51th Annual Pawlet Library Book Sale, July 28 (9 AM – 4 PM) and July 29 (10 AM – 2 PM), Mettawee Community School, Rte. 153, West Pawlet: This is an important fundraiser for our public library! In addition to books, there will be food, a silent auction and raffle, a bake sale and a vegetable stand and more. Please bring family and friends and support our library. For more information call 802-325-3123.

Pawlet library Bake Sale, July 28 and 29, Mettawee Community School: Can we count on you to bring some delicious baked goods, (gluten free options are also welcomed), fresh garden vegetables or luscious in season berries? Small pot of planted herbs from your herb garden, homemade jams, jellies, pickles, salsa, etc., would also make wonderful additions to our table. Please drop off your contribution at the Mettawee Community School between 8 and 9 AM on Saturday morning, or 9 and 10 AM on Sunday morning. Many thanks in advance! Questions? Contact Liz Dodge 325-3175 or Sally Cleveland 325-3312.

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, Tuesday, July 31 and August 14, 7 PM.
  • Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, August 27, 7:30 PM

Roast pork dinner Saturday, August 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.

Washington County Band Concert, Pawlet Library, Saturday, August 4, 7 PM: The Pawlet Public Library, with additional sponsorship from the businesses of Pawlet, presents the Washington County Band in an outdoor evening concert on the library lawn. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the Pawlet Town Hall Auditorium across the street from the library. Concert goers supply their own lawn chairs and blankets. Admission is free. Over 40 talented musicians from New York and Vermont play at various venues during the summer months. Under the direction of Paul Kafer, each concert is different to encourage followers to attend all the band’s concerts in the local area. The group performs popular songs of different styles of music like show tunes, jazz and American classics. The Pawlet Public Library is housed in a renovated and accessible historic grammar school building, located at 141 School Street in Pawlet. For the full schedule of 2018 public programs, visit www.pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com or call 802-325-3123.

Vermont Primary Election, Tuesday, August 14, Pawlet Town Hall, 9 AM – 7 PM: to vote candidates for the following offices: U.S. Senator, State Treasurer, State Senator(s), States Attorney, U.S. Representative, Secretary of State, State Representative(s), Sheriff, Governor, Auditor of Accounts, Probate Judge, High Bailiff, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Assistant Judge. You can request early/absentee ballots at any time during the election year. The latest a ballot can be requested for this election in Pawlet is August 13, 3:30 PM. Thank you, Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk

Pawlett Historical Society Presentation, Thursday, August 16, 7:00 PM: The program speaker is Ken Major who will present “The Forgotten Border Conflict: A Pawlet Story” at the Chriss Monroe Chapel, Cemetery Hill Road, Pawlet. All are welcome.

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events for Pawlet Residents:

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM, Dorset School, 130 School Drive, Dorset, VT;  New this year, shared with the Town of Dorset, this event is free for Pawlet residents. Proof of residency will be required. Small businesses must pre-register and prepay for the amount delivered by August 30, 2018. For more information or to pre-register a business contact Michael Batcher at mbatcher@bcrcvt.org or (802) 442-0713 x 2
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Rutland Town Transfer Station, in Northwood Park off Post Road Extension, Rutland:  This service is free to residents of the Solid Waste Alliance Communities, including Pawlet. Proof of residency may be required.

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.

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.