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Breakfast served at Williamsville Hall on July 13

WILLIAMSVILLE - Breakfast at the Williamsville Hall, 35 Dover Rd., will be served on Thursday, July 13, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. This monthly breakfast is complimentary and donations for the Hall are appreciated. The meal is open to everyone.

Homemade pastries, tea, coffee, and orange juice will be served. If the weather is suitable, seating will be outside; otherwise, seating will be inside. The Hall is ADA compliant. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Rec. Dept. hosts TGIF Morning Matinees

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is again offering its TGIF Morning Matinees. All TGIF shows are free to the public as well as daycares. Shows begin at 10 a.m. on Fridays, and will be held at the Living Memorial Park Rotary Outdoor Theater. In the event of rain, all shows will be moved indoors to the Withington Skating Facility.

Shows include The Puppet People and Puppet Potpourri on July 14, Kevin O'Keefe and his Circus Minimus on July 21, juggling with Jason Tardy on July 28, Chris Poulos and his BMX Bike Show (indoors at Withington Rink) on Aug. 4, and Magic By George on Aug. 11.

If there are special needs required for this program, let the Rec. Dept. know at least five days in advance. For more information, call their Gibson-Aiken Center office at 802-254-5808.

Guilford Cares to begin a seniors support group

GUILFORD - Guilford seniors (65 and older) are invited to attend a new support group which will meet on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd., from 1 to 2 p.m.

The group will gather regularly to talk about the challenges of aging in place. Deb Albright, retired nurse and professional facilitator, will help the group follow some simple guidelines, but participants will determine what comes up for discussion. A range of topics, including health and fitness, loneliness, communication with family, and change, will be discussed. Fellow seniors will have insights and helpful ideas to share.

For more information or to request a ride, contact Guilford Cares at 802-579-1350 or [email protected].

Monthly produce distribution in Putney

PUTNEY - The Vermont Foodbank and the Putney Foodshelf co-sponsor a monthly food drop of free produce and some nonperishables on the fourth Thursday of every month from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. on Alice Holway Drive (in front of Putney Meadows, the white building across from the Putney Coop and Putney Fire Station).

All are welcome. This is a drive-up service. Bags provided. The next monthly food drop is Thursday, July 27.

Farm to Family Coupon program starts summer season

WATERBURY - More Vermonters now have access to fresh, local produce across the state through the “Farm to Family Coupon” program. Approximately $164,000 in coupons are now available to help eligible Vermonters buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' markets and farm stands. Coupons are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, and may be used at any of the 60 markets and farm stands enrolled in the program this summer.

Vermont households with incomes at or below 185% of the federal poverty level and households participating in the Vermont Department of Health's WIC Program (Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) are eligible for the program. People can apply through their local WIC office or local community action agency. Dial 2-1-1 for local agency contact information.

Current income limits are $2,248 a month for a single person, $3,041 for a couple, $3,833 for a family of three, $4,625 for a family of four, and $5,418 for a family of five. To learn more, go to

Where's Waldo? In Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS - Waldo, the iconic children's book character in the red-and-white-striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting 25 local businesses throughout the Bellows Falls and Westminster area, starting this week.

“Find Waldo Local” is a free, family-friendly summer activity supporting local businesses, including Jim's Arcade, Athens Pizza, M&T Bank, Pizza Palace, Busy Bees, and Allen Brothers Farmstead. This year's event is co-sponsored by Village Square Booksellers and the Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance (BFDDA) Promotions Committee.

Participating businesses will place a small cardboard cutout of the iconic character somewhere within their establishments.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Bellows Falls VT!” stamp card at the bookstore, which contains the names of all the participating sites. With each Waldo they spot, they can get their card stamped or signed by a staff person in the participating shop. Waldo has also misplaced his glasses at Village Square Booksellers, so eagle-eyed hunters can find those as well.

When participants have collected at least 10 signatures, they can claim a Waldo temporary tattoo and a coupon for $1 off a Where's Waldo book from Village Square Books (limited to the first 125 Waldo-Spotters) back at the bookstore. Collecting store stamps or signatures at 20 or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and paraphernalia. The drawing takes place during Rockingham Old Home Days Weekend on Saturday, August 5, at 10 a.m.

There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Bellows Falls, contact Village Square Booksellers at 802-463-9404 or [email protected].

WHPA invites public comments on conservation management plan

The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association (WHPA) is inviting public comment on its latest Conservation Management Plan, which is available at

The WHPA Reserve encompasses five blocks of land, totaling about 2,725 acres and 25.7 miles of trails in the towns of Westminster, Rockingham, Grafton, Athens, Brookline, and Townshend. Comments on the plan are welcome through July 31 at [email protected].

WHPA is a nonprofit founded in 1992 whose mission is to conserve and make accessible the lands along the Windmill Hill Ridge and nearby areas.

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