Editor of the Reformer:

We would like to thank the Reformer and all our community partners and participants for recognizing and assisting us with the Family Self-Sufficiency Program for Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher recipients. These programs are managed by two outstanding and energetic Coordinators: Lucy Tell, runs our Public Housing FSS Program and Claudia McCarthy runs our Housing Choice Voucher FSS Program. If you are interested in being a participant or knowing more, please contact them via phone - Lucy at 246-1542 or Claudia at 246-1544. You can also contact the Main Office of the BHA at 254-6071.

Again, many thanks to all who help our residents and participants achieve their goals for self-sufficiency. Through your good work, they are able to triumph!

Christine Hart, Executive Director

Brattleboro Housing Authority, Feb. 17 ***

Editor of the Reformer:

On Feb. 12, the Brattleboro Union High School Girls’ Hockey Team faced off against Woodstock at Nelson Withington Skating Facility. This was the annual Pink the Rink event, when the team takes an opportunity to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. This year, the Pink the Rink Game was dedicated to the Comprehensive Breast Care Program at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Those in attendance participated in raffles, chuck-a-puck and a bake sale that raised $657.22. All these proceeds will support this local program with transportation needs.

The BUHS Girls also pulled off a victory versus Woodstock, pulling their goalie and scoring with 15 seconds remaining in the game to break a 3-to-3 tie.

Many thanks to those who attended and supported this annual event. The BUHS Girls Hockey Team is proud to partner with the Comprehensive Breast Care Program with their annual Pink the Rink Game.

The BUHS Girls Hockey Team,

Brattleboro, Feb. 17


Editor of the Reformer:

Hilltop House Senior Residence Facility, 65 Harris Ave., Brattleboro, extends to the community heartfelt gratitude for the continued support shown during the annual Dessert Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala was held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, and was a resounding success. Thank you!

The Dessert Gala is an opportunity to welcome the community into the gracious Victorian mansion, visit with residents, meet volunteers and Board members, enjoy a wide array of desserts and bid on fun items in the auction.

Thank you to area businesses that generously donated to the silent auction: Mr. G’s, Kitchen Sync (Suzy Worden), Old Farmer’s Almanac (Carlene McCarty), Jasmine’s Bakery, Achille Agway, Hand & Foot Reflexology (Amelia Kinney), Forest Heavens (Melissa Bourke), and Over the River Spa (West Chesterfield, N.H.).

Thank you to the following individuals who generously donated to the silent auction: Toby Caplan, Meg Harriman, Susan Wilmott, Margaret Winn, Helen Wachtel, Judy Wagenbach, and Edie and Dan Yates.

The delicious desserts were donated by a host of area businesses and individuals: Peter Havens, Fitz-Vogt Bakers, Chesterfield Inn, Vermont Country Deli, BMH, Jamie Baribeau, The Marina, Katy’s Cafe and Catering (Putney), New England House, Amy’s Bakery Arts Cafe, Jasmine’s Bakery, Enchanted Bakery (Chesterfield, N.H.), TJ Buckley’s, Newfane Cafe, Diana Bingham, Edie Yates, Susan Wilmott, Judy Wagenbach, Meg Harriman Emalie Wainwright, Enid Wainwright, Bob Wainwright, Pat Putnam, Margaret Winn, Melanie Winn, Craig Newbert, Sharon Myers, Helen Wachtel, and Winnie Vogt.

Thank you all for your very important participation in the Hilltop House Dessert Gala and Silent Auction; you made success happen! Thank you to the wonderful community members who were in attendance at the Gala, we hope to see you next year to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2015.

Judith Wagenbach

Hilltop House Volunteer

Brattleboro, Feb. 20