Windham County Legislative Candidates’ Forum Tonight!

Windham County Legislative Candidates’ Forum on Health Care & Human Rights is happening tonight at the Centre Congregational Church parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Forum from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. All Windham County legislative candidates have been invited & 10 have confirmed. Opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions about issues of concern to you. Light refreshments. Handicap accessible.


Justice For Plow Drivers

UNION ACTION ALERT: Castleton DPW workers with AFSCME Local 1201 of the AFL-CIO (those that plow the roads and operate the wastewater plant) have been without a contract or raises for over two years.  While these Union members continue to fight for justice, we need to let the Castleton Select Board know THIS IS NOT OK and Local 1201 does not stand alone (and that Vermonters from all over the state stand with them).  Please contact the Castleton Select Board today and leave a message for Selectman Jim Leamy.  Tell Jim: “Jim Leamy, I am a working Vermonter too, and I stand with DPW Union employees.  Fair contract now!”


Indigenous Peoples Day “Civil Rights For All” Banner Raising

Civil Rights for All Banner Raising for Indigenous Peoples Day
 week: 8am-9am, Sunday, October 7th, 2018, at the corner of Main Street and High Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301.

The Fire Company will raise the “We Celebrate Democracy / Civil Rights For All” banner over Main Street on Sunday the seventh of October at 8 am.  The eighth is Brattleboro’s Indigenous People’s Day.
 Democracy is our problem, and the answer to our problems. You can stand up for democracy on the 5 occasions each year when the banner goes up over Main Street.


VT Listening Project: The Hidden Side of Women’s Lives in Our Community

Join Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 pm as the Vermont Commission on Women presents: The Hidden Side of Women’s Lives, a special event highlighting their statewide listening project, which is designed to help voice the concerns of women around the state. Brattleboro Commissioner Emilie Kornheiser and Saxtons River Commissioner Carol Buchdahl will be present, as well as Commission Director Cary Brown.


Celebrate the Workers of the World on Labor Day

5:30 to 6:30 pm, Monday September 3rd, rain date the 4th Pliny Park, Main and High Streets, Brattleboro,  Vt.
Political Speeches and Revolutionary Songs for the Peaceful Revolution. Stand with the workers of the world
Windham County legislators Mollie Burke, Jeanette White and Emilty Long will attend. Volunteer to help set up. Make a sign. Make a speech. Lead  a song. Sing along


“I Am Not Your Negro” To Be Shown Sunday at All Souls Church

Sunday, August 26th, 2018, at All Souls Church (29 South Street in West Brattleboro, Vt 05301). 12 noon, preceded by a light lunch at 11:15 a.m.
The film is part of the “Looking Inward at White Power and Privilege” series sponsored by the All Souls Church Social and Environmental Action Committee (SEAC). Both the lunch and the film are free and open to the public.  Childcare will be provided upon request. For more information, contact George Carvill at 802-490-2052.


A Facilitated Community Circle of Understanding: Regarding the Recent anti-Semitic Chalking on Elliot Street

Join us at 7 pm on Monday, July 23rd for A Facilitated Community Circle of Understanding: regarding the recent anti-Semitic chalking on Elliot Street, as the Brattleboro Community Justice Center encourages discussion and sharing of concerns, hopes and ideas, around recent events. This FREE, accessible event is co-hosted by the Brattleboro Compassionate Community Committee.


Defend Our Future hosts Green Mountain Gala in Support of Youth Grassroots Environmental Outreach

Join Defend Our Future, VT Lt. Gov. Zuckerman, Senator Becca Balint and environmental leaders for a night of community celebration and fun at our Southern Vermont Fundraising Gala!

With a ticket, gala-goers can look forward to a night of live music, catered treats, and a photo booth! There will be a cash bar with beer and wine from Windham Wines available.


Help Brattleboro Time Trade

Brattleboro Time Trade www.brattleborotimetrade.org has an opportunity to win a grant WITH YOUR VOTE. Just follow this link:

https://www.mlb.com/redsox/community/impact-awards/form

to the voting page for the Red Sox Foundation’s “Impact Award” – an award which would help BTT regain financial stability:


Red Sox Foundation To Highlight Vermont Charities Dedicated To Social Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion for 2018 “IMPACT” Awards

The Red Sox Foundation invites local residents to vote for their favorite non-profit in the the fourth annual “IMPACT” Awards. The awards provide Red Sox fans in the five New England states surrounding Massachusetts with the opportunity to vote to decide which organizations will be awarded grants. Starting this year, the IMPACT Awards will highlight a different charitable mission each year, with 2018 focusing on non-profits dedicated to improving social justice, diversity, and inclusion in New England communities.


Sports By The Numbers

The Boston Celtics are in the news today. Its 6/25/2018. Boston=31 in English Reduction. Its a day with 31 (6+25=31) numerology. They picked up a “guard”=24 in English Reduction.  Bradley Daniel Wanamaker=199. 199 is the 46th prime. Celtics=46 in Reverse Reduction. His last name, Wanamaker=33 in English Reduction and 156 in Reverse Ordinal.Boston Celtics=66 English Reduction (s-exception) and 156 in English Ordinal. Thirty three=66 in English Reduction , 156 in English Ordinal. 


Matt “Guitar” Murphy Dies By The Numbers

In 1983, The Police released a song called “Murder by Numbers”. In Gematria, murder=83 in Reverse Ordinal.  14+6+9+23+22+9=83.  The chorus of the song goes :”It’s murder by numbers, one, two, three..It’s as easy to learn as your ABC’s”

Matt “Guitar” Murphy died on 6/15.  Matt “Guitar” Murphy=201 in Reverse Ordinal. 201 is 21 in numerology.  6/15 (6+15=21) has date numerology of 21.  His full name , Matthew Tyler Murphy=89 in Reverse Reduction.


4th of July Civil Rights For All Banner Raising

The “We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All” banner will be raised over Main Street in Brattleboro by the Fire Department for one week on Sunday the 24th of June at 8 a.m. or a little later. This is the 7th time the banner has flown over Main Street. You are invited.


Numbers Are Letters and Words Are Numbers

Its been 15 days since I last posted on iBrattleboro. Brattleboro=47 in English Reduction(2+9+1+2+2+3+5+2+6+9+6)=47. 47 is the 15th prime number.  iBrattleboro=137 in English Ordinal 137 is the 33rd prime number. 33, in numerology, is the master teacher number. Teacher=33 in English Reduction. I figured today, the 11th, was a good time to post, plus, 11 is my favorite number.


Soap Opera Star,Elizabeth Sung, Dies By The Numbers

Elizabeth Sung, soap opera actress,  Young and the Restless star died on May 24th. Elizabeth Fong Sung=191 in English Ordinal. 191 is the 43rd prime number. Soap opera=43 in English Reduction( s exception). Sung=47 in Reverse Ordinal. She died on a day with 47 numerology. 5+24+18=47. Soap opera=47 in Reverse Reduction. Elizabeth Sung=67 in Reverse Reduction. She died on a day with 67 numerology. 5+24+20+18=67.


Meet Up to March with Brenda Siegel: A Vermont For All of Us

Progressives and Democrats, we want YOU to march with us in honor of Memorial Day!

Brenda Siegel, candidate for Governor will be at the Essex Junction Memorial Day Parade on Saturday morning, May 26th! We will arrive at 9 am, and marching will start at 10 am.

On Monday, May 28th, we will also march in the Vergennes Memorial Day Parade! Arrival between 9:30 am and 10 am, marching will begin at 11.


Meeting About Medicaid

Anyone concerned about changes to Medicaid is invited to a meeting on May 22 to learn about ways that Medicaid is under attack and what we can do to preserve and expand it. The meeting will take place from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. Doors open at 5:30 for light refreshments. The Root is handicap accessible, nut free and fragrance free. The meeting is sponsored by the Vermont Worker’s Center. For more info, or to request a ride or childcare, contact windham@workerscenter.org or (802) 257-4436.


Call Bernie: Crisis upon Crisis and War in Gaza

On Sunday Norman Finkelstein spoke at the First Baptist Church about the inhumane conditions in the Israeli-controlled Gaza Strip and the terrible slaughter and war that are imminent.

Israel has managed an effective media black-out about the conditions in Gaza, which has been condemned by the UN and is virtually a death camp. The thousands of Palestinians gathering near the fences of Israel may sacrifice themselves to show their desperation to an un-hearing world. They will storm the fences of Israel on the 14th of this month, Nakba Day, which commemorates the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland during the Israeli war for independence in 1948.