Morning Briefing - Thursday

Thursday October 11, 2012

Thursday, Oct. 11

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; and a trip to the Wilton Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bennington Free Clinic

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, who would otherwise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and good family fun.

Public Lectures on Gnosis

BENNINGTON -- There will be two public introductory classes on gnosis and meditation on Thursdays Oct. 11 and 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Karma Cat Yoga Studio, 469 Main St. The classes are free and open to the public, and include a meditation structured for all levels.

Donations to cover expenses are welcome. Both lectures start at 8 p.m. For more information, email


Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Special meeting for the purpose of opening bids for repair of the Pownal fire pond parameters (RFP) located on School House Road.

Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of minutes 9/13; 9/27 special; warrants; mail; road foreman’s monthly board meeting; old business; new business: Jim Sullivan, BCRC re: energy audit for town buildings, Barbara Roan re: Shires of Vermont byway designation.

North Bennington Prudential Committee

North Bennington Graded School Library, moving to gymnasium if necessary, 7 p.m.

Special Board meeting

Agenda: Forum called to order: Introduction of Prudential Committee and guests -- representatives from the Village School of North Bennington Board of Trustees, overview of the format: Ray Mullineaux; brief presentation of where we are to date: Tom Martin; question and answer time.


Gubernatorial debate tonight

BENNINGTON -- A gubernatorial debate will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Firehouse. The debate will be covered by CAT-TV.

Bennington Hazardous Waste Day

BENNINGTON -- Town of Bennington Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bennington Transfer Station, Houghton Lane. Free to the residents of Bennington and Woodford. For more information call 802-442-1037.

Twitchell Hill Road work

SHAFTSBURY -- Twitchell Hill Road pavement reclamation is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday Oct. 15-16. Paving will occur the week of Oct. 22 (weather permitting). Anticipate lane closures. Be alert for flaggers and detour notices as required. For information, contact Terry Stacy, road foreman, 442-9838.

Day of Community Service in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School and Middle School will host its annual Day of Community Service to assist Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland residents and organizations with a variety of projects. On Friday, Oct. 19, students will volunteer their time and talents to help local community members with raking leaves, hanging storm windows, painting fences -- whatever the request may be. An AMHS adult will be assigned to each worksite.

Arlington Principal Kerry Csizmesia believes students should understand the importance of volunteerism and contributing to society. "School-wide service days are important, because they provide an opportunity for our students to give back to a community that has supported them in numerous ways. It’s great to have faculty and staff working alongside students--all with the goal of helping neighbors."

Individuals and organizations interested in having student volunteers should complete an AMHS Day of Service Work Request sheet and return it to the school. Work request sheets can be found on the school’s website, On the site, select "Arlington Memorial High School." In the grey box on the left is a link for the 2012 Volunteer Request Forms.

The deadline for requesting volunteers is Friday, Oct.12. The rain date for the Day of Service is Monday, Oct. 22. For more information or if you would like a Day of Service Work Request form mailed to you, call Student Council Advisor Kathy Corey at 375-2589.

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