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Town seeks citizens to serve on boards

BRATTLEBORO - The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards: ADA Committee; Arts Committee; Brattleboro Housing Partnerships; Cemetery Committee; Citizen Police Communications Committee; Conservation Commission; Design Review Committee; Design Review Board (Alternate); Development Review Board; Development Review Board (Alternate); Energy Committee; Fence Viewers; Honor Roll; Inspector of Lumber, Shingles & Wood; Planning Commission; Senior Solutions; and Weigher of Coal.

Applications and more information can be found at or by calling the Town Manager's office at 802-251-8151. Brattleboro residents interested in serving on a Brattleboro committee or board may submit an application to the Town Manager's office at [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.

Conservation events in Putney

PUTNEY - The Putney Conservation Commission will host a pair of events that focus on watershed conservation.

On Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Putney Public Library, Cory Ross, district manager of the Windham County Natural Resources Conservation District and Margo Ghia, natural resources planner at the Windham Regional Commission, will give a talk on streamside stewardship and how the land along brooks and small streams can help protect biodiversity.

On Saturday, May 25, Ross, who is also an expert birder, will lead an early-morning streamside birding walk along Sacketts Brook through the Forest for Learning and along Sand Hill Road. One small wet area will be crossed.

The group will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the rear of the Putney Central School parking lot for the walk

For more information about both events, contact Ann Kerrey at 802-387-5685.

Brookline holds Town-wide Yard Sale

BROOKLINE - Residents will join together on Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for Brookline's first-ever Town-Wide Yard Sale.

This event gives sellers the opportunity to do some spring cleaning and yard sale enthusiasts the chance to find some treasures. There will be more than a dozen participants at their homes, garages, driveways, and yards around the town, selling antiques, collectibles, household items, tools, toys, clothing, and more. For more information, contact Alyssa Schmidt at 802-258-1108 or [email protected].

Guilford Church homemade pie sale set for May 25

GUILFORD - A spring tradition, the Memorial Day Weekend Pie Sale of the Guilford Community Church will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 9 to noon at the corner of Route 5 and Guilford Center Road.

Homemade apple, strawberry-rhubarb, pecan, pumpkin, and berry pies will be for sale for $25. All proceeds benefit the church, which actively supports over 15 local programs that serve the community including Hospice and Meals on Wheels.

Kindle Farm School plans annual plant sale

TOWNSHEND - The Kindle Farm Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm on Route 30.

They will have beautiful and unique plants, with about about 30 heirloom tomato plants to select from, along with annual flowers, herbs, and a few perennials. Come early for the best selection.

They use soil blocks, so buyers should bring a box to take plants home. Sales are cash or check only. For more information, contact farm manager Toni Kessler at [email protected] or call the school office at 802-365-7909.

Memorial Day program in Vernon on May 27

VERNON - The town will honor all the family, friends, and neighbors who served, sacrificed, or died protecting our country on Monday, May 27, at 2 p.m. at the Vernon War Memorial on Burrows Road.

There will be music and song, a keynote speaker, a roll call, and Color Guard. Observers are invited to bring lawn chairs and stay for light refreshments and fellowship after the program. Donations of any amount receive a poppy to remember veterans.

Host families needed for exchange students

BRATTLEBORO - PAX (Program for Academic Exchange) is seeking host families for international high school exchange students for the 2024–25 school year.

"Host families come in all shapes and sizes," said local coordinator Laura Howe in a news release. "Your family composition can have varied aged children (teenaged not a necessity) or no children. You can be a single parent or empty nester(s). PAX exchange students have been vigorously vetted in their home countries. They have each passed an English proficiency exam, demonstrated maturity, motivation, and academic capability."

Howe said PAX can match hosts with a student "who has similar interests as your family, such as sports, music, theater, cooking, or spending time outdoors. You will be introducing your family and our community to another culture while expanding everyone's worldview."

Hosting an exchange student, Howe said, "is a way to promote global understanding and friendship; cultivate lifelong cross cultural relationships; and ultimately help to improve international diplomacy." Those interested may contact Howe at [email protected], or visit to learn more.

Meals on Wheels Putney seeks volunteers

PUTNEY - Meals on Wheels needs drivers to deliver meals in Putney once a month - less frequently if they get more volunteers. If interested, contact director Kate Kelly at [email protected].

This Town and Village item was submitted to The Commons.

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