Upcoming Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.
- Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, July 24, 7:30 PM
- Select Board, Tuesday, August 1 and August 15, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.pawlet.vt.gov
- Development Review Board, Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 PM: to discuss the application regarding 2013 Route 30 North – Parcel #0130-2013.
Haystack Hustlers Seniors Picnic Lunch, Granville, NY, Airport, Tuesday, July 25, 12 PM: Area seniors and others are invited to join us. Look for the sign at the entrance off North Street. Bring a dish to share, your favorite drink and a folding chair. Kathy and Nancy Hulett will give a history of the airport, and Myron Waite will display and discuss his antique airplanes. We will also have a 50-50 raffle. In case of rain we will picnic in the hangar. For reservations and more information contact Betty at 802-325-3052.
2017 Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction, Thursday, July 27, 6 PM: Join us at the fire house (155 Rt. 133) for the famous PVFD auction! The auction is our biggest fundraising event of the year and a time-honored community tradition. Items generously donated by local residents and businesses are auctioned off under a big tent erected in front of the firehouse. Sausages, chicken, and an array of baked goods and beverages can be purchased all evening long. At the end of the night, whatever is left goes to whoever wants it, no reasonable offer refused! More details can be found on the department website at www.pawletfire.org.
50th Annual Pawlet Library Book Sale, July 29 (9 AM – 4 PM) and July 30 (10 AM – 2 PM), Mettawee Community School: The sale features books, DVDs, CDs, videos, puzzles, games, toys and more. We will also have a bake sale and raffle. Four-time winner of NPR’s Moth StorySLAM Bill Torrey will be storytelling from 1-2 PM on Saturday. We are seeking contributions of baked goods, fresh garden vegetables and berries, small arrangements of garden flowers in a pretty vase, a small pot of planted herbs from you herb garden, homemade jams, jellies, pickles, salsa etc., would also be a wonderful addition to our table. Please drop off your contribution between 8 and 9 am on Saturday morning, or 9 and 10 am on Sunday morning. Many thanks! All proceeds from the sale benefit our public library. For more information call 802-325-3123.
Volunteers Needed for the Library’s Book Sale:
Drivers with small trucks: 5 PM Wednesday, July 26, at Cancio-Bello Barn (formerly the Circle of Healing). Pizza, drinks and raffle provided.
Display set-up at the Mettawee Community School, Thursday, July 27, 9 AM until done. Lunch provided.
Cashiers and clean-up, Sunday, July 30.
We appreciate any help! Please call the library: 325-3123 or Janno Gay: 867-2409
Roast pork dinner Saturday, August 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. 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.
Modified Office Hours for Pawlet Town Clerk August 7 – August 15: I will be away from the office during this time, but the Assistant Town Clerk will be in the office each day from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM with the exception of Tuesday, August 15 which will be open from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If you need to see the Town Clerk (Deb Hawkins) specifically, please make arrangements to do so prior to or following the above mentioned dates and times. Please call the office at 802-325-3309 x1 if you should have any questions! Thank you, Deb Hawkins
Pawlett Historical Society Presentation, Wednesday, August 16, 7:00 PM: The program is “Bicycling in Vermont 1880-1920,” by Luis Vivanco, at the Chriss Monroe Chapel, Cemetery Hill Road, Pawlet.
Washington County Band Concert, Pawlet Library, Thursday, August 17, 7 PM: The Pawlet Library welcomes the Salem, NY-based band back for this free concert. Band director Geoffrey Gee is also the music director at Long Trail School, and the concert program includes something for all: jazz, Broadway, marches, and a medley of popular tunes. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a leisurely summer evening of free entertainment in the Pawlet Village Center. Band players include professional musicians, music teachers, students, some from Pawlet and neighboring communities. This event is sponsored by the Pawlet Library.
Pawlett Historical Society’s annual hand-crafted furniture raffle: This occasional table was beautifully crafted and generously donated by Vermont custom furniture maker Ray Finan. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and are available at Sheldon’s Store in Pawlet, Pawlet Library, Pawlet Town Hall, and occasionally at the Dorset Farmers’ Market. Details: Walnut and Curly Maple Occasional Table with drawer (35″ long by 14″wide and 30″high). Valued at $2600. Drawing: Thursday, 19 October 2017 at the Historical Society Program. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every other Friday at the Pawlet Community Church, junction of Rtes. 30 & 133 in Pawlet Village. Please note pantry is open only one hour the first Friday of each month and two hours other Fridays. Upcoming dates/times: 7/28: 9-11 AM, 8/11: 9-10 AM, 8/25: 9-11 AM, 9/8: 9-10 AM, 9/22: 9-11 AM, 10/13: 9-10 AM, 10/27: 9-11 AM, 11/3: 9-10 AM, 11/17: 9-11 AM, 12/1: 9-10 AM. Unable to make it to pantry or do you know of anyone in need? We can help! Call: 802-867-2409. Meals are provided by The Grateful Hearts non-profit food program.
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.
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.
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