Wednesday, Aug. 21
MHS annual picnic date set for August 21
MANCHESTER -- This year the annual picnic of the Manchester Historical Society will be held at the Casablanca Motel located at the north end of Manchester Center. The picnic starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to all, provided that one brings a dish to share for the potluck meal. Following the food and socializing, the program will begin. The history of tourism in Manchester will be reviewed, culminating in a tour of the cabins on the grounds. Early tourists stayed in homes in the village, often for an entire summer.
The families who rented their houses would vacate their homes and stay with relatives for the duration. Hills Auto Camp is an example of an early cabin offering. Hotels, inns, lodges, and motels have been offered to tourists who come to Manchester for our events, shopping and scenery.
For more information, contact Sally at 362-2523 or visit www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org Lecture
on ‘Anna Karenina’
MANCHESTER -- Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning bring Professor Julie Cassiday of Williams College to the Northshire for her lecture, "’Anna Karenina’ Contains All Knowledge," from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Widely hailed as the greatest novel ever written, Leo Tolstoy’s "Anna Karenina" represents the height of literary realism and the culmination of the nineteenth-century novels of adultery. In early drafts, Tolstoy tried to condemn Anna’s decision to break her marriage vows in black and white terms. Yet the final version of Anna Karenina contains a fictional world so vast and so complex that it defies any attempt to occupy a single moral position. This lecture will examine Tolstoy’s masterwork, paying special attention to its historical context. Those interested in reading "Anna Karenina" ahead of time should use the translation by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear, available from Penguin Books in paperback, hardcover, or ebook.
Tickets for this event are $20 and may be purchased online at greenmtnacademy.org or by calling Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820.
Pownal Elementary School District Board
Pownal Elementary Library, 5:30
Agenda: Regular meeting: Public comments; personnel; action items: financial: treasurer’s report for June and July; consent agenda; principal’s report: beginning of the school year, update on facilities, summer projects: update on front door, update on bus cameras; chairman’s report: bus drivers contracts; superintendent/chief financial officer reports; other; FYI - SVSU student enrollment for June, budget status report; executive session for ESP negotiations update.
North Bennington Prudential Committee
North Benington Graded School
NBGS District Building Library, 5:30 p.m.
Agenda: Regular board meeting: Public comments: consent agenda; The Village School/first day; finance: treasurer’s report, July; board chair’s report: update on transitioning, facility update; Shaftsbury School District enrollment and tuition agreement with NBGS District; review tuition requests; executive session if necessary.
BENNINGTON -- In Tuesday’s article, "SVC receives donations with new year in sight," the donation amount was noted incorrectly. Southern Vermont College was given funds totaling $2 million.
Motorcycle group forming at Pownal Legion post
POWNAL -- The American Legion Riders organization is in the process of organizing a motorcycle riders’ group. It will conduct organized rides for the benefit of various charities, as well as other group rides in the area.
Members of the American Legion, Sons of the Legionnaires and the Auxiliary are invited to join. The first meeting will held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at the American Legion Post 90 home on Route 7. For more information, call Paul Leon at 802-681-8141.
First day of school for CCS students
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Cambridge Central School will open its doors for all students on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Thursday will be a regular day of school with regular bus pick-ups, 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 or student with questions regarding school schedules or assignments should contact their respective principal offices. Inquiries in regards to busing should be made to Mr. Sica at 518-677-2653, ext. 1012.
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