Official Election Results, Town of Pawlet Annual Meeting, March 5, 2019: Official election results are available here: Certificate Of Votes

Mettowee Makers Farmers Market, Saturday, March 9, 10 AM – 3 PM, Pawlet Town Hall and the Barn Shop: Mettowee Makers and friends will be sharing what their local farmers and artisans have made and grown. Local catered lunch available. Upcoming date: April 13. Facebook Mettowee Makers or call 802-325-3478.

Meet with Representative Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Saturday, March 9, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Pawlet Library: Robin is holding regular “office hours” monthly, every second Saturday during the legislative session, at the Pawlet Library. Come visit, share your concerns, ask questions, or just chat with your State Representative. Future meetings are scheduled for Saturday mornings at the Pawlet Library on the following dates: April 13 and May 11.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 10, 7:30 – 11 AM:  All are welcome; the fire department is a handicap-accessible site on Main Street in West Pawlet. Enjoy regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry pancakes, waffles – all served with local maple syrup – and West Pawlet’s world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages are coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $10 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-11 years and free to children under the age of 5 years. All profits are dedicated for the department’s equipment and training needs. The department members extend a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfast events which are held the second Sunday of each month, September through April.

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, Tuesdays, March 12, and March 26, 7 PM.
– Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, March 25, 7:30 PM

Open House, Mettawee Community School, Thursday, March 14, 6:30 – 8 PM: Join students, parents, family and friends from Pawlet and Rupert for an evening of conversation and community. Colorful artworks from all grades will be on display. Students will lead tours of the school, including a chance for group activities for all ages at the gym. Catch up with your neighbors after another long winter!

Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, Thursday, March 14, 7 PM: Our monthly board meetings are held every second Thursday at 7:00 PM and are open to the public. From September through April we meet at the Pawlet Public Library on School Street in the Pawlet village center; from May through August we meet at the Chriss Monroe Chapel on Cemetery Hill Road in the Pawlet village center. Visit us online at http://pawletthistoricalsociety.org or see our Facebook page.

Preschool Screening, Mettawee Community School, Wednesday, March 27: If you have a little one at home, 0-5 years of age, who is not already enrolled in our pre-school program, please mark your calendar for the PreK developmental screening. And call the school, 802-645-9009, or email Heidi Hammell at hhammell@brsu.org to schedule your screening time. All children aged 0-5 are encouraged to take part in the screening regardless of eligibility for early education services. Note: there will be no preschool classes on screening day.

Mettawee School Monthly Board Meeting, Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 PM, Mettawee Community School

2019 Play Group, Pawlet Public Library, Fridays, 10 – 11 AM: Free for parents and children, birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 AM to network with other families. Educator Joni Lee presents a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, and socialization. This is a great networking opportunity for parents of young children. Joni is a Waldorf-trained elementary and early childhood educator who specializes in nature and place-based education and hands on learning. She lives in West Pawlet with her husband and three little girls.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: The winter cold continues, and 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).

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every third Friday of each month, 9 AM-12 PM, at the Pawlet Community Church, junction of Routes 30 & 133 in Pawlet Village. Know someone in need who can’t make it to the pick up? 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.

Notice from the Vermont Department of Health – Test  Your Home for Radon: Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas present throughout Vermont, estimated to kill 50 Vermonters a year due to radon-related lung cancer. Because you can’t see, smell or taste radon, there is no way of knowing if radon is present in a home unless you test for it. Homes with elevated radon levels are found throughout the state. The Vermont Department of Health recommends all Vermont homes be tested. You can obtain a free long-term radon air test kit by calling 800-439-8550 or emailing radon@vermont.gov.