In conjunction with the international observation of World Doula Week March 22-28, the Doula Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will celebrate 10 years of providing services to the community.
A doula is a trained woman who comforts and supports mothers and their families as they bring their babies into the world. Scientific trials have shown remarkable improved birth outcomes because of the presence of a doula. They also show a decreased amount of intervention and a higher number of mothers viewing their birth as a positive experience.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Gerald Doherty, PA has joined Brattleboro Family Medicine and is accepting new patients.
Doherty graduated from the Physician Assistant Studies program at the School of Science and Health, Philadelphia University in Pennsylvania in 1999. Most recently, he has been a Physician Assistant in Emergency Medicine at Cheshire Medical Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Keene, New Hampshire.
He has also worked for Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Vermont and Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre.
There is a critter in the pipe of an unused wood stove in my house. John at Aardvark Wildlife is out of town. Any other recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
Is there a bus that goes from Bratt to NYC again?
Greyhound doesn’t answer its phone. Vermont Transit still has Bratt on their website. But I remember the bus station went away a while ago.
Growing a Community of Gardeners
Monday March 4, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Brooks Memorial Library and Post Oil Food invite you to a discussion about Growing a Community of Gardeners, on Monday, March 4, at 6:30 PM.
Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 32nd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Youth Services’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Saturday, April 6. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with teams signing up for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.
The 4-5 p.m. time is reserved for teams of teens and will have a special “Cosmic Bowling” atmosphere. The financial goal of the event is to raise $50,000 in pledge money to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Deirdre Kelley presents Y.A.M.: Yoga, Acupuncture, and Meditation; Saturday, March 16th, 12 pm-2 pm at Medicine for the People, 125 Main Street, Putney, VT.
Y.A.M. (Yoga, Acupuncture, and Meditation) workshops are offered to integrate the wisdom of thousands of years into a two-hour class.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital presents a free talk about urinary function by Director of Men’s Health Craig Rinder, MD, on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in Brew Barry Conference Room 2.
A board-certified urologist, Dr. Rinder will discuss how urinary function changes as people age and the causes and solutions to many common complaints, particularly among men over the age of 50. To register or get more information, call 802-257-8877.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced
Sean Amos, MD has joined its Department of Hospitalist Medicine.
Amos is a 2003 graduate of Harvard
Medical School and has worked as a hospitalist on a contract basis in several
settings, including Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Arizona; Northwestern
Hospital in St. Albans, Vermont; and Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine.
Most recently, he worked for St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Amos was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2006.
I know it is late to be asking but …..
What is your position on Smart Meters in particular wired vs no wired technology? Could you share with the voters what you know about them?
Williston, Vermont – Vermont solar manufacturer and the largest developer of solar in the state, AllEarth Renewables, has announced a new program to finance solar at no cost to homeowners, businesses, non-profits, and public institutions.
During last year’s race for District 3 representative, there was a vigorous discussion here on iBrattleboro about the character of one of the candidates, that she was deceptive in characterizing her role in an earlier campaign, and then when a radio personality questioned her about it, she proceeded to attack him, and then, writing directly to his bosses, she attacked his job.
The question itself was never fully answered, but the controversy did reveal quite a bit about the candidate.
Is this character reference relevant to the upcoming election, or is it old news?
One of the best investments you can make is improving your home’s energy efficiency. The average Vermonter can save 20-30% on their energy bills through a home efficiency project – an average of $1,000/year!
HALF THE SKY: A Discussion & Screening of the Film
Tuesday February 26, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join a panel discussion of Vermont Public Television Community Cinema’s Half the Sky on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 PM.
The evening will commence with a 42 minute screening of one section of the film and will follow with a panel discussion. Film selections may include: maternal mortality; sex trafficking; gender-based violence; economic development, and education.
Growing a Community of Gardeners
Wednesday February 27, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Brooks Memorial Library and Post Oil Food invite you to a discussion about Growing a Community of Gardeners, on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM, in the Library meeting room (snowdate is Monday, March 4, at 6:30 PM).
A serious food crisis has been growing throughout the world since 2008. For many in the world, this has meant hunger, famine, and food riots; for us in America, it has involved higher food prices and deprivation, a reality that has particularly impacted the increasing number of us who are income challenged.
New Beginners Tai Chi Series with Thomas Garbarino March 14-June 13 Thursday 5:30-6:30
Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan) is an ancient form of martial art that has been practiced for both health and self defense. It can be practiced for recreation and to increase strength, flexibility, and vitality well into old age. Tai Chi Chuan is not performed in the same manner as most western calisthenics or sports. It requires a tremendous amount of mental and physical concentration and control. Tai Chi Chuan is often described as a moving meditation. After practice, one feels invigorated, clear-minded, and peaceful.
Krista Oarcea, founder of Evening Star, and her partner Mark Morey, will share about end of life and after death care options that are loving and legal.
The choice of by-passing the funeral industry and staying in the home is slowly becoming more popular across the country as an economical and relational alternative. It brings peace to many folks to know that we can make choices about our own death that reflects the character and values of how we live our lives.
RedRover, the Sacramento, CA based animal welfare and rights advocacy organization with an international scope, is ramping up their My Dog is Cool Campaign before the summer months arrive and dog safety in cars becomes more urgent. As part of their information resources development, they have compiled a media reports data base, as actual incidents of dogs suffering, dying or requiring euthanasia after being left in hot cars are believed to go often unreported, making accurate data collection problematic.
Here is the link to their new media reports data base:
Dan and Gay Foster of Hollyhock Farm in Putney will offer a workshop, “Reclaiming Your Overgrown Orchard: Pruning Long-Neglected Apple Trees” on Sunday, February 24th (postponed from February 17th), 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dan and Gay will hold the workshop at their farm at 10 Old Stage Road in Putney. The workshop is part of the Transition Putney reskilling series. Participants can be as involved as they want to be in the actual labor (very involved to not involved at all). The workshop fee is $25 with no one turned away for inability to pay, and barters are also possible.
My small business is planning to launch an e-commerce site in the next few months and is looking into shopping cart options. I’m wondering if anyone has done recent research on the pros and cons of the various tools out there. Initially, the number of products offered will be fewer than 20 and we’ll probably use PayPal for the financial transactions. Simple integration with QuickBooks would be nice. Can anyone help us out?