Flu Clinic, Pawlet Community Church, Tuesday, October 22, 12 PM – 1 PM: 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 information on flu immunizations offered in Pawlet, Manchester, Rutland and Castleton during the month of October 2019, visit http://vermontvisitingnurses.org/events/categories/rutland-area/ to learn more about flu and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.

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, except where noted otherwise.
– Select Board, Tuesday, October 22 & November 5, 7 PM
– Pawlet Planning Commission, Monday, October 28, 7:30 PM
– Pawlet Library Board, Tuesday, November 5, 6 PM (held at the Library)

Town Clerk Office Closings, October – December: The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on these days:
– Thursday, October 24
– Tuesday, November 5
– Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
– Wednesday and Thursday, November 27-28 (Thanksgiving)
– Tuesday, December 3, early closing at 3:30 PM
– Tuesday, December 24 – Thursday, December 26 (Christmas)
– Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s holidays)
Thank you, Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, pawletclerk@vermontel.net.

Position Open: The Town of Pawlet is accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) for a part-time Zoning Administrator. More information is available at https://pawlet.vt.gov/employment-opportunities/.

Pawlet Emergency Management Exercise, Wednesday, October 23: Pawlet Emergency Management will be participating in a preparedness exercise along with the town highway foreman (Keith Mason), the Pawlet fire department chief (Jon Weiss) and the West Pawlet Fire Chief ( Dave Ricard). The exercise will take place between 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The simulated emergency will be a flooding event with road closures. No actual road closures will take place. Most of the exercise will involve radio traffic between the Pawlet Emergency Operations Center and the Pawlet groups participating. Be aware that any radio traffic  during this that time period is a simulation. Thank you, Bob Morlino, Emergency Management Director

Share the Warmth, Free Clothing Drive, Mettawee Community School, Saturday & Sunday, October 26-27, 9 AM – 2 PM: Donated clothing items are accepted at the school on Thursday, October 24, 2:30 – 4 PM and Friday, October 25, 8 AM – 4 PM. Preferred items are coats, boots, hats, sweaters, shirts, pants; summer and spring clothing also accepted. After the donations have been gathered and sorted, they are available to the public at no cost. For information contact Brooke Burnham, 802-342-6377 or 802-645-9009.

Mac & Cheese, Cornhole Festival, Saturday, October 26, West Pawlet Firehouse: The Rupert Mettowee Valley 4-H Club hosts its second annual fall festival, starting at 10 AM, when entries for the macaroni and cheese cook-off will be accepted, with judging at 11:30 AM. The entry fee is $10; only homemade entries will be accepted. The cornhole tournament starts at 12:30 PM; $25 entry fee per team. For more information contact Megan Hosley at 802-783-8164 or Shannon Landon at 802-345-2867.

Immediate Job Opening at Pawlet Public Library: The Library is accepting applications for a new one-year grant funded position (16 hours per week), Library Community Connector. The Community Connector will take a leadership role in facilitating Town and community organizations in working together and sharing information and resources with each other and the community. The purpose of the position is to increase organizations’ effectiveness, to share resources, to inform the community about events and initiatives, and to attract more people to public service. This position is supervised by the library director, who evaluates activities according to the goals and objectives of the library’s Strategic Plan. For a full job description, click  CommunityConnectorJobDescription9.24.19. Please mail or e-mail a cover letter, resume and three employment references to Mary Lou Willits, Director, Pawlet Public Library, P.O. Box 98, Pawlet, VT 05761 or email to pawletpub@gmail.com.The start date for the position will be late November.

The Great Little Halloween Parade, Pawlet Public Library, Saturday, October 26, 10 AM – 12 PM: Calling all ghosts, goblins, fairies and book characters! It’s time for the library’s annual Halloween Parade featuring parents and children birth through grade 6. The public is invited to join the parade with their own “little” entries–think wagons, ponies, lawn tractors. Arrive early  at the library for pictures and get ready to parade up School Street and back. Children will stop for treats along the way. Parade goers and participants are invited inside the library for apple cider and pumpkin bread afterwards. Free. For a schedule of more public programs through December for adults and children at the Pawlet Public Library, visit www.pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com, or stop by the library for a printed brochure. The library is located at 141 School Street, Pawlet, VT.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, November 2, 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. This will be the last dinner until April. Have a good winter, everyone!

Warning, Town of Pawlet Development Review Board Meeting, Thursday, November 7, 2019, Site Visit to 206 Maple Grove Rd., Pawlet – 4:30 PM; Return to the Pawlet Town Office at 5:15 PM
Purpose: To consider an Appeal by Cameron Perham regarding Permit 2014-19 for a storage barn and the setback of the building to a property line.
S/ Interim Zoning Administrator, Jonas Rosenthal

Warning, Town of Pawlet Development Review Board Meeting, Thursday, November 7, 2019, Pawlet Town Office, 6:00 PM
Purpose: Two Lot Subdivision application. Sections of the Unified Bylaws affected: Article VI. Subdivision Standards (2).  Property location: 7720 VT Route 30, Pawlet. Zoning District: Agricultural and Rural Residential. Property owner: William and David Young. Applicant: David Young.
S/ Interim Zoning Administrator, Jonas Rosenthal

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, November 10, 7:30 – 11 AM: The fire department hosts its monthly pancake breakfast at the Fire House, 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet.  The menu includes regular, chocolate chip, blueberry, and cranberry pancakes with local maple syrup, waffles, WPVFD world-famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and are served with coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $8 for seniors 65 years of age and up, $10 for 12 to 65 years of age, and $5 for 5-11 years of age. Children under the age of 5 years of age eat for free. The West Pawlet firehouse is handicap accessible and all are welcome. The department extends a sincere thank you to the many patrons of our pancake breakfasts which are held monthly September through April.  Breakfast profits are dedicated to the department’s equipment and training needs.  New members are always welcome.

Keeping What Matters to Us About Pawlet: The Pawlet Planning Commission invites Pawlet community members to participate in our Town Values Mapping project, with assistance from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Three open community input sessions are being conducted this fall. The first two meetings were held in October; the final meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 14, 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at the Pawlet Town Hall Auditorium. The goal is to identify and document what aspects of Pawlet are most important to community members, so that the Town and State can help Pawlet maintain its special features. Don’t miss out; come to this final meeting and help plan for the future of Pawlet. The results will be compiled and passed on to the Pawlet Planning Commission, as it prepares the latest update of the Town Plan. The future of the Town is your future, so get involved now and let us know what in Pawlet is of value to you.

Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Meeting, Thursday, November 14, 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 http://pawletthistoricalsociety.org or see our Facebook page.

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Game Supper, Saturday, November 16, 5 PM: Join us for an exciting menu of local wild game, plus chicken, sides, and lots and lots of homemade pies. It’s a unique slice of our community, and a great chance to visit with neighbors. And all proceeds benefit your volunteer fire department! It’s first come, first served, so arrive early to ensure a seat. Please dress for the weather as there is usually a wait. BYOB. No reservations accepted, cash only please. Hope to see you there!

Pawlet Library Community Potluck and Newcomer Panel, Sunday, November 17, 5 – 7 PM: Three couples share the reasons they recently moved to the area to become full-time residents. Find out what attracted them to this rural community, how they hope to contribute, and what challenges they discovered. Bring a dish to share and your own place settings. The library will provide tables and chairs, and, more importantly, an opportunity to meet your neighbors, old and new. 

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every fourth Friday of each month (third Friday in December), 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.

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