Gluten-Free Cafe in Brattleboro!

I had no idea until yesterday that there is a FULLY gluten-free cafe in Brattleboro!  Those of us who have to avoid gluten have been waiting for this for a long time.  As I understand it, the kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free facility, making it a safe choice for celiacs.

The cafe is Equilibrium on the corner of Elm and Elliot, right next to TJ Buckley’s.  When Turning Point moved out, I saw the building get painted, saw glimpses of merchandise through the window, and saw the sandwich board go out in front of the door announcing vegan offerings, bodywork, dance events, and yoga classes.

I admit, it looked like a place that wouldn’t meet my needs. 

I was wrong.


Brattleboro’s Town Baseball Team Getting Ready for 2013 Season, Seeks New Players

Even with a chill in the air and snow on the ground, members of the Brattleboro River Rats baseball team have been working out in preparation for the start of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League Season next month. Brattleboro’s only adult baseball team is also looking for a few players to fill some open spots on the squad


Train the Brain to Retain: A Workout for Memory Enhancement

The Northeast Psychoneuroimmunology Institute for Healing presents “Train the Brain to Retain,” a 5-week pilot program bringing people together to improve their mental acuity. Beginning March 27th, for five consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm in Brattleboro, participants will learn how to strengthen memory by using tools proven through neuro-science. Advances in neuroplasticity show us that the brain can actually increase its capacity to learn and remember.


Seven Day Chakra Challenge!

Do you want to take your practice to the next level?


Join us for this seven-day yoga intensive. Each day, you will explore a different Chakra through a guided meditation, mantra, yoga asana (postures), and journaling.

Learn how the Chakras affect psycho-spiritual, emotional, and physical health and develop tools to incorporate them into your mind-body awareness to deepen your meditation and/or yoga practice. This class will be appropriate for and welcoming to all levels of experience.


Bowl for Kids’ Sake Seeks Teams

Teams sought for BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE benefit April 6

Brattleboro, VT–Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 32nd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Youth Services’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Saturday, April 6. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with teams signing up for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.

The 4-5 p.m. time is reserved for teams of teens and will have a special “Cosmic Bowling” atmosphere. The financial goal of the event is to raise $50,000 in pledge money to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.


Pizza Lovers, Take Heart….

I just ran into Frankie on Main Street and he assured me that, despite rumors to the contrary that have been floating around, he has not retired, but is actively looking for a new place in town to set up shop again. He had no firm date or location yet, but all is not lost ! Keep hope alive!


BMH Doula Program Celebrates 10 Years

In conjunction with the international observation of World Doula Week March 22-28, the Doula Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will celebrate 10 years of providing services to the community.

A doula is a trained woman who comforts and supports mothers and their families as they bring their babies into the world. Scientific trials have shown remarkable improved birth outcomes because of the presence of a doula. They also show a decreased amount of intervention and a higher number of mothers viewing their birth as a positive experience.


Brattleboro Family Medicine Welcomes Gerald Doherty, PA

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Gerald Doherty, PA has joined Brattleboro Family Medicine and is accepting new patients.

Doherty graduated from the Physician Assistant Studies program at the School of Science and Health, Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania in 1999.  Most recently, he has been a Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine at Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, New Hampshire.

He has also worked for Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vermont and Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre.


Bus Station In Brattleboro?

Is there a bus that goes from Bratt to NYC again?

Greyhound doesn’t answer its phone. Vermont Transit still has Bratt on their website. But I remember the bus station went away a while ago.

Theresa Maggio


Growing a Community of Gardeners

Growing a Community of Gardeners 
Monday March 4, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Brooks Memorial Library and Post Oil Food invite you to a discussion about Growing a Community of Gardeners, on Monday, March 4, at 6:30 PM.


Teams Sought for Bowl for Kids’ Sake Fundraiser

Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 32nd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Youth Services’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Saturday, April 6. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with teams signing up for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.

The 4-5 p.m. time is reserved for teams of teens and will have a special “Cosmic Bowling” atmosphere. The financial goal of the event is to raise $50,000 in pledge money to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.


Free Talk About Men’s Urinary Issues, March 11

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital presents a free talk about urinary function by Director of Men’s Health Craig Rinder, MD, on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in Brew Barry Conference Room 2.

A board-certified urologist, Dr. Rinder will discuss how urinary function changes as people age and the causes and solutions to many common complaints, particularly among men over the age of 50. To register or get more information, call 802-257-8877.


Sean Amos, MD, Joins BMH Hospitalist Staff

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced
Sean Amos, MD has joined its Department of Hospitalist Medicine.

Amos is a 2003 graduate of Harvard
Medical School and has worked as a hospitalist on a contract basis in several
settings, including Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona; Northwestern
Hospital in St. Albans, Vermont; and Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine.

Most recently, he worked for St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Amos was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2006.


Question About the Race for Brattleboro Selectboard 3-Year Seat

During last year’s race for District 3 representative, there was a vigorous discussion here on iBrattleboro about the character of one of the candidates, that she was deceptive in characterizing her role in an earlier campaign, and then when a radio personality questioned her about it, she proceeded to attack him, and then, writing directly to his bosses, she attacked his job.

The question itself was never fully answered, but the controversy did reveal quite a bit about the candidate.

Is this character reference relevant to the upcoming election, or is it old news?


Half The Sky: A Discussion & Screening of the Film

HALF THE SKY: A Discussion & Screening of the Film
Tuesday February 26, 2013
7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

       
Join a panel discussion of Vermont Public Television Community Cinema’s Half the Sky on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00  PM.

The evening will commence with a 42 minute screening of one section of the film and will follow with a panel discussion. Film selections may include: maternal mortality; sex trafficking; gender-based violence; economic development, and education.