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OUR READERS’ LETTERS ...sick & tired...

I have received correspondence in response to my column, “Sick and Tired” published in the February 10 issue of the Vermont News Guide from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a note from a young man who works in the office of Congressman Scott Murphy, and Scott Murphy himself. I am publishing all three responses.

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Dear Ms. Coons, Thank you for writing to me about the current state of our health care system. I appreciate your point of view and share many of your concerns. I believe that it is vital that we act now to bring forth health care reform solutions that will lower costs for those currently covered by private insurance, strengthen Medicare for seniors and allow every American to access quality and affordable health care. Our health care system is currently badly broken. Over the last ten years, health care premium increases have far outpaced earned wages and forty-seven million Americans, including

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three million New Yorkers, are currently uninsured and an additional 25 million are underinsured. With our current economic situation, many Americans are losing their insurance coverage when they are laid off from their jobs. Even people who thought they were adequately covered with the health insurance they purchased later learn that they are not when facing a catastrophic diagnosis. This is unacceptable. No family should be one health care emergency away from bankruptcy. Congress must act to provide stability in the health insurance industry. Quality care for the patient, affordability for families and small businesses, and patient choice are all important considerations in reforming our health care system. We need a plan in place that Americans will be able to afford, as well as allow them a true choice between competing health insurance plans. Having a public option, similar to a Medicare-for-all program, would create competition and result in lower health care costs across the board. If you are happy with the coverage you currently have, a public option would also allow you to keep it. I have been a strong supporter of affordable, quality health insurance for all. I am committed to addressing this important issue and will work with my Senate colleagues on a bipartisan solution. Thank you again for writing to express your concerns and I hope that you keep in touch with my office regarding future legislation and concerns you may have. For more information on this and other important issues, please visit my Web site at gillibrand.senate.gov and sign up for my e-newsletter. Sincerely yours, — Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator

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Hi Susan, Thanks for sending us your column. Congressman Murphy absolutely agrees thatWashington is broken and business as usual simply won’t cut it anymore. The partisanship has gotten to the point where it is nearly impossible to do anything. One of the worst cases of this was on the Senate vote to form a bipartisan debt commission. Seven Senators who had cosponsored the bill voted against it so as to not cross party lines. We need to end the partisanship and work together to solve our nation’s problems. Thanks again for contacting us. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you. Regards, — Josh (works in the office of Congressman Scott Murphy) Dear Ms. Coons, Thank you for taking the time to contact me about Congressional leadership. As I work to meet the needs and priorities of our community and the nation, please know how much I appreciate having the benefit of your views. As a member of Congress, my primary focus is to independently represent the people of New York’s 20th district. My title of “Representative” is also my job description, which is why I am committed to travelling to every town in the district this year to hear the concerns of the families I represent. Since taking office in April, I have held Congress-OnYour-Corner forums and other events in all 10 counties across the district. I also understand that this is not a position of entitlement — it is a platform from which to protect and advance the interests of my fellow residents of Upstate New York, regardless of ideology or party affiliation. While I understand that you are concerned about the prioriMarch 3, 2010


READERS’ LETTERS ties of congressional leadership, I assure you that my priority is to listen to and serve the interests of the people of New York’s 20th district as an independent voice in the House of Representatives. Thank you again for contacting me about this important issue. As a Member of Congress, I have to make tough decisions every day, and hearing from you helps me to do my job well. To stay informed of my work or to sign up for future updates, please visit my Web site at scottmurphy. house.gov. Please do not hesitate to contact my office again if I can be of any further assistance. Sincerely, — Scott Murphy Member of Congress I find the response from Rep. Murphy to be defensive, offensive, and arrogant. Mr. Murphy did not run on an Independent ticket. SJC

...shut out...

I always read this writer’s letters with interest hoping to get informed but this current tome raises more questions then provides meaningful information. 1. In his second paragraph he refers to political leaders who pledge bitter partisanship. Is he referring to the majority party in power who have in effect shut out the minority party? The only reason we have this current call for partisanship is because of Brown’s stunning victory in Massachusetts. 2. In his fourth paragraph he refers to the Vermont voters who voted for change. Is he implying that the change that they got was not the change that they thought they would get? Everybody who was informed knew that with these people in power, would be getting a far left administration that would spend and tax, and legislate for the sake of volume not whether good or bad. 3. In his fifth paragraph where March 3, 2010

he refers to the rich getting richer. Is he asking for the equal distribution of wealth, and the demise of capitalism? 4. In his ninth paragraph where he refers to drastic actions by our Federal Government. Is he calling for more debt to put on the backs of his “13 grandchildren and great grandchildren”? 5. In his 11th paragraph he refers to the one goal of the minority party. He doesn’t understand the basic differences between the preparation of bipartisan legislation and preparing a bill by the majority party behind closed doors. This President has prepared his own bill of particulars on health care, the majority Senators and Representaives have each prepared their own bill, all with no input by the minority party? The question is who has paralyzed our country. 6. In his next to last paragraph where he refers to “we, the majority of Americans”. Is he referring to the Tea Party people who represent a majority of Americans who love their country and are unhappy with President Obama’s change? I look forward to reading the writer’s sequel. — Perry Green, Manchester, Vermont

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Over the past few weeks Burr and Burton and its tuition rate have been the focus of more than a few letters and editorials. Through it all, however, it seems to me that those sharing their views were largely missing the point. Burr and Burton does not manufacture widgets, it doesn’t make money and never will, its costs will always exceed the value of what it produces, unless, that is, you happen to value what it does. It educates kids, our (Continued on page 4) Vermont News Guide

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READERS’ LETTERS (Letters, cont) kids, and has done so for nigh on 180 years. It stands as an example of what a community can create and do, for it was built and has been maintained based on generosity, community effort, and the dedication of an endless line of teachers, administrators, trustees, and community members. Burr and Burton is the product of years of experience and of the vision, sweat and effort of many. The school has had to evolve with the times and the youth and communities it serves, for education no longer consists of reading, writing and ‘rithmatic. The future for which BBA strives to prepare its graduates has become very complex and difficult to foresee, and the costs of preparing for that future are rising. Burr and Burton has many and attracts many, anxious to find a school where teaching and teachers are truly valued and supported. In a time when finishing high school has become more important than ever, Burr and Burton has succeeded in insuring that nearly 100 percent of our kids graduate. Times are tough, and there is no question that Burr and Burton will have to continue to evolve to meet future challenges. These may indeed include dealing with a smaller enrollment or finding ways to increase that enrollment, but whatever that evolution turns out to be, it needs careful planning and thought and not abrupt actions taken and thought about after. We, make that I, don’t want to find that in our panic to deal with some immediate issue, we destroy a school that has taken so very long to build. I don’t want to find that we have swapped Burr and Burton for an “average” school, with “average” teachers, providing an “average” education - even if it does come with an “average” tuition rate.

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The salary freeze has, perhaps, bought us some time — thanks. But thank you more, Burr and Burton family, for the caring, the teaching, the hours spent planning, preparing, working, and fighting with and for our kids — you have built a special place. — Orland Campbell Manchester, Vermont

...voting against...

I have received the town report and am disappointed to find that the Mark Skinner Library continues to increase their request, now $153,200 in Article 19. I am voting “No” to this request for a number of reasons: The library has a healthy multi-million dollar endowment and additionally has a multimillion dollar building fund. They are wealthy. I am wondering if the Town should be asking them for money as we cut funding for things like benches and trash cans in an effort to contain the tax rate. This request is so out of proportion to other critical needs like the Manchester Rescue Squad who makes the second highest request at $15,000. We were very happy to help the Library when they came to the Town in financial trouble due to the market downturn and their own inattention. We were told that a contribution allowing them to be defined as a public library would help them access grant money. Sadly, this never materialized. Now that they claim to have developed a more responsible financial plan they need to resume their former selfsufficiency. I don’t think the Library should be buying land or a new building. Sarah Larsen generously gifted the Mark Skinner Library building to our town as well as the bulk of the endowment. I don’t think she would be happy to see how it has been left to deteriorate with millions of new dollars “set March 3, 2010


...rid ourselves...

Let us not be misled to believe Vermont Yankee is safe or reliable. The definition of reliable reads, “consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.” VY has proven that it has not earned this kind of credential. Entergy officials have misled the public under oath. They, on more than one occasion, have testified that there were not pipes carrying radioactive materials buried underground at VY. Recent “discoveries” of these pipes has led to March 3, 2010

the further funding of radioactive tritium and cobalt leaking out of these pipes into the surrounding groundwater and Connecticut River. Tritium is a radioactive isotope which is highly toxic to humans; it is not safe. VY and the Entergy Corporation have demonstrated their lack of safety and reliability, and therefore should be closed as scheduled in 2012. Let us not act in fear that our power will go out and our quality of life will be compromised when VY closes. The fact is that VY will close at some point, it cannot run forever. The proposed cost of power from VY, if an extension is granted, is 6.1 cents per kilowatt hour. The price is above the current contract price and above the price for power on the open market. We could close VY today and get cheaper power from the open market. Let us remember this, when thinking about the future of Vermont, “When one door is closed, many more will open.” When we close the doors at VY, we allow the opening of many more doors of opportunity, we make way for truly sustainable, truly renewable, truly safe and reliable power sources. Vermonters can lead the way to the future with solar and wind power. We can create hundreds of well paying jobs designing and building a future of sustainability for the generations yet to come. We must rid ourselves of this toxic future, rid ourselves of the dirty corporate scams, rid ourselves of the negativity, disease and greed that is so intertwined with nuclear power. WE must shut the doors at VY and hold Entergy accountable for its cleanup and decommission. Please write to your representatives and senators, tell them to close VY and rid our state of nuclear power forever. — Brook Decker, Andover, Vermont

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aside” for a new building. The Library trustees should spend that money to repair and update the gift that has served us so well for all these years. Many other non-profits including the Manchester Health Services, Northshire Day School, and Community Food Cupboard have withdrawn their appropriation requests from the town and lived within their own fundraising budgets. I appreciate their sensitivity. I see other organizations like Burr and Burton Academy and Riley Rink hire professional fundraisers and find millions of dollars for their development. The Library has been repeatedly asked to do this but continues to rely on their recently found ability to get tax dollars at Town Meeting. For some people in town, the tax burden of these expenses is not significant. However, there are many here who work hard and struggle to pay that tax bill. Many of those are at work when the “Friends of the Library” are voting higher and higher appropriations at Town Meeting every year. I hope that these folks rethink their requests and that the voters join me in drawing the line and vote against Article 19 this year. Sincerely, — Kathleen Powers, Manchester, Vermont

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— by Susan J. Coons ...chump change... This last snow storm reminded me of the October 4, 1987 storm. The snow was so very heavy that many of the special trees on my property, such as my lilac tree, lost large limbs. I tried to lift the snow off of those limbs bent to the ground, and was able to save some, but others had already snapped. I always wonder where little critters and birds hide when a storm appears. (The little critters probably head for my basement!) Snowmobilers were out Tuesday night until all hours of the morning. Later in the day one could hear snowblowers out in full force, which was a welcome sound. My neighbor Dave snow-plowed my driveway while 12 year old nieghbor and potential wrestling star, Jake Pine, shoveled out paths in the backyard from my back porch to Burchard Avenue and out to the car on Abbott Street. Lots of shoveling, and he even swept off the car! Not enough kids are interested in helping out neighbors and cruising the neighborhood looking to do small errands, all to be paid for in full for sure. When Catherine and John (my children) were young and out of school for the summer, they earned a little chump change by watering folks yards and gardens; took care of their pets when they were away for a week or day; picked up mail, etc. The kids piled the things they needed for their errands in their red wagon and went down the street with tools for weeding, a nozzle for watering, their watering can, treats for pets, etc. They did this for several summers. It was fun for them, gave them something to do, and they earned a little money. They also got to know the neighbors, who were so appreciative that they called the children often for assistance. It built confidence in the children and was a winwin for all involved. I’m sure that had we lived in the northeast when they were young, they would have thought of going door to door offering to shovel sidewalks and driveways. There was no Nintendo in those days. There were no computers and computer games; no Internet; nothing to distract a kid from playing outside and earning a little change while he was having fun. (We didn’t have a television for about a year. ) What kids don’t like to shovel snow and pocket a few bucks at the same time? I guess all but one in my neighborhood! Maybe someday some astute kid will come along and show enough entrepreneurship to organize other kids in the neighborhood, get them out working while he or she runs the operation, and takes a percentage off the top of what they earn. Sort of a Mark Twain, Huck Finn idea. Wish I knew then what I know now...I’d probably be a CEO on Wall Street! Susanism: When the recipe calls for sifted flour, sift the flour, for crying out loud! If you don’t, your bread will come out of the oven like a brick. From experience.

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Meals on Wheels

Suggested donation of $3.00 per meal For reservation or cancellation in Bennington: 442-8012 Manchester: 362-3714 Wednesday, March 3 Stuffed Pepper Casserole, Peas and Carrots, Green Beans and Mushrooms, Mandarin Oranges, Bread and Milk. Thursday, March 4 Meat and Veggie Stuffed Pizza, Spinach, Tossed Green Salad, Jello with Fruit, Garlic Bread Sticks and Milk. Friday, March 5 Beef Jardiniere, Buttered Noodles, Broccoli, Ambrosia, Bread and Milk. Monday, March 8 Ham Steaks with Orange Sauce, Sweet Potato, Brussels Sprouts, Cookies and Milk. Tuesday, March 9 chicken Florentine with Spinach in Alfredo Sauce, buttered Noodles, Red Cabbage, Spiced Pears and Milk.

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Army Pvt. Timothy A. Gordon has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications. Gordon is the son of Terri A. Witham of Perry Lane, Cambridge, New York, and Leslie T. Gordon of Montcalm Avenue, Whitehall, New York.

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Air Force Airman Jake A. Denslow graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Jeffrey Denslow of East Road, Boonville, N.Y., and Rebecca McGurl of Dog Team Road, New Haven, Vermont. Denslow is a 2006 graduate of the South Lewis Central School, Turin, New York. ____________________

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A Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Friday, March 5, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Harned Fowler VFW Post in Manchester. This dinner, sponsored by the Ladies’ Auxiliary, is free for all former or current service men and women who currently serve or served in the Armed Services. Cost of the dinner for all others is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Join us and celebrate the people who keep us safe, and secure our freedom.

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Pleasures of Volunteering at Equinox Terrace

Volunteers come to the Terrace by many paths. Some have friends living at the Terrace. Others belong to organizations that bring programs to Terrace residents. Still others possess particular talents or skills or interests that they wish to share. Regardless of their background or their reasons for participating in Terrace life, volunteers at Equinox Terrace all say some version of the same thing: “The residents give me so much more than I give them.” Craft programs, exercise sessions, reading, games, and ordinary one-on-one conversations form the setting for friendships that develop naturally over time. Again and again, volunteers are rewarded by getting to know people who have lived fascinating lives and continue to be interested in the world at large. Each resident brings something different to every activity — a unique perspective developed over the course of a long and complex life’s journey. Volunteers speak of the pleasure derived from bringing joy to others, of meeting new people and becoming acquainted, of walking out the door each time with the memory of bright smiles and laughter. Does this sound intriguing to you? There’s a place for more volunteers on every level — from a full-scale program once a week or once a month, to occasional drop-in visits. A skill or interest that you take for granted might be exactly what is desired by someone else. Activities Director Marci MacNeur, at 362-5141, will be glad to hear from you and will find a way to match your interests and schedule to the overall life of the Terrace. Start slowly and see what happens. March 3, 2010


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Kilburn Family Honored

Throughout the history of Manchester there has been a family that has served with particular distinction. The Manchester Selectboard hereby recognizes the Kilburn family. Many years ago, Arthur Dee Kilburn worked as a plow driver on snowy nights keeping our roads open and safe while his wife Adella Kilburn cared for their ten children at home. His brother Karl Kilburn also served as a Manchester Fireman following later by his son Chris Kilburn. In more recent years Cynthia Kilburn began and continues serving as a Justice of the Peace. She has also worked with the Cemetery Commission and served many years as Chair of the Board of Civil Authority. Doug Kilburn has served as a Selectman, later a Cemetery Commissioner, and continues to serve Manchester on the Water Board. Scott Kilburn has served with the Manchester Fire Department, Rescue Squad, and his son Jeremiah Kilburn is currently a member of the Manchester Fire Department. Troy Kilburn is also a Manchester Fireman. When we conclude Town Meeting this year Michael Kilburn, supported by his wife Astri Kilburn, will celebrate the completion of his current elected public service as a Selectman, marking over twenty years of service to our town. In recognition of the extraordinary breadth of this family’s contribution to Manchester, the Selectboard hereby proclaims that the room formerly known as the Town Hall Multi-Purpose room, where so much of the Kilburn family’s community service has taken place, will be henceforth and forever known as “The Kilburn Meeting Room” as a small but sincere gesture in honor, appreciation and thanks for all that the Kilburn Family has given to our community. For the Manchester Selectboard, — Wayne E. Bell Chair, Selectboard Citizen Recognition Committee

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Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center Launches Research Into New Drug for Lung Cancer

A new clinical trial at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center may help doctors and scientists determine whether a cancer fighting drug already on the market may be combined with standard treatments to extend the lives of people with advanced lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is no screening test for the disease, which means that most cases are not detected until they are advanced. Advanced cancers are more difficult to treat because they cannot be surgically removed. “The life expectancy of a patient with advanced lung cancer is typically less than two years even with treatment,” explained Dr. Orion Howard, director of medical oncology at Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center. “Clearly more options are needed to help patients with this disease. This clinical trial offers patients a new treatment along with one of the standard lung cancer treatments. It looks at which combination is best for patients with lung cancer.” This clinical trial does not involve a placebo. Every patient in this clinical trial gets the standard treatment along with the new drug. “It’s a common misconception that study patients get placebos,” explained research nurse Theresa Keefer, LPN CCRP. “But it’s not true at all. Patients taking part in this clinical trial will get the best standard treatment for their disease. In addition, all will get the new treatment added onto their standard treatment.” In technical terms, the new trial is designed to treat non-small cell lung cancer that is at Stage IIIb or Stage IV. Non-small cell lung cancer is a group of the most common lung cancers, including squamous cell carcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma. The stage numbers mean that the cancer has spread either to nearby tissue, lymph nodes, or to another organ in the body. Late stage cancers, such as these, cannot be treated with surgery alone because the cancer has already spread too far. Chemotherapy is the standard non-surgical treatment for advanced lung cancer. Chemotherapy uses an infusion of highly potent drugs that attack cancer cells. For lung cancer, the standard treatment uses drugs based on platinum. Platinum kills cancer cells by damaging their DNA. The clinical trial will combine the standard, platinum-based treatment with Cetuximab, a drug that is already approved to treat cancers of the colon and the head and neck. Doctors know a good bit about Cetuximab from its use in treating other cancers. The drug targets a part of the cancer cell related to cell growth factor receptor. In normal cells, these growth factor receptors function correctly. However, in some cases, such as non-small cell lung cancer, the growth factor receptors are overactive, helping to create cancer. Cetuximab shuts down the growth factor receptors, which slows the growth of the cancer cells and may actually kill the cells. (Continued on page 12)

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Kelly Moore to Present Webcast Performance

Maple Street School and BBA Partner to Welcome Teacher from China

The Greater Manchester Arts Council is pleased to host music composer, filmmaker, and humanitarian Kelly Moore who will perform with Hillary Smith and Annie D’Olivo of Emerald Dreams for a Music For Mankind® Benefit Concert on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., at Al Ducci’s Cafe on Elm Street in Manchester. The event will be a worldwide webcast event and presented on the Music For Mankind® Web site. “Reaching to a worldwide audience is a natural progression at this stage for Music For Mankind.” Moore explains: “People are deeply touched by the story and the images I show them of how others in this world struggle just to survive another day. The possibility of people coming together as a global community to help each other is a very powerful dynamic.” Performing with members of Emerald Dreams is gratifying for Moore. “It’s always a tremendously wonderful experience for me to perform with the folks in my ensemble. They are all so talented and we have a great time together. I do love the layers of sound they bring to my music and re-creating the CDs I’ve produced. It’s a lot of fun.” The most exciting part for Moore is being able to provide a concert for the children that he filmed in Nicaragua and Peru.

Maple Street School and BBA welcome Wang Haiyan, an English teacher from Beijing, to join the Manchester community for two months. Wang Haiyan teaches at Niulanshan School in Shunyi County. In 1988, Niulanshan was the first school in China to establish a relationship with Vermont schools. Wang Haiyan, in partnership with the international students of BBA, came to Maple Street with an official Chinese dragon, to kick off the celebration of Chinese New Year. Fran Bisselle, head of Maple Street School, stated, “We are thrilled to have Wang Haiyan join our community as we can learn so much about her home and culture as she enjoys wintertime in Vermont. We believe these cross culture experiences promote a full awareness of the world and help us to understand and respect differences.” ________________________________________________

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Green Mountain Seniors of Wells

The Green Mountain Seniors of Wells will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 3 at 12:45 p.m. at the MWA Annex. All seniors in the area are invited to attend. The Wells Senior Meal Site is located in the Modern Woodman Annex Building on Route 30 in Wells. Meals are served Monday, Wednesday and Friday and reservations can be made by calling either Charlotte at 325-3293 or Dot at 645-0330 one day in advance. Suggested donation is $3.25 per senior. These meals are open to any senior within a 15 to 20 mile area. Monday, March 8: glazed ham loaf, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, rye bread with Ricotta cheese cookies for dessert. Wednesday, March 10: barbecue chicken with O’Brien red potatoes, spinach, dinner roll with pumpkin cookies w/ raisins for dessert. Friday, March 12: baked fish w/tartar sauce, rice pilaf with veggies, broccoli Normandy, wheat bread with peaches for dessert. March 3, 2010

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Arlington’s Weiler Receives $48,000 Art Scholarship Some parents limit their children’s computer time, but the parents of Arlington student Michael Weiler, may be requiring even more hours in front of the screen. Weiler, a senior at Arlington Memorial High School, has received a four-year scholarship valued at $48,000 to study computer animation at the Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University. The AIB Dean Scholarship is a merit scholarship given to students who meet AIB’s academic and artistic criteria. AIB Director of Admission Bob Gielow congratulated Weiler on his selection. “The superior level of artistic and academic achievement you presented demonstrated your strong potential for success in the visual arts.” Weiler ranks fifth in his graduating class and plans to pursue a career as a video game designer. Weiler, who transferred to AMHS from Tennessee at the start of his junior year, praises Arlington’s Fine Arts program and AMHS Art teacher Anabel Perna. “Ms. Perna is the best art teacher I’ve ever had. I’ve always hated assigned art projects, but she motivates students to work on our required observational drawings and then gives us the freedom to work on what interests us most.” Perna also has enthusiasm for Weiler’s work. “Unique, original, intelligent, intriguing, fascinating, these are some of the words that come to mind when I think of Michael Weiler!” In addition to AIB, Weiler has been accepted to the College for Creative Studies in Michigan, Hampshire College and Green Mountain College. He is the son of Ron and Deborah Weiler of Sandgate. For more information about the AMHS Fine Arts program, contact Perna at pernaa@bvsu.org or 375-2589. You can visit the AMHS Web site at www.arlingtonmemorialhs.org. The Arlington School District mission is to create a safe, caring and respectful environment of academic excellence where students are uniquely challenged to reach their potential at the K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 levels.

A self-portrait by Arlington student-artist Michael Weiler who has received a $48,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Boston.

Mettawee Mania 2010, A Talent Extravaganza Mark your calendars and plan to spend the evening of Saturday, March 13 at Mettawee Mania 2010, A Talent Extravaganza. This community talent show, featuring music, song and dance, as well as comedy, will get underway at 7 p.m., at the Mettawee Community School, located on Route 153 in West Pawlet, Vermont. This year’s scheduled emcee is Laura Hall, Miss Vermont 2009. Tickets are on sale now and prices

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are as follows: In advance - adults $7; students/seniors $5; children under 3 free (accompanied by an adult). At-the-door adults $8; students/seniors $6. For ticket reservations call 802-645-9009 weekdays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in person during these same hours. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the performance. (Cancer, cont.) Scientists have already studied using Cetuximab to treat lung cancer in two other large studies with well over 1,000 patients. To date, the results are promising, showing that adding the drug increased the oneyear survival rate from 42 percent to 47 percent. “Clinical trials are one way for patients to try new combinations of therapies that may prove to be better,” Howard explained. “This particular trial involves combining chemotherapy drugs that are already used to treat cancer. We know how well they perform on their own, but we can’t predict how effective they will be together. Only the clinical trial can give us that information.” Howard added that patients or physicians who are interested in learning more about this clinical trial may contact the cancer center at 802-447-1836.

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Haystack Hustlers in March The Haystack Hustler Seniors of Pawlet will meet at the Pawlet Church on March 9 at noon to enjoy our “Celebrate The Maple Season” lunch. The meal will be provided for you and Jana Mason will be in charge of the preparations. We will also have some interesting information on the Maple Industry. Bring your memories of “sugaring” in times past to share or a poem or story. March 23 will find us at Mettowee School, at noon, to enjoy lunch and a program presented by the students. This is always fun as we interact with the students, who share some of the interesting things they are learning. Reservations for this meal need to be to Phyllis by March 16, at 325-3196. We have some interesting programs scheduled for the next few months, so watch the papers for the information. All area seniors are welcome at all of our activities. For more information or a schedule of meetings, contact Phyllis.

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Federated Church Aids Haiti Relief

Funds for Haiti Relief were presented to Reverend Bert Marshall, Director, Church World Service New England, during the Sunday worship service of The Federated Church of East Arlington on February 7. At the church’s annual meeting on January 24 the congregation voted to withdraw $25,000 from its investment funds for Haiti relief. After a moving sermon on his experiences with CWS in Haiti, John Davies, Federated Church Moderator made the presentation to Reverend Marshall. In addition, a check for $2,641 was presented to Reverend Marshall by Kathie Van Benschoten and Kate Coss, members of the Federated Church Mission Committee. This check represents gifts from individual church members with a match from the Church Mission Committee. 100% of both checks will support relief activities in Haiti. ________________________________________________

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Networking for Women in Business

Join us for the next Women Business Owners Network meeting of the Manchester Chapter on Wednesday, March 10 at 8 a.m. at the Hildene Welcome Center. Open to all women in business, this meeting offers a great opportunity for networking and features a presentation by Robin Lane of Robin Lane Clothing. The cost is $7 for members and $10 for non-members which includes refreshments. Please RSVP to Chapter Coordinator Kathy Williams at 802-779-4721 by Monday, March 8. Visit us on the web at www.wbon. org. Come and bring a friend!

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Souper Bingo and Silent Auction

Beat the winter blues! Grab your friends and neighbors and come on out for a fun night of soup and bingo with silent auction at the Sunderland Elementary School on Friday March 5. Soup available starting at 5 p.m., bingo starting at 5:30. $10 for homemade soup with fixings and bingo, $6 for kids 12 and under. Soup only with fixings, $5. Bingo only, $6. Eight games with eight $25 great gift certificate prizes. While you’re there, check out the silent auction offering items from local merchants. All proceeds benefit the SES first and second grade class trip to Boston. ________________________________________________

Geo Bee Champion

The Dorset School’s Geo Bee Champion for 2010 is seventh grader, Adrian Woodrow. Adrian has completed the written geography test in hopes of qualifying for the Vermont State Geo Bee to be held later this spring. This year’s contest began with the following finalists: Will Jacob and Eliza Breed from 8th grade, Adrian Woodrow, Devin Straley, Roy Trugler, and David Burgess from 7th grade, and four sixth graders: Jasmine McLellan, James Moore, Michael Hollingshead, and Chris Kornaros. As history teacher, Russ Launderville, continued with questions about island nations, bodies of water, and border countries, the final round became a contest between Adrian Woodrow, Michael Hollingshead, and Roy Trugler. Adrian won by answering a question about Muslim ethnic groups correctly. 14

Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Police Shared Services Agreement

The Village of Cambridge Board of Trustees will hold a Public input forum on proposed changes to the Inter-Municipal Agreement (Shared Services Agreement) with the Village of Greenwich for Police Services on Wednesday March 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Village Municipal Center. “We are interested in gathering input from Village residents before we approve changes to the agreement,” states Mayor Mark Spiezio. “The current agreement was put into place with limited community input or involvement, and several residents have commented that they know little about the agreement or have relied on perceptions of contents of the agreement.” The original Inter-Municipal Agreement, effective May 2004, with minor exceptions has remained unchanged for the past five years. The original intent of the agreement was to reduce costs for both Villages. “Since the original agreement, we have identified a number of different areas to reduce expenses for both Villages, however, we have not been able to implement them under the current agreement,” said Police Chief George Bell. Under the original agreement the services of the Cambridge Chief and Assistant Chief of Police were contracted to the Village of Greenwich for payment of 50 percent of their salary and benefit package. The proposed revision to the agreement includes several specific points intended to improve communication, cooperation, reporting and cost savings. The changes to the agreement are currently being drafted by counsel based on the following guiding objectives. • Name. Specify the name of the department(s). • Full time officers being sworn in both Villages so they have an official capacity. • Allowing scheduling flexibility so officers can cover both Villages in an effort to cut costs. • Improve reporting and financial accountability in general and specifically for officers working in one Village, responding to the other Village to cover calls, back-up or assist in other operations. • Formal creation of the Police Committee as a group that meets regularly to discuss inter-municipal concerns / issues with the agreement. • Address issues involving personnel or police operations that are specific to each Village. Each Village shall produce a budget that is reasonable for the policing required or desired for each Village. • Provision that the original shared vehicles be divided and expenses shared equally. • Part time hiring. The Police Committee will review part-time officer recommendations prior to being presented to each Village Board. The revised agreement will be in effect for one year. The one year will allow for adequate time for the Board to adequately assess the agreement to ensure it is meeting the goals of each Village. “We are looking for public feedback,” said Spiezio. “This is the community’s opportunity to weigh in on this important issue.” The public is welcome to attend and comment at the March 3 meeting, or can contact Chief Bell at 518-677-3044 or chiefbell@cambridgeny. gov; Mayor Spiezio at 518-222-8011 or mayorspiezio@cambridgeny. gov, or can mail comments to Mayor Spiezio at 56 North Park Street, Cambridge.

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Northshire Nonprofit Network March 5 Meeting

The Northshire Nonprofit Network will be meeting on Friday, March 5, 8 a.m., at Riley Rink at Hunter Park, located off Route 7A in Manchester Center, Vermont. Our guest speaker is Marty Jacobs, president of Systems In Sync (www.systemsinsync.com). Ms. Jacobs will discuss basic principles of public engagement and a variety of innovative approaches that can move both organizations and communities toward programs and policies that garner widespread support. Participants will have an opportunity to work with these concepts in a dialogue during the meeting. Ms. Jacobs has been teaching and consulting for almost 20 years, applying a systems thinking approach to organizations. She currently provides strategic planning and policy governance expertise for the Vermont School Boards Association and worked with several school districts to engage them in community conversations. In the nonprofit sector, Ms. Jacobs provides strategic planning, board leadership training, policy governance implementation, community engagement facilitation, and staff development. This meeting is free and open to staff, board members, and volunteers from all nonprofit organizations in the region, as well as other interested people. Refreshments will be served. The meeting generally ends around 9:15 a.m., or so. For additional information about this program or any other upcoming Northshire Nonprofit Network programs, call Seline Skoug at 802-375-4568 or e-mail her at seline@selineskoug.com or visit the NNN Web site at www.nnnvt.wordpress.com.

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Volunteers Needed for Hospice and Palliative Care Programs

A free 9-week training class for individuals who wish to become hospice and palliative care volunteers in Rutland County, Dorset and Rupert is being jointly offered by Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) and Rutland Regional Medical Center. The training will begin on Thursday, March 18 from 9 a.m.noon, and continue every Thursday until May 13. The sessions will be held at RAVNAH, 7 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland. In the home, hospital and nursing facilities, hospice and palliative care volunteers provide support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The volunteer training will include an introduction to hospice and palliative care, education on death, dying and grief, and the development of communication and support skills. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Early registration is recommended as space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Randi Cohn at RAVNAH at 770-1537 or rcohn@ravnah.org. ______________________________________________

Manchester VT Toastmasters Closes Doors, Ends with Gala

After 11 years of successful educational efforts to help individuals in the community improve their leadership and communications skills, Equinox Valley Toastmasters’ (EVT) dwindling membership has decided to close its doors. The current six members may join the Rutland or Saratoga , New York clubs. Over the years, an estimated 120 individuals in the greater Manchester and surrounding areas – reaching as far as New York and New Hampshire – have received the exceptional Toastmaster training through EVT’s efforts. Past and current membership includes noted community personalities and former and current state legislators. Despite Herculean efforts over the past few years to garner new members and new interest from business, community, and other professional and leisure communities, membership has steadily fallen and there are now too few members to continue the responsibilities of the officer cadre. Thus, it is with sadness and realism that the present leadership recognizes that the day of sustaining Toastmasters’ unique contributions in a community such as Manchester has apparently past. In earlier days, active membership neared 30 and it wasn’t unusual for 20 or more members and three or four guests to attend a meeting. With four or more prepared speeches, evaluations, and a structured lively educational program in impromptu speaking, the club’s programs were dynamic, stimulating, educational, and challenging. In a desire to go out with a bang not a whimper, Equinox Valley Toastmasters invites all former members, former guests, and friends of the club to attend their gala final meeting on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Please RSVP to rscribnr@sover.net by March 21. There will be food and beverages. The Program will feature three 5-minute speeches: two inspirational and one humorous, a toast, and comments by all who would like to speak. Potluck food contributions by attendees are welcome. The meeting will convene at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, and end not later than 8:15 p.m. It will be held in the second floor conference room of AI Squared at 130 Taconic Business Park Road (road beside Aubuchon’s Hardware Store near intersection of Routes 11 and 30 with Route 7). AI Squared has been the gracious host of the club for the past four or more years.

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March 3, 2010


Vermont Soccer Association to Hold Coaching License Courses

Vermont Soccer Association will hold separate E and D License courses in March. The E License course will be held at Riley Rink in Manchester over two days, Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27. Interested parties should note that you must attend both sessions. The D License course will be held at Castleton State College Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 7. For fees and times please go to www.vermontsoccer.org. Here are the license course descriptions according to the VSA: E LICENSE: The “E” is designed for the parent/coach who may or may not have any previous soccer playing or coaching experience. The curriculum focuses on the development of the player, both individually and as a part of the team. The emphasis will be to build on the player’s technical development by applying tactical concepts within game situations. The course is geared to those coaching 11-14 year olds. D LICENSE: The objectives of the “D” License are to prepare coaches working with players U13 and above by expanding their knowledge of the game and the developmental process necessary for players of these ages. It also provides an understanding of practical coaching methodology and the framework necessary to prepare players and a team for competition. For more information please visit www.vermontsoccer.org.

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Shaftsbury Resident Interns with NBC Sports at Olympics!

By now, most of our readers following the Vancouver Olympics know that Shaftsbury’s Andy Newell is competing in cross-country skiing during this year’s games. What few people know however, is that another Shaftsbury resident was also selected to attend the Vancouver Olympics, but in a totally different role. Chris Barriere, a MAUHS graduate and a junior at Ithaca College, was selected to intern with NBC Sports during this year’s Olympics. The process was quite competitive and included sending an application and resume to NBC. Based on his excellent qualifications, he was then selected for the interview process, and successfully completed a face-to-face interview with NBC executive team. This summer he got word that he had been selected as one of the few students from Ithaca College and Syracuse University to serve with NBC Sports during the Vancouver Olympics. Chris, son of Mike and Marlene Barriere of Shaftsbury, is a Sports Media major and Journalism minor at Ithaca College. His ultimate goal is to become a sports announcer or to work in that field, and was particularly excited to have met some of the most talented people in the sports broadcasting industry over these past few weeks. He also enjoys the “behind the scenes” part as much as being in front of the camera, and is open to various career directions. Chris started his broadcasting “career” early, winning a Fox Sports “Fancaster” competition at the age of 14 through CAT-TV. He traveled to Boston where he attended a Boston Celtics game and announced a half-time segment on air. Chris is enjoying every bit of his experience in Vancouver – from meeting many of the local people, to meeting some of the most talented people in the sports broadcasting industry.

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The Chili Challenge Is Back!

Have the winter blues? Come join the boys’ and girls’ hockey teams on Thursday, March 4 from 5-8 p.m. for the second annual Chili Challenge. Let the BBA faculty and staff entice you with their delectable recipes. Last year’s Challenge featured chilis from bear, deer and local gardens as well as “traditional” favorites. Our faculty and staff are looking to avenge their losses from last year with new and secret recipes. We invite the public to join us in an all-you-can eat chili eating and judging contest for only $5! Bring your own bowl and save a $1. All proceeds will go to support the boys’ and girls’ hockey teams. ________________________________________________

Equinox Lacrosse Association Announces Spring 2010 Registration

Equinox Lacrosse Association welcomes all returning and new players and parents to our 19th season of youth lacrosse in the Northshire! We have team programs for girls and boys in grades 3 through 8. We also have instructional/scrimmage format for girls and boys in grades kindergarten through 2nd grade. For more information and to register please visit our Web site at www.eteamz.com/equinoxlacrosse. Questions? Call Tara Sabol at 379-8702 or vtsabol@sover.net. Registration fees are valid until March 15. Regular 2010 fees will be assessed after that date.

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The Arlington American Legion Post #69 is hold their annual Past Commanders, Past Presidents and Birthday Dinner on Saturday, March 13. The meal will include corned beef and cabbage (or ham). Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner served at 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner is $8 per person. Sign up at the Post or call 375-6157 by March 8. This event is for members and legal guests. _________________________________________________

Vermont Kids Against Tobacco Marched to State House

Nine students from The Dorset School, Floodbrook School, and Arlington Memorial Middle-school, all members of Vermont Kids Against Tobacco (VKAT) group, joined 48 additional VKAT groups from all over the state, to participate in the bi-annual State House Rally in Montpelier on January 27. The event celebrated youth empowerment and the success throughout 2009 of VKAT programs in reaching more than 21,000 Vermonters with tobacco prevention and education activities. The following VKAT members participated: from Dorset School’s were Val Coulter, Danielle Hazelton and David Burgess; The Floodbrook School sent Bryce Dernier, Paige Nutter, and Emily Sheehan, and from Arlington memorial Middle-school were Bhumika Patel, Amber Welch, Katelyn Sanders. ________________________________________________

Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest

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Nationally known artists Susan Trump and Rob Brereton will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 6, at the closing concert of the 22nd Annual Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest. The festival, sponsored by the Dulcimer Association of Albany, takes place at Calvary United Methodist Church, Belle Avenue (off Old Loudon Road, just east of the Latham Circle), Latham, New York. Concert tickets are available at the door ($12, $5 for ages 12 and under). The concert is handicapped accessible. Phone 518-762-7516 or get full information at www.dulcimerassociationofalbany.com. Rob Brereton is considered one of the pioneers in contemporary mountain dulcimer playing. He specializes in the standards and early jazz tunes of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and the like and is equally adept at playing more traditional dulcimer repertoire. He teaches music at several schools, composes, and directs several choirs near his home in Sherman, Connecticut. He has taught at major dulcimer festivals across the country. Susan Trump is a singer whose gentle voice and story songs are unforgettable. She is a favorite performer and instructor at schools, festivals and concerts both locally and throughout the United States. She performs with heart and humor, accompanying herself on guitar and banjo as well as mountain dulcimer. She has four solo CDs to her credit, as well as three CDs in the “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer” series that she produced. A Guilderland, New York resident, she also teaches classes in the Capital Region for the Old Songs organization. Refreshments will be available as well as a sales area with recordings, books, and other music-related items. Dulcimer builders George Haggerty, Steve Miklos, Jeremy Seeger, and Dwain Wilder will have beautiful hand-crafted dulcimers for sale.

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March 3, 2010


Bingo at the Dorset School

Bingo will be held at the Dorset School on Friday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There will be prizes and gift baskets. Refreshments will be for sale. It is asked that children in grades 5 and lower be accompanied by an adult. ________________________________________________ Basket Weaving Workshops with Joy Stewart

Alpine Sports Championships

Jessie Kuzmicki from Pownal, Vermont, has qualified for USSA Eastern Regional Alpine Championships (aka “Futurestars Festival”) being held this year in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Jessie finished in second place overall for the regular season in the SVC (Southern Vermont Council) J4 age group. Only 75 female alpine racers east of the Mississippi River qualify for this event. Jessie will be seeded in one of the top six spots in the upcoming Vermont State Championships being held at Sugarbush Resort, Vermont. ________________________________________________

Learn the art of basket weaving in these hands-on workshops and bring home a creation that is not only attractive but functional as well. The first workshop will introduce you to the Bread Basket while the second workshop provides a little more challenge with the Medium Market Basket. Sign up for one or both workshops!

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The Basics of Car Maintenance with Hand Motors Join us at Hand Motors for a service clinic and learn the basics of maintaining your vehicle. Everyone will have the opportunity for a free car assess���������������������������������������������������������������������� levels, belts, hoses, and the battery. Technicians will help you understand your brake system, tires, and more. Two people will be the lucky winner of a free oil change at a later date. Light dessert refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

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Spring Cuisine with Mariah Macfarlane Personal chef and caterer, Mariah Macfarlane will inspire us to think spring! Join us in a lovely Dorset Village home as she creates a dinner of Asparagus Bisque with Pecorino and Pinenut Cheese Straws; Braised Lamb Shanks with Mint, Prunes, and Bourbon; and Choux Pastry "Eggs" filled with Coconut Pastry Cream. This class will include some hands-on participation so bring an apron. Space is limited; early registration recommended.

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Parent Workshop: Getting Through the Tricky Years A Conversation with Carol Weston

Dee’s Electrical, Inc. of Manchester, Vermont has been awarded a Diamond Dealer designation by Mitsubishi Advanced Products Division of Suwanee, Georgia. The only southern Vermont contractor to earn this accolade, Dee’s Diamond Dealer designation indicates that the recipient has reached the highest level of accreditation from Mitsubishi’s Electric HVAC division. Mitsubishi is widely known and respected for its Mr. Slim line of ductless heating and cooling units. Michael Kilburn, President of Dee’s, says that this rarified status is an honor and an acknowledgment of the investment of time and resources Dee’s has spent on training. “We are very proud to be the only Diamond Dealer in central or southern Vermont—the achievement of this rating is a testament to our technicians who successfully completed various levels of intensive, hands-on training. Our crew was already exceptionally talented. This prestigious rating distinguishes them even more.” Mitsubishi’s Mr. Slim has received a number of top awards, including a Green Products award from Building Products magazine, first place in Contracting Business HVAC Product Showcase Awards. For more information about Dee’s, visit deeselectric.com or call 802362-2268. March 3, 2010

This workshop will address problems shared by both girls and boys. Carol Weston believes that the goal is to raise kind, smart, confident young adults who will be able to navigate our ever-changing and sometimes toxic world. She will talk about body image, crushes, cliques, eating habits, talking about sex, parent/child relationships, homework, the Internet, and how to help kids stay away from alcohol or drugs. She will read real letters from girls and boys seeking advice and offer up-to-date statistics�both worrisome and reassuring. ��������������������������������������������������� find her both entertaining and informative. Come with questions!

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For more information and to register, please visit www.greenmtnacademy.org or you may call Gloria Palmer 802-366-1820 or Renee Bornstein 802-362-1199. Our mission is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community by providing accessible, diversified, and high quality educational programs to the public.

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Ham Dinner Offered

A Ham Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the fisher Elementary School, East Arlington Road, in Arlington, Vermont. This dinner will benefit the Arlington Fire Department fireworks for the annual Carnival which will be held in July. Cost of the dinner is $8 for adults, and $5 for children. For further information, please call 375-0065. ________________________________________________

New at John Street Gallery

Petersburgh, New York native Russell Bink, and Wynantskill, New York resident Mary P. LaFleur have recently exhibited their work at John Street Gallery. Russell Bink recently took third place in the Novice Division of the “Ward World Championship” for his wood carved “Golden Eagle” which was on exhibit at the Bennington Center for the Arts and our Gallery in 2009. Bink has introduced four new carvings. Newest exhibitor, Mary LaFleur, has on display stoneware artforms of horsehair raku necklaces and Chinese symbols, Sager vases and handcrafted tableware. The 15 John Street Gallery has over 40 artists on exhibit with our main purpose to expose the public to the varied local talents existing in our region. Our hours are varied throughout the week. We live close by. Call 518-527-8352 or 686-7601 for schedule or visit.

Story Time at Poultney Library

The Poultney Public Library is holding Story Time for children ages 18 months to 5 years of age. Story Time is Friday mornings at 10_30 a.m., now through March 19. Join in the fun of stories, songs, crafts and more. Pre-registration is recommended for this free program. For further information, please call the Library at 287-5556. _______________________________________________

Manchester Eagles Club

If you enjoy an occasional dinner/dance, Friday or Saturday night out, or just a good dinner with friends, consider joining the Manchester Eagles Aerie #2551. They also offer poker leagues, Texas Hold-Em tournaments, and weekly poker tournaments. You will enjoy the camaraderie and good fun. ________________________________________________

American Legion Post 69 Arlington Monthly Meeting

American Legion Post #69, Arlington, will conduct its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The Post is located on East Arlington Road, Arlington, Vermont. _______________________________________________

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Where can young campers travel the world without leaving the beauty of Hildene’s landscape; set up a “motel for insects” and explore the characteristics and habitat of honey bees; discover how a beaver eats under water without drowning; learn how to raise goats, make cheese, grow vegetables and compost; or create art related to things found at Hildene from animals on the farm to the flowers, birds and butterflies in the garden? Children will discover the answers to these questions and more during the day camps offered this summer on the farm, in field and stream, on canvas and with clay at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Education Director, Diane Newton has announced that along with perennial favorites “Bug Bonanza” and “Nets, Buckets and Boots,” a Farm Camp has been added due to its popularity, and “Young at Art,” a new camp for children ages 5-6, will conclude with a show featuring the young artists’ work. All camps take place on the Lincoln family’s estate at Hildene. The camp staff is dedicated to fostering children’s love of learning in a safe and friendly environment. Each day campers will experience a wide variety of hands-on activities that are both educational and fun. They are encouraged to explore, experiment and make their own discoveries. Hildene camps are limited to 12 campers and are a week long. Except for preschool, all camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and begin at the Welcome Center. The registration fees for Hildene camps range from $115 to $165 for members and $125 to $185 for nonmembers. Some scholarships are available. For more information or to request a brochure, call Education Director, Diane Newton at 802-367-7965 or email dianenewton@hildene.org. Camp schedules and fees are online at www.hildene.org.

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‘Little Brother’ Visits Montpelier

Mike James of Manchester Center recently visited with Governor James Douglas through the Big Brother Big Sister Program, where he is matched with his big brother Senator Robert Hartwell. Big Brothers Big Sisters went to Montpelier in January to celebrate National Mentoring Month. Mike’s favorite part of the trip was shaking hands with Governor Douglas and eating lunch with Senator Hartwell in the state house cafeteria. Mike, a fifth grader at Manchester Elementary school, has been matched with Senator Hartwell since November. As political conversations flowed through the dining hall during the visit, “little” Mike James said “maybe I can be a governor too someday.” At that the “Big” Senator Hartwell nodded and agreed that, indeed, Mike could be the governor of Vermont someday and thought he would make a good one! ________________________________________________

Spaghetti Dinner in Shaftsbury

The Shaftsbury Elementary School sixth grade class will be offering their annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Friday, March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Cost is $7 per adult, $4 per child 10 and under and $20 for a family of four. This major fundraiser helps the sixth grade class raise money for their end of the year trip. ______________________________________________

Tenth Anniversary of Simple Suppers

Once again, the Barrows House in Dorset is offering its standout culinary creations in the six-week fundraising series known as the Simple Suppers, which wholly benefit the Community Food Cupboard. A Simple Supper is a tasty one-course meal consisting of a hearty soup served with nutritious bread (every week a new soup and a different bread) together with tea or coffee (milk for kids). Explains Linda McGinnis of her inn’s long-running tradition: “The idea is to have a light meal and go to bed that night a little hungry to express our solidarity with our brothers and sisters here and around the world who go to bed hungry regularly.” 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of this important local fundraiser. The Simple Suppers at the Barrows House will be served at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lent — March 2, 9,16, 23 and 30. Important: Please make your Tuesday reservation by calling 867-4455 no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, the day before. To assure your tax deduction, make checks payable to the Community Food Cupboard ($10 per adult; $5 per child).

Q & A Live

Bob Stannard, host of Q & A Live, is pleased to announce that his next guest for the March show will be repeat guest, Jon Bottomms. Mr. Bottomms will be talking about how he has been able to weather the storm that life hands us on occasion. He has started back up his famous Kabox exercise classes thanks to the help and support of the Vermont Country Store. In addition, he has rejuvenated his selfdefense and Martial Arts programs for which he is noted. You can read up on Mr. Bottomms at his new Web site: jonbottomms.wordpress. com/2010/02/09. ________________________________________________

Northshire Newcomers Invite Area Residents to Join

We welcome you to join our organization whether you are a newcomer to the area or have lived here for a while. Our club offers you an opportunity to get acquainted and socialize with other Northshire residents. You will meet others who have recently moved here as well as people who have been active members for many years. We are looking forward to our winter and spring events. There are also day trips planned to museums, groups for hiking and snowshoeing, a cross country ski outing, book discussion and bridge, tavern nights, luncheons and dinners at area restuarants before plays and concerts. Members also meet weekly for breakfast and conversation at local spots. Membership is only $20 per person!

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The Atwood Artists Group Presents Annual Show at Vermont Arts Exchange

The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health, in conjunction with Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) and United Counseling Service of Bennington County (UCS), presents “The Atwood Artists Group Annual Show,” opening with a reception in VAE’s Mill Gallery, in the Sage Street Mill, on Thursday, March 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This exhibit, presented in partnership with United Counseling Service of Bennington County (UCS), will be on view in the Mill Gallery through this summer. The Atwood Artists are a group of about 12 adults who work weekly in VAE’s art studios through UCS’s day service program. Working alongside artist Lorraine Mears and UCS staff, these participants have focused on group and individual artworks for two to three years in VAE’s studios — in doing so, these untrained artists have found their own individual style and manner of working that best suits their creative expression. Since 2006, with support from The Healing Arts: New Pathways To Health program, VAE has been able to provide an innovative, high quality accessible arts and healing partnership program, that builds on 18 years of working with UCS and other social service agencies and schools in the community. Program Director Patricia Pedreira, MA ATR says, “This culminating exhibit at the Mill Gallery is a labor of love and a key part of this yearround arts and healing partnership program.” She adds that “Matching grants from the Jane’s Trust, The Vermont Arts Council and the Edwards Foundation, and private donations, have helped us to sustain important partnership programs like this one.”

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On Wednesday March 10 the Pember Museum will offer an afterschool investigative program from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the Felidae family (great and lesser cats). There will be animal artifacts of tiger, leopard, cougar and bobcat. All aspects of feline biology discussed with skull comparisons and teeth identification. This is a free program open to school-age children. Registration is not required For more information, contact museum educator Bernadette Hoffman at 518-642-1515. _______________________________________________

Auditions in Brandon

Auditions for our vaudeville style variety show, “A Night on the Town - Bits and Pieces III” will be held March 19-20 at 6 p.m. for skits/sketches and 7:30 p.m. for singers and on March 21 at 4 p.m. for skits/sketches and 6 p.m. for singers. Auditions will be held at the Fellowship Hall of the First Congregational Church in Brandon. We are looking for singers and actors of all ages. If you would like to sing a solo or duet in the show, please bring the music score of your choice. If you just want to be in the chorus, music will be provided for you. If you would like to be in one of our skits/sketches we will provide the reading material. The show will be held in the Brandon Town Hall on May 27, 28, 29 and June 4-5 with strike on June 6. For more information contact Dennis at denniswmarden@gmail.com or call 247-5420. We are looking for a large cast to open up our first full season at the newly renovated Brandon Town Hall. Hope you will be a part of this historic event as the Brandon Town Players have been named the resident community theater group. 22

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March 3, 2010


NHA U12 Girls Make it to the Vermont State Finals

The Northshire Hockey Association (NHA) U12 girls ended their run for the state championship this past Saturday, February 27 in Waterbury, losing 2-4 to Harwood. Agnes Bisselle and Gisele Cazadumec each scored a goal during the final game, but it wasn’t enough to bring home the state title. The girls played well throughout the tournament, beating Harwood in their first game, and Essex and Missisquoi. Pictured front (l-r) are Angela Eucker, Jennifer Dorr, Gisele Cazadumec, and Rachel Tegen; middle row (l-r) are Jessica Grabher, Julia McBride, Molly Dingley, and Madison Oliva; back row (l-r) are Coach Andrea Lee, Kate Cottrell, Kira Dill, Agnes Bisselle, Coach Tom Grabher, and Coach Paul Tegen.

Frog and Toad Meet Kindergartners at Bennington Free Library

Kindergartners and their teachers will visit Bennington Free Library, March 8-12, to learn about the library and to meet Arnold Lobel’s characters, Frog & Toad. Frog or Toad will introduce the students to the Children’s Room and encourage them to get a library card. Frog & Toad star in many of Lobel’s books for beginning readers and have particular appeal to kids in Kindergarten and the primary grades. Children’s Librarians, Chris Poggi and Linda Donigan will read some Frog & Toad favorites. The Children’s Librarians will also demonstrate the “Kids Catalog Web”, a special feature of the Library’s online catalog. The KC Web is designed for children with fun graphics and easy-to-use search functions. The library’s Web site can be accessed from home or school – the address is: benningtonfreelibrary.org With a Bennington Free Library card, children can check out picture books, emergent readers, easy readers, books with cassettes or CDs, chapter books, non-fiction, audio books, magazines, encyclopedias and research materials. The children’s collection also includes videos and DVDs that can be borrowed with an adult card. The Library also offers after-school classes, family programs, author visits, story hours, summer reading programs and more. Bennington Free Library’s Kindergarten Initiative and the Frog & Toad Party are made possible with generous support from the Friends of the Library.

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St. Mary’s Academy Introduces Spanish in Kindergarten

St. Mary’s Academy of Hoosick Falls introduces the Spanish language and customs to students starting in Kindergarten. Students in the Middle School recently completed a multi-grade project on South America and Latin America with six graders making passports in Spanish complete with their photo and flag from their respective country. The music of different countries was researched by seventh graders and played throughout the PowerPoint presentation. Eighth graders took on the task of making contour maps of the topography of South and Latin American countries along with compiling geographical information. The projects were undertaken with the guidance of Spanish teacher Senora Judy Dupuis. To learn more about the exciting programs offered at St. Mary’s Academy, please come to the Open House on March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. _________________________________________________

Patient Safety Awareness Week to be Celebrated March 7-13

Patient Safety Awareness Week is a national education and awareness-building campaign for improving patient safety at the local level. Hospitals and healthcare organizations across the country are encouraged to plan events to promote patient safety within their own organizations. Educational activities are centered on incorporating patients and families as active participants on their healthcare teams, as well as assisting organizations to build partnerships within their communities. The Quality Management Departments runs a “Quality Fair” that week. It will be March 11 all day. The March 11 event will be held at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, down by the cafeteria in the back from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mary McGinnis will be talking to the community on radio and at Senior Centers in the area to discuss medication safety and other issues and concerns of seniors.

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Music for Mankind and MEMS Donate to Community Food Cupboard

Local musician Kelly Moore has once again inspired the students of Manchester Elementary Middle School to donate food in an effort to aid the Manchester Community Food Cupboard. This is the third Food Drive at MEMS initiated by Music for Mankind, a non-profit organization founded by Kelly in 2007 to raise awareness and money to combat the devastating problem of hunger in Vermont and around the world. Motivated by Kelly’s enthusiasm for helping others, the students donated more than 300 food items to help local families in need. The items were collected and transported in rolling bins contributed by Casella Waste Management. “We are thankful for the generosity of the students and for Kelly’s dedication to hunger causes,” reports Community Food Cupboard administrator Martha Carey. “This food drive has helped to stock our shelves during this busy time, and Kelly has set a great example of compassion for the MEMS students to emulate.” Kelly’s next effort to help CFC will be his upcoming Music For Mankind Benefit Concert on Friday March 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Al Ducci’s Café on Elm Street in Manchester. Kelly will be performing with Hillary Smith and Annie D’Olivo of Emerald Dreams, and proceeds from the event will benefit the Community Food Cupboard. More information about the work of Music for Mankind and future events is available on the internet at www.musicformankind.net. _______________________________________________

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Blood Pressure & Foot Care Clinics March 2010

WALLINGFORD — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Wallingford House in Wallingford on Wednesday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Parker House in Rutland on Thursday, March 4 at 10:00 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568.

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POULTNEY —The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Young at Heart Senior Center in Poultney on Friday, March 5at 9:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Sheldon Towers in Rutland on Thursday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. BENSON —The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Benson Heights in Benson on Thursday, March 11 at 10 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Linden Terrace in Rutland on Thursday, March 11 at 11 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. CASTLETON —The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Castleton Meadows in Castleton on Thursday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUPERT —The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Community Building/Fire House in Rupert on Friday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at The Meadows in Rutland on Wednesday, March 17 at 1:15 p.m. for residents only. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at The Gables at 3:15 p.m. for residents only. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. RUTLAND — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at Maple Village in Rutland on Thursday, March 18 at 10 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. DORSET — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Dorset Nursing Office in Dorset on Thursday, March 25 at 9 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568. N. CLARENDON — The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering a Blood Pressure and Foot Care clinic at the Community Center in North Clarendon on Thursday, March 25 at 10 a.m. There is a suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure screenings and $5 for foot care. For more information, please call 802-775-0568.

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St.Onge Achieves ‘EPA Certified Renovator’ Designation

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Norm St.Onge, a local home renovation, remodeling and repair contractor, has achieved national certification to comply with the new EPA Lead Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting rules. Beginning in April 2010, this new federal law requires contractors that work on houses, apartments, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead dust contamination of the work area. Compliance with this new law is not optional, failure of contractors and property owners to follow the regulations can result in fines and penalties starting at $37,500. Lead contaminated dust from paints and varnishes used prior to 1978 has proven to be an extreme health hazard to people (and pets!) who come in contact with it. Lead poisoning can be hard to detect and the effects, such as damage to the brain and central nervous system, can be permanent. To attain certification, St.Onge underwent rigorous training and testing and has successfully demonstrated the working knowledge and skills required to implement lead-safe work practices in accordance with the EPA regulations. Training, testing and certification were provided by ATC Associates, a leader in environmental and health & safety training. Since 2004, Norm St.Onge has been providing quality home renovation, remodeling and repair services to customers along the Route 7 corridor from Dorset, Vermont to Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is a Massachusetts registered Home Improvement Contractor and licensed Construction Supervisor and is the only residential contractor in Vermont to achieve Vermont Business Environmental Partner status.

On Sunday March 21 the Manchester Music Festival, with an orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director Ariel Rudiakov, will bring “Peter and the Wolf ” to the Maple Street School for a performance open to all ages. This playful classic, written by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev in 1936, has delighted children and adults alike for over 70 years. The story of Peter, the wolf and other animals around his grandfather’s home in a Russian forest clearing will be narrated by actress Paula Mann and told with the help of appropriate musical instruments for each character. Children – be sure to bring your grown-ups and come in costume dressed as one of the characters in the story (bird, cat, duck, hunters and wolf) - and bring your own grandfather. (Continued on page 29)

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Ralph W. Nimtz, Wooden Canoes: Beauty, Function, Integrity The Brick Box at the Paramount is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of restored wooden canoes by Ralph Nimtz. Growing up on a small lake in southwestern Michigan, Nimtz learned the art and meditation of restoration through his father’s guidance. Now living in Wallingford, Nimtz has a sizable collection of these elegant crafts, some of which will be on display from March 12 through April 6. Seen from their beauty, these canoes present as graceful lines and the warm glow of wood. Seen from their function, they present transportation and a tool for recreation and relaxation. Seen from their integrity, they are of natural materials fashioned with simple tools. Additionally, in Nimtz’s process, there is great satisfaction in uncovering the history of each particular craft and in coming to understand the

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Local Girls Complete Babysitting Training Course Eleven local girls completed a five-hour babysitting training course at the Youth Center on Saturday, February 27, 2010. The class was conducted by Davia Plusch and was organized by the Hoosick Area Youth Center & Community Coalition. The girls learned about safety, reliability, responsibility, setting rules, hygiene, infant care, feeding, toileting/diapering, discipline, playing and

bedtime. Pictured above, left-to-right with their class completion certificates are, front row: Meagan Henry, Taylor Schnoop, Cassie Crucetti, Emma Kelly, Lauren Harrison, Shaelynn Kelly; back row: Nora Kipp, Lexi Hoag, Maddie Ryan, Emily Flynn and Kaila Schnoop. For information on other Youth Center programs, visit www.hoosickyouth.org, or call 518-686-9050.

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Womens’ Health Day The Salem Area Women’s Club, in conjunction with the Glens Falls Hospital, has organized the sixteenth annual women’s health day, “By Women - For Women”, to be held on Saturday, April 24 at Salem Washington Academy. This full day includes a continental breakfast, catered luncheon and several health-related workshops. Joanne Steele, health professional, is the keynote speaker. Participants may select three

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workshops from a total of six. Following are two of the workshop choices: “Art and Its Positive Impact on the Aging Adult”. Elizabeth Cockey, MAT, art therapist and author illustrator. Elizabeth has worked as an art therapist for the last seventeen years in the Baltimore area serving long-term care facilities, nursing centers and retirement communities. During that time she has developed and implemented numerous recreational art therapy programs for individuals suffering from dementia, cognitive impairment and stroke. Elizabeth says, “I have used art: painting, sculpting and construction in the rehabilitation of disabled adults with success. Practicing art on a regular basis has helped many individuals relieve depression, improve coordination, restore memory and gain self-esteem.” Find out why art improves the quality of life for the aging adult. Learn how and why art can positively affect coordination, improve physical and mental abilities, improve memory and lessen depression. Each participant will be given the opportunity to be evaluated through simple drawings as a way to diagnose physical dexterity, emotional state of mind and concentration. Learn how art can improve the quality of life during the “golden years.” “For the Love of Dance”. Susi Trombley graduated with a BA degree in Dance in London and then worked as a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. She established the dance/ theater company, Charlie’s Works, producing fashion shows and corporate events. Since arriving in the United States from London in 2003, Susi has developed her teaching skills and beliefs in the therapeutic magic of dance. This workshop will touch on the health benefits of dance including improved posture, flex-

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ibility and coordination. Simple tips will be given on how women can remember specific routines, and different dance styles will be discussed. Registration mailings are being sent out within two weeks. If you would like more information, call Irene Baldwin, 518-686-3198 or Lois Sheaff, 518-677-5562, cochairs of the event. ____________________

Giant Tea Cup Auction

A Giant Tea Cup Auction will be held at the Modern Woodman Hall, Main Street, Route 30, Wells Vermont, on Friday, March 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will be a great diversity of over 400 items of crafts, flea, knick-knacks, collectibles, books, magazines, videos, glassware, items for personal use and plants. The United Methodist Church of Wells will have several tables of breads, pies, cakes, brownies, cookies, apricot and raspberry squares, jams and jellies. Viewing and bidding starts at 5:30 p.m. Bid drawings will begin at 6:45 p.m. (You purchase envelopes of tickets for $1 each and put tickets in the cup by the item(s) of your choice.) There will also be door prizes. Don’t bother with supper. They’re selling hot dogs the way you like them, homemade donuts, ice cream treats and beverages. This is the “Big One” that you won’t want to miss. Bring a friend. This event is presented by the “Mission Event” of the Wells United Methodist Church. All monies raised go to the mission outreach program. this winter of 2010 has had record needs, including Haiti and Wells. Come have a great time and do something good! For information, call 325-3203. March 3, 2010


Do You Have Talent?

The Courthouse Community Center in Salem will once again host the “Old Courthouse Talent Trials” at the Fort Salem Theater on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 7 p.m. Actors, singers, dancers, bands and comedians of all ages are welcome to participate. A Professional Development Scholarship will be awarded by a panel of arts professionals to the winners of three divisions – youth, teen and adult. The scholarship includes personal coaching by Jay Kerr, the Artistic Director at the Fort Salem Theater. Mr. Kerr has trained performers on and off Broadway for more than thirty years. During the summer, the scholarship winners will benefit from Mr. Kerr’s experience and have the opportunity to perform at the Fort Salem Cabaret on August 27 and 28. Auditions will be held in the courtroom of the CCC on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 from 10 a.m until noon. The Talent Trials in 2009 drew contestants from Salem, Greenwich, Cambridge, Saratoga Springs and Manchester and Pawlet, Vermont, who performed to an enthusiastic audience. 2010 will be the seventh year the Talent Trials are produced and will once again feature Master of Ceremonies Dan Garfinkel who is known for his wit and charm. If you are interested in auditioning, please contact the CCC at 518-854-7053 or Dan Garfinkel at either 518-854-9777 or dgarfinkel@glensfallshosp.org. ________________________________________________

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The Courthouse Community Center in Salem assisted by Town Historian, Al Cormier, will offer its second history lecture in the current series on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. Local historian, Michael Russert will focus on the Civil War with a talk entitled “When the blast of war blows in our ears: The Edward McPherson Farm and the Battle of Gettysburg.” When asked for a description, Mike said “the presentation will examine the history of what is known as the McPherson Farm at Gettysburg, the farm buildings and the development of the property from the eighteenth century to July 1, 1863 when a battle was literally fought on the very doorstep of the family that lived there.” Mike will provide a military history as well as an overview of how the battle altered the property and the lives of those who resided there. A teacher for over thirty-five years, Mike and his wife settled in a charming eighteenth century house in Cambridge. He served as Executive Director of the Washington County Historical Society and Coordinator of the New York State Veteran Oral History Program. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and North Shore Civil War Round Table of Long Island. He is also on the book review staff of the Civil War News and the Multicultural Journal. Salem and the surrounding area has a proud history of service in the Civil War. The 123rd Regiment of New York State was raised in Salem in 1862 and consisted of 10 companies comprised of members of local towns. A moving monument was created by sculptor Martin Millmore in the late 1860’s and now stands guard over the graves of Civil War soldiers in the Evergreen Cemetery. For information regarding the current history lecture series or any CCC event, please visit www. salemcourthouse.org. March 3, 2010

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Snowshoe Walk to Benefit Hemophilia Foundation. Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Raffle tickets are $20 The Sixth Annual Alpine Snowshoe Walk to beneach and may be purchased by sending a check made efit the New England Hemophilia Association takes out to The New England Hemophilia Association place on Saturday, March 13, at Stratton Mountain, to the association at 347 Washington St., Suite 402, Vermont. This year’s walk is generously sponsored by Dedham, MA 02026. All proceeds benefit the New Bayer Healthcare, CSL Behring, Baxter Healthcare, England Hemophilia Association. Biomed Pharmaceuticals, Novo Nordisk, and Coram About the walk and hemophilia: Specialty Infusion Services. The brainchild of Stratton Mountain residents Register online at www.newenglandhemophilia.org, Mark and Ina Katzman, the first Alpine Snowshoe or in person the day of the walk, at Stratton’s Sun Bowl Walk was organized and held the year after the Base Lodge, from 12:30 p.m. The guided walk kicks off Katzman’s first grandson, Blake, was born and diagat 1:30 p.m. Donations for the walk are $25 per adult nosed with hemophilia. While most everyone under17 and older (16 and under walk free with paying stands that hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disadult). Any gift of $50 or more earns the donor a seat order, most are surprised to learn that the disorder at Saturday evening’s celebratory dinner, hosted by the can spontaneously appear in children whose parents event’s founders, Mark and Ina Katzman. don’t have the disorder. This was the case with Blake. This year’s Silent Auction includes tickets to Jerry After a series of medical procedures and with the Seinfeld’s May show at the MGM Grand Theater at now daily intravenous doses of clotting factor, Blake Foxwoods plus an overnight stay at Foxwoods Resort Mark and Ina Katzman’s grandson, is doing well and is living the life of a normal, healthy Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut; an Indianapolis Blake Katzman seven year old. Almost. There is no cure for hemoColts helmet autographed by Super Bowl XLI MVP, philia but with funding and research – last year’s Peyton Manning; an NFL football signed by New York event drew 80 walkers and more than 100 diners, raising $26,000 for Giants great and Super Bowl XXI MVP, Phil Simms, as well as a basketresearch, education and medical seminars for those affected with bleedball signed by the Harlem Globetrotters. You may also bid on Red Sox ing disorders – there is hope for every child, parent, or grandparent of a tickets, golf for four at Stratton, dinners at area restaurants, fine jewelry child who faces the challenges of living with bleeding disorders. and much more. There will also be a very special raffle for a pair of tickets to Bon Jovi’s March 27 show and overnight accommodations for two at Mohegan

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& ENVIRONMENT ‘A Farm for the Future’ Screening at Mark Skinner Library

50/50 Raffle to Benefit West River Montessori School

Brown Enterprises, Inc. is hosting a 50/50 Raffle that will benefit the West River Montessori School. $2 per guess for our Snow Melt. Guess the time and date that the pile of snow will melt causing the ATV tires to touch the ground. Stop into our Londonderry store and check out the pile; come in and give us your name, date, time and phone number for your guess! All guesses need to be in no later than March 15. We expect to present WRMS and the winner with hundreds of dollars! ________________________________________________

Meltdown Party at Riley Rink

It has been a busy season for Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester. Since the ice season started back in October, thousands of people of all ages have come here to skate. Riley Rink is home ice for the Northshire Hockey league, The Burr and Burton Academy hockey teams, the Northshire Figure Skating Club, the Riley Rink School Skate program (JISP equivalent for skaters), Adult Hockey programs and also schedules public skating sessions every day of the season. Hundreds of children, just this winter, holding tightly to a parent’s hand, have taken their first teetering skating steps on Riley Rink’s ice. “To everything there is a season”, and Riley Rink’s winter ice season ends on March 7 with its sixth annual melt down party! Starting at 1:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 7, Riley Rink will be saying thank you to its friends and patrons for a fabulous 2009-10 winter season by offering free skating and free skate rentals for the entire family. To make the melt down party even more fun, this will be a costume party with prizes for the best costumes worn by both children and adults. Prizes for the melt down party have been donated by Eastern Mountain Sports, JK Adams Co., The Magic Sleigh, Manchester Hallmark, Manchester Sports, Mother Myricks, the Mountain Goat, Petcetera, Real Sports, and r.k. Miles, all of Manchester and in adjoining towns: Arcady Pizza at Sunderland Motel, Battenkill Canoe, both on Route 7A, and Ackermann & Co. Antiques, EzPz Café, the Village Peddler, all in East Arlington. Riley Rink at Hunter Park is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide affordable youth, adult, and family enrichment through athletic, cultural, and social activities and programs for the broadest segments within our communities twelve months of the year. This premier Olympic size ice facility and community exhibition center is located on historic Route 7A in Manchester, 1.4 miles north of Routes 11/30. Visit the Web site at www.rileyrink.com or call 362-0150 for further information. 34

Transition Town Manchester will be showing ‘A Farm for The Future’ at Mark Skinner Library on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m. This 48 minute film explores farming techniques that are so dependent on fossil fuels. Filmmaker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon (U.K.) into a low-energy farm for the future. With her father close to retirement, Rebecca Hosking returns to her family’s wildlife-friendly farm to become the next generation to farm the land. But the high fuel prices of 2008 were a wake-up call for Rebecca. Realising that all food production in the U.K. is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, particularly oil, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering growers, Rebecca uncovers how to turn her old family farm into a farm for the low-energy future. After the film we will enjoy local food and discussion. For information check our Web site www.TransitionTownManchester.org or contact us; info@transitiontownmanchester.org or call Bill Laberge 325-2115. ________________________________________________

Getting Started with Honeybees

The third in a series of “Getting Started with Honeybees” workshops is upon us. Come share in the learning with bee Wizard Jack Rath on Wednesday, March 10 at 7 p.m., at the Israel Congregation, Route 7A Manchester. You do not need to have attended the last two workshops to learn. The refreshments are delicious, the audience participation is thought provoking and the company is sweet. For further information on this free event, please contact Maddie Sobel at 362-4452 or Scout Proft at 362-2290. The next meeting will be held on April 14 and will be a networking roundtable among all beekeepers. ________________________________________________

Backyard Sugaring at Smokey House Center

Smokey House Center’s 3rd Annual Backyard Sugaring Derby, March 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 426 Danby Mountain Road, Danby VT. How many ways are there to turn sap into syrup? Every spring at Smokey House we challenge our staff and youth to answer this question with a sugaring rig of their own invention. Using whatever they can find, make or borrow, their creations have ranged from primitive and traditional to things unheard of in sugaring lore. Whether it is a pot hung over an open fire or a home-made wood gasification burner, the goal is to put our own syrup, from our own rigs, on a home-made pancake and eat it. We will have maple sap, pancakes and syrup (from our sugarhouse) on hand. If you have a notion to build your own backyard rig, come by for some ideas. If you want to join the derby with your own rig, give Tim a call at 293-5121. There will be awards for the first syrup, the most syrup, and the coveted Junkyard Dog award for the most creative use of recycled materials.

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Vegetable Garden Design Classes

Thinking about planting a vegetable garden this year? Swamped with seed catalogs and don’t know where to start? Ellen Ecker Ogden is offering a series of step-by-step classes to teach creative vegetable garden design and planting. Classes will be held at The Equinox Valley Nursery in Manchester. Class dates are March 28, April 18, May 2 and May 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Each 1 1/2 hour class is designed for beginners or those who wish to learn more about design, seeds starting, organic methods, soil and compost and plant selection. There is a fee for the classes, with a percentage to be donated to Plant a Row for the Hungry hosted by the Equinox Valley Nursery. For more information and to register for the class, please call 802- 362-3931. ________________________________________________

Mt. Equinox Landslide Expedition

Strap on your snowshoes and pack for an adventurous guided journey to the base of the Mt Equinox landslide! Join a naturalist from the Manchester office of the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) for this educational and challenging excursion. Learn about the human history of the mountain as well as the geology that makes Equinox special. This is a strenuous hike! Snowshoes required (VINS-Manchester has a small number of snowshoes to loan). Save the afternoon of Saturday March 13, 1-4 p.m., on your calendar for this once a year event. Preregistration is required by calling the VINS-Manchester office at 3624374.

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Pets Available at Second Chance Animal Center Polly is 1 1⁄2 years old; she came to SCAC as a stray to find a forever home. Polly is responsive and friendly to ever yone. She is full of life and loves playing and getting loves. Please come visit our passive lady.

Cassius is a 2 year old, male American Bulldog who came to Second Chance because he was too much dog for his new owner to handle. The owner had him for only two weeks, after he was shipped to the Northeast from Florida. Cassius is a friendly and playful young man who most likely has had an unstable and heavy-handed home in the past. Once he becomes familiar with a March 3, 2010

person, Cassius is a big and lovable baby. He just does not really understand his size and power. We strongly recommend continued socialization (especially with men), basic obedience training and a healthy dose of leash manners. Much of Cassius’s training has been implemented at Second Chance already. An experienced owner, who is both firm and gentle, would be the most suitable new parent for Cassius. We recommend a home-owner and adult only home without cats. Other dogs may be possible upon introduction. If you are looking for a big fellow who needs lots of love, then come and meet our hopeful, Cassius! Summer is a 4 year old short hair pastel calico. She originally came to the shelter as a kitten in 2003, but was sent to a feral colony because the staff was unable to handle her. She has made a lot of progress in the past few years and is now able to be petted, even though she is still a bit shy. She gets along well with other cats.

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Connaway’s ‘Summer Surf’ Donated to SVAC Permanent Collection Christopher Madkour, Executive Director of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, has announced the acquisition by donation of “Summer Surf,” a 6” x 10” painting by the internationally acclaimed landscape artist - and a founder of the Southern Vermont Artists, the predecessor of SVAC - Jay Connaway (1893-1970). The seascape was a gift to the Arts Center’s 750-plus-piece permanent collection from SVAC Member Artist Brian Sweetland. The painting, a favorite of Sweetland’s, had been bequeathed to him some years ago by his friend and longtime patron of the arts in Vermont, Mrs. Oliver “Betty” Jennings. It will be among the four pieces from SVAC’s permanent collection included in the Shelburne Museum’s retrospective exhibition, Jay Hall Connaway, 1893-1970, opening May 17. “It’s a most generous gift in a number of ways,” says Madkour. “Aside from the value of the painting itself, and its beauty, of course, we value very highly the decades long association between Jay Connaway and the Arts Center. We’re terribly grateful to Brian for helping us to increase our holdings of this most important American artist.” Connaway, who lived in Peru, Vermont, had been associated with the Arts Center since August of 1927, when he made his exhibition debut in the Fourth Annual Exhibition of the Artists of Southern Vermont (the 81st Annual Exhibition opens this May). He spent the years 1930 to 1947 on Monhegan Island, off the coast of Maine, where he painted - this was his “Homer-esque” period - and

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taught painting. In 1962, back in Vermont, Connaway merged his successful Connaway Art School into the Arts Center’s roster of art classes. A major retrospective of his works was held at the Arts Center, in his honor, upon his death in Arizona in 1970. The Southern Vermont Arts Center, an educational non-profit institution supported by membership and tax-deductible donations, is off West Road in Manchester, Vermont. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit any time at svac.org.

Artists’ Group Show Extended

The Dorset Public Library will hold a coffee reception on Saturday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for local residents to meet the artists exhibiting in the current show. Several new artists have joined the group, and new pictures have been added to the exhibit. The artists, called the Northshire Artist Group, have been meeting and working together since the spring of 2009, when Maynard Deen, artist, interior designer and owner of the gallery/studio on Main Street, Route 7A, Manchester, offered his studio as a place for the group to meet and work. They meet weekly or more often, many working in more than one medium, including pastels, acrylics, watercolors and oils. The group has grown since its beginning, and its members have found inspiration and collegiality in working together. For further information about this group, call Mary Cardel at 362-3168. Members of the group, including Mary Cardel, are: Marilyn Morrissey, Debra Phillips, Maynard Deen, Gloria Llewelyn, Kate Miskovsky, Dorothy R. Mulherrin, Muriel Roeth, Barbara Travers, Carole Tannen, Constance McCann Evans, Jean Malone, and Maggie Murphy. Most members are represented in the current exhibit. All works on display are for sale, and the art sales will benefit the library. The reception is free and open to the public. The show will continue through the month of March. For library hours, please call 867-5774 or visit dorsetlibrary.org.

Arts for Living Series

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and the Southern Vermont Arts Center have partnered to offer the 2010 Arts for Living Series. On Saturdays, March 13 and 27, we will be offering Basket Weaving Workshops with Joy Stewart. The workshops will be held at the Madeira Education Center at SVAC in Manchester, Vermont from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn the art of basket weaving in these hands-on workshops and bring home a creation that is not only attractive but functional as well. The first workshop on March 13 will introduce you to the Bread Basket. The cost for this session is $30 plus $10 for materials. The second workshop on March 27 will provide a little more challenge with the making of a Medium Market Basket. The cost for this session is $30 plus $14 for materials. Sign up for one or both workshops! Joy Stewart has been weaving baskets for 15 years. She enjoys sharing the craft with others and maintains that basket weaving can be appreciated by people of all ages. She currently teaches upper school math at Maple Street School in Manchester, Vermont. For more information and to register, please call Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

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Oil Paintings of Fruits, Flowers, and Fun at Canfield Library

A great precursor to spring, artist Patti Zeigler will be exhibiting her still life oil paintings consisting of fruits, flowers, and whimsical subjects at the Martha Canfield Library in Arlington, Vermont, now through March 31. Come to the opening reception and meet the artist on Saturday, March 6 from 3–5 p.m. Zeigler, a graduate of Parson School of Design in New York who also studied at the Museum College of Art, is an “intimate painter of still lifes whose commitment is to a simple and realistic format.”

The Dorset resident says, “In my work I utilize everyday objects to create colorful, realistic still life paintings. Many layers of vibrant color are applied to a smooth panel to achieve a rich and radiant surface. I strive to paint the essential beauty inherent in every object as honestly as possible while enjoying the challenge of making a three-dimensional object look realistic with a two-dimensional medium. Brushstrokes, shadow, space, and design are the critical elements used to capture the form of an object and express it in terms of paint.” The Canfield Gallery is located in the Martha Canfield Library on East Arlington Road across from Arlington High School. The gallery is open during library hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9–5 and 6:30–8, Wednesday 9–5, Friday 2–5, and Saturday 10–3. For more information, call the library at 802-375-6153 or visit the library Web site at www. marthacanfieldlibrary.org. _______________________________________________

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Yarn Shop Stitches for Warm Up, America!

For our continuing charity knitting campaign “Knit for Your Soul and Theirs” through the month of March Yarns for Your Soul will be collecting knitted or crocheted 7” by 9” squares. These squares will be donated to Warm Up, America! where they will be joined together and made into afghan blankets for people in need. Warm Up, America!

provides a facility for the assembly and distribution of afghans through organizations such as the American Red Cross, as well as other charitable groups. Knitters and crocheters can choose any color, design, or gauge to make the squares. Materials used should be machine washable such as acrylic or woolacrylic blends. One afghan blanket requires 40 squares and resembles a patchwork quilt when completed. Volunteers of this months project will receive a 10%-off coupon toward a future purchase. Please visit the shop for more information and recommended materials. Yarns for Your Soul is located at 605 Depot Street in Manchester Center. Shop hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

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State-wide School Art Contest The Southern Vermont Arts Center is seeking entries for “Vermont Artists, Past and Future,” a statewide art contest for middle and high school students in Vermont. Over $5,000 in scholarship grants will be awarded to first through third place winners in painting, sculpture and photography. An exhibition of work by the

of painters, sculptors and photographers with this first annual show,” said Arthur Klonsky, photographer and chairman of the organizing committee. A five-member jury will review the entries for technique, creativity, aesthetics, originality, artistic merit and visual impact. Finalists will be notified by May 7. Framed two-dimensional art will be a maximum of 30” x 30” x 4”; unframed two dimensional art will be a maximum of 26” x 26” x 4”. Electronic entries will be accepted through April 9 at 5 p.m. There is no fee to enter. An electronic submission form and additional information is available at www.svac.org/student_ art or by telephoning the Arts Center at 802-362-1405. _____________________

100 finalists will be on view with outstanding examples from the Arts Center’s permanent collection in the Wilson Museum at the Arts Center from May 22-June 23. “Throughout the Arts Center 86 year history, the organization has supported and encouraged artists throughout the state. It is appropriate for the organization to focus on the next generation

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The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 10, from noon to 5:30 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, Route 7A, Manchester Village, Vermont. Your help is critically needed at this time of year as supplies frequently run low. Please bring identification, sit back and relax and enjoy refreshments as well. ________________________________________________

Are You Buried in Treasures?

Community Education & Wellness at Rutland Regional Medical Center proudly presents “Are You Buried in Treasures?”Acquiring, saving and hoarding can present challenges for many. Join us for this two-part workshop as we will share the latest research and present new ways to: • Better understand challenges • Think about possessions in a different way • Gradually manage and change your relationship to your belongings • Treasure life, rather than stuff There will be similar, as well as new, material in each session. Attend one or both. “Are You Buried in Treasures” will take place Wednesdays, March 10 and 17, 6-7:30 p.m. in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland. These workshops are free and open to the public. For more information please call 802-772-2400.

Parent Workshop: ‘Getting Through the Tricky Years’

On Monday, March 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Maple Street School, Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning and The Collaborative are sponsoring a workshop that will address challenges shared by both girls and boys. Carol Weston believes that the goal is to raise kind, smart, confident young adults who will be able to navigate our ever-changing and sometimes toxic world. She will talk about body image, crushes, cliques, eating habits, talking about sex, parent/child relationships, homework, the Internet, and how to help kids stay away from alcohol and drugs. She will read real letters from girls and boys seeking advice and offer up-to-date statistics - both worrisome and reassuring. Newsweek calls her a “Teen Dear Abby” and you will find her both entertaining and informative. Come with questions! Carol Weston is the author of twelve books and is the “Dear Carol” advice columnist at Girls’ Life Magazine. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate with an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College, Carol has been a guest on “The View”, “Today”, and “Oprah” and is an expert on all things teen and tween. Her books include “The Diary of Melanie Martin” (a Knopf kids’ novel), “For Teens Only”, and “Girl talk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You” (Harper Collins, now in its fourth edition), which was translated into ten languages. Carol’s Web site is carolweston.com and she and her husband are the parents of two daughters, age 18 and 22. The focus will be on kids age ten and up, but all parents are welcome. For more information and to register, please call Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

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The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) is offering a comprehensive cardiovascular/cholesterol health risk screening, including a total lipid profile and blood glucose at the RAVNAH office on 7 Albert Cree Drive, in Rutland on Wednesday, March 3, at 8:30 a.m. Please call in advance for an appointment. The total lipid profile is a group of tests to determine risk of coronary heart disease. The blood glucose test screens for diabetes. The complete lipid profile requires an 8-12 hour fast prior to the test to ensure accurate results. The cost for a Complete Lipid Profile and Glucose is $30. For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call RAVNAH at 802-775-0568. _________________________________________________

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New Thought Vermont, a spiritual group offering a practical path for health, prosperity and serenity will offer a service on Saturday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield. The title of the message by Reverand Will Freeman is “The Call to Live Authentically”. New Thought Vermont is an open and affirming congregation including individuals from various religious backgrounds, focusing on the divinity inherent in each person and all of creation. Teachings from Divine Science, Unity and Religious Science, as well as the Infinite Way and other sources are explored. For information email newthoughtvt@yahoo.com or call 802-384-3845 (Rev. Will Freeman).

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Jody Knapp Joins Chiropractic Care Center

CFC Announces Feinstein Challenge

The Chiropractic Care Center on Richville Road, would like to announce the addition of Dr. Jody Knapp to their practice. Dr. Knapp is a 2002 graduate of Western States Chiropractic College and has been providing chiropractic care in the Lakes Region for the last 8 years including his primary office location in Granville, New York. His chiropractic style is focused on muscle release, stretching, and massage along with traditional chiro-

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Alan Shaw Feinstein, CEO of the Feinstein Foundation, is challenging donors to meet a matching grant of $1 million to fight hunger. As an enthusiastic participant of this challenge, The Community Food Cupboard must raise donations for this effort between March 1 and April 30, 2010. The Community Food Cupboard has provided groceries to local families in need for twenty years. In the past few years, the number of families seeking help from CFC has increased dra-

matically. The proceeds from this challenge will allow our agency to continue to provide food and support for critical programs in the upcoming year. If you would like to take up the challenge with us, please send your contribution to CFC, P.O. Box 864, Manchester Center, VT

05255. Donations of non-perishable food may be left in our collection box in the Manchester town office building or Shaw’s Supermarket.

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When a federal panel late last year recommended that American women in their 40s need not get annual screening mammograms, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® raised concerns that the new guidelines would result in denial of the potentially life-saving procedure for too many young women. Evidence appears to be building that those concerns over the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines may have been justified. “Our great fear at Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to be that women who should be getting mammograms aren’t getting mammograms because of the confusion over this issue,” said Elizabeth Thompson, Komen’s senior vice president of Medical and Scientific Affairs. “As the world’s leading breast cancer organization, Komen’s position is unchanged: women in their 40s should have no impediment to regular mammography, and women at increased risk for breast cancer absolutely should be talking with their health care providers about screening. “ Today, the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation released results of a survey showing fewer women under 50 are getting mammograms since the release of the new mammogram guidelines. The Avon study further showed that several states are cutting funding to screening programs

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aimed at low-income women. Those new numbers follow a poll from the Annals of Internal Medicine released last week that shows, of the doctors who responded, 67 percent said they will stop routinely advising women in their 40s to get annual mammograms and 62 percent will advise women 50 to 74 to get a mammogram every other year rather than annually. In addition, 41 percent will stop advising women to do monthly self-examinations and 19 percent will stop doing clinical breast examinations. The Avon results and Annals of Internal Medicine poll numbers combine to paint a picture of potential obstacles for American women to receive regular mammography screening appropriate for their ages. Several groups, including the American College of Radiology and the American Cancer Society, have echoed Komen’s concerns since the USPSTF issued its recommendations last October and have continued to urge women of average risk for breast cancer to begin annual screening mammography annually starting at the age of 40. Since the onset of regular mammography screening in 1990, the mortality rate from breast cancer, which had been unchanged for the preceding 50 years, has decreased by 30 percent.

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Architect with Distinguished Firm to Speak at the CCC The Courthouse Community Center in Salem is pleased to offer a lecture on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 featuring Daniel Wilson, an architect with the renowned firm of John G. Waite Associates. A leading firm in the field of historic preservation, John G. Waite Associates is respon-

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sible for the restoration and adaptive use of historic properties across the United States. Historic buildings including Blair House, Mt. Vernon and the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore, Maryland, have all benefited from the expertise and extensive experience of this group of architects. The firm is responsible for overseeing the restoration of the Historic Salem Courthouse including the historically accurate new front porch as well. Mr. Wilson has been an architect with John G. Waite Associates since 1997. A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, he specializes in incorporating modern facilities into historic structures. He was the Project Architect on many high profile restoration projects and is a member of the Association of Preservation Technology and the National Trust of Historic Preservation. The topic of his upcoming talk is Contemporary Historic Preservation Practices: Case Studies for the Treatment of Historic Buildings. There is no charge to attend this lecture, and the public is invited. The CCC is handicap accessible, and it is advisable to contact the CCC to reserve a seat. For additional information, please visit www. salemcourthouse.org.

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Model Railroad Show

The Vermont Rails Model Railroad Show will be held on Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Exposition, Vermont Route 15, Essex Junction, Vermont. This event is fun for kids and adults. There will be operating model trains on exhibit, dealers, and other displays. Admission is free for children under 6 years of age; 6 to 12, $1; and over 12, $5. You will find plenty of free parking and food vendors will be on site. Reserve a vendor table with Ron Piro at 802878-1135, or ronpiro@aol.com. This event is sponsored by the Northwestern Vermont Model Railroad Association, www.nwvrailroad.org. ________________________________________________

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Hildene continues its Winter History Series on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., in the Beckwith Room. This year’s speaker, Hildene scholar in residence, Jason Emerson, is focusing on the multifaceted personality and life of Gilded Age gentleman and turn of the century Manchester resident, Robert Todd Lincoln. As the only child of President Abraham Lincoln and wife, Mary, to survive to adulthood, Robert carried the iconic Lincoln name, but often it and the family’s legacy were seen by him as burdensome. Emerson, who is currently completing a biography of Robert Todd Lincoln, will look at him through the lens of son of the Great Emancipator. He will reflect on Robert’s interactions with Black Americans as Secretary of War and president of the Pullman Company and share what his research has revealed relative to Robert’s perspective on the issue of race. Jason Emerson has written about both of Robert’s parents, penning “Lincoln, The Inventor” in 2009 and “The Madness of Mary Lincoln” in 2007. Most recently he wrote the foreword for what is still considered to be the definitive biography of Mary Todd Lincoln, “Mrs. Abraham Lincoln: A Study of Her Personality and Her Influence on Lincoln.” The book is available again after many years out of print. His new biography of Robert Todd Lincoln will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2011. In addition to his books, articles by Emerson have appeared in American Heritage, American History, Civil War Times, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Lincoln Herald, and Lincoln Forum Bulletin. Each Winter History Series talk is held on the second Tuesday of the month in the Beckwith Room at 7:00 p.m. The presentation is followed by a question and answer period and all are free and open to the public. Jason Emerson will conclude the 2010 Hildene Winter History Series with a presentation on April 13, “Robert Todd Lincoln and his Children and Grandchildren.” The Museum Store will be open for a cup of coffee and a snack before the event and plentiful parking is available. For further information please contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email Stephanie@hildene. org. March 3, 2010

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The Poultney Public Library is having a March Movie Marathon. They will be showing a movie every Friday evening in March at 7 p.m. Admission and refreshments are free. All movies are recent releases to DVD and will be shown on the big screen with surround sound. For titles or further information, please call the Library at 287-5556. ________________________________________________

Master Storyteller Willem Lange to Speak in Dorset

Missoula Children’s Theatre Visits Dorset for Fifth Season

The Dorset Players recently hosted the Missoula Children’s Theatre for the fifth consecutive year. This season’s production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” was a great success, with 55 children from area communities cast, and more than 70 children ages 5-14 participating in the audition process. The two tour directors from Missoula also conducted seven workshops for 300 children in area schools and the homeschooling community. Both performances of “Jack and the Beanstalk” played to a nearly sold out audience! Maureen Chaffee, President of the Dorset Players said, “The enthusiasm that this program generates is wonderful to witness. We could not host this residency without the grant that the Stratton Foundation has awarded to this worthwhile endeavor each year. Additional thanks goes to the Berkshire Bank, Briggs Fowler Insurance, Manchester Carpet Care, Spiral Press Café, The Perfect Wife, and the other community members who contributed to sponsoring this event.” Families that participated in the experience were heard saying that the highlights of the week were: sharing it with other children, working with two happy, energetic and kind directors, meeting new kids, and just having the chance to be in a live stage production. Said one parent, “It’s a great program — I only wish there were more opportunities like this throughout the year!” _______________________________________________

Steel Magnolias to be Staged at the Community Courthouse Center

Rehearsals are underway for the Footlighters spring production. The theatrical company of the Courthouse Community Center in Salem is staging Robert Harling’s poignant and heart warming play, “Steel Magnolias.” The all female cast is hard at work mastering the lines and nuances of this play which showcases the strong bonds of friendship. “Steel Magnolias” is being produced by Jenn Borntraeger, directed by Siri Allison and features the powerful cast of Shelly Dean, Jill Little, Patty Mansmith, Sue O’Keefe, Sara Rogers and Mary Skelly. The play will be performed in the CCC Courtroom on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the CCC and may be reserved by calling 518-854-7053. 44

Master storyteller, author, newspaper columnist, and radio commentator, Willem Lange, will share his “Stuck in the Mud” stories at the Long Trail School in Dorset, Vermont, on Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 with proceeds to benefit Dorset Nursing Association’s community-based homecare and hospice programs. Tickets are available at the Dorset Nursing office, Dorset Union Store, East Dorset Store, HN Williams Store in Dorset, Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Sherman’s Store in West Rupert, Dutchie’s Store in West Pawlet, Mach’s General Store in Rupert, and at the door. Lange, the author of five books, writes a weekly newspaper column, “A Yankee Notebook,” for several New England newspapers. He’s a commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and both Vermont and New Hampshire Public Television. “We are delighted that Willem Lange will be coming to our community to share his stories,” says Peg Gregory of the Friends of Dorset Nursing. “Willem’s humorous take on living in New England is the perfect antidote for a long Vermont winter.” Dorset Nursing Association, a branch office of Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, is a not-for-profit, Medicare certified, home health agency providing health care services ranging from highly-technical skilled care to wellness programs in the Dorset, Rupert and Pawlet communities. ________________________________________________

Student Discount Support

Recent corporate support from Ben & Jerry’s Community Action Team and Casella Waste Systems to Opera Theatre of Weston (OTW) helped to support a student discount ticket for area youth attending January 2010 daytime school performances of “The Little Prince” at the Weston Playhouse. OTW’s annual Opera for Kids School Outreach Program was attended by a total youth audience of 2400 from schools all over southern Vermont. This corporate support helped to underwrite these specially condensed school shows offered by the opera company to introduce the world of opera to the children of the southern Vermont community. According to OTW Education Director and Co-Artistic Director, Lise Messier, “teachers continue to respond enthusiastically to OTW’s Opera for Kids programs and tell us “thanks so much for providing this wonderful art form for our students to enjoy, learn with, and grow with, as their creative selves become more and more nurtured.” Opera Theatre of Weston, a professional company member of OPERA America, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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‘Almost, Maine’ Opens This Weekend

The Dorset Players are proud to present John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.” Critics have called this play “a snowy charmer. These nine tales of love in the time of frostbite have a winning glow that proves surprisingly contagious.” Director Dom Degnon has assembled a stellar cast that combines many familiar faces with four talented newcomers to the Dorset stage. Ron Nagle and Debby Goldman, who delighted audiences in “The Whole Shebang” last winter, are joined by Amaia Perta, Melissa Runnels, Jack Sleigh and BBA faculty member, Jim Young. BBA student veterans of the Dorset stage Laura Amatruto and Martha Degnon, who most recently appeared as the Scarecrow in “The Patchwork Girl of Oz” round out the cast. Sherry Kratzer and BBA sophomore Corey Hazelton, who played a camper in last year’s Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Hansel and Gretel,” join the cast in the non-speaking roles of the very visible and sometimes unpredictable stage hands. Sponsored by The Bennington Bank and Trust, Orvis, and New Morning Natural Foods, performances will be held at The Dorset Playhouse on Cheney Road in Dorset, VT at 7:30 p.m. on March 5-6 and March 12-13. In addition there will be matinee performances on Sundays March 7 and March 14 at 2 p.m. The box office for “Almost Maine” will be open daily from 2 p.m. For tickets, call 802-867-5777. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for those under 19. ________________________________________________

Stage Door Series Continues

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s Stage Door Series continues on Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at Chester’s Stone Hearth Inn with an evening of songs and insights from “Avenue Q,” a Vermont premiere to be performed this summer by the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Join Music Director Rob Meffe, “Avenue Q” Broadway cast member Sharon Wheatley and WPTC Producing Director Tim Fort in learning more about this envelope-pushing adult Broadway hit through songs and stories. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, “AvenueQ” follows a bright-eyed college grad named Princeton as he settles into “Avenue Q”, the last affordable neighborhood in New York City. In warm and witty songs like “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist” and “The Internet is for Porn,” Princeton and his diverse band of live characters and puppets à la “Sesame Street” learn about losing a job, falling in love and finding their place in the world. The March 13 event is sponsored by The Stone Hearth Inn and Misty Valley Books and is not suitable for children. Call 802-824-5288 for reservations. There is a $7 cover charge and seating is limited. Created by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, “Avenue Q” will run on the Weston Playhouse MainStage from July 15 through 31. The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s 2010 Stage Door Series is an opportunity to get behind the scenes and explore the theatre’s upcoming season with free community play readings and discussions, film screenings, performances, and more. The Stage Door series is sponsored in part by local libraries, bookstores, The Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and an ever-growing family of individuals who believe in the impact that the performing arts can have on its community. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.westonplayhouse.org. March 3, 2010

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ENTERTAINMENT Dennis D’Asaro and Shakespeare in the Alley at Club Muse Irish Pub Night Club Muse steps it up with Irish Pub Night on Friday, March 5. From 8 to 11 p.m. enjoy live music from Dennis D’Asaro and Shakespeare in the Alley, or get up on the floor to kick it up to the music. Pangaea Lounge will be offering Guinness-Glazed Wings and an assortment of great brews and themed drinks from a cash bar. It’s all happening at Club Muse located in the Paul Paresky Museum Court located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum! Bring a date or a group of friends, and join the party. Just a $5 cover charge at the door. At last year’s Irish Pub Party, the audience couldn't get enough of Dennis D'Asaro and his trio as they played soft Irish ballads which gave way to Irish-infused rock and punk. A little Hillbilly Rock kept the place pumping, and this year won’t be any different. “The music was great, Dennis knows just what to play, and the brews came in handy to keep me up on the dance floor” noted a guest from last year. This evening is supported by The Casey Family with additional support from the Bennington Young Professionals and Pangaea Lounge in

North Bennington. Mark you calendars and come out to Club Muse on April 2, for the 90s Dance Party. The Bennington Museum, located at 75 Main Street (Route 9), Bennington has the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world as well as the largest collection of 19th century Bennington pottery. Within the other 7 galleries, the museum presents a 1924 Wasp Touring Car, one of only twenty produced, military artifacts, one of the earliest ‘stars and stripes’ in existence, fine and decorative arts and more. On view through April 30 is Vermont Impressions. The museum is just a short ride from Manchester, Williamstown, and eastern New York, and is open November through August every day but Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open every day in September and October. See the Web site at www.benningtonmuseum.org or call 802-4471571 for more information.

Woods Tea Company at Meetinghouse Café Woods Tea Company, the Vermont-based folk quartet, will perform their eclectic blend of traditional and new music at the Meetinghouse Café of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bennington on Friday, March 5, 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. Woods Tea Company is an acoustic group that performs fiery Celtic tunes, bluegrass, sea shanties, and American folk songs with ease and skill. After building a solid reputation in New England, Woods Tea Company started touring on the concert circuit nationwide, eventually playing in all the lower 48 states. Notable performances include New York’s Lincoln Center (twice), the Chautauqua Institute (three times), appearances on PBS and National Public Radio, who labeled them “Vermont’s hardest working folk group.” Folk Music Quarterly described them as “one of the hottest up and coming acts,” saying “sidestepping pretension and going for the grit, this New England group gives a lusty performance, every time.” A few years ago, the Irish Heritage Foundation honored the group with their “Outstanding Innovation Award, in appreciation and recognition for their creative contributions to Irish music.” Tickets will be available at the door or by leaving a reservation message at 802-440-9816. Information is available at www.uubennington.org. 46

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WEEKLY ALMANAC AA • AL-ANON • NA • GA

Thursday: AA meeting, Breakfast with Your Higher Power, Northshire Baptist Fellowship, Manchester. 7:30 a.m. AA meeting, Sherburne United Church, Killington, noon AA Big Book meeting, Grace Congregational Church, Rutland, noon AA meeting, St. Paul’s CC, Manchester, noon AA, Scars, Bars, Big Book meeting, Rutland Correctional Ctr, Rutland, 4 p.m. AA Women’s Up the Steps meeting, St. Paul’s Church, Route 30, Manchester, 6:30 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous, 7 p.m. at Turning Point, 141 State St., Rutland,1-800-522-4700. Al-Anon meeting, Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro, 7 p.m. SMART Recovery: Brattleboro Savings & Loan Bldg., downstairs, 7 p.m. 254-5568. AA Step meeting, United Methodist Ch, Rutland, 7:30 p.m. AA Room to Grow, Steel Square Bldg., Rutland, 7:30 p.m. NA Just for Today, 7:30 p.m., Al Ducci’s Cafe, Manchester AA meeting, Congregational Church Rupert, 8 p.m. AA, meeting, Jamaica Community Ch, 8 p.m. Friday: AA-Breakfast with Your Higher Power, Step Meeting, Northshire Baptist Fellowship, 7:30 a.m. Al-Anon meeting, St. Paul’s Church, Manchester, 1 p.m. AA meeting, St. Peter’s School, Rutland, 7 p.m. AA meeting (step/disc) East Dorset, Wilson House, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting, St. Luke’s Fair Haven, 7:30 p.m. AA meeting, Pawlet Community Ch, 7:30 p.m. AA New Beginnings (Beginners 6:30), Steel Square Bldg., Rutland, 8 p.m. J.S. Open Discussion meeting, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: AA meeting, Breakfast with your Higher Power, Beginners, Northshire Baptist Fellowship, Manchester, 7:30 a.m. AA Straight from the Heart Group, Mecham St., Wallingford, 9:30 a.m. Al-Anon ACOA: 10:30-11:30 a.m., St. John the Baptist Church, North Bennington AA meeting (topic/disc) East March 3, 2010

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GED • EDUCATION

Thursday: GED Class, Tutorial Center, Manchester, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. GED Class, Mack Molding, Arlington, 6 p.m. Tuesday: GED Class, Tutorial Center, Manchester, 9 a.m., 5:30 & 6 p.m.

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ESL Class, Tutorial Center, Manchester, 4:30 p.m. GED Class, Mack Molding, Arlington, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Dept. of Employment & Training, Veterans Memorial Drive, Bennington (first Wednesday), 10 a.m. GED Class, Tutorial Center, Manchester, 3 p.m. A Mustard Seed Group St. Peter’s School, Rutland, 8 p.m. MIND & BODY WELLNESS Thursday: Bennington Free Clinic, 6-9 p.m. Located at First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington, VT. Call 447-3700 for appointment. Medicare Assistance, Zion Parrish, Manchester, 10 a.m. Disabled American Veterans Meeting, American Legion Hall, Chester, first Thursday) 7:30 p.m. Friday: Blood Pressure Clinic, Robert Milbauer Realty, Newfane, third Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday: CoDA, 12-step fellowship to maintain healthy relationships, 9:30 a.m. Wilson House, E. Dorset, 362-5524 Monday: Support group for family members of those suffering from mental illness, first Monday at 7 p.m., South Londonderry Library, Clare at 824-3909 Parents in Crisis, SVMC, Bennington, 7 p.m. RSVP Bone Builders: Call RSVP at 447-1545 for info. Free. Arlington, American Legion Hall, Mon and Th, 10:30-11:30; Manchester, Masonic Temple, Mon, Wed, 11 a.m; Manchester Town Hall, Tues 10 a.m. & Thur, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: LaLeche League Support Meeting, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Marriage Support Group, Northshire Baptist Fellowship, every other Tuesday, 5769 Main St., Route 7A, Manchester. Call Warren 362-1988 All Gain, No Pain Senior Strengthening Class - Bennington Firehouse, River St., 10:30 a.m.; N. Bennington Congregational Ch, 10:30 a.m.; Manchester Town Hall, 12:30 p.m., 447-5693. Blood Pressure Clinic, Second Congregational Church, Londonderry, 2nd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. Support group for family members of those suffering from mental illness, Third Tuesday at 7 p.m., UCS, 316 Dewey St., Bennington. March 3, 2010


Clare at 824-3909. Overeaters Anonymous, RRMC, Rutland, 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 p.m. Bereavement Support Group, Second Congregational Church, Bennington, 1 p.m. Women’s Cancer Support Group, Vermont Country Store, Manchester, First Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Bereavement/Loss Support Group, SVMC, Bennington, fourth Wednesday, 6 p.m. Caregiver Group, Grace Cottage Hospital, Townshend, 6:30 p.m. Bereavement Support Group, SVMC, Medical Office Bldg., Bennington, 6:30 p.m. Chronic Fatigue Support Group, Red Barn, Rtes 11/30, across from Wessner’s, Manchester, 7 p.m. C.H.A.D.D. Informational Meeting, RRMC, Rutland, first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Thursday: Arthritis Support Group, Second Congregational Church, Bennintgon, fourth Thursday, 1 p.m.

MUNICIPAL MEETINGS

Thursday: Granville Town Board Meeting, Town Hall, Granville, NY second Thursday, 7 p.m. Weston Volunteer Fire Dept. Drill, Weston Firehouse, second and fourth Thursday, 7 p.m. Sunderland Elementary Planning Commitee. 2nd Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Londonderry Planning Committee, Town Office, Londonderry, second and fourth Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Wallingford Planning Committee, Town Hall, First Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Weston Volunteer Fire Dept, Weston Firehouse, first Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Danby Selectman meeting, Town Clerk’s Office, 1st Thursday, 5 p.m. Monday: Poultney Selectmen’s meeting, Town Hall, 2nd & 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m. Castleton Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, 7 p.m. Grafton Selectmen’s meeting, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Weston Conservation Committee meeting, Town Office, third Monday, 7 p.m. Chester Planning Committee meeting, Town Hall, first and third Mondays, 7:00 p.m. Manchester Village Planning Committee meeting, County Court March 3, 2010

House, first Monday, 7 p.m. Londonderry Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, 7:00 p.m. Pawlet Planning Committee meeting, Town Hall, fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Jamaica Selectmen’s meeting, second and fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Rutland Selectmen’s meeting, Town Hall, West Rutland, second and fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Chester Selectmen’s meeting, Town Hall, second and fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Rupert Planning Committee meeting, Town Clerk’s Office, first Monday, 7 p.m. Stratton Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, second and fourth Monday, 7:30 p.m. Mt. Holly Planning Committee meeting, Town Office, third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Sunderland Selectmen’s meeting, Sunderland Elementary School, first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Jamaica Planning Committee meeting, first and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Shaftsbury Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, 7:30 p.m. Wallingtond Selectboard, Town Hall, first and third Monday, 6:30 p.m. Poultney-Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District Meeting, district Office, Poultney, second Monday, 8 p.m. Tuesday: Fair Haven Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, 7 p.m. Weston Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, second and fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Pawlet Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Wells Selectmen Meeting, Wells Town Hall, every other Tuesday, 7 p.m. For info. 645-9020 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. Winhall Planning Committee meeting, first and third Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Dorset Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Rupert Selectmen’s meeting, 2nd Tue., Town Clerk’s Office, 6:00 p.m. Mt. Holly Selectmen’s meeting, Town Office, second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Winhall Board of Adjusters meeting, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Pawlet Board of Listers meeting,

Town Hall, third Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Dept of Employment & Training Information, Veteran’s Memorial Dr., Bennington, 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m. Winhall Regular Monthly Board meeting, 1st, 3rd Wednesday, 6 p.m. Mountain School Parent Council & Mountain School of Winhall Parent Council Meeting at the Mountain School, (2nd Wed.) 7:00 p.m. 297-2122 Stratton Planning Committee meeting, Town Office, 7 p.m. Sandgate Planning Committee meeting, 7 p.m. Fair Haven Planning Committee meeting, Town Office, second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Castleton Planning Committee meeting, Town Office, first and thrid Wednesday,7 p.m. Winhall Selectmen’s meet-

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Thursday: Bingo, MWA Hall, Wells, 7 p.m. Bingo, Pownal American Legion, Post 90, Route 7, Pownal; doors open at 5; bingo starts at 6:30 p.m.; open to public. Friday: Bingo, Masonic Lodge, Route 30, Jamaica, 7 p.m. Bingo, Knights of Columbus Hall, Granville, NY, 7 p.m. Saturday: Bingo, Granville Hook & Ladder, Granville, NY 7 p.m. Sunday: Bingo, MWA Hall, Wells, noon Monday: Bingo, Middletown Springs Fire House, 7 p.m. Tuesday: South Bennington Bingo, Bennington Club, doors open 5:30 p.m., game starts at 7 p.m. $1,000 permanent jackpot progressive; kitchen service; 802-447-1619 for info

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Townshend Senior Meals, Townshend Church, first and third Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. Manchester Senior Meals, Manchester Town Hall, noon Wells Senior Meals, MWA Hall, Wells, noon Senior Meals, East Arlington, Bailey Hall, noon. Senior Meal at Williamsville Community Hall, 4th Thursday at noon. Tuesday: Townshend Senior Meals, Townshend Church, first and third Manchester Senior Meals, Manchester Town Hall, noon Wells Senior Meals, MWA Hall, Wells, noon Senior Meals, East Arlington, Bailey Hall, noon Senior Meal at Williamsville Community Hall, 4th Thursday at noon. Wednesday: Dummerston Senior Meals, Evening Star Grange Hall, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at noon.

PRAYER GROUPS

Thursday: Prayer Group, Congregational Church, Chester, 6 a.m. Prayer & Praise Service, Chapel of the Snows, Stratton Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Prayer & Bible Study, Truthville Baptist Church, Granville, NY, 7p.m. Community Bible Study, nondenominational for women, children, 10 a.m September -May. Bennington. 447-4745. Friday: Shabbat Services, Israel Congregation, Manchester, 6:30 p.m.

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Saturday: Torah Shabbat, Israel Congregation, Manchester, 9:30 a.m. Monday: Prayer meeting, Baha’i Faith at 7 p.m. For info., call 802-447-3866 Tuesday: Bible Study, Congregational Church, Chester, 6 a.m. Wednesday: Holy Eucharist , St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chester, 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist & Healing, Zion Episcopal Church, Manchester, 12:15 p.m. Mt. View Baptist Church Services, Danby Four Corners, 6 p.m. 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 p.m. Bible Study, Mt. View Baptist Church, Danby 4-Corners, 7 p.m. Bible Independent Baptist Church, Prayer and Bible Study, Rod & Gun Club, Manchester, 7 p.m. Healing Service, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chester, second Wed. 7:30 p.m. Prayer & Praise, Northshire Baptist Fellowship, Muddy Lane, Manchester, 7 p.m., 362-1988

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Friday: Israel Congregation of Manchester, Shabbat Services, 6:30 p.m., Israel Congregation of Manchester, Rte 7A Saturday: Israel Congregation of Manchester: Shabbat Services, 9:30 a.m., Israel Congregation of Manchester, Rte 7A St. Paul’s Church, Mass, 5:30 p.m., Sunday: Zion Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist, 8 & 10 a.m. (childcare at 10 a.m.) Eucharist w/healing Wed. 12:15 p.m. St. Paul’s, Mass, 8 & 10 a.m. First Congregational Church, Sunday Services 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.; S.S for Jr. hi thru adult, 9:30 a.m. During 10:30 service, Godly Play for children 4-11, nursery available for infants to 3 yrs. Interim Pastor Rev. Richard D. Ringenwald, Sr. firstcongregationalmanchester.org, 362-2709. Equinox Terrace, Services for Seniors, 10 a.m. St. Paul, Danby Holy Trinity Church, 11:30 a.m. First Baptist Ch., ABC, Manchester Center, Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer Ministry, 9:30 a.m. 802-362-1555. Rev. Dr. Robert Carpenter Northshire Baptist Fellowship, 5769 Main St., 10 a.m. adult & children’s Bible classes, 11 a.m. Worship service and Children’s Church; 6 p.m. Bible study, 3621988. Weekday Mass: St. Paul’s Church: Mon, Fri, 8 a.m. ARLINGTON Saturday: St. Margaret Mary’s, Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday: St. James Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist, 8:00 a.m. Rite I and 10 a.m. Rite II. Rev. Scott Neal 375-9952, stjamesarlington.org; stjamesparish@myfairpoint.net Federated Church, East Arlington, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Ice Pond Road, worship service, 10 a.m.; www. earlingtonfedchurch.org; 375-2548, Rev. Kathleen S. Clark, Pastor Chapel on the Green, West Arlington, Services, 7 p.m., last Sunday of the month, 6 p.m. covered dish supper. BENNINGTON Saturday: Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales, Vigil, 4 p.m. Sunday: Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales,

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Mass, 8 & 10 a.m. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist, 8 & 10 a.m. (SS 9) First Church of Christ Scientist, Services, 10 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School Street, Services, 10 a.m., (religious education, child care, 10 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 CHESTER Saturday: St. Joseph’s Church, Saturday Afternoon Mass at 6:30 p.m. Sunday: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Sunday Services 8 and 10 a.m.; SS, 9:15 a.m. 875-6651 First Universalist Church, Services, 9 a.m. Congregational Church, Services, 10:30 a.m. (SS 9:30 a.m.) First Baptist Church, Services, 10:30 a.m. (SS 9:15 a.m.) St. Joseph’s Church, Sunday Morning Mass at 10:30 a.m. DANBY Sunday: Danby Congregational Church, Morning Services, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Mt. View Baptist Church, Danby Four Corners, Services, 11a.m. & 7 p.m. Mt. View Baptist Church, Danby Four Corners, Young People’s Group, 6 p.m. DORSET Sunday: Congregational Church, East Dorset, Services, 9:30 a.m. (SS 9:30 a.m.) The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, Services, 10 a.m. (SS 9:45 a.m.) GRAFTON Sunday: Grafton White Ch., Services, 9:00 a.m. LONDONDERRY Saturday: St. Joseph’s Chapel, Mass, 4 p.m. Sunday: Second Congregational Church, Services, 9:30 a.m. (child care) South Londonderry First Baptist Church, Children, adult Sunday School, 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m., childcare provided. Communion celebrated 1st Sun. of each month; coffee hour following. 824-6046 MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS Sunday: Community Church, Services, 10 a.m. 9:05 a.m. all ages Sunday School St. Anne Church, Mass, 8:00 a.m. March 3, 2010


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WALLINGFORD Saturday: St. Patrick’s Church, Mass, 5 p.m. Sunday: Union Congregational Church, Services, 9: a.m. (SS 9 a.m.) St. Patrick’s Ch., Services, 10:30 a.m. Wallingford Baptist Church, SS 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m. East Wallingford Baptist Church SS 10 a.m. Service 11 a.m. WELLS Sunday: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist, 8:45 a.m. United Methodist Church, Sunday Worship, 8:30 a.m., fellowship following. Rev. David Adams. 2874406. Communion, fist Sundays.

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WEST PAWLET Sunday: St. Frances Cabrini Church services, 11:15 A.M. WESTON Sunday: Old Parish Church, Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School/Child Care. All welcome NEW YORK Saturday: Mass, Salem’s Holy Cross Church, 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; Cambrtidge St. Patrick’s Church, 10:30 a.m.; Schuylerville’s Notre-DameVisitation Church, 8:30 a.m. Embury Methodist Church of Cambridge, Services, 110 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church of Granville, Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. (coffee hour after service in undercroft) Truthville Baptist Church, Granville, Services 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; SS 9:45 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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