Urgent! More Candidates Needed To Stop Nuclear Proliferation! Still Time To Get on Nov. 4, 2014 Ballot!

I have been giving a shout-out on facebook asking anyone and everyone to run for governor of Vermont and to run for  U.S. Congress, House of Representatives against incumbents Peter Shumlin and Peter Welch because they both asked the U.S. Air Force to bring the F-35 jets to Vermont and they did not tell you that the F-35 jets are designed to be able to carry nuclear bombs. I will be on the ballot myself for governor and for U.S. Representative to Congress.

CRVBL Weekend Roundup – Walpole Teams Sweep Weekend Games


It was a great weekend for the town of Walpole in the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League, as the town’s two CRVBL teams were winners in the most recent league action.

The Walpole Wild Blue remained undefeated and tied with the Putney Fossils for the league lead, as the Wild Blue cruised to a 25-1 victory over Keene in a game played at Dummerston Field. Pitcher Ryan Kohler struck out 9 in four innings to get the win, while going three for four with four runs batted in at the plate. Other offensive stars included Jamie Spence, who went four for four with six RBI, Gary Dennis, who went three for five with four runs scored, and Chris Ballou, who crossed the plate six times.

BMH Center for Wound Healing Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Center for Wound Healing was recently awarded a Center of Distinction Award, by , the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction scores over 92%, a minimum 91% wound healing rate within 30 median days to heal, and other quality outcomes. Of the 511 centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, only 157 achieved the honor.

Peruvian Shamans Coming to The Stone Church

Condor and Eagle Fly Together

A Community ceremony of healing, connection and manifestation with Don Francisco and doña Juana, master shamans of Peru  

Event is June 30th, 7:30 PM

(Various offerings in Keene area and Maine May 17-29 include a 3-day workshop, individual sessions and more group ceremonies)

The Q’ero elders see the Condor as  the energy of the Andes, connected to the heart.  They see the Eagle as the energy of North America, connected to the mind.  As we connect and fly together, the power of the mind unites with the love and passion of the heart, and it becomes possible for our greatest passions to reflect our soul  purpose.  This is true for the individual, and it is true for societies as well.  Just as we seek to rediscover (and spread) the heart energies that are often well hidden in our communities, the Q’ero people seek the Eagle.  For them, the technology and know-how that is second nature for us — once united with the ancient ways —  is a gateway to abundance and a better life.  What better sendoff could there be for our guests as they prepare for a very literal flight — their long journey home — than to connect  them with us in a ceremony of healing, gratitude, abundance and celebration.

Brattleboro Time Trade – Week of May 24th

This week’s listings, arranged without pejudice:

How To Add A Picture To Your Request Or Offer
Computer Assistance
French Conversation And Pronunciation
Health Coaching
Need Help With Your Knitting?
Need Transportation Locally?
Baking Available
Digital Projector Available
Wild Herb Meet Up
Personal Care For Children And Elders
Home Organizing
Pet Care
Plants For Your Garden
Administrative/NPO Support
Tutoring For English Reading And Writing

Do People Socalize With Their Dogs Anywhere in Brattleboro?

I just moved to Brattleboro with my dog. Where we lived before, there were lots of dog parks and places to bring your dog where you knew there would be other dogs to run and play with.  I’m wondering if there is any outdoor place, official or not, where people take their dogs to play with other dogs. Poor guy needs some new friends!

BMH Recognizes Wanda Smith as Employee of the Year

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that Wanda Smith has been recognized as the 2014 BMH Employee of the Year.

An employee at BMH since 1980, Smith was chosen to receive this honor due to her long-time dedication, attentiveness to safety and cleanliness, respect for patient privacy, positive attitude and sense of humor, and pride in a job well done.

Smith works in the Environmental Services Department. She was previously recognized as the BMH Employee of the Month in November 2009.

Learn to Row Clinics – Sculling and Sweep with RowBOC and PRC

Have you seen the rowers on the West River this spring? Brattleboro Outing Club’s RowBOC and the Putney Rowing Club have teamed up to offer a Learn to Row Clinic and they are still accepting novice rowers.

Meet other new rowers learning to row under the expert instruction of Tim Whitney, Grahame King, Thom Collins and Kristin Dawley. Clinic sessions take place on the West River and the Connecticut River at both rowing clubs.

West Brattleboro Association Chicken BBQ is Saturday, May 24, 11am Till Gone

A Chicken BBQ will be sponsored by the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) on Saturday, May 24th, starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until it’s all gone. So plan to get to the event in front of the First Congregational Church on Western Avenue in West Brattleboro in plenty of time to enjoy chicken and fixin’s. And while you’re there you can also get dessert at the bake sale sponsored by the First Congo Church.

For $6 you can get half a barbecued chicken, or you can enjoy it with sides of baked beans and coleslaw for $10. The recipes used to make these goodies have a local history. The chicken barbecue sauce recipe is one used for the Guilford Fair Fireman’s BBQ for many years by Joe Jewett when he was a member of the fire department. Joe is the ‘griller extraordinaire’ for this semi-annual WBA Chicken BBQ and he still makes the Firehouse BBQ Sauce!

End-Of-The-World Blues

what do you do when you’ve got the end-of-the-world blues? You know: I ice is melting, our pollinators are dying, the sea is rising, the West Coast is burning, the East Coast is losing it’s beach front houses, fracking is depleting water supplies in America’s driest areas, landslides, sink holes, tornadoes, typhoons, earthquakes, fake clouds, drones, economy crashing, oil slicks, tsunamis, big floods, big droughts, nuclear pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, all this makes me sick!…need I say more? what-what-what do you do when this gets you down?

Kids Day and Master Gardeners at the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market – May 17

This week at the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market: Saturday, May 17th is Kids’ Day! Kids are vendors, too! Kids can come sell things they make themselves; no cookies from mixes or crafts from kits, please! Come get your garden started with healthy, local plants direct from our talented growers. Garden advice is also available this week from the UVM Extension Master Gardeners table. Bring your questions!

There’s something for everyone at the market. Our local farmers are selling starts, perennials, hanging baskets, herbs, fresh produce and preserves, eggs, meats, cheeses, maple syrup, and much more. Globe-spanning hot lunches, fresh breads and pastries, gelato, and gorgeous crafts of all kinds. Celebrating 40 years in business in 2014! EBT and debit are welcome. Please leave dogs at home!

Tenants Rights Organization in Brattleboro?

Hi fellow ibrattleboro-ians,

Does anyone know if there ia any kind of tenant rights organization or advocacy program available to low income residents in Brattleboro? I’m having an issue in my current apartment regarding a tenant smoking in a porch area that is the only access to my apartment. I was told that the building I live in was a smoke free building including common areas and despite the fact that the porch is technically outside this tenant’s cigarette smoke comes in my windows and every time I enter and exit my home I have to walk through a cloud of smoke. I have serious medical issues that are being made worse by this constant exposure to second hand smoke.

I’m looking for some legal advice as to how address this issue. Thanks.

BMH CEO Receives National Award for Exceptional Leadership

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital President & CEO Steven R. Gordon has been honored with a 2014 American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.

The (AHA), in partnership with the state hospital associations, presents these awards annually to one individual from each state, with winners being chosen by the state association. The 2014 honorees were recognized at a special Breakfast of Grassroots Champions at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting on May 6 in Washington, DC.

BMH and Hospice Co-Sponsor Free Workshop Discussing End-of-Life Issues

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Brattleboro Area Hospice are co-sponsoring a free interactive workshop on May 19 entitled, “How to Talk About the End of Life.”

Talking about one’s dying is not something most people feel comfortable doing. We would rather put it off until we absolutely have to. Even healthcare providers avoid it. This interactive, how-to workshop will include personal stories and examples of the powerful benefits of talking about it.

Monsanto Strikes Again

Yesterday in an historic move in Vermont, Governor Peter Shumlin signed the first in the nation no strings attached law requiring mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GMO) food in the nation. This is incredible news!

But already this morning, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), and GMA member Monsanto, announced that they plan to sue the state of Vermont to stop the bill from being implemented!

Eh Why am I not surprised?

Irradiated Water Mailings?

I’ve heard about a mass mailing pertaining to irradiated water that could potentially affect residents of Brattleboro. I live outside of town, so I haven’t actually seen the mailing, but wondered who it was sent by. Also, what’s the deal with signing up for some type of pill just in case? I’m not trying to stir people up, I just wonder if anyone has more information about this mailing.

Putney and Newport Winners in Latest CRVBL Action

The Putney Fossils moved to the top of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League standings with its second victory, while the Newport Polar Bears picked up their first win of the year in the most recent CRVBL games.

Putney relied on strong pitching by Danny Lichtenfeld and Richard Bissell, to beat the Claremont Cardinals 6 to 4. Offensive contributions were team-wide for the Fossils with Chris Jensen collecting two RBIs and Steve Kapral, Steve Stanley, and newcomer Chris Larro each collecting a hit and two stolen bases respectively. For Claremont, Jon Nicholas banged out three hits and scored a pair of runs, while John Grainger collected two hits and drove in two runs.

Westminster West Plant Sale on May 31

The Westminster West School invites you to its annual (and much anticipated!) spring plant sale, on Saturday, May 31 from 9am – 1pm. Come early for the best selection, including a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and vegetable starts from some of the area’s finest gardeners and farmers.

Free Public Talk and Tour of a Straw Bale Timber Frame Home Under Construction

Dear Neighbors,

My partner Chad Mathrani and I would like to invite you to tour the Straw Bale Timber Frame home we are building in West Brattleboro. This will happen during the straw bale installation and plastering phases in July. Throughout the tour we will share samples of natural non-toxic material options, field questions, and discuss natural building.

Space is limited, so we ask that you reserve a spot. To do so, or to be put on a list to receive information about other talks and tours, please send an email to info@vermontnaturalhomes.com