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Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies to Host CEDS Update Meetings

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is hosting four regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Update meetings next week.

We will update members of the community about the progress we and our partners are making implementing the Windham Region’s federally recognized (CEDS). The first meeting will be in Londonderry on Tuesday, May 26th at 4pm in the Town Office Meeting Room 100 Old School Street in South Londonderry. The second meeting will be in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 27th at 8am in the Town Hall Meeting Room. On Thursday, May 28th, we will have a meeting in Brattleboro at 8am at the Brattleboro Retreat Education Conference Room and in Bellows Falls at the Town Hall Lower Theater at 4pm.

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Westminster West Plant Sale

The Westminster West School invites you to its annual (and much anticipated!) spring plant sale, on Saturday, May 23 from 9am - 1pm. Come early for the best selection, including a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and vegetable starts from some of the area's finest gardeners and farmers.

All proceeds support Westminster West School and the Westminster West Public Library. (Rain date is Sunday, May 24)

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Sonnet Reading in Guilford Wednesday

SONNET READING IN GUILFORD MAY 13

I am pleased to be collaborating with Tom Ragle, also of Guilford,  on a public reading of Sonnets on Wednesday, May 13.  The 7:00 pm program will take place at Guilford Community Church, and is admission-free with donations welcome.

Tom is well-known as past president of Marlboro College, where he also taught literature.  He is a recently-published poet, has given many readings of classic English poetry on WVEW, and is a longtime member of Write Action.

I have been reading aloud, both poetry and especially Christmas stories, since I arrived in Guilford in 1968.

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Solarize Dummerston June 1 - Oct 1

Announcing Solarize Dummerston – a program created by volunteers to help you go solar. Solarize programs help lower the cost for installers and for participants by using volunteer and grass root efforts.

Sign up for free if you live in the greater Dummerston area.

Goals:

Launch the Solarize Dummerston Program in Early Summer 2015
Simplify and de-mystify the process of going solar for the consumer.
Educate those interested in Solar on the options available as well as the technology.
Options will include roof mount PV, ground mount PV, as well as community solar.
Select an installer who offers a low cost quality product through group purchasing power.

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Special Massage Offer

Spring Special! Enjoy the deep relaxation and renewal of a full hour Massage for only $25.00

Jane Collister has been a massage therapist in the Putney area for over 20 years. She offers gentle bodywork that promotes relaxation & natural health. Visit her website at janecollister.com

67 Main Street, Putney

For an appointment call 802 869 1719

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Brattleboro Area Hospice to Host 6th Death Cafe in Wilmington

Brattleboro Area Hospice will host it's 6th Death Café in Wilmington. This free event will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2-4 pm at Dot’s Restaurant at 3 West Main St.

Part of an international movement that started in Europe (www.deathcafe.com), the Death Cafe is dedicated to taking death out of the closet in order to discuss it publicly.

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Season's First Sugar Supper this Saturday in Guilford

Broad Brook Grange’s annual Sugar on Snow Supper will be held Saturday, March 7, at the Grange hall in Guilford Center. Always the first sugar supper of the season in Windham County, the meal features ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles, homemade donuts, and Guilford maple sugar on Guilford snow.

There will be three seatings: at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 pm.  At each seating, a half-gallon of Guilford maple syrup will be raffled.

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Guilford Pre-Town Meeting Thursday

Broad Brook Grange will hold its annual Pre-Town Meeting on Thursday, February 26, 7:00 pm at the Grange hall. 

This is the only opportunity for voters to hear details of the articles which will be presented at the Town and School District Meetings, and to meet and discuss issues with the selectboard and school board all in one evening, in advance of Town Meeting.  

In addition, candidates for town and school board offices are urged to attend to introduce themselves to the voters.  State law prevents any “campaigning” by candidates at Town Meeting, when an Australian ballot is used, as in this instance.  So this is the only time before the vote for the public to meet and hear the candidates all at once.  

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Three-Minute Siren Test Scheduled for Area Vt., N.H., and Mass. Towns Saturday, November 1 at Noon

On Saturday, November 1 at Noon, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible sounding of the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee ten-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester. In Massachusetts the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.

The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.

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Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation (RSVP)

“Vermont Yankee Decommissioning: Unanswered Questions”                                          

The next "Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast" is planned for Friday, September 19,  2014 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.

Clay Turnbull from the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution (based in Brattleboro) will be discussing some of the issues currently in play at Vermont Yankee.  “We are actually a long way from decommissioning the plant.  What should happen with VY's high-level nuclear waste presently stored in an elevated, water-filled pool?  Entergy does not yet have approval to build a second dry cask storage facility.  The site is going to be decommissioned, the question is -- to what standards?”

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