“Here We Are” with Helena Leschuk

It takes a village (and a few towns, and many volunteers) to keep local TV alive and well and thriving -. as well as an accomplished and devoted crew.

In this show, Helena Leschuk gives us an inside look into Brattleboro Community TV and the staff that brings us the local information we need to know and many terrific shows to keep us entertained.


BCTV Schedules – Week of May 23, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/23/22

Monday, May 23, 2022

4:55 am Around Town with Maria – Earth Day Celebration in Brattleboro VT 4/22/22
6:00 am The News Project – In Studio – Southern Vermont Economy Summit
6:30 am New England Center for Circus Arts – Circus Spectacular 3/5/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


Estey Organ Museum Celebrates 20 Years of Living History 

Organ trio at Estey Organ Museum

Brattleboro, VT…. Brattleboro is home to many historic treasures, some large enough to grace the main street in town, others hidden gems that we need to seek out. The Estey Organ Museum is one of those pieces of history that is well worth a visit for many reasons. Tucked away in the company’s Old Engine House on Birge Street, it holds a century of local history that spread the Estey reputation far and wide. 

The new season starts on May 21 in celebration of the museum’s 20th year and will be open to the public on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through October. It is unique in that unlike what we’re used to in most museums, the hosts in this museum say to all visitors—adults and children alike—please touch; please sit down and play the organs. Visitors even have the opportunity of walking through a pipe organ to see how the mechanism works.  


WSESD Special Board Meeting

AGENDA
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Kelly Young, Board Chair
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION – 1VSA §313 (a)(1)(F) confidential attorney-client communications made for the purpose of providing professional legal services to the body.


Beginners: Get Started! Fundamentals of Woodworking, May 20-22

Have you been wanting to get started with woodworking as a hobby or side business? Take the first step at HatchSpace! We have a terrific beginners intensive course starting on Friday evening of this week, our Fundamentals of Woodworking class with member and RISD graduate Martin Simpson.

This introductory course is designed to give beginner students an overview of the safe use of some of the most common machines and hand tools used in woodworking.


The Immigrant Experience in 2022

I am a second generation American. My grandparents were immigrants. They came from eastern Europe to escape the pogroms and persecution that Jews faced. I often wonder what it was like for them when they arrived in this country. I never did ask them about their experiences.

The reason I am thinking about this now is that I am experiencing immigration from the perspective of someone welcoming new immigrants to this country. Brattleboro, Vermont has become the home to about 100 people from Afghanistan. They have escaped the prospect of constant violence and painful lives to become citizens of a new country.

Our community has worked hard to help the Afghans adjust to their new home. I am surprised to realize that the adjustment can be difficult for the local people as well as the newcomers.


BCTV Schedules Week of May 16, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/16/22

Monday, May 16, 2022

5:15 am Brooks Memorial Library Events – Saige Doll and Books 4/13/13
6:00 am Collegiate A Cappella Concert – 18th (Almost) Annual A Cappella Concert 4/9/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Keeping Up with Senior Solutions – Ep 24 – Volunteers


WSESD Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

AGENDA
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Kelly Young, Board Chair
II. CONSENT AGENDA
• CLERK’S REPORT – Approval of Minutes – May 3 and May 10
III. Pupil Weighting – Emilie Kornheiser
IV. Coalition for Vermont Student Equity
V. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items (10 minutes)
VI. Unfinished Business
A. Sexual Abuse Investigation Update


Andrzej Mikijaniec on “Here We Are”

Authentic Polish food, stories of leaving the homeland, and all Borscht sales donated to the Ukraine – plus everything served up with humor and heart – Andrzej and his Polish Food Stand – a Brattleboro treasure, indeed. (now located in West Bratt.)


BCTV Schedules – Week of May 9, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/9/22

Monday, May 9, 2022

5:00 am Community Senior Center – VT State Parks 3/31/22
6:00 am Landmark College Presents – Jennifer Cook – Autism in Heels 4/5/22
7:05 am VNH Let’s Talk – What is Occupational Therapy and How Does it Help?
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Around Town with Maria – Earth Day Celebration in Brattleboro VT 4/22/22


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


WSESD Board Meeting Agenda

AGENDA
I. CALL TO ORDER—6:00 p.m. — Kelly Young, Board Chair
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION – 1VSA §313 (a)(1)(F) confidential attorney-client communications made for the purpose of providing professional legal services to the body.
III. COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS


With Something for Everyone, Bellows Falls Declares May, as Art Month in Bellows Falls

Bellows Falls, VT (May 3, 2022)—Today, Bellows Falls designates the month of May as “May, Art Month in Bellows Falls,” a town-wide celebration to build awareness and appreciation of the arts and businesses throughout the town from May 9 through Memorial Day Weekend. May, Art Month in Bellows Falls will highlight the arts and the cultural community, as well as the entire town including local businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and artists.

“We will be highlighting artists, events, shops, and restaurants that contribute year-round to the vital and cultural richness and economic stability of the community,” says Robert McBride, founder, and director of The Rockingham Arts & Museum Project (RAMP).  


BCTV Schedules – Week of May 2, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/2/22

Monday, May 2, 2022

4:30 am Brattleboro Democracy Forum – Real Democracy with Tim Kip and Friends 4/12/22
6:00 am Landmark College Presents – Jennifer Cook – Autism in Heels 4/5/22
7:05 am Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program – The Archaeology of Colonial Conflict 3/20/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


Making Flower Presses with Tom Bodett

Join writer, humorist and furniture maker Tom Bodett for a fun, collaborative workshop making flower presses.

Tom has designed a workshop format in which participants get to practice their woodworking tool skills by using them in a repetitive fashion. Together, the workshop participants will make twenty 5 1/2″ x 11″ flower presses. Each participant will take home 2 presses – just in time for spring and summer blooms.


WSESD Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

AGENDA
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Kelly Young, Board Chair
II. CONSENT AGENDA
• CLERK’S REPORT – Approval of Minutes – April 12

III. Recognition of Ali West, 2022 Recipient of Vermont Nutrition Association’s School Nutrition Outstanding Achievement Award (presented at the 4/13/2022 WSESU Board Meeting)