Help shape the future of our town: The Pawlet Planning Commission is revising the Town Plan and wants to hear from community members. What do you value about Pawlet? What can we do as a community to shape the future of our Town? Join the conversation at the public forum on March 23, 6:30 PM at the Pawlet Town Hall, when the Planning Commission will be discussing the preliminary results from the recently conducted planning survey and listening to your ideas and suggestions. Refreshments will be available.

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.
Energy Group, Monday, March 23, 12 PM.
Planning Commission, Monday, March 23, 6:30 PM. This meeting will include a community form on the Pawlet’s future to help with revising the Town Plan. The public is urged to attend.
Select Board, Tuesday, March 31, 7 PM.

Pawlet Library First Annual Springtime Handmade & Homegrown Festival Saturday, March 28, 10 AM to 3 PM: Join us for our first Spring event. This seasonal twist of our Holiday Market will be the ideal place to pick up homemade gifts and goodies for Easter and Mother’s Day! We hope to have some farm fresh produce and seedlings, and a silent auction to top it all off.

Spring Flea Market and Easter Food Sale, West Pawlet Fire Station, Saturday, April 4, 9 AM – 3 PM: This event, sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, includes a food sale, lots of activities for children, a spring flea market, several raffles, and even an appearance by Peter Rabbit around 12:30 PM. Vendor tables for the flea market are available for rent at $10 each – 1st come, 1st serve.  To reserve a table or for more information about this event, call Edna Winot at 645-0174.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, April 4,  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 day of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 12, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: Pancake menu includes regular as well as chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, and home fries are also served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice. Prices are $8 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5.  A 501(c) (3) non-profit, all proceeds are for the benefit of the department’s equipment and training needs. Contact:  Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312 or email: wp5801@yahoo.com. Our monthly benefit pancake breakfasts run from September through April each year. Hope to see you there!

Reminder to area Landlords: As per the Vermont Rental Housing Code, all rental units (apartments or homes) must have a photoelectric smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. It is the responsibility of the landlord to supply these life-saving devices. Thank you, Bob Morlino, Pawlet Health Officer

Pawlet Planning Commission seeks clerk: Duties include attending evening meetings on the fourth Monday of each month, transcribing and distributing minutes to Planning Commission members, the Town Clerk and others as necessary. Ability to distribute minutes electronically in PDF format is required. Must be willing to attend occasional special meetings also. Please send letter of interest stating your qualifications to Deb Hawkins, Pawlet Town Clerk, PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761.

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, including our new seafood club.

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 blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.