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?
If you’re free, please please come! (I really want to pack the house…) -Ken
“TULIBALUGANDA” A BENEFIT TRAVELOGUE PERFORMANCE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIDS CHARITIES, AT THE NEW ENGLAND YOUTH THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 20, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Flushing your prescription medications is not safe for the environment. Medications thrown in the trash or left in your home could end up in the wrong hands. Three Prescription (Rx) Drug Drop Boxes are now available in Windham County. Safely dispose of your prescription medications (pills and patches only) at the following locations:
Brattleboro Police Department: 230 Main St., Brattleboro (24/7)
Bellows Falls Police Department: 170 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls (24/7)
Windham County Sheriff’s Department: 11 Jail St., Newfane (7am-10pm daily)
At BAPC, we’re often asked by parents, caregivers and educators, in our community, to share tips and strateges for preventing youth from experimenting with drugs, alcohol and other substances. Many parents are aware that teens often have a prevelant misconception about the safety of experimenting with substances including marijuana and prescription drugs.
Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will
present a free talk about shoulder injuries by Dr. William Vranos on Thursday,
February 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Brew Barry
In Which Doodle Takes Advantage of Some Bright February Sunshine to Fight the Cabin Fever, and I Try to Figure out the New iBrattleboro Image Posting System
If you look in the right sidebar in the Pets section, you’ll see that we’re now featuring pets available for adoption from the Windham County Humane Society.
It used to be that we could only show pets from all of Vermont. It’s great to now be able to feature local pets that need homes.
The box will load a pair of random pets from the available pet list maintained by WCHS.