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Air Force officer promoted

AUGUSTA, Maine — Lt. Col. Jeffrey R. Roosevelt, son of Constance Roosevelt of Bennington and the late Richard Roosevelt of Manchester, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Maine Air National Guard on Oct. 1.

Roosevelt serves as the Maine Air National Guard public affairs officer.

Roosevelt's military service began in 1992 when he enlisted in the Army Reserve.

After graduating from Burr and Burton Seminary in 1993, he became an Army military intelligence analyst until completing officer candidate school 1997. He then served in the Vermont Army National Guard as a military intelligence officer and public affairs officer until 2008.

Roosevelt deployed to Afghanistan for one year as an embedded trainer with the Afghan National Army, returning in 2004. In 2009 Roosevelt joined the Maine Air National Guard as its plans and program officer.

Roosevelt resides in Sunapee, New Hampshire, with his wife, Hilary, and their twin 12-year-old sons. He is the director of public relations and marketing for Kendal at Hanover.

GNAT-TV hosts Video

Announcement Day

People are invited to create a free one-minute video announcement or to bring high-resolution photos to record a voice-over at the GNAT-TV studio.

The program is open to individuals, nonprofits, town governments and community groups promoting non-commercial community-wide events, activities and information. Videos will air on GNAT-TV's channels that reach nearly 7,000 homes in the Northshire and Mountain towns. Videos are also available on GNAT-TV's website for viewing and sharing on social media platforms and websites.

Video Announcement Day will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other dates may be scheduled by visiting: www.gnat-tv.org or calling Mark at 802-362-7070.

Pawlet residents invited to

mapping project

PAWLET — The Pawlet Planning Commission invites the community to assist in the Town Values Mapping project. Assisted by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, the second open community input session will take place at: Mettawee Community School on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. Continuing with the process of preparing the latest update of the town plan, the Pawlet Planning Commission is hosting this mapping session to allow community members the opportunity to voice their ideas. A final summary session is to be held in November.

Halloween candy donations sought

MANCHESTER — Community members are asked to make a donation of Halloween candy, to help out the residents of Carlen Street, Green Mountain Road and the Meadows who are visited by hundreds of trick-or-treaters each year.

A drop-off box is at Kilburn's Convenience Store through October 28.

The Collaborative welcomes

wo new AmeriCorps members 

LONDONDERRY — The Collaborative welcomes two new AmeriCorps members to the team.

Lucy Bolognese is an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America through the Vermont Youth Tomorrow program and Devon Collins is a state AmeriCorps member through the Vermont Youth Development Corps program.

Adopted from China as an infant, Lucy lives in Weston. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College in May of 2018 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

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Devon is from Garner, North Carolina. She attended Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy for high school and has worked with children since the age of 14 by babysitting, coaching swimming and working at the YMCA as a counselor.

The Collaborative's mission is to promote healthy communities and families through substance misuse prevention in young children and teens.

To learn more, visit www.thecollaborative.us, email info@thecollaborative.us, or call 802-824-4200.

Dance lessons

for all levels, ages

MANCHESTER — Tap and jazz dance, adult ballet, modern and ballroom dance are being offered on Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 6 at the R.K. Miles Studio at The Ballet Center at Manchester. The Ballet Center has been offering impeccable ballet technique for over 25 years, including annual productions of The Nutcracker ballet. Now, the center will be expanding into new techniques and for all levels and ages.

Classes are being taught by Britannia Tatko, who is the assistant director of Ballet Center at Manchester.

Beginning level tap and jazz classes are offered for boys and girls. Scholarships (full or partial) may be available for qualified candidates through the Ballet Manchester's non-profit scholarship fund. Adults and mature teens have the option of ballet and modern dance classes. Courses are focused on correct technique in an accepting atmosphere.

For more information, call 802 379-0759.

Komen snowshoe

registration available

MANCHESTER — Online registration is now open for Susan G. Komen New England's Snowshoe Vermont, 3K or 5K distance, with discounted early bird registration fees available through Thanksgiving, Nov. 28: $30 for adults/survivors and $15 for youth 12 and under. Registration rates will go up $5 per category on Nov. 29 and these standard rates will be good through January 25.

Snowshoe Vermont will be held on Jan. 26 at a new venue, Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, in Grafton. The Outdoor Center will open for registration and pre-snowshoe walk activities at 9 a.m., and the snowshoe walks will get underway at 10.

A survivor group photo and Fundraising recognition will take place prior to the start of the snowshoe walk. A tea cup raffle will be open between 9-11:30 a.m., with winners being drawn after all snowshoers are back.

Snowshoe Vermont is a family friendly event with fun for everyone, and snowshoe demos will be available event day on a first come, first serve basis from Dion Snowshoes.

For more information, visit www.KomenNewEngland.org/Snowshoe/Vermont.

GNAT's weekly program highlights

Press Pass 09.26.19 - Greg Sukiennik & Evan Lawrence join us to discuss regional headlines. Channel 15 & 8, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Dorset Town Plan Public Hearing - Dorset Town Plan Public Hearing held on October 1. Channel 17 & 10, Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Mono - "The Woman at the Laundromat Crying Mercy", B.H. Fairchild. Channel 15 & 8, Thursday and Sunday, 11 p.m.

Neighbor to Neighbor Pie Auction - Join Martha and Hoss as they prepare an apple pie.

Channel 15 & 8, Monday, 7 p.m.

The News Project, nightly at 7 p.m , Channel 15 & 8.

All content is also available on gnat.tv.


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