Preparing for Local Elections:
- Informational Meeting, Monday March 5, 7:30 PM, Mettawee Community School
- Town Meeting (Voting), Tuesday, March 6, 9 AM – 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall. The full warning can be viewed here: https://pawlet.vt.gov/town-goverment/town-clerk/. Note that Vermont now has same day voter registration.
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 Annual Organizational Meeting, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7 PM.
- Select Board, Tuesday, March 13 and 27, 7 PM.
- Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, March 26, 7:30 PM
Pawlet Select Board seeks applications for the position of Assistant to the Selectboard: Under the general direction of the Selectboard, this position advances the effective functioning of the Town’s Government through research, data and oral and written communication skills to the administration of municipal government. A complete job description, including responsibilities and education and experience requirements, is at the Selectc Board page at www.pawlet.vt.gov and at the Pawlet Town Hall. To apply, please mail a Letter of Intent, resume, and three professional references to Pawlet Select Board, PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761. The position will remain open until filled.
Pawlett Historical Society, Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7 PM, Pawlet Library: Our monthly board meetings are held every second Thursday and are open to the public.
WPVFD Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 11, 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. We serve several kinds of pancakes: regular, chocolate chip, blueberry, cranberry – all with local maple syrup – as well as waffles, our World-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages include coffee, tea, milk and orange Juice. Prices are $8 (seniors 65 years of age and up), $10 (12 to 65 years), $5 (5-12 years) and free for 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 email@example.com.
WPVFD Bus Trip to Foxwoods Casino, Saturday, March 10: The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department has organized a trip to help cure your cabin fever! Hop aboard a luxurious bus to the largest casino on the East Coast, Foxwoods Casino and Resort, with gaming floor offering slots and table games, 70 retail stores for shopping, over 35 restaurants to choose from, plus a Bowling Alley and Arcade; all connected inside the complex. The Bus will leave Mettawee School in West Pawlet, VT at 6 AM sharp. The return coach will leave Foxwoods Casino at 6 PM. Limited seats are available, all ticket sales are final. For further information and ticket purchases, 802-770-0196.
Pawlet Public Library Book Group, Thursday, March 22, 6 PM: Wisdom of Women book club will be reading “The 13 Original Clan Mothers” by Jamie Sams. Chapter 1, Talks with Relations, will be the topic of our first discussion on March 22, here at the library. We welcome all to join this insightful, inspiring book group. Call 802-325-3123 to learn more.
Up Home – Hand-Colored Photographs of the Griswold Home in Pawlet, by Susanne and Neil Rappaport, Exhibit at the Vermont Folklife Center through March 31, 2018: This rarely seen collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs can now be viewed at the Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main Street in Middlebury. The Vision & Voice Gallery is free & open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.
Pawlet Favorite Poem Reading, Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3 PM, Pawlet Public Library: Adults and children are welcome to join us with their favorite poem to share. Each person has about seven minutes to read the poem (an excerpt from a long one is fine, or two or more short ones) and talk about it. The idea is to have something by a published poet, rather than a poem that you have written. Potluck refreshments will be served. Please contact Anita Pomerance in advance (802-325-3786 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. 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: Our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Please send donations payable to “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, Attn: Tim Bryant, Treasurer, 337 Milaura Road, Pawlet, VT 05761. To get confidential help locally from the Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund, call Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins, 325-3309 or Pawlet Community Church Pastor Melissa O’Brien, 325-2345 (cell) or 325-6314 (landline).
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.
2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events: This service is free to residents of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities, including Pawlet. Proof of residency may be required.
- Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM, Rutland Town Transfer Station, in Northwood Park off Post Road Extension, Rutland
- Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Fair Haven Transfer Station, Fair Haven Avenue (off West Street), Fair Haven
- Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Rutland Town Transfer Station, in Northwood Park off Post Road Extension, Rutland
Pawlet Residents: New this year, a shared household hazardous waste event with the town of Dorset. Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM, Dorset School, 130 Dorset Road, Dorset, VT