June 2014

Roast pork dinner Saturday, June 7,  5 PM, Pawlet Church: The menu includes: roast  pork baked with topping, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, hot vegetables, cabbage, salad, applesauce, fruited Jello, rolls with butter, and hot and cold beverages. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids up to age 12; free for anyone up to five years old. Takeout orders can also be make on the dat of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022.

Town of Pawlet Development Review Board Hearing Monday, June 9, 7:15 PM: The DRB hearing will be held in the conference room of the Pawlet Town Hall to discuss the application for a Conditional Use Permit followed by discussion of the application for a Variance Permit. A site review will precede the hearing at 6:30 PM at 2870 VT Route 153, West Pawlet. Permit applications are posted for review at the Pawlet Town Hall.

Listers hold 2014 Grievance Hearings Monday, June 23 at the Pawlet Town Hall. Call the Listers office at 325-3309 x 4 with questions or to schedule an appointment. Grievance requests must be filed in writing by 3 PM on June 23. The Listers will be available for questions on June 9, 11, and 12 from 9 AM to 2 PM.

 Haystack Hustler Seniors trip to Bridport farm June 10, 8:30 AM: In June we have only this one event planned: a trip to Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport, for a 10 AM tour of the farm, where we will learn about all the byproducts developed from the unused waste from the farming process, including solar electricity production, wind mills etc.  After the tour, we meet for lunch at The Wheel Inn Restaurant in Benson. Lunch reservations are necessary; contact Phyllis Mason at 325-3196.

An evening with Rusty DeWees, the Logger, to benefit Mach’s General Store, Tuesday, June 17, Barn Restaurant and Pawlet Town Hall Auditorium: This evening, hosted by The Friends of Mach’s General Store, is part of the community-wide effort to revitalize Mach’s. Rusty’s 8 PM show at the Pawlet Town Hall auditorium is sold out, but he will also be making a pre-event appearance at The Barn Restaurant, where a buffet barbecue will be available from 5:30 – 7:30 PM: sausage, chicken, pulled pork, sides and dessert for $18; cash bar. No Reservations needed.

Washington County Band Concert, Pawlet Library, Wednesday, June 25, 7 PM: The Pawlet Library welcomes the band back for this free concert after its last appearance in Pawlet in August 2012. Band director Geoffrey Gee is also the music director at Long Trail School, and the band’s program includes something for all: jazz, Broadway, marches, and a medley of popular tunes. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free entertainment by the newly renovated green in the Pawlet Village Center. Band players include professional musicians, music teachers, students, some from Pawlet and neighboring communities.

Mach’s Fest, Saturday, June 28, 11 AM – 3 PM, Pawlet Village Center (rain date June 29): Celebrate our community and Mach’s General Store with a day of activities and food for everyone! Proceeds will benefit the revitalization of Mach’s. Enjoy live Music, J.J. on The Grill, Beer Tent, Wine Tasting in the store, Silent Auction, Paint Your Own Pottery with Flower Brook Pottery, Make a Night Light with Lake’s Lampshades, Alpacas, Hula Hoops, Maple Cotton Candy, Pawlet Potter, T-shirts, Kids Fishing Derby (sign up at 11 AM, with prizes from Orvis), Specials from The Station Restaurant and more. Please park by the church or fire department grass lot.

Pawlett Historical Society Annual Yard and Bake Sale Saturday, June 28, 9 am – 1 pm, Pawlet Firehouse: Please drop off donation items or call ahead for them to be picked up Friday, June 27, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM. We are accepting clean household items in good working order, furniture, jewelry, linens, toys, etc. (No clothing or electronics – thanks!) Baked Goods may be dropped off  at the Firehouse on Saturday morning June 28 before 9 AM. The Historical Society is very pleased to announce its Summer Raffle for a federal oval table, handmade out of cherry wood, and donated by, Ray Finan from Arlington. The table is valued at $1,500. Raffle tickets will go on sale June 28 during the Yard and Bake Sale. For information or help with donation pick-up, call Steve Williams at 645-9529 or Susanne Rappaport at 645-0993.

Sorters Needed for Pawlet Library Book Sale: We need volunteers to sort books every Tuesday morning, 9 – 11 AM at the Circle of Healing, Lower level, 6256 VT Rte 30, Pawlet. Get first crack at the book sale books, pick up on recommendations and reviews from fellow sorters, and even start getting some stocking stuffers.  Come once, come often! Contact Paul Turnley, 645-0955 orpturnley@aol.com.

Support the Mettawee School Kids Summer Lunch Program: 100 percent of the money we raise goes directly to feed our children; $13 will feed a child for one week; $130 will feed a child for the entire summer; $1,300 will feed 10 children for the summer. Your donation is fully tax deductible. Please make your check payable to: Kids Summer Lunch/lnterfaith Council and send to Kids Summer Lunch, c/o United Church of Dorset, PO Box 263, Dorset, VT 05251. For more information please contact Karen Allen, famallen4@comcast.net or Paul Turnley, pturnley@aol.com.

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 PM, Fish & Game Club Building: Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook to learn about weekly specials.

Front Porch Forum is now available in Pawlet: Front Porch Forum is a web site that helps neighbors connect and build community by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood/town forums. The new Pawlet Wells Front Porch Forum is now fully functional, with more than 100 members. Share postings with your neighbors! Help spread the word at http://frontporchforum.com/registrations

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse offers monthly community health clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice sponsors a wide range of clinics for area residents and businesses, including health education, screening, testing, and adult immunizations. For more information visit http://www.ravnah.org/community-wellness-clinics.html to learn about their flood pressure and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and glood pressure screenings; and many other important services.