, Sixty Five Million Left Out of July 4,' "This July 4 can be an opportunity to remember them and rededicate ourselves and our country to making these promises real for all people in the US." [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38968.htm]
Your author, an expat American with Korean and Vietnamese family and friends throughout the 66 nations he has worked in - most all bombed by his fellow Americans, suggests, that as Martin Luther King said, the priority of massive life saving through enforcing the laws of humanity is morally and infinitely more important to be advocating firstly and before one's own community's selfish concerns. Nothing is more precious life itself. Nothing of greater satisfation than saving someone else's life.
Countercurrents.org, Kerela, India and Minority Perspective, UK
List of articles which fail any intention to bring the law down upon the perpetrators of genocide in Gaza, a continuation of the colonial crime against humanity in Palestine, that forced creation, through a fomented war, of a new colonial state in British occupied territory. UN as successor to the League of Nations was obliged to respect and bring democratic independence to in fairness to all its residents
It is shocking how few are calling, and have not called over the years, for prosecution of Israelis under the universally recognized and signed on to Nuremberg Laws on genocide, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace. (And please everyone don’t be drawn in to any purposefully equivocating discussion of 'war crimes,' because there hasn’t been a war since World War Two, despite the deceptive labeling as a 'war' every years-long ‘police action’ or ‘humanitarian intervention’ by the Neocolonial Powers in order to foster protective Geneva Convention status to military forces bombing, invading and occupying smaller nations.)
The Brattleboro Area Lions Club is now prepared to start taking applications for financial assistance in obtaining sight and hearing care.
The new Lions club was established and chartered this spring and has since received some donations to kick start their sight and hearing program. Anyone in the Brattleboro area needing financial aid for sight or hearing issues may request the application by contacting the club at 130 Austine Drive, Brattleboro Vermont 05301.
Green Mountain Crossroads Announces New Executive Director
Brattleboro, VT (05/01/14) – The Green Mountain Crossroads (GMC) Board of Directors has appointed HB Lozito as its new Executive Director. Green Mountain Crossroads works to strengthen the community, conversation, and identity of rural LGBTQ folks in Southern Vermont and throughout the region. Lozito joins GMC with varied experience as a grassroots organizer, advocate, designer, educator, and leader in the LGBTQ community. The Board is thrilled to have Lozito join GMC and eager to see them succeed in this new position.
Am initiating this Homelessness Marathon news, ground reports, observations and comments open thread in the hope that there will be those who either had been present or viewed the video coverage or otherwise listened into the audio during the broadcast and will share their observations and opinions with the rest of us.
For my part, due to various reasons (including technical difficulties and the like experienced on my end), I only managed to be able to listen in to certain portions of the broadcast and it appears news coverage might be sparse or otherwise somewhat late in coming; not to mention about how personal accounts can sometimes be more enlightening and interesting as well.
New Healing Meditation Class
Starts February 6th, 6:45-8pm
Cost is a suggested donation of $5-$10
Experience the depth of your healing potential.
Feel supported by guided meditations.
Awaken the joy within your heart.
No previous experience necessary
Please help spread the word. The film showing of "High Power" tonight is cancelled as the film maker is stranded up north. It was scheduled for 7pm at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room.
We are disappointed, but there is another opportunity to hear Pradeep Indulkar and see the film, High Power. Consider going to see him and the film this Friday, Feb. 7th at
7:00pm, Frances Crowe Community Room, Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton, Mass. Please read event details here.
in case you missed it (icymi), the video of the event held in late October at the Brattleboro Retreat concerning homelessness and related matters is worth viewing, fyi:
Dreams of a Home - A Community Dialogue on Homelessness
(via YouTube; posted by Brattleboro Retreat):
This could be citizens' final opportunity to speak to the Public Service Board about Vermont Yankee relicensing. On the table is whether or not a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) should be granted to Entergy Vermont Yankee through December 31, 2014 and touches on issues of spent fuel management and site restoration. The hearings will be held statewide via interactive TV at 7:00pm including in Room 125, Brattleboro Union High School, Fairgrounds Road.
More information can be found on the PSB website and on ibrattleboro's event calendar for today.
Strolling of the Heifers has announced three more brown bag lunch events at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro, to take place during the week of December 16.
Each event is from noon to 1 p.m. and is free, open to the public, and indoors. People are encouraged to bring a lunch from home or a local takeout restaurant, and to enjoy it at one of the River Garden’s café tables.
On Monday, Dec. 16, Scott Hurley performs classical piano. Scott is a student at the Brattleboro Music Center studying with Bruce Griffin. He has produced a CD which he is selling to support his further education as a yoga teacher.
The state of Vermont and Entergy are engaging in confidential negotiations about the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor (and the future of our region). As citizens we are told very little. State officials are quoted as saying they are "not dealing much with the past" and "everything is on the table."
Because negotiations are happening behind closed doors, should we just sit back and trust Entergy and the state to make a deal? What we can do is educate ourselves best as we can, and let our state officials and Entergy know what, for instance, we do not want "on the table." The Safe and Green Campaign is hosting "Cleaning Up Vermont Yankee," a free educational panel, on Tuesday, December 3, to give people information about the process and the options. Three panelists will present information followed by Q&A and discussion.
MT. SNOW EXPRESS BUS SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH BRATTLEBORO SCHOOL ENDOWMENT
Looking for a ride up to Mt. Snow to ski or snowboard on Sundays in December?
The Brattleboro School Endowment is organizing a bus, driven by First Student personnel. The "Mt. Snow Express" will leave from Academy School's parking lot at 9 AM on Sundays in December (December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29). It will make a return trip back to Academy School's parking lot, leaving at 4.15 PM, arriving back at 5 PM.
The Mt. Snow Express will cost $5 roundtrip, or $2.50 each way, per person.
According to the Homelessness Marathon Website, the 16th annual national consciousness-raising radio broadcast will be airing on the evening of Wednesday, February 19, 2014, for six hours, from 7:00 P.M. through 1:00 A.M. (EST), originating from Brattleboro, Vermont.
Announcement posted earlier on the Homelessness Marathon Website (excerpted):
Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast October 18, 2013
Topic: Gunsense Vermont
Speaker: Ann Braden
Just when the weather is getting pretty cold, a recent apartment house fire rendered 17 people homeless here in Brattleboro. The Elliot Street Fire Fund has been established at TD Bank to help these folks.
While emergency relief agencies have seen to their immediate survival needs, there are also needs that won't be filled because of limits to those agencies work programs and resources. Click the story title, above, for details.
New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution will host its 42nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 P.M. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, High & Main St, Brattleboro, VT. Please join us and our distinguished speakers: Dr. Marvin Resnikoff on Decommissioning Vermont Yankee and Brice Simon, Esq. on Actions & Analysis. We are also hosting a potluck supper, music, networking & awards.
NEC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please donate online, send a check to NEC, PO Box 545, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or call us at (802) 257-0336. http://www.NewEnglandCoalition.org Thanks for your support!