Around the Towns

VFW seeks baby supplies for families of deployed soldiers

BRATTLEBORO - VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Rd., is a dropoff point for Operation Homefront's Star Spangled Babies Shower.

Operation Homefront is a nonprofit that assists low-income military families. The Vermont National Guard is facing its biggest deployment in 15 years, where service members are leaving their families behind for a year or longer. Many of these family members are new mothers, and some are first-time mothers.

Organizers of the effort seek diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, towels and washcloths, pacifiers, socks, diaper cream, toys, diaper bags, bath toys, bibs, spoons, and teethers. These items will be delivered to local families that need assistance.

All are invited to leave items in the large box inside the VFW by Sunday, May 30. Call 802-257-0438 for more information.

Brattleboro seeks volunteers for committees

BRATTLEBORO - The town is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:

Agricultural Advisory Board (regular and ex-officio members); ADA Advisory Board; Arts Committee; Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Board of Commissioners; Cemetery Committee; Citizen Police Communications Committee; Conservation Commission; Design Review Committee (member and alternate); Development Review Board (member and alternate); Energy Committee; Fence Viewers (by statute; must be legal voters of the town); Hazard Mitigation Committee; Honor Roll; Inspector, Lumber, Shingles and Wood; Planning Commission; Recreation and Parks Board; Rescue, Inc. trustee, Senior Solutions Advisory Council; Traffic Safety Committee (a citizen representative and a school representative); Tree Advisory Committee; and Weigher of Coal.

Applications and more information about various committees and boards can be found at or by calling the town manager's office (802-251-8151).

If you are a resident and interested in serving on a committee or board, submit your application online, or send the application by email to the town manager's office - [email protected] and [email protected] - or mail or deliver the application to Brattleboro Town Manager's Office, Attn: Committee Vacancy, 230 Main St., Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

The Selectboard will make appointments at its meetings on Tuesday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 15, and at subsequent meetings, if necessary.

Whitingham library hosts annual plant and seed swap

JACKSONVILLE - On Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Whitingham Free Public Library, in the Municipal Center on Route 100, will host its annual Plant and Seed Swap in memory of a beloved volunteer, patron, and friend, Edie Fenton.

Fenton enjoyed helping people at the plant swap with her gardening advice and stories. Her primroses were a favorite, as were many other plants from her gardens.

Donations may be dropped off on the day of the swap. or on Wednesday, June 2, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Thursday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 802-368-7506.

West River Radio Club offers license testing

TOWNSHEND - The West River Radio Club will offer a Federal Communications Commission licensing and American Radio Relay League certification testing session for all levels, as well as upgrades for current license holders, on Saturday, June 26, at 12:30 p.m., at the home of Andy Higgins, 2099 Simpson Brook Rd. Signs along the road will direct test takers to the site.

Bring two forms of identification (one photograph), any prior radio license, a pencil, a calculator (not on your phone), and $15 cash or check.

Social distancing will be practiced, and test takers are asked to bring a mask.

All are invited to stay and participate in the 2021 Field Day events. Come work the radios and learn about antennas, contests, and the local radio club.

To register, contact Mary Peterson at [email protected] or 802-258-3921.

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