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Rec. Dept. seeks input on town pool upgrades

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department invites the community to participate in an interactive session to share ideas about improvements to the pool and aquatics facilities at Living Memorial Park.

The session is on [email protected].

GunSenseVT to hold candlelight vigil on Nov. 2

BRATTLEBORO - A candlelight vigil will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m., at Pliny Park will support the people of Lewiston, Maine, and to draw attention to the issue of gun policy in the aftermath of the Oct. 22 attacks by a gunman who killed 18 people and injured 13 others.

The vigil will be one of several that are planned for the same day around the state.

As GunSense Vermont board member Laura Subin, whose daughter was in lockdown at Bates College in Lewiston last week, said in a news release, "The chilling proximity of the tragedy in Maine shatters any illusion of safety we might have previously felt here in Vermont. It is a harrowing reminder that no community is immune to this sort of heartache."

Leaders of the grassroots, nonpartisan organization say they are working to ensure that all Vermonters are free from gun violence and that the organization remains committed to "advocating for common sense gun laws that can save lives and reduce the risk of such tragedies, including advocating a full ban on semi-automatic assault weapons as a priority for the 2024 legislative session."

Local GunSense Vermont volunteers who are organizing the vigil encourage everyone to join in this show of support. "Bring a candle or just yourself," the organization writes. Candles will be available. For more information, email [email protected].

LGUHS Journey Away hosts community dinner fundraiser

TOWNSHEND - Join Leland & Gray's Journey Away students for a locally sourced community dinner fundraiser at the Townshend Town Hall on Route 30 on Friday, Nov. 3, at 6 p.m.

The menu will feature beef stew, portobello ratatouille for vegetarians, mashed Gilfeather turnips, Grafton mac and cheese, and kale and delicata squash salad, with apple crisp and ice cream for dessert.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Purchase at For more information, contact Jessa Harger at [email protected].

Sip & Draw in Dummerston on Nov. 10

WEST DUMMERSTON - On Friday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., is sponsoring a Sip & Draw Party. Participants will learn how to create a bold impressionist charcoal drawing.

Tickets are $30 per person and include all supplies and light snacks. Attendees are to bring their own wine or other beverages. Call or text 802-780-0052 by Wednesday, Nov. 8, to reserve a spot.

Townshend Town Hall hosts craft fair

TOWNSHEND - On Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, all are invited to the Townshend Town Hall on Route 30 for a holiday craft fair. Patrons can meet local crafters, grab a coffee, and get a head start on their holiday shopping.

Interested vendors should contact Carrie Potter Earle at [email protected] or 802-365-7190, ext 107. Vendor fees will go toward supporting activities programing at Valley Cares.

United Way of Windham County seeks volunteer drivers

BRATTLEBORO - The United Way of Windham County is seeking a few volunteers to help drive those without transportation to dental appointments made through their Charitable Dental Care program.

Mileage reimbursement will be provided. Interested drivers may contact Charitable Dental Care Coordinator Sarah Pugh at [email protected] or 802-232-4603 for more information.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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