Friday, July 20
Music Friday on Town Office front porch
BENNINGTON -- J.Real, a local DJ, will provide music for those in the downtown Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. on the porch at the Bennington Town Offices on South Street. Organizer Mike Bethel said the music will be sponsored by Doug’s on Main and requests for favorite songs will be accepted. Bethel said he also hopes to organize at least two similar events in August in the downtown. Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include Ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.
Net Impact Dinner open to public
BRATTLEBORO -- Marlboro Grad School’s MBA in Managing for Sustainability Net Impact chapter is holding its annual fundraising dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. at Scott Farm.
Marlboro MBA alum and chef, Tristan Toleno of Entera Artisanal Catering, will prepare the meal using foods from local farms and businesses including Lilac Ridge Farm, Sweet Tree Farm and Red Hen Baking Company. Net Impact -- http://netimpact.org -- is a global community of more than 30,000 changemakers who use their jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems.
This dinner raises funds to support the activities of the Marlboro Net Impact chapter. Costs are $25 for adults, $20 for Net Impact members, and $10 for youngsters. To register for the dinner, visit: http://farmtotablemarlboro. eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Mary Karis at Marlboro College Graduate School: mkaris@gradschool. marlboro.edu.
Route 7 and Kocher Drive intersection road work
BENNINGTON -- The Agency of Transportation will be working on the traffic lights at the intersection of Route 7 and Kocher Drive on Monday and Tuesday, July 23 and 24. The traffic lights will be in their flashing mode. The Bennington County Sheriff’s Department will be directing traffic.
Monday’s work time is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday’s work time is 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Use caution when approaching and driving through this large intersection, and be patient if traffic is stopped. Safety for the workers and deputies is paramount.
Woodford installs a dry hydrant on Beach Road
WOODFORD -- The Bennington Rural Fire Department in conjunction with Woodford Lake Association, on June 21 completed the installation of a dry hydrant on Beach Road in Woodford. The installation of this dry hydrant is part of a comprehensive program to improve fire protection in the rural portions of Woodford.
The Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force through the Northern Vermont Resource Conservation and Development Council provided assistance to Woodford Lake Association and the Fire Department according to James Horrigan, treasurer of the association, who applied for the grant.
The Vermont Legislature approved appropriations to assist communities in installing dry hydrants to improve fire protection in the rural area of Vermont. The Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force with the assistance of the Northern Vermont Resource Conservation and Development Council administers the grant program.
Dry Hydrants are a preferred method of providing water for firefighting in areas where there are no water mains. A dry hydrant consists of a 6 to 8 inch pipe with a fitting to which a pump/tanker can attach. The pipe connects to Woodford Lake, which can supply at least 60,000 gallons of water under drought conditions.
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