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Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. The population was 12,005 at the 2000 census. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River.

Shopping and Dining in Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores.

In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania.

Arts in Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani's book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.

On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery.

Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, the Brattleboro School of Dance, Luminz Studio dance and performing arts center, and the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).


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Quick Facts About Brattleboro

County: Windham
Latitude / Longitude: 42.86 N / 72.56 W
Zip Code(s): 05301, 05302, 05303, 05304
Chartered: 1753
Population (2010): 7,414
Elevation: 240 feet | Land Area: 9.53 miles
Town Clerk: 802-251-8157
Major Hospitals: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Nearest Airports: Keene Dillant Hopkins Airport (20 miles E)
Amtrak Stations: Brattleboro Station
Colleges/Universities: School for International Training (World Learning, Inc), Marlboro College Graduate School, a branch of the Community College of Vermont. Nearby: Marlboro College (12.6 miles W) Top Employers: C & S Wholesale Grocers Inc, Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee LLC, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital
Tourist Attractions: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Kidsplayce, Brattleboro Historical Society, Brattleboro Country Club, Fort Dummer State Park, Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, New England Youth Theater, Vermont Theater Company, New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), Latchis Hotel and Theatre, Molly Stark State Park. Annual Events: The Winter Carnival in February, Harris Hill Ski Jump competition in February, Women's Film Festival in March, Easter Egg Hunt in April (for residents only), Maple Open House Weekend in March, River Gallery School benefit auction in March, Taste of the Town in May, Brattleboro Free Folk Festival in May, Strolling of the Heifers in June, Brattleboro Fest music festival in mid-June, Vermont Theater Company's Shakespeare-in-the-Park in June & July, Brattleboro Animation Festival on the first Friday in July, Brattleboro Literary Festival in September, World Solstice Celebration in December.
Birthplace of: Sam Amidon (born 1981), folk artist; Peter Shumlin (born 1956), 81st governor of Vermont; Brad Baker (born 1980), minor league baseball player; Chris Duffy (born 1980), major league baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates); James Galanes (born 1956), Olympic cross-country skier; Ernie Johnson (1924-2011), pitcher for the Boston Braves/Milwaukee Braves & Baltimore Orioles; Bill Koch (born 1955), Olympic ski racer (silver & bronze medalist); Joe Shield (born 1962), quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 11: Southern Vermont | Dummerston (2.2 miles NW) | New Hampshire (0.5 mile E) | Vernon (2.5 miles SE) | Guilford (2.6 miles SW) | Marlboro (2.9 miles W)

Vermont Events in April

REAL PEOPLE with Jay & Ben LIVE! 4/24/15 - 4/24/15
Brattleboro comedians Jay Gelter and Ben Stockman are taking their popular radio show, REAL PEOPLE with Jay and Ben, out of the recording studio and onto the stage on Friday, April 24, 8:00 pm at the Hooker Dunham Theater in Brattleboro, VT to benefit Brattleboro Community Radio. Inspired by comedy podcasts like Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Dead Author's Podcast, the show features Gelter and Stockman interviewing the "real people" of Brattleboro, who aren't real at all, but rather one of them or a special guest playing a bizarre character in a weekly improv tour-de-force. The show airs every Thursday at 10 pm on WVEW-LP 107.7 FM and is posted as a podcast the next day on their website and iTunes. Gelter and Stockman only started their comedy show at the beginning of the year, but the audience response has been astounding. So much so that the comedy duo has been asked to perform their show live at the Green Mountain Comedy Festival in Burlington this May, along with The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac. In an effort to thank Brattleboro Community Radio for their support, Gelter and Stockman will be donating all the proceeds from the April show to the radio station. Brattleboro Community Radio relies on donations to stay on the air, so come support a wonderful institution and have a few laughs while you're at it. For more information or to listen to past episodes, visit

Kidsplayce Healthy Snack & Story Time 4/24/15 - 4/24/15
Come join us at Kidsplayce where we’ll read a story (or a few) and a make a healthy snack, together with a Brattleboro Food Co-op volunteer. Free and open participation during the Co-op hour, but Kidsplayce fees apply if you want to stay and play. Every Friday.

Brattleboro Music Center presents Mohamed Shams, Piano 4/26/15 - 4/26/15
Mohamed Shams, Piano Egyptian Virtuosity Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams comes to Brattleboro one week after his Carnegie Hall debut! His program blends Eastern and Western musical cultures, demonstrating Mr. Shams belief that music breaks down barriers and builds bridges between nations and people. This concert is a benefit for the Brattleboro Music School and will establish the Izdahar Scholarship for piano students. This concert is generously sponsored by the Izdahar Corporation and a grant from the Compton Foundation

Alash Ensemble of Tuva 4/30/15 - 4/30/15
The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva is bringing the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Asian homeland to Brattleboro (tickets here). The members of Alash — Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik — are masters of the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches simultaneously. They also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.” Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006 they have been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe. TICKETS: $16 online at CatamounTIX or $20 at the door

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