Join the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus – Virtually!

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus welcomes new members to help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary year by singing together weekly via Zoom. We will be singing on Thursdays via Zoom this spring starting Thursday, March 4 from either 10 – 11:30 am OR 7 – 8:30 pm until our Singalong performance on Mother’s Day, May 9.

The chosen music is an eclectic mix from around the world that is spirited, uplifting and easy to learn during these challenging times. Recordings and some videos are available to practice with between rehearsals.


BCTV Schedules – Week of March 1, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

5:25 am GMALL Lectures – Snapshots in Time – Iconic Photographs
6:44 am Vermont Economic Conference 2021 – Financial Outlook and Pensions Post-COVID
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Hooker Dunham Presents – SOLOs Episode 5
9:32 am Community Senior Center – Summer-Flowering Bulbs with Kathleen LaLiberte
10:30 am Brattleboro Democracy Forum – Democrats and Democracy After Trump 2/1/21


Coco Love Alcorn Leads Virtual Singalong

Coco Love Alcorn joins Brattleboro Women’s Chorus for 25th Anniversary Virtual Sing

This 2020-21 year, the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus celebrates our 25 years of singing with online musical events on the 25th day of the month through May. All singers (not just women!) are welcome to join us for most of these events hosted on Zoom.


BCTV Schedules – Week of February 22, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

5:10 am Northgate TV – Guided Meditation – Lighten Your Load 11/30/20
5:30 am All Things LGBTQ – News 2/9/21
6:30 am And That Has Made All The Difference – Trace DeMeyer Hentz
7:00 am Vote for Vermont – Chief Brian Peete 12/14/20
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast


Make A Snow Head Out of A Pile Of Snow, Win $100

See all those piles of snow all over Brattleboro? Those are really the heads of giant happy monsters, waiting for you to carve out.

This year, thanks to a grant from the Town Arts Fund, there are three $100 prizes available for the top three Snow Heads, Judged for 1) Goofiness, 2) Artistry, or 3) The level of delight that it causes. 


Windham Southeast School District School Budget Vote And Info Session

Due to COVID safety there will be no in person Windham Southeast School District Annual Meeting this year. You can vote on the school budget and for school board members by requesting a school ballot from your Town Clerk and voting absentee or by voting in person at each of the polling locations in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, voters are strongly encouraged to vote through absentee ballot.

A Virtual Public Information Meeting on the proposed FY ’22 School District Budget is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 via Zoom at 6pm. The link to the Information Meeting agenda and how to call in, as well as budget documents can be found on the school district’s website listed below: https://www.wsesu.org/wsesd-budget-vote.html


BCTV Schedules – Week of February 15, 2021

BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 2/15/21

Monday, February 15, 2021

5:30 am The News Project – Press Pass – 1/25/21 – Greg Sukiennik
6:00 am The News Project – In Studio – Pandemic Lessons Learned Part 4
6:30 am Groundworks Collaborative – Brattleboro Area Homelessness Awareness Day Vigil 2021
7:52 am Stuck in Vermont – Building Beds for Kids
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Brattleboro Rotary Club Speaker Series – Ep 26 – Archer Mayor


Vermont Jazz Center Live Streams: Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead

Jonathan Barber’s star has been on the rise since his auspicious 2018 debut, Vision Ahead, and a 2019 tour in Pat Metheny’s trio… an abundance of heightened energy and new ideas executed with pristine precision by the bandleader and his future-facing ensemble.

Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine

Vermont Jazz Center Presents Drummer Jonathan Barber and Vision Ahead in a Live Stream Performance on Saturday, February 20th at 8:00 PM

On February 20th at 8:00 PM, drummer Jonathan Barber’s Vision Ahead will perform a livestream concert at the Vermont Jazz Center which will be viewable on line at www.vtjazz.org


Town Arts Fund Grantees Announced

The Arts Council of Windham County announced some recent grantees and the projects that are being funded:

“The 2021 TAF Grantees include:

Puppet Companions (Shoshana Bass, Sandglass Theater) Sandglass Theater and Garden Path Elder Living team up to combat loneliness, promote creativity, and inspire story telling in residential care facilities through the magic of puppetry. Sandglass will create a collection of inviting puppets and accessories, along with a series of guided play suggestions for residents at Holton Home and Bradley House. Puppet makers will also bring Sandglass puppeteers and puppets for window visits with residents.


Sandglass’ Winter Sunshine Series Goes Virtual

Putney, Vermont- This year Sandglass’ Winter Sunshine series is going virtual to bring family fun right into the coziness of your home. Throughout March, Winter Sunshine series will present the work of regional performance artists with weekly performances and activities including: a puppet show, a workshop, two family activities, online engagement and, during the final week, an invitation to light up your community in the dark winter months with a Lantern Parade.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 2-8-21

Monday, February 8, 2021

5:00 am Hooker Dunham Presents – SOLOs Episode 4
5:52 am VT Arts Council Awards 2020 – Shanta Lee Gander
5:54 am VT Arts Council Awards 2020 – Jody Fried
5:56 am VT Arts Council Awards 2020 – Ray Vega
6:00 am Brattleboro Music Center presents – 14th Annual Northern Roots Festival Concert


Doctrine of Discovery of 1452

Watching this video is the first time during my 75 years (during most of which I have thought of myself as an informed person) that I have heard of the Doctrine of Discovery of 1452, even though it provided the ideological justification for colonialism and the enslavement of indigenous people.

Because this Doctrine was issued as a Papal Bull, it became the guiding principal for all European countries.


WSESD Finance Committee Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Agenda

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes – December 2, 2020 and January 12, 2021

3. Preparation for FY22 WSESD Budget 2.23.21 Information Hearing

4. Academy School Addition project financing method and project timeline

5. FY21 Fiscal Year to Date Statement


WSESD Social Justice Committee Agenda and Minutes

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 4:30 p.m. – Thomas Nolan

II. Approval of Minutes – January 15, 2021

III. Discuss Next Steps with REI

IV. Discuss Adding Social Justice/Anti-Racist Commitment Language to future Advertising

V. Discuss Having Students Involved in Screening of New Hires