Around Windham County


In Brattleboro...

VOTING TUESDAY: Brattleboro's polling place and hours will change for the Tuesday, Aug. 26, Primary and Nov. 4 General election.

Due to budget constraints, the Board of Civil Authority has voted to hold both the August and November elections in the Selectboard Meeting Room of the Municipal Center, 230 Main St. Polling hours have also been extended and will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Voters may request an early ballot until 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25. The deadline to register to vote was Aug. 20.

BOOK DISCUSSION: The Brattleboro Great Books Group will be discussing "The Blithedale Romance" by Nathaniel Hawthorne (156 pp. Dover Thrift Edition) on Monday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the upstairs Meeting Room, at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro.

For more information, e-mail Michael N. Landis at, or call 802-257-1851.

LEMONADE STANDS: Holton Home staff and residents will offer two lemonade stands on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5:45 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. Proceeds from these two stands will benefit Brattleboro Area Hospice. The event will be canceled in the event of bad weather. Holton Home is located at 158 Western Ave. in Brattleboro.

CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY: Those interested in attending the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, can ride a bus with like-minded folks. Buses will be leaving from Brattleboro on Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21.

The round-trip cost for the Saturday bus, which leaves at 9 a.m., is $50. Riders are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements. The round-trip cost for the Sunday bus is $30 and leaves at 6 a.m. Both buses will pickup passengers at Brattleboro Union High School.

The march is scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the U.N. Climate Summit 2014, during which world leaders will meet in New York City to discuss global climate change.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

In Brookline...

PRESERVATION COMMITTEE: The Brookline Church Preservation Committee will meet Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Church, in the Meeting Room.

In Dover...

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE: The Dover Free Library will present the feature film "The Kingdom of Heaven" on Monday, Aug. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson and Jeremy Irons.

The movie takes place in the time of the Crusades during the Middle Ages, the world shaping 200-year collision between Europe and the East. A blacksmith named Balian has lost his family and nearly his faith.

The movie is Rated R and is 2 hours and 24 minutes long. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call 802-348-7488.

In Dummerston...

SENIOR LUNCH: Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions invite all area seniors and others to their Fourth Wednesday Senior Lunch on Aug, 27, beginning at noon at the Grange in Dummerston Center.

Chefs Larry Lynch and Sallie May will serve pulled pork sandwiches, with coleslaw, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with balsamic vinaigrette and basil, deviled eggs, with ice cream and homemade fudge sauce with a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

A reduced sugar, or sugar-free dessert will also be offered. Take-outs are available by calling the Grange at 802-254-1138 the morning of the luncheon.

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

In Hinsdale, N.H. ...

COL. EBENEZER HINSDALE HOUSE: The Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale House is open every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. The house, built in 1759, is located at 609 Brattleboro Rd. this Colonial Home has seven fireplaces, wide pine floors and original wood paneling.

The public is invited to stop by for a tour. For group tours, contact Hinsdale Historical Society, P.O. Box 194, Hinsdale, N.H. 03451.

In Marlboro...

DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: The Town of Marlboro Democratic Committee will caucus to nominate candidates for Justice of the Peace at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, at the Town House, 13 Town Hill Road, Marlboro.

In Putney...

SENIOR MEAL: Friends and neighbors are invited for lunch and conversation on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Rd. in Putney.

The menu will include wilted spinach salad with apples, almonds, candied turkey bacon, hard boiled eggs and frisee baguette with basil infused olive oil, watermelon delight, coffee and tea.

The lunch will be prepared by Kelly Larabee and is sponsored by Putney Cares and Senior Solutions. Suggested donation for the meal is $3.50.

Food allergies and vegetarians can be accommodated. Call 802-387-5593 or e-mail for more information or to make a reservation.

In Williamsville...

SENIOR LUNCH: There will be dinner for seniors in Williamsville and surrounding communities on Thursday, Aug. 28, at noon at the Williamsville Town Hall, in the downstairs dining room.

The menu will be meatloaf, salad, summer vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, and dessert.

The meal is prepared at the Williamsville Town Hall, in the kitchen, by Jon Julian owner/chef of Top of the Hill Grill. It is hosted by Nancy Rysz and Nissa Petrak and sponsored by Senior Solutions.

The suggested donation for this meal is $3.50 for age 60 and over and $4 for under age 60.

For information or reservations, call Rysz at 802-348-7729, or Petrak at 802-348-6301.


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