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Saturday Coffeehouse 7 PM

Saturday May 6th

Jonathan “Doc” Kaplan & Carol Hausner capture the essence of the traditional, roots, and original music they perform. Strong and enduring vocals and harmonies combined with great musicianship blend together to create their unique sound. Carol Hausner’s passions are traditional and contemporary bluegrass and roots music. An expressive and award-winning songwriter, her vocals, harmonies, rhythm guitar and mandolin playing are both strong and heartfelt, completing the group’s intricate sound. “Doc” Kaplan, though classically trained, loves the Blues and the Grateful Dead and has been playing both for many years. His joyful keyboard playing and resonant vocals provide a solid base upon which the group builds their savory sound.

An open mic session will follow their performance.

The performance is free, although a $5 donation is suggested to support the performers.

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Posted by on 3 May 2023 in News


Strengthening 21st Century Democracy in Peacham Part 2

The Peacham Library will host the second workshop on “Strengthening 21st Century Democracy in Peacham”, led by award-winning author, educator, and facilitator Susan Clark. These sessions explore the democratic engagement and processes in Peacham, specifically with a focus on town meeting.

The second session will take place on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Peacham Elementary School and is free of charge.

The session in April included a presentation of data and trends on democratic engagement at the state and local level, followed by a facilitated “polarities navigation”, which led to a set of shared community values.

In May, the results of the the Assessment Survey will be revealed and participants will work towards identifying and prioritizing action steps based on values identified at the April session.

ALL residents of Peacham are welcomed to participate, even if they did not attend the April session or do not regularly participate at town meeting. Refreshments will be provided.

Susan Clark is the author of “Slow Democracy: Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home”, and coauthor of “All Those in Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community”. She consults with communities across the northeast about how to build inclusive, deliberative, and empowered community engagement.

Her democratic activism has earned her the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State’s Enduring Democracy Award. She also serves as Town Moderator of Middlesex, Vermont. Clark is currently piloting community engagement sessions like the one to take place in Peacham in collaboration with the UVM Center for Research on Vermont.

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Posted by on 29 April 2023 in Events, News


Interested in strengthening democracy and community in Peacham? 

Please fill out this survey and share your input by April 25. 

The link to the online version is here:

On April 11, 2023, Peacham launched a two-part “Strengthening 21st Century Democracy in Peacham” presentation and discussion, led by professional facilitators Susan Clark and Rebecca Sanborn Stone. The first event focused on what strong local democracy looks like in Peacham.

The second event (May 2), will focus on brainstorming and prioritizing ideas to make it stronger. In between the workshops, we invite all Peacham community members to take this survey and help assess where local democracy is already strong and where there are priorities for growth. Susan Clark and Rebecca Sanborn Stone will tabulate the results and will share results in the May 2 workshop and use them to prioritize and shape action ideas.

The survey takes about 15 minutes plus any comments you want to add. Take the survey yourself and please encourage others to do so. The more who take the survey, the more valid the results will be. 

The paper version is available at Peacham Library and the Town Office, and the link to the online version is here:

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Posted by on 20 April 2023 in News