BCTV Schedules – Week of June 6, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 6/6/22

Monday, June 6, 2022

5:00 am Racism in America – Chinese in America 5/19/22
7:00 am Vermont Institute of Civic and International Involvement – Free Speech v. Government Ministry of Truth 5/4/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast

Brattleboro Women’s Chorus Outdoor Concerts!

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus presents their 26th annual spring concerts entitled “Why Not Sing?” on Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 at 4:00 pm outdoors at the Retreat Farm. These will be the first in-person concerts the BWC has presented since 2019.

The concerts will feature songs the chorus has been working on this spring and includes some favorites from earlier sessions. Local musician Lisa McCormick will join the chorus on several songs, including “Tiny Lights” by Coco Love Alcorn and “Can You Catch the Moon” by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell. The chorus will also sing Velma Frye’s “Take Heart” and Terry Garthwaite’s “Shine On.” McCormick and the chorus will be joined by the ukulele orchestra on a premiere of Barbara McAfee’s song (and the concert title), “Why Not Sing?”

WSESU Board Appoints Mark Speno as Superintendent of Schools for the 2022-2023

The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Speno as Superintendent of Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The Board is looking forward to collaborating with Mr. Speno, expanding on his excellent work supporting students and staff and extending it into effective implementation of policies and continuous improvement.

BCTV Schedules Week of May 30, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/30/22

Monday, May 30, 2022

4:53 am Veterans Events – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Comes to Brattleboro – Part 4
5:49 am Veterans Events – Memorial Day – Monuments and Cemeteries of Brattleboro 2020
6:30 am Veterans Events – Memorial Day Observed in Brattleboro 5/31/21
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Veterans Events – Memorial Day Observed in Brattleboro 5/31/21

New Issue of Blog88.org

Today I plan to go to the Co-op cafe, having just turned 77, and splurge on a slice of chocolate layer cake.

It is also the day that you get to see the new issue of blog88.org. It is the first issue since December. I felt dismayed to have gotten caught up in the winter doldrums, until I realized how foolish it is to make blogging into deadline pressure. Did it make sense to replace the work responsibilities that I have left behind with new obligations and stress?

“Here We Are” with Helena Leschuk

It takes a village (and a few towns, and many volunteers) to keep local TV alive and well and thriving -. as well as an accomplished and devoted crew.

In this show, Helena Leschuk gives us an inside look into Brattleboro Community TV and the staff that brings us the local information we need to know and many terrific shows to keep us entertained.

BCTV Schedules – Week of May 23, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/23/22

Monday, May 23, 2022

4:55 am Around Town with Maria – Earth Day Celebration in Brattleboro VT 4/22/22
6:00 am The News Project – In Studio – Southern Vermont Economy Summit
6:30 am New England Center for Circus Arts – Circus Spectacular 3/5/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast

Estey Organ Museum Celebrates 20 Years of Living History 

Organ trio at Estey Organ Museum

Brattleboro, VT…. Brattleboro is home to many historic treasures, some large enough to grace the main street in town, others hidden gems that we need to seek out. The Estey Organ Museum is one of those pieces of history that is well worth a visit for many reasons. Tucked away in the company’s Old Engine House on Birge Street, it holds a century of local history that spread the Estey reputation far and wide. 

The new season starts on May 21 in celebration of the museum’s 20th year and will be open to the public on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. through October. It is unique in that unlike what we’re used to in most museums, the hosts in this museum say to all visitors—adults and children alike—please touch; please sit down and play the organs. Visitors even have the opportunity of walking through a pipe organ to see how the mechanism works.  

WSESD Special Board Meeting

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Kelly Young, Board Chair
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION – 1VSA §313 (a)(1)(F) confidential attorney-client communications made for the purpose of providing professional legal services to the body.

Beginners: Get Started! Fundamentals of Woodworking, May 20-22

Have you been wanting to get started with woodworking as a hobby or side business? Take the first step at HatchSpace! We have a terrific beginners intensive course starting on Friday evening of this week, our Fundamentals of Woodworking class with member and RISD graduate Martin Simpson.

This introductory course is designed to give beginner students an overview of the safe use of some of the most common machines and hand tools used in woodworking.

The Immigrant Experience in 2022

I am a second generation American. My grandparents were immigrants. They came from eastern Europe to escape the pogroms and persecution that Jews faced. I often wonder what it was like for them when they arrived in this country. I never did ask them about their experiences.

The reason I am thinking about this now is that I am experiencing immigration from the perspective of someone welcoming new immigrants to this country. Brattleboro, Vermont has become the home to about 100 people from Afghanistan. They have escaped the prospect of constant violence and painful lives to become citizens of a new country.

Our community has worked hard to help the Afghans adjust to their new home. I am surprised to realize that the adjustment can be difficult for the local people as well as the newcomers.

BCTV Schedules Week of May 16, 2022

BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/16/22

Monday, May 16, 2022

5:15 am Brooks Memorial Library Events – Saige Doll and Books 4/13/13
6:00 am Collegiate A Cappella Concert – 18th (Almost) Annual A Cappella Concert 4/9/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Keeping Up with Senior Solutions – Ep 24 – Volunteers

WSESD Board Meeting Agenda and Minutes

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Kelly Young, Board Chair
• CLERK’S REPORT – Approval of Minutes – May 3 and May 10
III. Pupil Weighting – Emilie Kornheiser
IV. Coalition for Vermont Student Equity
V. Public Comment on Non-agenda Items (10 minutes)
VI. Unfinished Business
A. Sexual Abuse Investigation Update