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Walter Hagedorn’s Love Sheep masked up in the early days of the pandemic.

Vermont Historical Society begins oral history project on COVID-19 pandemic

BRATTLEBORO-The Vermont Historical Society (VHS) has received federal funding to conduct oral histories documenting the experience of COVID-19 in the state of Vermont. One of their project field interviewers will be in Brattleboro and able to meet with people on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In a news release, VHS organizers say they "would like to interview people across Vermont about their experiences over the past several years. Our core guiding question will be 'what was the experience of COVID-19 like for you?' All experiences are valid and sought. If you have something to share, we would like to hear it."...

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Nature Museum hosts founder of Xerces Society

WESTMINSTER WEST-The Nature Museum in Grafton presents "Pollinators, Plants, and People," an evening featuring Robert Michael Pyle, the founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The event will take place on Sunday, July 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westminster West Church. This event is co-sponsored...

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WWAC talk looks at the Zapatistas at 30, Mexico president

BRATTLEBORO-Join the Windham World Affairs Council (WWAC) on Wednesday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m., at 118 Elliot to explore these connections with Margaret Cerullo, a Professor Emerita of Sociology and Feminist Studies at Hampshire College and a member of the Lightning Collective, which produced the 2022 book, Zapatista Stories...

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Skyberry fundraiser to help Brattleboro's unhoused children

BRATTLEBORO-On Saturday, July 20, from 2 to 4 p.m., (1)Brattleboro House of Hospitality for Unhoused Children and Families will hold a family benefit event for its new project: Skyberry. Skyberry is a safe place for homeless children in Brattleboro. The event takes place on the soccer field at the Winston L. Prouty Campus, 130 Austine Drive. There is a $15 individual and $35 family suggested donation. The rain date is Sunday, July 21. "Join in the fun with skyberry's benefit...

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Soil management workshop offered at Walker Farm EAST DUMMERSTON - On Thursday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, join the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District (WCNRCD), for a high tunnel soil management workshop at Walker Farm on Route 5. Participants will learn how Walker Farm utilizes their high tunnels and hear what programs and tools are available to manage soils, to maintain high tunnels, to manage soil health in high tunnels, and to seize funding opportunities for conservation...

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Edible Brattleboro's 'Share the Harvest' stand now open BRATTLEBORO - Edible Brattleboro's "Share the Harvest" stand is now open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Turning Point garden at the corner of Frost and Elm streets. Gardeners may drop off surplus from their gardens from 10:30 a.m. until closing (before noon is preferred). Free fresh produce will be available for all each Sunday through Oct. 27. Questions? Email [email protected] or call 802-254-9121. Nature and meditation retreat at...

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It’s assisted living, not a landscaping firm

TOWNSHEND-The board of directors of Valley Cares, a housing nonprofit, voted in April to adopt a new name - Valley Village - with the tagline "Care. Compassion. Community." Since 2007, the organization has provided affordable assisted living and independent living for seniors. As described by a news release, "the community is unique in combining a model of subsidized affordable housing with a continuum of supportive health care services to help people age in place with others." The decision to change...

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Rich Earth Palooza celebrates cycles of local food systems

BRATTLEBORO-The Rich Earth Palooza, a free celebration of Brattleboro's local food cycles, will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Winston Prouty campus, 209 Austine Drive. The Palooza will be an afternoon filled with fun and learning about how food is grown, composted, and recycled. Attendees can engage with local organizations who advance creative approaches to sustainable and just food systems, with exhibits and activity stations hosted by Grateful Greens microgreens, Food Cycle Coalition,

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