Morning Briefing -- Tuesday

Tuesday October 2, 2012

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Bennington Lions Board meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions Club will hold its October Board of Directors meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the TD Bank Conference Room. The plans for the club's upcoming Harvest

Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the First Baptist Church in Bennington will be finalized and all members are welcome at this meeting. Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Help Weight Group weigh-in will be held at 4:30 p.m.; meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp. A trip to Saratoga Apple and Golden Corral from run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Story hours at library

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Free Library holds story hours geared towards the younger crowd on Tuesdays.

"Baby Rhyme Tyme" for infants 4 months to 18 months will be held upstairs in the Rotary meeting room from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Use the night entrance next to the book drop.

"Story Rhythms," an active story hour for children 18 months to 36 months, will also be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. upstairs in the Rotary meeting room. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.


Woodford School Board

Woodford Hollow School, 4:30 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: Public comments; consent agenda: Minutes: Sept. 4; warrants; nominations: Gary Lamoureaux, long-term substitute; finance/facilities: treasurer's report: August, budget status report; policies; warning and approvals: #6148 Internet Use, #5100 Screening, #5140 Communicable Diseases, #5185 Anaphylaxis; policy drafting: Woodford tuition policy: Admission of Non-Resident Tuition Students; principal's report; superintendent's report; continued discussion: SVSU goals, mission, and student expectations; chairman's report: waiver for alternate members to SVSU Board; other; executive session for personnel.

Pownal Planning Commission

Town Office, Pownal, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of regular meeting minutes of Sept. 18; mail; guest; public comments; other business: ZA monthly log, Town Plan work.


Benefit for Lorette family

BENNINGTON -- A benefit dinner for the Lorette family will be held at American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, Friday, on Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The menu will be spaghetti and meatballs and tossed salad. There will be a live band and raffles. The price is $10 per person, children 5 and under $5.

Workshop: ‘Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning'

EAST ARLINGTON -- The Federated Church of East Arlington is sponsoring a free workshop titled, "Simple Wills and Basic Estate Planning" Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. The presenter will be local attorney Peter Lawrence from Barr, Sternberg, Moss, Lawrence & Silver. The session will focus on important issues to consider in drafting a will and making arrangements for what happens with resources upon death. For more information, phone 802-375-2548 or e-mail at

Winners of Shaftsbury's Colonial Day contest

SHAFTSBURY -- Winners of the Shaftsbury Colonial Day Celebration Baked Apple Pie Contest are: First Place, Claire Paquin; Second Place, Faith Bollhardt; Third Place, Mary Gronning; Honorable Mention, George Bruneau and Mitch Race. Any questions, contact Faith Bollhardt at 802-442-2069.

Quarterly water and sewer bills are due

BENNINGTON -- All quarterly water and sewer bills are due Friday, Oct. 5. Payments may be made by personal check, bank check, money order or cash at the Town Offices at 205 South St. The office is open Monday through Friday and accepts payments between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a stamped receipt, bring both portions of the bill.

If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number at the top of your bill (Official Payments). Any questions or concerns, call 442-1037.

Bennington Hazardous Waste Day

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

Legislative candidate forum

BENNINGTON -- The six candidates for State Representative from Bennington Districts 2-1 and 2-2 have been invited to take part in a Candidate Forum at the Bennington Fire House, 130 River St., third floor, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. The forum, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, will be cablecast by CAT-TV.

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