Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, April 2

Triangle Fire talk

MANCHESTER -- Dartmouth Professor Annelise Orleck will discuss the tragic Triangle fire that occurred a century ago in a talk at First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. Her talk, "100 Years since Triangle: The Fire that Seared a Nation's Conscience," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Mark Skinner Library.

On March 25, 1911 a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village killed 146 young workers, most of them young immigrant Jewish and Italian women. With exits locked, women leapt to their deaths while thousands watched. Half a million New Yorkers lined the funeral route and politicians vowed to change workplace safety laws. Orleck will talk about these events and their historical significance.

Grandview Cemetery annual meeting

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Annual meeting of the Grandview Cemetery board will be held at 7 p.m. All lot owners and family members are welcome at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Story hour for pre-schoolers

BENNINGTON -- A Pre-School Story Hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3 to 5 upstairs in the Rotary Meeting Room at Bennington Free Library. Dare Meunier from Second Chance Animal Center will present a special story hour where pets are the stars. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

DoTERRA fundraiser at Fisher Elementary

ARLINGTON -- A DoTERRA fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School.

DoTERRA is a company "committed to sharing the life-enhancing benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils and essential oil enhanced wellness products." Karen Underhill and her daughter. Beth Younce, RNBSN, will host the event. Younce has more than 20 years of experience working in health care and will answer any questions regarding the use of these oils both personally and scientifically. The Fisher PTG will receive 25 percent of the profits from all products sold during the fundraiser. For more information, contact Fisher Principal Deanne Lacoste at or 802-375-6409.

American Legion Post monthly Meeting

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post No. 90 in Pownal, on Route 7, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m.

The President, Linda Moxley, will preside over the meeting. Discussion will follow on the nomination of officers for May and the Easter Basket Raffle.

There will be a discussion on the poppy sales for the upcoming Memorial Day programs. All members are urged to attend. If you wish to become a member you are welcome to join our meeting. If you have any questions, contact Caroline Martel, secretary, at 802-823-5016.

Thrift shop open at church

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.

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.

Humanities open house at SVC

BENNINGTON -- The Hunter Division of Humanities at Southern Vermont College (SVC) will host a Humanities Open House on Wednesday, April 2, in the Burgdorff Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.

The Humanities Open House will showcase information on its academic majors including communication, creative writing, english and liberal arts.

For more information on the Humanities Open House, contact Chair of the Hunter Division of Humanities Jennifer Burg at 802-447-4007 or


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