Morning Briefing -- Thursday

Thursday November 8, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 8

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 Berkshire Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 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 family fun.

’Hidden Battles’ documentary to be shown

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- At 7 p.m., "Hidden Battles" will be screened at the Greenwich Free Library at 148 Main St. The 2011 documentary follows five veterans (from the Unites States and other countries), as they come to terms with their combat experiences.

After the 65-minute film, John R. Ostwald, a Vietnam era veteran, educator, author and therapist, will lead a discussion. Ostwald co-facilitates War Healing Circles, a support group for veterans and their families. To help defray costs, a small donation ($5) is suggested, but not required. For more information, contact Tracy Frisch, or 518-692-8242.


North Bennington Prudential Committee

North Bennington Graded School Library, 5:15 p.m.

Agenda: Board meeting: 5 to 5:15 p.m., reception recognizing Eva Sutton for her tenure as a Prudential Committee member and chair of the NBGSD ISIS Committee; public comments; draft audit: Bonadio & Co., LLP; presentation: impact of Singapore math resources on math instruction: NBGS staff; discussion of recent special election; financial reports: budget status reports for October, Treasurer’s report for September; preparations for fiscal 2014 budget, Ethel McCullough Scott Trust: authorization to transfer $10,000 from the trust/gift account to the general fund, authorization to transfer a $25,000 gift to The Village School of North Bennington; para-education position: Authorization of SVSU approved new paraprofessional position at NBGS; approval for building use on Nov. 11 for School Community Program to recognize Juliana Centner; consent agenda; committee reports: facilities, policies: #1000 Policy Drafting Committee; chair’s report; other; SVSU student enrollment, Nov. 2012, enrollment projections; executive session for legal and contractual matters.

SVSU Finance Committee

Central Office, conference room, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: Review grant revenue and expenditures: Title I and IIA, neglected and delinquent, 21st Century, school improvement; IDEA - B: regular, pre-school; medicaid: regular, MAC; special education, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Kathy Buck.


Toy collection for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

BENNINGTON -- Resident Tiffany Friend is organizing a special event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. She is collecting new children’s gifts and there are receptacles in local businesses to accept them. She is collecting such new items as crayons, coloring books, games, playing cards, puzzles, DVDS, still-wrapped baby toys, toddler toys and more. No stuffed animals or cloth dolls will be accepted, however. If you wrap the gift, label it as for boy or girl and specify age of the child. Call Friend at 802--6813896 or 802-379-1718 for more information or further instructions.

Dinner dance fundraiser for Natalie Rupprecht

BENNINGTON -- A dinner dance fundraiser for Natalie Rupprecht, 3, who has Acute Lymphoblastic Luekemia, known as ALL.

She is receiving treatments at Albany Medical Center. The dinner dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the American Legion, 225 Northside Drive. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.; the price will be $20 per person. The menu will include: Swiss chicken, baked potato, green beans, roll, coffee and dessert. There will be a cash bar from 7 to 9 p.m. and dancing with DJ Denny Kendall. Also featured will be a Chinese auction and raffles.


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