Compass School of Westminster, Vermont is proud to present the Corey Zink Band, one of the premier baritone voices on the Northeast bluegrass circuit and the Seth Sawyer Band on Sunday, March 17th, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Bluegrass Benefit Concert will be held at Bellows Falls Opera House in downtown Bellows Falls. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets available at http://compassschool.ticketleap.com/
Seth and Candi Sawyer are Compass School parents and have created this wonderful event to support the Global Connections Program. The Seth Sawyer Band has years of experience entertaining people with classic bluegrass music. Seth Sawyer is the gentle giant of New England bluegrass music.
Williston, Vermont – Vermont solar manufacturer and the largest developer of solar in the state, AllEarth Renewables, has announced a new program to finance solar at no cost to homeowners, businesses, non-profits, and public institutions.
MEETING RESCHEDULED – Due to the weather, the meeting regarding the Downtown Sidewalk Project previously scheduled for today, February 27, has been RESCHEDULED to Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Residents and Business Owners:
SAXTONS RIVER – It’s déjà vu all over again at Main Street Arts as it reprises its 1999 production of the musical “Kiss Me, Kate,” opening Friday, March 1 for a two-week run.
This rollicking version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” features such memorable Cole Porter tunes as “Another Openin’, Another Show,” “I Hate Men,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare.”
Time for annother update on updates, with some reminders and birthday news thrown in for good measure.
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During last year’s race for District 3 representative, there was a vigorous discussion here on iBrattleboro about the character of one of the candidates, that she was deceptive in characterizing her role in an earlier campaign, and then when a radio personality questioned her about it, she proceeded to attack him, and then, writing directly to his bosses, she attacked his job.
The question itself was never fully answered, but the controversy did reveal quite a bit about the candidate.
Is this character reference relevant to the upcoming election, or is it old news?
Phil Kramer is running for a 1 year seat on the Brattleboro Selectboard. Here are his responses to our questions.
Why do you want to be on the Selectboard this year?
I am running for selectboard at this time because I want to make a difference. These are trying times for our community, our country and our world. The decisions we make today will have a lasting impact on the future. I have a vision of what direction Brattleboro should be moving. Over the years I have gained a great deal of insight into the spirit of this town and the way things work.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 – Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the American Legion today that he is “deeply troubled” by unacceptable backlogs in processing veterans’ disability claims.
“I refuse to accept the status quo,” Sanders told the Legion’s annual conference at the Washington Hilton hotel.
While the Department of Veterans Affairs has processed more than 1 million claims a year for each of the past three years, the number of new claims has outpaced the department’s ability to process the paperwork.
One of the best investments you can make is improving your home’s energy efficiency. The average Vermonter can save 20-30% on their energy bills through a home efficiency project – an average of $1,000/year!
HALF THE SKY: A Discussion & Screening of the Film
Tuesday February 26, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join a panel discussion of Vermont Public Television Community Cinema’s Half the Sky on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 PM.
The evening will commence with a 42 minute screening of one section of the film and will follow with a panel discussion. Film selections may include: maternal mortality; sex trafficking; gender-based violence; economic development, and education.
Growing a Community of Gardeners
Wednesday February 27, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Brooks Memorial Library and Post Oil Food invite you to a discussion about Growing a Community of Gardeners, on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM, in the Library meeting room (snowdate is Monday, March 4, at 6:30 PM).
A serious food crisis has been growing throughout the world since 2008. For many in the world, this has meant hunger, famine, and food riots; for us in America, it has involved higher food prices and deprivation, a reality that has particularly impacted the increasing number of us who are income challenged.
Watch the full Selectboard Candidate forum, which was held Friday, February 22, 2013.
This forum was sponsored by The League of Women Voters, and moderated by Francine Vallario.