Wednesday, Sept. 5
Battenkill Grange meeting
ARLINGTON -- Battenkill Grange will meet at 7 p.m. for election of officers and planning the breakfast on Sept. 16. Bring an item for the Arlington Food Shelf. Cambridge Central School announces opening
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Cambridge Central School will open its doors for all students on Sept. 5. This will be a regular day of school with regular bus pickups, breakfast, and lunch programs.
As a reminder to all parents, cars are not allowed in the bus circle in the mornings or afternoons. Drop-offs for secondary students can still be made at the science wing entrance, while elementary drop-offs are continuing at the cafeteria entrance in the rear of the school.
Any parent/student with questions regarding school schedules/assignments should contact their respective principal offices. Inquiries in regards to busing should be made to Mr. Sica at 518-677-2653, ext. 1012.
Moose Lodge bingo
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Moose Lodge hosts bingo every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food will be available. There will be a $500 "Red Special."
At the Senior Center
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a visit from Vermont Associates from 9:30 a.m. to noon; a block party at 11:30 a.m., $5 per person. Also, Zumba Gold will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., Call the center to sign up at 802-442-1052.
Wilmington Farmers’ Market to Open
WILMINGTON -- From 3 to 6 p.m. vendors can sell their wares of home-grown, home-made or hand-crafted items at the Wilmington Antique and Flea Market property.
The farmers’ market will run for seven consecutive Wednesdays, ending the season on Oct. 17. There will be no charge to area participants. All vendors are asked to arrive an hour prior to the 3 p.m. opening to set up their sale items. For further questions or comments, contact Sally Gore evenings, 802-464-3345.
Belly Dancing workshop
MANCHESTER -- Learn the art of belly dancing during a special workshop at the Mark Skinner Library at 7 p.m. Julz Irion and Bethany Perron, members of Bennington Beledi Tribal Bellydance, will teach the fundamentals of the dance form.
BBTB encompasses the locally acclaimed Sahidi Sisters, who perform at a professional level, and Sisters of the Shawl, a troupe comprised of aspiring students as well as professional dancers.
The workshop is free and open to the public. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road in Manchester. Exercise clothing is recommended. Call 802-362-2607 to reserve a space.
Pownal Development Review Board
Town Office, 6 p.m.
Agenda: Approval of Sept. 5 agenda; approval of regular meeting minutes of Aug.1; approval of public hearing minutes of Aug. 15 re: NB120021 Melville; approval of finding of facts of Aug. 15 re: NB 120021 Melville; mail; other business.
Street cosed for Plein Air event
NORTH BENNINGTON -- On Saturday, Sept. 8, from 3:15 until 5:30, Sage Street will be closed to traffic. Plein Air Vermont’s "Quick Draw" paintings will be judged and viewed during this time. Public is encouraged to attend.
Dewey Street entrance for SVMC to be closed
BENNINGTON -- Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will be doing a campus improvement project over the next few weekends that will temporarily close the hospital’s Dewey Street entrance and alter traffic patterns on campus. SVMC will be paving their driveway from the Dewey Street entrance up to an area past the Toolan Building from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9 and Sept. 15 and 16. Traffic may also be affected the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23 if work is still being completed.
Patients, visitors, and employees are asked to use the entrance on Monument Avenue for access to the SVMC campus during the hours above.
In addition, the following parking lots will be unavailable for parking from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 through 9; Sept. 14 through 16; and possibly Sept. 21 through 23: the Medical Staff/Renal Services parking lot on the east side of the campus by the flag pole; the parking lot closest to United Counseling Services; the small parking lot below the mobile MRI unit; and the lots available for parking in front of and on the side of the Toolan Building.
The Bennington Police Department will be on hand to direct traffic and offer assistance. SVMC will post updates on the status of the project and the availability of the Dewey Street entrance on its Facebook page.
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