Thursday November 8, 2012

In Bellows Falls...

APARTMENT RAFFLE: Robert McBride, director of Rockingham Arts and Museum Project (RAMP), has announced that a drawing for an apartment raffle for five apartments, on the East Coast, will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, in Bellows Falls.

"Five generous supporters of RAMP have donated five apartments for a weekend stay or more, in locations up and down the east coast: New York City, St. Petersburg, Fla., Branford, Conn., Portland, Maine, and Bellows Falls. Five lucky winners will be announced Nov. 16," he said.

The apartment raffle is one of three fundraisers a year that RAMP hosts, McBride said.

The raffle will take place at the RAMP headquarters at 7 Canal St. in Bellows Falls. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100, and can be purchased and apartments viewed online at www.ramp-vt.org or call 802-463-3252, or e-mail ramp@sover.net, subject line, "RAMP Apartment Raffle."

In Brattleboro...

RESILIENT DESIGN: Alex Wilson will discuss his new initiative, the Resilient Design Institute, at Marlboro College Graduate School, 28 Vernon St., on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.

The Resilient Design Institute advances practical solutions that can be employed by communities, businesses, and individuals to adapt and thrive amid the accelerating social, ecological, and climatological change being experienced today.

In this program, Wilson will address resilient design as a driver of sustainability. Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and Environmental Building News. His Brattleboro-based company’s resources are used throughout North America and the world by designers and builders wanting to create more environmentally responsible buildings. He also writes the weekly Energy Solutions column in the Reformer and is a member of Marlboro Grad School’s MBA Circle of Advisors.

The talk is free and open to the public.

In Chesterfield, N.H. ...

VETERANS DAY CEREMONY: The Chesterfield Arch Bridge Society will hold its second annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11, to honor veterans who have served our country.

There will be a brief ceremony at 2 p.m. on the West Chesterfield Old Arch Bridge. Chesterfield American Legion Post No. 86 and Chaplain Dot Hunt will be conducting the remembrance.

The ceremony will be held rain or shine. The public is invited to attend this tribute to those who have served in the armed forces.

2013 CALENDARS: The 2013 Chesterfield Historical Society calendars feature three of Walter "Winky" Wall’s sketches. The cover is a scene of Centre Village from Wetherbee Hill with a number of recognizable buildings such as the town hall and church.

The Maynard and Grimes Farms as they looked with all their buildings in the 1960s and ‘70s are another special addition. The calendars, a fundraiser for the historical society, have become great keepsakes and collectibles and are often given as gifts.

The calendars are available at Toadstool Bookstore and at the Chesterfield Library and Chesterfield Town Clerk’s Office for $12.