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Martha's Used Books reopens for season
Martha's Used Books re-opens for the season Friday, May 24. Hours will be every Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 27. Located in the historic Martha Canfield home, it's a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Volunteers be available to help, and all proceeds directly benefit the Martha Canfield Memorial Free Library.
Martha's Used Books is located at 3854 VT Route 7A in the center of Arlington (across from St. James Church) and offers freshly stocked, good quality books in all popular categories. Hardcover books are in like-new condition. Due to demand, the fiction, mystery and history collections have been greatly expanded. Most hardcovers are $2.50 each, two for $4, or three for $5. Paperbacks are $1 each or three for $2. Specials are priced individually. There is also a large selection of vinyl, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. For more information, call 802-375-6153.
HOOSICK, NEW YORKBennington Battlefield announces May events
A "Dining with Warner & Wasmus" cooking demonstration will be offered at 5:30 p.m. on May 17. See how a meal shared by the victors and vanquished of the battle may have been prepared. The demonstration will be held near the upper parking area on the hilltop. Please note that no food will be served to the public.
At 1 p.m. on May 25, a battle loop hike will be held. Visitors are invited to join a guided hike over approximately 1 mile of trail at the battlefield. The group will meet under the hilltop flagpole.
A book discussion will be held at 6 p.m. on May 29 at the Walloomsac Taproom at 50 Factory Hill Road in North Hoosick. For its next selection, the group will be reading "The First Salute" by Barbara W. Tuchman.
The Shaftsbury Cemetery Committee requests that all lot holders in Center, Grandview, Waite, Maple Hill and Village Cemeteries remove debris and decorations from grave sites so that spring cleaning can be done. People are asked to refrain from placing artificial flowers on grave sites. The cemetery regulations are available at each cemetery in wooden boxes near the driveways. For more information, call cemetery superintendent Ken Coonradt at 802-447-3479.
HOOSICK FALLS, NEW YORKSeniors invited to join Memorial Day parade
The Hoosick Falls Senior Center is planning to have a float and a van with senior members in the Hoosick Falls Memorial Day Parade. Please call the center to sign up to help with the float or take part in the parade at 518-686-7561.
HOOSICK FALLS, NEW YORKSenior Membership to meet May 23
The Hoosick Falls Senior Membership will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on May 23 at the Hoosick Falls Senior Center, 69 Church St. Upcoming activities, trips and events will be planned. All Hoosick Falls residents 60 and older are encouraged to attend. Join us at noon for lunch (meatloaf with gravy). Cake and ice cream will be served after lunch with bingo to follow. Sign up for lunch by calling 518-686-7561.
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