Community news in brief
Sanders to hold Senior Holiday Dinner
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has announced that his office will again organize six senior holiday dinners throughout Vermont in December, including a meal in Bennington. The meals are an opportunity for seniors to come together, enjoy a holiday meal, and hear music from local student choirs.
Seating is limited and RSVPs are required.
The Bennington Senior Holiday Dinner will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 6 in St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 200 Pleasant St. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 27 to Meals on Wheels of Bennington County at 802-442-8012 ext. 2.
Other meals will be held in Barre, Brattleboro, Burlington, Rutland and St. Johnsbury.
Management proposal for Prospect to be aired
There will be a presentation at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 on the final management proposal for Prospect Mountain, as created by a group of Williams College students. With a focus on sustainability — in community, in business, and in energy — the students' analysis seeks to provide background information on possible routes forward, the hopes and preferences of Prospects usership, and feasible ways to keep Prospect thriving long into the future. The presentation will take place at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.
Holiday open house at Miller Museum
"A Small-Town Christmas," a holiday open house, comes to the Louis Miller Museum from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. Visitors can inspect nine trees decorated by local groups: Cub Scouts, Living History Kids, The Danforth, CNR, Woman's Farm and Garden Club and Friends of the Historical Society. Eleven decorated rooms will take visitors back in time, to see the history of Hoosick Township. There with be live music by Dottie Cross and Bill Cottrell, refreshments, and an assortment of gift items for sale. Admission is by freewill offering to support the Hoosick Township Historical Society programs.
Breakfast with Santa comes to town Dec. 8
On Sunday, Dec. 8, West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will serve a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at their handicap-accessible Fire House, located at 2806 VT Route 153. Santa will be in attendance from 8 to 10 a.m.
Breakfast menu includes regular, chocolate chip, blueberry, and cranberry pancakes plus waffles, all topped with local maple syrup. The menu also features West Pawlet's world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon served with coffee, tea, milk and orange juice.
Breakfast prices are $10 for those 12 years and older, $8 for seniors 65 years and older, and $5 for 5-11 children years of age. Children younger than 5 eat for free.
All profits from the breakfast are dedicated to the departments' equipment and training needs. The department is a nonprofit and donations are appreciated and gratefully received. New members welcome.
Loaves & Fishes dinner scheduled for Dec. 7
The December dinner at Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Cambridge, New York, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., perfect timing for those who've spent the day shopping and enjoying all the Christmas activities in town. Guests can enjoy a warm, homemade dinner with family and friends or get a meal to take out, all for $10. The proceeds from the monthly dinners help make possible the distribution of food to at least 120 households a week. All types of donations, one time or year round, are greatly appreciated in helping the food pantry stay active, so important to many. The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is located at 59 South Park St.
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