Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Tuesday, Feb. 18

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 meeting

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.

Story Time at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - Cheney Library will hold a story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs will be featured. 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. Sessions facilitated by: Randy Anselmo, Maggie Bernstein, John Hearst, Natasha Judson, Eve Pearce and Jane Schaeffer.

DAR meeting

BENNINGTON - Daughters of the American Revolution, The Bennington Chapter, will meet at St. Peter's Church at 1:30 p.m. The program "Indian Powwow Singing and Dancing" will be presented by Mary Gerisch, followed by the business portion of the meeting. For more information, contact Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

'Get Animated' at library

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - On February 18, 19, and 20, (Tuesday through Thursday) the library is sponsoring "Get Animated! Stop-Motion Magic!" from 9 a.m. to noon. This is a video production workshop for third to sixth graders, with a limit of 8 participants. Stop-motion is the process of making inanimate objects come to life through capturing one frame of video at a time.

This workshop will take place at the WilliNet Studio, 34 Spring St., on the second floor. Sign up in the children's room at the library.

Winter break activities planned for students

BENNINGTON - Bennington Museum will offer winter vacation workshops on Feb. 18, 20 and 21. Offering fun and educational activities, each program will runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday's program was created for children in Kindergarten through Grade 2, while Thursday's activities are geared toward children in grades 3 through 5. The week wraps-up on Friday, Feb. 21, with a program to intrigue students in grades 6 through 8. The price per workshop is $8 per child per workshop for members and $10 per child per workshop for non-members and includes a snack and all materials.

All three sessions focus on Bennington Modernism and the works found in that gallery. Participants will spend time in the gallery, looking at and talking about art, using art to create poems and other written works, as well as time creating art of their own.

Pre-registration is required. Classes are subject to minimum and maximum class sizes. To register call 802-447-1571.

Making of the 'Wizard of Oz' documentary

MANCHESTER - "The Wizard of Oz" was a crowning achievement of 1930s film-making. Largely considered the most viewed film of all time, its groundbreaking special effects, lavish sets and costume design, and glowing Technicolor make it a timeless classic.

How did this film get made? Find out on at 7 p.m. when Mark Skinner Library presents the feature- length documentary about the making of the "Wizard of Oz." The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road. For more Information call 802-362-2607.

Lifeguard training course

BENNINGTON - The Bennington Recreation Center will hold a lifeguard training course Feb. 18 to 21. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the cost of the course is $200. Re-certification cost is $100. Must be at least 15 years of age. Call the Recreation Center at 802-442-1053 to register and information about course prerequisites. Payment is due by Feb. 14.

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, SVMC Regional Cancer Center. Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to join us. Remember, knowledge is power, so learn as much as possible about myeloma. For more information, contact Jan Martin Bopp at or 802-681-7074.


Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Minutes 2. Interested Persons - Appeal Rights - Reading of Witness' Oath 3. Disclosure of Ex parte Communications and Conflicts of Interest 4. Town of Bennington and Southern Vermont College, SVC Campus, Mansion Drive: seeking development plan approval for water tower 5. Other business.

Shaftsbury Selectboard

Cole Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: Special Meeting: Water Board: 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Minutes 3. Conflict of Interest Statement 4. Announcements 5. Public Comments 6. Fiscal 2015 Budget Review and Approval 7. Superintendent Reports Selectboard Special Meeting 8. Call to Order 9. Approval of Minutes 10. Approval of Warrants 11. Conflict of Interest Statement 12. Announcements 13. Public Comments 14. FY14 Budget YTD and Cash Flow Projections 15. Town Officer Vacancies A. Interviews -- as needed B. Appointments 16. (2013) VTrans Road and Bridge Standards -- Discuss, action 17. Town Meeting Preparations 18. Health Insurance Plan Selection 19. Town Administrator's Report 20. Other Business 21. Adjournment.

Pownal Planning Commission

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Approval of Feb. 18 Agenda 2. Approval of the Regular Minutes of Jan. 21 3. Mail 4. Guest 5. Public Comment 6. Other Business A. ZA Monthly Log (Sept. to Jan.) Adjourn.


Free soccer mini-clinic for Pownal Elementary students

BENNINGTON - This free clinic is open to all current Pownal Elementary students (K-6), no soccer experience required, at the Bennington Sports Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Pre-registration required (need student's name, age and grade). Contact David Hojnowski to pre-register, email or call 802-823-5929.


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