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 25, 2019
ALL RESIDENTS Friday, November 8, 2019
Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) is hosting two household hazardous waste events on Saturday, October 19, from 8 am until noon. One event is being held at the WSWMD Transfer Station, 327 Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro; the other event is at the Stratton Transfer Station, 9 W. Jamaica Road, Stratton.
Next Stage Arts Project presents The Akwaaba Ensemble, traditional African drumming and dance, at Next Stage on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm. Opening for Akwaaba Ensemble will be award-winning performance artist, singer, musician and author U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo. Tickets are $20 advance available online, at the Putney General Store and at Turn It Up! in Brattleboro, and $24 at the door. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT, and features a recently-renovated state of the art performance space with a great dance floor, sound system, and beer and wine cash bar.
The Brattleboro Planning Commission is kicking off a 3-day interactive workshop on Thursday, October 3 with a public meeting at 7:00 pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. Community members are invited to discuss ideas and share aspirations for downtown at the opening night and throughout the following days.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY21 Human Services Funding. The Application, as well as Instructions and Guidelines, are posted on the Brattleboro Town website – www.brattleboro.org. The deadline to submit applications to the Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office is Monday, November 4, 2019, at 12:00noon.
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC)
The southeast corner of Vermont, that includes Brattleboro and Windham County, is a unique place. There is an abundance of people whose sense of fair play compels them to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to commitment to social, political and economic issues.
Although there are what some might consider too many non-profit organizations, local people are generous and give time and money freely when they see a need. Windham County has a reputation of being a very liberal area and that has most people characterizing it as a harbor for activists who consider themselves far to the left on the political spectrum.
The Brattleboro Selectboard learned the tales of five nearby municipal broadband projects and expressed varying levels of support for something local, along with many questions. Some answers will come at their next meeting.
The Work Today program is being delayed until spring 2020, the parking garage will get a new elevator cab, the DPW will get their generator, and the Town hopes to get some volunteers for committees.
On Thursday, October 17th, at 11 a.m., the West Brattleboro Association, in conjunction with the Brattleboro Words Project and Brattleboro Literary Festival, are unveiling a Historic Marker commemorating four historic schools that stood near the current site of today’s Academy School, and acclaimed local author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman was repeatedly voted the most popular female author during the 19th century. Best known for her short stories, she published over 250 in her lifetime. Freeman spent a significant part of her life in Brattleboro, and credited Brattleboro for its influence on her writing and success. During her time here, Mary attended the Glenwood Ladies Seminary, one of the four schools being commemorated with the historic marker.
Monday Morning Movie at the Brattleboro Senior Center at 207 Main Street.
October Showings: Ghosts, Goblins & Spirits “Oh My”
Starring: George Sanders, Angela Lansbury– 9:30 am
The VFW will be having a breakfast Saturday Oct. 5th from 8 am – 10:30 am. This is not a buffet, but you may choose to purchase eggs made to order, sausage, bacon, tater tots, toast, homemade sausage gravy over biscuits, and pancakes or French toast with real maple syrup. This will be on the canteen side, not the hall side.
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/30/19
Monday, September 30, 2019
4:00 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – White People and Racial Justice
5:00 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – The US Supreme Court in a Time of Political Chaos
6:05 am New England Cooks – Chef Todd Cassell
7:00 am The Drawing Studio – Color Mixing Part 4