There’s a great driving loop that circles Brattleboro and takes you through some “Real Vermont” country.
Here’s a map.
1. Start at Main & Canal, by the Food Co-op. Go through Malfunction Jct. and head south down 142 , along the river towards Vernon.
2. After about a mile +/- go right on Broad Brook Rd (Twisty road) to Rt. 5 in Algiers (Guilford).
Come ride this weekend to support the Putney Foodshelf. This time of year all of the folks at the Putney Foodshelf can use our help as they try to make sure everyone is well provided for during the holiday season. They will be upping their efforts over the next few weeks to see that no one in need. On Sautrday 14th and Sunday 15th, Hot Wheelz Cycle Studio is hoping to fill the house, not only with riders, but with some great donations of food items as well.
The foodshelf is in need of a variety of non-perishable items, such as healthy canned goods. A general rule of thumb is to try to donate only sutff that you would eat yourself and that isn’t out of date.
Guilford, VT–Guilford Community Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Handmade crafts of all kinds will be for sale, as well as decorated wreaths, baked goods, holiday sweets, specialty cookie platters, and a wide variety of white elephant items.
Can Windham and Bennington counties recruit employees and market to tourists more effectively by working more closely together? This is the key question a project underway by a host of Southern Vermont partners will answer. A public meeting to present the findings of initial research will be held on Thursday November 15th at 6 PM at the Wilmington Town Meeting Room.
The Southern Vermont Sustainable Marketing Project has been named as a high priority project in economic mitigation plans for the announced closure of Vermont Yankee and as a Vital Project in the Southeastern Vermont CEDS due to be released on December 5th.
Archer Mayor will be present and discuss his latest Joe Gunther mystery novel “Three can keep a Secret” on Monday Nov. 18th, at 7 PM at the Dummerston Community Center.
Autographed new and recent novels will be available for purchase, to benefit the Dummerston Community Center operating and maintenance expenses. The Community Center is located at 150 West Street in West Dummerston Village, and is Handicap accessible.
Dummerston Cares will present the program “Dairy Nutrition” with Amy Fletcher, Nutritionist.
Monday, Nov.18th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The program and light luncheon will be held at the Dummerston Community Center located at 150 West Street, in the West Dummerston Village. Amy will present a short Power Point presentation and a brief talk on nutritious dairy products, followed by general participation and conversation.
On Saturday, November 2 at Noon, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible sounding of the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee ten-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester. In Massachusetts the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.
The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.
A Baked Bean & Ham supper will be held on Saturday Oct. 26th from 5-7p.m. at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.
Delicious baked beans, baked ham, (hot dogs if preferred) with tasty scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, marinated carrots, and rolls. Yummy gingerbread with real whipped cream for dessert.
Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 5-12 years old.
Take-out is available. Call 254-1138 between 5-7 p.m. on the 26th to order.
Photo taken from the Exit 4 Sunoco station.
The town of Guilford has a new website at:
Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast
VY is Closing: Now what?
The next “Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast” will take place on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.
We plan to hear from Lissa Weinmann, Senior Fellow at the World Policy Center, and author of a recent article on Vermont Yankee … going forward:
In my post, “Yankee, What Next?” I recommended an op-ed by Lissa Weinmann , entitled “Federal legislation key to jobs-creating, swift VY clean-up”
This has been .
“While some celebrate and some lament news of Entergy’s decision to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, we all need to work together to assure that decontamination begins immediately in order to preserve and create hundreds of jobs and assure the safe storage of highly radioactive waste that will certainly remain at the site for decades to come.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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 – 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.
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.