Morning Briefing

Wednesday, Feb. 5

Community Yoga

BENNINGTON - Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph.D RYT, every Wednesday evening at The Bennington School, 192 Fairview St., from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Fabric and More group

ARLINGTON - If you are a beginner, expert, or just interested in knitting, crocheting, beading, felting or any related fabric craft, come to the new "Fabric and More" group offered at the Martha Canfield Library.

This informal, drop-in group will meet in the library's Community Room the first and second Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m., with the first meeting scheduled for Feb. 5. No fee or registration required. Drop in and finish a project, start a new hobby, and learn from friends.

The Martha Canfield Library is located at 528 East Arlington Road., across from the high school. Call Tricia Dudley at 802-375-2219 for more information.

Feb. 5 lecture canceled

MANCHESTER - The talk that had been scheduled for the evening of Feb. 5 by Philosophy scholar Susanne Claxton on how self-examination contributes to a richer life has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 4, due to an anticipated snowstorm.

For more information about her talk, "The Examined Life," or the lecture series, call 802-262-2626.

The Manchester series is hosted by the Mark Skinner Library.

Young Women's Softball sign-ups

BENNINGTON - Bennington Young Women's Softball 2014 softball sign-ups are for all girls ages 6 to 12 as of Jan. 1, at the Bennington Fire House on River Street on Feb. 5 and 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fees are $40 for one child, $65 for two children in the same family, and $85 for three children in the same family. Call Danielle Simmons at 518-423-1241 for more information.

Meetings

Pownal Development Review Board

Pownal Town Office, 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Approval of Feb. 5 Agenda 2. Approval of Continuance of Public Hearing Minutes of Jan. 15 re: Frey, Permit #NB120023 3. Approval of Special Meeting Minutes of Jan. 15 4. Approval of Continuance of Public Hearing Minutes of Jan. 15 re: TAM Inc., Permit #NB130031 5. Approval of Site Visit Minutes of Jan. 18 re: TAM Inc., Permit #NB130032 6. Approval of 2 continuance of Public Hearing Minutes of Jan. 29 re: TAM Inc., Permit #NB130032 7: Approval of Finding of Facts of Jan. 29 re: Tam In., Permit #NB130032 8. Mail 9. Other Business 10. Public Comments 11. Guests.

Bennington School District Board

Monument Elementary Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Presentation (none) 2. Task List from last meeting 3. Citizens' Comments 4. Financial Report A. Treasurer's Report, January 5. Personnel 6. Consent Agenda 7. Educational Matters A. Regular Education 1. School Effectiveness Work, Continued a. Green Mountain Star b. SWIFT c. Trauma Sensitive Schools B. Special Education 1. Responding to Changes in Special Educational Population and Programming for FY15 8. Policies A. #5003 Prevention of Bullying of Students by other students ADOPT 9. Old Business 10. Committee/Board Meeting Reports A. FSAC B. SVSU Technology Committee C. Teacher Negotiation Status 11. Chair's Report 12. Superintendent's Report A. SVSU Legislative Breakfast, Feb. 3 B. Timeline for 2014-15 Student Enrollment Projections 13. Other 14. FYI A. SVSU Student Enrollment for Feb. B. Budget Status Report C. Attendance Report for First Trimester 15. Task List Review for this meeting 16. Adjourn by 9 p.m. Executive session if necessary.

Announcements

Still time to volunteer for PAVE

BENNINGTON - There is still time to register to volunteer for the PAVE crisis hotline. Training is will begin the week of February 17.

Volunteers are an integral part of PAVE, and become part of a valuable community-wide support system that promotes and helps create positive outcomes for individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence.

Please join our team of dedicated volunteer advocates. Call Nancy at PAVE at 802-442-2370 for additional information and an application. If we are serious about ending all types of physical and sexual violence, it is up to us to do something. We can make a difference.