Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department 49th Annual Game Supper, Saturday, November 11, Pawlet Firehouse, 155 Vermont Route 133, Pawlet: Our famous Game Supper is here! Service begins at 5 PM and continues until the food is gone. The menu includes bear roast, venison roast, venison stew, moose meatballs, venison meatloaf, chicken and biscuits, and veggie salads – with homemade pie for dessert. Water, milk, coffee and tea will also be available. Adults are $12; children ages ten to six are $6; age five and under are free. Best of all, all proceeds benefit YOUR volunteer fire department! Come check it out!

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. To view the full warning, background information, and sample ballot, please visit the Town Clerk page at https://pawlet.vt.gov/town-goverment/town-clerk/ and attend the Informational meeting Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 PM at the Mettawee Community School.

Meet and Greet the Candidates for School Board, Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 8 PM, Mettawee Community School, West Pawlet: The public is cordially invited to this casual gathering. Come and talk with the candidates from both Rupert and Pawlet. Refreshments will be served.

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, November 27, 7:30 PM
  • Select Board, Tuesday, November 21, and December 5, 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 will decide whether to form the Mettawee School District, and will elect an initial board of school directors for the Mettawee School District, if its formation is approved.

Pawlet Town Office’s Holiday Closings: The Town Offices will be closed November 22 and November 23 for Thanksgiving and December 25-January 1 for the holiday season.

Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, November 18, 10 AM – 2 PM, St. Frances Cabrini Church, Route 153 in West Pawlet: Home-baked goods, other food and gift items, fresh wreaths. Raffle of a basket of wine and cheer. Silent Auction. Donuts and cider. For additional information, contact Fran (518) 642-0713 or Helen (802) 394-2407.

Pawlet Haystack Hustler Seniors Thanksgiving Lunch, Tuesday, November 21, 12 PM, Mettawee Community School, Route 153, West Pawlet: This is the Mettawee Community School’s very special annual Thanksgiving luncheon where the seniors share this meal with students. To coordinate this special event the school needs to know the exact number of participants in advance. Please call Sharon Undal, 802-645-0461 no later than Wednesday, November 14. All area seniors are welcome!

Pawlet Cemeteries to Close for Winter: The Mettawee Valley and Northeast Cemeteries in Pawlet will be closed as of December 1, 2017. The cemetery grounds will not be snowplowed. Lot holders are encouraged to remove debris from their respective lots. No burials or cremains will be permitted without the approval of the Superintendent at any time. Please, no plastic holiday decorations. The Cemetery Association is striving to keep the grounds maintained as attractively as possible with very limited funds. For information call Myron (Mike) Waite, Superintendent at 802-325-3052.

Are You Registered to Vote? Pawlet voters have a very important vote coming up on November 21 on whether to merge our three school districts (Rupert, Pawlet, and U.D. #47) into one school district. Polls will be open in Pawlet and Rupert from 10 AM – 7 PM. There are 3 ways you can register to vote:

  1. Go to your town office (see hours below) and fill out a voter registration form. Voter registration forms are also available at the front desk at school.
  2. Register online at https://www.sec.state.vt.us/ go to “Register to vote”.
  3. Register to vote on any day during the town clerk’s open hours up to and including Election Day, which is Tuesday Nov. 21.

If, for any reason, you are not available to vote on Nov. 21st, be sure to contact your town clerk to request an absentee ballot. Fill out and return absentee ballot following the instructions given by the town clerk. If you can’t make it to the polls on the 21st, you may go to your town office anytime during open hours and early vote, so you won’t have to worry about getting to the polls to vote on election day.

Pawlet Town Clerk: Deb Hawkins
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30-3:30; Tuesday, 11-6; Thursday, 9-12; Closed Friday
Location: 122 School St., Pawlet, VT 05761; Phone: 802-325-3309

Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, December 2, 9 AM – 3 PM, West Pawlet Fire House, 2806 VT Rte. 153 (Main Street), West Pawlet: Sponsored by the West Pawlet Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary, this seasonal festival includes craft and flea market items, a food sale, raffle and lunch. Lunch is served starting at 11 AM – hamburgers, hot dogs, corn chowder, sandwiches, beverages and more. Some vendor spaces in the flea market area are still available, $10 per space until November 22; after that date, remaining tables can be reserved for $15. Please contact Anne at (802) 362-2682 or mthings26@hotmail.com for information and to reserve your space.

Pawlet Library 10th Annual Holiday Market, Saturday, December 2, 10 AM – 3 PM, Pawlet Library, 141 School Street in the Pawlet Village Center: Handmade arts and crafts, local artisan food, ornaments, wreaths, clothing, soaps and lotions, and much more. Support your local artists, library, neighbors and friends. Please note: our 2018 Community Calendar will be for sale at the holiday market, for $20! Pre-order at the library during open hours, or call 325-3123 to order. It features beautiful photos of Pawlet by Ryan Van Meter; all proceeds go for our programs and materials.

WPVFD Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, December 10, 7:30 – 11 AM, West Pawlet Firehouse: This fundraiser event is sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department. The firehouse, located at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, is a handicap accessible site; all are welcome. The menu 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. Prices are $8 for seniors 65 years of age and up, $10 for 12 to 65 years of age, $5 for 5-12 years of age and free to children under 5. 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.

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: 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.