Wednesday October 3, 2012

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Moose Lodge bingo

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held at the Bennington Moose Lodge 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 for Wednesday, will include a visit from Vermont Associates deom 9:30 a.m. to noon. The Movie from 1 to 3 will be "Grumpy Old Men." Zumba Gold will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Pre-school story hour

BENNINGTON -- A pre-school story hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for children 3 to 5 upstairs in the Rotary Meeting Room at Bennington Free Library. Children will explore the world of literature through stories, songs, movement, math, science and art. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 442-9051.

Workshop: ‘Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning’

EAST ARLINGTON -- The Federated Church of East Arlington is sponsoring a free workshop titled, "Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning" Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. The presenter will be local attorney Peter Lawrence from Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence & Silver. The session will focus on important issues to consider in drafting a will and making arrangements for what happens with resources upon death. For more information, phone 802-375-2548 or e-mail at ksclark58@yahoo.com.

Battenkill Grange meets

ARLINGTON -- Battenkill Grange will meet at 7 p.m. This will be a planning meeting for programs for the next two years. The Oct. 21 breakfast also will be planned. Refreshments will be served.

Lecture on the work of Willa Cather

MANCHESTER -- Amherst College professor Michele Barale will explore the work of novelist Willa Cather in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester. Her talk, "Willa Cather’s Prairie Landscapes," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public.

Meeting

Pownal Development Review Board

Town Office, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Approval of Oct. 3 agenda; approval of regular meeting minutes of Sept. 5; approval of preliminary public hearing minutes of Sept. 19 re: #NB120023 Frey; mail; other business; public hearing #NB120025 (Trust of H&C Randall and Robert Sperber and Maggie Randall) to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Bennington School District Board

Central Office Conference Room, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Abbreviated meeting and work session citizens comments; Act 62 status: Karen Burnell; consent agenda; SVSU goals; SVSU request: values, mission, and student expectations; Policies: #5100 Screening, #5140 Communicable Diseases, #5185 Anaphylaxis; work session; facilities and school configurations: discussion: short- and long-term solutions; executive session for personnel and contracts.

Announcements

Oct. 7 senior breakfast canceled

BENNINGTON -- VFW Post 1332, senior breakfast has been canceled for this Sunday, Oct. 7.

Town offices closed

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Town Offices will be closed in observance of Columbus Day and will reopen Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 a.m.

Workshop: ‘Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning’

EAST ARLINGTON -- The Federated Church of East Arlington is sponsoring a free workshop titled, "Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning" Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. The presenter will be local attorney Peter Lawrence from Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence & Silver. The session will focus on important issues to consider in drafting a will and making arrangements for what happens with resources upon death. For more information, phone 802-375-2548 or e-mail at ksclark58@yahoo.com.

Household hazardous waste collection

SHAFTSBURY -- On Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a free household hazardous waste collection for Shaftsbury, Pownal, Stamford residents at Shaftsbury Transfer Station, 526 North Road; Free Tire day 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Shaftsbury only; Limit is 4 rimless tires per household). Access permits not required; donations encouraged.

Warren and Carol-Ann Roaf win PAVE quilt raffle

BE NNINGTON -- Warren and Carol-Ann Roaf are the winners of Project Against Violent Encounters quilt raffle. The quilt commemorates the Bennington Bicentennial, 1791-1991, with a very patriotic theme of stars and stripes covering the front, and Vermont state shields on a field of solid yellow, bordered by dark blue on the reverse. The quilt was presented to PAVE by local, well-known community advocate, Anita Bellin. Funds were raised to support PAVE’s advocacy, supervised visitation, and outreach programs for domestic and sexual abuse survivors.

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