Morning Briefing for August 26


Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Story time at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child; it will be lots of fun for both of you.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

SudSSpirit Bereavement support group meeting

BENNINGTON -- SudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

The group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required and it is free.

For more information, a brochure or current newsletter, please call 802-441-5562 or email or find us on Facebook.

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- Weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one, every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street.

For more information call VNA & Hospice of SVHC at 802-442-5502.

Support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous meets at Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.

Meditation for Everyone

BENNINGTON -- Meditation has been practiced for millennia, and is a way for the mind to begin to know itself. This knowing moves us towards freedom, self-acceptance, kindness and compassion. Our hearts become more open. We move towards happiness. Please join us Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m. at The Bennington Free Library. $1 requested contribution if possible.

Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, please bring one. Sessions facilitated by: Randy Anselmo, Maggie Bernstein, John Hearst, Natasha Judson, Eve Pearce and Jane Schaeffer. For more info call 802-447-0393 or contact jane.schaeffer

Families Together Caregiver gathering

BENNINGTON -- Are you caring for a loved one? We know it can be difficult. Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service, partners with families to share information and problem solve to make caregiving for a loved one easier.

Families Together meets at BPI on t he last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public and next meets on Aug. 26.

Bennington Project Independence is located in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building at 614 Harwood Hill. For more information on the services available at Bennington Project Independence, or to schedule a complimentary visit or tour, please contact us at 802-442-8136 or You may also visit us online at

Primary election date

MONTPELIER -- Secretary of State Jim Condos would like to remind all Vermonters about the importance of voting. Please see the important upcoming deadlines below:

Primary Election: The 2014 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26. All polls in Vermont open between 5 and 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. To locate your polling place, please visit the Secretary of State's website at: elections/voters.aspx.

Voter Registration Deadline: To vote in the Primary Election, the deadline for voter registration is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Early and Absentee Voting: Any registered voter may request a ballot from their town clerk, whether in person, by phone or by mail. All early and absentee ballot requests must be submitted by 5 p.m. or close of the town clerk's office on the day before Election Day, which is Monday, Aug. 25.

"As always, I urge all Vermonters to remember to take the opportunity to vote -- by early ballot or at the polls on Aug. 26. Your Vote is your Voice!" added Condos.


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