HAY NEEDED: Living Memorial Park Snow Sports Inc. is looking for bales of hay to cover the road area before the snow flies with natural snow or with snow guns. The group is grateful for the support they have received for the past 15 years from the community and look forward to the coming season. Anyone who has hay is asked to call 802-254-6772 to arrange for pick up.
ANNUAL COOKIE SWAP: The Brattleboro Senior Center will be holding its Annual Cookie Swap on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St.
Participants should bring several dozen of the same kind of cookie. Each person will leave with the same number of cookies they came with.
For further information, call the Center at 802-257-7570.
WIRELESS DONATIONS: Today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wireless Zone at 801 Putnay Road is collecting cash donations for three charities: Project Feed the Thousands; Windham County Humane Society; and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Kids.
SNOWMOBILERS MEET: The Guilford Pitstoppers will have their first meeting of the season on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Guilford Fire Station from 1 to 3 p.m. Early bird Trail Maintenance Assessments (TMAs) will be for sale.
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EMBATTLED BRATTLEBORO: The Toadstool Bookshop will host Dave Eisenstadter on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m.
A five-alarm downtown fire at the historic Brooks House building, seemingly back-to-back murders of a young woman and the respected manager of the local food cooperative, a deluge of water brought on by Tropical Storm Irene that flooded out homes and businesses alike. Taken apart, any one of these events would have been the biggest news of the decade in Brattleboro. Having all of them happen between April and August in 2011 made it seem like one thing after another.
For more information, call 603-352-8815. Free and open to the public.
HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE: The Ladies Aid Society of the Newfane Congregational Church is sponsoring a holiday cookie sale today at the church on the Common in Newfane from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Shoppers will be able to choose from an assortment of homemade holiday cookies sold by the pound, gift boxed and tied with a festive ribbon. Complimentary coffee will be offered.
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SENIOR LUNCH: The monthly discounted lunch for seniors sponsored by Senior Solutions will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, at The Dish on Main restaurant on Main Street. The menu features meatloaf, with a salad option. Seating is limited, so reservations are required and may be made by calling 802-869-2566 by Monday, Dec. 10.
Suggested donation for the meal is $3.50 for seniors. The lunch is offered the second Wednesday of each month, with seating at noon. Information about the lunch program is available by calling Senior Solutions at 802-885-2655.
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WEST B HOLIDAY PARTY: The West Brattleboro Association will host its annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New England House, 254 Marlboro Road. This is a time for people and businesses in West Brattleboro to get together socially and to celebrate the association’s accomplishments in this past year. The evening will feature a cash bar with free hors d’oeuvres prepared by the restaurant. The WBA suggests a donation from members of $5 toward the food.
The association’s board president Michael Bosworth will give a short "State of the Association" report after which the group will present the 2nd Annual Community Leader of the Year to a deserving entity. Last year the WBA honored Todd Darrah, owner of Chelsea Royal Diner. Darrah was recognized for providing a good eating and meeting place, steady employment, support for other businesses, and respect for open space.
The regular meetings (which are held on the second Thursday of the month at this time and venue alternately with a morning meeting at Sunny’s Deli on Western Avenue) are open to all residents. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 10.
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Timson Hill Preschool is hosting its Holiday Party and Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring homemade refreshments, holiday ornament making and a performance by current students. Parents and teachers will be on hand to speak with prospective families about Timson Hill.
Timson Hill, a family cooperative, is a small, private, non-profit, fully licensed, NAEYC accredited preschool, and recognized as a Five Stars program. It is located in a historic one-room schoolhouse.
Students are currently being accepted for enrollment. Children ages 3-5 years old are welcome to enroll for two-, three- and five-day morning programs and also for the afternoon program. Tuition discounts are available for Newfane, Dummerston, Brookline and Brattleboro residents.
For more information, or to register, contact Kathie Gatto-Gurney at 802-348-6319.