Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, June 25

Sacred Heart Scramble

BENNINGTON -- The 12th Annual Sacred Heart Scramble will be held at the Mount Anthony Country Club. The afternoon will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and finish with a buffet dinner, awards and raffle. Golfers of all abilities are welcome to come and support the efforts of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales School.

Fees are $110 per golfer ($90 for MACC members) which include golf, dinner, prizes. If golfing is not your cup of tea, come for dinner for $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

If you can’t make it that day, sponsor the Longest Drive and/or Closest to the Pin competitions for $250 each or sponsor a tee for $125. You’ll be recognized for your contribution. Tournament sponsors are also welcome and help offset the costs.

Direct all questions to Jason Morrissey at 802-442-0377 or Matt Maroney at 802-447-8610. Thrift shop open

JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church, just south off Route 67, is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Most clothing items are priced at $1 per bag.

Gentle yoga

for cancer survivors

BENNINGTON -- Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors meets weekly, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. This group is sponsored by the Cancer Center and is free to all participants. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. For more information, call Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or go to

Community yoga

BENNINGTON -- Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph.D. RYT, every Wednesday evening at The Bennington School, 192 Fairview St. from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Local music students recital

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- On Wednesday, June 25 at 4 p.m., the music students of Susan Matsui from the Williamstown and southern Vermont communities will present a recital at Sweetwood of Williamstown, Route 7. The program will include performances by the Horn Club of Williamstown and the string band Fiddle-dee-dee, as well as solos on the piano, French horn, violin, and other instruments. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the recital. For more information, contact Sue Matsui, 413-458-9766.

Bennington Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Wednesdays in June, the Senior Center will hold Zumba Gold from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will hold a movie screening from 1 to 3 p.m.

Bible Baptist Church events

BENNINGTON -- Grab your cowboy hat, dust off your boots, hop on your horse and gallop on over to the Cross Canyon Trail Vacation Bible School at Bible Baptist Church at 1425 Harwood Hill. There will be a great time of bible lessons, crafts, sports and family fun for all ages. All events are free.

June 25-June 29, times and events are as follows:

Wednesday, 6-8:30 p.m.: Buckeroo Round up

Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.: Bandanna Day

Friday: 6-8:30 p.m.: Get your Cowboy/Cowgirl hats

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: Chuck Wagon Grub and Real Live Pony Rides for all the buckeroos

Sunday: 10 a.m. to noon: Free "Cross Canyon Trail Bible and Badge of Honor.

Call 802-442-0262 or 802-236-8218 for more information.


Arlington School District Board

Arlington Memorial High School at 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of June 11 Minutes 3. Public Comments 4. Old Business/Deliverables from previous meetings A. Gym use policy B. Coaching salaries C. Rediker/Edline Software Use 5. Administrative Reports A. AMHS Principal B. Fisher Elementary School Principal C. Superintendent 6. School Board Reports A. Sub-committee Reports B. Contracts C. Purchased Items D. Warrants 7. New Business A. Capital Discussion (Roof Update/Solar Presentation/Doors and Windows 8. Executive Session 9. Next meeting is July 9 10. Adjourn.

BVSU Board

Arlington Memorial High School Marsh Library at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of June 11 Special Meeting minutes 3. Public Comment 4. Administration/Staffing Updates A. Superintendent Service through June 30 B. "Superintendent Elect" Pullinen Activities C. Business Office manager Search D. SVSU Business Office Support Post June 30 Agreement E. Administrative Support Services F. Financial Office Support Services G. Minute Taker after July 1 5. Old Business/ Deliverables and Actions from Previous meetings A. Superintendent’s Office Carpet and Paint B. BVSU Technology Purchase C. Other Old Business Topics 6. Administrative Reports A. Superintendent’s Report a. End of year wrap up tasks b. Administrative teams end of school/fiscal year wrap up tasks B. Special Education Director’s Report C. Financial Report D. Facilities Reports 7. Supervisory Union Board Report A. Subcommittee Reports B. Contracts C. Purchases over $1,000 D. Warrants 8. New Business A. New Business Topics 9. Next Meeting July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Adjourn.

Pownal Planning Commission

Town Office at 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Agenda approval 2. Guest A. Bill Botzow, State Representative 3. Other Business A. Vote to engage a Town Plan consultant B. Voluntary Vehicle collection.

SVSU Board of Directors

Middle School Library at 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Open Regular Meeting and present motion to move to Executive Session for Teachers’ Negotiated Agreement, SVSU Employment Contracts and a Student Matter and Arbitration Case 2. Return to open session 3. Public Comments 4. Presentation: None 5. Finance/Operations Related A. Treasurer’s Report, May 2014 B. Food Service Contract Renewal 6. New Business A. Approval to submit consolidated federal grant application for FY15 7. Personnel A. Change in Position Early Education Secretary II to Administrative assistant B. Increase in Pay Range for Educational Interpreter C. Planning for Personnel Actions July/August 8. Consent Agenda A. Minutes B. Warrants C. Resignations D. Retirements E. Leave of Absence F. Nominations 9. Policies A. #4020 Appointments of Administrators Other than the Superintendent WARN B. #5140 Communicable Diseases WARN 10. Superintendents’ Reports A. FY15 McKinney Vento Homeless Competitive Sub-grant Award $12,000 from July 2014 to June 30, 2015 B. VCPC Woodford $5,670 and Pownal $20,250 C. Richard Pembroke, Elected as President of the Vermont Association of School Business Officials 11. Chair’s Report 12. Other A. Set next SVSU meeting 13. FYI A. SVSU Student Enrollment B. SVSU Budget Status Report C. VSBIT/VSBA letter regarding Motor Vehicle Idling Policy.


Grafton library summer programs

GRAFTON, N.Y. -- Grafton Community Library is kicking off its six week 2014 summer reading program with a slate of exciting weekly programs for kids and their families. These programs are free and open to all children. Come to the library, call 518-279-0580, or visit online at graftoncommunitylibrary.orgto see all the great programs this summer for young and old alike.

Mystery Artifacts with Bennington Museum -- Tuesday, July 1 at 4 p.m.: Experts from the Bennington Museum will show us how to uncover the past with a hands-on investigation of real artifacts from the museum’s collection which they will bring to the library. Children will be challenged to become historical detectives, using their own background knowledge, observations, and, most importantly, context clues to determine the possible uses of these unknown, mysterious objects.

Preschool Storytime and Craft Session -- Wednesday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m.: All through the summer Grafton Library will offer special weekly storytimes with science-based themes and crafts. Children will have a chance to hear stories and do craft projects about dinosaurs, the five senses, construction and building, the human body, wind power and more.

Community-Wide Geocache Treasure Hunt -- Wednesday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m.: Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache container with a special prize hidden at that location. Local organizations have created Geocache locations all over Grafton. In this program, children and their families will learn the ins and outs of Geocaching and have the option to borrow free GPS units from the library to go out in the field and start hunting.


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