Around the Towns

Windham Southeast offers free meals this summer

BRATTLEBORO - The Windham Southeast School District will again offer free meals this summer for anyone 18 years and younger, from June 21 to Aug. 20.

Pick up breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday at Dummerston Town Office (10:30 to 11 a.m.), Guilford Public Library (9:30 to 10 a.m.), Putney Public Library (10:30 to 11:15 a.m.), Vernon Fire Department (10:45 to 11:15 a.m.), and the Vernon Recreation Department (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

In Brattleboro, the Fresh Picks van will deliver meals each weekday to Moore Court, Ledgewood Heights, Brooks Memorial Library, Central Fire Station, West Brattleboro Fire Station, Westgate, Black Mountain Park, Green Street School, Mountain Home Park, Motel 6, Oak Grove School, Landmark Hill, and the intersection of Valgar and South Main streets.

For the Brattleboro sites, visit For other towns, visit to sign up for meals at your preferred site.

Got questions about either program? Contact Brattleboro Town Food Service Director Ali West at [email protected] for assistance.

Grange hosts chicken pie supper

DUMMERSTON - The Evening Star Grange is holding a chicken pie supper (takeout only) on Saturday, June 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall in Dummerston Center.

The menu features old-fashioned chicken pie with homemade biscuits, mashed potatoes, corn pudding casserole, and scalloped onions, with carrot cake for dessert.

All tickets are $10.

To reserve a ticket, call 802-254-1138 before 5 p.m. on Friday, June 11.

Museum opens for summer season

VERNON - The Vernon Historical Museum will be open on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., June 13 through Sept. 19 and also by appointment. The museum will be closed July 4.

The main building is a schoolhouse built in 1848 from locally made bricks. Its rooms recreate the original one-room school and a farm kitchen, and the museum also offers a display of period tools, genealogy information, and a wealth of local artifacts and history.

The annex houses horse-drawn carriages, farm-related equipment, tools, a portion of the former North Vernon post office, an anchor found in the Connecticut River, and other items.

The museum, maintained by Vernon Historians, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is located at 4201 Fort Bridgman Rd. (Route 142). Admission is free, and masks are required.

For more information, email [email protected].

Local energy committees team up to offer insulated window inserts

WARDSBORO - The Wardsboro, Windham, and Londonderry energy committees are teaming up with WindowDressers, a nonprofit organization, to create custom-built, low-cost insulating window inserts for home windows.

Everyone who orders inserts also participates in building them. Volunteers will begin measuring windows this summer, and the inserts will be assembled at a community build this fall.

The inserts are built with pine frames and wrapped with a durable plastic film to create clear views through an insulating air space. Foam weather stripping around the outer edges stops drafts and aids the insert's tight, custom fit. The inserts are installed from the inside of windows and held in place by friction.

Depending on the efficiency of your windows and home, one could see fuel savings of up to 20 percent with inserts in place, according to a news release from the committees.

Pricing is based on size and finish (natural pine or white). A medium-sized 30 in. {x} 52 in. insert in pine costs $39 plus tax and in white costs $50 plus tax.

WindowDressers will offers low-income households up to 10 pine inserts at no charge.

The number of homes will be limited to approximately 30. Interested households should email [email protected] or call 802-896-9907 to sign up.

'Diaper Bank' opens in Putney

PUTNEY - Putney Community Cares and the Putney Foodshelf are collaborating to start a Diaper Bank for the community.

The Diaper Bank will be stocked with various sizes of diapers, including swim diapers, wipes, and adult diapers.

Also, pop-up Diaper Bank events will take place at the Putney Foodshelf at the Putney Community Center, with organizers setting a goal of three events monthly (likely on the fourth Saturday of each month).

If you are interested in volunteering, if you have some diapers to donate, or to make an appointment, email Putney Community Cares at [email protected] or call 802-387-5593.

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