I am beginning my run as iBrattleboro Weekend Concertmaster with the group that got me hooked on rock n’ roll: the Who.
What these guys brought to the music that I loved and still love is a passion and energy that borders on insanity. Watch Keith Moon play the drums or Pete Townsend attack his guitar. At the same time they have fun with the music. The alacrity with which they pull out of bone crushing riffs into quiet, even delicate guitar passages and back to full roar has always been a strength of their music and that ability is on display here.
This concert is from the Who’s Tommy period. In February, 1970 they had recorded a show at the University of Leeds in England which in May became Live at Leeds, one of the best live albums ever made. This concert is essentially the same set and tour.
Figured we needed to pump up the new Guilford News section. Tonight’s Sugar Supper is the traditional first one every year in the area. 5 pm is sold out & there may be a few 7 pm seats, but as of last report we have some for the 6 pm.
March 2 (Saturday) SUGAR ON SNOW SUPPER, Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center, Vt. Seatings: 5, 6, 7 pm. $10 adult; $5 ages 5-12; $2 kids 4 & under. Reservations: 802/257-0288.
Menu: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, cole slaw, rolls, sugar on snow, donuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk.
I-91 to Vermont Exit 1 (Brattleboro) south on US Rt 5 to Guilford Country Store, right onto Guilford Center Rd., 4 miles to Broad Brook Grange on right.
There’s nothing disgraceful about politics – I chose to live in Brattleboro in part because I knew that here, my ideas would be heard. Other place where I have lived and been involved in politics, things haven’t been anywhere near as open or fair.
I wrote an endorsement of Kate O’Connor which appeared in the Brattleboro Reformer on Thursday. I would like to add more here about why I have made this choice. At the bottom of this new commentary, I will append my letter in the Reformer in case you haven’t read it. I’m also going to add a brief public apology to Spoon Agave at the end.
March 5; Tuesday is Brattleboro’s citizens chance to take action and vote for the directions each feels best for our town. Brattleboro is a nice place to live. It has many challenges needing to be addressed. I am in hopes that the many people of this town take the time to vote. So many of us have so many opinions of what is good for the town and what is not good for our town.
On March 7, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center in the Selectboard Meeting Room Vermont Agency of Transportation will hold a Section 502 Public Hearing to review plans for improvements to Route 5 (Putney Road) from the Veterans Bridget to the Exit 3 Round-about.
This project calls for a reconstruction of the roadway with construction of four roundabouts, retainage walls, landscaping, and sidewalks. This is a major infrastructure project. The Section 502 Hearing is the public’s opportunity to review, ask questions, and provide feedback on this project. While construction is still several years off, this is the time for citizens to provide input into final design.
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.
Deirdre Kelley presents Y.A.M.: Yoga, Acupuncture, and Meditation; Saturday, March 16th, 12 pm-2 pm at Medicine for the People, 125 Main Street, Putney, VT.
Y.A.M. (Yoga, Acupuncture, and Meditation) workshops are offered to integrate the wisdom of thousands of years into a two-hour class.
Continuing our series of interviews with candidates for Selectboard, we now present an interview with Donna Macomber.
Why do you want to be on the Selectboard this year?
Although I was routinely asked, “Are you out of your mind?” when I decided to run for Selectboard, I am excited about the opportunity to serve this community. I realize it is a big commitment, and there will be a learning curve. I am level headed and open minded. There has been a fair amount of discussion, online and otherwise, about the need for emotional intelligence in making some thoughtful, and potentially difficult decisions. I believe I have this capacity. I appreciate challenge, and the inevitable learning curve of taking on this fresh responsibility.
The Brattleboro Agriculture Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 10:00am at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.
Additional Public Meetings and Hearings:
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, March 4, 2013 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
The Selectboard will be given a recommendation for hiring a Police-Fire Project Manager at their next regular Tuesday evening meeting. They will also select a project manager for the downtown sidewalk repair project.
There will be discussion of the FY14 Parking Budget, consideration of a videoconferencing system for the library, the purchase compost carts for the new composting pickup program, Honeywell lease financing and more.
Catch it all on TV or in person at the Municipal Center on Main Street. You can bring up other issues not on the agenda during Public Participation, too.