Cancelled – First Wednesday Solzhenitsyn on Solzhenitsyn Program

The First Wednesdays program with Ignat Solzhenitsyn at the Brooks Library and reception at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, scheduled for Feb. 5th, have been cancelled due to the winter storm.

We hope to reschedule for a future date and will post it in the library’s events calendar.

BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 2/3/14

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 2-3-14

Monday February 3               

12:00 am      Vermont Yankeee Decommissioning Alliance Mtg -11/25/13

1:30 am       True North Reports: Healthcare Issues

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Holistically Speaking – Ep.82: Naturally Healthy Digestion

4:30 am       UVM Comm Med School: Who Owns Your Genes

6:00 am       VT Musicians on the Air: Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer

Solzhenitsyn on Solzhenitsyn – Event Cancelled Due to Snowstorm


We regret at the First Wednesdays program with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and reception at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, scheduled for Feb. 5th, have been cancelled in anticipation of the winter storm. We hope to reschedule for a future date and will post it in the library’s events calendar.

150 Years Ago (1864 2/3)

Disclaimer: In the interest of historical accuracy, I am submitting these exactly as they were written. However, some comments and words are used that, although common and acceptable in the 1860s, would be considered offensive and politically incorrect today. So don’t shoot the messenger!

U.S. Barracks, Brattleboro, Feb. 3, 1864

Dear wife,

Chile Human Rights Arts Project In Santiago at Villa Grimaldi by Namaya & Zoe

We are thoroughly enjoying the incredible, culturally rich, and diverse city of Santiago, Chile.  We wake up in the morning surrounded by the snow covered Andean mountains and do our morning yoga to the rising sun.  Some mornings I stroll out to the main square and play my classical guitar.  It is a city of an old and gracious charm, yet it is vibrant with terrific music, dance, art, and performance. 

This has been a time of great transformation and for Zoe and me to focus even more clearly on our B4 Peace and social transformation projects.  We send you the warmth of the Chilean summer and great joy.

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus Spring Session Registration

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus agrees with the late, great Pete Seeger that anyone can sing! They invite you to join them for the spring session that will feature American folk songs, both familiar and lesser known, all within the Chorus’s larger theme of music that is spirited and spiritual; in other words, music for the soul.

For the spring concert, the Chorus welcomes back singer/songwriter Lisa McCormick who will accompany on guitar along with other instrumentalists. And as a tribute to Pete Seeger, a sing-along, sixties-era “hootenanny” will be part of the concert.

Weekend Concert Series: Pete Seeger’s Rainbow Quest – Johnny Cash and June Carter

In the mid-1960’s, Pete Seeger hosted a black and white folk music show on television station WNJU in NY. He would host and play songs, and invite guests such as Doc Watson, Judy Collins, and Buffy Saint-Marie to come and share songs and stories.

It was an important show for Seeger, who had spent many years blacklisted from television. Tapes of the show were rescued and restored in the 1980’s.

Why You Should Be A Write-in Candidate

A play in one scene


O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those in Brattle-town
That are at home to-day!


What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin Mod’rator? No, my fair cousin:
If we are registered, we are enow
To give our town our vote; and if elected,
The fewer we, the greater share of honour.
Seven score in all will do the trick.
How know I this? ‘Tis Charter tells me so.

Dr.Curtis Duncan on WVEW

Please check out DJ Pockets on “buttahmilk” this tuesday Fe.4th from 6-8pm on Brattleboro Community Radio-107.7fm…

Dr. Curtis Duncan is a holistic health expert, herbalist and avid researcher. possible topics of discussion: feminization of males and the chemicals that are behind the reason why, testosterone levels have been declining, impotence, dropped sperm counts, smaller penises, genital birth defects, autism, ADHD, cancer, low libido and more. These chemicals also have gender bending effects and cause men to act and behave like women and women to act and behave like men, even altering sexual preference.

BCTV Video Calendar: 1/29/14 – Collegiate A Capella, VT Theatre Co, More


Get a glimpse into the world of Brattleboro Community TV’s hardworking volunteer video producers, with a behind the scenes expose as BCTV prepares to host a ‘Producers Night’ showcase, or check out the VCal’s spotlight video for the hotly anticipated 11th Collegiate A Capella concert fundraiser for the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center slated to pack the Latchis main theater on Feb 1.


Tune in for live streaming video of Archer Mayor’s presentation at Brooks Memorial on Wednesday, Jan. 29th at 7pm. Or enjoy the event in person in the library meeting room. It will be shared live with library sites in Montpelier and Newport. 

Join NYTimes bestselling Vermont author Archer Mayor as he takes the plunge into cyberspace in an interactive video-conference at three Vermont libraries. 

SPECIAL: During the video-conference, viewers will get a sneak peak at Mayor’s twenty-fifth Joe Gunther mystery, still in manuscript form, titled Proof Positive, which has just been sent to his editors.

FY15 BUHS Budget – Public Forum Scheduled

In anticipation of the BUHS District #6 Annual Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11 in the high school gymnasium, the BUHS District #6 Annual Reports are available at all WSESU schools, Superintendent’s Office, Brooks Memorial Library, District Town Offices (Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, Vernon), and .

A Public Forum to discuss the proposed FY ’15 budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 2/3/14 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS District #6 Finance Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5 in the WSESU Central Office Conference Room, 53 Green Street.


The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will hold a Public Information Meeting about the FY 2015 Proposed Budget at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. The regular meeting will immediately follow.

Innovative Language School Launches in Brattleboro!

Express Fluency language school launches this week with a free intro class in Brattleboro.

Express Fluency (formerly Escuelita Spanish School) teaches Spanish (other languages coming soon) in the way our brains are designed to acquire language. Their classes are lively and engaging, and 100% comprehensible– allowing students to acquire Spanish naturally and effortlessly. Their methods resemble the way in which we call learned our first language. There will be a free intro class in Brattleboro this Thursday, January 30th at 5:30 pm at the Neighborhood Schoolhouse. A new beginner session begins the following Thursday, Feb 6th and runs for 7 weeks from 5:30-7:30.

BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 1/27/14

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 1-27-14

                   Monday January 27              

12:00 am      Green Mtn. Vets for Peace Ep. 128

1:00 am       VT Works for Women Presents: Young Women and the VT Economy

1:43 am       ‘Putting On Our Finery’ – Jan 15, 2014 at NEYT

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       UVM Comm Med School: Patient Choices at the End of Life

5:30 am       Brattleboro Core Arts Panel Discussion: 1/11/14

Dr. Jerry Day on WVEW-LP

Dr.Jerry Day will be interviewed on DJ Pockets’ “buttahmilk” this tuesday night from 6-8pm pn Brattleboro Community Radio.

Dr.Day is a television/film producer and personal rights and freedom crusader on Smart Meters and other issues. The other issue in this case will be about CAFRs. (Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports)

Tune in to find out..tuesday 6pm-8pm 107.7fm and on ther web at

—DJ Pockets

5:45 Live: 1/24/14


Check out Peter Welch’s visit to Brattleboro, the Selectboard’s latest option tax proposal, SeVEDS newest funding approval, Dummerston’s controversial re-zoning, the commuter visibility concerns at the I-91 Bridge construction site, and much more.

Upcoming Classes at Open Music Collective – Calling All Aspiring Jazz Vocalists, Musicians and Curious Guitarists!

Hello Everyone,

We have some great classes starting soon, but a few holes to fill

We have a vacancy in our monday vocal class – this is a very special class and we will be working on some really great under sung songs!

There is a possibility for a beginning adult ensemble with another person or two, start your next big step in jazz now!

Weekend Concert Series: Soul Train Line Dancing

Remember the early days of music television? It was typically regulated to late Saturday mornings after the cartoons were over but before the sports programs got going, or very late on weekend TV. If you wanted to learn what songs would be popular on the radio, you would tune in to Dick Clark and watch his American Bandstand. If you wanted to learn how to dance, though, you’d switch over to Don Cornelius and the Soul Train.

One of the highlights of the show (in addition to the funky animated train logo) was the line dance. Pairs of dancers would take turns dancing their way toward the camera while others stoof around, watched, and clapped while waiting for their turn to shine.

BCTV Video Calendar: 1/23/14 – Northern Roots, Garden Inspirations, Frogtown Mtn Puppets, and More

BCTV’s Jan 23rd edition of the video calendar includes all the details (okay SOME of the details) on the House Blend A Capella show at Next Stage Arts in Putney, Garden Inspirations workshop fundraiser for the Latchis, Northern Roots Festival from the BMC, and Frogtown Mountain Puppets performing at the Sandglass Theater.