Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Tuesday, April 1

Private school transportation

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Parents of students who will be attending private or parochial school during the 2014-15 school year are reminded that the Cambridge Central School Board of Education, prior to the April 1 deadline, must receive requests for transportation to private or parochial schools. Requests should be directed in writing to Vince Canini, Superintendent of Schools, 58 South Park St. , Cambridge, NY, 12816 and must be made annually.

American Musical Theater presentation

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- On Tuesday at 1 p.m., Mount Greylock Regional High School's American Musical Theatre Workshop will present "Deja-Revue - American Musical Theatre, 1861 - Gilbert and Sullivan," at Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community.

This musicale presents an historical perspective relating to American Musical Theatre and includes narratives, stories, skits and songs performed by students enrolled in the Mount Greylock American Musical Theatre Workshop. The program is free and open to the public.

Storytime at BFL

BENNINGTON -- "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers" will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children 4 months to 36 months, upstairs in the Rotary meeting room at Bennington Free Library. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, songs and movement that involve active participation. Come early and play. For more information call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support group 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.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Bingo Tuesdays at Moose Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held every Tuesday at the Bennington Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Bingo in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Arlington American Legion Post No. 69 hosts bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Any questions, call 802-375-6157.

Story time at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N. Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time 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.

Meditation for Everyone

BENNINGTON -- Meditation is held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. There is a $1 requested contribution if possible. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs are available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, bring one.

Codependents support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous will meet at the Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., from 6 to 7 p.m.

Grief support group

BENNINGTON -- A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with a loss of a child (of any age), due to a death will be held. This group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. , at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Road. For information, call 802-688-4557.

Location scout gives talk

BENNINGTON -- The Visual Arts lecture series will present a talk by New York City film location scout Nick Carr, who spends his days combing the streets for every locale imaginable, at Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, at 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Lions meeting

BENNINGTON -- The April Board Meeting of the Bennington Lions will be on Tuesday, April 1 -- no fooling -- starting at 5:30 p.m. in the TD Bank Conference Room. All members are encouraged to attend.


SVRTSD Finance Committee

CDC Conference Room, 5 p. m.

Agenda: 1. Address $80,000 shortfall in 2015 budget 2. Possible Executive Session for Personnel 3. Other.

SVRTSD Education/Facilities Committee

CDC Conference Room, 5:45 p. m.

Agenda: 1. Possible program and staff reduction 2. Possible executive session for personnel 3. Other.


Photographers needed for ‘Hidden Hoosick' show

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- HAYC3 has announced "Hidden Hoosick," the first-ever Hoosick Community Photography show at 120gallery90 at The Armory. All Hoosick residents are encouraged to participate in this exhibition that opens Friday, June 20.

The theme of the community-wide photography exhibit, "Hidden Hoosick," is meant to celebrate the beautiful, charming, captivating, interesting visual aspects of our community. Some are things or places we see everyday and forget to notice, that we take for granted, and others we need to look a little harder or more closely to find. There are so many beautiful places and things in the Hoosick Community. Subject matter can be architecture, nature, landscapes, or animals, so long as the photo was taken by a Hoosick resident and was taken in the Town of Hoosick or the Village of Hoosick Falls. The photograph can be wide angle or a close-up detail; it can be one you took recently or a while ago, in any season. Black and white and color photographs are acceptable.

Photographs submitted for the exhibit should be framed (if you work with standard sizes, frames will be inexpensive) and ready to hang. Photographers must be willing to sell their photographs; the photographers will determine price. Sales will be split 75/25, with 75 percent of the purchase price going to the photographer. The other 25 percent will be used to support 120gallery90 and other HAYC3 Arts programs.

The opening reception is planned for Friday, June 20, and includes music in The Owl's Nest at The Armory. Both are free and open to friends, family and the public.

Put more healthy food on your table with 3SquaresVT

For older Vermonters, good nutrition is very important. It helps you stay active and helps prevent sickness. The high costs of food, fuel and health care are making it hard for many seniors to put good food on the table. 3SquaresVT can help.

3SquaresVT helps you stretch your food budget and buy more food. It comes as a monthly dollar benefit either on a debit card called an EBT card or as cash directly deposited into your bank account.

Older Vermonters who take part are not taking money away from others in need. Anyone who qualifies can receive benefits; there is enough for everyone. Plus, spending benefits in Vermont adds money to our economy, so you are helping support local grocers and farmers. It's good for you and good for Vermont.

Elders with gross incomes below 185 percent of federal poverty levels do not have a resource limit, so savings don't count. The 185 percent income limit is $1,773 for a single person or $2,393 for a couple. If your income is over these numbers, you could still be eligible.

If so, you do have a resource limit, but your house, car, and retirement savings do not count as resources. Your 3SquaresVT benefit will not count as income either, so your eligibility for other programs like Medicare will not be at risk.

Many Vermonters are facing challenges right now. Everyone needs access to healthy food, and 3SquaresVT is here to help. One in six Vermonters take part, including thousands of senior citizens.

As an elder, you've worked hard all your life and you have earned the help you can get now.

For more information or an application, visit or call the Senior Helpline at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging at 800-642-5119.


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