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Celebrate solar this Saturday

BRATTLEBORO >> The second annual Celebrate Solar will take place across the state on Saturday, June 18, the weekend of the Summer Solstice.

Like open sugarhouse weekend in the spring and open art studio weekend in the fall, the summertime tours will give Vermonters the opportunity to get an up-close view of solar systems to learn about the technology, solar economics, and the benefits of solar to our community.

Solar customers, host farmers, and owners alike will be on-hand to speak with the public — with many of the sites offering fun events, also.

In the Brattleboro area, Integrated Solar will be opening their office to show the public their community solar array and cold climate heat pump. In Marblboro, Gary MacArthur, owner of Gary MacArthur Solar, will be opening up his home/business which has been off the grid for 35 years, making it one of Vermont's oldest solar sites.

For more information, visit for additional details and more nearby sites.

Naturopathic clinic to hold open house

BRATTLEBORO >> Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic is hosting an open house on Friday, June 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to visit the new clinic at 63 Western Avenue and to meet naturopathic doctors Emily Maiella and Nitya Jess Eisenheim, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine practitioner Jerry Landau, and massage therapist Sabrina Daigh Smith.

Come to learn about how these doctors can help you and your family. Many Vermont insurances accepted.

Refreshments will be provided. To contact the clinic with any questions, call 802-246-4282 or visit

SEON hosts facility managers' meeting

BRATTLEBORO >> The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network, Inc. announces the formation of its second networking group, The Facility Managers Guild. The intention is to assist facility managers in becoming more proficient in all aspects of energy management and conservation. This collaboration will open opportunities to share best practices and project outcomes, engage in problem-solving, connect to additional resources and participate in continuing education. Any facility manager, technician, or associate working in a non-profit, public or private enterprise in the tri-state area who wants to advance their knowledge and skills in sustainable energy management are welcome to participate.

The launch of the Guild will be on June 20, 5 p.m. in the Main Conference Room at the Brattleboro Retreat. John Penney of John F. Penney Consulting Services PC will be the keynote speaker. He will discuss the benefits of commissioning building systems and the different approaches to the commissioning process. The focus will be on New and Existing Building Commissioning, Monitoring Based Commissioning, and Ongoing Commissioning. He will explore the cost benefit and the energy savings commissioning can help to achieve.

There will be time to mingle with colleagues, to learn why such an organization is being advanced and to find out about upcoming networking meetings. Membership information will be made available. Light refreshments will be provided compliments of Sodexo.

The event is free and participants are encouraged to register in advance. To register or inquire about the Guild contact SEON at

SEON is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to create interrelated networks of local businesses, educational institutions, and public sector participants dedicated to providing educational resources to improve the economic sustainability of the SE Vermont Region. SEON is based in Brattleboro.


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