Vermont Community News

Vermont Community News

Vermont Community News

Project Independence

Monday, September 26: Applefest. Tuesday, September 27: Autumn Baking. Wednesday, September 28: Serenity Singers. Thursday, September 29: That’s a Fact, Jack. Friday, September 30: Knit and Crochet group. Did you know that your Vermont Medicaid insurance may pay for your attendance at Bennington Project Independence? BPI has been helping Bennington County families keep loved ones at home for more than 30 years. For more information, call 802-442-8136 or visit

Lake Bomoseen Association

The Lake Bomoseen Association is holding its last social of the summer on Thursday, September 22, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Woodard’s Marine Showroom on Route 4A in Hydeville. Chili and tableware are provided by the committee. Guests get to vote on the best chili by placing a token amount in a cup in front of the chili they like. Friends, members and lake neighbors are all invited to come at no charge, except for voting. Bring your own beverage and a salad, corn bread or dessert to share. It’s not too late to pay your LBA membership dues and donations are welcome to the Lake Bomoseen Preservation Trust (LBPT).  Perk cards and decals will be handed out to members who have not yet received theirs.  Information will also be given out on the Association’s wine pairing dinner fundraiser, being held on October 11. Contact Davene Brown at or call 802-468-2281 to learn more.

Tri-County Women to Meet

The Tri-County Branch of The Women’s National Farm and Garden Association will meet on Wednesday, September 28, at 11 a.m. in  the downstairs  of the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Hartford, N.Y. The meeting will include a craft workshop. Join us to make something fun and useful as a gift or to to take home and enjoy. Anyone interested in gardening, horticulture, the environment, conservation, and floral design is welcome. Lunch will be provided. Contact Peggy Lynch at or 518-632-5068 if you have questions.

Garden Club of Manchester

The Garden Club of Manchester presents ‘Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening’  at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at the Manchester Community Library. Peter Burke of The Daily Gardener will show us how to grow nutrient-dense, soil-sprouted greens in less than ten days and how to have a homegrown salad in the dead of winter in a few steps.  His starter kits will be available for sale. For details, email or visit

Northshire Seniors

The Northshire Seniors invite those over age 55 to their potluck lunch and teacup auction at 12 noon on Monday, October 17, at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Manchester. The group offers fabulous bus trips at a reasonable cost. Last week they went on a cruise on Lake George. They also went to see ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Crazy For You,’ and visited the Albany Museum this year. They feature speakers at their luncheons, and always go to Ye Olde Tavern for Christmas and Saint Patrick’s Day.

Dorset Seniors

The Dorset Seniors will meet at 12 noon on Thursday, September 22, for luncheon and a teacup auction. Bring items for the auction early. Reservationsare required; call Dotty Streeter at 802-867-4442. The suggested donation is $3.50. All seniors are welcome.

Ormsby DAR

The Ormsby Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be holding their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, at Daughter Eileen Frisby’s home at 141 Regwood Drive in Bennington. All members and prospective members are invited and encouraged to attend. If you are interested in learning more, contact  Debbie McPherson at 802-342-3593 or Judy Harwood at 802-362-3708.

Battenkill Choral Seeks Voices

The Battenkill Chorale is accepting experienced choral singers for their 22 season, which opens with a concert connected to the Civil War featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ impassioned plea for peace, ‘Dona Nobis Pacem,’ on January 22 at Skidmore College. Soloists Sylvia Stoner and Keith Kibler will join the 100-voice chorus and 47-piece professional orchestra in this poignant work. The Battenkill Chorale has open enrollment, with auditions for vocal placement and solos only. Singers should be experienced choral singers possessing good sight-reading skills and vocal technique. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. at Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y. The first rehearsal is Thursday, September 22. New members will be accepted through October 6. There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music. To register, call 518-677-8233.


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