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, October 24, 12 PM.
–  Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, October 24, 7:30 PM.
–  Select Board, Tuesday, October 25, 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.

Vermont General Election on November 8, 2016:  The polls will open at 9 AM and close at 7 PM at the Pawlet Town Hall, 122 School Street. Early voting is underway, and we are only a little over two weeks away from the General Election and Special School District Election. I know there are many questions circulating, including some visits to my office for clarification regarding Article 3 on the School District Ballot. To view Article 3, click here: School-Ballot.

There is an informational meeting scheduled for November 3, 2016, 7:30 PM at the Mettawee Community School. I urge everyone to attend this meeting, get informed and come to the polls educated about Article 3. However way you intend to vote, know what your vote means! What does it mean if you vote Yes and what does it mean if you vote No? November 8 will be a very busy, exciting day at the polls, and all election officials will be focused on making things run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. There will not be any discussions at the polls about the information on the ballots. Please come informed and ready to cast your vote! Thank you. Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk

Roast pork dinner Saturday, November 5, 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, and this month’s special dessert – gingerbread with whipped cream. 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. This will be the last dinner until April. Have a good winter, everyone!

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Game Supper, Saturday, November 12: The Game Supper is a huge meal of local wild game meats that can’t be bought in stores, including moose, bear, and venison, all generously donated by Pawlet’s skilled hunters, plus fresh vegetables, cheeses, and countless homemade pies. This event is a cherished community tradition, now in its 48th year, and a key fundraiser for your volunteer fire department. Come check it out! Service begins at 5 pm at the Pawlet Fire Station, 155 Vermont Route 133 in Pawlet. The meal costs $12 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under. Children under 6 eat free.

Button Up Your Home for Winter, and make it fun on “Button Up” Day November 12: Winter is coming. Button up and stop wasting money! Mark the 4th annual “Button Up Vermont Day of Action” by taking some action – even a small one – that highlights the benefits of energy efficiency investments. Learn what you can do at http://buttonupvermont.org/november-12. Button Up Day is a statewide effort to cut energy use and keep families warm and healthy this winter.

West Pawlet Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, November 13, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: The fire house is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, and it’s a handicap-accessible site.  All are welcome. 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 $10 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.

Events at Pawlet Public Library:
–  Flow Yoga Wednesdays, 8:15 AM and Sundays 9 AM with Meghan Cancio-Bello
–  Weekly Story Time, Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 AM
–  Tea Read Book Club, third Thursday each month at 1 PM.
–  Annual Halloween Parade, Saturday, October 29, 10:30 AM, Pawlet Village
–  Holiday Market, Saturday, December 3, 10 AM – 3 PM; contact the library to be a vendor at this annual event!
Looking for a venue for your next bridal/baby shower, small event, meeting, or gathering. Want to teach a class in art, writing or other area of interest? For a small fee you can have a choice of three rooms to hold your event or class at the Pawlet Library. Contact Melissa at the library for more information. Thank you, Melissa Curtis, Library Director, Pawlet Public Library, 802-325-3123

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.