Morning Briefing -- Thursday

Thursday July 11, 2013

Thursday, July 11

International Piano Camp

BENNINGTON -- Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp will hold free to the public piano concerts at the Bennington Center for the Arts (Route 9, 44 Gypsy Lane) at 6 p.m. on Thursdays: July 11, 18 and 25. Pieces are performed by students, 7 to 16, followed by a reception. For more information, contact 802-442-9197. Hoosick Dems hold chicken barbecue

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Town of Hoosick Democratic Party will host a chicken barbecue from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Polish Hall.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy some slow-cooked barbecued chicken with potato salad, coleslaw, dessert and cold beverages.

Meet this year’s candidates for town and county office. The candidates are Mark Surdam for town supervisor, Dave Sutton and Michael Hickey for town council, William Shiland III for highway superintendent, Tom Restino for town justice and Sue Stradinger for town clerk. County candidates are Ben Patten and Jackie Elacqua, for Rensselaer County Legislature from District 5, representing the towns of Berlin, Grafton, Hoosick, Petersburgh and Stephentown. Josh Sabo is a candidate for surrogate court judge.

Tickets are on sale at Thorpe’s Pharmacy or from Jim Monahan, Kevin O’Malley 518-686-9460, Maggie Casey, Mark Surdam 518-686-0745, or Bob Ryan at 518-686-4857 and at the Polish Hall. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $12.

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 the health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Peace and Justice Center July meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center will hold its July meeting on Thursday, July 11, at the CAT TV Headqarters. 625 Main St. at 6::15 p.m., with a potluck dinner followed by the business agenda at 7 p.m. The raffle drawing for the winner of the hammock from Nicaragua taken at Mayfest will be made on CAT TV. All are invited to attend.

Five-hour prelicensing class

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor the prelicensing course at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Hoosick Falls Health Center), on Danforth Street, beginning at 3:30 p.m. promptly.

This program requires a pre-registration fee of $40 payable to NENY Safety and a valid New York driver’s permit. Successful completion of this class, which includes passing a test, provides the student with the necessary paperwork (MV278) to take the New York driver’s test and is valid for one year. You must pre-register at 518-686-4854.

Pownal Legion bingo

POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. There will be two progressive games. Snack bar will be available.

Health lecture

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- A health lecture will be held at 14 Ashland St. at 6:30 p.m.

The discussion will be about the connection between nutrition and our health and the benefits of cleansing your body. Healthy refreshments will be served. For more information, email or cal 413-329-4710.

Talk: ‘Wiggly worms and fly fishing’

MANCHESTER -- Anglers of all ages will fall hook, line and sinker when Tom Deck visits the Mark Skinner Library to tell us all about wiggly worms and fly fishing. Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. for the details at this fun family event.

Free program, open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, call the library at 362-2607.


SVRTSD Strategic Planning Committee

CDC conference room, 3:30 p.m.

Agenda: Approval of June 10, 2013 Committee Minutes; Summary of the Strategic Planning Committee’s Vision for the CDC for the coming year; Format for input of faculty/staff and RGB on their vision for the CDC for the coming year; Format for input from students, parents and stakeholders in the community on their vision for the CDC for the coming year; 0ther.

Pownal Select Board

Pownal Town Office

Regular Meeting, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda Approval, Approval of Minutes; Warrants; Mail;

Road Foreman’s Monthly Board Meeting; OLD BUSINESS: Mike Batcher, BCRC RE: Pownal Mitigation Plan, FY13 General Fund Budget Adjustments; NEW BUSINESS: Resident concerns RE: VT I MAC Event scheduled at the Southern Vermont Energy Park; Legal: Tax Appeal, Super Fund Site Easements.


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