Hey, I have heard rumors of a program starting up in Brattleboro called solarize.  The rumors say it is about bringing the cost way down for home solar electric systems.  Does anyone have information?  I can find nothing on the town website or on iBrattleboro.

42 U.S.C. Section 1396p(b)(B) Questions for Low Income VT Home Owners Dreaming of Florida

42 U.S.C. Section 1396p(b)(B)

Are you age 55 or older, and a single home owner who receives Medicaid,
or suddenly got signed up for Medicaid when you explored the Obamacare
 government Affordable Care Act website because you fit the new higher  income guidelines for  Medicaid under  Obamacare?

If you are getting arthritic from living in a cold wet climate, you might be thinking of moving south to a warmer and drier climate; but now you have to figure out if Medicaid / Obamacare has put a lien on your home before you sell it, because they aren’t adequately  warning or informing anyone!

CircusYoga Workshop Comes To Putney

Circus Yoga Workshop comes to Putney!

Circus Yoga combines the best of circus games and partnered yoga. Join Circus Yoga founder, Erin Maile O’Keefe, for a Sunday afternoon of pure fun.

Bring your friends and family over the age of 7.

Act 39: Know The Facts

Brattleboro Area Hospice and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Ethics Committee invite the public to a free presentation about Act 39: Patient Choice and Control at the End of Life. Vermont’s law pertaining to Patient Choice at the End of Life took effect on May 20, 2013 and legalizes physician-aid in dying for eligible adults living with a terminal illness. Featuring Cindy Bruzzese, the Executive Director of the Vermont Ethics Network, this forum is not a debate for or against Act 39; it is a public informational presentation only and allows time for questions and answers.

When: Monday, March 24, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Brew Barry Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital

March Happenings at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market

While March may be the final month for the 8th season of the Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market, don’t let that fool you into thinking not much is happening each week at the market. The increasing daylight hours means that our farmers’ high tunnel greenhouses are producing early fresh greens. And as the snows melt and ground thaws, wintered-over carrots and the sweetest parsnips with the sweetest taste you can imagine may appear, and maybe even some leeks!

Brattleboro Time Trade Listings – Week of March 1st

This week’s listings, arranged in non-binary notation: 

Kombucha Mothers
Offering Postpartum Doula Support
Holistic Attachment Mom Available for Childcare
Private Prenatal Yoga Sessions
Membership Share to Costco
Minor Electrical Repair
Local Truffles!
New Yorker Magazines Available

Get Great Coffee as a Reward for Helping African Farmers Get Organic Certification.

A donation for as little as $7 can make a difference, and yes, you get a cafe drink as a reward. It really is that easy.

Mocha Joe’s has helped more than 50 farmers get organic certification.(To make the program sustainable they need to certify many more.)

Mocha Joe’s is also helping to set up a fund so that the farmers can avoid taking out loans at rates that are as high as 200%. How? By funding the local credit union. Every dollar we raise, helps create that fund, and help the farmers join the credit union. 

First Area Sugar on Snow Supper This Saturday in Guilford


Broad Brook Grange’s annual Sugar on Snow Supper will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Grange hall in Guilford Center. Always the first sugar supper of the season in Windham County, the meal features ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles, homemade donuts, and Guilford maple sugar on snow.

This is always the first such supper of the sugaring season here in Windham County, with about one per weekend at other venues after this.  

There will be three seatings: at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 pm.  At each seating, a half-gallon of Guilford maple syrup will be raffled. Phone in your reservation soon!

Brattleboro Time Trade Listings – Week of Feb. 22nd

This week’s listings, arranged in geomorphic layers:

Food Prep for weight Loss
Need haircut
Help Install Interior 2-Way Cat Flap Door
Drip, Drip, Drip! – help dealing with a leaky ceiling and falling plaster
Baked Goods Needed For Fundraising Table at CSA/Gardening Event
Homemade Salad Dressing
Help Shopping for Health Insurance

Train Your Brain!

Where are my keys?  What is that person’s name?  Why did I come into this room?

Sound familiar?  Want to do something about it?

The latest brain research has reached such popular publications as National Geographic and AARP Magazine.  It has scientifically revealed that our mind-body connections can have a positive influence on our memory.  The faculty at Brattleboro-based NEPNI (the Northeast Psycho-Neuro-Immunology Institute) has extensively explored much of this evidence-based brain research and wants to share it with you.

Center for Cardiovascular Health at BMH In Conjunction With Rescue, Inc. To Offer Rapid CPR

To raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat, the at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, in conjunction with Rescue, Inc. today announces free Rapid CPR training.

. representatives will be onsite in the lobby of the Richards Building at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 19 and 26, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

Rapid CPR, also known as hands only CPR, skips the “mouth to mouth” breathing, relying on rapid chest compressions instead, which has been proven to be as effective as regular CPR until help arrives. Rescue, Inc. will be onsite with mannequins to provide this training free of charge. No registration is required.

Honey, There’s a Bobcat Stuck in the Window…

I couldn’t resist sharing this-

Leanne Kalabis, who lives in Nelson, British Columbia, was quite surprised to come home and find a bobcat in her basement. The poor, confused animal probably got in because a door was blown open while she was out. Once in, though, it couldn’t find a way to get out again, and became agitated, lunging at a window…”Initially I just saw the front of its face and thought, ‘oh, it’s just someone’s cat,’ but then I saw the rest of it,”

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