4th Annual Go Skateboarding Day At Crowell Lot

The 4th Annual Go Skateboarding Day is this Friday from 2-5 at the Crowell Lot Skate Park Site. We will have ramps, tons of refreshments, barbecue, contests and prizes as well as music. Should be a great afternoon. Bring your skateboard and tell everyone you can to come support the Brattleboro Skate Park efforts. 

As always, donations are welcome. 

Take care,

Wednesday Farmers Market Open in Brattleboro

The Wednesday Farmers’ Market is back in business for the season and is better than ever!

Open every week 10 to 2 by the Brattleboro Food Coop, there are new farms, Loaves and Stitches gluten-free bakery, medicines and bodywork from Brattleboro Naturopathic, candles and crafts from Wicks and Stones, and for lunch visit Anon’s Thai Cuisine and Newfane Gelato.

Trisko Earns Associate’s Degree

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Christine Trisko earned her Associate of Science degree from Community College of Vermont this past May. Trisko is the Scheduling Coordinator for the Radiology Department.

BMH Director of Radiology Marcy Rushford says the degree improves Trisko’s skills and knowledge and makes her a more rounded employee. BMH supports the personal and professional development of employees by offering a tuition reimbursement program.

Enjoyable Jaunts Beyond Brattleboro

Brattleboro is a lovely place in the springtime, but sometimes, you just feel like going out and experiencing spring somewhere else for an afternoon.  This is especially true if you have out of town guests, as many of us do during the summer.  This year, we took advantage of my brother’s visit to take two very different day trips.  The first was down to Northampton, where we toured the many gardens of Smith College.  The second was a multi-stop drive out to southwestern Vermont where we checked out two lakes and the Southern Vermont Arts Center.  Both trips were great fun with plenty of variety to keep things interesting.

The Gardens At Smith College

BMH Center for Cardiovascular Health Welcomes Phaedra McDonough, APRN

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced that Phaedra McDonough, APRN has joined the medical staff at the BMH Center for Cardiovascular Health and is now accepting patients.

McDonough has eight years’ experience working in the Cardiology Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene as well as previous experience in the Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She is a Cardiac Device Specialist with board certification from the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners.

Brattleboro Internal Medicine Introduces New Office Manager

Brattleboro Internal Medicine, a member of BMH Physician Group, announced it has hired Eilidh Pederson, MPH as its new Office Manager.

Pederson will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the practice, providing the infrastructure to support services offered by the six primary care practitioners, Richard Burtis, MD, Thomas W. Lewis, MD, Laura Metsch, MD, Andrea Galasso, DO, Anne Cloutier, PA and Roxanne Karter, APRN.

CRVBL Weekend Roundup – Hitters Take Over


By Kevin McElhinney–CRVBL

Fans attending any of the past weekend’s games in the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League were treated to displays of heavy hitting, as each of the four contests featured impressive displays of offense.

On Thursday night in Dummerston, the Walpole Wild Blue thought they had their game with the Putney Fossils safely put away heading into the seventh and final inning with a 7-1 lead, but the Fossils fought back with four runs to fall short, 7-5. Walpole’s Joey Parrott got the win on the and scored two of his team’s runs, while Chris Ballou got the save, scored one run and drove in another. Center Fielder Jed St. Pierre had two hits, scored a run and stole a base. Putney Catcher Steve Stanley went two for three, scored a run and drove in a pair.


Does anybody know what’s going on at the pizza place on Canal Street? It seems like renovations have been going on for quite a while and now there’s a sign up that says Georgios.

Father’s Day Brunch in Guilford


Broad Brook Grange will present its 17th annual Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 16, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Grange hall in Guilford Center.  The proceeds from the event will allow for continued renovations of the historic building.

The all-you-can-eat brunch features eggs and omelets, any style, made to order.  Also on the menu are  pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and home fries, with Guilford maple syrup.  Other treats include home-baked coffee cakes and other baked goods, fresh fruit salad, and bread for toasting.  A selection of juices  will be available, along with coffee, teas and milk.

New Putney Tour Company Leads Small Group Tours to Europe

Travelers from around Windham Country and Vermont can now visit Spain, Holland, Italy and France with Travel Fever Tours, a new company based in Putney. The company specializes in small group tours, each focusing on a theme or activity, such as cycling, birding, art, or the history and culture of a specific location in Europe.

Travel Fever Tours has been founded by long-time Putney residents Cicely Carroll and Bob Lawson who have spent large parts of the past decade living or working in Spain, Italy and Switzerland. After exploring Europe on their own, the two will now be sharing their favorite spots and activities with small groups of up to 12 people.

Grant to Subsidize Kitten Spay/Neuter in Windham County!

Dr. White, the veterinarian who does the spay/neuter clinics at Windham County Humane Society and in Bellows Falls (as well as all over the state!) has received a grant through VT-CAN to subsidize kitten surgeries.

For the Month of June, residents of Windham County can get kittens (6 months old or younger) spayed or neutered for only $20.  Vaccinations can be done at the time of the surgery (Rabies and Distemper) for an additional $10.

Acclaimed Andean Shamans in Brattleboro June 11-16

Don Francisco and doña Juana, elders of the Q’ero nation, will offer healing and Initiations of Connection in Brattleboro from June 11-16.  Check the IBrattleboro calendar for specifics on group events.  

This is a time when we are all experiencing great change and transition, and this is the ideal opportunity to shed what no longer serves and step into the Star that burns deep within you. 

The Q’ero — don Francisco’s and doña Juana’s people, are saidto be the last direct descendants of the Inca.  They historically were respected as the keepers of the knowledge, and held a place of honor at traditional gatherings and festivals.  After the Spanish conquest, they remained invisible, living in small villages as high as 16,000 feet above sea level.

Gordon Haywood at Putney Library on Thursday, June, 6th at 7pm

Gordon Haywood, local legend, author and flower garden expert will present a special program at the Putney Public Library on Thursday, June 6th at 7pm. He will present slides and a talk that feature his amazing landscaping creation at the Berg’s garden in Walpole, N.H.

The Berg’s garden will be part of the upcoming Garden Tour on June 15th and 16th to benefit the Putney Central and Putney Public Libraries.

For more information on both these events contact the Putney Public Library at 387-4407