Editor of the Reformer:

To all the wonderful employees at Price Chopper on Canal Street in Brattleboro:

I want to thank the person or persons who found my wallet at Price Chopper in Brattleboro and returned it to the office. What a relief that was.

I inquired who returned it but they had not left their name or names. Once again, I was very relieved to find the contents intact.

There are some good people out there.

Shirley A. Cohen

Brattleboro, March 17 ***

Editor of the Reformer:

No one ever wants to be a patient in the hospital, but if every hospital experience was like the one I recently had at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, people would be lining up around the block to get in.

I’d like to thank my talented surgeon, Elizabeth McLarney MD, who replaced both of my knees. Her skill, compassion and dedication to her patients is truly remarkable and I have her to thank for my renewed mobility. March 30th is National Doctors’ Day; a day on which we should all thank the doctors in our lives for the excellent care they provide. BMH will be celebrating the occasion by publicly displaying tributes that grateful patients have written about their doctors. You can download the tribute form at: http://www.bmhvt.org/giving/giving-events and I encourage you to take a moment to let your doctor know how important they are to the health of our community.

The nursing staff at BMH are also remarkable (Don’t forget to recognize them during National Nurses Week in May!). A few days after my discharge from BMH I received a handwritten note from the nursing staff, checking in and wishing me well. Where else but in our extraordinary community would you receive such personalized attention and follow up?

My family and I have been long time BMH supporters, but it wasn’t until my recent hospital stays that I was reminded in such a personal way of what a tremendous resource we have right here in Brattleboro. I’m grateful to Dr. McLarney and the whole BMH team for returning me to good health, and I hope each of you who have benefitted from the services of a BMH doctor will submit a tribute to honor them on National Doctors’ Day.

Susan Greenbaum,

Brattleboro, March 17

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Editor of the Reformer:

It was certainly a hot show for a cold weekend at New England Center for Circus Art’s annual Circus Spectacular. Thanks to our community we raised over $23,000 for local outreach programs. In particular we’d like to acknowledge our lead sponsor, Brattleboro Savings and Loan, with additional support from World Learning, The Richards Group, Wireless Zone-Brattleboro, Brattleboro Ford/Subaru, Trust Company of Vermont and Price Chopper/Golub Foundation.

We are also appreciative to Gail Nunziata & Latchis Arts, Clark Distribution, Elizabethan Fare, Eve Lyons, Jeff Lewis, Rentals Plus, North End Butcher, Grafton Village Cheese, Co., Taylor Farm, Deconstruction Works, The Works, Mocha Joe’s, Vermont Country Deli, Grip Lighting and Effects, Minuteman Press, David Woodberry, Jeff Lewis, Darren Goldsmith as well as media sponsors WKVT and the Brattleboro Reformer.

Finally, this program would not have been possible without the generous contribution of the performers themselves who came from all over the country and Canada to donate their incredible talent and time. Additionally, over 80 NECCA teachers, students, board members and supporters volunteered their hours to make it possible.

If you missed this show but would like to see another show or make a donation, please see: www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

Thank you!

Kerry Secrest

President, New England Center for Circus Arts Board

Brattleboro, March 18