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August Gallery: “We Are All Refugees” and Fourth Corner Foundation

August Gallery: “We Are All Refugees” and Fourth Corner Foundation

  August Gallery at the Garden presents: “We Are All Refugees” from Lori Schreiner and the exhibit from The Fourth Corner Foundation Lori Schreiner is a painter , writer and social worker. She has studied painting at the Arts Students league in NYC , at River Gallery School since 1988 and was a member if the Windham  Art Gallery. Her work has been shown in NYC and local venues in VT.  Her writing has appeared in The Best of Write Action 1 and 2 . 26 of her paintings appear in a collaborative book with the poems of Theresa Senato Edwards called Painting  Czeslawa Kwoka honoring Children of the Holocaust which won the Tacenda Literary Award: Best Collaboration, 2010 for “Last Look” The Fourth Corner Foundation exhibiting new artwork from Stephen Petegorsky (Fish 8)  and Camille Rivera (Other) along with several pieces from their permanent collection. The Fourth Corner Foundation is a non-profit founded by Robert Shannon.  It is dedicated to providing a physical institution where creative ideas concerning sustainable practices are paramount.  The property serves as a gathering place for interested parties to discuss ideas, design projects, attend conferences and experience an inspiring combination of art, architecture and gardens.  Two of the buildings on the property serve as a bed and breakfast, providing accommodations for both visitors of the foundation as well as local attractions.  There are 10 bedrooms as well as several public spaces including a lounge, library, hot tub, sauna, and dipping pools There is an Art Gallery/Conference space where several events are hosted over the summer as well as acres of beautiful botanical and horticultural...

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Roni Byrne

Roni Byrne

A “Vermonter by Choice” since 1996, Roni has served on the boards of the Brattleboro Outing Club and Realtors Youth Benefit Corp.as well as the Dummerston Social Services Advisory Committee.  Now retired after a varied career as an IT Developer, Realtor and Office Manager, she enjoys spending time on the tennis court, working in her garden, seeking out great local beers with her husband Rick and schmoozing with folks at the Brattleboro Food Co-op where she occasionally fills in as a cashier.

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Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair Registration

Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair Registration

Register Now to Share Your Wellness Product With The Community! Come celebrate the last week of summer, and usher in a happy, healthy fall! Showcase and sell your services and products, share information, and promote wellness learning. Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 11am-6pm at the River Garden in downtown Brattleboro, VT. Who should exhibit? Health Care Educators Health Care Providers Alternative Healing Practitioners Wellness Product Companies Fitness Professionals   Exhibitor Benefits Your logo will be posted on our Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair webpage. Your name will be included in our MailChimp Newsletter. Your organization will be advertised on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages as participating in this event. Your name will be included on our Chamber of Commerce event page. Your name will be included in our Front Porch posting for the event. Your name will be included in every press release about the event (registration deadline for this benefit is August 16th). Your name will be listed as a participating business in ads in The Reformer and The Commons. Your name may be mentioned as a participant in the event in radio interviews. Please register using the form below. Name* First Last Organization*Email*Please enter an email you check often; we will use this email for further communications about this event. Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Phone number*Do you need electricity for your display?*We have limited access to outlets. Early registrants will be given priority.YesNoWhat will your display include?*Please select all that apply. Non-food samples Food samples Merchandise for sale Food for sale Demonstration Educational Material Activities for children Other: Please describe below Tell us about your display:*Payment Method*Please indicate how you plan to pay. If you change your mind after submitting your registration, please email abby@strollingoftheheifers.comI will pay online with card. (Note: Online payments have a $2.00 service fee added)I will mail a check within 10 days.Registration - $50.00*An additional $2.00 processing fee will be incurred for online payments by credit card. Price: $50.00 Service Charge $2.00 Total $0.00 Credit Card American ExpressDiscoverMasterCardVisa Card Number Month010203040506070809101112 Year20172018201920202021202220232024202520262027202820292030203120322033203420352036 Expiration Date   Security Code Cardholder Name CAPTCHA When you submit your registration, you will see a confirmation page and also receive a confirmation email. If paying by check, your registration is not complete until you mail a check to:   Strolling of the Heifers 105 Partridge Road   East Dummerston, VT 05346   Thank you for being a part of the Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair!  If you have any questions, please contact: Abby Sutton, Intern Extraordinaire, at abby@strollingoftheheifers.com Genevieve Darling, Intern Extraordinaire, at strollpr@gmail.com (802) 246-0982 if Abby or Genevieve are not available, please ask for...

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Vendor/Sponsor Online Payment

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Art show at BMH benefits Strolling of the Heifers!

Art show at BMH benefits Strolling of the Heifers!

  The halls of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will be adorned with the colorful landscape paintings of local artist, Greg Moschetti. In his paintings, Moschetti creates places which have a sense of familiarity about them and draw the viewer into a feeling of peaceful solitude.  These are most often open landscapes with nearby water and distant views.  Many are set at day’s beginning or end when the light is waxing or waning.   The show is presented in collaboration with Strolling of the Heifers and will remain on view through the end of December. All of the works are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Strolling of the Heifers’ Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship program.   “Studies have shown that visual art helps reduce stress for patients and increases the overall satisfaction of care. This exhibit truly is a win-win for both our patients and local artists.” said Gina Pattison, Director of Development and Marketing at BMH, noting the benefits of hosting the exhibit.   For more information, or to purchase paintings, call Orly Munzing at 802-258-7070.   Founded in 1904, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is a licensed, 61-bed, not-for-profit community hospital located in southeastern Vermont, serving a rural population of about 55,000 people in 22 towns in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The BMH medical staff includes board-certified providers in primary care and many other specialties, with a shared mission of providing exceptional health care delivered with compassion and respect. The Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Health System includes the BMH Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of primary care and specialty care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Over 110 active volunteers assist BMH’s 600 employees in caring for our community.   Strolling of the Heifers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the food and agriculture economy by investing the communities, businesses, farmers and food producers that support it. The Farm-to-Table Culinary Apprenticeship program, teaches nutrition and culinary skills to underemployed community members, placing them in full-time, permanent positions at local restaurants and institutional kitchens. For more information visit...

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Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair

Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair

To celebrate the last week of summer, and to usher in a happy, healthy fall, the Strolling of the Heifers Presents:   Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair   Join us Friday, September 15th, 2017 from 11am – 6pm, at the River Garden at 157 Main St. Brattleboro, VT. Local businesses will showcase and sell their services and products, share information, and promote wellness learning. The Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair will include demonstrations by vendors and a lunch-time performance by magician Jonas Cain. This family friendly event is free and open to the public. The Live Local, Live Local Wellness Fair is an exciting opportunity to: Meet local and regional health care practitioners from all disciplines Consider nursing degrees from local colleges Sample scrumptiously healthy snacks Browse natural body products Watch and participate in demonstrations Explore possibilities for sustaining your mental and physical well-being Some of the exhibitors attending the fair are Vermont Technical College, Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital, Trisha Selbach Fitness. If you are a wellness business and would like to register to be a vendor, please register...

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July Gallery: Rich Ray and Fourth Corner Foundation

July Gallery: Rich Ray and Fourth Corner Foundation

July Gallery at the Garden presents “Faces of Love” from Rich Ray’s creative mixed media images and Paintings from The Fourth Corner Foundation Rich Ray’s images are a result of his unique layering technique using photography, abstract paintings, and ink work. For more information: www.artfinder.com/richrayart The Fourth Corner Foundation has a selection of paintings collected by the foundation including artists Erica Lawlor Schmidt and Robert Shannon from their gallery/museum/library located in Windham, VT. The Fourth Corner Foundation is a non-profit founded by Robert Shannon.  It is dedicated to providing a physical institution where creative ideas concerning sustainable practices are paramount.  The property serves as a gathering place for interested parties to discuss ideas, design projects, attend conferences and experience an inspiring combination of art, architecture and gardens.  Two of the buildings on the property serve as a bed and breakfast, providing accommodations for both visitors of the foundation as well as local attractions.  There are 10 bedrooms as well as several public spaces including a lounge, library, hot tub, sauna, and dipping pools There is an Art Gallery/Conference space where several events are hosted over the summer as well as acres of beautiful botanical and horticultural gardens. For more information: www.thefourthcornerfoundation.org   Meet and greet the artists during Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk on July 7 at 5:30pm: Rich Ray, Robert Shannon, Steven Fellows, Matt...

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Strolling of the Heifers Parade

Strolling of the Heifers Parade

Saturday, June 2, 2018— starting 10 a.m. sharp on Main Street . Celebrating family farmers, local food and rural life! The world-famous Strolling of the Heifers Parade on Saturday, June 2  is the centerpiece of Stroll Weekend. Although inspired by Spain’s Running of the Bulls, the Stroll is just the opposite: a parade of friendly, ambling heifer calves, groomed to the nines, colorfully bedecked with hats and flowers, and led by future farmers from area schools and 4H club members. The Parade travels up Main Street and Putney Road to the Brattleboro Common, and starts at 10 a.m. sharp — but be sure to get there early, bring folding chairs, enjoy the pre-parade entertainment and check out local shops and eateries that open early. We are busily planning Strolling of the Heifers 2018! Check back for updates!   The Parade theme song, as always, is “The Heifers are Coming to Town!” The heifer contingent — up to 100 in number — leads the parade. The heifers are followed by a variety of other farm animals — horses, mules, oxen, and sometimes goats, pigs, chickens, llamas and alpacas, followed by tractors, clowns, floats and bands. Stroll with us! Registration info will be here starting in December. Come early and enjoy historic downtown Brattleboro! Merchants and eateries open their doors early on Parade day. Vendors and exhibitors on the Common and Retreat grounds are ready for you by 9 a.m. Enjoy pre-parade entertainment along the parade route starting about 9 a.m. The heifers are first in the order of march — so don’t be late, or you might miss them! When it’s over, the entire crowd follows the Parade up Main Street to the 11-acre Slow Living Expo for a full day of food, fun, entertainment, exhibits and activities. Join us there, too!...

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And the winner is…

  On Friday, June 2, we announced the winners of our Great New England Fruit Pie Competition. The First Prize Winner is:  Nancy Cain, from, Against The Grain, Brattleboro, for her “Rhubarb Mango Blueberry Pie”. Nancy said, “I was motivated by the only thing coming up in my garden this chilly spring, (rhubarb) to create a pie with beautiful colors: the greens and reds of the rhubarb, the orange of the mango, the purple of blueberries, and golden sparkle of the crystalized ginger”.     Nancy wins a $150 Gift Certificate from King Arthur Flour, plus a King Arthur Flour Gift Bag.   The Second Prize Winner is: Mary Loseby, from Rutland,Vt. for her “Mary’s Apple Pie”. Mary said, “This apple pie recipe has been adapted from my grandmother’s recipe. She used all shortening in the pie crust recipe (my father thinks she didn’t use butter as it was more expensive and she saved the use of butter for things like toast, vegetables or mashed potatoes). She also used only all-purpose flour and regular table salt instead of whole wheat flour and kosher salt in her recipes, which she bought from the grocery store. I use King Arthur products in all my recipes as much as I can (flours, spices, grains for my bread recipes, Dutch cocoa, etc.). I have added ½ cup of King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour to the pie crust recipe and also a little more cinnamon in the apple mixture. I make this apple pie for all holiday celebrations and for my father’s birthday (he would much rather have pie than cake). I think my grandmother would have loved my changes to her recipe. I hope you will love this apple pie as much as my family and friends do!”     Mary wins a $100 Gift Certificate from King Arthur Flour, plus a Gift Bag from     Cabot Creamery. The Third Prize Winner is: Joshua Signs, from Owego, N.Y., for his “Zucchini Raspberry Pie”. Joshua said, “The recipe was handed down from my mother-in-law. I have added the raspberries for added flavor and color. I would make this for church meals because my pastor loved it.”     Joshua wins a $75 Gift Certificate from King Arthur Flour, plus a Gift  Bag from Cabot Creamery. The Honorable Mention Winner is: Rosemary Hassay, from Vernon, Vt. for her “Rosie’s Maple Apple Pie”. Rosemary said, “This recipe has been in our family for many years. A very good friend of our family harvested maple syrup and this pie resulted over the years to this recipe. Every Thanksgiving we have this pie and remember Mr. Harris and his family and the fond memories we had harvesting syrup and eating pie!”   Rosemary wins a Gift Bag from Grafton Village Cheese Company. And The Community Favorite Winner is: Mary  Loseby for “Mary’s ApplePie”     Mary wins a Gift Basket from Grafton Village Cheese.   And here are the winning recipes:     FIRST PRIZE: Nancy Cain’s Rhubarb Mango Blueberry Pie Ingredients Filling: 550g (about 4 cups) rhubarb 265g (about 2 cups) mango 200g (1 cup) sugar 35g (1/4 cup) tapioca starch 100g (1 cup) blueberries   Crust: 125g ( ¾ cup) King Arthur Gluten Free Flour 105g tapioca starch (¾ cup) 112g (1 stick cold butter, chopped into small pieces) 1...

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June Gallery: Farm Art by Albert Maguire

June Gallery: Farm Art by Albert Maguire

Farm Art at Gallery in the Garden   An exhibit of farm-related art at the Gallery at the Garden has become a tradition during Strolling of the Heifers Weekend in Brattleboro.   This year’s farm art show at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden features cow paintings by Albert Maguire   The Gallery at the Garden is open during the Friday Night Street Festival (coinciding with Gallery Walk), Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Normal hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (except during special events).   Albert Maguire was born in Pennsylvania in 1960. His formal training in painting is limited to that taught in elementary and middle school art classes. His recent paintings were inspired by the work of the Lascaux cave painters, Andrew Wyeth, and the animal portraitist, George Stubbs. This group of paintings was done over the past decade.   The media most often is oil and is based on a method derived from observation of early Dutch and Italian painters. In order to achieve high resolution of individual brush strokes, the paint is applied to a polished gesso surface on wood or on canvas bound to board. The pigment is placed in multiple layers, the final coat with a specially prepared, slow-drying  oil.   “I paint cows to pay homage to an ancient tradition in art”, said Maguire, “and to celebrate a fellow animal that has evolved with us, as we ourselves.”  ...

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