Around Windham County

Tuesday April 9, 2013

In Dummerston...

SENIOR LUNCH: Senior Solutions will sponsor its senior lunch on Wednesday, April 10, beginning at noon at the Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center.

The menu will include chicken pie with biscuits, corn pudding, coleslaw, and assorted puddings with whipped cream 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 Newfane...

SENIOR LUNCH: The Newfane Senior Lunch for seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities will be held on Thursday, April 11, at noon at the Newfane Congregational Church.

On the menu will be an appetizer, sunshine salad, shepherd’s pie with corn and peas, rolls, and mini cheesecakes.

The meal is prepared by Winnie Dolan, hosted by Barbara Brooks and served by volunteers from the church and community. It is sponsored by Senior Solutions and the suggested donation is $3.50 for age 60 and over, and $4 for under 60. For information or reservations, call Winnie Dolan at 802-365-7870.

In Putney...

GARDENING TALK: Charlie Nardozzi, nationally renowned gardening expert, will give a talk "Eat Your Lawn: Growing An Edible Landscape" on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at Putney Public Library.

Edible landscaping allows people to have a beautifully landscaped yard, but instead of filling it with ornamental flowers, trees and shrubs, a veritable food forest can be grown. Nardozzi hosts Vermont Public Radio’s weekly Vermont Garden Journal. A suggested donation of $5 is requested and will include a chance to win garden products. For information, call 802-387-4407. The talk is sponsored by Vermont Community Garden Network.

Also on April 10, Nardozzi will be giving a workshop for garden organizers from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Putney Central School (community garden). Topics will include: garden community assessments, using storytelling for fundraising and engagement, and increasing volunteer participation. The workshop fee is $30. Information is available at

In Townshend...

DONATIONS SOUGHT: A Mommy’s Marketplace will be held on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Townshend Town Hall on Route 30.

This will be a place to shop for gently used items for children for spring and summer. Maternity, nursery, and infant to teen items are available.

Anyone wanting to reserve a table should call 802-874-4020. A $20 table fee will benefit the Lisa’s Love Charitable Association. All other profits are the vendors to keep.

This event is held in the spring and fall and has generated a loyal following of shoppers and sellers. For further information, call Judy at the above number.

In Walpole, N.H. ...

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: A free genealogy workshop, sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society, will be offered Thursday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sharing information about how to start or how to solve problems will be Jeanne and Peter Jeffries with over 30 years of research experience. Reservations required, call 603-756-2933.

In West Brattleboro...

WBA TO MEET: The West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 11, at 8 a.m. at the Community Room in Hayes Court. The Association will review the treasury, its participation in both the town’s traffic safety study as it regards Route 9 through West Brattleboro and the planned gathering of West Brattleboro religious groups.

The group will review the work plan for the year, the status of West Brattleboro signage, and discuss the upcoming events: Chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 25, and the West B Village Day on Saturday, June 22, noon to 4 p.m. The WBA has reserved the Chamber window for the week before.

Information about the West B Neighborhoods project, various public building projects affecting the village, and coordinating with arts groups will also be discussed.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at the New England House.


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