“Conversation Station” Video from October Artful Streets

Here’s a Video highlight of October’s Gallery Walk: “CONVERSATION STATION” where local youth talk with adults from the community about all kinds of things – Many insights, much laughing and some surprises……..Featuring Samirah Evans, Johnny Swing, Curtiss Reed, Jr., Steffen Gillom, “Woody” Woodworth and more.


Brattleboro Community TV Producer Awards Night

Brattleboro Community Television today announces the winners of its 2021 Annual Producer Awards. The Producer Awards recognize organizations and individuals that have created outstanding local programming in the last year. Six different organizations and/or individual winners will be honored this year.

The public is invited to the awards ceremony that will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 PM at the Latchis 4 Theatre in downtown Brattleboro.


BCTV Schedules Week of October 25, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

4:00 am All Things LGBTQ – Interview Show 10/12/21
5:00 am Racism in America – What is Critical Race Theory 10/13/21
6:25 am Southern Vermont Live Music – The Amphion Baroque Trio “Gems of the High Baroque” Set 1
7:00 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – The Need for Justice Reform 10/1/21
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


WSESD Seeks Volunteers for Independent Budget Review Committee

The Windham Southeast School District is seeking volunteers to serve on an Independent Budget
Review Committee. One volunteer from each of the district’s four member towns (Brattleboro,
Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney) will be appointed.

The four-member committee will prepare a report that will assist participants at the March 15,
2022 Annual District Meeting to engage in a meaningful discussion of the school budget and to
vote in an informed manner on the warned budget article.


Crowdsourced Cinema VT’s Production of Jurassic Park

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I thought I’d share the scene we did for Crowdsourced Cinema VT’s production of Jurassic Park, now viewable on BCTV and other streaming places.

35 teams of Vermonters participated, and were each assigned scenes from the film randomly. Ours was the scene where they first arrive on the island and see their first dinosaurs. As you might expect, I chose to do animation. (Others used live action, puppets, animals…)


WSESD Special Board Meeting Agenda

AGENDA
I. CALL TO ORDER – 5:00 p.m. – David Schoales, Board Chair

II. Executive Session – 1VSA §313(a)(1)(E) pending or probable civil litigation or a prosecution, to which the public body is or may be a party.


BCTV Schedules – Week of October 18, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

4:45 am Media Mentoring Project – Media Strategy For Events 9/29/21
5:55 am Landmark College Presents – Andrew Stein – Cat in the Shadows 9/21/21
7:00 am All Things LGBTQ – 10/5/21
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am The World Fusion Show – Ep 112 – Mike Block
9:30 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – The Need for Justice Reform 10/1/21


Build a Gift Box

Come to HatchSpace’s new woodworking shop, get some tablesaw practice and leave with an elegant little box! In this workshop we will use the tablesaw to cut dados, rabbets, and some raised panels, and the router table for a little bit of detailing. You’ll learn how to accurately fit small pieces together, and work with some lovely local hardwoods to make a simple box for keepsakes, tea, tiny spice jars, or even recipe cards! Whether you’re brand new to the woodshop, or have experience and want some practice on the tablesaw, this workshop will guide you safely through some simple techniques for working with small parts accurately.    No woodworking experience required.


Brattleboro Firefighter’s Benefit Bingo at the Brattleboro VFW Nov. 6th

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road will be hosting a bingo for the Brattleboro Firefighter’s Benefit Association Saturday Nov. 6th. Doors open at 11 am and the first game starts at 1 pm.

No outside food or drinks allowed, but they will be available for purchase inside, along with homemade goodies.

Pre buy packets are $35 at the door if you pre-register, or $40 for not registering. Register by simply calling the VFW at 802-257-0438 and giving the names of all players in your party now.


Upcoming Woodworking Classes at HatchSpace

Classes for beginners and experienced woodworkers. Financial aid may be available – contact info@hatchspace.org for information.

More details, more classes and registration at https://www.hatchspace.org/ClassCalendar

Refresher for Woodworkers: Build a Cutting Board, with Doug Finkel


Town of Brattleboro Halloween Event

The Town of Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department in collaboration with the Brooks Memorial Library is excited to announce we will be hosting a drive-thru and walk-thru Trick-or-Treating at the Municipal Center Parking Lot. This event will be held on Sunday October 31ST between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. We ask all ghouls and goblins to enter the Municipal Center Parking Lot from the Grove Street entrance. We will have designated walking lanes and driving lanes for participants to follow. Vehicle trunks will be decorated, and volunteers and staff will be handing out goodies while supplies last.


BCTV Schedules – Week of October 11, 2021

BCTV Channel 1085 schedule for the week of 10/11/21

Monday, October 11, 2021

4:30 am Vermont State House – Pension Benefits, Design, and Funding Task Force Pt3 8/25/21
5:00 am Windham Central Supervisory Union – WCSU Bd and Exec. Comm. Mtg 9/29/21
7:30 am Vernon Selectboard – Vernon SB Mtg 10/5/21
8:00 am The David Pakman Show – The David Pakman Show – Weekly Broadcast
9:00 am Energy Week with George Harvey – Energy Week #439 – 10/7/2021


Carving with Computers?

Yes! This hands-on workshop is designed high school students and adults to learn the basics of design for the X-Carve, a computer numerical controlled machine (CNC) for carving on wood, plastic and other materials.  No woodworking experience required.  Learn more at Digital Design for the X-Carve with Gail Fletcher, at HatchSpace, Saturday, October 16, 9 am – noon; $60


The Simple Gift of Open Mic

We live in a world that pushes for bigger and better where other people try to determine what is best for us. In our little corner of the world in southern Vermont most of us know better and we determine our own standards on our own terms. That is especially true in the town of Brattleboro.

Music provides a good example of what I am talking about. Our area is blessed with an abundance of gifted musicians. Some have risen to the level of star status, but most are happy to live life on their own terms in a place that they feel welcomes them.