Positions available in Woodford

WOODFORD -- The Town of Woodford would like to fill the following elected positions: Auditor (3-year term), Auditor (2-year term), Auditor (single year term), Lister (3-year term), Grand Juror (1-year term), Town Agent (1-year term), elected in March 2014. The Town of Woodford would like to fill the following appointed positions: Secretary to Select Board (term is indefinite), and E-911 Coordinator (term is indefinite). The individual must be a resident and registered voter or able to vote in the Town of Woodford. All vacancies can be appointed by the Selectboard until the next Town Meeting. Please submit a letter of interest.

Furniture bids sought

BENNINGTON -- The State Aeronautical Department is upgrading the furniture at the William H. Morse State Airport in Bennington, and will be taking bids from local furniture stores for the project. Items needed are couches, bagel/breakfast bar, desks, cabinets, overhead storage. Bids are also being accepted for greenery, framework and pictures, and a large screen moniter/display.

For more information, contact William H. Morse State Airport Manager at (802)442-5503 or Darrin.lofton@state.vt.us.

Vermont Center for Independent Living Open House

The VCIL is holding its annual Holiday Open House "It's a Wonderful Life" on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m. Come visit with our staff and learn about our programs and services. Tour our office space and enjoy free refreshments and fun.


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RSVP by Dec. 16 if attending or need to request an interpreter, (802)447-0574 or (802)442-1876. VCIL is located at 601 Main St., Bennington.

CCV offers free business courses

The Community College of Vermont will begin offering free three-credit business courses for the spring 2014 semester. The courses will be offered at the College's Center for Online Learning, and at CCV's Morrisville, Rutland, St. Albans, Upper Valley, and Winooski academic centers. CCV's free business classes are funded through a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative.

The courses are open to all interested business people or community members seeking to gain new skills or to advance current skills. In addition, area businesses may also contract with CCV for a free, college-level supervision course for their employees.

These classes are part of CCV's Applied Business Practices and Digital Marketing programs, which prepare students to work in the fast-paced, rapidly evolving business settings of the 21st century. Students learn current and relevant practices in change management, systems thinking, project management, and financial literacy. Credits earned for the successful completion of these classes can be used toward an associate degree in numerous CCV programs or may be transferable to other accredited institutions.

Check ccv.edu for course listings and locations. Registration is underway for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 21.

Bennington Lions honor veterans

BENNINGTON -- Veterans Clinic Dr. Carol Salazar and Clinic Manager Wendy Ottaviano discussed the programs, activities and registering information for the clinic at the recent Bennington Lions Dinner honoring veterans. Veterans from World War II and The Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars were in attendance and asked a number of questions about the clinic, the Vermont Veterans Home and how they could help other veterans become aware of services offered by the clinic.

BENNINGTON -- Veterans Clinic Dr. Carol Salazar and Clinic Manager Wendy Ottaviano discussed the programs, activities and registering information for the clinic at the recent Bennington Lions Dinner honoring veterans. Veterans from World War II and The Korean, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan wars were in attendance and asked a number of questions about the clinic, the Vermont Veterans Home and how they could help other veterans become aware of services offered by the clinic.

Dollar Skate for Fisher Dec. 22

ARLINGTON --The Fisher Elementary School Parent Teacher Group will host its annual Dollar Skate at Riley Rink on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The cost of admission is $1 for students and $3 for adults. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of skating while supporting a valuable organization that works to support Fisher students, faculty and staff. For more information about Fisher's PTG, contact Fisher Principal Deanne Lacoste at lacosted@bvsu.org or 802-375-6409.

Southern Vermont College SAAC hosting toy drive for BROC

BENNINGTON -- Until December 16, the Southern Vermont College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting a toy drive to benefit BROC Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.

Donations can be dropped off at the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus or at the Yankee One Dollar Store on Northside Drive in Bennington on select dates. New or used toys in good, working condition will be accepted through the 16th and delivered to BROC. Help the Southern Vermont SAAC fill one of the 15-passenger athletics vans with donated items to be given to those less fortunate during the holiday season.

Boxes will also be available at each of the two women's basketball games before the winter break; the Mountaineers play Saturday, December 7 at 1 p. m. against Regis College and again on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p. m. against SUNY at Morrisville.

SVC student-athletes will be collecting donations at the Yankee One Dollar Store Tuesday, Dec. 10, Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 14. Mountaineers will be outside of that location from 1 to 3 p.m. on the weekend dates and 4 to 6 p.m. during the week.

For more information, contact Michael Nosek at 802-447-4672 or mknosek@svc.edu.