Shumlin cuts the ribbon on the Retreat’s $5.3M addition, Windham County
Reps take on the budget and marijuana decrim, the BHA’s Chris Hart talks
sequestration, and more.
Shumlin cuts the ribbon on the Retreat’s $5.3M addition, Windham County
The Ben Carr Music Project presents an intimate concert of ‘ukulele inspired music at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 pm. This unplugged, acoustic event will feature solo compositions and quartet performances which fuse the essences of folk, classical and jazz, resulting in what has been described as “a genre-evading journey through sound.”
The BCMP formed in 2011 with the release of Ben’s third solo album “Oakleaf.” For this affair the band features a fine ensemble of musicians including Ben Carr on ‘ukulele and vocals, Joel Eisenkramer on acoustic guitar and indian slide guitar, Josh Maiocco on acoustic guitar and Steve Cady on the double bass.
Here’s something that the town of Brattlboro does not “need”: a town slogan. But, it might be fun to try.
Capsule descriptions of Brattleboro in advertising tend to focus on our great downtown, natural beauty and the generalartsieness of the place.
I was thinking of going in a different direction:
“Brattleboro, Vt – in the shadow of the foothills of the Green Mountains!”
The Big booksale is coming early this year. Reserve the dates!
Friday, April 12, 10 to 6
Saturday April 13, 10 to 2
Stop by to browse and purchase some of the thousands of fabulous hardcover books, paperbacks, DVD’s, and audio books available.
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library was organized in 1990 to support the Library in providing the highest quality library service to the community by means of advocacy, public relations, and fund raising.
Twilight Music presents two shows with Vermont and Brooklyn-based contemporary folk singer/songwriter Anais Mitchell and her collaborator Jefferson Hamer, plus Irish singer/multi-instrumentalist Eamon O’Leary, at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Friday, April 12 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
Mitchell and Hamer are touring in support of “Child Ballads,” their new CD of traditional Celtic and British Isles ballads from Sir Francis James Child’s nineteenth century anthology. Recorded in Nashville, the songs are driven by two-guitar arrangements and the kind of close harmonies that call to mind Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris.
Artist ala Mode
April 4, 2013
Guests: Local Artists
Cai Xi Siiver, Maisie Crowther and Steven Donovan
Grammy Nominated Drummer , Matt Wilson leads his trio in a tribute concert honoring VJC Founder, Attila Zoller
NEW MUSEUM PASS Smith College Art Museum
The Library has added another museum pass to its collection.
The Smith College Museum of Art pass allows up to 8 in one household free admission to this fine museum.
BCTV Ch 8 Schedule for the week of 4/8/13
Monday April 8
12:00 am VT Nonprofits & the Culture of Accountability: Working Together to Improve VT’s Well-Being
1:30 am From the BCTV Archive: Dummerston Maple Syrup Tour ‘03
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am Vermont Energy Independence Day – A Crowd-Sourced Film
5:00 am Smart Moves: Why Learning is Not All in Your Head
Saturday night on WVEW 107.7 FM features two of my favorite local radio programs.
Recycled Radio, hosted by Steven Twiss, is a musical time machine. Tune in at 6 pm each week to be transported back in time to the era of big bands and ballads.
What makes this a spectacular show is Twiss, who picks a date in history, does the research, and is able to weave popular songs, radio show excerpts, national news, and even local headlines into his steady, two-hour mix.
Often times, what goes around comes around, and the pressing issues of today correspond to what was going on in the 1940’s. A radio bulletin about a war effort sounds both distant and current.
I see the Reformer added more comics…but no more page space…time to get out the magnifying glass. Somehow I’m not surprised.
This is very early U2.
It’s Nov. 4, 1981.
Guitarist Dave “The Edge” Evans and drummer, Larry Mullen are 20. Singer, Paul (Bono Vox) Hewson and bassist Adam Clayton are 21.
Their second album, October was released a few weeks earlier on Oct. 12. The music is still largely unknown to U2 fans. This Berlin crowd responds best (when they respond at all) to the material from the first album, Boy.
Know your Library: Tours and Tips for Newcomers and Experienced Library Users
Friday April 5, 2013
12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
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.
I’ve been observing what appears to be a nation-wide war on public education, and to the “greedy” schoolteachers who profit by being employed therein.
In state after state we see education budgets being cut and teachers being laid off, along with movements to voucher children to private schools, and to replace Public Schools with so-called Charter Schools, which are privately operated schools paid for with taxpayer money. (Some charter schools are founded by teachers, parents, or activists who feel restricted by traditional public schools. State-authorized charters are often established by non-profit groups, universities, and some government entities. Additionally, school districts sometimes permit corporations to manage chains of charter schools. The schools themselves are non-profit entities…Wikipedia)
Packed with media–like photos of the Dummerston Covered Bridge after a Budget truck smashed through roof joists, video of this weekends Leaks & Lies VY Protest, live skypecasts from the Montpelier, and more–this midweek edition of BCTV’s ever-popular media round-up 5:45 Live should shed a little light on happenings around town, including rumors of a deal to lease McDonald’s a slot in the Brooks House.
For your consideration, about the place of technology in schools.
Beyond any personal loss, I find it disturbing the school board and administrators chose to cut this service, and continue to obscure the fact that schools are not facing the reality described in the video.
It is equally disappointing that this is not more of an issue for the community. My kids are grown now, and they’re facing other educational horizons. But it seems crucial for a town that wishes to be vital, these challenges cannot be shirked.
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children welcomes the public to attend its Annual Jazz Invitational Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 pm, with performances by the Bellows Falls Union High School Jazz Ensemble, Kurn Hattin Jazz Ensemble, Northfield Mount Hermon Jazz Ensemble, Vermont Academy Jazz Ensemble, and Vermont Jazz Center Youth Jazz Ensemble. The event will be hosted by Eugene Uman, Director of the Vermont Jazz Center, and the evening will conclude with a performance by the Keene Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Scott Mullett.
What’s Western about Western American Art?
Wednesday April 3, 2013
7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Amherst College professor Carol Clark considers how the works of painters such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, George Catlin, and Albert Bierstadt have defined the American West as place and idea.
The lecture is a First Wednesday program sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.
Steve Carmichael, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Jonny Sheehan and Jeremy Holch return to Pleasant Valley Brewing in Saxtons River for night of original music and unique covers.
Saxtons River is lovely this time of year and you don’t even have to leave Windham County (what I’m saying is it’s not that far from Bratt!)
Music is free and starts at 8:00. Good food and beer.