Lunar New Year of China, Korea, and Vietnam

Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) celebrates the Lunar New Year of China, Korea and Vietnam Sunday, January 26thth, 1-3:00. You don’t have to be Asian or know anything about Asia to participate! Join us at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center to usher in the year of the White Metal Rat. The Rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac, and it marks new beginnings, fresh hope, and rising excitement.


Book Sale for Passionate Readers Jan. 25

On Saturday, Jan. 25 from 11 to 2, the Words Book Project is sponsoring a giant book sale at 118 Elliot Street.  Come join us and find books that will inspire, inform, entertain and enlighten.

The proceeds from this big book sale will support the successful publication of a book about Brattleboro’s 250+ year printing and publishing history.  With grant support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and many local contributors, the Book Project has overseen the writing, design and editing of this groundbreaking work.  The book is being written by local authors, designed and edited locally. It tells the fascinating story of the people, places and businesses that caused Brattleboro to be known as a “Print Town.”


Winter Corn Hole Tournament to Benefit Brattleboro Professional Firefighter’s Local 4439

Saturday Feb. 22nd the Brattleboro Firefighter’s will be hosting an indoor corn hole tournament at the Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road from 12pm – 6 pm. Tickets are $25 per team, with a maximum of 32 teams allowed. There will be a cash bar, and food for sale by the VFW. (No outside food or drinks allowed) 1st place $50, 2nd and 3rd place $25.


Creating Good Governance for Our Local Schools

In June of 2019, the Putney, Dummerston, Brattleboro and Guilford School Districts were merged into the Windham Southeast School District (WSESD), a single district with nine schools.  
Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro Area Middle School, Dummerston School, Guilford Central School, Putney Central School, the Brattleboro elementary schools Oak Grove, Green Street, and Academy, and the Windham Regional Career Center are currently governed by a body of eight school board members (School Directors). As of November, 2019, two additional seats were added for School Directors residing in the town of Brattleboro, effective March 3, 2020. 


BCTV Schedules – Week of 1/13/20

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/13/20

Monday, January 13, 2020

5:23 am Promos – TERRA Collaborative PSA
5:30 am Windham World Affairs Council – Trafficking and Migrating in Southeast Asia Today 11/22/19
7:00 am Heartline Ministries – 31 Reasons Jesus Came #3
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode
9:00 am Next Stage Arts – An Evening with authors David Blistein and John Halpern: “Opium”
10:26 am Promos – Windham County Humane Society Capital Campaign


Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Champian Fulton Quartet

The Vermont Jazz Center is delighted to present pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton on Saturday, January 18th at 8:00 PM. Fulton, a DownBeat Magazine Rising Star, was recently lauded as 2019 Female Vocalist of the Year and 2019 Pianist of the Year by Hot House Magazine/Jazzmobile. She will be performing with her working quartet of over a decade including her father, Stephen Fulton, on Flugelhorn, Hide Tanaka on bass and Fuku Tainaka on drums.

Champian Fulton swings hard – she’s a top-shelf pianist and vocalist with an expansive repertoire and a broad stylistic vocabulary. She likes to leave her sets open-ended so that she and her band can choose between familiar and little-known gems from the Great American Songbook on the fly. Considering her youthful age (34 years old), it is intriguing that Fulton’s repertoire naturally gravitates to selections from the swing era. Her whole persona, public and private, resonates with a love for the music from that time period. She conveys the essence of swing effortlessly and authentically; her performances give listeners a fresh appreciation of the creative possibilities inherent in an older style. In Fulton’s hands, swing is a vibrant, living music that resonates with meaning and joyous playfulness.


BCTV Schedules – Week of January 6, 2020

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/6/20

Monday, January 6, 2020

5:00 am Windham World Affairs Council – Beheading in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility 10/25/19
6:20 am Couch Potatoe Productions – Sword Dancers Performance at the Newfane Heritage Festival 10/12/19
6:30 am Windham World Affairs Council – Trafficking and Migrating in Southeast Asia Today 11/22/19
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode


WSESU and WSESD Meeting Agendas

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room, Brattleboro.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER—4:30 p.m. — Kerry Amidon, Board Chair

II. CLERK’S REPORT


Drastic Measures – A Cartoon For Musicians

Drastic Measures

It is a new year and a new decade, and it is time to debut a new MuseArts Cartoon.

“Drastic Measures” is an animated cartoon of an elementary school band class in which our first triangle player gets bored with endless measures of rests and dreams of becoming a professional jazz funk musician, despite the continued distractions of triangles everywhere.


Second-Saturday Synthfest Series

An electronic music performance series celebrating synthesizers, circuit-bending, and sound manipulation on the second Saturdays of January through April at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls. Each session hosts up to five acts for individual performances followed by a group improvisation. Players will be in the center of the room, with the audience in the round. Sounds are expected to range from cinematic and lush to computeresque and urgent.

The series dates are January 11, February 8, March 14, and April 11, 7:00 PM at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Suggested $5 donation at the door.


Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez at Next Stage on Saturday, January 4

Next Stage Arts Project is thrilled to bring Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez back to Putney by popular demand for an all out rock n’ soul concert/dance party on Saturday, January 4th at 7:30 pm, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT. There will be a beer and wine cash bar. Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $22 at the door, available online at: nextstagearts.org. Snow date for this event is Sunday, January 5th. Call 802-387-0102 for info in the event of snow.

Known as “The Beehive Queen” for her outrageous, mile-high hairdo, Christine is the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band. Voted #7 on Alternate Roots’ list of top 30 Female Vocalists, this queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples. Teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 12/30/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/30/19

Monday, December 30, 2019

5:00 am Windham World Affairs Council – Beheading in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility 10/25/19
6:20 am Couch Potatoe Productions – Sword Dancers Performance at the Newfane Heritage Festival 10/12/19
6:30 am Windham World Affairs Council – Trafficking and Migrating in Southeast Asia Today 11/22/19
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode
9:00 am Vote for Vermont – Rural Vermont (Panel Discussion)


Multi-instrumentalist Owen Nied to Perform in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — After wowing the audience with his energetic set last August, multi-instrumentalist Owen Nied returns as the main event to the Stage 33 Live listening room in Bellows Falls on January 5.

Here’s a 60-second taste of last time: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBBvQkxvolQ

His original music careens from edgy pop to jazz to blues, rock and hip hop, influenced by artists as diverse as Wes Montgomery, Les Paul, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jack White, Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Dick Dale, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Chet Atkins, and Ella Fitzgerald. In addition to playing solo, Owen fronts the guitar- and horn-driven indie trio The Onlys; plays lead guitar in the jazz-grass band Cats in the Limelight; and is half of the UK-based indie-jazz duo Spooky Tricycle.


Bering Tunnel?

Ben Fulford is a Canadian reporter/pundit, living in Japan. He generally talks about political issues, but he recently referenced a tunnel to be built across the Bering Strait, from Alaska to Asia.

That caught my attention, because the strait is about 50 miles across.


BCTV Schedules – Week of December 23, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

5:00 am Windham World Affairs Council – Beheading in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility 10/25/19
6:20 am Couch Potatoe Productions – Sword Dancers Performance at the Newfane Heritage Festival 10/12/19
6:30 am Windham World Affairs Council – Trafficking and Migrating in Southeast Asia Today 11/22/19
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode


BCTV Schedules – Week of December 16, 2019

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/16/19

Monday, December 16, 2019

5:00 am Hogback Mountain Conservation Association – Half Billion Years of Hogback Geology with Roger Haydock
6:20 am GMALL Lectures – Words Are Pictures
7:30 am Brattleboro Area Events – Brattleboro Christmas Tree Lighting 2019
7:45 am Waking Up With Ami – Connecting with Nature and Source – A Guided Meditation
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Daily Episode