Northshire Notes


Readers: Northshire Notes are community news briefs about non-profit events and announcements in our readership area. To submit for publication, send a news release with the day, date, time and location to We look forward to hearing from you. Books for sale at MCLMANCHESTER — Manchester Community Library (MCL) will be holding a Pop-Up Bookshop on Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the library on Cemetery Avenue. Come and stock up for summer reading at bargain prices. These are all newly donated books in a wide range of subjects. Adult hardcover are priced $2 each or 3 for $5 and softcover are $1 each or 3 for $2. Children's hardcovers are $1 and softcovers are 50 cents. After this event, ongoing book sale carts are at the library will feature fiction, mystery, history, biography, home and children. For more information, call 802-362-2607.Celebrate Midsommar in Landgrove on ThursdayLANDGROVE — The Nordic Harmoni Chorus is proud to sponsor a Swedish Midsommar Fest at the Inn View Center for the Arts at the Landgrove Inn at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21. Come help make the traditional flower wreaths, decorate the majst ng (maypole), and join in the parade (bring any national flags on a pole, if you can). There will be music, dancing around the majst ng and singing by Nordic Harmoni. You can enjoy an assortment of Scandinavian appetizers and The Landgrove Inn will provide a cash bar. A free-will offering will help defray our music expenses. For more information, contact Carl-Erik and Marijke Westberg (802-824-6578 or club is back for the summer at MCLMANCHESTER — Summer is almost here, and so is the Manchester Community Library's Kids' Summer Book Club. The group will meet at the Library beginning on Wednesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. and will continue on consecutive Wednesday mornings through August 15. Members will meet and discuss this year's Vermont Reads book, "Bread and Roses, Too" by renowned Vermont author Katherine Paterson. Copies of the book can be picked up at the library in advance of the first meeting. Book Club members will earn free raffle tickets good for prize baskets and packages on display in the library. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so call the library now at 802-362-2607 to sign up for this free book group, open to the public, and recommended for ages 9 and up. The MCL Kids' Summer Book Club is generously sponsored by Mother Myrick's Confectionery and the Northshire Bookstore.Pinsonault named to board of directors for national town clerk groupDORSET — Dorset Town Clerk Sandra Pinsonault has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.Pinsonault was elected to a three-year term during the organization's 72nd Annual Conference in Norfolk, Va.,, on May 23. Her region represents about 1,000 members in New England and New York. Pinsonault, Dorset's town clerk since 2005, served on the Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association board and was president in 2011-2013. In 2009, her peers voted her Vermont Town Clerk of the Year. She was president for the New England Association of City and Town Clerks in 2015. She obtained her Master Municipal Clerk designation, IIMC's highest certification, in 2013 and has attended more than 12 IIMC Annual Conferences. Most recently, she entered IIMC's Athenian Leadership Fellowship Society.Next Senior Lunch Bunch is June 27MANCHESTER — Roast beef, generously donated by Mulligan's of Manchester, will be the featured menu item at the next VFW-hosted Senior Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, June 27. In addition, there will be a repeat of the popular Salad Bar/Buffet. The VFW will supply salad greens and dressings, everyone who attends will bring one "add-on" (cherry tomatoes, black olives, chopped hard-boiled eggs, green pepper, celery, etc).Desserts by several of the volunteers who have been working with this "partnership" will top off the meal.After lunch, there will be a presentation by a representative from the Memory Clinic of Bennington to help Seniors know what is happening to their memory as they age and to let people know what the Memory Clinic is all about and what the Clinic might be able to do for an individual who comes to them for assistance.Donations, in any amount,will be accepted at the door. Monies collected will be used to cover some of the basic expenses and as a reserve for funding future lunches.Reservations are required by Monday, June 25, at noon. Any senior (60 and over) who would like to be included should call Marian Haines at 802-258-8240.Bromley Mountain going pink for Komen New EnglandMANCHESTER -- On Friday, June 22, 2018, Bromley Mountain Resort will host "Pink Friday," a benefit event for Komen New England. Show up wearing something pink and get a morning pass to the Mountain Adventure Park for $15. "Pink Friday has become one of our favorite days of the summer at Bromley! Not only does the community come out to enjoy a day at our attraction, but they come out to support Komen New England and women's health in general. We couldn't be happier to donate the monies raised, and support a wonderful organization." says Michael van Eyck, assistant general manager at Bromley.All of the proceeds will go towards the Vermont Race for the Cure, which will take place on Saturday, July 21. For additional information, visit: Redneck Warrior Challenge next Saturday ARLINGTON — The Arlington Lions Club will hold its first Redneck Warrior Challenge on Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Arlington Rec Park.Each obstacle of the Redneck Warrior Challenge has a theme based on the silliness of a "redneck" stereotype. For example, the "mud slinger" obstacle subjects goggles-wearing contestants to a barrage of mud as they climb through a series of tires. According to the organizers, no special skills or training are required to complete the course; in fact, they say, it is more fun for those who are unprepared.A bouncy house will be available to entertain the children. The Lions will also have a concession stand available throughout the day.Admission is free for onlookers; competitors will be charged a nominal fee. All participants will receive a free Redneck Warrior T-shirt. All proceeds will go to the Arlington Lions Club charities and service projects.For more information or to register, visit or the Arlington Lions Facebook page, writer a finalist in mystery writing competitionArlington resident Martha Folsom has received word that her manuscript, "One Bad Day After Another," is one of five finalists for the 2018 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mainstream Mystery/Suspense, Unpublished Division. The winner will be announced in July, at the Death by Chocolate Party held this year in Denver.Folsom formerly owned The Old Game Store and served for several years as the president of the Martha Canfield Library Board of Trustees. She writes under the name Max Folsom, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and the League of Vermont Writers League. She also contributes a regular column in the Sherlockian quarterly journal, Groans, Cries & Bleatings. Folsom describes her novel as a nod to the hard-boiled detective stories of the past. A sample of the book is at award is named for Daphne du Maurier, the author of "Rebecca," a suspense novel with romantic and gothic overtones and a precursor to today's romantic suspense. The Daphne is a writing contest for published and unpublished authors of romantic suspense, mystery, suspense, and thrillers with romantic subplots and mainstream mystery, suspense and thrillers.Vendor space available for Norman's Attic 2018St. James' Episcopal Church is again presenting the community-wide Norman's Attic festival in Arlington on Sunday, Aug. 4, from from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and organizers are seeking vendors for the day.Vendors are a huge part of the event, and spaces are still available. Vendors who sign up to participate in Harvest Fest (Sept. 29) at the same time will enjoy a special break in the price; the fee of $40 per event for a 10 by 10-foot space becomes $70 if both events are reserved by the July 2 early deadline.Listed as one of Yankee Magazine's Top 20 Summer Vermont events, Norman's Attic has been drawing crowds to Arlington for more than 20 years. Named for one of Arlington's most famous residents —Norman Rockwell, who lived here with his family from 1939 to 1953 — the festival features tag sales throughout the town as well as along busy Main Street. A day-long slate of food, entertainment and vendor booths that always attracts throngs of residents and visitors alike is planned.To find out more and to request a registration form, contact Joanna Taylor at 802-375-9330, or by e-mail at Or, you can call the church office at 802-375-9952, or visit our website at, where you can download an application.Jewish day camp offeredKesher Olam Jewish Day Camp will once again be happening for kids ages 4-12, the week of August 6, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m., at Israel Congregation of Manchester, 6025 Main St., Manchester Center. Kabbalat Shabbat for the families will take place at 2 p.m. on the final afternoon.The curriculum will be based on Israel and the land. As much time as possible will be spent outdoors. Campers will help prepare Israeli food, learn some Hebrew, do arts and crafts, play games, sing songs, participate in Israeli folk dancing and be part of a program by PJ Library. This year's leaders are Rabbi Mat and Julie Tonti, both educators at Gesher Day School in Fairfax, Va. Cost is $225 per child and $200 for siblings.


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