Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Tuesday, March 18

Myeloma Support Network support group

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Myeloma Support Network (including the Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold a support group meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Community Resource Room at the SVMC Regional Cancer Center, 140 Hospital Drive. Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to attend. Remember, knowledge is power, so learn and share as much as possible about myeloma. To either reply or get more information, please contact Jan Martin Bopp, Group Leader, at or 802-681-7074. Our Support Network is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).

Mobile Vet Center visits

BENNINGTON -- The Mobile Vet Center is headed to American Legion in Bennington VT for a Veterans Welcome Home event for all veterans on Tuesday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m..

White River Junction Vermont's Mobile Vet Center (MVC), is one of a fleet of 90 mobile Vet Centers in the United States. The VA's Vet Center Program, travels to Vermont, New Hampshire and New York to reach underserved veterans.

The 29-foot motor coach, with space for confidential counseling, carries Vet Center counselors and outreach workers to provide non-medical readjustment counseling, addressing the social and economic dimensions of post-war needs. This includes counseling for traumatic military-related experiences and family counseling when needed for the veteran's readjustment or assisting federal benefits.

Vet Centers, operated by VA Readjustment Counseling Service, provide high quality non-medical readjustment counseling to combat veterans in an easily accessible, homey and trusting atmosphere.

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 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.

Public lecture at Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Gantt Gurley, assistant professor of German and Scandinavian at the University of Oregon, will present a talk titled "Meir Aaron Goldschmidt: Jewish Imagination and the Nineteenth-Century Novel," at 7 p.m., in Hopkins Hall, room 001 at Williams College. The event is free and open to the public.

Farmers and community event

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- A free event will bring together northern Berkshire farmers with the community, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hoosac Harvest will host the 4th "Know your farmer, know your food" event at the First Congregational Church. Discover the bounty and meet the farmers and small food producers of the northern Berkshires at this free event.

Learn about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), enjoy free samples and light refreshments, and swap seeds with friends and neighbors for the upcoming growing season.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Tuesdays in March, the Senior Center will hold bone builders from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., RSVP; and HELP from 4:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Autism support group

BENNINGTON -- The Parents Supporting Our Children Autism Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Youth and Family Service Center, 314 Dewey St. For more information, call Wendy at 802-447-5716 or visit

Codependents Anonymous

BENNINGTON -- A Codependents Anonymous meeting will be held at Turning Point Club, 465 Main St. from 6 to 7 p.m.


Cambridge Central School Board

Room 80 at 24 South Park St., 6 p.m.

Agenda: The Board of Education of the Cambridge Central School District has scheduled its next regular coard meeting; if the need exists, the meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m. and immediately adjourn to executive session for the purpose of personnel matters or other issues appropriate for executive session under the Open Meetings Law. The meeting will reconvene at 7 p.m. for the public session and business meeting. There will be no action or discussion other than a motion to go into Executive Session at 6 p.m.

Pownal Planning Commission

Pownal Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Approval of March 18, 2014 agenda 2. Approval of the Regular minutes of Feb. 18 3. Mail 4. Guest 5. Public Comment 6. Other Business A. ZA Monthly Log (2/14). Adjourn.


Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

SHAFTSBURY -- There will be a spaghetti dinner and silent auction fundraiser on Friday at the Shaftsbury Elementary School from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for an adult, $4 student and $20 for a family of four. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and ice cream for dessert. Take out is also available. Proceeds go to the Shaftsbury Elementary 6th grade class to fund a field trip in June. The silent auction will include numerous items generously donated by local businesses. The class will also be selling tickets for a change to win a lottery tree filled with lottery tickets. The SES band will be playing from 6 to 6:30 p.m.


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