Morning Briefing -- Wednesday

Wednesday November 14, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Bingo at Moose Lodge

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Moose Lodge hosts bingo every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food will be available. There will be a $500 "Red Special." Ladies’ Night Out

ARLINGTON -- The next Ladies’ Night Out will be held at the Community House on Route 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., and all ages are encouraged to come and learn about China’s history and culture. You might even be able to participate in a formal, ceremonial tea, as well as join in conversation and fun. Options for further activities will be discussed over tea or coffee. Questions: Call Karen at 802-375-0267.

Workshop on ear infections

MANCHESTER -- The workshop "A Non-Invasive, Drugless Approach for Chronic Ear Infections" has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at Pinkus Family Chiropractic, located at 3724 Main St. The informational workshop is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 802-362-7512.

Songwriting for tweens and teens

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Nationally known musician and songwriter Bernice Lewis will hold a songwriting workshop for teens and "tweens" at the Milne Public Library. A sign-up sheet will be in the children’s room, or call the library at 413-458-5369. No previous songwriting experience is necessary. The workshop will run from 3:30 to 5:30p.m. at the library, 1095 Main St.

Blood drive at NARH

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- North Adams Regional Hospital and Berkshire Health Systems will host a blood drive at NARH from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule a convenient appointment to give blood, call the BHS Bloodmobile at 1-413-447-2114, ext. 3981. Walk-in donors are also welcome. The drive is open to the public. All blood types are needed.

SILC/VCIL public forum

BENNINGTON -- The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), in conjunction with the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) will be holding public forums around the state to receive consumer/peer input about the State Plan for Independent Living, a 3-year cyclical document which encompasses independent living plans, programs and services for people with disabilities.

The initial public forums will be held at various sites around the state on Nov. 14 from 2-4 p.m. In Bennington, the location for the public forum will be VCIL offices located in the First Baptist Church, 601 East Main St. All are welcome to provide input on the state services.

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a Thanksgiving Potluck at the Bennington Firehouse, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center to sign up, 802-442-1052.


Sunderland Planning Commission

Sunderland Elementary School, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Applejack Art Partners -- change of use hearing (continued from Oct. 10); Zack/Hill boundary line adjustment; review of new zoning forms.

Arlington School Board

Arlington Memorial High School, Marsh Library, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Executive session; approval of minutes, Oct. 24; public comment; principals’ report: Fisher Elementary School, Arlington Memorial High School; superintendent’s report: school board report; financial: contracts, purchases, warrants; other business.

Design Review Board Development Review Board

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

Agenda: Approve minutes; design review: ReMax Four Seasons (former Battenkill Real Estate), 2897 Depot St.: sign. Sirloin Saloon site, 135 Depot St.: new building; Fielding, 5559 Main St.: proposed variance for a larger sign for a customary home occupation (includes design review of the proposed sign); Sutton, 50 School St.: proposed waiver of rear yard setback for a new garage; Donner, 210 Depot St.: proposed change of use of the former Real Sports store to a Subway restaurant, including shared parking issues; other business.

SVSU Policy Drafting Committee

Central Office conference room, 5 p.m.

Agenda: Internet Use; SVSU professional development opportunities which include equipment purchase; residency requirements for student enrollment; weapons prohibition, procedures/administrative regulations; board feedback to date on warnings of Policy #1000, Policy Drafting Committee; bullying prevention; tracking sheet; review status; other.

Pownal School District Board

Pownal Elementary Library, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: Introduction of Jim O’Connor, newly Appointed Pownal Board member; presentation: Sixth Grade Art Program: Mary Natalizia, art teacher; Cub Scout charter and building use request, Erik Tanney; draft audit: Bonadio & Co., LLP; public comments; action items: financial: treasurer’s report, consent agenda: Policies: #1000 Policy Drafting Committee: Facilities: Oak Hill property update; old business: monthly meeting date to fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.; principal’s report: PBIS Program overview, incident command system training; chair’s report: date of December meeting, emergency usage of building; superintendent/chief financial officer reports: budget status report; other; executive session for administrative negotiations.


Fundraiser for Harry Hyatt

BENNINGTON -- A fundraiser will be held to money for Harry Hyatt, (Joyce Novotny’s son), who fell off a roof years ago and broke his back, which left him wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. Hyatt 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 Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and admission is $8. There will be music and dancing after dinner.

Large groups should RSVP to 802-442-9780. Donations are welcome.

Additionally, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Pizza Hut will do a "proceeds night fundraiser," in which 20 percent will go towards Hyatt’s fund when you bring a copy of the event flyer.

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