Brunch in Guilford for Father’s Day — This Sunday

Broad Brook Grange will present its 22nd annual Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 16, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Broad Brook Community Center in Guilford.
The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelettes, many of the eggs from Guilford, any style, made to order. n(Local Duck eggs are also available!) Also on the menu are pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup. Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting. A selection of juices will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.


What’s With Amy’s?

Review

Amy’s has always offered at least one coffee selection which was organic and fair trade…until recently. Am I the only one annoyed at the change?

The other day I bought a large coffee and one of those personal-size pies at a cost of seven dollars and change. After putting my change into the tip jar I could not help thinking: “Wow, for the same $8 (well, maybe 9) I could have had lunch at the Panda with soup, brown rice, and a nice entrée.


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 6-10 to 6-14

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438

Mon – liver & onions w/ mashed potato, gravy & veg


Living Memorial Park Pool Opens June 22

The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department is pleased to announce that the Living Memorial Park Pool will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

In addition to the daily pool fee, there will also be season pool passes available for purchase. Swim Lessons will be Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-Noon, General Swim will be Sunday-Saturday 1:00 p.m.- 4 p.m.,


Is This A Scam?

I received a letter – that talks about a local neighborhood online network called Nextdoor Brattleboro..

It says my street name in the head line of the text.

Is this for real?


Ongoing Postnatal Support Circle and Gentle Yoga Class! *New*

Sacred Postpartum is about honoring the postpartum period.  In this ongoing and special class, you will be invited to share your stories, truths, and questions as well as connect with other new mothers.  You will also have the opportunity to stretch, strengthen, and reconnect with your body through gentle yoga.

Each Sacred Postpartum class will begin with a sharing circle where we’ll explore a different postpartum topic each week and then we will move through a yoga practice that will be specific to the healing postpartum body.


500+ VT Union Members & Allies Picket Scott Walker

Burlington, Vermont, 5/30/19 –Today 500+ Union members and allies picketed the GOP fundraiser in Burlington which featured extremist Union-buster Scott Walker and Vermont Republican Governor Phil Scott. The picket was organized by AFSCME-VT, IBEW Local 300, The Vermont Buildings Trades, and dozens of other Unions & pro-Labor community/political organizations.  Labor appreciates the support received by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders who reached out to supporters yesterday to express his backing of the picket and to encourage Vermonters to demonstrate alongside us.

The demonstration was electric! Speakers included AFSCME Local 1343 President Damion Gilbert, myself [VT AFL-CIO District Vice President/AFSCME Local 2413 member David Van Deusen], IBEW Organizer Danielle Bombardier, President of APWU-Vermont President Omar Fernandez, and many other Labor and community leaders (*see below for full list of speakers).


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 6-3 to 6-7

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438


Rescheduled Japanese Knotweed Work Session to be held at West River Park on Thursday, June 6

The Conservation Commission will conduct a work session in the West River Park on Thursday, June 6 at 4:30 PM. The purpose of this work session is to manually control Japanese Knotweed along the West River in the West River Park. Conservation Commission members will be cutting Japanese Knotweed.

Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves and loppers or another garden cutting tool. Extra loppers will be available. Interested participants may arrive at any time and can find Commission members along the riverbank with the West River. The path to the riverbank is near the kiosk at the end of the parking lot.


Gordon Hayward to give a Pre-Garden Tour Talk “The Intimate Garden” June 6, 2019 at the Westminster Institute

Showing you how to see your garden in a new way – that’s what well-known landscape designer Gordon Hayward has in mind for his lecture, The Intimate Garden. His free talk will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 6th, at the Westminster Institute, Route 5 in Westminster. Light refreshments will be served. It’s a special advance program to the Westminster Cares Garden Tour, July 20-21.

Gordon Hayward, acclaimed landscape designer, writer, and teacher from Westminster West, was recently named an honorary member of the Garden Club of America (GCA), during its annual meeting in Boston. The honorary membership, one of the club’s highest accolades, is given each year to no more than four recipients in such fields as horticulture and conservation.


RIP Green Mountain Red, Former Putney Communard, Roz Payne

May 21, 2019 -Vermont has lost one of our most remarkable woman; today film maker, journalist, Black Panther historian, communard, Green Mountain Red, revolutionary, and (ironically) Richmond constable Roz Payne has left this world and these Green Hills for points beyond. Roz grew up in a working class-leftist household in New Jersey. Her mother was a union organizer in Lawrence, MA in the 1930s, and her father ran for NJ State Senate as a member of the Socialist Party.  Poet Allen Ginsberg was her sometimes babysitter.


Everest Traffic Jam

The first official ascent of Mount Everest (29,029 ft) was made in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.

Times have changed, and the undertaking has become a world-class sport, with hundreds attempting the effort. The photo, taken on May 23 of this year depicts a “conga line” of climbers ascending the Lhotse Face.


Brattleboro Pudding

A cookbook named America Cooks, published 1949, contains recipes from all over the states. In the rather short Vermont section I came across “Brattleboro Pudding”. There’s no background, origin or story, merely the recipe. So here goes, have at it.

1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup milk


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 5-27 to 5-31

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438