Mothers Day Brunch at Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, Sunday, May 12, 8 AM to 11 AM. Menu includes pancakes, local maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins and home-fried potatoes; milk, orange juice, tea and coffee also available. For more information call 325-3222.

Second Installment of Wastewater User Fee was due May 10; payments also accepted on Monday, May 13:  Since the Treasurer’s office is closed on Fridays, payments will be accepted on Monday, May 13 and considered timely.  Unpaid accounts will be turned over to the delinquent collector on May 14, at which time interest and penalty will be added. I am in the office to accept payments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays during regular business hours. Thank you, Judy Coolidge

Haystack Hustler Seniors May Activities: May 14, 12 PM, potluck lunch at the Pawlet Church. Marlee Mason from Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association will present the program “Start The Conversation.” We will collect items for the Pawlet Food Pantry, hold our 50/50 raffle, and discuss possible summer activities.

May 28, 12 PM, last lunch of the season at Mettawee Community School.  After lunch the students will share a project with us. We will also collect items for the Pawlet Food Pantry and hold a 50/50 raffle. Suggested price for this meal is $3.50 and reservations should be made with Phyllis at 325-3196 by May 21.

Pawlet Select Board meeting Tuesday, May 14, 7 PM, Town Hall

Mettawee Community School Spring Clothing Drive Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 9 AM – 2 PM: Free clothes to our community families on a first come, first serve basis. Bring your own bags. Please donate your clean, reusable, smoke free clothing – shoes – jackets – hats – accessories, Prom dresses, Halloween costumes – all seasons. Donations may be dropped off at the school Thursday, May 16 between 2:45-5:30 PM & Friday, May 17, any time before 4 PM. Volunteers welcome. Thank you. For information please call MCS PTO President Brooke Burnham at 802-645-0968.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department basket party Saturday, May 18: event benefits the operating needs of the department. For the raffle to succeed we need donations from our neighbors. The Fire house is located in the center of West Pawlet on route 153. Doors open at 11 AM; drawing starts at 1 PM. Admission tickets are $6; additional tickets are $3. We will be selling lunch. Additional raffles: lottery tree, 50/50 etc. The firefighters in West Pawlet are entirely a volunteer organization. Fundraising is a necessity for the department, as more than half the operating budget is raised from it. Thank you! Morgan Hosley, Secretary, 802-287-0600.

Pawlet Board of Civil Authority, Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 PM, Pawlet Town Hall conference room:  Organizational meeting and biennial purge of the voter checklist as required by 17 V.S.A. §2150(c). Thank you, Deb Hawkins – Town Clerk

Bingo to benefit Pawlet Town Hall Restoration at Modern Woodmen of America Hall, Main Street, Wells, VT, Saturday June 8, starts at 12 PM: All proceeds will be matched by the home office of Modern Woodmen up to  $2,500 and donated to the Pawlet Town Hall Restoration to be used for a new fire escape. Please lend your support to this worthwhile community project. $25 advance ticket, $30 at the door. For more information contact Judy Coolidge at 802-325-2227.

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 Fish & Game Club Building: Menus and goods look very tempting! Come join the fun! Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook.

Status of the Granville, NY, transfer station under new ownership: The Transfer Station is NOT closing or discontinuing its service as a result of the sale and will be open Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 8:00 to 4:00. Washington County Transfer Stickers will continue to be accepted for 30 days; refunds will be given on unused stickers on Saturdays ONLY, for 30 days. Sorted recyclables will continue to be taken free of charge. Household waste – 15 cents per pound; Construction waste – 15 cents per pound NOT bagged or bundled; Brush – $25.00 per ton (no bags). Everything will be weighed at the station. Tires accepted for a fee, depending on size. Pay the attendant directly with cash or credit card. For more information call Earth, Waste & Metals at 802-775-7722.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Blood Pressure & Foot Care Clinics, May 2013: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is offering Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics throughout Rutland County in April. Suggested donation is $2 for blood pressure and $5 for foot care. For more information please call 775-0568 or visit