In search of one word or short sentence that is a positive representation of Brattleboro. Brattleboro is known for Estey organs, strong art community, nudism, sweet water, the first large town of Vermont, and the strolling of the heifers.
If you were creating a profile for Brattleboro what would be the Avatar image you would choose to best represent Brattleboro?
I want to send a shout out and note of appreciation to Twisted Soul Sista, host of the fabulous WVEW 107.7 FM show called Chocolate City. I discovered this show this summer and have fallen in love. If you are a fan of old school funky tunes you should be tuning in each Saturday from noon to 2 pm.
Chocolate City show takes me back and reminds me of hot summers in the city in the 1980’s. I feel like I’ve tuned in one of the great, big R&B stations in NYC, DC, Cleveland or Detroit. It is non-stop funky fun and perfect for dancing around while doing Saturday chores.
Film extras are needed for this coming week including Sunday, September 8th and all week from 9 AM to 5 PM.
“Chasing Rainbows” is a locally made film that will have an international cast and will be submitted to film festival in the U.S. and Europe. Writer-Director Robert Fritz’s film are winning awards at festivals. Be a part of his next project.
No previous acting experience is necessary. Ages 18-108 welcome.
Jazz music all day Sunday
In my opinion John Belushi playing Joe Cocker is the funniest video of all time.
At Woodstock in 1969 Joe Cocker delivered this performance of his rendition of the Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.” Joe Cockers’ passionate performance sounded great, but his stage antics are utterly bizarre and ridiculous. Watch this video first.
The Brattleboro History Center invites everyone to come see new exhibits during Gallery Walk this Friday evening and throughout the month of September.
One new exhibit is a collaboration with the Brattleboro Planning Services called “What If” Brattleboro – An Exhibit of Unfinished Plans” and shows a collection of planning documents for Brattleboro projects that were never built or only partially completed.
Share your interests and ideas with regional cable viewers
through video! BCTV offers training and video production equipment to volunteers who want to make programming for broadcast on cable channels 8 and 10. BCTV provides free equipment and technical support to anyone who is trained.
Call 257-0888, email
or go to to register online. Cost of all classes is $20 per person; space in class is reserved at time of payment. All classes are at BCTV in the Brattleboro Municipal Center. BCTV is community television by and for residents of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Jamaica, Newfane, Putney, Townshend and Vernon, VT.
Brattleboro’s series of autumn Gallery Walks gets under way with “Taking Power: Photos from the People’s Movement to Shut Down VT Yankee”, followed by a bustling weekend that includes Puppets in Paradise from the Sandglass Theater, the 2013 Day of Caring from United Way of Windham County, and Brattleboro’s own Walk to End Alzheimer’s…all hosted in grand fashion with this week’s calendar posted on BCTV’s 90 inch 3D interactive video wall.
Join photographer Jean Germain on Wednesday, September 4, at 7 PM, in the Meeting Room for a talk on her great book of jazz musicians.
Whether it is Bucky and John Pizzarelli jamming together or Eartha Kitt showing that she still has “it” at age 80, Jazz From Row Six is a book filled with exciting photographs of legendary musicians performing America’s original art form. Along with the 100 photographs are personal anecdotes documenting a snapshot in the history of the big band sound.
On Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 from 10am-4pm, Sandglass Theater announces the return of local favorite, Puppets in Paradise, a two-day extravaganza of performance, food, and community. “Paradise” is the enchanted setting of landscape architects Gordon and Mary Hayward’s gardens. Walk the gardens, take in the colors and smells of lush herbs, flowers, and other beautiful flora as you meet puppets, theater artists and musicians around each corner and behind every bush. The “Puppets” are 10 spectacular and entertaining short performances presented throughout the day among the flora. Food and refreshments add to the delight of a beautiful day.
The Colonel Boys’ opening night win at Natowich Field headlines this Labor Day weekend edition of 5:45 Live’s web special–with the Putney leg of the J-Day Offroad Challenge and the ever-popular Guilford Fair joining the ensemble cast of events.
Join renowned documentarian and filmmaker Ken Burns for the Grand Re-Opening of the Latchis Theatre following two and a half months of renovation and restoration in the historic auditorium.
Long-time friend of the Latchis Theatre, Ken Burns will preview an entire episode of The Roosevelts: AnIntimate History Episode 5 1933-1939 “The Rising Road” which focuses on the late 1930’s (same as the Latchis!). He will introduce the segment and answer questions afterwards.
This is a world premiere, as the series won’t be released until 2014.
Today’s outdoor orchestra concert will take place as intended on the lawn at the Guilford Organ Barn!
Bring your umbrellas, raincoats, and waterproof grass-sitting gear, but so far things are looking good…we will monitor Dopple Radar all afternoon to be prepared if any significant precipitation approaches.
Lunch starts serving at noon, music at 2, follow signs from Guilford Country Store and allow 30 minutes to get to the barn from Brattleboro. Directions may also be found at www.fomag.org
Get the full scoop on the VT Yankee closing news, with 5:45 Live’s
follow-up special [left] which includes comments from Entergy administrators,
VT Reps and politicians, and many others.
Or see it as part of our full Friday night broadcast [right], along with stories
on Irene, Syria, and more.
A few months back I posted the . That concert was Cyndi at her height of popularity from her first album “She’s So Unusual”, when she was young and full of frenetic energy. This concert is from the tour for her 11th album, “Memphis Blues”, and shows her as an older, accomplished musician. Lauper’s voice has lost none of its range and if possible is even more remarkable at nearly 60.
The album and tour celebrated her lifelong love of the blues. Lauper sings many of her hits along with these, most rearranged to showcase her unique talents. I’ll leave the surprises for you to find.
When Yankee powers down, it will have to be “decommissioned”. However, that process only applies to those structures and appurtenances that were actually involved in nuclear production or otherwise affected. There are numerous other buildings that can remain. They should be put to useful service.
The spent fuel, of course, must be dealt with in an urgent manner. In reality, nothing useful can be developed there while the fuel remains.
One of the biggest assets at the site is the 345,000 volt transmission line network extending North, South and East. Although not owned by Yankee, it is located there and has been significantly upgraded recently. Any new development needs to take this into consideration.