Friday Gala Concert at the Southern Vermont Dance Festival

The Southern Vermont Dance Festival is excited to announce the Friday Gala Concert at 8 pm on Friday, July 19th at the Latchis Theater.  Artists from around the country will join us for an incredible performance, full of dancers and choreographers at the top of their field. The Gala will feature a variety of modern and contemporary dance styles that explore interesting social themes with rich, beautiful movement.


Enjoy the Southern Vermont Dance Festival, July 18-21!

Thursday July 18th the Southern Vermont Dance Festival will present its Opening Gala Concert at 4:30pm at the Latchis Theater on 50 Main St, in Brattleboro, Vermont. This performance will involve both upbeat as well as works with more serious themes. This kick-off event to the four-day festival is perfect for dance lovers and families alike, featuring many exciting genres of dance and high quality choreography from all over the world. The festival’s choreographers have come from every corner of the country to share new and revived work! There will be works in modern, ballet, fusion dance and more!


BCTV Schedules – Week of 7/15/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/15/19

Monday, July 15, 2019

4:00 am North Branch Nature Center – The Emerald Ash Borer in Montpelier
4:30 am Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program – Panel Discussion
5:00 am Brattleboro Goes Fourth – 2019 July 4th Parade
5:25 am Migrant Farmworkers’ Regional Soccer Tournament – 7/6/19


An Interview With Yellowfront – Local Heart-Rock Heroes

Yellowfront, a band from Brattleboro

Yellowfront is a four-piece “heart-rock” band from Brattleboro, VT.  Their self-titled debut Yellowfront was released in November 2018 and it’s a gem.  You can find it on their Bandcamp page.  Look out for their new full-length CD due in August.

Read on for the full interview with Yellowfront.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 7/8/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/8/19

Monday, July 8, 2019

4:42 am Brattleboro Words Project – Brattleboro Printing – Heyday Years 1900-1970
5:00 am Heartline Ministries – Transfigure or Transform
6:00 am Woods Whys – An Exploration of Forests and Forestry with Michael Snyder
6:30 am Dinner Party – JJ Hapgood General Store and Eatery
6:56 am BDCC presents – 2019 Sophomore Summit: Exploring Pathways to Prosperity


Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Cantrip on Sunday, July 14

Twilight Music continues its 17th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, zydeco, Celtic, jazz, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 14 with high energy Scottish music bagpipes/fiddle/guitar trio Cantrip.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.


Sat. 2:00 Reception for Sylvia Ryder’s Art Exhibit at All Souls Church

West Brattleboro, Vt. — On Saturday, July 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the All Souls Arts Committee invites the general public to an opening reception for “Bitter & Sweet: An Artist’s Journey,” the new show installed in the church’s foyer and other gallery spaces through the end of August.

Featured artist Sylvia Chun Yin Ryder was born in Taiwan. It was obvious from an early age that she was artistically gifted, and she chose Fine Arts for her major at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei. Soon after, however, she decided to pursue ballet as a career. While this choice didn’t fully blossom as she had hoped, she did share her interest as a part-time dance teacher for awhile.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 7/1/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/1/19

Monday, July 1, 2019

4:35 am TWG – The Story of Vermont’s Quiet Digital Revolution
5:00 am Chester Volleyball League – Highlanders vs Diggers with Attitude 6/11/19
5:35 am Rotary Cares – Ep 19 – Mara Willams and Sandy Shriver
6:00 am Bernie in Bratt – Bernie Sanders Rally at the Colonial Theater 3/10/19
7:06 am Doing Life – 159


The Best Investment You Can Make 

AAUW Tag Sale

By Helen Wachtel 

Twenty years ago when my eldest daughter started college, the cost of tuition, fees and room and board at a non-profit private university was $31,590 per year, or $126,360 for four years. The cost of tuition and fees at a four-year public non-profit college was $5,020 per year or $20,080 if the student finished in four years. These sums seemed astronomical then, as they still do now. We worried about how we’d be able to afford this on our modest Vermont incomes since our youngest was to begin the following year as well. Both girls wanted to go to school in Boston and had been accepted to the colleges of their choice. This was a new experience for us, sending our children away to college. 


The Seamus Egan Project at Next Stage on Saturday, July 6

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present The Seamus Egan Project, featuring the longtime leader of the legendary Irish-American band Solas, at Next Stage on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm.  Beginning with tunes from his groundbreaking 1996 album “When Juniper Sleeps,” which was the impetus for the formation of Solas, through music from his 20-year career with that iconic band, and adding some brand new tunes, Seamus, with Owen Marshall, Kyle Sanna and other musical friends, will continue to explore the further reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond.


Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Simba on Sunday, June 30

Twilight Music continues its 17th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, zydeco, Celtic, jazz, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 30 with funk and world beat band Simba.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.


Watermelon Wine Song

What is it called when a song keeps going round in your head for days? This is one of them.

It’s a good song, so I want to share it:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqV9NZSGIa4

George Burns (yeah, THAT George Burns) made a cover. He actually did a good job. I didn’t know he could sing.


Spoiling Your Illusions-Literally!

The secrets behind the world’s 10 greatest magic tricks:
Walking On Water – Dove Illusion – Card From Deck Levitation Trick – Girl Levitating In Air – Can On A Card – Turning Water Into Ice In A Second – Death Saw – Twisting An iPhone – Lemon Trick – Houdini’s Greatest Escape


Trio Pays Tribute to Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” at Next Stage on Saturday, June 29

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Julie Ness, Dave Wysocki and Tristan Bellerive performing Joni Mitchell’s legendary album “Blue” at Next Stage on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 pm.  Considered a groundbreaking album of the 20th century, “Blue” defined a generation with a ten song cycle, weaving a journey of hope, yearning, love, loss and heartbreak.


What’s for Lunch?

I had seen a 10 minute play which starts with a character complaining that when he tried to purchase a bottle of aspirin at a drug store, the clerk told him: “We don’t have that.”

It reminded me of a strange experience I had on Staten Island more than 30 years ago.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 6/17/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/17/19

Monday, June 17, 2019

4:40 am UCM Climate Action Team – Climate Change Comes to Vermont
6:00 am Winston Prouty presents – Family Matters Ep 21 – Jennifer Stromsten and Jennifer Jacobs
6:35 am Vermont Institute of Natural Science – Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode
9:00 am Vote for Vermont – Barre Granite Museum and Stone Arts School


BCTV Schedules – Week of 6/10/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/10/19

Monday, June 10, 2019

4:00 am Here We Are – with guest Tammy McNamara
4:30 am Stand Up Fight Back Conference 5/11/19 – Stand Up Fight Back Conference 5/11/19
7:15 am Yestermorrow Speaker Series – Historic New England Architechture w/ Jamie Duggan
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode
9:00 am Winston Prouty presents – Family Matters Ep 21 – Jennifer Stromsten and Jennifer Jacobs


Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents The Stockwell Brothers on Sunday, June 16

Twilight Music continues its 17th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, zydeco, Celtic, jazz, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 16 with contemporary folk and bluegrass quartet The Stockwell Brothers.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill or the Putney Community Center at 10 Christian Square in case of rain.


Monday June 10 – Dining for a Cause – Support Local Scholarships

The Brattleboro Rotary Club Gateway Foundation is hosting its “Dining for a Cause” fundraiser at the 99 Restaurant on Putney Road in Brattleboro.

The Brattleboro Rotary Club is an active community service club of about 70 members. Its members engage in community and human service projects locally and internationally. Since 1985, Gateway Foundation has awarded close to $500,000 in scholarships.