Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, March 19

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 at 802-447-0393 or visit

Thrift shop at church 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.

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.

College savings presentation

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Milne Library will host the second of three monthly seminars and media presentations. The second one is "College -- Getting There from Here" at 5:30 p.m. The presentation will include questions to consider as investors establish a college savings goal. This event is free to the public and refreshments are served. This program speaker is Walter Lother, financial advisor for Edward Jones, and he will be available to answer questions.

For more information, contact Pat McLeod, library director, at 413-458-5369 or

Tacky the Penguin visits

BENNINGTON -- Tacky the Penguin will visit the Bennington Free Library's Children's Room to celebrate his birthday, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. There will be fun, snacks and crafts. Optional party wear: Hawaiian shirt or the tackiest shirt in your closet.

Senior Center activities

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

New England Newspapers' Kevin Moran to speak

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Kevin Moran, regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc., will discuss "The Future of News: What's in it for you?" at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) at 11 a.m. in Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218). The talk, which will be followed by a question and answer session, is free and open to the public.


Pownal Board of Health

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Review and accept filing the minutes of the last board meeting Aug. 1, 2013 2. Review and discuss letter received from Patrick Gray, Feb. 21, 2014, regarding the condemnation of mobile home formerly located at 2548 Route 7, Pownal and Mr. Gray's threatened legal action against the town. 3. Adjourn.

Pownal School Board

Pownal Elementary School Library, 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Opening: Pledge of Allegiance by Odyssey of the Mind and Donna Jones 2. Presentation: Odyssey of the Mind 3. Reorganization of Board and Appointments to Committees 4. Public Comments 5. Personnel 6. Finance/Facilities 7. Action Items A. Financial a. Treasurer's Report for Feb. b. Budget Transfers B. Facilities C. Consent Agenda D. Policies 8. Principal's Report A. Safety Update a. Red Cross Training and Supplies 9. Chair's Report 10. Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer Reports 11. Other 12. FYI A. SVSU Student Enrollment for March B. Budget Status Report 13. Executive Session for Student Matter and Personnel.

Food Service Advisory Committee

Mount Anthony Union Middle School Conference Room, 3:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Minutes, Jan. 16 2. Review Committee Makeup 3. Review of Free Breakfast Week 4. Old Business A. Policy #5156 Student Nutrition and Wellness (to policy committee in Jan.) 5. New Business 6. Set Future meeting dates 7. Other


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