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Windham Orchestra offers a Father’s Day music fair

Please note that extra parking is available at the Green Mountain Chapel and Farmer’s Market overflow lots, but not at the Living Memorial Park. Be sure to bring chairs for the 5 p.m. concert on the lawn.

BRATTLEBORO—Father’s Day takes on a decidedly musical bent this year, as the Windham Orchestra presents “POPS for Pops,” a family-friendly music fair Sunday, June 17.

All are welcome to the event, held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Brattleboro Music Center, which will include a range of special events and refreshments.

One highlight will be a 5 p.m. concert featuring the Windham Orchestra accompanied by BMC student violinists ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens.

An instrument “petting zoo” will introduce visitors young and old to various musical instruments, a performance by three trumpeters of Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday” will get toes tapping, and a Dixieland band will keep the atmosphere festive.

An auction will also offer the chance to guest-conduct the orchestra and compete for a non-singing role in the Orchestra’s fall performance of Puccini’s Turandot.

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Thank you for your efforts to disseminate the news of the day and resist the hate-filled and deceitful rhetoric of this administration. I cannot believe, still, in this country that it is necessary for the press and regular citizens to defend themselves. Only one quarter or less of the citizens believe a word he says yet you are forced to defend yourselves because his speech is so incediary. The press is now officially our last line of defense.

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Spot on...thank you for challenging those who would blanketly dismiss your opinion/facts to do their own \"facts checking\". Unfortunately I fear many if not most of these sheep will be lead to slaughter thinking that they are going to the trough.

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Foreign hand on the scale isn’t an unbiased conclusion. You argument might be more forceful without highlighting this issue.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #463 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018). This story appeared on page B2.

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