Community News in Brief



Teachers write and read

Join in on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Brooks Memorial Library Community room, 224 Main St., as three teachers from Brattleboro Union High School read from their own writing

and answer questions from the audience.

Beneth Goldschmidt-Sauer is an English teacher who has been at BUHS for many years and is an accomplished, award-winning writer. John Kersey has been with BUHS for a number of years and is currently working on his second novel. Henry Zacchini has been teaching at BUHS for several years and just completed a book of poems.

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

Organ museum to open for the season

The Estey Organ Musem at 108 Birge Street Rear opens for the season on Saturday.

The museum's mission is to collect, preserve and

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interpret the physical and cultural heritage of the Estey Organ Company and to promote the continued use and enjoyment of Estey organs. The Estey Organ Company was one of the largest employers in southern Vermont, manufacturing half a million reed organs and over 3,000 pipe organs between 1852 and 1953.

Come see (and play) organs that have made it back "home" to Brattleboro from all over the world. The Engine House displays a walk-through pipe organ, tools used by the female and male employees, timelines, photos, folding organs played by U.S. Army chaplains during World War II, and adorable children's organs.

The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 4 p,m, through October 13; parking is free. The entrance fee for non-members is $5; there is no charge for members and young children, and donations are always welcome. More information can be found online at

Compassionate Friends meet Sunday

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) of Brattleboro, a national self-help organization for families that have had a child die, will hold its next monthly meeting Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at The West Village Meetinghouse, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. Meetings are normally held each month on the third Sunday of the month at the same time and location but due to the conflict for some people with this month's holiday we will be meeting on the second Sunday.

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit organization with more than 650 chapters in the United States and locations in every state. Chapters welcome immediate family members to attend including adult siblings. Meetings are for all families regardless of race, religious orientation, economic background, or the cause and age of the child at death, from pre-birth up.


Training will cover property tax appeals

The Wilmington Board of Civil Authority and the Wilmington Board of Listers will attend a joint training session regarding effective property tax appeals.

There is no agenda and no action will be taken by either board. The training will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Town Hall Meeting Room, 2 East Main St.


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