Cynthia - Click to enlarge Edition #33, 12 January 2009

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Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro can be found along Interstate 91 in southeastern Vermont. The town was founded in 1724, and was chartered as a city in late 1753. Brattleboro is bordered on the east by the Connecticut River, the dividing line between Vermont and New Hampshire. A little bit of history was made in 1846 when the Brattleboro postmaster issued the first postage stamps used in the US. Here is a map of Brattleboro.

Don't worry about driving around town, ride the BeeLine! The BeeLine buses can take you throughout Brattleboro, and there are a few stops across the border in Hinsdale, NH as well.

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is located at 10 Vernon Street. Current exhibits include, "As Others See Us: The Contemporary Portrait". This exhibit and more can be viewed through February 22nd. Connecticut River at Brattleboro, VT

Offering a wide variety of programs, the Brattleboro Music Center has something for everyone. On January 16-18, the Brattleboro Concert Choir presents a towering work from the Slavonic liturgical literature, the "All-Night Vigil of Alexander Gretchaninoff". On January 25th, The Windham Orchestra presents "Listen Local" featuring new works by local composers.

If you are planning a summer visit to Brattleboro, note that the swimming is excellent all along the West River off of Route 30. So grab your swimsuit and towel, and do some nice splashing around!

In its "Best of the Valley" Reader's Poll, the Valley Advocate named downtown Brattleboro the number one tourist spot in southern Vermont. They compared downtown Brattleboro to a piņata stating, "There's a lot tucked inside it."

The Brattleboro area is an excellent place to go Hiking and Biking. Trails can be found at every skill level, and both on-road and mountain bike trails are available. Note that there is a small fee of $2.50 or less for a few of the hiking trails.

At the end of the day, make your way to Peter Havens Restaurant at 32 Elliot Street. Here you will find casual dining, warm surroundings, and light jazz playing in the background. The restaurant features a continental menu, with a seafood emphasis. Sounds like my kind of place. Peter Havens is open for dinner on Tuesday through Saturday, and reservations are recommended.

Located at 254 Marlboro Road (Route 9), The New England House restaurant offers classic and creative New England food. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, so relax and enjoy your evening. Start your meal with the unique "Vampire Chaser" appetizer. Then, try the Ribeye steak, the Four Cheese Ravioli, or the Coconut Fried Shrimp dinner. You will not leave hungry!

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