RAVNAH Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, October 19, 12 PM – 1 PM, Pawlet Church: Get your flu shot to protect yourself, co-workers and family from getting sick from the flu. By getting your shot from the VNA & Hospice, your shot is administered by a registered nurse who takes the time to educate you about your vaccine choices so you can decide what is best for you. We accept health debit cards and most insurances; please bring your insurance card for billing. For more information about this or any of our other flu shot clinics, call our Flu Hotline at 802.770.1574 or visit vermontvisitingnurses.org.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM, PHS Program “History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont,” by Deborah Lee Luskin, Pawlet Town Hall: The Pawlett Historical Society invites all community members to join us for this presentation by Deborah Lee Luskin, a writer who researched Vermont history for her novel set in 1958 Vermont during development of the interstates. The free event, jointly sponsored by the Pawlett Historical Society and the Vermont Humanities Council, includes raffle drawing of walnut and curly maple occasional table made and donated by Vermont cabinet maker Ray Finan. For more information  contact Steve Williams at 802-645-9529 or by email at voorburg00@comcast.net.

Pawlet Library Events: Movie night October 20, 7 PM, “Wonder Woman,” popcorn and drinks provided by the library. Pumpkin Painting, Wednesday October 25 and Friday October 27, 3 to 4:30 PM, pizza provided. Signup required; please inform the library that your child will be joining this fun competition, so we may have the pumpkins needed. Halloween Parade, Saturday October 28, 10:30 AM: parade starts and ends at the library, heading up the road to show off costumes and do some trick or treating. For more information call the library at 325-3123. All are welcome to participate in our activities.

Upcoming Pawlet 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, October 23, 7:30 PM
  • Select Board, Tuesday, October 24  and November 7, 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
  • Special Meeting to Vote, Tuesday, November 21, 10 AM to 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall: The voters of the Pawlet Town School District will vote on two articles. The first article is whether to form the Mettawee School District, and the second article to elect an initial board of school directors for the Mettawee School District, if its formation is approved by the voters. Six directors will be elected, four from Pawlet and two from Rupert. If you are interested in running for one of the director positions, you must file a nomination petition with the representative town clerk on or before 5 PM, Monday, October 23. To obtain a petition or for any questions, contact the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union at 802-362-2452. Voters are urged to review the full warning for the November 21 here:  https://pawlet.vt.gov/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/Special-Meeting-Warning.pdf

Pawlet Town Office’s Holiday Closings: The Town Offices will be closed November 22 and November 23 for Thanksgiving and December 25-January 2 for the holiday season.

Pawlet Haystack Hustler Seniors Lunch, Tuesday, October 24, 12 PM, Mettawee Community School, Route 153, West Pawlet: We will meet in the Art Room at the school and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the school’s chefs.  All area seniors are welcome!  A $4 donation is suggested.  There will be a 50/50 drawing; donations of non-perishable goods for the Food Pantry are appreciated.  After lunch a class will visit and entertain us.  Please call Sharon Undal at 802-645-0461 for reservations and more information.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, November 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, 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.

WPVFD Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, November 5, West Pawlet Firehouse: This fundraiser event, sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, is held at the firehouse located at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet and is served from 7:30 to 11:00 AM. The firehouse is a handicap accessible site; all are welcome. We prepare many kinds of pancakes – regular, chocolate chip, blueberry – maple syrup and waffles, West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. We also serve coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $10 for 12 years and older, $8 for seniors 65 years and older, $5 for 5-12 years of age, and free under 5. In recognition of Youth Deer Hunting Weekend in Vermont, all youth hunters who provide us with a photo or proof of your deer, you will receive a free breakfast! The department members extend a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfast events, which are held monthly September through April. For more information contact: Antonio Landon at (802) 345-4312 or email wp5801@yahoo.com.

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Game Supper, Saturday, November 11, Pawlet Firehouse: The Game Supper is a huge meal of local wild game meats, plus fresh vegetables, cheeses, and countless homemade pies. This event is a cherished community tradition, 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.

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: 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.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Please make a donation to help replenish the fund. Donations should be made out to: “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” and mailed to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, C/O Tim Bryant, 3449 Vt. Rt. 133, Pawlet, VT 05761. For more information contact Bob Schoenemann, Town Service Officer at 325-3146 or 325-3420. To get confidential help locally from the Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund, call Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins, 325-3309.

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.