Green Up Day, Saturday, May 7: Green Up Day is the special Vermont holiday when citizens and towns team up to remove litter from our roadsides. Get the special bags at the town office, just inside the door to the right, or out on the porch after the office closes for the weekend. The town highway crew will come through and pick the full bags up from every intersection in town on Monday morning. Please spread the word! Learn more at

Roast pork dinner Saturday, May 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, Rosalie’s famous dessert, and hot and cold beverages. The cost is $12 for adults. Takeout orders can also be made on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022.

Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 8, 8 – 11 AM at the Pawlet Firehouse: Let us cook up a hot breakfast for the mom in your life, and support your fire department while you’re at it! The menu features pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, homemade muffins, coffee and juice, and every penny raised benefits the fire department. Adults: $9; children under 12: $4,

Town of Pawlet Wastewater User Fees Due May 10: The second installment of wastewater user fees is due May 10; all unpaid accounts will be paid over to the Delinquent Tax Collector on May 11, 2016, at which time interest and penalty will be added on. Thank you, Judy Coolidge, Treasurer

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, May 10 and May 24, 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.netby 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, May 23, 12 PM.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, May 23, 7:30 PM.

Strut Your Mutt Dog Show on Pawlet Green, May 21, 10 AM – 3 PM: Join the fun for our first dog show to raise funds for the library! With 12 categories available ($5 for first category, $2 each additional), you’ll strut your mutt around the Pawlet Green for the crowd and judges to admire your beloved dog. Great food and activities: Mach’s Brick Oven pizza, hot-dogs and hamburgers, refreshments, face painting, pet call-outs and more! All proceeds benefit the library to keep our show going!  Vendor booths available for $25. Check out our Facebook page for details or call the Library at 325-3123.

Emergency Generator Fundraising Committee Meeting, Monday, May 23, 7 PM, Mettawee Community School: The Town of Pawlet 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 it will become the location for the Town’s Emergency Operations Center. The grant is for $48,698 which is 75% of the amount required. The remaining $16,232 will be raised from the public. A fund drive has been kicked off and the first event, a pig roast, will be held June 4, beginning at 1 pm, at Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet:

Pawlet One Hundred Years Ago Slideshow and Talk, Thursday, May 26, 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall: The Pawlett Historical Society’s spring program features Eileen Travell, Senior Photographer at the Metropolitan Museium of Art, who will present a slideshow and talk about Pawlet resident Nellie Bushee’s images of Pawlet during the later 19th and early 20th century.  All are welcome to join us on our journey back one hundred years in Pawlet. Perhaps you can help the Society identify some of the residents or some of the homes and gardens captured on Nellie’s glass plates.

Help the Pawlett Historical Society identify unknown objects: The collections committee of the PHS has discovered some objects in its collection with no information regarding who gave them, how old they are, or what relevance they have to Pawlet history:  1) six white enamel cups with red rims and 2) a small ceramic frog with the name “Soder” inscribed on the base. You can see pictures of them here: .If you know anything about them, we would very much appreciate hearing from you. Thanks! Martha Schoenemann,, 325-3146; Sarah Rath,, 645-0652.

Notice for Pawlet Cemeteries Lot Holders: The Mettowee Valley and Northeast Cemeteries of Pawlet opened on May 1.  Lot holders are encouraged to remove winter decorations.  Owners are asked to refrain from placing artificial flowers and decorations on their respective grave sites.  No burials or cremains will be permitted without the express approval of the Superintendent.  The cemetery association is striving to keep the grounds maintained as attractively as possible, with very limited funds. Questions may be directed to Myron (Mike) Waite, Superintendent, 325-3052.

Fireground Survival Program, June 18, 9 AM – 3 PM, Mettawee Community School: The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department is presenting Chief Billy Goldfeder’s Fireground Survival Program. Application fee is $30 per student, must sign up by May 16, 2016, space is limited. Download application at and mail to: West Pawlet Fire Department, c/o Morgan Hosley, PO BOX 87 West Pawlet VT 05775. Checks made payable to the West Pawlet Fire Department. Lunch is provided. Questions: Morgan Hosley, or 802-770-2302.

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

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 to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.