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Brattleboro, Vermont

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

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.

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.

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Dutton Verry Farm and Farm Stands
West Brattleboro, VT - Route 9 West - Open seasonally - from May to late December. The stand in W. Brattleboro is the smallest of our three locations. Vermont grown fruits and vegetables, cider, maple syrup, baked goods, fudge and other Vermont products. Our Manchester and Newfane locations are open year round for your convenience.
Grafton Village Cheese - A Vermont Tradition Since 1892 - Grafton, Vermont
Grafton, VT - Grafton Village Cheese began as The Grafton Cooperative Cheese Company in 1892. A fire destroyed the original factory in 1912, but the Windham Foundation, in the mid-1960s, restored the company and many buildings throughout the town of Grafton. Open Daily 10am - 6pm (Fridays til 8pm). 400 Linden Street (Route 30)
 

 

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Quick Facts About Brattleboro

County: Windham
Lat / Long: 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)
 
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.
 

Brattleboro Arts: 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).

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 May


Spring Circus classes 3/21/22 - 6/5/22

Registration is open for our Spring Session of circus classes - online and in person! Check out our new adult classes: Made for Video Act Creation, Ballet Bar & Active Flex, and Learn to Catch on Flying Trapeze. Other favorite classes include all levels of fabric, trapeze, and youth classes too! Spring into circus and move your body in a new way. Beginners welcome! ONLINE CLASSES: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/#CourseGroupID=47175 ADULT CLASSES: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/adult-session-classes/#adult-classes YOUTH CLASSES: https://necenterforcircusarts.org/training/youth-session-classes/ WHEN: Weekly classes from March 21 - June 5 WHERE: Trapezium: 10 Town Crier Dr. Or Cotton Mill Studios: 74 Cotton Mill Hill Brattleboro, VT 05301 REGISTER: https://necenterforcircusarts.asapconnected.com/


Zoom Tunes- May 29, 2022 virtual jam session 5/29/22 - 5/29/22

Zoom Tunes- May 29, 2022 virtual jam session Presented by the Vermont Jazz Center 7-8:30 pm Welcome to a new year of Zoom Tunes. It seems so strange that we are entering 2022 with so few occasions to play live music in safe environments. Zoom Tunes continues to provide an opportunity to learn new tunes and maintain relationships with musician-friends in a supportive atmosphere. The Zoom Tune for May 29, 2022 is ‘Barbados’. https://vtjazz.org/barbados/ ON-LINE; $15 per session HOSTS: We have three hosts – Malik McLaurine, Ben Barnett and Franz Robert. Eugene and Ginger will also be present. TO PREPARE: Beforehand - try playing the tune of the month along with the backing track mp3 found on the VJC’s website. You can use any other backing track you like, including iReal Pro or you can play the tune solo. WHEN & WHAT: On the last Sunday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST Malik, Ben and Franz will be online to listen with other VJC community members to everyone’s version. Be sure to have your backing track cued up and ready to go. Each person will play the melody and then launch into their solo improvisation. After you have finished your improv, play the melody once more to complete your session. AND THEN... Malik, Franz, and Ben will guide us in a short conversation about your interpretation of the tune. Community participation in this process is encouraged. Focus topics could include positive comments about the performance as well as suggestions regarding style, improvisational options and helpful tips. Please join us by sharing your music with our online community!


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