Youth Services’ Summer Camp Directory 2021 Available for Download

Youth Services has once again created a  downloadable spreadsheet of all camps in Windham County as a service to area families.

“Our Summer Camp Listing gives parents and grandparents a listing of all the options in one convenient location,” notes Russell Bradbury-Carlin, Youth Services’ Executive Director. “We’ve been doing this for years as a service to local families.”


VFW $7 Lunch Specials Thursdays and Fridays. Public Welcome. Pot Roast Meal. Raffle!

The Brattleboro VFW will be having their $7 lunch specials Thursdays and Fridays. Hand made burgers, fries, chicken wings, chicken fingers, sandwiches, etc. are still available. Take outs also available by calling 257-0438.

Thur. April 8th : country fried steak, mashed potato, gravy, veg & roll
Fri. April 9th : sausage, onion & pepper grinder w/ garlic parmesan fries
There is a rumor there might be chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting for sale for $2 a slab April 8th…..while supplies last.


A New Effort To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced two bills in the Senate that would lower the cost of prescription drugs. Here’s a part of the press release his office issued on March 23. “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Reps. Ro Khanna, (D-Calif.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Cori Bush (D-Mo.), along with more than two dozen colleagues, on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation to drastically reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. The package of bills includes: The Prescription Drug Price Relief Act to peg the price of prescription drugs in the United States to the median price in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan; The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D; and The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act to allow patients, pharmacists and wholesalers to import safe, affordable medicine from Canada and other major countries.


White Supremacy Culture –  What It Is And What To Do About It

Racism often refers to acts of overt, intentional prejudice and a social order that debases people of color while glorifying whiteness. But white supremacy is a systemic and structural phenomenon woven throughout our culture—rather than just the work of racist individuals who intentionally and maliciously discriminate. Our institutions and social practices themselves prop up white advantage and protect white communities, while making communities of color vulnerable to exploitation, domination, and violence.

What actions are needed to repair ourselves in order to identify and dismantle white supremacy culture? This discussion will incorporate the pre-session resources listed below. Click on the link or copy the URL into your search bar to have a look. General discussion will follow Mary’s presentation. Please take part.


VFW $12 Pot Roast Meal to Go Saturday April 17th from 4pm-6:30pm Public Welcome

Pot roast to-go meal Saturday April 17th from 4 pm – 6:30 pm. Meal will be pot roast, mashed potato, brown sugar carrots, roll, gravy and red raspberry pie for $12 each.

No need to get out of your vehicle. Just drive up to the glass doors on the hall side, tell us your name and the number of meals ordered, and we will bring everything to you. When you call to reserve your meals, let us know name, time of pick-up and amount of meals needed.


Brattleboro Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Licenses Are Due April 1

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1.  For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a new dog license application form is available on the www.brattleboro.orgwebsite; go to Departments; Town Clerk; on the right-hand side bar is a section on Dogs.  From that page on the right side bar look at Licensing a New Dog.   Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office (by using the drop box in the Municipal Center parking lot), through the mail or online at www.brattleboro.org.  


Last Week for Curbside Orders from the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market!

And then there was 1…just 1 more chance to order for curbside pick up from the15th season of the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market – a season unlike any others!

Go to our online store, open now through Thursday morning at 9AM! Place an order for your weekly provisions like beets, carrots, greens, garlic, eggs, meat, cheese and bread, special treats, handmade soaps along with lovely handcrafted gifts. There’s also seeds for your gardens, preserves, teas, syrups, tinctures and more!


Rock the Boat by Sandglass Theater featured in this week’s Winter Sunshine Series

This week’s virtual Winter Sunshine Series features “Rock the Boat” by Sandglass Theater. It is a puppet show for young audiences that explores themes of migration, refugees, inclusion and respectful curiosity. It aims to get young audiences thinking about relocation, displacement and the interconnectedness of racial, climate and social justice. The production addresses attitudes about acceptance of those who come from other countries and cultures, and provides a narrative in which there is room for everyone in an inclusive society.


Plant Trees with 350Vermont this Spring!

Rewild Brattleboro
Planting trees, sowing justice, growing community

350VT’s statewide Rewild Vermont project builds on synergies between food justice, climate action, and ecological restoration, and we’re excited to dig in locally! Fill out this google form to reserve trees to be planted this spring, either as an individual or as an organization.


Nursing Home Selectivity

Nursing homes are the kind of places that care for the sickest and most vulnerable among us. That is certainly true and, for the most part, these facilities do an excellent job of caring, comforting and maximizing the potential of their residents.

But there is one area of nursing home policy that has always bothered me and when I talk to people about it they are surprised unless they have had experience with the rules around admission and discharge.

Nursing homes interview patients before admission to make sure they can provide the proper care for a potential resident. That is a standard process and it protects both the patient and the facility. There are times when admission is not appropriate and when that happens families end up in a state of chaos.


Pot Roast Meal To Go at the Brattleboro VFW April 17th! Public Welcome

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the VFW for our turkey to go meal that we had March 13th. It was a great success, and we appreciate all the people that ordered from us!

It’s a bit early, but mark your calendar for our next meal and let us do the cooking for you. Saturday April 17th we are offering a pot roast to go meal with pick up times from 4pm – 6:30pm.