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Bennington Rescue Squad Member Experiences Haiti’s Devastation First-Hand

Zacheriah Cota-Weaver

— Melissa A. Elwell, BRS Emergi-corps Zacheriah Cota-Weaver, a native of Starksboro, Vermont, recently returned from a two week deployment to Haiti

in support of the relief effort. Zacheriah (Zach) is currently a student at Southern Vermont College and is a member of the Bennington Rescue Squad and Emergency Room Technician at Southwestern Vermont Medical

Center. Zach learned of the opportunity to use his medical skills as a Vermont EMTIntermediate in Haiti from a college classmate who’s mother is the President of the Vermont Nurses Association and arranging a Vermont relief effort in Haiti, following the devastating earthquake that tore the country apart. Zach states that the hardest part after initial training and acceptance was to get and pay for his immunizations and to find a flight into Haiti. Zach used all of his tax refund to pay for his shots and the flight to Haiti, feeling it was a worthy way to spend his money. He said his first impression while flying over Haiti was “It was so tropical, palm trees and low hung clouds around beautiful mountains, and then you see just miles and miles of tent

cities from the air. The devastation even from the air was overwhelming.” Zach indicated that the airport was no more than a cargo bay with a single desk for customs. He was astonished by the sheer numbers of people standing outside the airport gate, just yelling and begging for any kind of food or funds. The team from Vermont headed to Quisqueya Christian School in Port-au-Prince which they would call home for the next two weeks. He said there were over 100 volunteers from all over the world staying there. They would meet (Continued on page 2) IN THIS ISSUE: Auto....................................21 CAT-TV ................................. 6 Classifieds...........................17 Crossword.......................... 18 From my Corner ................... 7 Horoscope...........................12 Jobs.................................... 23

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Meals on Wheels

Suggested donation of $3.25 per meal For reservation or cancellation in Bennington: 802-442-8012 Wednesday, April 7 Spinach Bacon Quiche, Stewed Tomatoes, Buttered Green Beans, Peach Upside Down Cake and Milk. Thursday, April 8 Spaghetti with Meatballs, Spinach, Garlic Bread, Lemon Jello with Mandarin Oranges and Milk. Friday, April 9 Chicken and Biscuits, Brussels Sprouts, Green Beans, Banana Bars and Milk. Monday, April 12 Chicken Tortilla Stew, Green Beans with Onions, Cheese Quesadilla, Tropical Fruit and Milk. Tuesday, April 13 Breakfast for Lunch Egg, Ham and Cheese on a Biscuit, Oven Baked Hash Browns, Stewed Tomatoes, Mandarin Oranges and Milk. _____________________

‘We Can’t Afford It’

Join Tom Licata of Vermonters for Economic Health and Steven Howard of the Vermont Campaign for Liberty as they present the “We Can’t Afford It!” tour Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Bennington Free Library. This forum is intended to educate the public about the current and future budget crises we face both in Vermont and on the national level. Participants will learn more about the budget process and how they can have an impact on what lawmakers are doing in Montpelier and Washington D.C. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. For more information please call Audrey Pietrucha, 802-442-7371 or email vermontliberty@gmail.com.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center

Wednesday, April 7: Cards; motor vehicle available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; van leaves at 9:15 a.m. for swimming at the Bennington Rec. Center; exercise at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8: Cards; bocci, 10 a.m.; bingo in the morning; presentation with Attorney General, “Consumer Fraud and Identity” at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 9: Cards; Pitch and King’s Corner; crafts at 11 a.m.; Bev Hickman with food stamps, 11 a.m. Monday, April 12: Mystery bingo, 10 a.m.; cards; exercise class, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aril 13: Card party day 10:30 a.m.; van transportation available for local grocery shopping; health department available. The Hoosick Falls Senior Center is located at 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, New York. Dinner is served at noon daily. Please call Director Kathy Bugbee with your reservation at 518-686-7561. ________________________________________________ (Zacheriah, cont.) nightly with the school’s nurse who told them where they were going the next day and what they might be expected to face. The group was up at 6 a.m. to pack their medical supplies, both from what they brought with them and what was stockpiled at the school. Zach stated the ride to their daily location was the worst part of the day. “In the morning it was already ninety degrees. We were in an open bed truck; garbage is burning on the streets and the dust is so thick it covered us in filth and an oily substance, before we even got to work,” commented Zack. Zach was sent to his assignments with a translator. He said the Hatian people were so appreciative that just by saying “Bonjour,” they would relax and let him care for them. Zach was asked what was his most distinct memory. “People in the mountains were generally better off because they could grow their own food. They are more self-reliant. However, since the earthquake they have no wells to get water to grow their crops and are now starving as well. A mother came in with five children, all malnourished. We gave her a big bottle of vitamins. We found out later that she fed the entire bottle of vitamins to the goat. Her pastor said you do not understand, if the goat dies, no milk, no milk means she will die as will all her children. If the goat can live, so can she and she can always have more children.” Zach explains how this impacted him, “We are so disconnected from this type of life; we can’t imagine how much her thinking made sense. We could never understand it until we are faced with no food, no water, no communication and no family, friends or government to ask for help. I cannot judge her for her survival.” He went on to say that his trip changed his whole perspective on the world in which he lives. Zach and Mr. George Henry will be hosting a presentation about their trip to Haiti on Tuesday, April 6 at the Everett Theatre at Southern Vermont College at 2:45 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. All members of Bennington Rescue Squad join in saluting Zach on his time in Haiti, we are proud to say he is a part of our squad.

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Homebuyer Fair in Downtown Pittsfield Mayor Ruberto and the Pittsfield Department of Community Development are pleased to announce a Homebuyer Fair being held in downtown Pittsfield on April 8. The Homebuyer Fair will bring together local lenders, homebuyer counseling agencies, and real estate agents in an effort to increase awareness of current housing opportunities in Pittsfield and Berkshire County. The fair will also educate the public on the local services available to homebuyers. Information will be provided on homes and properties for sale and available homebuyer counseling classes. In addition, people will have the opportunity to learn about the current $8,000 federal homebuyer tax credit with a preapproval screening offered. The fair begins at 5 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. It will be located at Crawford Square, 137 North Street in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Light refreshments will be served and gift baskets, movie tickets and other raffle prizes will be offered. Participating

Sheffield Historical Society

Friday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. Historic Paint Colors. This illustrated lecture will present an overview of the most popular New England architectural styles and their historical paint colors from colonial times through the 20th century. Jacqueline Connell is an architectural and landscape consultant and museum educator. She has consulted with owners of historic properties throughout New England as well as New York and New Jersey. She has presented lectures on architectural and landscape topics for historical societies, museums, and civic organizations such as Strawberry Banke, Mystic Seaport, Newport Museum of Art, and the High Museum in Atlanta. The program will be held in Dewey Memorial Hall, Sheffield. ________________________________________________

lenders include Berkshire Bank, Lee Bank, Hoosac Bank and Legacy Banks. Also the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, Berkshire Housing and Development Corp. and the City of Pittsfield’s Department of Community Development will be in attendance. “This is a fine example of how our local banks are collaborating with state and local agencies to serve the residents of Berkshire County. We welcome them to Downtown Pittsfield, and encourage all those seeking the dream of home ownership to join us for this informative event,” said Mayor James Ruberto. The fair is sponsored by MassHousing and the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and is scheduled to coincide with Homebuyer Fairs being held across the Commonwealth. For further information on the fair, please contact Justine Dodds at the City’s Department of Community Development at 413-499-9368.

Chronic Illness Support Group:

Whether you suffer from Fibromyalgia, CFS, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression or any other limiting or life altering affliction, this is the group for you. This group offers a safe and caring environment for you to heal yourself and others in a positive way. A natural and positive addition or alternative to standard treatments, the group is designed to deal with all aspects of these painful and limiting situations by addressing all aspects of the self. Mental, physical, emotional and spiritual support is offered in the power of the circle.We have been there so we offer understanding from a place of knowing. We gather the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., donation basis. Call 802325-3880 for more details or visit www.heronbrookhaven.com. ________________________________________________

Wonny Song to Perform at William College in the Bösendorfer Series The Williams College Department of Music presents Wonny Song in a Bösendorfer Recital on Tuesday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. He will also give a master class for Williams piano students on Wednesday, April 14, at 4:15 p.m. in BrooksRogers Recital Hall. These free events are sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ‘50 Performing Arts Endowment and open to the public. No tickets are required. An internationally known recording and concert star plays a recital in a beautiful hall on an amazing instrument featuring works by great composers for a sophisticated audience. Admission fee: free of charge. If this raises your eyebrows, you are probably not familiar with the Bösendorfer Concert Series at Williams College. In this installment of the series Wonny Song presents a program sure to please. Born in South Korea, Mr. Song grew up in Montreal and began piano studies at the age of eight, receiving a full scholarship to Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music in 1994. Earning a bachelor’s degree from Montreal University in 1998, he continued his studies with Anton Kuerti at the University of Toronto and at the Glenn Gould Professional School with Marc Durand. Awarded the first Elinor Bell Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2000, he completed his doctoral studies there with Lydia Artymiw in 2004. The list of his achievements including solo tours in many countries and appearances with symphony orchestras is almost too long to list. April 7, 2010

One of the top young pianists of today, Mr. Song has already begun an exciting international career. His recent encore appearances in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater have won rave reviews. His program promises strong interpretations of works from diverse corners of the classical repertoire. Playing on the magnificent Bösendorfer grand in Chapin Hall, Mr. Song presents Bach: “Schafe können sicher weiden” from Cantata BWV 208; Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, “Der Wanderer”, D.760, opus 15; Schubert/Liszt: Widmung; Debussy: Estampes; concluding with Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird. This is a rare chance to hear an artist who is known, according to The Washington Post as “a versatile, intelligent, and deeply musical young pianist.” Mr. Song’s first CD, a recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Rachmaninoff ’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli, was released on the Canadian label XXI-21 Records and was a bestseller in Canada. This is not only a chance to become familiarized with an important rising young artist, but also to become part of a series which offers the public a unique opportunity to enjoy the mainstream of music.

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March of Dimes Awards Grant to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies in Bennington The March of Dimes Vermont State Chapter has awarded a community grant in the amount of $6,300 to Sunrise Family Resource Center to decrease the disparity of birth outcomes for young parents by increasing their participation in maternal child health programs. Sunrise is Bennington County’s Parent Child Center, part of a network of Vermont agencies that support the strengthening and healthy growth and development of families.

Sunrise Family Resource Center receives generous grant

This grant is one of many that the March of Dimes awards in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Teen mothers and their babies face increased risks to their health. Teen mothers are the least likely of all maternal age groups to get early and regular prenatal care. In 2008, the rate of new families at risk (first births to single women under 20 without a high school education) in Bennington was 14.7%, more than double the state rate of 6%. This grant will support young parents connecting with local health providers early in their pregnancy. “This project is based on information we received from a series of focus groups in which teen parents identified that having an informed, supportive, and non-judgmental person to talk with would help them connect to services as they moved through pregnancy into parenthood,” explains Ellen Winitzer, Family Development Coordinator at Sunrise. “With this grant we’ll be able to better support these early connections so vital to ensuring healthy outcomes for mothers and babies.” The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies SM, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies. March for Babies will take place on Saturday, May 8 at Colgate Park in Bennington. For information on other March for Babies events and the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com/Vermont. ________________________________________________

National Library Week

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It’s National Library Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians, and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. The Bennington Free Library is celebrating National Library Week with a “Fine Free Week.” From Monday, April 12 through Saturday, April 17, patrons may return overdue library items without paying late fees. Patrons may also register for a raffle – donated prizes include: Bennington Pottery “Trigger” mugs, Friends of the Library book bag with original artwork, blank journal from Evans News, gift certificate for lunch at Kevin and Mike’s and much more. The Children’s Room at the library is hosting three story hours. Children and their families are encouraged to visit the Children’s Room. “Our library is the heart of our community,” says Lynne Fonteneau McCann, Library Director. “People of all ages, from all walks of life come to the library for books and videos, and to attend workshops and events which meet their educational, cultural and social needs. Patrons may attend a story hour with their children, research local history, search online for employment opportunities or receive research assistance from a trained librarian. If you don’t already have a library card, National Library Week is the perfect time to drop by and learn about all that we have to offer.” First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. For more information, visit the Bennington Free Library at101 Silver Street in Bennington or call 802-442-9051. The Library’s hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Fridays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Texas Hold ‘Em at Bennington Elks Club

A Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will be held at the Bennington Elks Club on Friday, April 16. Sign in at 6 p.m., with the tournament starting at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. There is a $40 buy in, and $25 rebuy. This event is to benefit the Bennington Little League. _________________________________________________

Pownal Historical Society Presents Grace Greylock Niles, Queen of the Moccasin Flowers

On April 25 at 2 p.m., at the American Legion in Pownal (main level), Allison Bell and Maida Goodwin will tell the powerful story of Pownal’s own Grace Greylock Niles (1864-1943). In an era when few options were open to single women, Niles proved remarkably resourceful in finding educational opportunities and ways to support herself as the family finances failed. She eventually fashioned a writing career out of her intense connection to her native place. Pownal and its environs provided the inspiration for her two books, “The Hoosac Valley - Its Legends and its History,” a local history published in 1912, and “Bog-Trotting for Orchids” (1904) a much-loved exploration of Pownal’s rich and abundant bogs and other wetlands. For more information please contact Joyce and Ken Held at 802-8235536 or Pownal@comcast.net. ________________________________________________

Summer Camp

Summer Camp at the Bennington Early Childhood Center on Harwood Hill is now accepting applications for children ages 2 through 8. Children may enroll for any or all of the six weeks. The 8:30-12:30 morning sessions will be presenting the following themes: Week 1, ”Look at Me, I’m a Musician;” Week 2, “Someday I want to be a Chef!;” Week 3, “Come join the Circus;” Week 4, “Community Helpers;” Week 5, “I want to be an Actor;” and Week 6, “Look I’m an Earth Scientist.” Each group will explore the themes appropriately for their age. For those who need full day care additional hours can be added through 4:30 p.m. Group sizes are limited so early action is encouraged. Applications for Junior Counselors ages 11-13 are also being accepted at this time. For more information please email benningtonecc@gmail. com or call 802-447-1093.

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Celebrate Spring! Plant a Tree!

Time is running out to get your orders in for the Rensselaer County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 39th Annual Spring Arbor Green Tree and Shrub Program. The Annual Spring Arbor Green Program offers inexpensive bareroot stock for conservation plantings, wildlife habitat improvement, erosion control, Christmas trees, nature education and landscaping your environment. Trees available this year include: Colorado Blue Spruce; Austrian Pine; Balsam Fir, Norway Spruce, Canadian Hemlock, White Flowering Dogwood and Pin Oak. Shrubs include Rose of Sharon, Highbush Blueberry, Lilac, Spirea, Privet, Red Raspberries, and more. To get an order blank, call the Conservation District at 518-271-1740 or visit the Conservation Field Office at 61 State Street in Troy, New York. Our Agriculture and Life Sciences Building is located just north of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Return your order and payment by April 28 and distribution will be Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Questar (BOCES) Center on Industrial Park Road in South Troy. You may also download an order blank by going to the Rensselaer county web site, which is, www.rensco.com, and follow the link to the “How To!...” box on the left hand side of the page, scroll down to the 39th Annual Arbor Green Tree and Shrub Sale link, click and print it out. This program supports Soil and Water Conservation Programs in the County. You need not be a resident of Rensselaer County to participate in this program. The Conservation District is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. April 7, 2010

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Pet Pedicure Party

Come to a Pet Pedicure Party for our furry friends on Saturday, April 17 and May 8, 10 a.m. to noon at West Mountain Animal Hospital. This is to benefit the WMAH Worth a Chance Relay for Life Team. Last year the Pedicure Party raised $11,000. The goal for 2010 is $15,000. The Pedicure Party is open to dogs and cats. Please have dogs on a leash and cats in carriers. Cost of the nail trim is $5 per pet. Please note that technicians will not accommodate fractious or aggressive attendees! For further information or your pet pedicure appointment, please call 802-447-7723. West Mountain Animal Hospital is located on Harwood Hill, Bennington, Vermont.

Schnitzelfest

On Saturday April 17, get your German on at the German-American Club of Albany, 32 Cherry Street, Albany with our Schnitzelfest. All of our events are open to the public. This month we feature live music from the Mountain Brauhaus Band. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Dinner choices are Jaeger schnitzel (pork) or chicken schnitzel with potatoes, and a vegetable medley at $20 per plate. Salad and dessert are included. Walk-ins are welcome for music and dancing at $6 per person. For reservations, please call 518-489-0831 or 518-265-6102.

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From my Corner

— by Susan J. Coons ...count me in... My early childhood was spent in Chicago and its suburbs. Chicago, as is New York City, is a melting pot of cultures, races and religions. The city is broken down into neighborhoods, again, much the same as New York City. Spending my childhood in such a diverse environment was probably one of the greatest opportunities of my lifetime. I learned, with the keen recording device built into a child’s brain, that adults and children who were different from me were kind, ate interesting foods, sometimes dressed differently, didn’t go to the Christian Science Church (where my grandma was a practitioner), but to a Synagogue, their mothers yelled at them, too, and all of us laughed and cried, skinned our knees, and traded our lunches. As a result, I’m not afraid of people who are “different” from me on the outside because I know that we’re the “same” on the inside. Maybe that’s the reason I’m not afraid of our government. I know that the government is there to help all of us keep our country functioning, regulate trade, regulate banking, keep checks and balances between the different branches of government and much more. Representation in government is something kids learn in fourth and fifth grade. It’s reinforced in high school. That’s what the Tea Party was all about. Being taxed without representation! Many areas of our country where residents are refusing to fill out the census form will go underrepresented by the very government they fear and scream about and at! Who are they listening to? When those who are so fearful have an opportunity to participate in their destiny, they rant and rave and scream that the government is out to get them! Some even want their state to secede! Who are they listening to? Why are they afraid to stand up and be counted? My husband began tracing his heritage in the 1970s. The Mormon Church in Santa Monica has extensive records on file which enabled him to continue his search into the past. From there he went to early census records, all the way back to the first one which I believe was taken in 1790. Sure enough, there he saw names of his ancestors. Female members of families are more difficult to trace. But between birth, death, and marriage certificates and the census records, one is able to put the puzzle together. I filled out my census form in less than a minute and put it in the mail the same day I received it. You better believe I want to be counted! I don’t listen to fear-mongers. I want the government to know I’m here, and I vote. Susanism: Rise early on warm, summer mornings and sip your first cup of coffee outside as you watch the beautiful day begin. ________________________________________________

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Sunday Breakfast

The American Legion Post #13, Northside Drive, Bennington, will offer a Sunday Breakfast on April 11 beginning at 8 a.m. The Post election of officers will be held on Monday, April 19 from noon to 7 p.m. Come and join the 91st birthday dinner/dance on Saturday, April 17 beginning at 6 p.m. for further information, please call Shirley C. Carroll at 802-447-0726. April 7, 2010

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Susan Hunter Named to SVC Board of Trustees

Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows

Susan Hunter is the newest member of the Board of Trustees at Southern Vermont College, inducted in February 2010. Hunter, a resident of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Manchester, Vermont, is a member since 2005 of the Board of Overseers for WGBH, a non-commercial television and radio broadcast station in Boston and has devoted much of her time to educational service. “I am very pleased to welcome Susan Hunter to the Southern Vermont College Board of Trustees,” remarked SVC Board Chair Wallace Altes. “Susan brings a unique and special blend of talent and perspective to the Board and the SVC Community.” Hunter served on the Board of St. George’s School in Newport, Rhode Island, from 1996 to 2008. She was instrumental on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee and was Chair of the Committee on Trustees for the School. Hunter also served as Board Chair while a member of the Board of Trustees for the Dedham Country Day School from 1991 to 2004. Hunter earned her master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College. She is the daughter of the late Irene Hunter, a supporter of SVC whose giving catalyzed development of the College’s new living and learning center, Hunter Hall. Hunter joins two recently inducted SVC trustees: Anita Hill, Professor of Heller School at Brandeis University, and Carmen Lawrence, Partner and Co-head of Securities Enforcement Practice, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson in New York City. Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a career-enhancing, liberal arts education with 22 academic degree programs for approximately 500 students. Southern Vermont College recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and for lives as successful leaders in their communities. SVC’s intercollegiate athletics teams are part of the New England Collegiate Conference. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Friday, April 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. The meadows, forests, and wetlands of Canoe Meadows provide a variety of habitats that attract many birds. We will walk through these habitats in order to observe the changing birdlife. Because Canoe Meadows lies along a migration corridor adjacent to the Housatonic River and has a variety of habitat types, it’s one of the area’s most productive birding locations year-round. Bring binoculars. Beginners welcome. There is a slight fee. Instructor is Noreen Mole. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Massachusetts. Call 413-637-0320. _______________________________________________

Bird Banding Demonstration

Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Here’s a chance to observe handheld birds. Join us as we demonstrate the proper use of mist nets and band the birds that are captured. You will learn what valuable information can be obtained by this fieldwork. Participants will help gather data and release the birds unharmed. Free with regular sanctuary admission. Participants are free to come and go during the program. Free for members. Call ahead if weather is inclement. Not recommended for children under 3. There is a slight fee for non-members. Instructor is Christyna Laubach and volunteers. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, Massachusetts. Call 413-637-0320. _________________________________________________

Do Good. Have Fun. Go for a Spin!

The HFCS PTA invites you and your family to join them “as they put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising” with The Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom annual Spring Spin: One Good Turn to Benefit Another. For each ticket sold, the PTA earns $5, and that allows you to attend any opening day in May — 12 in all. Lake George’s premiere theme park is celebrating a new season of fun and wants you to enjoy the park while providing the HFCS PTA an opportunity to raise hundreds to thousands of dollars! You have the option to purchase a “C’mon back!” ticket to revisit the park any day during the 2010 season for $13 plus tax. This includes Fall Festival, Fright Fest and the Holiday Lights. You can also upgrade to a season pass for only $34.99 plus tax. If you so choose, you can buy both a season pass for $34.99 and a “C’mon Back” ticket for the $13 with one Spring Spin ticket. This is a great option for people with season passes that would like to bring a friend or a relative with them during the 2010 season. Each ticket presold by May 1, 2010, will earn the PTA $5. Last year, the PTA raised over $2,000 through this fundraiser. Children learn through play and Spring Spin allows your whole family a chance to play! The more tickets the PTA sells, the more money raised — and the more benefit to HFCS kids through PTA programs and events. Depending on how many tickets are sold, the PTA has an opportunity to win a bonus for being among the top three selling organizations. Order forms will be coming home with students and are available by contacting Rhonda Rosenburg (rhondarosenburg@yahoo.com; 518686-1593.) For additional information about Spring Spin, you may also visit www.springspin.com.

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April 7, 2010


Three Regional Acts Awarded Top Prizes at 2010 Pittsfield Youth Talent Show

42 Years for Area Business

Knapp’s Pets & Hobbies is an area business that started over 42 years ago in the bedroom of Ronald and Ellen Knapp’s son. It soon expanded to an actual storefront in the Monument Plaza where it was located until the Knapps wanted to retire and the business was purchased by the Outwater family in February of 2000. Having to find a new location, they moved Knapp’s to Main St. in downtown Bennington, Vermont and had their grand opening on April 1, 2000. At this time it officially became known as Knapp’s Pets, Hobbies and Music with the addition of a guitar shop, reflecting the hobby of Duffy Outwater. Other changes were also made including bringing in an educational toy section which was well-received and expanded upon as the years went by. They outgrew their new home and purchased a property at 198 North St. in Bennington that they renovated and moved into in November of 2005 where they remain today. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary this April, they will be offering monthly specials, having a monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate, starting a food club for small animal and bird food as well as a $10 discount card for every $100 purchased. Kicking off the year-long celebration they will be having a 10% off storewide sale April 1st - 3rd (excluding guitars and amps already at guaranteed lowest prices). As a local business they strive to provide great personal service to their customers, sell locally bred small animals and birds and unique locally made and USA made products, and keep their prices competitive. This eclectic store has a wide array of offerings from staple hobby supplies for models and rockets to pets, fish and related supplies. It also has a nice assortment of educational toys, puzzles and games (for kids and adults!) and of course a great guitar shop too. Where else can you go and buy live mice, guitar strings and a game or puzzle for a rainy day?

Herberg Middle School student Christine Bile took home top honors at the Pittsfield Youth Commission Talent Show held on Friday, March 19 with her vocal performance of “Brick by Boring Brick.” Second place went to Mike Benham, Brendan Lennon, Tim Bachli, and Bryan Parrot, members of the rock band “Burning Dawn,” and third place was awarded to Pittsfield High School student Jose Lu, who performed a unique style of dance called “tutting.” All together there were 12 participants who showcased their talent in a variety of distinctions. The show included vocal performances from Myajay Eugene, Molly McGuigan, Liz Chapman, Ashley Navarette, dance performances from Mackenzie Buckley, Cassandra Chicoine, and X-Quizit (Gabrielle Gervas and Emily Spaulding) and Chris German, who entertained the audience with yo-yoing. The Youth Talent Show was hosted by Carrie Saldo, the Director of Marketing and Communications at Missions Inc., and Michelle Atiemo, a member of the Pittsfield Youth Commission and senior at Taconic High School. The show had three featured acts, Youth Alive Step Team, Fresh Trix Crew, first place winners of the 2008 Talent Show, and Euince Brou who sang during the judges deliberation. Pittsfield Prevention Partnership chairman Kelly Marion along with Cynthia Quiones presented the S.A.Y. It Proud Awards to five local young ladies; Ashara Lindemann from Taconic High, Savannah Marion and Rachel Nicola from Herberg Middle School, Michelle Messana from Lenox High, and Renee Saville from Nessacus Middle School. The S.A.Y. It Proud campaign is to recognize young people who are involved in positive activities and making good choices. The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership seeks to recognize the achievements of youth to help to create the kind of healthy and positive community that prevents kids from turning to substance abuse. S.A.Y. It Pround awards were donated from Berkshire Bank, Pittsfield Family YMCA, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Studio 72, Hair Express, City Cuts, Shear Style, and the Clip Shop. The Pittsfield Youth Commission Talent Show was sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, City of Pittsfield and Barrington Stage ������������� Co. Prizes for the Talent Show were ������������������������������������������������� donated by Devanny Condron, ��������������������� �������������������������������������������������� Colonial Theater, Barrington �������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������� Stage, Chapters Bookstore and the Beacon Cinema. Pittsfield’s Youth Coordinator Jernee Edgerton says �������� “We would like to thank everyone �������������������� who helped make this event suc������� �������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� cessful, including our sponsors, the �������������� ������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� planning committee, and all the ��������������������� �������� participants.” ��������������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ����������������� �������� For more information on the ���������� ������������������ ���� ��� ����� ����� PittsfieldYouth Commission,please ���������������������� ���������� contact Jernee Edgerton at 413-499���������� ���������� ���������� ���������� ���������� �������������������� 9348 or at jedgerton@pittsfieldch. � �� � �� � �� �������������������� � �� � �� com. �� �����������

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Catamount Rotary Offers Scholarships to High School Seniors

The Catamount Rotary offers two scholarships each year. The Catamount Scholarship provides $1,200 a year for four years and the Catamount Vocational Scholarship provides $1,200 for two years. Seniors enrolled in Arlington Memorial High School or Mount Anthony Union High School are eligible to apply. Home schoolers who reside in the towns covered by these two school districts are also invited to submit an application. Applications are due by April 30 and can be downloaded from the Catamount Rotary web site at www.catamountrotary.com. Follow the link on the right bottom of the home page. Awards will be made in early June. The Catamount Rotary is a public service organization. Therefore, applications will be selected based on community service experience as well as academic performance. Completed applications can be submitted to Robert Pini, P.O. Box 588, Bennington, VT 05201. ________________________________________________

Nutshell Playhouse at Main Street Stage

Nutshell Playhouse will present “Pirates!” at Main Street Stage, 57 Main Street, North Adams, Massachusetts, on Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the ������������������������������ door. Seating is limited. ������������ Written and Directed by Don Jordan, “Pirates!” is swashbuckling ����������������������������� adventure featuring bold buccaneers, a mysterious map with a riddle, cursed treasure, a visit to an island that you can’t see, a pirate ghost, and a magical journey to the bottom of the sea. The �������������������� ��������������������� performances feature Berkshire ����������������������� ���������������������� � �������� County actors Wendy Walraven, ��������������������� ������������������� ���������������� Alexia Trainor and Matthew ��������������������������� ������������ ��������� ������������������� Coviello. Together they bring ����������������������������� ������������� you a family performance brim��������������������������������� ��������������� ������������������ ming with excitement and theat���������������� rical innovation. �������������������� ������������������� �������������� For more information on ����������� ������������������ Nutshell Playhouse visit nutshell��������������� ������������� ������������ playhouse.org. ������������ This project is supported in ����������������� �������������� ������������ part by a grant from the Cultural ����������������� ������������������������ �������������������������������������� Council of Northern Berkshire, a �������������������� local agency which is supported ��������������������������������������������������������� ����������������� by the Massachusetts Cultural ������������������������������������ �������� �������� �������� ������� Council, a state agency. ���� ������������������������������������������

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Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute invites families, youth groups, and members of the community to create their own fairy houses and gnome homes to display on the Clark grounds April 17- 25, during the April school vacation week. To introduce participants to the magic of these tiny dwellings, two workshops will be offered at the Clark on April 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 to 4 p.m. Admission to the workshops is free. The workshops, taught by local artist Ann Kremers, will include a lively, informal presentation and artful examples of fairy houses. Natural materials including moss and twigs will be provided to participants who will create a “miniature” object, such as a piece of furniture or decoration, appropriate for a fairy house. Attendance at the workshop is not necessary to participate in the community installation. During the week-long community art event, the public is invited to build a miniature home for tiny, mythical creatures on the Clark grounds using found, natural materials. A campus map and site assignments will be provided at the information desk. The tiny dwellings will be featured at the Clark’s family day on April 25, when visitors can stroll the grounds to view the houses. The free Family Day on April 25 will feature a campus-wide adventure and exploration of how people fit into different spaces, places, and settings. Activities will include finding your way through a cardboard maze, creating clothespin people inspired by the exhibition Giovanni Boldini in Impressionist Paris, and creating your own Boldini exhibition. The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. For more information, call 413-458-2303. April 7, 2010


Mercy Sunday

Our Lady of Ephesus House of Prayer invites you to come celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on April 11, 2010. Gathering time is 1:30 p.m.; The Holy Rosary at 2 p.m.; Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 2:30; chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m.; Songs and Meditations by Isaac Wash at 3:30 p.m.; Confessions all afternoon; Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with a potluck supper following the Mass at 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 802-896-6000 or check the web site at www.ourladyofephesushouseofprayer.org. ________________________________________________

Barefoot Boys at Meetinghouse Café

The Barefoot Boys, the Capital District folk duo, will perform their classic Hudson River and seafaring music at the Meetinghouse Café of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bennington on Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m. The Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse is at 108 School Street in downtown Bennington. Admission is $15, and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Interfaith Council’s Emergency Food and Fuel Fund. Coffee, tea and desserts will be available for purchase. The Barefoot Boys perform traditional folk music, whether it’s mountain ballads, square dance tunes, instrumental medleys, or folksongs of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson Valley. They also play more recently written songs (by artists such as Pete Seeger, Stan Rogers, Si Kahn, Bill Staines, and John McCutcheon) that reflect the spirit and recall the sound of the old songs. They’ve performed extensively around the Hudson Valley and throughout the Northeast, and play a wide array of instruments, including guitar, harmonica, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, and both mountain and hammered dulcimer. The duo is made up of Rich Bala and Tom White. Bala (vocals, guitar, harmonica, mountain dulcimer) is described by the Middletown Record as having “a sturdy voice, a nifty guitar style, and a storyteller’s flair that makes you hang on every word.” He’s researched, collected, and performed traditional folk music for over 25 years, has released two solo recordings, and has performed with Pete Seeger, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Happy Traum, John Herald, Eric Weissberg, and Joe Hickerson. White (vocals, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, concertina, hammered dulcimer) is an extraordinary “musician’s musician” who plays a wide variety of instruments, and whose knowledge of traditional music is awe-inspiring. He has appeared on over 40 recordings, won numerous prizes at festival competitions, and has played with Emmy Lou Harris, The Woods Tea Company, Roger Sprung, Sandy and Caroline (and Dave and Rob) Paton, and Pete Sutherland, among others. He’s also one of the finest hammered dulcimer players in the Hudson Valley and Catskill regions. Tickets will be available at the door or by leaving a reservation message at 802-440-9816. Information is available at www.uubennington. org. April 7, 2010

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Williams College Department of Music Presents Artsbreak at The Clark

The Williams College Department of Music will present Artsbreak, the first of a series of four music recitals featuring Williams College music students with wonderful performances of classical, jazz, and world music on Sunday, April 18, at 1 p.m. in the main gallery at The Clark in Williamstown. This free event is open to the public. This program includes Alice Sady ‘13, piano with Chopin’s Polonaise Fantaisie and Pinsi Lei ‘12, soprano with Pergolesi’s Nina. Updated program details can be found on the Web site http://music.williams. edu/node/1013.

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Shaftsbury Seniors

The Shaftsbury Seniors (S.O.S.) meet for pot luck lunch Friday, April 16 at noon in the Shaftsbury Methodist Church. Jack Gaither, RTC, will discuss his work as a rehab technician and low-vision instructor with the Vermont Associastion for the Blind and Visually Impaired. All Seniors are welcome. Call George Sohn at 802-447-1976 for information.

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Raffle to Benefit Amputees

Susan J. Coons is raffling off a paint-decorated depression-era china cabinet to raise funds to benefit women and children who have undergone amputations without the benefit of anesthesia made necessary by the horrific earthquake in Haiti. Funds raised will go directly to Doctors Without Borders for the specific purpose of providing prosthetic devices for those women and children. Susan purchased this cabinet at an auction. It was in poor condition. She repaired and paint decorated the cabinet for the purpose of selling it, but instead saw this as an opportunity to do one small thing to help victims of the Hatian earthquake. Cost of the raffle tickets are: 6 for $5; 13 for $10. Tickets are available at the TriState Pennysaver News office, 109 South Street, Bennington, Jay’s Art Shop, the Bennington Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont News Guide, 99 Bonnet Street, Manchester Center, Vermont. The cabinet is on display in the window of the office at the TriState Pennysaver News Bennington. The drawing will be held on April 15, 2010. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased a raffle ticket.

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OBITUARY

Joseph Leo ‘Joe’ White

Joseph Leo “Joe”White, 65, died peacefully on Saturday, March 27, at home in the loving care of his wife and daughters after a two year battle with cancer. Born on May 19, 1944 in Pittsfield, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Elizabeth Pelkey White. Their home was on Town Hill Road in Middlefield. He was educated in Middlefield and Chester schools where he worked at area factories. He had also worked for Conrail for nine years and the Chester Highway Department for five years. A selfemployed logger, he had worked in the logging and firewood business for over fifty years. Joe was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a passion for both vegetable and perennial gardening. His grandchildren also brought him great pleasure throughout the years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Rocke White, two daughters Theresa Fryer and her husband Terry of Lexington, Kentucky, and Laurie Varelas and her husband Dean of Westfield. A son; Jeremy Wright and his wife Tami of Middlefield and two grandsons, Dean G. Varelas II and Alexander W.Varelas of Westfield. He also leaves four granddaughters; Caitlyn J. Fryer and Breanna M. Fryer of Lexington, Kentucky, and Heather L. Sikop

of Easthampton and Destiny M. Wright of Middlefield. Six brothers; Billy and Leon of Texas, Johnny of North Adams, David of Adams, Tony of Lee and best friend and brother, Jimmy of Windsor as well as his five sisters; Joann Kelton of Huntington, Linda Sampson of Lee, Irene Daniels of Adams, Sandi Stone of Pittsfield and Terry Bensen of Pittsfield. He also leaves many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his good friend Bucky Besaw. He leaves behind his beloved animals, Ozzy, Willy, Daisy and Lily. He was predeceased by his brother Tommy. The White family wishes to express deep appreciation for the wonderful care received from Dr. Snowise and staff at Suburban Internal Medicine in Lee and to Dr. Harvey Zimbler and staff at Berkshire Hematology Oncology in Pittsfield who all made this journey a little easier to take. Joe’s love of the outdoors, big heart and the fact that he didn’t have a care in the world will always be remembered by anyone who had the pleasure to know him. Donations in memory of Joe may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires, 877 South Street, Suite 200, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, or to The Chronic Disease Fund, 6900 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200, Plano, Texas 75024.

WEEKLY ALMANAC

AA • AL-ANON • NA • GA Thursday:

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Saturday:

AA, AL-Anon, NA, GA: Teen support, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m., room 6 Al-Anon ACOA: 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. John the Baptist Church, North Bennington NA Back to Basics Group, Second Congregational Ch, Bennington, 7:00 p.m. NA: 7-8 p.m., Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Bennington Vt.

NA: 7-8 p.m., Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Bennington Vt.

Friday:

AA: Turning Point Club, Bennington, Open meeting, 6-7 p.m. J.S. Open Discussion meeting, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m.

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AARP Bennington Chapter #269 will be having their monthly meeting on April 8, 2010 at the Elks Club, Washington Street, at 1 p.m. Trevor Mance of TAM Waste Removal will be the speaker. Refreshments will be served. Members and guests welcomed. Please remember to bring food for BROC and donations of spring clothing and surplus bedding.

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Candlelight NA: 11:30 p.m., Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Bennington H.S. Meeting Book Second Congregational Church, Bennington, noon, Room 6. AA Second Congragational Church, Bennington, noon; 7:30 p.m. Teen Support Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m., Rm 6 ACOA: 9-10 a.m., Turning Point Club, Bennington

Sunday:

Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p;.m., Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St. NA: 5-6 p.m., Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Bennington Vt. AA meeting, St. James Episcopal Ch, Arlington, 8 p.m.

Monday:

AA Open meeting, Turning Point Club, 6-7 p.m., 465 Main st., Bennington, VT AA meeting for Gay/Bi/Lesbian/ Transgendered Persons, 7:00 p.m., Turning Point Club, Bennington NA, Mondays at 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Bennington H.S. Meeting Book Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday:

NA, Turning Point Club, Bennington 2 p.m. Al-Anon ACOA meeting, Bennington College, North Bennington, 7:00 p.m. AA Second Congregational

Church, Bennington 7 p.m. AA meeting, St. James Episcopal Ch, Arlington, 8:00 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Wednesday:

Women’s Co-DA: 6:30 p.m., Turning Point Club, Bennington Al-Anon, Burdett Commons, Arlington, noon. H.S. STEP meeting Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m. Bennington Women’s Meeting of AA: 6-7 p.m., Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Bennington, VT DA - Debtor’s Anonymous, Wed. 8-9pm, Turning Point Club of Bennington, 465 Main St., Benniington, VT , 802-442-9700

GED • EDUCATION Thursday:

GED Class, Mack Molding, Arlington, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday:

GED Class, Mack Molding, Arlington, 6 p.m.

Wednesday:

Dept. of Employment & Training, Veterans Memorial Drive, Bennington

MIND & BODY WELLNESS

Thursday: Grief Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Hillside St., Bennington, VNA & Hospice, 802-447-4594. Bennington Free Clinic, 6-9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street. Call 447-3700 for an

appointment. Arthritis Support Group, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, fourth Thursday,1:00 p.m. LaLeche League Support Meeting, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, third Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Monday:

Parents in Crisis, SVMC, Bennington, 7:00 p.m. RSVP Bone Builders: Call RSVP at 447-1545 for info. Free. Arlington, American Legion Hall, Mon and Th, 10:30-11:30.

Tuesday:

Grief Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Hillside St., Bennington, VNA & Hospice, 802-442-9515. All Gain, No Pain Senior Strengthening Class - Bennington Firehouse, River St., 10:3011:15 a.m.; N. Bennington Congregational Ch, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Support group for family members of those suffering from mental illness, Third Tuesday at 7 p.m., UCS, 316 Dewey St., Bennington. Clare at 824-3909. LaLeche League Support Meeting, Second Congragational Church, Bennington, third Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Wednesday:

Aerobic Indoor Walking - Beginner, Mon, Wed, Fri., Bennington Firehouse, River St., 8:15 a.m. 442-6886 Senior Exercise Classes, Hoosick Falls Senior Center, 1-1:45 p.m. 447-5689.

Bereavement/Loss Support Group, SVMC, Bennington, fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m. Bereavement Support Group, SVMC, Medical Office Bldg., Bennington, 6:30 p.m.

MUNICIPAL MEETINGS Thursday:

Sunderland Elementary Planning Commitee. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Monday: Poultney Selectmen’s meeting, Town Hall, second and fourth Monday, 6:30 p.m. Sunderland Selectmen’s meeting, Sunderland Elementary School, first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Shaftsbury Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday:

Shaftsbury Zoning Board meeting, Town Office, second & third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Shaftsbury Planning Commission, Town Office, first & third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

Dept of Employment & Training Information, Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Bennington, first Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. Sandgate Planning Committee meeting, 7:00 p.m. Sunderland Zoning Board meeting, Sunderland Elementary school, third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Bennington Planning Committee meeting, Town Office, first and third Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

MISCELLANEOUS Thursday:

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Friday:

Line Dancing, Pownal American Legion Post #90, Route 7, every Friday, 7-9 p.m., class included; no charge; bring non-perishable food item to support Pownal food Pantry; 823-4626 Success by Six Play Group, Mettowee School, West Pawlet, 9:30 a.m. Ladies Fellowship, Missionary Alliance Church, Bennington, 9:30 a.m. Unit 69 American Legion Auxiliary, Legion Room, Arlington, second Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Wednesday:

ACOA, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m. BINGO Bingo, Pownal American Legion, Post 90, Route 7, Pownal; 3 jackpot games, speedballs, cookie jar crash, raffles and door prizes doors and concession open at 5 p.m. Community Bingo, Masonic Lodge next to Banknorth, Main Street, Bennington, VT; doors open at 5 p.m., Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. For info: Chuck at 442-7904; Dorothy at 379-1184.

PRAYER GROUPS Thursday:

Community Bible Study, nondenominational for women, children, 10 a.m. - noon September -May. Bennington. 447-4745.

Monday:

Prayer meeting, Baha’i Faith at 7 p.m. For info., call 802-447-3866

Wednesday:

Spiritual Renewal for Busy Lives, Embury United Methodist Church, 41 East Main St., Cambridge, NY, 518-677-3602, 1st, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 p.m.

WEEKEND WORSHIP

ARLINGTON Saturday:

St. Margaret Mary’s, Mass, 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:

St. James Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m. Rite I and 10 a.m. Rite II. Rev. Scott Neal 802375-9952, stjamesarlington.org; stjamesparish@myfairpoint.net St. Margaret Mary’s Church, Mass,10:00 a.m. Federated Church, East Arlington, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Ice Pond Road, worship service, 10 a.m.; www. earlingtonfedchurch.org; 375-2548, April 7, 2010

Rev. Kathleen S. Clark, Pastor Chapel on the Green, West Arlington, Services, 7:00 p.m., last Sunday of the month, 6:00 p.m. covered dish supper.

BENNINGTON Saturday:

Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales, Vigil, 4:00 p.m.

Sunday:

First Baptist Church (ABC/USA), 601 Maiin Street, Bennington, Worship 9:30 a.m. Christian Science Society: Wed. meeting 7:30 p.m.; Reading Room, Wed. 7-7:35 p.m.; 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat. & 2nd Mon. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 125 Hillside Street, 442-2862 or 447-3502. Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales, Mass, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist, 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. (SS 9) First Church of Christ Scientist, Services, 10:00 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School Street, Services, 10:00 a.m., (religious education, child care, 10:00 a.m.) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 9:30 a.m. Sacrament Service; 10:40 a.m. SS; 11:40 a.m. Relief Society & Priesthood. 4470139; 442-8126 Capstone Baptist Church meeting at 1043 Water Street, North Bennington: Worship, 11 a.m.; S.S. 9:45 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m., Pastor Phil Steadman, 4426041 Missionary Alliance Church Service 10 a.m.,198 Crescent Blvd., Bennington (9 a.m. Christian Education all ages) 442-6840 Sunday Bible Study, 10 a.m., Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St. 2nd floor. Child care provided. The Rev. Robin Greene, 447-8544.

5:30 p.m.; Greenwich St. Joseph’s Church, 4 p.m., Cambridge St. Patrick’s Church, 4 p.m. Contemporary Worship, 6 p.m., Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Rte. 22 & Johnsonhill Rd., Hoosick Falls, NY 518-686--4062

Sunday:

Mass, Salem Holy Cross Church, 8:30 a.m.; Greenwich St. Joseph Church, 10:15; Cambridge St. Patrick’s Church, 10:30 a.m.; Schuylerville’s Notre-DameVisitation Church, 8:30 a.m.

Embury Methodist Church of Cambridge, Services, 110:00 a.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Salem, Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays & Prayer Book Holy Days: 11 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I Shushan Methodist Church, Services, 9:30 a.m. All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Hoosick Falls: Eucharist Service 9:30 a.m. S.S. 9:15 a.m.; Healing Prayer and adult Bible study, Wed. 6:30 p.m.; Father Gary Strubel, 518-686-9037

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NORTH BENNINGTON

Sunday: North Bennington Baptist Church, 15 Church St., North Bennington, VT, Worship, 9:30; Bible study Thurs., 10:15 a.m.; Prayer meeting, Thurs., 11:30 a.m.; Rev. David H. Jinno, Pastor; 802-442-2711

SHAFTSBURY

Sunday: Redeemer Lutheran Church (ECLA)m Route 67A, 1.5 miles off Route 7A, Shaftsbury. Sunday Communion service, 9:30 a.m. Pastor Fredrick McGee. 442-8423. First United Methodist Church, Worship Service 10 a.m., Pastor Matthew Bowles, 802-447-2908

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