Take a Bite Out of Homelessness Oct. 19
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Bennington Coalition for the Homeless invites you to "Take a Bite Out of Homelessness" at the Carriage Barn at Park-McCullough House in North Bennington on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m.
Cost is $20 per person. Tickets will be available at the door.
There will be a buffet dinner and desserts, cash bar by JC’s, live music by The BuzzSaw Boys, and a book signing by a author Jed Donovan. Also planned is a silent auction with great gifts and a debt auction.
Help The Coalition pay its bills! Make a donation or make a payment directly to a local business that has helped BCH by providing much needed services and is waiting to be paid.
For more information, call 802-753-7205 or email email@example.com CAT-TV to hold open house Oct. 22
BENNINGTON -- Catamount Access Television,will hold a new members Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m.
During the one hour long event, folks attending will have the opportunity to learn about the organizations history - how and why CAT-TV came into existence, what type of classes are offered, how CAT-TV can help local non-profit groups, how individuals can make their own video shows, how to submit messages to the community bulletin board, learn about the public access channels offered, and many more topics!
Come and meet staff members who will be available to answer questions and give a tour of the facility!
CAT-TV operates the area’s local public, educational and government access channels while providing access and training for local citizens to make use of those channels. People that live, work, or go to school full time in Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury, Pownal and North Bennington can become members for free, while others outside of these areas can become members for a nominal fee. Folks are encouraged to create local programming using the equipment and facilities maintained by CAT-TV which is then shown on three cable access channels, 15, 16 and 17 for the community’s enjoyment and education.
CAT-TV Studio is located at 625 Main St., just to the right of the First Baptist Church and across from Mahar’s Funeral Home.
For more information please contact Darlene Young, OutReach Coordinator at Darlene@catamountaccess.com, or 802-442-8868
Dr. Richter takes over Dr. Macksey’s dental practice
BENNINGTON -- Dr. Thomas Macksey, a local dentist, is retiring from his general dentistry practice in Bennington after nearly 40 years of dental practice. Dr. Dan Richter has taken over the practice as of mid-September. New patients are welcome. Call 447-7682 for an appointment.
Mark Skinner Library announces trustee appointments
MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library Board of Trustees recently welcomed three new members to its ranks.
"We are delighted that Patrick Bernal, Stephen Drunsic, and Martha Heilemann are bringing their considerable talent and expertise to the library board as we work towards the creation of a new 21st century library for Manchester and the surrounding community," announced MSL President Linda Day McKeever.
Patrick Bernal is a partner at the law offices of Witten, Woolmington, Campbell & Bernal, P.C. in Manchester, focusing his practice primarily on litigation and business advice. In January 2012, he moved from New York City to Manchester Village, where he now lives with his wife and two young sons. "I am truly excited to join the Board," said Bernal. "This gives me an opportunity to work with a number of very smart and impressive people, and to give back to the community; I’m excited about both prospects," he added.
Stephen Drunsic is currently employed by Transportation Management Services, which is a railroad management company based out of Manchester with properties in Tennessee. He has been with the organization since 2005 and presently holds the position of vice president of operations and finance. He relocated to Manchester after a ten-year period in New York where he held various positions in the fields of investment banking and technology. His decision to join the board was driven by his desire to contribute to and be part of a civic establishment that is undergoing a very dynamic and positive transformation. Stephen also sits on a number of other private boards as well as contributes his time locally to the Manchester Riverwalk board and the Hunter Park marketing committee.
Martha Heilemann is a certified fund raising executive. Currently, Heilemann serves as the director of philanthropy at Long Trail School. Her 26 years in development have included positions at the Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Bennington Museum, Hildene and United Way of Bennington County. Heilemann has been involved with Manchester Conservation Commission and the Board of Civil Authority and has served as a board member for United Counseling Service and Pine Cobble School as well as several other organizations. According to Heilemann, "It was an honor to be asked to join this active and compassionate board and support the outstanding staff. They have made an important decision to create a vital space for all community members. I hope to share my fundraising knowledge to help transform this dream into reality."
Bernal, Drunsic and Heilemann join board members Pat Bennett, Carol Berry, Tom Deck, Rob Lemonik, Brian Marthage, Rabbi David Novak, Chris Rose and Meg Seff; student representative Abbey Grant; and Executive Director Betsy Bleakie "who have worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to plan the building you see rising on the corner of Rt. 7A and Cemetery Avenue," stated McKeever.
McKeever would also like to remind the Manchester community that Mark Skinner Library board meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Mark Skinner Library: Manchester’s Public Library is located at 48 West Road in Manchester. For more information, contact the library at (802) 362-2607.
New Directions to offer
5 development workshops in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Directions will be hosting five professional development workshops open to the public this fall season. The workshops, held at the Quality Inn on Troy Schenectady Road in Latham, will focus on key development skills needed in the workplace for managers, supervisors and leaders.
Starting on Thursday, Nov. 7, workshop one will be How to Increase Engagement and Accountability in Your Organization. The second workshop, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, will be How to Get Your Ideas Across and Give Better Presentations followed by the third workshop, on Thursday, Nov. 14, entitled, How to Collaborate and Influence Others When Your Position Lacks Authority. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the fourth workshop will be How to Achieve Better Work/Life Balance. The final workshop will be How to Improve In-House Training Results on Thursday, Nov. 21.
Each full-day training session costs $149 per attendee and will be held at the Quality Inn at 611 Troy Schenectady Road in Latham. Workshops will begin at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m.
New Directions, who will provide the trainers for the series, is a global employee development firm having trained for over 29 years in organizations like Alcoa, Coca-Cola, CAP COM FCU, The Vascular Group, Sanofi Pasteur, Delta Faucet, SI Group and the U.S. Navy. Recently, the firm published "Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive" through Author House publishing. The company is also well-known for having published 3 books in the Team-Building Tool Kit series, and having a fourth book with QPC’s Memory Jogger for its work with young professionals. To register or to learn more visit: http://newdirectionsconsulting.com/shop/albany-public-workshops or call 800-730-3631.
Contact: Matthew Harrington, director of business development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-730-3631.