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Emergency Medical Responder Course

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is proud to offer an Emergency Medical Responder Course in the Fall of 2019.

EMR's are often the first medical professionals to arrive on the scene of a medical emergency and their competence is a key link in the chain of patient care. The course is approximately sixty hours of classroom training and will be limited to twenty students. It is open to students who are sixteen years of age on or after Dec. 1. It will cover basic patient care including the topics of Airway, Assessment, CPR, Medical Emergencies, Cardiac Emergencies, Trauma, Special Populations and EMS Operations.

The course is an excellent introduction to Emergency Medical Services for those who want to learn what to do in the case of a medical emergency and who would like to volunteer as licensed professionals. It will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 - 9 p.m. and will run from Sept. 25 through Dec. 19 with State testing to follow. Students should plan on about three hours of preparation time for each class night. The fee for the course is $350.00, which will be reimbursed by LVRS for students who become licensed and who join LVRS as a full members in good standing.

For further information and a course application go to our website www.londonderryrescuevt.org

BBA holds fall

college night

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy will hold its Fall College Night at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Riley Center for members of the classes of 2020 and 2021. The program will begin with a keynote address by Sam Prouty of Middlebury College. Prouty will give insight into admissions and how to make the most of the college application process. At 7:30 p.m., BBA's counselors will meet with parents in breakout sessions to provide detailed and grade-specific information about the college process.

Ballet Center announces new season, dance teacher

MANCHESTER — The Ballet Center at Manchester will begin its 27th season on Monday, Sept. 2. Classes in classical ballet, jazz and tap to children, teens and adults are offered at the rk Miles Studio. It is the training ground for young dancers who are encouraged to strive for technical and artistic excellence and to showcase their talents in seasonal performances under the direction of Marilyn Cavallari.

New assistant director Brittany Tatko will be teaching the jazz and tap on Wednesdays to 6-year-olds to teens. She will also be teaching modern dance and ballroom to adults starting Sept. 3. Tatko was one of Miss Marilyn's students many years ago. Then studied at the Boston Ballet School and went on to receive her degree at Fordham University. She then refined her ballroom style at Arthur Murray and received her teacher training certificate from Stepping Out Studios, New York. This year's "Nutcracker" auditions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 21. Please call for specific times. To register for all classes, call 802-379-0759.


grant to be subject

of discussion

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Area Renewal Project is hosting an information meeting to discuss the $300,000 NeighborWorks of Western Vermont grant awarded to increase housing opportunities in Arlington.

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The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Arlington American Legion Post 69. Ludy Biddle, Executive Director of NeighborWorks, will be the featured speaker. She will discuss this pilot project designed to assist first-time homebuyers find and renovate affordable, safe housing in Arlington.

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is a nonprofit organization with the mission of strengthening the development of a regional economy by promoting safe, efficient and stable housing, and community projects through education, technical assistance, and financial services. Those interested in participating in the grant program as well as members of the community are invited to attend to learn more about this important initiative. For more information about this event, please contact Laurie Glover by email at communicationdirector@arlington-vermont.com.

Singers invited to participate in chorale winter concert

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Experienced choral singers are being sought by the Battenkill Chorale for their winter concert with a program that will feature Handel's "Coronation Anthems" and Mozart's "Coronation Mass."

Rehearsals begin on September 19 and take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., at Hubbard Hall. The concert will be performed on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m., in the Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs. The Battenkill Chorale is an unauditioned chorus with singers from six counties in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. It was founded 25 years ago by artistic director, Janet McGhee and is recognized as one of the premier amateur choruses in the Capitol Region. McGhee retired last year and her legacy continues with the chorale's new artistic director, Noah Palmer.

Palmer, a conductor and pianist, is one of the Capital Region's most in-demand collaborators. He is assistant director and accompanist for Albany Pro Musica and as-sistant conductor of the Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra in Kinder-hook. In 2019, he founded the Palmer Quartet, a piano quar-tet based in New York's Hudson Valley. In April, he debuted with the Battenkill Chorale as their guest conductor.

There is a $35 membership fee per concert program, plus the cost of music. To pre-register, call 518-677-3544 or email battenkillchorale402@gmail.com. Information: battenkillchorale.org.

Local attorney included in 2020 'Best Lawyers' publication

MANCHESTER CENTER — Attorney Bradley D. Myerson of Manchester Center has been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" for his work in criminal defense. This is the 14th year he has been listed with the publication. Listings with "The Best Lawyers In America" is by selection only.

"Best Lawyers" is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession with inclusion based upon confidential lawyer evaluation by professional peers. For over a quarter of a century, "Best Lawyers" has been regarded both by the legal profession and the public, as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. Myerson has been in practice since 1982, concentrating on criminal defense, DUI/DWI defense, personal injury and civil litigation. His offices are at 5261 Main St.

Dorset Players seek lighting person for productions

DORSET — The Dorset Players are looking for someone with stage lighting experience who can light our season's shows and other venues that will be added. Work includes designing, hanging, focusing, gels and programming the productions.

A rep plot is in place at the start of the season. Volunteers are available to run the shows. Introduction to the existing lighting system and additional help is available. If interested, or for questions, call 802-867-5570 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Concert to benefit Community

Arts Council

JAMAICA — On Saturday, Sept. 14, the historic Jamaica Town Hall will once again be filled with live music. The evening's performers will be Andy Avery and the "A" Team with their blend of bluegrass, folk, rock and originals. Avery is a seasoned entertainer who has played regularly in Manchester and the mountains. The other musicians for the trio are Fred Lantz on stand-up bass, vocals and banjo and Frank Orsini on fiddle, vocals and mandolin. The group has been playing together for 16 years. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m.. A $10 donation is suggested at the door. All proceeds go to the Jamaica Community Arts Council a Vermont non-profit. For more info on this and other events go to www.JamaicaCommunityArts.org


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