Upcoming Pawlet Town Government and School Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.

  • Select Board, Tuesday, March 15 and March 29, 7 PM. If you have a specific topic to discuss with the board and wish to be added to the agenda, please notify Tim at pawletselectbrd@vermontel.net by the Friday before the meeting you are planning to attend. The meeting agenda is posted at the Pawlet and West Pawlet Post Offices and on the town website at least 2 days in advance.
  • Energy Group, Monday, March 28, 12 PM.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, March 28, 7:30 PM.

Mettawee Community School 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner, Monday, March 21, Bernardo’s Restaurant in Granville, NY: This dinner is a Boston Trip Fundraiser for the students. Dinner includes spaghetti, sauce, salad and bread. Drinks and dessert are extra. There are 3 sittings: 5 PM, 6 PM and 7:15 PM. Eat-in tickets are $5 per person and take-out tickets $6. Tickets are on sale at the Mettawee Community School between 8 AM – 3 PM school days through Thursday, March 17. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door on Monday, March 21. The Mettawee Community School Class of 2016 says, “Thank you Bernardo’s for your longtime support!” For more information call the school at 802-645-9009, weekdays, 8 AM – 3 PM.

2nd Annual Springtime Handmade & Homegrown Festival, Pawlet Library, April 2, 10 AM – 3 PM: Live Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Children’s Activities, Handmade Arts & Crafts, Local Artisan Food, Seedlings, and much more! This event is a benefit for the Pawlet Public Library. Please see the Library’s Facebook event page for updates or call the Library at 325-3123.

11th Annual Bart Jacob Memorial Youth Turkey Calling Contest, Saturday, April 2, Kehoe Conservation Camp, Castleton, VT: Sponsored by Oxbow Mountain 4-H Club &the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Registration is free; lunch available to purchase. Age Divisions: 0-9, 10-14, 15-18. Prizes awarded in all divisions; Teacup Auction & Gun Raffle Winner announced. All proceeds from raffle and refreshments to benefit Oxbow Mt. 4-H Club in Pawlet. Questions and Registrations: call Tom at 802-394-2445. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, contact Lisa Muzzey by March 25, lisa.muzzey@uvm.edu or 802-885-8386.

3rd annual Turkey Shoot, Saturday, April 30, Noon – 3:30 PM: The Pawlet Bushwhackers Annual Turkey Shoot will take place at Ross’s Gravel Pit off Herrick Brook Road in Pawlet. There will be a Turkey shoot, trap/skeet shoot and handgun competition with 12-15 lb. turkeys, cash and many other prizes awarded. We will also have the grill going with hot dogs, cheeseburgers and soft drinks. Proceeds will go to the Pawlet Fire Department and the Pawlet Bushwhackers. Call Mike Bellemare for more info at 325-2151.

FEMA Grant Awarded to Pawlet: The Town of Pawlet is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant for an emergency generator for the Mettawee Community School. The school is a certified American Red Cross shelter. After the generator is installed, the school will become the location for the Town’s Emergency Operations Center. The grant is for $48,698 which is 75% of the cost for the generator and installation. The remaining $16,232 will be raised from a fund drive which will kick off soon.

Nursing Nook for New Moms Monthly Meetings: Nursing Nook is a comfortable place to ask breastfeeding questions, get advice, and hang out with other nursing moms. Free and open to the public. Presented by WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. Monthly meetings at two locations in Pawlet: Pawlet Library, 2nd Friday each month, 2-3 PM and Mettawee Valley Family Health, 4th Monday each month, 9:30-10:30 AM. Questions? Email Brooke at Brooke.Hughes-Muse@vermont.gov.

VFW News from Steve Leach: Pawlet resident and Post Adjutant Steve Leach of Manchester VFW Post 6471 has been appointed by VT State VFW Commander Don Dockter the Chairman of a committee to petition the State to officially name VT Route 103 from Clarendon to Rockingham, “The Desert Storm Veterans Memorial Highway.” Petitions will be sent to the State Department of Libraries on March 26, and the next board meeting of those who name VT State highways will be in April in Rockingham. Desert Storm Veterans, thank you for your service. It has been 25 years, and we hope to have this highway named for you before Memorial Day. Thank you, Steve Leach

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://vermontvisitingnurses.org/events/categories/rutland-area/ to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.