Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the WSESU Central Office Conference Room, 53 Green Street.


The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

The Latchis Theatre Heats Up for the Windham County Heat Fund – Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot to show July 25 at 7:00 p.m. Play it cool now to shed some warmth this winter

For Immediate Release – On July 25 at 7:00 p.m., Latchis Arts offers Some Like It Hot, another in their series of Movies-By-Donation, following Singin’ in the Rain and Bringing Up Baby.

Some Like It Hot is a Marilyn Monroe classic with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. When musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon witness a mob hit, they hop a train disguised as women in an all-female band. Hottest real woman? Marilyn Monroe! This classic of comedy and romance has been a hit since 1959.

Sackett Reading at Brooks Memorial July 17

Hello everyone!

Next Wednesday, the 17th at 7pm I will be reading from my historical novel Sackett at the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, and discussing the context of First Nation and colonial culture along the frontier of New England. Slideshow and refreshments included. Free.

You are all invited. Some enticement follows:

A Musical Celebration of Irish History and Tradition Featuring Young Ireland

Brattleboro, VT 7/1/2013 – Irish-American folk music duo Young Ireland presents an evening of inspiring, original songs and storytelling at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Hooker-Dunham Theatre (139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT). All ages are welcome. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online at Brown Paper Tickets as well as at the door. (, no service charge for online purchases). Proceeds in-part to benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice.

Young Ireland is a newcomer to the Irish music scene, based in San Luis Obispo, California. “Authentic!” hails Glen Starkey of the New Times, SLO. Diane Byrnes, veteran Irish radio host (“Echoes of Erin” Pittsburgh, PA) says “Huge success is just over the horizon for ‘Young Ireland’ and for those who love Irish music, ’Young Ireland’ is a testament to the strength and musicality of the ‘song’.”

Rock the Latchis – Benefit Concert

The time has come to give the main theatre a big send off and we are going to do it up right, with a showcase of local musical talent never before seen on our stage!

We’re talking about Rock the Latchis! presenting four of the area’s top bands the day before the main theatre closes for renovations.

Yes, the last day is reserved for hot music and dancing in the aisles.

4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room

Tonight is movie night at the Library!
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.
Tonight! Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.

Save the dates for the next movies!

Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 PM, A two-bit boxer gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. Starring Sylvester Stallone in this Academy Award winning film.

WKVT “Live and Local” Available As A Podcast

If you’re a fan of “Live and Local” on WKVT and for whatever reason can’t listen to it live on-air, the shows can now be heard online or on your iPod/MP3 player any time.

To listen online, go to and choose your podcast from the list at the right.  You’ll have the option to listen in a browser window, or download a podcast to your computer.

Latchis Arts Seeks Crowds to Support The Heavens

Latchis Arts is going for it! With nearly 80% of the funds raised so far, the non-profit group is committed to closing the main auditorium of the Latchis Theatre on August 1, in order to replace the seats and restore the historic zodiac ceiling, dubbed the Campaign for The Heavens and The Earth.

With only $118,000 to go out of the campaign goal of $550,000, “all the pieces are in place. There’s no turning back!” according to Managing Director Gail Nunziata.

Next 4-5 “buttahmilk” Guests on WVEW

Join DJ Pockets for an experience you won’t soon forget..tuesdays from 6pm-8pm on 107.7fm and online at

July 9th-from 6-7pm its…Phil Farruggio..he is the son and grandson of Brooklyn NYC longshoremen. He is a small businessman, activist leader and free lance columnist. Philip is an advocate for the 25% Solution to cut military spending to save our state and city budget shortfalls. His latest column on talks about the serfdom of the American people.

July 16th—nothing scheduled and may be on vacation

July 23rd–Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.

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

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

                   Monday July 8              

12:00 am      2013 Slow Living Summit: Summing up Slow Living

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       The Road to Recovery: Discoveries and Development in Behavioral Health

5:00 am       John Henry Hopkins, Sr. and Jr Exhibit

5:50 am       The Educational Network is the Learning Revolution

Brattleboro Gets Ready to Dance, July 18th – July 21st

Brattleboro Gets Ready to Dance

BRATTLEBORO, VT—TV dance shows have boosted the interest in dance. From little kids to college students to baby boomers more and more people are interested in dance. This hype has helped draw attention to dance programs at colleges and universities across the country. Now, Brattleboro, Vermont looks to boost economic development and morale following the devastating effects of 2011’s Tropical Storm Irene with a major dance festival —The .

The festival is slated for July 18 to July 21, 2013 and will take place for the most part in downtown Brattleboro with time in between workshops for people shop and enjoy the town. The four-day festival will be filled with lectures, workshops, performance, live music and community events taught by world-class faculty.

Funny Blue Stuff – Solar Power in Brattleboro


What’s all the blue stuff in this picture?

The picture is of the Bavarian town of Stadtsteinach in the Frankenwald, about a four-hour train ride from the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The town is described by Thom Hartmann in his book Rebooting the American Dream.

Here’s how Thom describes it.

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

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 (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