Around Windham County


In Bellows Falls...

REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: The Rockingham Republican Town Caucus to select justice of the peace candidates for the Town of Rockingham will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Town Clerk's office in the Town Hall. George Kuusela is the Republican Town Chairman.

In Brattleboro...

GREEN STREET UPDATE: Due to the demolition of a building at 72 Green St. that was destroyed by fire last winter, trash, recycling and curbside composting on Green Street will be picked up at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24.

The closure of Green Street will take place as follows:

-- Green Street from the intersections of Church Street to Bullock Street will be closed today and Wednesday, July 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No through traffic will be allowed.

-- Traffic from High Street onto Bullock Street will be permitted to turn right onto Green Street. No left-hand turns will be allowed.

-- The sidewalk on the north side of Green Street will remain open for pedestrian use.

-- The Spring Street Parking Lot (off of Elliot Street) will be closed today and Wednesday. It is anticipated that the Spring Street Parking Lot will reopen on Thursday (if the demolition is complete).

-- Green Street will be reopened each day at approximately 4:30 p.m.

For further information, contact the Brattleboro Town Manager's office at 802-251-8151.

PEDESTRIAN RALLY: There will be a rally to encourage awareness about pedestrians at the crosswalk in front of Thompson House on Tuesday, July 22, starting at 11 a.m.

The rally is being held in memory of Marie Waugh, a long-term advocate for pedestrian safety in Brattleboro. For more information, contact Sandra Ware at 802-254-4799, ext. 242.

CLIMATE CHANGE CAFE: Post Oil Solutions will screen the movie "Gasland II" at its fourth Tuesday of the month Climate Change Café on July 22 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film "Gasland," filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).

For further information, contact Tim Stevenson at 802-869-2141 or

ART IN THE PARK: Three Way Street will be performing on the Brattleboro Common in the Art in the Park concert series on Tuesday, July 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The rain location will be at the American Legion Hall, 32 Linden St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The acoustic trio, Three Way Street, plays a musical mix from country to Cajun, bluegrass to blues, and swing to soul. The ensemble includes Kevin Parry on lead guitar, harmonica and percussion, Mark Trichka on mandolin and guitar, and Lisa Brande on fiddle and guitar. All three are professional full-time musicians and southern Vermont residents.

The event is sponsored by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. and Brattleboro Savings and Loan. For more information, call 802-254-5808.

SOUTHERN GOSPEL QUARTET: The Green Mountain Chapel will host The Called Out Quartet, originally based in Henderson, Tenn., on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m. They are described as "real music touching real people." There is no deeper tradition in Southern Gospel than the all-male quartet, and it is in that tradition that Called Out Quartet sings today.

For more information about the quartet look for them on YouTube or at their website at

The Chapel is located at 480 Western Ave. in Brattleboro. The concert is free and a love offering will be received.

In Dummerston...

SENIOR LUNCH: The Evening Star Grange will hold its monthly senior luncheon on Wednesday, July 23, beginning at noon. Chefs will be Sallie May and Larry Lynch Jr. On the menu will be deli ham, potato salad, tuna/macaroni salad, broccoli salad, four-bean salad, cucumber/onion salad, and gelatin fruit salad, with gingerbread with real whipped cream for dessert. Takeouts will be available by calling the Grange at 802-254-1138 on Wednesday morning. The meal is sponsored by the Grange and Senior Solutions.

Books from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be available for borrowing until the next meal.

Suggested donations are $3 for people 60 and over, and $4 those under 60.

The Grange is located at 1008 East-West Road in Dummerston Center.

FAMILY POTLUCK PICNIC: Transition Dummerston's program for July, "Celebrating Summer and Connecting with Community," will feature a Family Potluck Picnic at Dutton Pines State Park, on Friday, July 25, from 5:30 p.m. to dusk.

This family-friendly event, cosponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission, will include a nature walk on the park trails, singing, and a chance for informal conversation and discussion of next steps toward developing the Dutton Pines Park project.

Bring your own picnic-to-share (locally sourced if possible), a blanket and folding chairs, and insect repellent. Also (optional) bring musical instruments, song books, and a song, poem or story to share as part of a Celebration of Community and Summer. Charcoal grills will be available, also a small fire for toasting marshmallows, etc.

The park is located midway between Hidden Acres and KOA Campgrounds on Route 5. For more information, call Bill at 802-257-1020 or Susal 802-275-7449.

In Hinsdale, N.H. ...

COL. EBENEZER HINSDALE HOUSE: The Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale House is open every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The house, built in 1759, is located at 609 Brattleboro Rd. this Colonial Home has seven fireplaces, wide pine floors and original wood paneling.

The public is invited to stop by for a tour. For group tours, contact Hinsdale Historical Society, P.O. Box 194, Hinsdale, N.H. 03451.

CHICKEN DINNER: There will be a chicken dinner and Chinese auction at 105 Meetinghouse Road on Saturday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes applesauce, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. Those 4 and under are free. Advance tickets are $6/$4 and can be purchased by calling 603-256-6930 or e-mailing

In Putney...

CONGREGATE LUNCH: Putney Cares and Senior Solutions will sponsor the Putney Congregate Lunch from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, at the Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill, in Putney.

The menu will include cranberry glazed turkey meatballs, baked spiced sweet potato fries, kale slaw with ginger, lemon zest, and pineapple rosemary focaccia, skinny chunky monkey cookies, with frozen vanilla yogurt, mint iced tea.

The suggested donation for the lunch is $3.50. The meal is prepared by Kelly Larabee. For reservations or information, call 802-387-5593 or e-mail

In West Brattleboro...

HEBREW SCHOOL REGISTRATION: Congregation Shir Heharim, the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, will begin once-a-week Hebrew school classes on Sept. 8 for youngsters starting at age 6. The curriculum includes Hebrew language, as well as Jewish studies -- culture, history, music, prayers, beliefs, and customs. The school meets on Monday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:45 at the synagogue at 151 Greenleaf St. in West Brattleboro.

Although designed for the children of members, the school will accept new students for one year even if their parents are not yet members. Students planning to become bar- or bat-mitzvah need to be enrolled in the school for at least one full year prior to their bar/bat mitzvah year.

Registration forms and a $100 deposit must be sent in by the end of July to guarantee admission. For more information and for registration forms, contact Faith Schuster at 802-464-2632 or

In Walpole, N.H. ...

CONCERT ON THE GREEN: The Temple Band will perform on Sunday, July 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Green in Walpole. The concert is free and open to the public. The summer concerts are sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole.

Those attending should bring a blanket or lawn chair. In event of rain, the concert may be canceled.


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