Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Tuesday, July 8

Native pollinator

walk and talk at Hildene

MANCHESTER -- On Tuesday, July 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Hildene will host a "Native Pollinator Walk and Talk: Field Identification and Habitat Enhancement" with organic farmer, John Hayden, of The Farm Between. Program participants will explore Hildene’s fields and gardens to discover the local native pollinators, learn about the perils they face and how to enhance their habitats in gardens.

The Native Pollinator Walk and Talk: Field Identification and Habitat Enhancement is one in a series of six free programs being offered by the "Pollinator Awareness Initiative," a collaboration between Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home; Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, West Brattleboro; and Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, West Marlboro.

To see the complete list of pollinator programs from June 14 through Aug. 9, contact the participating organizations directly or visit

Hildene’s program on July 8 with John Hayden will take place rain or shine. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. To register, call Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email Bingo Tuesdays

at Bennington Moose

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Storytime at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will hold a storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs will be offered. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child; it will be lots of fun for both of you.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one is held every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street. For more information call VNA & Hospice of SVHC at 802-442-5502.

Support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous meets at Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Playgroup for toddlers and parents

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Child Advocacy Center is sponsoring a play and education group for children 2 to 5 and their parent/guardian. The activities include: fine motor skill activities, music, story time, social skills activities, snack time, and free play. The group meets each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Schools Out Children’s Center at 901 Main St. Call 802-442-5107 for more information.

Taconic Community Grange No. 491 meeting

SHAFTSBURY -- Taconic Community Grange No. 491meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Grange Road, next to the Shaftsbury Head Start building. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.

Sustainability study group

BENNINGTON -- A study group exploring alternative strategies for building an economy based on values of solidarity, cooperation and sustainability will begin meeting this Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse at 108 School St., at 7 p.m. Interested community members are invited to participate.

The study group will meet on the second Tuesday of every month. At the first meeting the group will watch a new video about worker-owned cooperatives and discuss whether and how they would work here.


North Bennington

Prudential Committe

North Bennington Graded School Board Meeting

North Bennington Graded School Facility Library at noon.

Agenda: 1. Public Comments 2. Tax Anticipation Note 3. Warn amendment to Tuition Payment Policy to allow kindergarten tuition for district 5 year olds per Vermont State Statute eligibility window 4. Other.


Bennington town project list

BENNINGTON -- Water crews will be replacing water services on Safford Street between Main Street and Gage Street. Most of this work will require that Safford Street will be closed to through traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Signs will be posted off Safford Street at Main Street, Scott Street, Gage Street, and Coolidge Avenue for detours.

On Friday, water department crews will be painting and making repairs on fire hydrants. Workers and equipment will be working at the edge of the traveled portion of the roadway. Uuse caution when approaching these worksites.

On Monday, wastewater crews will be rebuilding a manhole on Hillside Street in North Bennington. Use caution when approaching. Tuesday through Thursday, wastewater crews will be making manhole assessments and rebuilds on Safford and Silver Street.

All next week, highway crews will finish the Silver Street sidewalk project; the street will be closed to through traffic. Highway crews will finish road painting. Crews will be trimming brush.

Wednesday through Friday, a highway crew will be working on the shoulders of Crescent Boulevard; one lane of traffic will remain open.

Summer camps at VAE

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Arts Exchange will offer the following summer camps for kids throughout the month of July. All campers should dress appropriately. Art camp can get messy from time to time, to play clothes or a smock is a good idea. Weather permitted, they will be taking a short lunch/swim break midday. Everyone will need to bring a bag lunch, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen and water shoes if you have them. Feel free to call with any questions, 802-442-5549.

* Learn to Draw Absolutely Anything, ages 8-14: July 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Open Studio/Clay Combo Camp, ages 8-14: July 7-11 and July 14-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Paintapalooza, ages 4-8: July 14-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* The Final Frontier, ages 4-8: July 21-25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trip to the Fair

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Join the Hoosick Falls Central School Jazz Band on a trip to the NYS Fair on August 27. For $40 per person, you will receive a round-trip chartered bus seat, driver gratuity, and pass into the Fair. There are many free concerts and entertainment to see while at the Fair. The Jazz Band will be playing at 2 p.m. in the Empire Theater, located inside the Art & Home Center, as well as playing in the hometown parade, which starts at 6 p.m.

If you sign up to be a jazz band "groupie" you will save on gas, tolls, parking fees and just be a part of the group. The bus will leave HFCS at 7:45 a.m. and will arrive back by 11 p.m.

Call Joyce Brewer at 518-258-5772 or email at to reserve your seat by August 13.

Hoosick Falls Girls daycamp

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- On July 28, the Hoosac School’s Acitivity/Sports Field will turn in to a week of outdoor carnival fun camp for all Hoosick Falls Girls grades 1-6 in September. Come join the fun. Hoosac School has once again provided this opportunity for Girls in the Hoosick, Hoosick Falls area. This year’s outdoor theme is carnevale.

Girls will enjoy making crafts, playing games, hiking, outdoor cookout, pizza party and a campout for older girls grades 4-6 (weather permitting).

Camp hours are 9 a.m. -3 p.m. weekdays except for Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registrations can be picked up and returned at 63 Wilder Ave. Cost is $50 per girl for the week. All supplies, activities, cookout, camp out,(weather permitting) and lunch on Friday are covered under this fee. Adult GS volunteers provide instruction. Girls are asked to bring snack and lunch Monday-Thursday.

Camp is regulated under Rensselear County Health Dept/Girl Scout guidelines. If you have any questions call Marion at 518-686-4576. All registrations are due by July 25.


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