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Senior lunch served in Dummerston

DUMMERSTON - Evening Star Grange and Senior Solutions will present their next Dummerston Senior Lunch on Wednesday, Feb. 21, with take-out available from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. and an in-house meal served at noon. The menu for this luncheon will be meatloaf and a vegetarian, plant-based meatloaf option, mashed potatoes with gravy, and corn casserole, and mixed fruit cobbler for dessert.

Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling the Grange at 802-254-1136 and leaving name, phone number, number of meals wanted, veggie or meat option, and whether the meals are for eating in or taking out. A donation of $3 for those 60 and older and $4 for the younger folks is suggested.

Breakfast and a movie at Williamsville Hall

WILLIAMSVILLE - On Thursday, Feb. 22, from 8 to 10:30 a.m., stop in for Williamsville Hall's monthly breakfast. The homemade pancakes, pastries, tea, coffee, and orange juice are complimentary (donations for the Hall are appreciated) and open to everyone.

The Hall's Friday Night Movie is To Be or Not to Be on Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. This 1983 film, a remake of the 1942 version, was directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel Brooks. It features Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Tim Matheson, Charles Durning, Christopher Lloyd, and José Ferrer in a funny and far-out spoof of World War II.

Brooks plays the head of a small theater ensemble in Warsaw, which attempts to stop the Nazi High Command from getting a list of the Polish underground.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is by donation and will raise funds for Williamsville Hall. The film is rated PG and the running time is 107 minutes. The Hall, which is ADA compliant, is located at 35 Dover Rd. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

WSESD candidate forum Monday

BRATTLEBORO- A forum for candidates for the Windham Southeast School District Board will take place Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Brattleboro Area Middle School Multi-Purpose Room, 109 Sunny Acres Rd.

The public can participate in the forum - moderated by Cindy Jerome, Dummerston town moderator, and with participation of the Brattleboro Reformer and The Commons - in person or via Zoom.

'Breakfast for Dinner' served at Newfane Church

NEWFANE - Newfane Congregational Church, 11 Church St., hosts a "Breakfast for Dinner" fundraising meal on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee cake, muffins, coffee, tea, and juice. The cost is $10 per person and $5 for children under 12. Doors will be open at 5:15 p.m. for seating inside. Take out meals may be ordered by calling the church at 802-365-4079 by noon on Thursday, Feb. 22, and let them know how many meals will be picked up.

Guilford hosts pre-town meeting and candidate night on Feb. 27

GUILFORD - Broad Brook Grange, in collaboration with the Guilford Selectboard, will hold the annual Pre-Town Meeting on Tuesday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be livestreamed on BCTV, but those interested in participating should attend at Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd.

Town Moderator Rick Zamore will facilitate the Feb. 27 session. Town Meeting itself will convene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Guilford Central School. Australian ballot will again be used to elect town officers, with polls open at the school 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

At the Pre-Town Meeting, the Selectboard will present and discuss the articles to be voted at Town Meeting, and will answer questions and receive comments from townspeople present. In addition, candidates for town offices, and Guilford's open seat on the WSESD Board, are urged to attend to introduce themselves to the voters. This is the only time before the vote for the public to meet and hear the candidates together.

Those interested in declaring as a write-in candidate should take this sole opportunity to appear before a group of voters. Refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held upstairs, now accessible by elevator.

Sunrise Rotary launches annual dinner raffle

BRATTLEBORO - The Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club is selling tickets for their annual Dinner Raffle to raise funds for Project Feed the Thousands and other projects.

There are multiple chances to win one of four prize packages, including the first prize of four $100 gift certificates each to the following Brattleboro area restaurants: Peter Havens, Echo, The Marina, and A Vermont Table, plus a Latchis movie and stay package worth $200.

Second place prize is a $100 certificate each to the Marina, Vegan AF, and Bar 580, plus $50 each to TJ Buckley's and Martucci's and $20 to the Saxtons River Distillery. Additional third and fourth place prizes include certificates to Vermont Shepherd, Ramunto's, Terrazza, Vermont Country Deli, Whetstone, Ninety-Nine, Latchis Pub, Fat Crow, and Saxtons River Distillery.

Tickets are five for $20 and may be purchased from any Brattleboro Sunrise Rotarian or by contacting 802-338-6286. Members of the public can also purchase tickets on Wednesday mornings from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at Ramunto's in Brattleboro during the Sunrise Rotary's weekly meeting. The raffle drawing will be held on Wednesday, March 13.

Tech Time Tuesdays at RFPL

BELLOWS FALLS - The Rockingham Free Public Library will host Tech Time Tuesday classes and drop-in sessions in the Youth Programming Room at 2 p.m. every Tuesday during the month of March. Sessions are first come, first served. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal devices; however, library laptops will be available for class use.

March 5 and 19 will feature Drop-In Tech Help. No registration is required; librarians will work with walk-ins for 5 to 15 minutes each to answer tech questions.

The March 12 session offers help with the Library Edition of March is Irish American Heritage month, a good time for those who have Irish ancestry to get started on their family tree using this library resource, say staff.

Tech Time turns into Tax Time on March 26, with a session covering online tax forms. The library can help find and print necessary forms. All forms are free.

For more information, email [email protected], call 802-463-4270, go to, or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St.

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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