A unique collaboration has recently been formed between the Brattleboro Energy Committee and Brattleboro Time Trade (BTT). Volunteers who register with BTT can now earn credit for assisting the energy committee with the Vermont Home Energy Challenge.
“We are very happy to provide a grant to the Vermont Home Energy Challenge,” said BTT coordinator Abby Mnookin. “We can think of no better use of our resources than to support a project where people are helping their neighbors to make their homes more energy efficient, save money and help stop climate change.” BTT volunteers working on the Challenge are eligible to receive up to 15 hours in Time Trade credit.
SUNAPEE AND NEWPORT WINNERS IN CRVBL WEEKEND ACTION
By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL
The Sunapee Old Lakers improved their season record to five wins and two losses by defeating the Brattleboro River Rats, while the Newport Polar Bears climbed above the .500 mark with a victory over the Keene Black Dawgs in Connecticut River Valley Baseball League action over the weekend.
At Bates Memorial Field in Newport, the host Polar Bears pounded out hits in five run second inning and a six run fifth and cruised to a 15-2 win over Keene Sunday afternoon.
World No Tobacco Day 2013 [May 31, 2013] calls for bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship are one of the most effective ways of reducing tobacco consumption. As more countries make progress towards implementing complete bans, the tobacco industry is increasingly using tactics such as brand extension, product placement and stealth marketing to sell its products. The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protect present and future generations not only from these devastating health consequences, but also against the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
A great event for an even greater cause!
Enjoy a fun day of golf , great food, and prizes while helping to improve the lives of children in need! One of the premier outings in New England, this event benefits the children of Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster, VT., a charitable year-round home and school for at-risk children from around the Northeast.
according to the Weather Service and the cat hiding under me.
There was a tornado watch in the Albany area, and warnings say there could be big hail and deadly lightning.
Stay safe. Should be over by midnight or so.
CHESTER/SAXTONS BEATS NEWPORT TO STAY ATOP CRVBL
By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL
In the only Connecticut River Valley Baseball League game over the Memorial Day weekend, the Chester/Saxtons Crush remained on top of the league standings with a 10 to 7 victory over the Newport Polar Bears at Vermont Academy.
Four of the league’s eight teams are in action next Sunday, June 2. Newport hosts the Keene Black Dawgs at 11:00 a.m. at Bates Memorial Field, while the Brattleboro River Rats take on the Sunapee Old Lakers at Dummerston Field in a 1:00 p.m. game. All CRVBL games are free of charge, and to learn more about the league of adult town teams, please visit the CRVBL website at www.crvbl.org .
A new group for parents of babies and young children will begin to meet Tuesdays, from 11am-12pm, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Avenue, Brattleboro.
The group begins meeting on Tuesday, June 4th. The purpose of the group is to connect parents to a greater purpose through reading, discussion and play. This group is open to all faith traditions and philosophical backgrounds. It is a chance for parents of young children to support one another AND a chance for children to play together.
With the future of “life as we know it” increasingly entering a gray-zone of uncertainty this might be a good time to stand above the controversies of can we, or can we not, save ourselves.
Confined to our small planet, we humans evolved an anthropocentric view of life, believing that “human beings are the central or most significant species on the planet, or the assessment of reality through an exclusively human perspective.” ~Merriam-Webster
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” ~Genesis
And so, creepeth we did.
Does anyone know of any local creative writing workshops? I’ve checked Write Action and Brattleboro Literary Arts but can’t seem to find anything except Suzanne Kingsbury. I’m interested in flash fiction, short prose and the occasional prose poem, but not poetry-poetry. Any ideas?
Harmony lot was the site of one of thirty My Dog is Cool Action Day events held around the country this month. Despite the cold, wind, and driving rain which eventually forced us to leave earlier than we wanted to (and Kevin Maloney’s rather scary mask and tail) lots of laughs were had and stories of dogs in hot cars shared with us from visitors from South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Texas, as well as around Vermont.
New cannabis research indicate that cannabis compounds may help in controlling blood sugar, yet health trends occur despite the fact that marijuana users take in more calories.
The most important finding is that current users of marijuana appeared to have better carbohydrate metabolism than nonusers. Their fasting insulin levels were lower, and they appeared to be less resistant to the insulin produced by their body to maintain a normal blood-sugar level. Current marijuana users showed fasting insulin levels that were 16% lower than those of former or never users, along with a 17% reduction in another measure of insulin resistance as well.
What’s happening on lower canal by Gouger’s Store? (About 5 PM) Beoucoup cops, Staties with rifles, many onlookers?
Does anyone know if there is someplace local to rent a bike with a kid’s seat and helmet? Need it for June 1st through the 4th.
Or do any ibrattleboro folks have one they would rent out/loan? Thanks!
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital named Denny Rivers, MLT, its 2013 Employee of the Year during an employee appreciation event held May 16.
A member of the Laboratory Services secretarial staff since 1995, Rivers was nominated for the award in recognition of her problem-solving abilities, among other qualities. She holds a Medical Laboratory Technician certification from University of Vermont, which her peers say makes her a fast worker and thinker while guiding patients.
CHESTER/SAXTONS SWEEPS BRATTLEBORO, KEENE KNOCKS OFF CLAREMONT, SUNAPEE EDGES PUTNEY AND WALPOLE BEATS NEWPORT IN CRVBL ACTION
By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL
The Chester/Saxtons Crush vaulted into first place in the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League by sweeping a doubleheader against Brattleboro, while the Keene Black Dawgs handed Claremont its first loss of the year. In other town team action, Sunapee’s Old Lakers edged Putney and the Walpole Wild Blue defeated the Newport Polar Bears.
Just a reminder that today marks the beginning of a new era in Brattleboro trash and recycling history. As of today, recycling is being picked up every week.
No more does anyone have to wonder if this week is the right week to put out the recycling. Every week is the right week.
We invite you to join in this incredible opportunity to work with world renowned masters of the living energy, Q’ero pampamesayok shamans from the High Andes of Peru, Don Francisco & Doña Juanita.
We live in a time when many of us are experiencing a time of awakening, life examination and new choices. The programs being offered locally, as well as the two-day initiation workshop on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, contain authentic rituals and ceremonies that are sure to help you unlock the special gifts you carry in ways that bring you joy and fulfillment.
Everyone can play a role in prevention and you can make a difference!
Stop by the River Garden today between 12-1pm and join , and to play games, win prizes and have fun while learning how you can improve the health and safety of our community!
On Saturday May 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Board and the West River Park Committee will be hosting the Grand Opening Celebration for West River Park on Route 30 West, 1.3 miles past the entrance to The Brattleboro Retreat.
Please join the community for food and fun during this exciting opening day. Raffle tickets for a chance to win eight tickets to the Red Sox are currently being sold with the drawing at the park on the 18th. Any donations to the park will be gratefully accepted!