BPD with the U.S. Attorney’s office is hosting a viewing of the short film (10 minutes) titled, “Face of Recovery.” The film is about the journey and ultimate success in recovery of Justin Goulet. Following the film will an opportunity for questions/answers and comments for Justin along with U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan.
The presentation will be 29 August 2019 in the Brooks Memorial Library Main Room at 7:00 PM.
Before the Brattleboro Selectboard could get to regular business, they heard from many agitated citizens on issues such as the homeless, flowers, and librarians getting paid less than homeless day work program employees. This was interrupted by a climate emergency protest, adding to the list of grievances.
Eventually the board got tho their scheduled business of updates on the DBA and Project CARE, approving of contracts, a short discussion of childcare at public meetings, and more. It was quite an outpouring of interest in local government, from many angles.
It’s a good year for wild blueberries on Wantastiquet. A week ago, I picked a cup of blueberries at the lower lookout. The photo is from July 30 with downtown Brattleboro in the background. There were plenty still ripening, so there should be a modest crop of ripe blueberries about now.
To get to the lower lookout, just go straight at the sixth hairpin turn. The spur trail is a quarter mile and pretty easy to follow. The view is historic and much better than the view from the summit. The ripe berries are in the sunniest spots, so you’ll have to explore the outcrops a bit to maximize the harvest. There is no poison ivy on Wantastiquet, but do take tick precautions. Don’t forget the binoculars.
I just got some very bad news: my iCloud account has been breached. Hacking into the cloud can have some very disastrous results.
The nice iPeople were so worried that they have attempted to contact me at least sixteen times in the last two days.
Needless to say, I’m very concerned.
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 8/5/19
Monday, August 5, 2019
5:00 am Veterans Events – Traditional Memorial Day 2019 at the Dummerston Grange
6:55 am Promos – Umatter – What is Umatter YYA?
7:00 am True North Reports TV – Carbon Tax Fight 2020 Preview
7:30 am North Branch Nature Center – The Emerald Ash Borer in Montpelier
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
Most Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 11:30am to 1:00pm for the annual employees’ picnic.
The Town Clerk’s Office will remain open and all emergency services will remain in full operation.
Sunday, August 11th the VFW Post #1034 Auxillary will be hosting their annual bingo for cancer fundraiser. Doors open at 11 A.M. There are no outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase (lunch served at 12. ) Games start at 1 pm.
The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438
Aug. 5th – Aug. 9th
Mon – meatloaf, baked potato, veg
Join us for this wonderful workshop with Mark, a member of The Putney Painters, as he demonstrates how to simplify aspects of plein air painting for a deeper impact. He offers demos that demonstrate color, value, edges, temperature and when, where and how to utilize transparent vs. opaque paint for controlling planes that you wish to recede and advance. Each day usually begins with a teaching demo on the property followed by students painting and individual instruction and support.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu August 5 to August 9
August 5 Lasagna (Meat or Veggie)
Italian Mixed Vegetables
Summer is over (just kidding) and meetings are back in session. At the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard, Whetstone Station will request permission from the Brattleboro Selectboard to make noise on Frost Street, the ice rink will be approved for some energy efficiency measures, and the board will consider providing childcare at their meetings.
For the first time in quite a long time, a vendor unable to fulfill a paving contract will be replaced on the project. The board will hear updates on Project CARE and the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance, and more. You can, as always, bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 4:30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.