Windham Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (WRVOAD)

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) is pleased to announce that it is forming a local VOAD to serve the Windham region. For the past two years, the Southeastern Vermont Irene Long Term Recovery Committee (SEVT LTRC) has been working steadily to help Windham County residents who were left with unmet needs after Tropical Storm Irene. Although most of those who fell victim to the floods received help from FEMA Individual Assistance, there remained almost 1500 cases in our region with unmet needs. Disaster relief donations of over $300,000 (with United Way of Windham County as fiscal agent) have been judiciously distributed by the LTRC, along with state funds and hundreds of hours of volunteer labor. With the resources expended, the LTRC will be “going dormant” on August 31, 2013.


Bicycling Injury in Guilford

My son was hit by a vehicle Wednesday 8-23-13 in Guilford near Paul’s Road. He was headed to work on his bicycle. He was transported to BMH ER.

I am interested in communicating with anyone who happened to witness or pass by the area and saw the vehicle hit my son and throw him on the ground causing large abrasions.

We have protection for pedestrians and bicyclers in the form of the “Safe Passage Law” in Vermont which was .

We have seen too many injuries and deaths in Windham County in the past year caused by vehicles, to pedestrians and bikers.

Thank you for your help and comments.


Dummerston Tag Sale

The Dummerston Community Center will hold a tag/rummage sale on Saturday, August 10th, from 9-noon.
Items for sale include clothing, furniture, games, books, toys, kitchenware and much more.
Coffee and Lester’s donuts will also be for sale. 
The sale will benefit the Dummerston Community Center’s operating and maintenance costs. 
For more information call Jean @ 254-9212 or Ann @ 254-2415.


The Apron Theater Company Presents Wit at Next Stage Arts in Putney

The Apron Theater Company and the Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT present Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Wit, directed by Hallie Flower. Wit will run July 18th thru July 20th. Performances are at 8 pm. Tickets are $10.00, general admission. Reservations: 802-387-0071.Tickets: online at www.nextstagearts.org.

Wit marks The Apron Theater Company’s return to the local theater scene and its first production as the Next Stage Arts Project’s “theater-company-in-residence.” The play has received rave reviews by audiences and critics alike.


Spanish Camp for Children Ages 4-6 in Putney

There are a couple of spots open in Escuelita Spanish School’s Spanish camp this summer.

July 29th-August 2nd

At Spanish Camp, children acquire Spanish through songs, movement, games, and stories. Part of the day is structured Spanish time where children are able to hear 100% comprehensible Spanish in a way that maximizes acquisition. At other times, we play games, make art, cook, and explore the stream, forest, and gardens around us incorporating Spanish into all activities.


Transition Putney Hosts Tick Talk – Take 2 on July 3

TRANSITION PUTNEY – Tick Talk – Take 2: Lyme Disease and the Resilience of a Species, Dan Foster, Wednesday, July 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m, Putney Library

Dan Foster first tested positive for Lyme disease 22 years ago. This talk (a repeat of his June 18th talk, due to popular demand!) is about Dan’s odyssey with a super bacteria that he believes he will soon be rid of.

Though he was treated promptly after his tick bite bull’s eye rash, he has had a variety of symptoms over the last 20+ years, but was able to manage them all pretty well until last year.


Power Out in Dummerston

The power at our world headquarters on Cedar Street was knocked out for a short while today, but a problem said to be at the Dummerston substation has kept over 1,700 without power in Dummerston this afternoon. Green Mountain Power has the outage listed and is working on restoration of services.


Putney Vaudeville!

Putney, VT – Next Stage Arts Project, in collaboration with Strong Coffee Stage, is pleased to present PUTNEY VAUDEVILLE on Friday, May 24, 2013, at 7:30pm at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT. General Admission tickets are $12 / $6 for children under 12, and are available at www.nextstagearts.org and Offerings in Putney. For more information, contact Next Stage Arts at (802) 387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

PUTNEY VAUDEVILLE is the creation of Rebecca Waxman, Bronwyn Sims, Patrick Donnelly and Peter Siegel who hope to launch an ongoing showcase for old time entertainment and community talent. The night will include a stellar professional act, a rousing live band, assorted friends and neighbors displaying skills you may never have seen, beer and wine service and good-natured audience engagement.


Creative Arts Summer Camps

Creative arts based Summer Camps in July for Ages 4.5-10

A great place for children who like to make things with their imagination and hands; who want to create fun friendships; who like to play games where everyone wins; who like healthy, yummy snacks; who want to play outside as well as inside; who want to learn “giraffe language”; who like magical creative things; who like to laugh and have fun!


Spring Classes with Su Eaton

Adventures with Su Eaton at Peaceable Village 4 Signal Pine Rd Putney Vermont. Su Eaton of Peaceable Village provides a nurturing environment in which individuals are given the freedom to express themselves while receiving the necessary tools for creative growth.


Dummerston Covered Bridge Damaged

that box truck shattered a cross beam and tore trim off of the covered bridge over the West River at Dummerston. 

Police are looking for the driver of the truck, according to the report. The bridge is said to be safe for travel, despite the damage.


The Putney Inn Lives

Many of us at The Putney Inn have worked together for decades to excel at what we love. We love the satisfaction of success, success in providing exceptional service and in offering extraordinary food.

The Putney Inn has been under the ownership of the Ziter family for more than thirty years. Located seven miles north of Brattleboro, Vermont in the Village of Putney, The Putney Inn offers a charming and calming alternative to the commercialized frenzy of “the city.” Easily off Exit 4 of Vermont Interstate 91, our location makes us convenient to all of southern Vermont and northwestern Massachusetts.


Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio Now Offers 6:00 AM Classes

Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio, Putney’s newest Spinning (indoor cycling) facility will be offering 6:00 AM classes starting on March 26th. 

Early classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, in addition to the host of other classes that are currently being offered.   If you haven’t had a chance to check out the studio yet, we would love have you come by for a visit.


Dummerston Selectboard Meeting From February 27, 2013

Do to a technical problem, BCTV was forced to reschedule the regular play-out of the Dummerston Selectboard meeting from February 27, 2013.  The issue has been resolved, and the meeting can be seen this evening on BCTV channel 10 at 6:15 pm.

You may also watch , and any municipal meetings, on demand at .


Guilford Sugar on Snow Supper Tonight – Some Seats Left for 6 pm Seating

Figured we needed to pump up the new Guilford News section.  Tonight’s Sugar Supper is the traditional first one every year in the area.  5 pm is sold out & there may be a few 7 pm seats, but as of last report we have some for the 6 pm.

March 2 (Saturday) SUGAR ON SNOW SUPPER, Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center, Vt.  Seatings: 5, 6, 7 pm.  $10 adult; $5 ages 5-12; $2 kids 4 & under.  Reservations: 802/257-0288.

Menu:  Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, cole slaw, rolls, sugar on snow, donuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk.

I-91 to Vermont Exit 1 (Brattleboro) south on US Rt 5 to Guilford Country Store, right onto Guilford Center Rd., 4 miles to Broad Brook Grange on right.


Village Tower Near Newfane?

Did you see the article in the Reformer that VTEL has identified an alternative site for a tower near the Village of Newfane?  What do you think is going to happen next?  NIMBY action or is this going to happen?


Award Winning Children’s Author Presents Her New Book, In Disguise!, March 7

Author Elizabeth G. Macalaster will be presenting her new release In Disguise! at the Putney Public Library Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7-8:30 pm.

Spanning more than 300 years and 10 countries, In Disguise! tells the stories of history’s most daring women, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to dancer Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution. Its gripping true stories, secret-agent tips, and spy trivia feed a growing appetite for intrigue and adventure in young readers.


Sugar on Snow Supper in Guilford on March 2nd

The annual Sugar on Snow Supper will be held Saturday, March 2, at Broad Brook Grange in Guilford. Traditionally the first sugar supper in Windham County each year, the meal features ham, baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles, homemade donuts, and Guilford maple sugar on snow.

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.