Early Brattleboro Power Couple Royall and Mary Tyler Featured in Brattleboro Literary Festival True as Steel Staged Reading

A staged reading of True as Steel, a play in the words of early Brattleboro literary couple Royall & Mary Tyler, will be performed one time only on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 pm at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro as the first act of this year’s Brattleboro Literary Festival. The play and an exhibition at Brooks Memorial Library are this year’s Lit Fest offerings highlighting the area’s rich literary history as a partner in the Brattleboro Words Project. Last year’s Lit Fest/‘Words’ event was a pop-up exhibit on Main Street on the life of Lucy Terry Prince, considered the nation’s first African American poet.


August 19: Christ Church 200th Birthday Gala

Guilford, Vt. — Guilford’s historic Christ Church, at the corner of Rt. 5 and Melendy Hill Rd., is celebrating its 200th birthday this year with a Benefit Concert and Silent Auction. Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. Proceeds will provide critical funding for the Christ Church Guilford Society to maintain and improve the building, which has not had a resident congregation since the 1890s.

Internationally renowned instrumentalists Jaime Laredo and Lucy Chapman, violin; Kim Kashkashian, viola; Merry Peckham and Sharon Robinson, cello; and James Winn, flute, will share the stage with Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, who has written a commemorative poem for the occasion.


A Cappella à la Carte on June 8: Supper and Songs

Guilford, Vt. – Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents its 52nd season finale on Friday, June 8, an annual three-part event dubbed “A Cappella à la Carte.” Set at two neighboring churches in the Algiers village of Guilford, just over a mile south of Exit 1 off I-91, the evening’s menu includes a short meeting, a potluck picnic, and a 7:30 concert of vocal music. Each optional segment is open to the general public; admission to the concert is by donation.

Beginning at 6 p.m. in Christ Church, at the corner of Melendy Hill Rd. and Rt. 5 south, the FOMAG Annual Membership Meeting is typically short and entertaining, and offers a summary of the year, a look ahead to next season, and election of the board of trustees.


Sara Coffey Running For State Representative for Vernon/Guilford

Sara Coffey, founder and Director of Vermont Performance Lab, has indicated her desire to be the next representative from Vernon and Guilford.

” I believe that it’s through coming together and listening to each other that we can find creative solutions to help keep our small rural communities strong, healthy and vibrant.”


Mother’s Day Brunch in Guilford

Broad Brook Grange will present its 22nd annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Broad Brook Community Center in Guilford.

 The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelettes, any style, made to order. Also on the menu are pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup. Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting. A selection of juices will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.