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Sand Buckets for Seniors

The Arlington, Bennington and NorShaft Lions Clubs want senior citizens to be safe this winter by offering a bucket of sand for icy steps and entrance ways. If you live in Arlington, Bennington, North Bennington or Shaftsbury, are 65 years or older, and would like a bucket of sand delivered free of charge to your home, call 802-442-0380 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and leave a message with your name and address, or send an email to [email protected]

Meals on Wheels

The weekly menu for Bennington County Meals on Wheels: Tuesday, January 9: Chicken and Biscuits, Fresh Mixed Vegetables, Peach Compote, Apple Oatmeal Bar. Wednesday, January 10: Oven-Baked Fish, Vegetable Brown Rice, Glazed Beets, Tossed Salad, Apple Sauce. Thursday, January 11: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Orange Wedges. Friday, January 12: Beef Chili, Brown Rice, Confetti Corn, Brussels Sprouts, Fruit Cobbler. Monday, January 15: Lentil Soup with Spinach and Tomatoes, Cheddar Biscuit, Green and Wax Beans, Mandarin Oranges. Tuesday, January 16: Meatloaf, Gravy, Baked Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Whole Wheat Roll, Three-Bean Salad, Brownie. Menu is subject to change. For more information, call 802-442-8012.

Project Independence

Monday, January 15: Remembering Dr. King. Tuesday, January 16: Hat Day. Wednesday, January 17: Qigong. Thursday, January 18: World Religion Day. Friday, January 19: Hunt for Happiness. Are you worried about a medically frail family member, neighbor or friend? Bennington Project Independence has full time nursing staff that can help.  BPI has been helping Bennington County families keep loved ones at home for more than 30 years. For more information on the services available or to schedule a complimentary visit or tour, call 802-442-8136 or visit

1 Comment

  1. valerie dwyer 1 year ago

    Hello to all,
    I just wanted you to know that I have called the listed phone number as I saw it on cat-tv and in the Vt NewsGuide. I called the week before Christmas ..the week between Christmas and New Year and about a week after Jan. 1st.
    The last time that I called I asked if you were out of sand and this was discontinued that someone would please call me. Sounds like a wonderful program but I was unable to get a ” bucket of sand”. I will shortly turn 66, so it sounds like I qualify.
    My address is 233 Maple St. in Bennington.
    Thanks for your consideration, all that you do and answering me on way or another.
    Happy New Year, Valerie Dwyer

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