Join Putney author, Stuart Strothman, on Wednesday, July 17, at 7 PM, in the meeting room of the Brooks Memorial Library for a discussion of his novel, Sackett, an historical novel that spans the years 1682 to 1763, the story of a lost hero of the Abenaki, born of an abducted little girl gone native, grandchild of Greylock, enemy of the British.
Stuart Strothman has been interested in the original land and its people since he was a young child, canoeing in Nova Scotia, wandering in the woods of southern New York where he grew up. As an undergraduate, he focused on Native American studies under advisor Larry Hauptman, and took bachelors degrees in history and literature, and later a masters in education. He taught for many years at Landmark College and has published articles in the Dictionary of American Biography and The New Paltz Historical Review. He is past president and now secretary of the Putney Historical Society, which he staffs in the summertime, helping visitors with any research they may be interested in.
Turtles to Toads – LIVE ANIMAL PROGRAM at the Brooks Memorial Library
Explore the worlds of repitles and amphibians through an interactive slideshow, touchable artifacts and live animals.
Saturday, August 3, 10:30 AM
Presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum as part of the Dig into Reading Summer Reading Program. Register by calling 254-5290 ext 110.
Monday Movie Matinees for Kids at Brooks Memorial Library
Bring a lunch and join your friends at 1 PM on July 15, 22, 29, August 5, August 12
Call 254-5290 ext 110 for movie title, or download schedule at brookslibraryvt.org, click on “Kids and Parents”
We’re going into another week of heat. At this time the forecast says it will be 90ish until next weekend. One more heat wave and the zucchini will start coming in. If it’s a bumper crop, bread will be made on the cooling nights. But there will be more, and how much zucchini bread do you really want? Sauteed zucchini is very nice- the first 4 times.
And so I come to you after a long absence.
I’m tired of my tried and true recipes. Yes, they’re good and make lovely food. And I’m sick to death of them.
Please share your recipes. I don’t care if it’s seasoned fried slices. As long as I didn’t create it, I’ll be a happy camper. Thank you.
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 7-15-13
Monday July 15
12:00 am Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Branford Marsalis
1:00 am Forgotten Rails: West River RR & CT Trolley Museum
1:22 am TED Talks: Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks (2008)
1:30 am FACT Special Presentations: Twelve Hours To Launch
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am Windham World Affairs: Robert Gensburg 6/26/09 at SIT
It was depressing, but not unexpected, to read this morning that George Zimmerman was found not guilty.
The “Stand Your Ground” law allows people to use deadly force on someone, then claim self defense. In an ideal sense, the concept applies to defending one’s home from an intruder.
In Florida, it means you can kill a young black man if you find him suspicious.
Zimmerman was not defending his home or his property. There was no threat to him.
Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 14 with rock/folk/classical quintet Darlingside. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25. All concerts begin at 5:30 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Putney Food Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.
Many readers here have probably read the viewpoint column I wrote and the Commons printed in their current issue. If not, here is the .
The basic gist is that if we can at all afford 14.1 million dollars for the police and fire facilities we can get much more for our money if we scale that project back some (but retain its most important features) and use the savings for economic development. The thrust of my views are that public safety is not a serious issue for now (tho it would be improved to a significant degree anyway under this plan) but the economy is. I will even argue that several million dollars poured into development and the creation of jobs will have greater and more salutary effect on public safety than an armored indoor loading dock for handling prisoners.
Burlington, VT. (July 12th, 2013)- This morning, on the steps of the Chittenden County Courthouse, Rep. Peter Welch unveiled legislation that would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to inform Americans and protect their privacy as the agency issues operating licenses for unmanned aerial vehicles flying over the United States. The FAA estimates that 30,000 drones will be operating in the U.S. over the next 20 years.
Welch will introduce the legislation in the House of Representatives next week when he returns to Washington. He was joined at the press conference by ACLU of Vermont Executive Director Allen Gilbert.
At their next Tuesday meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will begin to spend big money on the Police-Fire Facility project with an $800,000 contract for architectural services and $290,000 for property on Church Street on the agenda.
The board will also form a committee to look at skating rink options, discuss the town website as well as local hiring, hire Lane Construction ofNorthfield, MA for paving, regulate food carts, and more. You can bring up other matters not on the agenda during public participation. Watch on BCTV or attend in person, and read all about it here afterwards.
There is a political battle going on at the northern end of Vermont that could have an impact on those of us down here. The Air Force would like to use South Burlington as a base for an expensive, loud new plane: the F-35.
How loud? 400% as loud as the F-16.
In 1975 Yes had already been together for 7 years. They didn’t make the “big time” until 1971’s “Fragile” album which was to establish them as first-class Progrockers. Their “Close to the Edge” in 1972 was a hit and their worldwide tour established them as arena-fillers.Though rarely on the top ten hits list, and with several different line-ups, they’ve been around now for 45 years and are currently touring the US in another incarnation.
This film is from the “Close to the Edge” tour in December1972, with songs from the album of the same name. The performances are at London’s Rainbow Theatre. The line-up is:
Jon Anderson- lead vocals
Chris Squire- bass, backup vocals