Business Buzz

Saturday November 3, 2012

Dr. David Zucker
joins Brattleboro
Family Eye Care

BRATTLEBORO -- Dr. Robert Cotter of Brattleboro Family Eye Care has announced the addition of Dr. David Zucker to his eye care practice. Dr. Zucker recently graduated from The Illinois College of Optometry, earning a Doctorate in Optometry. He completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University earning a bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology.

Dr. Zucker has completed internships at the VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Mich., and Omni Eye Center in Atlanta, Ga., with emphasis in the care and management of patients with ocular disease. His Cornea and Contact Lens internship was completed at the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago.

Dr. Zucker is now accepting patients of all ages at 328 Western Ave., in Brattleboro. For an appointment, call 802-254-9012.

Housing Authority
closed Nov. 7

BRATTLEBORO -- The offices of the Brattleboro Housing Authority will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 7. For further information, contact 802-254-6071 or

Thyme to Cook
to sharpen knives

ROCKINGHAM -- Thyme to Cook will be holding its annual knife sharpening clinic, conducted by Wusthof Knives, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Those attending may have their first knife sharpened for free, and up to two more sharpened for $2 each. All knife sharpening proceeds will benefit Our Place Drop in Center in Bellows Falls. Do not bring serrated knives. Specials on knife-related products will be offered.

Thyme to Cook is located at 660 Rockingham Road (Route 5), and at Exit 6 off Interstate 91 north (in the parking lot of Leslie’s Tavern). For more information, call 802-463-4929.

Network Now to
offer Twitter talk

BRATTLEBORO -- Network Now will host Emily Hammer of Deerfield Valley Sitters, LLC, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., in Brattleboro. Hammer’s presentation will be "Tweet Tweet: Be Successful on Twitter."

She will teach the basics of Twitter, as well as provide information on the potential to increase customers and stay in touch with clientele by using Twitter as a marketing tool.

Hammer is the president of Deerfield Valley Sitters, LLC, where she manages a team of sitters who watch the children while the parents enjoy some personal time. Her true passion is working as a social media consultant, a personal agent to small businesses. Visit for more details.

Network Now is an opportunity to connect with fellow business owners, learn hot business topics and build one’s business. This group is for men and women in business or the non-profit community that are looking to expand their professional network. The charge for this event is $12 at the door. Bring business cards. Those attending are asked to contact Gretchen Havreluk at or 802-779-2905.

Worn Again Thrift
Shop to reopen

SAXTONS RIVER -- The Worn Again Thrift Shop at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Saxtons River will reopen on Wednesday, Nov. 7, after being closed for renovations and restocking.

The thrift shop’s hours are Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pauline Golec has returned to continue her position as shop manager and is preparing the shop for its reopening.

The shop is accepting donations of clothing in good condition, especially for teenagers, children and toddlers. With winter approaching, the shop also needs donations of warm, winter clothing and boots. Donations may be dropped off during regular business hours. The shop is accepting cans and non-perishable packages of food to be donated to area food shelves.

The Worn Again Thrift Shop is run by volunteers from the West River Mission of Putney with churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.

Marlboro community
store discussion

MARLBORO -- A group of citizens in Marlboro has organized a public meeting to discuss the possibility of the community buying and operating the recently vacated store, "Sweeties," on Route 9.

Representatives from other towns that have created community stores will be at the meeting to share their experience and know-how. Paul Bruhn from the Preservation Trust of Vermont will also be present to provide information about resources that are available for community store projects. The meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Outback building at Marlboro Elementary School. The public is invited to bring both their questions and their ideas.

For more information, contact Gail MacArthur at 802-257-7328.

Co-op Power to host
retreat Nov. 10-11

PUTNEY -- Co-op Power, a consumer-owned renewable energy cooperative, is hosting its quarterly leadership retreat on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 11, at The Putney Inn.

This retreat is for anyone, whether an experienced leader or someone who is thinking about what they can do to bring change to their community. It is also for anyone just interested in learning more about Co-op Power’s goals and structure.

The retreat will be facilitated by Michael Alterman, an experienced organizer who has worked with SEIU and the Green Party.

Visit Co-op Power for more information and to register: www.cooppower. coop/event-calendar/leadership-retreats. Contact elizabeth for information.

Windham Co. Maple
Assn. meets Nov. 7

BRATTLEBORO -- Windham County Maple Association will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association, 221 Main St. in Brattleboro. Those attending are asked to use the rear entrance, if locked, ring the bell.

Guest speakers will include Tim Perkins, director of the Proctor Maple Research Center, and Henry Marckres, Consumer Protection Section Chief for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Election of officers will be held. Discussion will take place on last year’s pig roast and Strolling of the Heifers.

Know Your Money!
workshops planned

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Housing Authority and River Valley Credit Union will present free "Know Your Money!" workshops on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. beginning Nov. 7.

The three workshops will be: Nov. 7, Balancing Your Checking Account; Nov. 14, Money Awareness; and Nov. 21, What Is Credit & Why Do I Need It?

The speaker will be Lucille Decatur, Financial Counselor at River Valley Credit Union. The workshops are recommended for both Family Self-Sufficiency and Reach-Up participants.

The workshops will be held at Vermont Center for Independent Living at Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2 North East, 28 Vernon St., in Brattleboro.

Pre-registration is required, contact Candace Stoumen at 802-254-6851 or


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