Tuesday February 12, 2013

In Brattleboro...

BUHS DISTRICT #6 MEETING: Members of the Brattleboro Union High School District #6 will vote on the proposed 2014 budget at the high school’s annual meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. High school board members will ask voters to support the $25.2 million budget which is up 2.8 percent from the current year.

Spending is only expected to increase by about 1.3 percent due to a drop in capital improvement costs.

Last year voters approved $418,000 in capital improvements including $250,000 for new football grandstands, so the drop in capital requests bring down the year-to-year comparison.

A 14 percent increase in health insurance is helping drive up the budget.

At the annual meeting Tuesday voters also will be asked to approve a special article to put $150,000 toward future capital projects.

The meeting Tuesday is for voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney and Vernon.

PARENTING WORKSHOP: Parents, grandparents and caregivers of children ages 10-19 are invited to attend a free workshop to improve communications with their children.

The Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) is offering the Parenting Teens Wisely workshop, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Brattleboro. The three-hour workshop teaches parents skills and techniques to help them better understand and deal with children ages 10-19.


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All participants will receive a Parenting Teens Wisely workbook, a parent resource packet, a certificate of completion and a $25 gift card upon completion. Snacks will also be provided during the course.

Space is limited. For more information or to register, call BAPC at 802-257-2175 or visit the BAPC website at www.BrattleboroAreaPreventionCoalition.org.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Trinity Lutheran Church will offer imposition of ashes at Pliny Park, corner of Main and High streets in Brattleboro, on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Members of the church will be passing out these visible marks and pronouncing a blessing or a prayer to all who approach them on Ash Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact the church office at 802-254-4220 or visit www.trinitybrattleboro.org.

In Dummerston...

SENIOR LUNCH: Senior Solutions will sponsor its senior lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at noon at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.

The menu will include oven baked chicken, potatoes, french fries, coleslaw, and carrot cake for dessert. The meal will be prepared by Linda Hellus.

Walk-ins are welcome. For information, reservations or takeout, call 802-254-1138. A donation of $3 is suggested for those 60 and over, and $4 for guests under that age.

Books from the Lydia Taft Pratt Library will be available for borrowing until the next meal.

In Putney...

NATURAL GARDENING FILM: Transition Putney will screen "One Man, One Cow, One Planet" on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at Putney Library. This film is an account of how, even against the odds of the agri-business giants, one man and a collection of committed individuals have helped change the face of farming in India for good.

The film demonstrates compelling reasons why it is essential to choose organic and natural methods of food production to counter the destruction brought on by the devastating farming methods of the Green Revolution.

This film is a blueprint for a post-industrial future and shows what an environmentally friendly biodynamic food system capable of feeding everyone actually looks like. For information email paull@sover.net, or call 802-387-4102.

In Windham CountyĆ 

IRENE DEADLINE: Windham County homeowners who have unmet needs due to Tropical Storm Irene flooding may still apply for assistance from the Southeastern Vermont Long Term Recovery Committee. Eligible needs include: interior and exterior home repairs; drainage projects; mold mitigation; driveway repair; mobile home replacement; home rebuilds; purchase of materials; home moves and furniture delivery.

Feb. 15 is the deadline for applications. To apply for SEVT LTRC recovery funds contact Disaster Recovery Service at 800-464-9951 or mwolf@sevca.org.