Experiential Spanish, developed by Dr. Tamara Stenn, is a holistic way of learning language in a context that creates meaning and builds comprehension mimicking how people actually acquire, process, and retain language. Grounded in the pedagogy of “Core Fluency” which guides learners through, “fun, interactive experiences in Spanish, personalized, real conversations, interactive storytelling, and comprehensible readings,” Experiential Spanish also incorporates visual arts, nature, cooking and music into its curricula (corefluency.com, 2013).
CHESTER/SAXTONS BEATS NEWPORT TO STAY ATOP CRVBL
By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL
In the only Connecticut River Valley Baseball League game over the Memorial Day weekend, the Chester/Saxtons Crush remained on top of the league standings with a 10 to 7 victory over the Newport Polar Bears at Vermont Academy.
Four of the league’s eight teams are in action next Sunday, June 2. Newport hosts the Keene Black Dawgs at 11:00 a.m. at Bates Memorial Field, while the Brattleboro River Rats take on the Sunapee Old Lakers at Dummerston Field in a 1:00 p.m. game. All CRVBL games are free of charge, and to learn more about the league of adult town teams, please visit the CRVBL website at www.crvbl.org .
A new group for parents of babies and young children will begin to meet Tuesdays, from 11am-12pm, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro.
The group begins meeting on Tuesday, June 4th. The purpose of the group is to connect parents to a greater purpose through reading, discussion and play. This group is open to all faith traditions and philosophical backgrounds. It is a chance for parents of young children to support one another AND a chance for children to play together.
Twilight Music presents an evening of traditional Irish music with a modern edge by McAuley, Horan, O’Caoimh at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, May 31 at 7:30 pm. Accordionist/vocalist Mick Mcauley and fiddler Winifred Horan are both long-time members of Irish-American supergoup Solas, which has recorded ten albums to worldwide critical acclaim and been praised by the Boston Herald as “the best Irish traditional band in the world.” Guitarist Colm O’Caoimh is a founding member of the counties Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford-based Irish group Caladh Nua.
With the future of “life as we know it” increasingly entering a gray-zone of uncertainty this might be a good time to stand above the controversies of can we, or can we not, save ourselves.
Confined to our small planet, we humans evolved an anthropocentric view of life, believing that “human beings are the central or most significant species on the planet, or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.” ~Merriam-Webster
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” ~Genesis
And so, creepeth we did.
BURLINGTON, Vt., May 26 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement today in honor of Memorial Day:
“Memorial Day must not simply be a day for picnics and ballgames. It is a time to remember and cherish the lives of service members who have died in defense of this nation and appreciate the unimaginable loss their families have experienced. But Memorial Day is not just a time to reflect upon the past. It’s important that we also focus on the present and dedicate ourselves to do all that we can to protect the interests of today’s veterans – many of whom came home from war wounded in body and in spirit.
Does anyone know of any local creative writing workshops? I’ve checked Write Action and Brattleboro Literary Arts but can’t seem to find anything except Suzanne Kingsbury. I’m interested in flash fiction, short prose and the occasional prose poem, but not poetry-poetry. Any ideas?
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 5/27/13
Monday May 27
12:00 am Emerald Ash Borer Awareness
12:30 am Lurking in the Trees
1:00 am Morris Dancers on Elliot Street 5/26/12- Part 2
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am The Road to Recovery – Building Awareness and Support for Behavioral Health
Harmony lot was the site of one of thirty My Dog is Cool Action Day events held around the country this month. Despite the cold, wind, and driving rain which eventually forced us to leave earlier than we wanted to (and Kevin Maloney’s rather scary mask and tail) lots of laughs were had and stories of dogs in hot cars shared with us from visitors from South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Texas, as well as around Vermont.
This veteran is waiting for the year in which the Veterans For Peace, in its Memorial Day Press Release, states that Veterans mourn first, the lives America took in poor countries, both the civilian men, women and children and the patriots that fought our illegal and criminal invasions since 1945. Only then should come bitterly mourning GIs who were duped by our elected officials and the CIA and Pentagon fed, corporate-controlled war-promoting media cartel fooling them with lies, misinformation, disinformation and psyop techniques that deceived them into proudly following homicidal criminal orders. Orders given, as Martin Luther King Jr. cried out, “for atrocity wars and covert homicide meant to maintain unjust predatory investments overseas.”
[see Beyond Vietnam – a Time to Break Silence sermon]
On Saturday, just after 1 PM, WVEW played a very long selection of dissonant vocal noise that could not be called music in any way.
I tolerated it for 10 minutes, and then complained to the disk jockey, who thought my assessment of it as “noise” was just an opinion.