Editor of the Reformer:

I want to send a great shout-out of thanks to Steve Barrett at Department of Public Works, Cersosimo Lumber and NE Railroad for removing the dreaded railroad siding on Route 142 that has caused the downfall (literally) of many, many cyclists over the years. The tracks are gone and there is smooth asphalt in its place.

Thank you all for making Brattleboro a safer place to cycle!

Alice Charkes, co-chair, Brattleboro Safe Streets Project Brattleboro, Sept. 21

Editor of the Reformer:

On April 18th fabulous storytellers, hosted by and including Tom Bodett, filled the Latchis with laughter and thought provoking coming-of-age tales at the 5th Storytellers on a Mission produced by The Hatch – a fun way to raise money for a good cause. This year we are grateful that the Winston Prouty Center was chosen as the beneficiary for this wonderful event which raised over $35,000 towards the capital campaign to fund our expansion. We want to thank The Hatch and underwriters Farnum Insulators and Foard Panel for making this possible.


We would also like to thank our Premier sponsors, The Richards Group and Brattleboro Savings & Loan; our Gold sponsors, Brattleboro Ford Subaru, Trust Company of Vermont, and World Learning; and our Silver sponsors Phillips, Dunn, Shriver & Carroll, Lawton Flooring, River Valley Credit Union, and Bast Co. We had many Presenting sponsors, special friends and advertisers who can be found in the program book posted on our web page at: www.winstonprouty.org/storytellers.

We are also grateful to the volunteers who helped make the event a success, including members of the Board of Trustees, Prouty staff and families, and friends in the community. We would like to acknowledge Jon Potter and his staff at the Latchis for their invaluable assistance.

We are honored to have community partners who believe in our mission to provide inclusive education and family support to promote the success of children and families.

For over 45 years, the Winston Prouty Center has been committed to supporting the growth of children and their families and recognizing all children as important members of their communities. We are grateful that so many share our vision for a world where all children and families have a strong start and live the promise of every child.

Coming up next, "Par for the Cause", our Inaugural Indoor Mini-Golf Tournament on May 16th at World Learning! Kids will be able to play on Sunday, May 17th. For details please visit our web site: www.winstonprouty.org/parforthecause We hope you can join us for food, fun and prizes as we launch our new spring fundraiser.

Chloe E. Learey Executive Director The Winston Prouty Center, April 27

Editor of the Reformer:

Someone or several someones have done an awesome job keeping all the pots and boxes of flowers in the downtown hydrated and weeded and looking gorgeous this summer. The summer combinations of flowers and grasses were beautiful and now they have been replaced with mums that will make the downtown sunny and welcoming. With the drought we have had this summer it must have been a monumental task. I just wanted you to know that many of us have noticed and enjoyed them. Thank you.

Peggy Stetzel Guilford, Sept. 26