Canning Fruit Workshop, Saturday, August 10, 10 AM – 12 PM, Pawlet Library: Pitchfork Preserves founder Melissa Aakjar shares her skill in canning fruit, just in time for the summer harvest. Her small batch business, located at Oak Summit Farm in Pawlet, produces handcrafted artisan jams, pickles and condiments that sell at local farmers markets and online. Learn from this master how to capture fruit at the peak of its season and bring out the best of fruit flavors using less sugar and more fruit. This event is free.

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street in Pawlet Village.
– Select Board, Tuesday, August 13 and August 27, 7 PM.
– Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, August 26, 7:30 PM

Pawlett Historical Society Annual Ice Cream Social, Sunday, August 18, 2 – 4 PM, Chriss Monroe Chapel: Join us for free sundaes and an informal Farmer’s Forum with area experts!

Board of Civil Authority Reconvenes, August 19, 2019: The BCA will reconvene Monday, August 19, 2019, at 5:00 PM at the Town Hall. Reports will be given in open session by the inspections committees appointed on August 6 for Appellants Ronald D. Chateauneuf, 461 Beaver Brook Road; and Al Burton, 1041 No. Pawlet Road. Decisions will be made in deliberative session which is not open to the public 1 V.S.A. §312(f).

Library Community Potluck and Band Concert, Saturday, August 24, 5:30 – 8:00 PM: The library celebrates the end of summer with a community potluck and band concert. The Washington County (NY) Band returns for a concert on the library lawn. Before the concert, community members are invited to a potluck dinner that will run all the way down Weatherby Lane to the library. The Washington County Band includes 60-some volunteer members from not only Washington County, but also other counties in New York and Vermont – including Pawlet. Bring a dish to share and your own place settings. The library will provide the tables and chairs. No alcohol. In the event of rain, the potluck will be in the library and the concert will be in the Town Hall auditorium. Come rain or shine! The concert is co-sponsored by Lakes Lampshades, Citizens Bank, Marlee Farm Alpacas. 

Roast pork dinner Saturday, September 7, 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.

First Installment of Property Taxes Due September 10, 2019:
Property tax bills were mailed on July 24, 2019. The first payment is due September 10, 2019, and the second payment is due February 10, 2020. This is the only bill that property owners will receive. Please mark your calendars to remind yourself of the February payment due date. The Town Treasurer will have extended office hours to accept payments the week of September 2: regular hours on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday; and on Friday 8:30 to 11:30 AM. The same office hours will apply for the week of February 3, 2020. Thank you, Julie Mach, Town Treasurer, 802-325-3309 x 2;
Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, Thursday, September 12, 7 PM, Pawlet Library: 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 or see our Facebook page.
Household Hazardous Waste Event for Pawlet Residents, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Dorset School, 130 School Drive Dorset, VT: This is a shared household hazardous waste event with the town of Dorset; no fees are charged to residents of Pawlet. For more information, click here

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 to learn about their flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.

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