Pawlet Community Church Plant Sale, June 4, 9 AM – 1 PM: Please join us and tell friends about our first annual Plant Sale. We will have an assortment of perennials and vegetable starts, as well as a raffle for a Gardener’s Basket. We will auction off the leftover plants at 12:30. You’ll find the sale outside on the west side of the church, at 38 Vt. Rt. 133. All proceeds will benefit the Pawlet cemetery fund. Please call 325-3120 with any questions, or if you’d like to donate extra plants that you’ve thinned or have extra vegetable starts you’d like to contribute to help our church help others. Thank you, Janno Gay, janno6@live.com.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, June 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. This month’s dessert is brownie with ice cream and chocolate syrup. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children up to 12 and free for ages 5 and under. Takeout orders can also be made on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022. 

Pig Roast Fundraiser for Emergency Generator, Saturday, June 4, 1-5 PM, Consider Bardwell Farm, West Pawlet:  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. This pig roast fundraising event will include a barbecue, local food, cheese, craft beer, live music and hay rides. Tickets are free, with a recommended donation of $20 per person: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/consider-bardwell-farm-1st-annual-pig-roast-tickets-24957519613 

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.

  • Board for the Abatement of Taxes, Monday, June 6, 6 PM.
  • Select Board, Tuesday, June 7 and 21, 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, June 27, 12 PM.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, June 27, 7:30 PM. 

Pawlett Historical Society Annual Yard and Bake Sale Saturday, June 18, 8:30 AM – 1 PM, Pawlet Firehouse: Please drop off donation items at the firehouse or call ahead for them to be picked up Friday, June 17, 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!) Tax-deductible receipts will be available for donations. Baked goods may be dropped off at the Firehouse on Saturday morning. For information or help with donation pick-up, call Steve Williams at 645-9529.

Have You Tested Your Well Water? Drinking water can become contaminated from natural or human causes. If you are a private well owner, you are in charge of maintaining and testing your water system. The only way to know if there are elevated levels of contaminants in your private well water is to test. The Vermont Department of Health recommends that you test your private well water for: – Total coliform bacteria (test every year, Kit A) – Inorganic chemicals such as arsenic, nitrate, and manganese (test every five years, Kit C) – Gross alpha radiation (test every five years, Kit RA)

More information and a water test kit order form are available online: http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/ph_lab/water_test.aspx#private. You can also order test kits by calling the Public Health Laboratory at 1 (800) 660-9997 or (802) 863-4736. Information about arsenic and nitrate concentrations in private drinking water is available for many towns on the Environmental Public Health Tracking portal: https://apps.health.vermont.gov/ias/querytool/?topic=DrinkingWaterPrivate.

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: http://pawlet.vt.gov/volunteer-organizations/ .If you know anything about them, we would very much appreciate hearing from you. Thanks! Martha Schoenemann, martha@schoenemann.com, 325-3146; Sarah Rath, sarahrath18@gmail.com, 645-0652.

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.

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.