Some Thoughts On Cancelling Roseanne

Roseanne’s new iteration of her family sit-com was cancelled by ABC shortly after a series of tweets by the star of the show. She called a former Obama advisor the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes, then doubled down for a while when people called her racist. Then she apologized, but it was too late.

Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Free Concert Series – The Rear Defrosters on Sunday, June 3

Twilight Music begins its 16th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk rock, world beat, rock, country, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 3 with honky tonk, country soul and early rock-n-roll band The Rear Defrosters. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 26. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 5/28/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/28/18

Monday, May 28, 2018

12:42 am The Rhema Word – 5/10/18
1:30 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Puzzling, Promising, Peculiar… Pluto
2:40 am Little Jug – A Drive in the Jungle 
3:00 am Apollo Engineer Talk 4/11/18
5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Poets Speak – Conversations with VT Poet Laureate Chard deNiord – Poets Speak: Elizabeth Powell 

Brooks Memorial Library Newsletter, Week of May 27th

Dear Library Community,

Here is this week’s news from your Library, including links to some interesting facts about Memorial Day. On Monday we will be closed to honor those who have lost their lives in service to this country. Click here to open the newsletter.

Artist Talk With Bruce Campbell at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to feature an Artist Talk with Bruce Campbell Saturday, June 9th at 5:30pm. Campbell’s current exhibit Thinking the Cosmos: Kinetic Sculpture will be featured at Mitchell • Giddings through June 24.

Bruce Campbell graduated from Syracuse University with a BFA in printmaking and received an MFA from Indiana University. In the early ‘70s Campbell began designing books and manuscripts, and soon he was  specializing in the design of art museum books and catalogues. For thirty years his clients have included The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, The Peabody Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

The Barbarians

Although on some level I must have known this already, somehow I was surprised to learn (in a book on Celtic history called The Ancient Paths by Graham Robb) that the ancestors of most white Americans were the same people we remember in history as “the barbarian hordes.”

BCTV Schedules – Week of 5/21/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/21/18

Monday, May 21, 2018

12:36 am Bear Pond Books Events – “Screwnomics” Book Launch
1:30 am Apollo Engineer Talk 4/11/18
3:30 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Introduction to Islam
4:56 am Promos – 2nd SoVT Economic Development Summit on May 30
5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Tap Into Film: ’48 Hour Student Film Slam’ 2018
7:27 am Promos – The BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program

John Gorka at Next Stage on Sunday, May 20

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present contemporary folk singer/songwriter John Gorka at Next Stage on Sunday, May 20 at 7:30 pm.  The concert celebrates the release of John’s brand new CD “True in Time.”

John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer/songwriter of the 1980’s folk scene.  Hailing from New Jersey, he honed his craft and persona as a shy, wry and insightful singer/songwriter in the Greenwich Village “Fast Folk”  and Boston music scenes.  Gorka got his start at Godfrey Daniels, a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania, which is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in the country.

Open Studio Thursday Nights (Families Welcome)

The Drawing Studio at 28 Williams Street hosts an ongoing Thursday Night Open Studio from 5 to 8pm. Each week is a different theme: Animals, Shoes, Mythical Creatures, Your Neighborhood, etc..). Bring a friend, a sister, your kids. All drawing materials provided and the Open Studio is supported by your donations.
Please email Jason at or visit the link for more info!

Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda


The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21 in

the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.


The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 in the

WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

Friends of Brooks Memorial Library Summer Book Sale!

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are hosting their 16th Annual Book Sale fundraiser. Stop by and you will find plenty of good books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and puzzles!

The book sale will be:
Thursday & Friday from 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm

May 27: “Mostly Baroque” Organ Barn Concert


Guilford, Vt. — Friends of Music at Guilford’s 10th annual Spring Organ Recital is set for 3:00 in the afternoon on Sunday, May 27, in the barn at Tree Frog Farm, off Packer Corners Rd. in idyllic rural Guilford. The c. 1897 Tracker Organ was moved from Maine by FOMAG founder A. Graham Down (1929-2014), who invested in its restoration and improvements over the years, and performed the first concerts on it beginning in 1966.

By tradition, each FOMAG season opens with a concert in the barn on Labor Day Weekend, and for the past decade this May event has offered a second annual opportunity to celebrate the organization’s roots. This year’s featured performer is David Neiweem, college organist and carillonneur at the University of Vermont in Burlington, where he teaches vocal studies, conducting, and music education, and is director of choirs. He is also music director at the First Congregational Church of Burlington and director of Vermont’s Aurora Chamber Singers.

BCTV Schedules – Week of 5/14/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/14/18

Monday, May 14, 2018

12:20 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Puzzling, Promising, Peculiar… Pluto
1:30 am Apollo Engineer Talk 4/11/18
3:30 am Dry Stone Art in Nature
4:30 am The FEED – 5/2/18
5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show
5:26 am Promos – 2nd SoVT Economic Development Summit on May 30
5:30 am Blanche Moyse Chorale Concerts – Reflections on the Passage of Time

Brattleboro Area Artists offer Open Studio Weekend May 26-27

BRATTLEBORO, Vt.: The Vermont Craft Council’s Spring Open Studio (Memorial Day) Weekend May 26-27 will include 12 artists in 10 studios and one gallery in Brattleboro, West Brattleboro and Marlboro. Of those artists, eight are members of Brattleboro-West Arts.

Participating studios will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with many sites offering demonstrations as well as the opportunity to purchase art and talk to the professional artists who made it.

Author Reading with Naima K. Wade

Join us at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 pm as local author, poet, performer, businesswoman and community organizer Naima K. Wade reads selections from her first Chapbook, War is Over We Are Unbound. She will also share selections from her memoir, Elbow Dreams: Growing Up in Vermont During The Turbulent Late 1960’s.

Jeff Danziger: The Full Vermonty

On Saturday, May 19th at 2 pm, the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library proudly presents a reading of The Full Vermonty: Vermont in the Age of Trump, co-authored and read by syndicated political cartoonist, Jeff Danziger. Co-written with Bill Mares, it features writings from a host of local contributors who give their take on current themes of life in Vermont.