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What is Strolling of the Heifers?

What is Strolling of the Heifers?

  It’s more than a parade! Strolling of the Heifers is a non-profit organization whose mission is connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems.

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Employment at Strolling of the Heifers

Employment at Strolling of the Heifers

  Mission: Strolling of the Heifers is a non-profit organization with the mission of connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging, and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems and healthy, sharing, connected and resilient communities.  Strolling of the Heifers           River Garden          Windham Grows          Slow Living Summit Executive Director Position Summary Strolling of the Heifers, Inc. is seeking an experienced, professional Executive Director to oversee all operations, functions, and activities within our organization. The ideal candidate will have the creative skills and confidence needed to be the face of the organization, to shoulder the responsibility of providing organization-wide strategic direction and to implement a progressive vision for the future. We believe that an excellent Executive Director is one who can influence and inspire—s/he is able to awaken in others the desire to lead, motivate, and create a value-driven organizational culture.  Candidates need to demonstrate impeccable communication skills and a holistic approach to organizational management/oversight of operations. We are looking for someone to lead our team to success whose goal is to inspire others and lead by example, enabling the organization to fully realize its mission and reach its maximum potential. The position reports to the Chairperson of the Board of Directors/Founder. Position responsibilities Develop and implement strategic plans that meet business goals and objectives created in partnership with the Board of Directors. Develop and implement strategies that successfully promote the organization’s mission and increase market share. Ensure commitment to and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations across the organization. Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization Direct and oversee investments and fundraising efforts. Develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders, partners, government agencies and other key parties. Address challenges proactively internally and externally to protect and build organizations interests. Represent the organization publicly (e.g. press interviews, attendance at public events), remaining ever mindful of the need to maintain excellent public relations standing. Recruit and develop a team of leaders to manage organizational functions. Provide excellent guidance and coaching to subordinate managers. Develop and provide constructive feedback to subordinate employees and volunteers. Position qualifications and skills Master’s degree in business administration or related degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related degree required. A minimum of six to eight years’ experience in an Executive Director or other senior managerial position. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. Impeccable organizational skills and leadership abilities. Ability to work well under pressure, take proactive measures against possible challenges, and resolve issues quickly, managing crises rapidly and effectively when necessary. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans. Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics. Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, public speaking, and relationship development. Proven success in fundraising and networking. Aptitude for analytical thinking, capable of creative solutions to solve problems thoroughly and rapidly. In-depth knowledge of best practices in management. Maintaining a solid understanding of the company’s overall health at all times. Resume and Cover letter are to be submitted by Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to:  strollinged@gmail.com   Please NoteAll employees are required to satisfactorily perform...

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August Gallery at the Garden Presents: Carol Stephens and Sandra Cunningham

August Gallery at the Garden Presents: Carol Stephens and Sandra Cunningham

Carol Stephens Carol Stephens has been involved in the arts throughout her career; in the graphic arts, illustration, heraldry, teaching, and book design. After retirement she returned to her first love, painting. She has successfully shown her works in Oil, Pastel and Acrylic paintings throughout Southern Vermont in both solo and group shows. She is a member of the Vermont Pastel Society, the Southern Vermont Pastel Society, and the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester Vermont. She continues her education and experimentation at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro. She graduated from the Arts College of Syracuse University, and studied further at Pratt Institute and NYU while working for Norcross Greeting cards and then as Assistant Art Director for William Morrow book publishers in NYC where she also illustrated and designed jackets. After moving to VT to work in the ski industry, then later as an artist for a heraldry company, she free-lanced as a graphic designer, and a book designer for Irving Perkins Book Design.   Sandra Cunningham “Landscapes of Vermont” Sandra Cunningham arrived in Vermont in the late 70’s with family ties to the area going back several generations. She majored in Fine Arts at the University of NH, and Franklin Pierce College, then graduated from Marlboro College with a degree in Anthropology. In 2003 she attended Upper Valley Educators Institute and became a teacher certified in grades K-8.  As an educator, she has taught in K-12 classrooms in Vermont, the Dominican Republic and Nepal. She is currently employed as an ELL teacher and is working towards a teaching endorsement in this field. Sandra is an active outdoor person who appreciates the Vermont landscape which has inspired her artistry. She is especially attracted to the cold beauty of winter and spends as much time as possible snowboarding and hiking in this favorite season. She is also interested in perfecting the imagery of clouds something she feels may take years. While she considers herself an amateur, this show has inspired her to create more time in her life to paint and redevelop her skills and talents as an...

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Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop

Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop

  Strolling of the Heifers Presents: Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop At the River Garden: 157 Main Street in Downtown Brattleboro, VT   Pop into the River Garden to discover local art, crafts, specialty food, jewelry, gifts, clothing, and more! Friday, August 3rd during Gallery Walk from 5 – 8pm and Saturday, August 4th from 12 – 3pm. Keep cool while browsing one-of-a-kind gifts or pick up something for yourself!   Participating vendors include: Beachy Keen Nails by Colorstreet Color Street Diana’s Seasonal Desserts Grannie Snow Productions Keys of Enochs Kitty Litterature Publishing Sacred Stones Salsa Sisters Scentsy Setu Designs The Good Nest The Rock Yard Homestead Usborne Books & More Vermont Artisan Designs Vermont Elderberry Whimsy & Tea   and more…   NOW ACCEPTING VENDOR REGISTRATIONS! Showcase your gift items: specialty foods, pottery, woven and knitwear, jewelry, health, energy, etc Click here for more information and to register   Space is limited   For more information about the Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop, contact Vicki Friedman, Strolling of the Heifers’ River Garden Coordinator at 802-246-0982 or...

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Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair Registration

Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair Registration

  You are invited! Strolling of the Heifers presents Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair At the River Garden – 157 Main Street – Downtown Brattleboro, VT Friday, September 14 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. Now Accepting Vendor Registrations! (Scroll down for registration form) Who should exhibit? Health Care Educators Health Care Providers Alternative Healing Practitioners Wellness Product Companies Fitness Professionals Vendor Details: $60 includes: one 6ft display table, two chairs, and a table cover $80 includes: one 8ft display table, two chairs, and a table cover Sponsor benefits include: · Your name will be included on Strolling of the Heifers website · Your name will be included in our newsletter to 16,000 subscribers · Your business will be advertised on Stroll’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter · Your name will be included the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce website · Your name will be included in the Front Porch Forum · Your name will be included in event press release · The event will be publicized with ads in the Reformer and The Commons · The event will be publicized on local radio, flyer, posters Space is limited REGISTER by August 27 to receive the above sponsor benefits For more information about the Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair, contact Vicki Friedman, Strolling of the Heifers’ River Garden Coordinator at 802-246-0982 or vicki@strollingoftheheifers.com. 2018 Wellness Fair Registration When you submit your registration, you will see a confirmation page and also receive a confirmation email. IF YOU ARE NOT REDIRECTED TO A CONFIRMATION PAGE, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED. Thank you for being a part of the Live Local, Live Healthy Wellness Fair! Vendor CodePlease leave blank if you do not have a code.Name* First Last Business Name*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.YesNoPlease choose your table size: There is a $2.00 service fee for online payments.6 Foot Table Price: $60.00 Quantity: 8 Foot Table Price: $80.00 Quantity: Tell us about your display:*Space provided is for table-top display only. If additional floor space is needed, please let us know.Please give a brief statement about your business.*Tell us your story, or why you want to be involved in this event. This may be used for marketing purposes.Facebook UsernameIf you have one, please tell us your business's username on Facebook so we can tag your company in promotional posts. (For example, ours are @strollingoftheheifers and @rivergarden)Twitter HandleIf you have one, please tell us your business's Twitter Handle so we can tag your company in promotional posts. (For example, ours is @strollingheifer)Instagram UsernameIf you have one, please tell us your business's username on Instagram so we can tag your company in promotional posts. (For example, ours is @strollingoftheheifers)Payment by check or cash is due within 5 days of your registration, and your space is not guaranteed until we receive your payment. You will be invoiced for your table fee(s), please speak to us about your total amount due. Your invoice will indicate where to mail or deliver your payment.Service Charge for...

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July Gallery at the Garden Presents: Artist Pamela Wagner “From Madness to Celebration” & “St. Michael High School Digital Photography”

July Gallery at the Garden Presents: Artist Pamela Wagner “From Madness to Celebration” & “St. Michael High School Digital Photography”

From Madness to Celebration with Pamela Wagner: The author of Learning to See in Three Dimensions, a book of poems and art (Green Writers Press and Sundog Poetry Center, June 2017) and We Mad Climb Shaky Ladders, (Cavankerry Press, 2009) a book of poems about living with schizophrenia, Pamela Spiro Wagner graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 1975 and attended medical school for one and a half years, despite a five month hospitalization her freshman year of college and another the following year. Despite her diagnosis, she has won many awards for her writing, including First Place in the 2001/2 international poetry competition sponsored by the BBC World Service and judged by Nobelist Wole Soyinke, first place in the Tunxis Poetry Review twice, and two Connecticut State Mental Health Media awards “for professional journalists” for articles written for the Hartford Courant. She has written WAGblog since 2003, currently at http://pamelaspirowagner.com. Wagner is a visual artist as well; her work can be seen on various posts at her blog page until she re-establishes another art website. Two of her colored pencil art works recently appeared in the first edition (January 2014) of COLLECTIVE Dream Arts Magazine. Wagner, an identical twin, was born in “in the army” in Tacoma, Washington. Although she lived almost all of her life in Connecticut, she relocated to Vermont, the “state of her dreams,” in 2014. Saint Michael High School Digital Photography class Highlighted student work from the Saint Michael High School elective, Introduction to Digital Photography taught by Bill Steele of Gorham Mountain Photography. Gorham Mountain Photography is located in the historic Brooks House on the corner of Main and High Streets in Brattleboro, Vermont. Saint Michael School, located in the heart of downtown, has been a Brattleboro fixture since 1874. For More Information:...

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Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop Vendor Registration

Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop Vendor Registration

  You are invited! Strolling of the Heifers presents Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop At the River Garden 157 Main Street Downtown Brattleboro, VT Friday & Saturday August 3 & 4   Showcase your gift items: specialty foods, pottery, woven and knitwear, jewelry, health, energy, etc Register for both days or Friday only: Friday, August 3 5pm – 8pm Saturday August 4 12noon – 3pm Fee (same for one or two days): $60 includes: one 6ft display table, two chairs, and a table cover $80 includes: one 8ft display table, two chairs, and a table cover Sponsor benefits include: · Your name will be included on Strolling of the Heifers website · Your name will be included in our newsletter to 16,000 subscribers · Your business will be advertised on Stroll’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter · Your name will be included the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce website · Your name will be included in the Front Porch Forum · Your name will be included in event press release · Your name will be listed in ads in the Reformer and The Commons · The event will be publicized on local radio, flyer, posters Space is limited For more information about the Pop-Up Summer Gift Shop, contact Vicki Friedman, Strolling of the Heifers’ River Garden Coordinator at 802-246-0982 or vicki@strollingoftheheifers.com....

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Coming August 1 – Road Pitch 2018

Coming August 1 – Road Pitch 2018

Click Here to Apply  Application deadline: July 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. Strolling of the Heifers and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation invite you to attend the 2018 FreshTracks Road Pitch at the River Garden on Wednesday, August 1 at 3:00 P.M. The Road Pitch, a gang of motorcycling business investors and advisors, is stopping in Brattleboro on the afternoon of August 1 to hear funding pitches from local businesses that are ready to scale up. This is the fifth annual Road Pitch. From Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 2, more than 40 motorcycle riders will hit the roads of Vermont and stop in 8 towns to listen to at least 50 entrepreneurial pitches. Their goal is to find exciting opportunities for investment. The Brattleboro stop will be at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden (157 Main Street), organized by Strolling of the Heifers and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. Additional stops are scheduled for Essex Junction, Hyde Park, Lowell, Bennington, Rutland, St. Johnsbury and Barre. At each stop, the riders will award a $500 Riders’ Choice Prize plus a Vermont Teddy Bear “biker bear” to one pitcher in each of the 8 communities. More importantly, for the participating entrepreneurs, the Road Pitch is an opportunity to: Tighten up their business model and scale-up plan Get coaching on honing their business pitch presentation Develop connections to a network of funders and advisors In addition, the local winners will have a chance to compete at a statewide final event in October for over $4,000 in cash prizes. Five local entrepreneurs will be selected to compete in the pitch competition. Before the event, finalists will have had several coaching sessions, including “dry runs,” so that they will have the best possible pitch ready for the motorcyclists. Each pitch is strictly limited to seven minutes, followed by an eight-minute question and answer period. “The ride promotes Vermont as a terrific place to do business and as a perfect motorcycling destination with lots of scenic twisting roads, picturesque small towns, and plenty of locally sourced food and beverage,” said Cairn Cross, co-founder of FreshTracks Capital. Cross founded the Road Pitch in 2014. This is the fourth year the tour will be stopping in Brattleboro. “I gathered together close to 30 other founding riders that year, and we proved the Road Pitch concept by riding 500 miles through Vermont, stopping in various towns and listening to more than 30 pitches.” Road Pitch is generously sponsored by Vermont Department of Economic Development, Champlain College, and Champlain College’s BYOBiz program, Burlington Bytes, Key Bank, Gallagher Flynn and Company, Moulton Law Group, Social Sentinel, Vermont Teddy Bear, Merritt-Merritt, Vermont Community Loan Fund and EMBOLDIA. The Brattleboro stop is sponsored by Vermont Community Loan Fund. For more information, email Jim Verzino,  jim@strollingoftheheifers.com or call 802-242-1249. Application deadline: July 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. Click Here to...

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And the Winner Is… The Great New England Bundt Cake Baking Competition

And the Winner Is… The Great New England Bundt Cake Baking Competition

        Thanks to everyone who entered! We got lots of inventive and delicious recipes, our judges had a difficult time narrowing the field to a handful of finalists, and judges and the public alike enjoyed tasting the bundt cakes in the River Garden! And in the end, one bundt came out on top! All the winning recipes are below, so you can try them yourself! 1st Place Winner: Katie O’Neill, from Northfield, MA “Kate’s Boozy Irish Soda Bundt with Apricot Glaze” Inspired by a backpacking trip through Ireland and her mother’s soda bread recipe, Katie’s boozy bundt was judged best of the bunch! Congratulations Katie! Katie won a $150 King Arthur Flour gift certificate, plus a King Arthur Flour gift basket,  Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan, Nordic Ware Bundt Storage Bag, Nordic Ware Ultimate Bundt Cleaning Tool   2nd Place Winner: Ellen Davis, from Jamaica Plain, MA “Ginger Lingonberry Bundt Cake” 3rd Place Winner: Virgil Wetmore, from Keene, NH “Rosemary and Blood Orange Polenta Cake with Lavender Blood Orange Syrup The Peoples’ Choice Award: Ellen Davis “Ginger Lingonberry Bundt Cake” The Winning Recipes: Kate’s Boozy Irish Soda Bunt with Apricot Glaze Ingredients: CAKE 3 Cups King Arthur All-Purpose Flour 1 Tbs. Baking Powder 1 Tsp. Baking Soda 1 Tsp. Salt 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar 1 Egg, lightly beaten 2 Cups Buttermilk 1/4 Cup Salted Butter, melted 2 Tbs. Salted Butter, melted (for top of cake) 3/4 Cup Dried Apricots, chopped 3/4 Cup Golden Raisins 1/2 Cup Irish Whiskey GLAZE 2 Tbs. Grand Marnier Liqueur 1/2 Cup Apricot Jam Dried Apricots (for decoration) Preparation steps FOR CAKE: • Preheat oven to 325 • Grease a 10-12 cup Bundt pan • Place chopped apricots, raisins and whiskey in a small sauce pan on med-low heat. Lightly simmer, stirring occasionally, until fruit becomes plump, 7-10 minutes. • In a large bowl, whisk together: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together: egg and buttermilk. • When cooled slightly, drain whiskey from fruit into buttermilk mixture. Fold fruit into the flour. • Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour and stir until just blended. • Stir 1/4 Cup melted butter into cake mixture. • Pour batter evenly into prepared Bundt pan. • Bake at 325 for 65-70 min; toothpick should come out clean and top should be golden brown. • Place Bundt pan on cooling rack and immediately pour reserved 2 Tbs. melted butter evenly over cake while still in pan. • Remove from pan once cooled slightly and butter has soaked in, 20 minutes. FOR GLAZE: • Begin glaze when cake has completely cooled. • Place jam and liqueur in a small sauce pan on med-low heat. Stir continuously until the mixture becomes thin and syrup like in consistency, being careful not to burn, 8-10 minutes. Decorate cake with extra apricots then spoon warm glaze over cake for desired design. This recipe was inspired, firstly, by my mother and the beloved Saint Patrick’s Day feasts she hosted every year, which of course were always accompanied by fresh, hot Irish soda bread. Secondly, this recipe was inspired by immersing myself in my own heritage. A few summers ago, I had the opportunity to spend two weeks backpacking through Southern and Northern Ireland. While in Ireland, I completed formulating the idea...

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Watch the 2018 Strolling of the Heifers Parade

Watch the 2018 Strolling of the Heifers Parade

Brattleboro Community Television’s broadcast of the Strolling of the Heifers parade, Saturday, June 2!  

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