Pawlet Library Summer Reading Program for Grades 1-6, Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-11:30 AM: Educator Hunter Bassett returns this summer to introduce a new series of activities that explore outer space. This free summer learning program, A Universe of Stories, coincides with 60 years of NASA’s space exploration and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Children earn prizes as they advance in reading during the five sessions. Parents may join literacy coach Catherine Hunter to learn ways to extend their child’s interest in non-fiction. Pre-registration is recommended because space is limited. Call 802-325-3123 or stop by the library to sign up. Co-sponsored by Vermont State Libraries and Stewart’s Holiday Match. For more details contact the Library at 802-325-3123. To view additional public programs offered through December, visit the library’s website at www.pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com, or stop by the library to pick up a printed brochure. The library is located at 141 School Street in Pawlet.

Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, Thursday, July 11, 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.

Development Review Board, Continuation of Deliberative Session, Thursday, July 11, 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall: The DRB will reconvene its deliberative session to consider the variance requested by Daniel Banyai, 541 Briar Hill Road, West Pawlet, VT. The public is advised that in accordance with 1 VSA Section 312 (e) the DRB deliberative session is not a public meeting. The Chair will open the meeting and immediately take the Board into executive, non-public session. Additional information is available by contacting the Zoning Administrator at 802-365-3309 or pawletzoning@vermontel.net.

Up Home – Hand-Colored Photographs of the Griswold Home in Pawlet, by Susanne and Neil Rappaport, Exhibit at the Pawlet Town Hall, weekends through July 28: After Minnie Griswold passed away in 1952, her sons locked up their mother’s house in Pawlet and left all her belongings in place, unaltered. Thirty years later, Pawlet documentarians Susanne and Neil Rappaport returned at the invitation of one of the brothers, Charlie, and went on to produce a collection of hand-colored photographs of Minnie’s home. This collection of over 45 hand-colored photographs is on exhibit in Pawlet’s Historic Town Hall this summer! Hosted by the Pawlett Historical Society on remaining Saturdays and Sundays in July through July 27-28, 10 AM-5 PM.

Pawlet Scholarships Ice Cream Social, Sunday, July 14, 3 – 5 PM, Pawlet Town Green: The Pawlet Scholarships Committee invites the community to its second annual free Ice Cream Social to celebrate and honor the 2019 scholarship recipients and to thank community members for over 20 years of generous support. Bring your family and friends, a picnic blanket, and join us in recognizing Pawlet residents who are working toward higher education and achieving their goals.

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 16 and July 30, 7 PM.
– Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, July 22, 7:30 PM

2019 Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction, Thursday, July 25, 5:30 PM: Join us at the fire house (155 Rt. 133) for the famous PVFD auction! The auction is our biggest fundraising event of the year and a time-honored community tradition. Items generously donated by local residents and businesses are auctioned off under a big tent erected in front of the firehouse. Great food, great deals, great fun! At the end of the night, whatever is left goes to whoever wants it, no reasonable offer refused! Donations accepted from July 1 to July 23 (please nothing broken or valueless; no electronics, skis, indoor exercise equipment, clothing, bedding or mattresses). Drop off at our station Tuesday evenings or call us to schedule a pickup: 802-325-3222.

Pawlet Public Library 52nd Annual Book Sale, Saturday, July 27 (9 AM – 4 PM) and Sunday, July 28 (10 AM to 2 PM), Mettawee Community School: With more than 20,000 new and used books, this is one of the largest sales in New England. Credit cards accepted; all proceeds support programs of the Pawlet Public Library. For advance information or to volunteer contact the library at pawletpub@gmail.com or 802-325-3123.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, August 3, 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.

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.

Notices from the VT Department of Health:
– Leave Wildlife Alone! Call 1-800-4-Rabies for Help:
Found an orphaned raccoon, skunk, bat, fox or woodchuck? In Vermont, these animals can carry rabies. The best way to help them get back safely into the wild where they belong is to leave them alone. Call the Rabies Hotline at 1-800-4-RABIES if you need help or advice dealing with animals in the wild, or with a bat in your home. If you touch an animal that can carry rabies – even young animals – they may bite or scratch you and spread the deadly disease. These animals may need to be tested for rabies, which requires humanely euthanizing the animal. So, for their own sake, leave wildlife in the wild.
 – Be Tick Smart This Spring and Summer! Most of the tickborne diseases in Vermont are caused by bites from the black-legged tick during early spring and late fall. The best way to prevent tickborne diseases is to prevent tick bites. Take these steps to protect yourself and your family from the diseases ticks spread: – Use an EPA-registered insect repellent: https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-repellent-right-you – Walk in the center of trails to avoid contact with overgrown grass, brush and leaf litter. – Wear long pants and long sleeves. – Check your whole body after being outdoors. – If you spot a tick on your body, remove it using fine-tipped tweezers and pull straight up. Flush the tick down the toilet. – Contact your health care provider if you get any of these symptoms after a tick bite: fever, headache, joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue, or rash. Symptoms can start 3 to 30 days after a tick bite. Learn more at http://www.healthvermont.gov/BeTickSmart.

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