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'Gaza Monologues' at Hooker-Dunham Theater

BRATTLEBORO - On Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro,

Brattleboro area community members present a staged reading of The Gaza Monologues on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The Gaza Monologues are testimonies written by ASHTAR youth in 2010, after the first war on the Gaza Strip. Tragically, these Monologues are still accurate today. They are highlighting the horrors, hopes and resilience of the courageous Gazans to a wider audience, bringing out the voices of children and people in Gaza.

Admission is by donation to the ASHTAR Theatre's Psycho-social Relief Intervention Campaign. For more information, visit or email [email protected] .

Public forum looks at Green, High street intersection project

BRATTLEBORO - The town is considering improvements to the intersection of Green and High streets. The town has engaged an engineering team to support this effort and is inviting residents to join a public forum on the matter on Nov. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., in the Selectboard Meeting Room.

This forum will be an opportunity to review the preliminary concept and offer comments or potential improvements. Visit to view to view a full copy of the concept plans.

Yulefest returns to Saxtons River

SAXTONS RIVER - Santa will make his appearance in Saxtons River when the village hosts its second annual Yulefest on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The afternoon's festivities begin at 3 p.m. with a free concert at 24 Main Street community center, featuring Brattleboro Union High School's Shoulder Narrows a cappella group and the Vermont Academy chorus. A children's craft fair will also take place beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The activities then move to Main Street Arts, where Santa's Village will host visits with the Jolly Elf himself, storytime, a model train, and kids' crafts and cookies and cocoa from 3 to 6 p.m. Local artists and artisans will be set up offering jewelry, candles, relishes and jams, bread, jigsaw puzzles, personalized ornaments, wooden ware, gloves, and other items for holiday gift shopping, and the Grafton Historical Society will be selling wreaths.

There will be caroling around the piano and selections by the Main Street Arts children's chorus, which will accompany Santa to the Saxtons River Historical Society for the tree lighting at 5 p.m. Also, Sarah James's Smokin' Bowls will be set up for family-friendly supper dishes such as macaroni and cheese. The event is free of charge.

Holiday Bazaar set for Dec. 2

GUILFORD - Guilford Community Church will hold their Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with handcrafts, decorated wreaths, and holiday sweets.

The raffle table will feature a handmade quilt, as well as an American Girl doll and accessories, Vermont products gift basket, gift cards to area supermarkets, and much more. Quilt raffle tickets can also be purchased online at (On the home page, click on Quilt Raffle 2023.)

All proceeds from the Bazaar benefit the church, which actively supports numerous local programs and organizations serving the wider community. Directions to 38 Church Drive: From Interstate 91 Exit 1, go south on Route 5 to just past the Guilford Country Store, left on Bee Barn Road, left again on Church Drive. For more information, contact the church office at 802-257-0994 or [email protected].

Girl Scouts host teddy bear tea party in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO - Girls in grades K-3 and their caregivers are invited to learn about opportunities to get involved in Girl Scouting in your community, try out sample activities, and see the many ways to get involved at a special teddy bear tea party.

Come explore Girl Scouts with your favorite stuffed animal on Monday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 5, 32 Linden St. See all the details at Can't make it to the event? You can also join Girls Scouts anytime online at

Pratt Library launches new website

WEST DUMMERSTON - Lydia Taft Pratt Library, Dummerston's public library located in West Dummerston village, announces their new website,

Library staff say that the website is still under construction, and that they would love to hear any feedback about its functionality and design. For more information, contact them at [email protected] or 802-258-9878. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

Windham County NRCD Plant and Tree Sale begins

BRATTLEBORO - The 34th annual Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District (NRCD) Plant and Tree Sale is accepting orders. All orders must be picked up in person at Green Mountain Orchards in Putney on Saturday, May 4, 2024, between 9 a.m. and noon. They do not offer shipping and will not refund orders for customers unable to pick up their orders. All orders must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2024.

Orders are not confirmed until they have received payment. You may pay place your order on Continue to payment if using credit card or PayPal, or select "pay by check" and mail a check for the total amount to Windham NRCD, 28 Vernon St., Suite 332, Brattleboro, VT 05301. To order by mail, download an order form from their website and mail it with a check payable to Windham NRCD.

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