Morning Briefing -- Wednesday

Wednesday November 28, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 28

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include the AARP Driving Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The movie from 1 to 3 p.m. is "My Best Friend’s Wedding" starring Julia Roberts. Zumba Gold will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Moose Lodge Bingo

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held at the Bennington Moose Lodge every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food will be available. There will be a $500 "Red Special."

Special meeting for the Arlington Lions Club

ARLINGTON -- The present members of the Arlington Lions Club would like to continue the important work that was started over 50 years ago. To do so, new ideas and members are needed. To find out more about Lions International and the Arlington Lions Club, a special meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Arlington Community Center. Everyone is invited to come and share ideas that can help the Arlington Lions Club serve the community better or if they would like to become a member. Refreshments will be served. Call Nick Monte at 375-6184 for more information or to share ideas if you cannot attend the meeting.


Design Review Board Development Review Board

Manchester Town Hall, 6039 Main St. 7:30 p.m.

Agenda: Approve minutes; design review, Sirloin Saloon site, 135 Depot St.: new building; Wilcox, off Silver Spring Lane: subdivision of land to comport with a civil settlement reached in Superior Court; Donner, 210 Depot St.: proposed change of use of the former Real Sports store to a Subway restaurant, including shared parking issues; other business.

BRSU Policies/Procedures Review Committee

BRSU Central Office, 7 p.m.

Route 7A, Sunderland

Agenda: Discussion, monitoring policy; other business.

SVRTSD Education Facilities Committee

CDC conference room, 3 p.m.

Agenda: Allocation agreement discussion; roof repairs; distance learning; future planning; tech updates; program updates.


Snowball Bazaar at Second Congregational Church

BENNINGTON --The Snowball Bazaar will be held Friday and Saturday at Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Delight in Christmas wreaths and centerpieces, huge tag sale, crafts, baked goods, homemade desserts and luncheon, and a silent auction. Phone: 802-442-2559.

Vermont Historian at Pownal Library Dec. 3

POWNAL -- Vermont’s Civil War photographer will be the subject of a free presentation on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Solomon Wright Public Library.

Donald Wickman , author of the award-winning "A Very Fine Appearance: the Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton," with slides and discussion will examine Houghton’s life and work. He will show images of the Vermont soldiers in the field and camp that brought the war home to the hills, farms and families of Vermont. Wickman has also authored or edited several other Civil War-related books. The program will be held at 1:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Solomon Wright Public Library. Question and answer period will follow. All are welcome. Call 823-5400 for information.

Cards and prayers for Tammy Sirois Baker

LEBANON, N.H. -- Cards and prayers would be appreciated for Tammy Sirois Baker. She is in Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Tammy Baker, ICU Room 9, No.1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

She is very ill and has been there for over four weeks. She would really like to hear from you.

Fund Raiser for Harry Hyatt,

BENNINGTON -- Come help to raise money for Harry Hyatt, (Joyce Novotny’s son). He fell off a roof years ago and broke his back, which left him wheelchair-bound for the rest of his life. He is having trouble trying to acquire reliable transportation for the daily needs of life. There will be a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction held at The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1861 on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Open to public; price, $8. There will be music and dance after dinner.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Pizza Hut will do a Proceeds Night fundraiser, and 20 percent will go towards his fund when you bring a copy of the event flyer.

Large groups please RSVP to 802-442-9780. Donations welcome.

Workshop canceled

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Free Library has just announced the cancellation of The Money Smart Child Workshop which was scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Library. The instructor is ill and is not able to travel. The workshop will be rescheduled in January or February.

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