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Who wants pie?

It's not too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving Dinner and what delicious food you are going to serve! You are in luck because our local elder care non-profit, Neighbor to Neighbor, is presenting a signature fundraiser. We are holding a pie auction the weekend before Thanksgiving. The event is going to be held at the Celebration Barn at the Inn at Manchester on Saturday, Nov, 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a large selection of sweet and savory pies lovingly baked by your neighbors for you to bid on, both in a silent auction as well as a live auction which will feature 10 to 12 signature pies for your bidding pleasure. We will be serving light hors-d'oeuvres and light beverages, and a cash bar of wine and beer will be available. Tickets to this fun evening are only $15, so make your reservations by calling 802-367-7787. Don't wait too long, because there are only 100 tickets available.

Contra Dance in Tinmouth

TINMOUTH — Dance to the splendid tunes of the Tartan Raiders (Brendan Taaffe on guitar and foot percussion and Joanne Garton on fiddle) with excellent calling from Luke Donforth on Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Tinmouth Community Center, 573 Route 140. All dances are taught, and you do not need a partner. If you are a beginner, come right at 8 p.m. for a beginner's lesson to learn the moves. There will be live music, enthusiastic swinging and dancing, refreshments and a fun night for all. Bring your friends and family.

Wool and arts festival

GREENWICH, N.Y. — The Adirondack Wool and Arts Festival is celebrating its 10th year of promoting all-natural animal fibers and high-quality arts and crafts to the region. The 2018 festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Washington County Fairgrounds. If you are a beginner in the fiber arts: knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, or a seasoned fiber artist, there is an auction on Saturday, from 12-2 p.m., where you will find gently used equipment. Best-selling author John Churchman will be signing copies of his new book, "Alpaca Lunch," on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $5, kids 13 and under are free, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit the festival's website at

Magic Mountain job fair is Sunday

LONDONDERRY — Magic Mountain is growing and holding a seasonal job fair on Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m. on the top floor of the base lodge at Black Line Tavern. These seasonal jobs focus on mountain operations (lift operators, tubing park area attendants, parking lot attendant and shuttle bus driver, and night-time snowmakers), food and beverage service (bartenders, food runners, waiters, line cooks, food prep, dishwashers, cleaners, cashier), snowsports learning center ski and snowboard instructors, rental shop manager and tuning technicians, and snow reporter/social media intern. Applicants are encouraged to bring their work histories, references and resumes. Magic is an equal opportunity employer. More information and employment forms can be found at

Rupert auction

RUPERT — The Rupert Volunteer Fire Department Auction will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Rupert Fire House on Route 153. Preview starts at 9 a.m.

Dorest Equine Rescue benefit ride

DORSET — Registration is now open for our second annual Ride for Rescue. This is a benefit for The Dorset Equine Rescue and taking place at the beautiful Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert. Registration is limited to the first 50 participants who send in their registration form with payment. Breakfast and lunch are included with the $45 registration fee. Gates will open at 8 a.m. and you can start your ride between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. so that you can be back in time for lunch.

We will be giving away awesome prizes to the three participants who raise the most in sponsorships. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 802-366-1300

Scouting event at Maple Street School

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MANCHESTER — The Manchester Cub Scout Pack 333's annual LegoCar Derby and Cub Scout sign up event will be held at the Maple Street School Gymnasium on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 p.m. The event is open to all children — boys and, for the first time, girls — from Kindergarten through the fifth grade, for all of Manchester and its surrounding towns. There is no charge, and all materials will be provided for the building of a LegoCar — and racing it down the Cub Scout's Pinewood Derby track! The whole family may attend. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Scouting program information will be available for parents. For more information contact Cub Scout Pack 333 Cubmaster, Rob Peters, at or the Cub Scout Committee Chairman and Scoutmaster of the Manchester Boy Scouts, Gary Saunders, at or visit

Wildlife festival at Mount Snow

DOVER — On Sunday over twenty groups will return to Mount Snow for the Eighth annual Vermont Wildlife Festival. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., four attendees will have the opportunity to talk to sportsman's clubs, adventure learning and outdoor education organizations, museums, fishermen, birdwatchers and many more representatives of Vermont's diverse outdoor community. At the center of it, all will be family-friendly activities and live animal encounters from around the region. This event is presented by the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum and is open free of charge thanks to the Museum and the generous support of Mount Snow and the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Museum for more information at 802-464-0048 or on facebook

History of the Second Amendment

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes back Derek Boothby to talk about the history of the Second Amendment. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room. The importance attached to the right to bear arms and the impact of the Second Amendment continue to reverberate, as they have since its adoption in 1791. What is the background of the term "well-regulated militia"? What was the origin of "the right to bear arms"? How is it that the United States has an attitude to civilian-owned guns that is so markedly different from all other democratic, industrialized countries? This talk will trace the history of the right to bear arms from inception to the present day. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation. Please note that this is not a talk on gun control. Green Mountain Academy does not take a position for or against gun control.

Minter, Dubie speaking at Hildene

MANCHESTER — On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. hear the voices of two prominent Vermont leaders, Brian Dubie and Sue Minter in a moderated panel discussion with audience participation, seeking answers to a critical question, "Is Our Democracy in Danger?" Both speakers have been in public service and both ran for Governor of Vermont and lost. They will explain why they believe ... win or lose ... engagement in democracy is crucial to its success. Admission is free, reservations suggested. Contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or

History of Lye Brook Wilderness

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes H. Lee Allen, Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University, to talk about the history of Lye Brook Wilderness. The talk will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Burr and Burton's Hunter Seminar Room. Following the federal Wilderness Act of 1964, an additional 15 Eastern U.S. properties were added in 1975, one of which was our own Lye Brook Wilderness. Running from Manchester to Sunderland, its 18,000 acres once hosted logging camps, charcoaling operations, and Rich Lumber Company's Lye Brook Railroad. This talk will discuss Lye Brook's past, present and future. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit

Author Walter Mosley at Northshire

MANCHESTER — Join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 for a special evening with best-selling author Walter Mosley presenting his new novel "John Woman." A convention-defying novel, "John Woman" recounts the transformation of an unassuming boy named Cornelius Jones into John Woman, an unconventional history professor — while the legacy of a hideous crime lurks in the shadows. Mosley is the author of more than fifty critically-acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and he is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

St. James' to host Harvest Fest

ARLINGTON — The St. James' Parish annual Harvest Fest returns to Arlington on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 30 from 12 to 5 p.m. This ever-popular event will be celebrated under tents on the church grounds and along the Arlington village green. A host of vendors will be on hand to offer a diverse assortment of arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles, baked goods, jams and jellies, along with seasonal and holiday items. Some vendor spaces are still available. For more information or to request a vendor application, contact the parish office at 802-375-9952, visit our website at, or find us on Facebook. The application can also be downloaded from the website. Questions? Contact the church office at

Rupert Kittay Library Book Sale

RUPERT — The Rupert Kittay Library will be holding its yearly book sale on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rupert Firehouse, on Route 153. This year there is a large quantity of like-new quality books. There are a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, and children's books, as well as media selections. Again this year, there will be the $1 for a bag of paperback books of your choice. For questions or more information visit the website or call the library at 802-394-2444


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