Brattleboro Words Project – October Roundtable Discussion

Brattleboro, Vermont, September 24, 2018.  Unique, rare, important and humorous historical treasures and archival collections reside within Windham County’s numerous historical societies, public libraries and museums.  The Brattleboro Words Project’s Thursday, October 18, 2018 Roundtable Discussion will gather representatives who work with these treasures in recognition of National Archives Month in October. The discussion will take place at 6:00 pm at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301.  The Roundtable event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

Stuart Copans’ Papercuts for Peace Showing Through October at All Souls

West Brattleboro — Each fall for the past several seasons, the gallery spaces at All Souls Church (ASC), aka West Village Meeting House, have been filled with blessings of Peace in the form of Stuart Copans’ papercuts. The current show is titled “Peace is a Process.”

This 9th annual exhibit features Copans’ creatively diverse cuttings of “Shalom,” the Hebrew word for Peace, and “Salaam,” its Arabic equivalent. In addition to these papercuts, viewers will be treated to Copans’ recent “concrete poems,” in which the poetry is intimately entangled with the object on which it is written, as well as the first few of his tea bag prints and limericks inspired by Edward Lear’s nonsense verse and drawings. Also showing are Dotty Seiter’s “Prayers in the Wind,” a collection of peace-prayer mobiles spinning gently in the central foyer windows.

Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival, Saturday, September 29; advance tickets on sale now

Sixteen youth rock bands and solo music artists from around New England will take the stage at 118 Elliot in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont on Saturday, September 29 for BrattRock 2018, the third annual Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival. Performances will take place on two stages, one indoor and one outdoor, between 5:00 and 10:00 PM. Gates open to the public at 4:30 PM. In addition to six continuous hours of live music, the festival will feature food vendors, arts and crafts activities, and games. All are invited to attend this fun-for-all-ages community event.

Artist Opening Reception at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts: Deidre Scherer, “Human Textures”

October 5 through November 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Deidre Scherer’s “Human Textures”, showcasing her paper and fabric weavings, as well as collaborative vessels with artist Jackie Abrams. Artist Opening Reception Friday, October 5 from 5-7pm, Artist Talk featuring both Artists Saturday, October 27 at 5pm.

Karaoke at the Brattleboro VFW

Brattleboro Post #1034 Auxiliary will be hosting a karaoke Friday Sept. 28th. Doors open on the hall side at 7 pm. Karaoke is from 8 pm – 12 am. $5 cover charge includes snacks. The public is invited to this event.


When Martha dragged home an ancient teletype machine on the subway, it was more than Tom could take.  Tom was Martha’s plumber, but he was also her friend. In fact it had only been on rare occasions that Tom had crawled under Martha’s sink.

Tom worried about Martha, and Martha worried about him. He could see solutions to her obvious problem — clutter. The solutions seemed simple to execute but it would be a hard sell to get Martha’s consent.

State Architectural Historian Visits Brattleboro – Historic District Walks and Certified Local Government Presentation

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 the public is invited to explore historic preservation with the Brattleboro Planning Services Department and members of local boards and commissions. Devin Colman, State Architectural Historian, will lead a walking tour of two neighborhoods listed as historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places. He will then make a presentation about Vermont’s Certified Local Government program.

Healing: The Transformative Imagery of Art Opens September 27, 2018 at the Great Hall, Springfield, VT

SPRINGFIELD, VT—August 6, 2018— In recent years, hospital leaders, physicians and patients have discovered that art and music in the hospital environment can help patients deal with their illnesses more effectively and possibly return to full functioning earlier.

The Great Hall, in celebration of Springfield Hospital’s 105th Anniversary is pleased to present, “Healing: The Transformative Imagery of Art,” a group exhibition of 12 artists. Drawing on personal, in some cases tragic experiences, they have created inspirational art to share with the viewer. The exhibition will open Thursday, September 27 and go through March 30, 2019 with an artists’ reception for the public from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at One Hundred River Street. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

War Lies

Lies have always been used to sell war to a public that would otherwise be leery about sending their sons off to fight and die.

That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the “enemy,” here are some facts to help debunk a century of war lies.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 9/17/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/17/18

Monday, September 17, 2018

1:31 am Burlington Pride Parade – Burlington Pride Parade 2018
2:00 am OSHER Lecture Series – Leonard Bernstein: The Maestro and the Man – Part 1
3:18 am Grannie Snow – Silas and Opal’s Outdoor Adventure
3:30 am Vermont Center for Ecostudies – VT Loon Conservation Project
4:51 am The News Project – Vermont Wish Kid Jamie Heath

Draa Hobbs and John Stowell in Concert: A Fundraiser for WOOL-FM Black Sheep Radio and Stage 33 Live

On Sunday, September 23, Stage 33 Live in conjunction with Black Sheep Radio presents an afternoon of world-class jazz, including a workshop and concert, with guitarists Draa Hobbs and John Stowell. The event takes place at Stage 33 Live at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, and ticket sales benefit the venue and the radio station, two non-profit community arts organizations serving the greater Bellows Falls area.

The 10th Puppets in the Green Mountains International Festival: Opening The Doors

Every couple of years the little town of Brattleboro,Vermont welcomes puppeteers from around the world. To the delight of the national puppetry community and local audiences alike, Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival of international puppet theater has become Southern Vermont’s premier puppetry attraction, drawing a diverse audience from all corners of New England, Quebec, New York City and beyond.

Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Etienne Charles and Creole Soul

The Vermont Jazz Center is excited to lift off its 2018-19 concert season on Saturday September 15th with Trinidadian trumpeter, composer and percussionist, Etienne Charles. He will be flying in from Michigan to perform with his band Creole Soul.

Creole Soul is one the many projects that Etienne Charles uses to investigate and perform music that aligns with his Caribbean heritage. He uses this ensemble as a musical laboratory to mesh the roots music of indigenous cultures with the language and arrangements of jazz. Etienne has traveled the world, seeking connections and differences between the rhythms and forms of Caribbean folkloric music.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 9/10/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/10/18

Monday, September 10, 2018

12:30 am Bear Pond Books – “Bad Stories” Book Launch
1:55 am Mad River Shorts – A Valley In Bloom
2:00 am Unadilla Theatre – The Show-Off
4:02 am Mad River Valley Programs – Mad Music 8/22/18

Free Book Talk with Mary Ann Hooper

Join us on Wednesday, September 12th at 7 pm in the Meeting Room for a book talk, as author Mary Ann Hooper will read and discuss her book Across America and Back: Retracing My Great-Grandparents’ Remarkable Journey, recently published by the University of Nevada Press.

Mary Ann grew up on Sunset Lake Road in Brattleboro. Her grandfather Howard C. Rice was publisher of the Brattleboro Reformer and her father John S. Hooper was editor and then publisher of the Reformer from 1950 to 1971.

Get Started on Your Marketing Plan: Free Workshop

Join local author Barbara Morisson on Saturday, September 15th, from 11 am-1 pm for a FREE workshop, designed to help you learn how to strategize develop a marketing plan for your business! She will guide you through the questions necessary to solidify  a basic plan, and discuss the pros and cons of the most effective marketing tools available today.