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Auditors' Reports ready in Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Town and 2023 Town Auditors' Reports for fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, are available upon request and may be picked up at the Town Clerk's Office, 230 Main St.

The Auditors' Reports will also be available as part of the Town Annual Report which will be available at the Town Clerk's Office no later than March 1, 2024.

As the town no longer mails the Auditors' Reports to all voters of the town, persons interested in obtaining a copy should contact the Town Clerk at 802-251-8157. Copies are available on the town website or for pick up, may be transmitted electronically, or sent by first class mail.

Lunar New Year celebrated on Feb. 10

BRATTLEBORO - Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) celebrates the Lunar New Year Festival of China, Korea, and Vietnam Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center to usher in the year of the Green Wood Dragon.

With this rare combination of the Dragon's power and Wood's creativity, 2024 brings a year of innovation, vision, and growth. The Wood Dragon year promises to be dynamic and unpredictable. They will start the celebration with a potluck: and ask participants to bring a dish to share. A traditional Chinese Dance follows with Nan Jiang Hyde, group Taiji and Qigong, Korean Tug-of-War, and New Year crafts featuring make-your-own dragon puppets.

The celebration ends with a dragon parade from the Museum up Main Street "to bring everyone luck for the coming year," say organizers. "Don't miss the chance to dance with the 30-foot dragon. This extraordinary dragon was created by an accomplished Vietnamese craftsman."

According to Chinese folklore, this enormous marionette, requiring at least 10 people to hold, is forever chasing the "heavenly pearl" in its pursuit of wisdom. More information can be found at

'The Street Project' screens at Brooks Library

BRATTLEBORO - On Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Brooks Memorial Library, join the Brattleboro Coalition for Active Transportation (BCAT) for a screening of The Street Project and a conversation with Brattleboro Planning and Public Works staff, Selectboard member(s), and a state representative.

The Street Project is the story about humanity's relationship to the streets and the global citizen-led fight to make communities safer. Digging deep into the root causes of traffic violence, the filmmakers engage a diverse array of experts including street historian Peter Norton, city planner Jeff Speck, and urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen.

These expert interviews are interwoven with the stories of real people working to make their communities safe. Watch the trailer at

Senior lunch in Dummerston

DUMMERSTON - Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will present their lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The meal will be served in-house at noon with takeouts available to pick up between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The menu will consist of baked tilapia, rice pilaf, and broccoli/cauliflower au gratin, with red velvet cake for dessert. The vegetarian option, or alternative for those who don't like fish, will be a cheese tortellini casserole.

Reservations CAN be made by calling 802-254-1138. Leave name, phone number, the number of meals, which entree to be ordered, and whether the order is for eating in or taking out. The suggested donation for the lunch is $3 for those 60 and over, and $4 for those under 60.

Haydock talks about hiking trail construction, layout

WEST DUMMERSTON - The Dummerston Conservation Commission presents a talk with Roger Haydock on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St.

Haydock will present a talk and slide show on hiking trail layout and construction. For more than 30 years, he has constructed in excess of 20 trails in the local area for the Windham Hill Pinnacle Association, Putney Mountain Association, the Nature Conservancy, and the Deer Run Nature Preserve. He will share his methods, approaches, goals, and lessons.

All are welcome. A suggested donation of $5 per person will be split equally between the Dummerston Community Center and the Dummerston Conservation Commission.

Rec. Dept. offers additional open gym and game room hours for winter break

BRATTLEBORO - The Recreation & Parks Department will offer additional open gym and game room hours for grades K–12 at the Gibson-Aiken Center on Feb. 19–23, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

The Recreation & Parks Department will also offer additional public skating hours at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility Feb. 19–23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Open gym and game room is a free program for children of all ages. It is a supervised program with a variety of activities to choose from. Along with basketball, there is foosball, air hockey, pool, arts and crafts, Legos and more.

For all programs, events, facility information, and more, visit and hover over the Departments tab on the blue horizontal bar. A new drop-down menu will appear; click Recreation and Parks.

Windham Philharmonic concert set for Feb. 19 at Latchis

BRATTLEBORO - Windham Philharmonic performs a concert of winter music at the Latchis Theatre Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., under the direction of Hugh Keelan. It is the first time the orchestra will take part in the Brattleboro Winter Carnival.

The program includes Tchaikovsky's "February" from The Seasons, "Winter Dreams" from his Symphony No. 1, Mozart's "Sleigh Ride" from Three German Dances K. 605, Debussy/Caplet's "The Snow Is Dancing," and "Skater's Waltz" by Waldteufel.

Michelle Liechti, concertmaster, will perform the violin solo in Vivaldi's "Winter" from the well-known Four Seasons. Admission to this family-friendly event is by donation. The concert will last approximately one hour.

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