Editor of the Reformer:

Lisa’s Love Charitable Association wishes to thank the following who helped make our May 31 Mommy Marketplace a success.

The Town of Townshend, the Townshend Elementary teachers, and 6th grade class. The ladies who rented our tables, and of course, the people who came to shop.

Lisa’s Love Charitable Association was started in 2000 in memory of Lisa Young Noble who passed away after fighting a courageous battle with a brain tumor. She was 32 and had worked and attended schools in the West River Valley. Her family wanted to honor the amazing daughter, sister, aunt, and woman she was, and founded Lisa’s Love in her memory. Each year a graduate of Leland & Gray Union High School has received a scholarship award to help assist them with their future learning goals.

The Mommy Market is our main source to raise money for this award. One held in May, the other in September. Thanks to all of you.

Judy Holden,

Lori Staib,

Linda Hescock,

Trustees of Lisa’s Love

Charitable Organization

West Townshend, June 7 ***

Editor of the Reformer:

I would like to thank Carol Coulombe from Parking Enforcement and Steve Barrett, Director of Public Works, for timely actions that no doubt in my mind saved an accident (or two or three) from happening.

We hear the story when a fatality has occurred.


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They may well have saved us from that story.

A few weeks ago I called Carol about a mirror at the top of Little Frost Street that allows the traffic in either direction to see the road coming up or down the hill from Brook Street and vise versa.

It had become completely broken, leaving drivers unable to see others coming up or down the hill.

It was very dangerous. People are using Brook Street and Little Frost Street as a shortcut to avoid the traffic jams on Canal and they speed on these residential streets out of frustration. I’ve seen cars (and a truck or two) actually catch air as they speed down Brook and literally lift off as they hit the little hill with no way to know if there’s someone coming up the hill whether vehicle or pedestrian. In these hot days people (lots of kids!) are using the Whetstone Brook more and more and Little Frost Street has become well traveled by foot traffic as well.

I called Carol who contacted Steve who had an extra mirror and within a few weeks safety was restored! There was no bureaucratic muddle, no squabbling over funding and I am quite sure it saved an accident.

So many many thanks to Carol Coulombe and Steve Barrett for their immediate and considered response. Thank you.

Sincerely grateful,

Barbara Holliday

Brattleboro, July 3

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Editor of the Reformer:

The ninth annual walkathon, raffle and pasta dinner in support of the Amber Marie Bernier Scholarship fund was held on June 1st. There were about 75 walkers, and over 1,400 raffle tickets sold for 30 prizes donated by friends and local businesses. The pasta dinner featured fresh cut flowers, teenage servers with pink ties and live acoustic music by Dan Kaznitz and Jeff Brewer, our faithful supporters. And a special musical treat by the a cappella group Renegage. Between organizers, donators, supporters and volunteers, hundreds of people helped to make this event a success.

The following is a list of area business and individuals that we would expecially like to thank.

Donations for the Walkathon: Trend Business Solutions, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Donations for the Pasta Dinner: Brattleboro Fire Department, Entera Artisan Catering Brattleboro, Wendy Brewer, People’s Linen, Joni Crandall, Alyssa Rogers, Karen Bokum, Heidi Cleveland, Yvonne Bernier, Matt Wright, Jan Brown, Jade Clews, Pepsi, Wendy Bedard, G.Housen, Mocha Joe’s

Donations for the Raffle: Altiplano, Walgreen’s, Everyone’s Books, Baker’s Hallmark, Brattleboro Food Co-op, Top Tier Bakery, Agway, Alyssa Rogers , Chelsea Kuhn Design, Amy’s Bakery & Arts Cafe, Janet Athens, Shear Impressions, Howard Printing, Jasmine’s Bakery, Sam’s, Beadnicks, Vermont Country Deli, Mocha Joe’s, Jan Brown, The Marina, Heidi Cleveland. Enright and Company, Delectable Mountain, Joni Crandall

Ticket sellers: Chris and Jade Clews, Richard Doody, Alyssa Rogers, John and Joni Crandall.

Walk for Amber Committee Members: Janet Athens, Joni Crandall, Alyssa Rogers, Jan Brown, Karen Bokum, Heidi Cleveland

Other Supporters: WTSA, Todd Brown, John Crandall, Lizzie Benton, Matt Wright, Bridie Carmichael

Special Thanks to: Tristan Toleno, Joni and John Crandall, Alyssa Rogers, Heidi Cleveland, Karen Bokum, and Jan Brown whose efforts made the event possible.

With our sincere appreciation and gratitude,

Debbie, Dan, Adam & Kayla Bernier-Sontag and Jade , Chris, Tyler & Alex Clews

Brattleboro, June 25

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Editor of the Reformer:

Thanks to very generous sponsors, golfers, volunteers, and Online Auction bidders, Grace Cottage Hospital’s fifth annual Tee It Up for Health raised over $36,500 for Grace Cottage’s Patient Care Fund.

Thirty teams participated in the tournament, held on Saturday, June 21 at The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. The winning team was David Allbee, Chris Cobb, Martin Hill and Lester Lynch. The second place team was John Streeter, Coop Bills, LindaJane Parson and Scott Cleary. In third place were Doug Danemiller, Jim Lindsay, Mark Lindsay, and Dan Neviackas.

Event sponsors were The Richards Group and The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. The Platinum sponsor was Elizabeth Walker; Silver Sponsors were Andy & Linda Barber, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Lawrence & Lober Electric Services, Multiview Corporation, People’s United Bank and Physician Toxicology. Hole sponsors were: Durand Motors, Five Maples (formerly Mailrite), Gordon Hickey Alignment, Howard Printing, Northeast Delta Dental, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, Putney General Store & Pharmacy, Southern Vermont Podiatry, West River Family Dental, and Windham Foundation. Bronze Sponsors were Advance Notice Advertising, Lawton Floor Design, Morse Farm, and Patriot Insurance. The hole-in-one sponsors were Brattleboro Ford (nobody won the 2014 Ford Escape) and The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain (no winners of the $65,000 lifetime membership).

Special thanks to volunteer organizers Elizabeth Walker, Eileen Ranslow, Denise Choleva, Betsy Miller, and to The Hermitage Club’s golf pro, Johnny Cleanthes, and his staff.

Andrea Seaton

Grace Cottage Hospital Director of Development & Community Relations

Townshend, July 8