Around the Towns

Manitou Healing Walk set for June 24

WILLIAMSVILLE - The Manitou Project will hold its Healing Walk, rain or shine, on Friday, June 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The walk, led by Fred Taylor, will include poems or other readings and invites participants to share about the experience.

Healing walks will be held every second and fourth Friday of each month until October.

For information, contact Taylor at 802-254-2675.

Shred your documents on June 25

BRATTLEBORO - Brattleboro Savings & Loan will hold its annual Shred Day on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the bank's main branch at 221 Main St.

The public is encouraged to bring their confidential and sensitive papers - such as old bank statements and canceled or unused checks - that need to be securely disposed.

The limit for each donor is five boxes.

According to the bank, the service helps prevent local residents from joining the nearly 42 million in the United States each year who fall prey to identity theft.

SecurShred, the vendor that provides the shredding service, will recycle all that paper to be turned into tissues and other paper products by a U.S. paper mill.

Each year, the bank donates the proceeds from the recycled paper to a local charity. This year, the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro will receive the funding.

Talk examines Indigenous presence in Putney

PUTNEY - “Kchi Mskodak - At the Great Meadows” will be presented by independent historical and cultural researcher Rich Holschuh at the Putney Public Library on Wednesday, June 29, at 7 p.m.

The discussion examines the lasting Indigenous presence in the area from deep time through today and into the future, in answer to questions about relationship to this place: “What stories are present here but not heard, and what can be done about it?"

Holschuh, a resident of Wantastegok (Brattleboro), has served on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs and is a public liaison and tribal historic preservation officer for the Elnu Abenaki, members of the contemporary Indigenous community.

The founder of the Atowi Project, an Elnu Abenaki community initiative to affirm Native relationships to the Land and its inhabitants, raise Indigenous voices, and foster inclusion with understanding, his work draws upon indigenous history, linguistics, geography, and culture to share beneficial ways of seeing and being in relationship with place.

Masks are required for this in-person program. For more information, visit

Summer reading time arrives at Townshend Public Library

TOWNSHEND - Townshend Public Library is offering a combination of contests, treasure hunts, and events as part of the Oceans of Possibilities summer reading program.

Registration for the reading program has begun, and participants can track their reading progress this summer (adults, too) with the Beanstack app through the library website at

Participants can also pick up a reading log form on paper at the library.

Special Friday events will take place at the library at 10 a.m. on July 8 and 22 and Aug. 5. Everyone is welcome to participate in the library's free events without registering.

Co-working space now open on the Winston Prouty campus

BRATTLEBORO - The Winston Prouty Center campus on Austine Drive is opening up 2,200 square feet of office space for co-working.

According to a news release, Prouty WorkSpace “offers a professional and safe environment with bright and sunny windows facing east toward Mount Wantastiquet. The space is comfortably climate controlled and completely furnished. We offer a small office for video-based meetings or phone calls. The space has reliable internet and free and convenient parking nearby. Our kitchenette offers a spot for your lunch and, for a limited time, free coffee!”

Day passes for the space are $25, and the fee for monthly use (dedicated workspace) is $300. Group meeting space is also available, starting at $25 per hour.

For a tour or more information, email Lisa Whitney, director of campus operations, at [email protected].

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