Celebrate Earth Day at the Pawlet Energy Fair, Saturday, April 22, 1-4 PM, Pawlet Town Hall: Interested in test driving an electric car? Would solar power work for you? How might you reduce your fuel bills? Stop buy the fair to find out. Hosted by the Pawlet Energy Group, together with Green Mountain Power and Efficiency Vermont, the fair is your chance learn what the latest developments in the energy sector could mean for you. In addition to representatives from GMP, Efficiency Vermont, and NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, several speakers will offer various perspectives. Steven Letendre of Green Mountain College will discuss the economics of residential solar systems. Climate scientist and former Pawlet resident Alan Betts will explain what’s happening to the climate of Vermont. Consultants and installers of renewable energy systems, including Grassroots Solar, Power Guru, Weatherization Works, and Renewable Fuels of Vermont will offer their expertise and advice. There is no fee; donations will be accepted for the Town Hall Restoration Fund. For more information contact the Energy Group at pawletenergygroup@gmail.com or Facebook Pawlet Energy Group.

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

  • Select Board, Tuesday, April 25 and May 8, 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.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, April 24, 7:30 PM
  • Energy Group, Monday, May 22, 12 PM.

West Pawlet Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 23, 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. This is the last breakfast till next fall!

Haystack Hustlers Seniors Lunch, Tuesday, April 25, 12 PM, Mettawee Community School: Area seniors will meet in the Art Room at the school on Route 153 in West Pawlet for a tasty lunch and entertainment by the students. We will have a 50/50 drawing; $4 donation for the lunch is suggested. We will also be collecting non-perishable items for the food pantry. For more information, contact Betty at 802-325-3052.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, May 6, 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. 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. .

Strut Your Mutt Fundraiser, Pawlet Library, Saturday, May 13, 10 AM – 1 PM: This event will include a rabies clinic, opportunity to get your dog license, an agility fun course, raffle, canine reiki, food, and more! We are seeking vendors; booth space available for $25. Join the fun and support the library! Call for details, 802-325-3123. .

A Night of Opera & Dinner at the Pawlet Town Hall, Saturday, May 6, 5:30 – 7:30 PM: The Slate Valley Museum has teamed up with internationally acclaimed American soprano Anya Matanovi? to bring a night of Italian opera music and dinner to the Pawlet Town Hall. The evening of music will be paired with Italian cuisine. Tickets for this fundraiser will be $55 per person. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Tickets are available for sale at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, NY, The Gold Trout and on Eventbrite.

Mettowee Valley and Northeast Cemeteries of Pawlet to Reopen May 1: Lot holders are encouraged to check their lots for debris. Please do not place artificial flowers on grave sites. No burials or cremains will be permitted without the express approval of the Superintendent. The Cemetery Association is striving to maintain the grounds as attractively as possible with very limited funds.  For more information please call Myron (Mike) Waite, Superintendent 802-325-3052.

Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 14, 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.

Pawlet Food Pantry Seeks donations: Monetary donations can be mailed to: The Pawlet Community Church, PO Box 116 Pawlet, 05761. Attention: Tim Bryant. The Pawlet Community Church is deeply grateful for your support.

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 the Pawlet Library, 2nd Thursday of each month, 10 – 11:30 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.