Morning Briefing -- Tuesday

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Bennington Lions December Board meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its December Board of Directors meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. in the TD Bank conference room. Plans for the annual Christmas Party for the Visually Impaired and the Hearing Handicapped will be finalized.

All members are welcome to attend. Parents grief support group

BENNINGTON -- A grief support group for parents living with the loss of a (any age) child is held the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St. The next meeting is Nov. 6. This group is free of charge and always respects confidentiality. No prior registration required. For information, contact Beth Newman at 802-688-4557.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesday’sat 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

At the Senior Center

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 from 4:30 to 4:55 p.m. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp. There will be a trip to the Berkshire Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community event on health strategies

BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- The Alzheimer’s, Stroke & Parkinson’s group at the The Better Living

Center located at the Buskirk Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, 2176 West

Hoosick Road will from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. host a program offering natural strategies to conquer disease, cut medical costs, increase longevity, and more. Free.

For more information, call 518-686-4524. Light supper provided.


Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility, 3rd floor, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Minutes; interested persons; appeal rights - reading of witness’ oath; disclosure of ex parte communications and conflicts of interest; George Krawczyk, 457 Main St.: the applicant is seeking design plan approval for replacement windows at 457 Main St.; Bill and Marguerite Lyons, Bennington Coalition for the Homeless, 250 North St.: the applicants are seeking development plan approval for a 12-bed shelter home at 250 North St.; other business.

Pownal Planning Commission

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of regular meeting minutes of Nov. 20; mail; guest; public comments; other business: ZA monthly log; survey status.

Cambridge Central School District Board

District Office conference room, 58 South Park St., 6 to 8 p.m.

Agenda: Will meet as a committee of the whole for policy review on Dec. 4 and 18.

Woodford School District Board

Woodford Hollow School, 3:30 p.m.

Agenda: Special meeting: public comments; finance/facilities: fiscal 2014 budget work session, treasurer’s report: October, budget status report, maintenance and repair actions: report by Rick Pembroke and Sandy Foster, budget work session: grant reductions and shifting, special education; consent agenda: minutes: Nov. 6, warrants, nominations: Gary Grogan, paraprofessional; policies: tuition policy: continued discussion; principal’s report; superintendent’s report; chair’s report; other; student enrollment for December, 2012; executive session for personnel and/or legal matters if necessary.

Manchester School District

Elementary Middle School District Office conference room at 58 South Park St., 10 a.m.

Agenda: Public comment; approval of Nov. 6 meeting minutes; report of the superintendent of schools: tuition requests for 2012-2013, adopt financial management policy, adopt acceptable student use of information policy, adopt prevention of bullying of students policy, review budget, substitute hourly rate, information from governor re: district spending indicators; report of the principal: MEMS tuition request; appointments/resignations: hiring update; other business.


Church-based opportunity in Bennington for choral singers

OLD BENNINGTON -- Chorally inclined individuals are invited to consider singing with the Choir of the First Congregational Church (The Old First Church).

Under the direction of Charles Olegar, whose career now comprises more than four decades as a professional church musician, the Choir of the Old First Church is dedicated to providing outstanding choral music and dynamic musical leadership each Sunday morning and on special occasions.

Rehearsals are weekly, on Wednesdays, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church Barn, One Monument Circle (near the Monument) in Old Bennington. Each Sunday morning the choir warms up at the church at 10:30 a.m., for an 11 a.m. service.

The most typical way of coming aboard the Old First Church Choir is by expressing interest to Music Director Charles Olegar, either personally after a service or by e-mail (contact information is available through the church office, 802-447-1223).

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