September in Pawlet

Haystack Hustlers Seniors potluck lunch, Tuesday, September 9, noon, Pawlet Church: We will report on summer activities and start plans for the upcoming year. This is your program, and we need your ideas!  We will hold our 50/50 raffle and collect items for the Pawlet Food Pantry. As a reminder to those who have signed up for the Northshire Seniors bus trip to the Lake Champlain Islands on September 18, the bus will leave the Manchester Catholic Church parking lot at 8:30 AM. 

Pawlet Property Taxes first payment due Wednesday, September 10: Postmarks are accepted as timely payment. Please send self-addressed, stamped envelope if a receipt is desired. Thank you, Judy Coolidge, Town Treasurer 

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday September 14:  Breakfast is served at the West Pawlet fire house from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome.  The menu includes pancakes of several varieties including regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry; and West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries and scrambled eggs. Sausage and bacon are also available.  The menu’s beverages include: Coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $8.00 for 12 years and up, $5.00 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5 years.  Breakfast profits are dedicated for the department’s equipment and training needs. The department is a non-profit. Donations are appreciated and are gratefully received.  New members are welcome. For more information contact:  Antonio Landon at (802) 345-4312 or email: wp5801@yahoo.com .

Annual Pawlett Historical Society Meeting, Monday, September 15, 7 PM, Pawlet Library: Election of officers and trustees followed by a regular meeting of the Board.

Pawlet Town Government Recurring Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street. Minutes for these meetings are available at www.pawlet.vt.gov, under “Pages.”

Select Board, Tuesday, September 16 and September 30, 7 PM.
Listers, Wednesday, September 17, 9:30 AM.
Energy Group, Monday, September 22, 12 PM.
Planning Commission, Monday, September 22, 7:30 PM.

Pawlet Streetlight Study: The energy group has been helping the Town assess its use of streetlights to see how they can be more efficiently operated. The town is considering eliminating 24 streetlights in Pawlet and West Pawlet, which represent about 40 percent of the town’s lighting demand. For more information on the study, see Pawlet Streetlight Study August 2014. Maps showing the location of possible eliminations are also available at the post offices and Town Hall. Community members are encouraged to review this preliminary list and contact the Pawlet Energy Group by September 15 at Pawletenergygroup@gmail.com with any concerns. After this date, the specified lights will be shut off for a three-month trial period during the darker months to help determine if they are necessary. At the conclusion of the 3-month trial period, the town will decide which lights can be eliminated.

AARP Smart Driver Course, Saturday, September 20, 10 AM, Pawlet Library: The library is sponsoring the new, 4-hour course, which concludes at 2 PM, with an hour break at noon for lunch. The fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. To register, please call Kathy at 379-4002 or Glenn at 325-3449.

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.