Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Trustees of Public Funds will meet on Friday, March 22, 2l019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Birds and Brew featuring Dara Carleton, Wildlife Photographer

Stop by McNeill’s Brewery at 90 Elliot Street in Brattleboro, March 6th from 5-7 pm for Birds & Brews, a Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society meeting. Come out for a beer (or soda) and some friendly chatter with area birders and naturalists. Free and open to the public and all levels of birders (including new ones). Show up anytime between 5 and 7.


Birds and Brew featuring Dara Carleton, Wildlife Photographer

If you’re in the area, stop by McNeill’s Brewery March 6th from 5-7 pm for Birds & Brews, a Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society meeting. Come out for a beer (or soda) and some friendly chatter with area birders and naturalists. Free and open to the public and all levels of birders (including new ones). Show up anytime between 5 and 7.


Quest for Eagles Artist Talk and Q & A

In conjunction with her solo exhibition, Quest for Eagles, Brooks Memorial Library is delighted to host an artist talk with Vermont wildlife photographer Dara Carleton on Tuesday, March 26 at 7 pm.
Topics will include information about local bald eagles: where to find them, how to identify them, how to photograph them, what equipment to use, and how to use it. Questions are welcome and encouraged.
A photography presentation will accompany the talk. Join us for a free, exciting, and informative discussion!


Quest for Eagles: Wildlife Photography from Brattleboro & Beyond

Less than a week away! View the raptors and wildlife of Brattleboro through photographic images at the Brooks Memorial Library from February 26th through March 22nd. Photographs, by Dara Carleton Wildlife Photography, will include bald eagles, ospreys, cormorants, songbirds, small critters, and waterfowl images all taken within a 30-minute drive from Brattleboro. Come view the bald eagles and wildlife that’s right in your backyard! Opening reception will be Wednesday February 27th from 5-7pm.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 1:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) of the Windham Regional Career Center, located at 80 Atwood Street.


Quest for Eagles: Wildlife Photography from Brattleboro & Beyond

View the raptors and wildlife of Brattleboro through photographic images at the Brooks Memorial Library from February 26th through March 22nd. Photographs, by Dara Carleton Wildlife Photography, will include bald eagles, ospreys, cormorants, song birds, small critters, and water fowl images all taken within a 30 minute drive from Brattleboro. Come view the bald eagles and wildlife that’s right in your backyard! Opening reception will be Wednesday February 27th from 5-7pm.


Selectboard Meeting Notes – Representative Town Meeting Meeting Warning, and Arts Fail To Get 2%

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The Brattleboro Selectboard sent an approved FY20 budget to Representative Town Meeting as part of the annual Representative Town Meeting Warning.

Representatives from the arts community, meanwhile, asked that an article requesting 2% of the Rooms & Meals tax be allocated for an Arts Fund for public arts projects, $8,424, be placed on the Representative Town Meeting Warning. The board said no, telling them it was hasty and didn’t have enough detail.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda – FY20 and 2% For The Arts

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.  It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 6:00pm to discuss the employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.  The Board will reconvene the business meeting at 6:15pm.  ASL interpreters will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center located at 80 Atwood Street.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes – November 6, 2018

There are citizen complaints about the new flashing lights on Western Avenue near Cedar Street, and the Brattleboro Selectboard will hear them at their next regular meeting.

The Town has complaints, too, against a property owner on Oak Street. The Town Arts Committee has concerns about the bookshelf mural in Harmony Lot, the FY20 budget overview will be presented, and a solar array might be coming to a parking garage near you.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


“Charles Henry’s Final Curtain” Original Musical Premieres at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – On the heels of its big splash productions of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Jesus Christ Superstar and its upcoming winter production of Chicago, Main Street Arts is mining into its own creative resources closer to home to offer an original, brand-new production opening Friday, Nov. 9 for a two-weekend run.
The world premiere of Charles Henry’s Final Curtain, an old-fashioned vaudeville musical, is a celebration of the creative spirit of a Vermont native whose own creativity took him all over the state with his performing family, leaving a legacy of entertainment and painted theater curtains in at least 16 towns.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Conference Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 6:30pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


Art Over Fear: Free Workshop

Sometimes it can be hard to accept and unfurl our own creativity. Shadowy doubts, coupled with other people’s comments–or their seeming indifference, can make us believe that creativity is for other people, but not for us.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll work with these questions and more, individually and as a group:
· How does it feel to think of yourself as creative?
· What happens when you let yourself create without judgement?
· What will give you the courage the create on a regular basis?


Vermont Pastel Society Exhibit at The Gleanery in Putney

Ten artists from the SouthEast Regional Hub of the Vermont Pastel Society are showing selected original pastels at The Gleanery restaurant in Putney.  Please find some time in your busy day to stop in and enjoy the art and the food! 

The artists are Carol Corliss, Monica Hastings, Lesley Heathcote, Deedee Jones, Pat McPike, Matthew Peake, Gill Truslow, Rodrica Tilley, Maggie Smith, and Carol Stephens.  These are folks who live in the area, may be your neighbors or friends, may be people you know on a professional level.  All are experienced artists who enjoy working in pastel, a medium that consists of pure pigment mixed with enough binder to form a stick.  Pastels have been used by artists for centuries.  When framed, they are highly archival and permanent.  These paintings are all for sale.  To purchase a painting, please contact the artist directly.  There is a price list available with contact information.


Shoot the Moon Theater Company presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Shoot The Moon Theater Company opens its 2018 season with a production of “The Glass Menagerie” at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, Friday through Sunday, May 4-6, and Thursday through Saturday May 10-12.

This 1944 memory play that established Tennessee Williams as a major literary voice continues to be a staple in the repertory of most theater companies, including regular productions on Broadway. But artistic director Josh Moyse admits the choice is uncharacteristic for Shoot The Moon, which has forged its reputation on original works and literary adaptations

“It almost feels like cheating. I turn the page and the words are already there,” says Moyse.