Editor of the Reformer:

The Kiwanis Club of Brattleboro recently held their second annual Golf Tournament at the Brattleboro Country Club. On behalf of the club, we would like to express our gratitude for those who chose to support us and be a part of our fundraiser. We are a non-profit organization that contributes our time and money raised to serve the children in our community. The following businesses and individuals’ support and participation aided in the success of the event and we truly couldn’t have done it without you.

Heartfelt thanks go out to all of the following: Major Sponsors: Brattleboro Ford who sponsored the Hole in One Contest with a 2014 Ford Fusion; The Brattleboro Savings and Loan Association; and WKVT Radio. Hole Sponsors: Brattleboro Retreat, Chalmers Insurance, Clark Mortenson Insurance, Cue Bar, David Manning, Inc., Douglas Fiske, Michael J. Hertz Law Office, Savings Bank of Walpole, Stop & Go Instant Oil Change, LLC, The Hotel Pharmacy, The Richards Group and The Marina. Prize Donators: Pine Grove Springs Country Club, Bretwood Golf Course, G. Housen And Co., Kathy Ellor, Big Deal Convenience and Gas, Big U-SAVE Car & Truck Rental, Chesterfield Inn, Verizon Wireless, Elizabeth Ann Agostini, Esq., Keene Country Club, Gouger’s Market & Deli and Brattleboro Food Co-Op.


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Golfers: Dave Manning, Dennis Rawson, Amos Ireland, Henry Ireland, Brian Mattson, Andy Bohannon, Dan Langille, Barry LeClair, Jon Neurock, Celina Ayers, Ethan Grimes, Jeff Miller, Art Trombly, Pat Barrett, Tom Lilly, Kathy Lilly, Doug Emery, Dan Zumbruski, Dennis Mayotte, Sparkie Robinson, Carolyn Patch, Tim Patch, David Trombly, Bob Bergevin, Linda Bergevin, Sue Farrell, Brian Mathey, Rich Rogers, Bill Crowley, Keith Olson, Tom Graney, Bill Louisgnau, Jay Mills, Walter Bunzell, Tim Dowley, Rich Steria, Steve Cormier and Chris Parro. We would also like to thank Eric Sandstrum of the Brattleboro Country Club for hosting this event and working diligently with us to make it a success. Again THANK YOU! For your support and we hope to see you again in 2015.

Patti Hurd

Brattleboro Kiwanis Club Secretary, July 24 ***

Editor of the Reformer:

The mission of the Brattleboro Time trade is to provide a forum to facilitate the exchange of goods and services for the benefit of the community. At our July potluck gathering at The Root Social Justice Center, we were delighted when one of our board members walked in with a huge pizza and announced that it was a gift from Hazel, the new restaurant at 75 Elliot St. in Brattleboro. This unexpected and delicious treat was warmly received by the gathered crowd, especially by the gluten-free folks among us.

We would like to thank Hazel for helping us to foster a new, more egalitarian economy in and around Windham County.

Abby Mnookin, Gabriel Weiss

and Alan Baker,

coordinators, Brattleboro Time Trade,

Brattleboro, July 27

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Editor of the Reformer:

The Inclusion Center participants want to thank all the businesses and individuals who donated products and services to The Inclusion Center and to our Grand Opening June 6. Every Friday since then we have been providing a fun and safe environment for individuals of all ages living with disabilities and others to come together for social, recreational and educational activities.

We thank the following individuals and businesses: Amy’s Bakery, NEYT, Price Chopper, Curves, Experienced Goods, Dutton’s Farm, Malisun’s, Families First, Stop and Shop, Elijah Jensen, Edmund Burke, Garry Jones, and Erik Newquist.

We also thank Curtiss Reed and the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity for willingness to serve as our fiscal sponsor until we received our letter of tax exempt status from the IRS in July. 

With your help we are launched!!

Brian White, Anna Griffith, Fred
Breunig, Robin White, Jennifer Ansart, Cara Benedetto and Julie Tamler,
Cara Benedetto

Brattleboro, July 31

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Editor of the Reformer:

The Putney Mountain Association has just completed a very successful effort to buy and conserve 144 acres on Holland Hill Road in Putney. It would not have been possible without the solid community support of over 200 local contributors, and the musicians of the "Devils Makes Three" band -- Pete Bernhard, Cooper McBean, Lucia Turino, and Spenser Swain. They generously shared their wonderful musical enthusiasm with over 300 concert-goers on July 24th at the Putney School, which donated the space, technical help and parking for the event. The very supportive Holland Hill Neighborhood group, led by Meg Mott, Susan Hessey, and Greg Brown all added to the success of the evening, as well as the Putney Coop and the G. Housen Company. Sadelle Whitshire and her son, Ian, designed tickets and graphic materials.

In addition, the project had very important and generous financial support from the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, the Vermont Land Trust, and the following foundations: the Open Space Institute, the Fields Pond Foundation, the William P. Wharton Trust, the Davis Conservation Foundation, and the Windham Foundation.

The Board and Membership of the Putney Mountain Association thank you all for giving a huge boost to the effort to create a very important addition to a small, but important "State Park" created and cared for by enthusiastic and committed volunteers.

Jacquie Walker, Secretary

Putney Mountain Association Board, Aug. 1

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Editor of the Reformer:

On July 31st our Blood Drive at the Masonic Temple in Bellows Falls collected 57 pints of blood. There were 8 deferrals. Thank You everyone who attended our

Blood Drive to help us reach our goal. Your gift saves a life. To all our volunteers a big Thank You for your help to make our drives possible. Thank you to The Masonic Temple for the use of their building and The Women of the Moose Chapter # 1123 who sponsored our drive, The Bellows Fire Department who put up our banner.

Our multi gal donor was Jody Houghton 1 Gal. First time donors were Blaine M. Kennett and Ruth Keefe.

Marlene O’Connor, chairman

Ginny Ferguson, co-chairman

Masonic Temple, Bellows Falls, Aug. 2