The Sundog Poetry Center is thrilled to announce a summer afternoon of art, music and poetry, our signature AMP event, featuring poetry by Rage Hezekiah, Kerrin McCadden, and Partridge Boswell, music by Los Lorcas, and visual art by Liz Hawkes deNiord.
Rage Hezekiah is a Cave Canem, Ragdale, and MacDowell Fellow who earned her MFA from Emerson College. She is a recipient of the Saint Botolph Emerging Artist Award and she serves as Interviews Editor at The Common. Her forthcoming collection, Yearn, is a 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest winner. She is the author of Unslakable (Paper Nautilus Press, 2019) and Stray Harbor (Finishing Line Press, 2019). Rage’s poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Cincinnati Review, The Colorado Review, and many other journals and anthologies. You can find more of her work at ragehezekiah.com.
Brooks Memorial Library will open at 2 PM on Thursday, to accommodate a work session with the Trustees and staff. Thank you for your support and patience as we plan for an even better Brooks.
The water quality of the upper West River and some of its tributaries is getting closely examined this summer. Fitzgerald Environmental Associates has been hired through the State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct a Stream Geomorphic Assessment (SGA), which is a way of assessing, understanding, and evaluating the condition of the river system.
According to Marie Caduto, Vermont DEC Watershed Planner for the southeastern portion of Vermont which includes the West River and its tributaries, “this project has been in the works for several years. The local communities are concerned that the recreational use of Townshend Lake and the West River has been impacted by all the sediment moving down the river since Tropical Storm Irene. What we are looking to study is where this sediment is coming from and to find on-the-ground projects that can be done to help stabilize the erosion.”
What have you noticed around Brattleboro recently? The little things that aren’t worthy of a full story, but caught your eye?
NECCA circus tent is back up. It’s been up for a couple of weeks now, and again I say that this really marks the location well. Nothing like a circus tent to say “circus!”
Brooks Memorial Library has their new tool-sharing shed and sign up, located between the library and the municipal center.
I Approval of Minutes from 6/14/22
II. Continue discussion of edits
D6: Substitute Teachers
A1: The Role and Adoption of School Board Policies
D9: Alcohol and Drug -Free Workplace
F24 Firearms and Dangerous or Deadly Weapons
I. CALL TO ORDER – Anne Beekman
II. Approval of Previous Minutes – June 9 and June 16, 2022
III. New Hires / Resignations
IV. One Percent Applications (if any)
V. Other Business
Monday, June 20, 2022
4:00 am Racism in America – Chinese in America 5/19/22
6:00 am Around Town with Maria – Bill McKibben in Brattleboro 5/27/22
7:05 am Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program – Thomas Jefferson and the American Maple Sugar Industry
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Jun. 20 Rosemary Baked Chicken
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mary Lauren Fraser brings inspiration to traditional arts – weaving willow coffins for Green Burials, making crankies and an accomplished violinist, she plays the fiddle for fun.
Off in a corner
in the midst of a mid-town cocktail party,
sits a shy young lady with a small animal
Wrapped in a muff,
Sitting on her lap.
On Tuesday, June 21, the Utilities Division will be installing a new hydrant in the area of 195 Elliot ST. Elliot ST will be closed in the area beginning at 7:00 am through approximately noon. Stewart Place and Elliot ST addresses up to #186 can be accessed from the east end of Elliot ST and addresses #190 and higher can be accessed from the west end of Elliot ST.
Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during this time.
International artists Sackett and Ahmed Zaghbouni aka MR MiC join forces to bring a fun and energetic performance entitled “BeatBox MEETS Popping.” Amirah is a hip-hop dancer, choreographer, and educator based in Chicago, IL. Her signature style is the funk style dance known as ‘popping’. As a proud Muslim American, she combines Islamic themes with her dance to share the universal beauty of her faith with audiences of different faith backgrounds to promote unity and understanding. Ahmed Zaghbouni is an international beatboxer and filmmaker from Sousse, Tunisia. His performance always entertains the audience with disbelief by the sounds he creates only using his mouth and voice as an instrument. He is proud of his Muslim heritage and the Sufi faith traditions native to his home of Tunisia. These two Muslim artists, bonded by faith and their love of hip-hop, offer a counter narrative to the media’s portrayal of Muslims. Both Ahmed and Amirah are dedicated to preserving and sharing hip-hop culture with the next generation and audiences around the world, as well as being examples of using art for social change.