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Recent Cyberattack

USA today reports that a massive attack by yet unknown perpetrators disrupted the net yesterday:

“If you live on the East Coast and had trouble accessing Twitter, Spotify Netflix, Amazon or Reddit Friday morning, you were not alone.” http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/10/21/cyber-attack-takes-down-east-coast-netflix-spotify-twitter/92507806/

Dyn, a New Hampshire-based company that monitors and routes Internet traffic, was the victim.


Brattleboro Leaf Pick-Up Schedule 2016


The following dates have been scheduled for Brattleboro's curbside Fall Leaf Collection. All locations will be picked up each Friday:

Leaf Pick Up Date

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, October 21, 2016

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, November 4, 2016


BCTV 40th Anniversary Party & Annual Meeting is October 6th at 118 Elliot

Go 'Back to the Future' at BCTV's 40th Anniversary Party! Thursday, October 6th:  6-8 PM Annual Meeting;  8-10 PM Dance Party with Peter Miles & The Miles Band

Food & Drink - Producer Awards - Vote on BCTV Business - Dance & Enjoy!

Open to the Public - at 118 Elliot (not at Municipal Center)


Yet Another Stolen Purse Downtown

But this time it was mine!  I parked behind Centre Church this evening to put up a concert poster, thought car was ok unlocked for a couple of minutes because my stepdaughter was right there but someone must have seized an opportunity when her back was turned.

So I've spent the evening cancelling all my credit cards, and the police officer said odds are no trace of the purse or any of its contents will ever be seen again.  Probably in a dumpster or the bottom of the river by now.  he said they usually just grab the cash and dump everything else.


Pedestrian Flags for Western Avenue Crosswalk

In collaboration with the Holton Home and Brattleboro Department of Public Works, the Safe Streets Project recently launched a pilot program to improve pedestrian visibility.  It is located at the crosswalk between Holton Home and Trinity Lutheran Church on Western Ave. Two fluorescent orange and yellow flags sit on the yield signs on each side of the crosswalk,  with instructions to "carry a flag when crossing the street and place it in the container on the other side". 


This Week: BizUp, West B! This Tues at 6:30 at C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave

A REMINDER:  THIS WEEK: BizUp! West B. Connect, Collaborate, Innovate! 

On Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30pm, the Community Development Action Team of the West Brattleboro Association will be throwing our springtime BizUp! event. This will be hosted by the CX Silver Gallery and Teahouse at 814 Western Ave in West Brattleboro.

BizUp! events spark connections, collaborations and innovations between West Brattleboro businesses and
organizations. Join us for local bites and drinks and meet fellow business owners in West B.


BCTV Fall Video Production Classes

Sign up now for BCTV's small group classes. Register online at http://www.brattleborotv.org/use-bctv/upcoming-events or contact 257-0888 or info@brattleborotv.org. All classes are at BCTV's facility in the Brattleboro Municipal Center.

Editing Tips & Tricks: Learn about advanced editing and post production techniques using Adobe Premiere. Master the complete tool palette, learn to utilize color correction filters, chroma keying, audio editing, and more. Prerequisite: Intro to Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 - 7:30 PM


A Real Live Something or Other, And In Our Own County?

Now we don't need to travel to Lake Champlain anymore to try to see a sea monster. Lake Harriman is big enough to be the home of a large beast, apparently.

Beast link.



VBike - Creating a Bicycle Revolution in Vermont!

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...


American Bus Association Names Stroll Weekend One of North America's 100 Best Events for 2015

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 Retreat to Present 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert

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.


Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market - Call for Vendors

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. 


Arundhati Roy: 'Civil Rights Movement Has Become a Support US-NATO Wars Movement'


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. 


Sorry For Palestinians But Not Calling For Nuremberg Laws Prosecution of Israelis

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.)


Assistance Available from New Lions Club

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.


New Executive Director at Green Mountain Crossroads

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.


Homelessness Marathon News, Ground Reports, Observations & Comments Open Thread

Homelessness Marathon bannerAm 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.


Healing Meditation Class

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


'High Power' Cancelled

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.


icymi: Archived Video of Dreams of a Home: A Community Dialogue on Homelessness

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):



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