Drop-In Hours at The Drawing Studio

Hello everyone
Open Studio at the Drawing Studio begins this week! We will have drop in hours every Monday through Thursday. Our full schedule is here:

We have all drawing materials (and watercolor and gouache) available. You may work independently or with as much instruction as you need. The Open Studio is supported on a donation basis and all are welcome.

Wayward Home Folk Musical Comes To Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The story of how a flood affects a family is told through the eyes of three storytellers in the musical “Wayward Home,” which will be performed at Main Street Arts Friday and Saturday, Apr. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.

With themes that are described as “mythic, with a lot of magic and hyper-theatricality,” the two-act piece has some 20 original musical numbers, with the performers accompanying themselves on piano, guitar and banjo and moving from musician to storyteller as they tell their characters’ stories in a folksy style.

A “Printed” House?

This 3D Printer Builds 3-Bedroom Houses In 24 Hours
The 3D printer has taken the technology to a new level, using concrete as its medium. It could be the future of efficient, cost effective home building.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 4/9/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 4/9/18

Monday, April 9, 2018

1:15 am The Rhema Word – 4/2/18
2:00 am Vote for Vermont – Summary 2018 Legislative Session YTD
3:00 am Moretown Memorial Library – Fake News and How to Spot It
4:30 am Winston Prouty presents – Family Matters: Ep 17 – Margaret Atkinson
5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Here We Are – with guest Blair Belt
6:00 am Havana Fairfax Connection – Tim Brick

Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway Deeper Than The Skin – Building Bridges with Music

WEST BRATTLEBORO — Singer-songwriters Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway will appear in concert at All Souls’ Church on Saturday, April 14th, at 7 p.m. with their joint production, “Deeper Than The Skin – Building Bridges with Music” addressing the racial divide.

Longtime friends and collaborators, Harris and Greenway put their experiences together in “Deeper Than The Skin,” a concert presentation that explores their unique history as a white man from the capital of the Confederacy and a black man whose maternal ancestor was a slave on a plantation just outside of Richmond. They have built a bridge between their lives through 30 years of friendship, shared goals, and a passion to build community.

Ukulele-in-a-Day, This Sunday (4/8)!

UKULELE-in-a-DAY workshop for total beginners, this Sunday (April 8)! At the beautiful new Brattleboro Music Center, with Lisa McCormick.

No musical background needed! Ukuleles available!

This is the last time this workshop will be offered for several months.

The Coincidence Numbers

Gematria is the practice of coding numbers into words.  In the beginning, according to the Book of Formation, which is the story of Genesis, God merged the word,letter with the number. In Genesis, each verse begins: “And God said”. God speaks the world into existence over the course of six numbered days, before resting on the seventh day and making it holy.

Drop-In Studio Hours at The Drawing Studio in Brattleboro

Hello, my name is Jason Alden and I invite you to visit The Drawing Studio, a creative workspace for artists, students and families.  As a life-long lover of drawing, I offer this space as an encouragement to individuals to explore their creative natures, independently or in community. All are welcome.

The Drawing Studio is fully equipped with drawing and water-based art materials, paper, easels, still life collections and a wonderful art library.  We have a coffee and tea bar and windows overlooking the Whetstone Brook.

You may work independently or with instruction.  I have many years experience with drawing, painting and color theory and am happy to help you as much as you need.

The Real Meaning of “26”

In Kabbalah, the central belief is God created the world with language, by combining the number with the letter with the word. This is expressed in the foundational text of Kabbalah, the Sepher Yetzirah, or in English, The Book of Formation. In its opening paragraph, it states, in reference to God creating the world, “He created His Universe by three forms of expression: Numbers, Letters and Words”. This belief about creation from The Book of Formation is in line with the beginning of the Holy Bible, which begins with Genesis, where God speaks the world into existence over the course of six numbered days, before resting on the seventh day and making it holy.

BCTV Schedules Week of 4/2/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 4/2/18

Monday, April 2, 2018

12:39 am Pure Vermont – Maple Sugaring
12:45 am Citcom – Andrew McKeever
1:00 am Tuesday Night Live – Soule Indomitable
3:00 am Artful Word – Lake and Sea Smoke
3:30 am The FEED – 3/21/18 – Justin Garner
4:00 am Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce – BACC Legislative Breakfast 3/19/18

Monday Morning Movie

Brattleboro Senior Center   April Showings

Movies starring:
April 2nd – Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers –10 am
April 9th – Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck – 9:30 am
April 16th – Fred Astaire, Judy Garland – 10 am

Osher Lectures on Rumi and the Qur’an

BRATTLEBORO—The Brattleboro Chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) announces the first in its Spring series of lectures, to be held on Monday, April 2. The lectures’ subject is “Reading the Qur’an with Rumi.”

Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Muslim contemplative who is today one of the best-selling poets in America, considers the Qur’an a map of the self and the Qur’anic stories to contain wisdom that can lead to a life of happiness and flourishing. In this Monday’s lecture, Amer Latif, a professor of religious studies at Marlboro College, will give an overview of the Qur’an, and of Rumi and his thought.

Two Vocal Quartets in Benefit Concert for Women’s Chorus

On Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm in the Centre Congregational Church parlor, a benefit concert for the Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will be performed by two local-area vocal quartets, the Seymour Sisters and Singcrony.

The Seymour Sisters are Betsy Williams, Laura Williams, Beth Spicer, and Kate Wolff, who sing old-time, gospel, country and swing, as well as play a combination of banjo, mandolin, guitar, dobro and stand-up bass.

Isidor’s Cheek by Ines Zeller Bass Concludes the Sandglass Theater Winter Sunshine Series

Saturday, March 31st public performances at 11 AM and 2 PM

So begins the song, which begins the story, which begins the adventure: One day, something drives Isidor from out of his little grey existence. His cheek runs away, and Isidor must search around the world to find it again: a world of color and beauty, as well as loneliness and even danger.

Isidor’s Cheek is performed on a revolving table filled with all the details of Isidor’s miniature world: from his shabby grey house to a forest of apple trees, through an unfriendly city, across a sea of turtles and barracuda, into the smallest circus in the world. The table revolves to bring Isidor home again and to transform his house, his garden and indeed his whole outlook on life. Isidor himself is barely 5 and 1/2 inches high (14 cm), an appropriately little hero for a small story with a big heart.

Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda


53 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301



The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 2 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

BCTV Schedules Week of 3/26/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/26/18

Monday, March 26, 2018

12:55 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Gold Mines of New England
2:00 am Havana Fairfax Connection – Rock and Blues Compilation Pt. 1
3:00 am Havana Fairfax Connection – Rock and Blues Compilation Pt. 2
4:00 am Vote for Vermont – VT’s Transportation Infrastructure Update

Woolen Mill

I noticed the history note about John Birge’s woolen mill burning down. There is an old woolen mill still standing on Birge Street. It is now apartments. I wonder if this is on the site of the one that burned? I’ve read that they made blankets there for the Union Army and later for Jordan Marsh.

Local “Celebrity” Dancers Featured at Youth Services Gala and Dance Show April 28

Here’s your chance to witness local “celebrities” showcasing their dance skills while supporting a great cause! On Saturday, April 28, Youth Services will be holding its Annual Gala & Silent Auction at SIT’s International Center from 5 to 10 p.m. New to the much anticipated event is a twist on televisions’ hit reality show, Dancing with the Stars. Presented by SIT, all-inclusive tickets for Can Windham County Dance? are $85 per person ($55 of which is tax deductible) at www.youthservicesinc.org/gala.

Marlboro College Doing Just Fine?!

This morning’s article in the Reformer about Marlboro College was odd in a number of ways. First, they say they have a “structural deficit” of 3-4 million dollars a year. But they say that the endowment is sufficient to cover this loss. The endowment is only about $40 million. The 990 for 2015 showed a loss of $4,000,000 in total assets, indicating that this $4 million a year loss has been going on for awhile.