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In Brattleboro...

AGRICULTURAL TALK: Former Vermont Secretary of Agriculture, Roger Allbee, will speak on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. He will present a slide presentation about Vermont’s ongoing agricultural heritage at the monthly meeting of the local AARP chapter. Programs precede business meetings and the public is welcome to attend.

Allbee has had varied experiences in a life dedicated to promoting agriculture. He was an Extension Service specialist at Cornell University for a number of years. He served in Washington, D.C., as Trade Advisory Commissioner for Farm Animals and Animal Products while Jim Jeffords was in office and he is now chair of The Working Landscape Committee of Vermont. He was Vermont Secretary of Agriculture from 2007 to 2011.

For more information, call 802-387-4060.

MARCH ON D.C. FILM: Public Television has produced a film on the March on Washington that will air nationally later this year, the 50th anniversary of the march.

A preview showing and discussion of the film will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at Brattleboro Union High School in the Multi-Purpose Room. The public is invited. The event is free.

The host will be Vermont Public Television Community Council member, BUHS Social Studies Teacher and Castleton State College Adjunct Faculty member, Bill Holiday.

For further information or to reserve a seat, contact Holiday and leave a message at or 802-558 7454.

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE: The Windham County Democratic Committee will hold a reorganizational caucus on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association, 221 Main St., in Brattleboro.

Delegates recently elected by their town committees will meet to elect county officers and state committee delegates. Positions to be filled are county chair and vice-chair, secretary, treasurer and assistant treasurer, state committee woman and committee man, plus three alternates to the state committee.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of program ideas and committee priorities for the next 12 months leading to the November 2014 state elections.

Further information is available by contacting WCDC chair Bill Johnson at 802-257-1020 or

In Chesterfield, N.H. Š

HISTORIANS MEET: The Chesterfield Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chesterfield Town Hall. All members and friends are invited to attend. Bring a meat, vegetable dish or a dessert to share and a small item for the drawing.

There will be some special displays which include a video presentation about Madame Sherri compiled by Lynn Borofsky and information and photos about local mill sites which are the product of the research done by Roland Volbehr.

Borofsky also has a display in the Historical Society about Madame Sherri.

In GuilfordŠ

WAL-MART TRIP: Guilford Cares is offering Guilford residents transportation to Wal-Mart on Wednesday, Oct. 16, between 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Guilford Cares will pick up passengers at their house in the new Guilford wheelchair accessible mini bus. To a reserve a seat and pickup time, call 802-254-5561.

In TownshendŠ

DINNER AND FLU SHOTS: The community is invited to dinner at noon on Thursday, Oct. 17, at The Townshend Church. The meal is sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation is $3 for those over 60 years; $4 for all others. Take-out meals are available at the same price.

Flu shots will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., provided by Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H. There is no charge for people showing their Medicare card, otherwise the cost is $25. There will be no blood pressure screening. Everyone is welcome.


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