Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, Aug. 5


Run for the Roses 5k

GRAFTON, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for the 29th Annual Run for the Roses 5k Foot Race to be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Grafton Lakes State Park. The event benefits Grafton Community Library, and includes a 2.5-mile Nature Walk and Kids' 1-mile Fun Run in addition to the USATF sanctioned 5k race.

Preregistration deadline for reduced entry fee is August 5. The Nature Walk steps off at 8 a.m., reduced entry fee is $10, day of race is $15. The 5k starts at 9 a.m., reduced entry fee is $20, day of race $25. Fun Run at 10 a.m., $8 preregistered, day of race, $10.

The first 100 pre-registered 5k runners will receive a long sleeve T-shirt. Short sleeve tees given to all other pre-registered participants. All participants receive a free book and a rose.

Register online at or download application from Race applications are also available at Grafton Lakes State Park Office, phone 518-279-1155, and at the Grafton Community Library at 2455 NY Route 2.

Eagle Project fundraiser

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Reid Crobok of Boy Scout Troop 65 is working on an eagle project: A fundraiser for the HACA food pantry. Bring cans or a cash donation to Can-A-Palooza at Wood Park at 7 p.m., featuring Three's Harmony.

Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose

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

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. 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 meeting

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

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- Weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one, 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.

Codependents Anonymous

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

Meditation for Everyone sessions

BENNINGTON -- Meditation has been practiced for millennia, and is a way for the mind to begin to know itself. This knowing moves us towards freedom, self-acceptance, kindness and compassion. Our hearts become more open. We move towards happiness. Please join us Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. at The Bennington Free Library. $1 requested contribution if possible.

Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, please bring one. Sessions facilitated by: Randy Anselmo, Maggie Bernstein, John Hearst, Natasha Judson, Eve Pearce and Jane Schaeffer. For more information call 802-447-0393 or contact

Grief support group

BENNINGTON -- Confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with a loss of a child (any age), due to a death. 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.

Bennington Free Library activities

BENNINGTON -- Join us for E-Textiles. Sew LEDs into fabric and build simple circuits sewing with conductive thread. Participants will be introduced to the possibilities of embedding computational and electronic elements into wearables and home furnishings. From 1-4 p.m. for preregistered fifth through eighth graders.

Lions Club meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions Club will meet in the TD Bank Board Room tonight. Club officers please attend.


Ladies Invitational golf tournament

BENNINGTON -- Mt. Anthony Country Club's Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, with breakfast, a shotgun start of 8:30 a.m. and a luncheon and Awards to follow. Invite a friend and join the tournament. To download the registration form, visit us online at

Family fun day

NORTH BENNINGTON -- Family fun day will take place Saturday, Aug. 9 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will be open to everybody and will feature a fabulous gourmet lunch buffet with local food from the Blue Benn Diner, Publyk House, Mighty Food Farm, Crazy Russian Girls, Al Ducci's, Bennington Station, Polymeadows Farm, True Love Farm, and others; live music by the Hale Mountain Pickers; pony rides; face painting; a photo booth; horse shoe games; and more. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-16. Get your ticket by calling 802-442-5454 or email: All proceeds will go to Gallop To Success, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving at-risk youth through horses and farm experiences. See for directions.

MPR novice triathlon

MANCHESTER -- On Saturday, Aug, 9, Manchester Parks and Recreation will be hosting our 4th annual novice triathlon. The triathlon will include a 200-yard swim, a 5-mile bike ride, and a 2-mile run. Cost is $20 preregistered or $25 for registration on the day of the event. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Manchester Parks and Recreation Pool House. Winners will receive prizes, and all participants will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information call 802-362-1439.

Impaired driving checkpoint

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Police Department is holding an Impaired Driving Checkpoint during the week of August 10-August 16. Bennington Police will partner with other local law enforcement agencies for this checkpoint. Impaired driving is a serious problem that threatens all of us.


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