The Pawlet Community is invited to a reception at the Pawlet Town Hall on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 11 AM to 2 PM to celebrate the following people who have recently retired: Judy Coolidge-former Treasurer; Eric Mach-former Zoning Administrator; Charles Mason-former Lister; Elaine Decker-former Lister. Please join is in celebrating the service that they gave to the Town of Pawlet and in wishing them well. We will have cake and light refreshment!

Green Up Day, Saturday, May 4: Green Up Day, the first Saturday in May, is a special day in Vermont when thousands of volunteers get involved in a community-wide spring clean up of roadside litter. It is the largest statewide volunteer event in Vermont, with over 22,500 taking part, and the longest running statewide Green Up Day in the United States. Get involved in Vermont’s 49th Green Up Day!  In the Town of Pawlet, collection bags are distributed through Mettawee Community School and the Town Clerk’s office; extra bags will be left on the Town Hall porch. Leave bags at intersections to be collected by the Town Highway Department or bring to the Town Shed. 

Roast pork dinner Saturday, May 4, 4:30 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.

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, May 7 and May 21, 7 PM.
– Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, May 20, 7:30 PM

Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, Thursday, May 9, 7 PM, Chriss Monroe Chapel: Our monthly board meetings are held every second Thursday at 7:00 PM and are open to the public. From May through August we meet at the Chriss Monroe Chapel on Cemetery Hill Road in the Pawlet village center; from September through April we meet at the Pawlet Public Library on School Street in the Pawlet village center. Visit us online at http://pawletthistoricalsociety.org or see our Facebook page.

West Pawlet Wastewater User Fees are due on or before Friday May 10: The Treasurer’s office will be open on Friday from 10 AM – 1 PM and 4:30 – 6 PM. Thank you, Julie Mach, Town Treasurer

Meet with Representative Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Saturday, May 11, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Pawlet Library: This is the final meeting in a series of monthly “office hours” that Robin has been holding during the current legislative session. Come visit, share your concerns, ask questions, or just chat with your State Representative. 

Pawlet Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 12: The Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12, at the Firehouse on Route 133 in Pawlet Village. Serving will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Bring your mom to enjoy pancakes, real maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, homefries, homemade muffins and beverages. Adults cost $10; children under 12 are $5. For more information, email pvfd155@gmail.com or call 802-325-3222. Proceeds support the fire department.

Mettawee School Board Regular Meeting, Monday, May 13, 6:30 PM, Mettawee Community School, West Pawlet

RSVP Bone Builders Instructor Training, Wednesday, May 15, 2019: RSVP Bone Builders has scheduled an all-day workshop to qualify volunteer trainers for the osteoporosis exercise program. Attending the workshop fulfills all requirements to become a trainer. This free workshop will start at 9 AM and end at 2:30 PM. Lunch is included. Location: Engle Hall at Christ the King Church, 66 South Main St. Rutland, VT. Anyone who wishes to take the training and become a volunteer instructor should call 775-8220 Ext. 102 to reserve a place in the workshop or to get information about Bone Builders. No experience is necessary. The workshop and all classes are free of charge.

Plant Donations Requested for Pawlet Community Church Plant Sale: Thinning perennial beds? Too many vegetable and/or annual starts? Looking for a way to join in community service activities and help a good cause? Any and all plant donations are appreciated here at our 4th annual plant sale. We are looking for perennials, annuals, vegetable starts, fruit bush starts, bulbs, compost…anything plant oriented! Labeled plant donations may be left on the porch at the Pawlet Community Church, at the corner of Routes 30 & 153 in Pawlet. Please drop off anytime Friday, May 17 or email request for pickup to Janno Gay at janno6@live.com.

Pawlet Library Square Dance, Saturday, May 18, 7-10 PM, Mettawee Community School: The Library is hosting a free square dance for all ages and skill levels at the Mettawee Community School on Saturday, May 18, 7-10 p.m. The event features Ole Time Country, a three-piece band led by Dan Breen, and square dance caller Ron Bailey. The band specializes in traditional square dance and classic country music. The public is welcome to dance, meet their neighbors, or just enjoy the music. To view additional public programs offered through December and the roster of 2019 children’s programs, visit the library’s website at www.pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com, or stop by the library to pick up a brochure. The library is located at 141 School Street in Pawlet. For more information call 802-325-3123.

Town Clerk’s Office closed Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 2 PM—3:30 PM for mandatory training, and all day on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day:  Thank you, Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, 802-325-3309 x 1

2019 Unclaimed Property Report: The Vermont State Treasurer list includes over 1,200 individual instances of unclaimed property just for Pawlet; several cases involve more than $100-$200 in unclaimed property. To view the list and learn how to pursue a claim, visit: https://www.vermonttreasurer.gov/content/unclaimed-property. The list is also posted at the Town Hall bulletin board.

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.