“Here We Are” with Kim Murray

Kim’s energy and enthusiasm brighten up any day! She created Malisun Boutique with a focus on women artisans, and her “Plant a Tree Program” is a very successful part of her business. Check out Malisun’s beautiful, expanded new space at Vermont Marketplace at Exit One.


Riverfest Weekend Kicks Off the 44th New England Paddlesports Championship; On-river and Off-river Activities; Riff Raft Regatta; ‘Lampey’ Competition

BRATTLEBORO, VT—July 19, 2022—The Connecticut River Conservancy’s first-ever Riverfest Weekend kicks off Aug. 6 & 7 in Brattleboro and Hinsdale, highlighted by the 44th Annual New England Paddlesports Championship on Sunday. Riverfest promises family-friendly near-river and on-river activities bridging southwest New Hampshire with southeast Vermont. www/ctriver.org/nepc-riverfest

On Sunday (10-2p), The New England Paddlesports Championship (NEPC) will welcome racers from across the Northeast. Canoes, kayaks, surf skis, and stand-up paddleboards will have separate race classes. Although this marks the 44th year NEPC has been held on the Connecticut River between Southern Vermont and New Hampshire, this is only the second time competitors will paddle the waters in this stretch of river between Hinsdale, N.H. and Brattleboro-to-Vernon, Vt. The race, launching from Norm’s Marina, Racers can earn points that will count in the NECKRA Flatwater Point Series  www.neckra.org.


Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Brooks Memorial Library.

Jessica Sticklor (she/her/hers)

Executive Assistant

Town of Brattleboro


Brattleboro Art Committee Meeting Agenda

AGENDA

1. Convene, quorum check

2. [10 mins] Introductions, Intents of Art Committee Members, Announcements

3. [10 mins] Elect officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Clerk)

a. Motions on rotating positions terms per meeting, monthly?

b. Motions on remedying previous published AC meeting minute notes


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 3:00pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center (230 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 4:15pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center (230 Main Street).


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Peter Elwell’s Final Meeting, Mask Mandate Modified

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It’s the final regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard for 2021, (if any meeting this year could be called “regular.”)

The board reconsidered the mask mandate, reviewed FY’23 matters, looked at annual audit results, considered financial reports, and bought some trucks and equipment repairs. More interesting to me, though, was that this was the last “regular” meeting for outgoing Town Manager Peter Elwell. That’s kind of where my thoughts are tonight, more than on budgets and such.

And, for that reason, I don’t plan to transcribe everything word for word tonight. Instead some thoughts…and a bit of the meeting.


Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities COVID-19 Relief

MONTPELIER, VT—Arts and humanities organizations in Vermont facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency relief funding through a new partnership between the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities.

The new COVID-19 Cultural Relief Grant Program is seeded with more than $700,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Grant awards are based on organization size:

Annual operating budgets of up to $200,000: $5,000.
Annual operating budgets between $200,000 and $750,000: $7,500
Annual operating budget larger than $750,000: $10,000


Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts Responds to COVID 19

Following advice and common sense, Mitchell-Giddings has made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors until further notice even as we remain open online for purchases and gallery activities (or at 802-251-8290).

We gladly welcome scheduled gallery visits by appointment.


I AM…2020 Important Update – Rescheduled for May 2021

IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT : I AM…2020 – The Statewide Exhibition
Coming to Southern Vermont (Posted to the Calendar for May 1 – May 31)
*NOW RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 2021*

Given the current landscape with COVID-19 we want to be cautious and will be rescheduling the I AM… exhibition to coincide with Diversity Day celebrations in May 2021. If you have questions, please inbox curator, Shanta Lee Gander.


Mount Island Announces the Lucy Terry Prince Prize

If you are not a poet, but know someone who might be interested, please re-share. This prize honors the life of Lucy Terry Prince who was an orator, activist, and first known African American poet in the U.S. This prize is being judged by celebrated poet Major Jackson who has authored five books of poetry collections and received a range of fellowships. Any individual who is a poet of color hailing from or living in a rural place is welcome to apply.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Community Room at the Brattleboro Food Co-Op, located at 2 Main Street.

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 5:30pm at The HatchSpace, located at 35 Frost Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Fourth Annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival Comes to Town Saturday, September 28; Official 2019 Line-up Announced

Youth bands and solo artists from around New England are gearing up to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival. BrattRock 2019 comes to 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro on Saturday, September 28. Gates open at 2:30 PM and performances take place on two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, between 3:00 and 10:00 PM.

In addition to non-stop live music, the festival features food vendors, interactive performances by the New England Center for Circus Arts, crafts and games, and plenty of family fun. All are invited to attend this all-ages community event.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 5:00pm at The Hatch Space, located at 35 Frost Street.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Vermont Publisher Returns to Support Rural LGBTQ and POC Voices & A Call for Submissions

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont, May 10, 2019: It might be an understatement to say that America is filled with literary magazines—each one trying to carve its own niche as it relates to the scene. However Desmond Peeples—a Brattleboro-born writer, artist, and editor—has a different kind of vision. Peeples and a growing team of creatives are launching Mount Island, a literary magazine focused on supporting rural LGBTQ and POC writers and artists. What Mount Island brings to the table is a dedication to the visibility of rural voices that are too often muffled or erased. The magazine seeks to bridge the rural-urban gap by first connecting and empowering our most marginalized rural communities.


Vt Watercolor Society Exhibit Opens May 4 at 2:00

West Brattleboro, Vt. — The Arts Committee of All Souls Church invites the general public to an opening reception at West Village Meeting House on Saturday, May 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m., for “The Flow of Watercolor,” an exhibit by nine members of the Connecticut Valley Hub of the Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS). Showing their works in the foyer and other gallery spaces through the end of June are Carolyn Allbee, Carole-Anne Centre, Maisie Crowther, Nancy DiMauro, John Dimick, Kathy Greve, Steve Lloyd, Molly Martin, and Cath Stockbridge.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, VWS was founded by a small group of painters in 1995 and today has over 240 members throughout the state. The group’s mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of watercolor to its membership at all levels of ability and to the community by providing opportunities and venues for participation, education, fellowship, and exhibitions.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 5:00pm in the meeting room at the Brattleboro Tennis Club (202 Cedar Street).

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.