Washington County Band Concert, Pawlet Library, Thursday, August 17, 7 PM: The Pawlet Library welcomes the Salem, NY-based band back for this free, outdoor 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. Sponsored as a community event by the Pawlet Public Library, Bob Schoenemann Real Estate, Lakes Lampshades, Marlee Farm Alpacas, and the Pawlet Station Restaurant.

20th Annual Art on Edie’s Green, Saturday, August 19, 10 AM – 3 PM, Pawlet Village Center: More than 20 local artists are generously donating 20% of their proceeds from this event to the Pawlet Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit that supports Pawlet and West Pawlet in their efforts for higher education. Enjoy this celebration of art, food, music and community and the future. For more information see PawletScholarships.wordpress.com or Facebook “Art on Edie’s Green.”

Haystack Hustlers Seniors Ice Cream Extravaganza, Tuesday, August 22, 12 PM, Battenkill Valley Creamery, 691 County Route 30, Salem, NY: We will meet to view production and enjoy the ice cream! Do not confuse County Route 30 with VT Route 30. Those wishing to car pool can meet by 11:30 AM at the Pawlet Community Church in Pawlet. Please call Betty at 802-325-3052 for more information or if you plan to attend.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction, Thursday, August 24, West Pawlet Firehouse: The auction event begins at 5:30 p.m. and continues until all items are gone. Auctioneer for the event will be Chris Mars, son of the late, famous Vermont auctioneer Bus Mars, who taught his son well the tradition of presenting an entertaining Vermont tradition. Many bargains, including assorted antiques, tools, tables, dressers, mirrors, an old school desk, knick-knacks, glassware, toys and more arrive daily and can be viewed starting at 4:00 p.m. before the bidding starts. The auction is a charity event in support of the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department.  The proceeds from donated items help the department’s general operating costs and for much-needed equipment and training programs. Donated items for the auction are now being gladly accepted by the department.  Please contact the department for assistance getting items to the auction site. Food will be available for purchase; the menu includes grilled burgers, hot dogs and French fries. Contact:  Dave Hosley, 802-645-0158.

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

  • Pawlet Energy Group, Monday, August 28, 12 PM
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, August 28, 7:30 PM
  • Select Board, Tuesday, August 29 and September 12, 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 www.pawlet.vt.gov

Roast pork dinner Saturday, September 2, 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.

Property taxes due: Tax bills were mailed out at the end of July. The first installment is due on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The second installment is due Friday, February 9, 2018. Payments must be made on or before the due dates to avoid 1.5% interest charges and, in the case of the second installment, an additional 8% penalty. My office will be open for tax collection each day starting the week prior to the due date, as well as anytime during regular hours in the weeks prior. Thank you, Judy Coolidge, Town Treasurer

Bone Builders Classes at the Pawlet Public Library, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: This innovative program offers strength training and is free and open to all. For information call 802-325-3592.

Mach’s Store mural: Pawlet artist Thomas Torak has been asked to restore the mural on the outside of Mach’s store. It is badly worn, however, and difficult to discern what the work looked like when it was first painted in the 1960’s. If you have a photograph of the mural please contact Tom at thomastorak @gmail.com.

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.