Community News in Brief



AARP program helps fight against fraud

Computer fraud is on the rise. Putney Community Cares and the Putney Public Library team up to sponsor a free educational program sponsored by AARP Vermont. Scams, Fraud and Con Artisits: Coming to a Computer Near You explores the sophisticated cyber attacks mounted against the public. Elliott Greenblott, AARP Vermont Fraud Watch Coordinator, will lead attendees on an exploration of fraud on the internet and provide helpful tips on how to stay safe when on-line. The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Putney Public Library. Call 802-387-5593 for details.


Church offering free health class series

Mountain View SDA Church will be holding a special two-night health class series, this Wednesday and Thursday. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. both evenings, at 1002 Fort Bridgman Road in Vernon. These classes are free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

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The classes will be taught by Ron and Carin Lynch, from the Lay Institute for Global Health Training (LIGHT). Topics will include vegetarian cooking (with an emphasis on incorporating principles of health and healing) and healthy juicing for common diseases. There will also be a presentation on The Natural Home, teaching participants about how to best select healthy cleaning products and beauty products.

For more details, call 802-490-0751 or email


Conversation with legislators Saturday

The legislative session closed at the end of May and your legislators want to share all that they accomplished (and all that they're planning for next year). Please join your three Brattleboro State Representatives Emilie Kornheiser, Tristan Toleno, and Mollie Burke for a Community Conversation on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Brooks Memorial Library.

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