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Property tax assessments now due in Brattleboro

BRATTEBORO - Real estate and personal property taxes assessed upon the Grand List of 2023 in Brattleboro are now due and payable to the Town Treasurer at the Treasurer's Office in the Municipal Center, 230 Main St., Suite 111, in four equal installments as follows: first installment, due Tuesday, Aug. 15; second installment, due Wednesday, Nov. 15; third installment, due Thursday, Feb. 15; fourth installment, due Wednesday, May 15.

Real estate and personal property taxes will be charged interest at the rate of 1% per month on any overdue payment of tax installment, together with any other charged provided by law. Any tax remaining unpaid at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, will be charged an 8% penalty together with any other charges provided by law.

In the event of a default in the payment of any one installment, the entire amount then due under such tax becomes at once payable, and a tax lien may be filed with the Town Clerk against any personal property upon which there are overdue taxes unpaid in whole or in part.

Art exhibit opens at All Souls Church

WEST BRATTLEBORO - A new art exhibit opens this week at All Souls Church in the West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., and the public is invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, July 23, from noon to 2 p.m.

The multimedia exhibit features original work from the artful lives of All Souls' members and friends. Area arists, including Maisie Crowther, Marie Gorst, Linda Hay, Suzann Jones, Ann Newsmith, Lois Reynolds, and Marty Shaw, present paintings, photographs, fabric arts, and writing.

The show will be on view Sundays from 12 noon to 2 p.m., and Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon by appointment. For more information, visit or call 802 254 9377.

Works sought for 'Artisans of Dummerston' exhibit

DUMMERSTON - The Dummerston Historical Society invites artisans to exhibit artwork at the Historical Society Schoolhouse in Dummerston Center during its "Artisans of Dummerston" exhibit from Sunday, Aug. 13 to Sunday, Oct. 8 (Indigenous Peoples Day - Apple Pie Festival weekend).

This exhibit is open to all artists residing in Dummerston. All media are acceptable. All work must be created by artists residing in Dummerston. Artwork may be oil and water color, jewelry, wood carvings, weavings, furniture, photographs, fiber art, leather works, sculptures, pottery and more. Whether one is a regular exhibitor or a closet artist, all are invited to consider being part of this exciting venture. This is not a juried exhibit.

If the interest in participation exceeds the space available, the steering committee may consider showing work by category or theme and schedule additional exhibits. The guidelines for exhibition, information form, and liability release are available by contacting Gail at 802-254-9311, or [email protected], or go to to download the forms.

'Christmas in July' at Hinsdale Farmers' Market

HINSDALE, N.H. - The Hinsdale Area Farmers Market, which operates on Main Street in Millstream Riverfront Park in downtown Hinsdale each Saturday through October, hosts a "Christmas in July" market on Saturday, July 22. A collaboration event with the Hinsdale Community Recreation Center, this event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Featured will be multiple farm, craft, food, and flea market vendors as well as activities for all, games for kids, Christmas music, and more. Come judge their Vendor Booth Decorating Contest and get your picture taken with Summer Santa. For more information, contact the Market Manager at [email protected].

Senior meal served in Dummerston

DUMMERSTON - Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will serve their fourth Wednesday luncheon on July 24, with take-outs available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and eat-in meals served at noon in Dummerston Center.

On the menu is roast pork, mashed potatoes, and corn on the cob with strawberry-rhubarb crisp for dessert. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling the Grange at 802-254-1138. Leave name, phone number, the number of meals, and whether eating in or taking out. A donation of $3 for those 60 and older and $4 for the younger folks is suggested.

The Wonderful World of Bats at the RFPL

BELLOWS FALLS - The Rockingham Free Public Library's summer program events continue with "The Wonderful World of Bats," a presentation by bat enthusiast Jerry Schneider at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26.

Visitors will enter the exotic world of bats using amazing photos by Merlin D. Tuttle, former president of Bat Conservation International. This program features the echolocation calls of bats and the science surrounding them. The bat program introduces audiences to local and tropical bats, the vampire bat, and many more of the flying mammals.

Via slides and taped bat calls, audiences move beyond stereotypes to understand the vital roles of bats in our environment. They will see slide photos of Vermont's big brown bat, the silver-haired bat, the desert red bat, Townsend's big-eared bat, and the pallid bat.

After the slide show, children can create their own bat t-shirts (heavy, 100% cotton) using a combination of fabric dye sprays, plants, and cut outs. Children may purchase heavy cotton shirts for $5 or bring their own. This all-ages program is free and open to the public. For more information call 802-463-4270, email [email protected], go to, or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St.

Forestry talk with Pieter Van Loon

WEST DUMMERSTON - The Dummerston Conservation Commission is excited to have Vermont Land Trust (VLT) lead forester Pieter Van Loon speak at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Dummerston Community Center on West Street.

Van Loon will discuss his work over the past 23 years helping owners of conserved land care for their land. This will be an open and interactive conversation about such issues as rogue ATV use, invasive insects and plants, managing forests for carbon, overabundance of deer, promoting old forest characteristics in second growth forests, and any other issues participants may have an interest in.

Attendents may bring questions about managing their land, and Van Loon will try to answer them. Van Loon was a consulting forester in Windham County prior to taking the job with VLT. When not working, he enjoys biking, birding, and being out on the water in a kayak or canoe.

A $5 donation is suggested, which will be split equally between the Community Center and the Conservation Commission.

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