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Human services funding proposals due Nov. 9

BRATTLEBORO — The Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for fiscal year 2022 human services funding.

The application, as well as instructions and guidelines, are posted on the town website (

The deadline to submit applications to the town manager’s office via email is Monday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.

Applicants are encouraged to attend an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. The meeting platform will be posted on the town website.

For more information regarding the application process, contact Jan Anderson in the town manager’s office at 802-251-8100.

Evening Star Grange serves take-out turkey dinner

DUMMERSTON — Evening Star Grange in Dummerston Center will hold its final take-out-only public supper of the year on Saturday, Oct. 17.

On the menu: turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, mashed winter squash, and corn pudding, with pumpkin upside-down pie for dessert.

Meals, at $10 and by reservation only, will be available for pickup between 4:30 and 6 p.m. To reserve a meal, call the Grange at 802-254-1138 and leave your name, telephone number, and the number of meals you want. The Grange will confirm the reservation by phone only if specifically requested.

Reservations will be accepted until the dinner is sold out. Organizers of the meal request that they be made by Friday, Oct. 16, to ensure that sufficient food will be available.

Role of deer hunting in conservation policy to be discussed

LONDONDERRY — Are you interested in learning more about deer hunting and its relation to conservation in Vermont? The Conservation Commission invites you to join the conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., when Game Warden Kyle Isherwood of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department presents “The Role of the Hunter in Conservation.”

Isherwood will discuss how both hunting and not hunting relates to conservation in a variety of ways, including population management and land acquisitions.

He will also explain his role as game warden and the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, which provides federal funding for states and territories to support wildlife restoration, conservation, and hunter education and safety programs.

Participants will be able to ask questions and learn about Vermont’s deer herd, the new deer regulations, and more.

Get the Zoom login information at the Conservation Commission’s Events page at, including complete instructions for joining by computer or telephone.

Online, in-person mentors needed for children

BRATTLEBORO — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont is recruiting adult volunteers of all ages.

A growing list of children throughout Windham County are looking forward to connecting with a mentor. Matches can meet in person with social distancing measures in place, or online, through a new virtual mentoring program.

Volunteers commit to one year of service. They meet with a child once a week, in person or by videoconference, email, texting, phone calls, and/or postal mail.

The remote mentorships may change to in-person relationships later, depending on the needs and preferences of participants.

Volunteers provide friendship and positive guidance, share their interests and hobbies, and inspire a young person to broaden their sense of what’s possible. Participating children range from age 6 to 17.

Volunteer applications and interviews are also available online now. Learn more at, or contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont at 802-689-0092 or

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Originally published in The Commons issue #583 (Wednesday, October 14, 2020). This story appeared on page A3.

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