Weekend Concert – Aerosmith

This week’s concert is Aerosmith live in Houston on June 24, 1977, a few years prior to their need to “come back” with Run DMC in the 1980’s.

Are they New England’s best rock band? Are they America’s best rock band? 

Remembering Vermont’s Role at the Battle of Gettysburg on its 150th Anniversary

This 4rth of July, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the battle of Gettysburg. It is worth noting the important part that soldiers from our state played in that battle.

I’m not a Civil War history buff, but I have read Howard Coffin’s Nine Months to Gettysburg. It is the account of the Second Vermont Brigade whose nine month enlistment was days from expiring when the fighting at Gettysburg began.

Brattleboro VFW

The Brattleboro VFW is not just for veterans! Did you know you can have your wedding, birthday party, employee appreciation luncheon and other function there? Large or small, the VFW can work with you to make your day special. Email Lisa for more details. Your Brattleboro VFW is located at 40 Black Mountain Road, and is also open Mon-Friday for lunch. Lunch specials are less than $6 and are open to the public! Email Lisa at slofting@hotmail.com.

Know Your Library: Tours and Tips for Newcomers and Experienced Library Users

Know Your Library: Tours and Tips for Newcomers and Experienced Library Users 
Friday, July 05, 2013,
12:00pm – 12:30pm

Join Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh the first Friday of the month for a tour of first floor & mezzanine, a catalog search demo, and answers to your questions about how to find your way in the Library.  Meet at the reference desk; no reservations required. Tours and research consultations are also available on demand.  

For more information, contact the Reference Desk or call us at (802) 254-5290 x109.Location  Brooks Memorial Library Main Room – Reference DeskContact Jeanne Walsh jeanne@brooks.lib.vt.us (802) 254-5290 x109

Computer Suggestions Sought

Auggghhh.  I may have to get a new computer.  Mine is 6 years old, I think.  A very lovable iMac that I do not want to replace.  I have had macs my entire computer life.  Alas, I am at a point where I cannot afford, nor does it make sense for me to have a laptop and a desktop — seems way too outdated, besides.  I am really wanting a new laptopish/ipad/iphone/ipod single product to be created so I don’t have to buy 4 devices. 

Stroll’s Plein Air Farm Art Show Sets Closing Reception

A closing reception celebrating the Strolling of the Heifers Plein Air Farm Art show will take place during Gallery Walk, Friday evening July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Vermont Artisans, downtown Brattleboro.

The gallery will also be introducing new exhibits of folk art by Warren Kimble and graffiti art by Scott Borofsky.

“Plein air” painting means painting out in the open — in this case, on the farm. The juried exhibit organized by local artist Deborah Lazar assembled works painted at Brattleboro-area farms during the months of April and May.

BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 7/1/13

BCTV Ch 8 Schedule for the week of 7/1/13

                   Monday July 1

12:00 am      A Fukushima Refugee: Chikako Nishiyama

1:45 am       TED Talks: Jeff Han demos his breakthrough touchscreen (2006)

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Retreat from Canada: Revolutionary War Re-enactment

4:40 am       TED Talks: Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice (2005)

5:00 am       Education-Join the Conversation Ep. 9: Harassment & Bullying Prevention

Weekend Concert(s) – Cream/Traffic/Blind Faith

” Cream were a 1960’s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker. Their sound was characterized by a hybrid of blues rock, hard rock and psychedelic rock, combining the psychedelic-themed lyrics, Eric Clapton’s blues guitar playing and vocals,  Jack Bruce’s voice and prominent bass playing and Ginger Baker’s jazz influenced drumming.” from Wikipedia

Miniatures and Models Added at the Brattleboro History Center

If you like miniatures and models, the Brattleboro History Center has a few new items you might want to see next time you come downtown.

Recent additions to the History Center include a large, colorful model of Ft. Dummer, a beautiful scale model of the covered bridge to Dummerston over the West River, and an HO scale model of the Newfane station and railroad buildings of the West River Railroad.

Electric Fence in Saxtons River

Electric Fence returns to Pleasant Valley Brewing in Saxtons River, Friday night, June 28. Music starts at 8 p.m. Our good friend Alan Metcalfe will join us to blow some sweet harp. Electric Fence is Steve Carmichael, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Jonny Sheehan and Jeremy Holch. Music is free. Pleasant Valley is a great pub so come on up.

Antje Duvekot w/ Lizzy Mandell at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, June 28

Twilight Music presents award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm. Vermont-based singer/songwriter Lizzy Mandell opens the show.

Antje Duvekot is a German-born, American-raised singer/songwriter whose songs have been critically praised for their hard-won wisdom, dark-eyed realism and street-smart romanticism. Her bicultural upbringing and relative newness to English have helped shape her unique way with a song, giving her a startlingly original poetic palette.

BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 6/24/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 6/24/13

                   Monday June 24
12:00 am      Culture Clash: Acknowledging Where Vermonters Don’t See Eye to Eye
1:00 am       Green Mountain Vets For Peace ep122
2:00 am       FSTV Overnight
4:00 am       Frank Blake Special: ‘To Stop a Bully’: Frank Blake Special: ‘To Stop a Bully’
4:30 am       Vermont Localvore Today

White Wolf Von Atzingen on WVEW, July 2nd

Join DJ Pockets for another “buttahmilk” experience for this one…July 2nd,Tuesday 6-8pm..on 107.7fm or www.wvew.org

White Wolf Von Atzingen is the founder of the Ways Of The Wild Institute and is the Alpha Guide for all wilderness courses and workshops. White Wolf has extensive experience in the ways of the wild. He trained in the wild during his youth under an old Native Metinuwak (“medicine man”) and warrior. His native guide and Teacher taught him the old ways of living with the earth. White Wolf became a 10th degree black belt and Grandmaster in Small Circles of 5 Animals Jujitsu. In school he wrestled for 5 years. He also holds the rank of first degree black belt in Shao-lin kung fu, 18 hand lohan kung fu and Muai Thai.

Deacon Blues – A Musical Reminiscence

Sitting on my back porch, head still addled from this late season flu, I listen as the last chords of “Deacon Blues” fade away and permit myself a sardonic smile.  

“They got a name for the winners —
I want a name when I lose…”

I am listening to Aja, Steely Dan’s mid 70s masterpiece, seven perfectly executed songs that manage to touch your soul while still exhibiting every iota of the “slick production” for which so many of us derided it when it came out.  But then as now, I ask myself, how can anyone resist the crystalline chords of “Aja” or Wayne Shorter’s heartrending sax solo… Of course, I’m biased.  Not only was I a huge Dan fan from Can’t Buy A Thrill on, but by the early 80s, I had the perfect system to play them on.  

Weekend Concert Series – Beastie Boys

This week we have an important addition to the history of concert films. Beastie Boys “Awesome I F*ckin’ Shot That” is a concert film that was filmed by members of the audience. Cameras were given out before the show to people in all parts of the room, from the good seats back to the nosebleed rows.

The instructions were simple – just keep filming. It was up to those with the cameras to decide where to point them.

The show you see here is the edited-together results from the October 9, 2004 show at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

Smart Meter News

The following newsletter is being distributed by StopSmeters.org, a Vermont organization with a mission “to educate the general public about the adverse health effects of microwave radiation and the health and privacy impacts of wireless smart meters.”

StopSmeters: Nightmare in Maine, Electrosmog, WiFi

To follow up on the outrageous news from Maine; Central Maine Power’s  (CMP) “Smart” Meter project calculations were a tad off. Instead of $25 million in projected savings, through “efficiencies” etc…  there’s a deficit of approximately $80 million (that’s the low estimate…) Maine’s PUC is initiating an audit to get to the bottom of this debacle. CMP would like to pass the buck to customers with an 8% + hike in rates each year for the next five years. 

Brattleboro Selectboard Vacancy – Interviews

BCTV had live coverage of the interviews to fill the vacancy on the Brattleboro Selectboard.

Update: It’s over now. They reconvene at 6:30 pm to make their decision.

Good answers from candidates Michael Bosworth, Steve Cormier, Ian Kiehle, and Donna Macomber.

On Exhibit: Paintings by Dale DiMauro

On Exhibit Main Room: Paintings by Dale DiMauro 
June 2013   

The artist’s statement:

As long as Dale DiMauro can remember, he has always loved to draw and create things. DiMauro developed his appreciation for the local landscape when he was a boy exploring Putney with his two brothers. Later he earned his degree in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon. 

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room

Bring a Comfy Camp Chair

Get to the Library for free movies this summer, brought to you by the newly formed Teen Advisory Board.

Hold the dates and times below in your calendar:

Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.