Sometimes it’s hard to know the difference between normal teen behavior and the warning signs of alcohol use. Many teens act out and test boundaries. It’s what they do. gives parents and caregivers examples of sudden changes that could be signs of underage alcohol use, and how to connect with other parents and advocates for help.
The Connecticut River Valley Baseball League resumes the tradition of New England Town Team adult baseball on Sunday, April 21 when it begins its 12th season at four local ballparks. All eight of the League’s teams are in action on Opening Day, with three New Hampshire teams hosting clubs from Vermont, and one all-New Hampshire game.
The games, all of which are free to the public, begin at 11 a.m. when the defending CRVBL champion Claremont Cardinals host the Putney Fossils at Barnes Park; the Keene Black Dawgs entertain the Chester Crush at Marlborough Field in Marlborough, and the league’s newest entry, the Sunapee Old Lakers, play host to the Newport Polar Bears.
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Film: The Invisible War, Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
On Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM, the Womens’ Freedom Center will present a screening and discussion of The Invisible War.
Anna Mullany of the WFC will lead the discussion.
The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow about sexual assault in the United States military. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award. The film is nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.
Reports are coming out about a pair of explosions rocking the finish line area of the Boston Marathon. We’ll have to wait to know more of what happened.
When I was a kid, we happened to be visiting in Boston the day of the Marathon. It was easy to get near the finish line and watch the runners cross it.
April 21 – “Thinking Green, Acting Green”
This Sunday, our Social Action Committee will host Betsy Hardy of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light and Paul Cameron, Brattleboro’s town energy coordinator and founder of Brattleboro Climate Protection.
Come listen to these committed individuals tell us why and how theyare involved with energy conservation. Members of the Social ActionCommittee will take part in the service.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” beginning Monday, April 29 at 4:00 PM in the BMH Exercise Room.
The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, or those at risk for low bone mass. Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. Education topics include instruction in safe movement for fracture prevention, strength and flexibility exercises for improved body alignment, and nutrition for bone health.
There is still room for a team to join summer soccer in Brattleboro this year, sponsored by the Putney Soccer Club and held on Wednesday evenings at SIT. Eleven teams are not in place and there is room for one more. The season starts on May 1 and runs to the end of August.
If you are interested in entering a team in the league and serving as captain, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIDS Project of Southern Vermont’s 26th Walk for Life, Saturday, May 18, 2013 • 10 am to noon at the American Legion, 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro
Reflection • Music by Brendan Taaffe • Prizes • Lunch
~ This year’s Walk is in honor of Susan Bell retiring after 23 years of leadership at the AIDS Project ~
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the Brattleboro Cardiology practice will move into a newly designed Cardiology Center located on the second floor of the Richards Building opening Monday, April 15.
The move merges the offices of cardiologists Michael Cohan, D.O., and Mark Burke, M.D., into a single space. The Center will also serve as an outreach clinic for Daniel Walsh, M.D., a vascular surgeon from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Diagnostic Imaging Technologists Susan Gautot RT(R,M) and Ellen Wapner RT (R,M,CT,QC) of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital successfully completed requirements to become Certified MammaCare Specialists.
MammaCare is the recognized standard for teaching and performing clinical breast examination in breast cancer screening clinics. The certification authorizes Gautot and Wapner to teach MammaCare practices to women and other health care professionals.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Susan and Ellen to the MammaCare family,” said Dr. H.S. Pennypacker, President of the MammaCare Corporation and one of the original team of scientists who developed MammaCare. “They will make an important contribution to medical education and women’s health throughout Vermont,” he added.
On Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m and Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. the film, “Lilac Ridge: Life on a Family Farm” will be shown on Vermont Public Television.
From VPT’s website: “A look at sustainable agriculture through the lens of the Thurber family’s small farm in W. Brattleboro, Vt. When the current generation of owners inherited the farm, they transitioned a traditional dairy operation to organic and added vegetables, flowers and other products. Three generations of the family appear in the film, talking about life on the farm and the changes that have kept it successful.”
Not only is the film about a local farm, it is produced locally by Kate Purdie and Andy Reichsman of Ames Hill Film and Video.
Anyone know where’s a cheap notary public service in town?
Hi. I have a relative coming to visit who drives his retirement pride and joy, a very upscale motorcycle. Any ideas on what hotel parking lot is the most secure around here? Thanks in advance.
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“8TH ANNUAL PLUNGE FOR CHARITY”
All donations for this year’s Plunge go to benefit Living Memorial Park Snow Sports! The lift cable MUST be replaced in order to open next year ($10,000+). The groomer is in need of repairs or replacement (30+ years old). A maintenance/storage building is needed to house and repair equipment including, the groomer, T-bars, spring-boxes, snow making equipment, terrain park features, and other items.
News from the Massachusetts Medical Society
Montague resident Kathleen M. McGraw, M.D. has been honored by her physician peers of the Franklin District Medical Society as the district society’s 2013 Community Clinician of the Year, an honor recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.
The Community Clinician of the Year Award was established in 1998 by the Massachusetts Medical Society to recognize a physician from each of the Society’s 20 district medical societies who has made significant contributions to his or her patients and the community and who stands out as a leading advocate and caregiver. Dr. McGraw will receive the award at the District Society’s annual meeting Thursday April 25 at the Hotel Northampton.
Post Oil Solutions takes great pleasure in announcing that its monthly Community Meetings will be held in the Brooks Memorial Library meeting room on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23, with a special focus on food security, and growing a community of gardeners in the greater Brattleboro region.
We will begin at 6:00 PM, with light refreshments and social time, followed by the meeting from 6:30-8:15 PM.
BRATTLEBORO, VT — How does your state stack up against all the others when it comes to availability and consumption of locally-produced foods? Strolling of the Heifers has the answer.
The Vermont-based local food advocacy group has released its second annual Strolling of the Heifers Locavore Index, ranking the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of their commitment to local foods.
Miss the rally last weekend? Here is copy of the remarks made by Deb Katz of the Citizen’s Awareness Network.
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Deb Katz, Citizens Awareness Network
This is a moment when people feel outrage, helpless, frustrated and discouraged. Yet we are at a tipping point. Why outraged?