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Fiction authors

to present new books

MANCHESTER CENTER — Two fiction writers will present their newest books at Northshire Bookstore on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. David Huddle's "Hazel," is a moving portrait of a woman's long, paradoxical, Vermont life, revealed in found documents, and the new book by Gregory Spatz, "What Could be Saved," delves into the world of those who build, play, sell and steal violins.

Huddle is the author of more than 20 previous books including fiction, essays and poetry. Spatz is the author of the novels, "Fiddler's Dream" and "No One but Us," and his stories have appeared in many publications, including "The New Yorker," "Glimmer Train Stories," "Kenyon Review" and "New England Review."

Fall foliage' ride to benefit Bart Adaptive Sports

MANCHESTER — On Saturday, Sept. 14, riders of all ages and abilities/disabilities are invited to participate in the Bart Adaptive Sports Center's 11th annual "No Limits Fall Foliage." Several riding options are being offered including the Century Ride (100 miles) beginning at 7 a.m.; recreational rides (60 miles and 30 miles) beginning at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively; and a 9-mile family recreational ride that begins at 11 a.m. All riders will depart from Dana Thompson Park on Route 30. Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. (for the 100-mile route). Registration is $50 per person which includes a barbecue lunch. Those participating are encouraged to raise an additional $50 for the effort. This is a rain or shine event. Information: or 802-384-4032.

Recycling talk planned at First Universalist

CHESTER — Mary Ann Remolador, assistant director of the Northeast Recycling Council Inc., will present a town meeting-style talk and discussion about recycling on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at First Universalist Parish. With the desire to live a more sustainable lifestyle, and the Chinese recycling markets now closed to the U.S., it is more important than ever to understand what does and does not get recycled and ends up in our landfills. Remolador has been with NERC for the past 25 years. Her expertise is in glass recycling issues, sustainable business management, materials management and green purchasing. Refreshments will be provided. For more information: Melody Reed, 802-875-5414. First Universalist Parish of Chester is located at 211 North St., Route 103, in the historic Stone Village.

Chamber music concert planned in Salem

SALEM — "Chamber Music in the Courtroom" with Dan Shulman and Kaori Washiyama, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Tickets are $20 for the concert; $30 includes cocktails and appetizers at McCartee's Barn starting at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 518-854-7053; website, or on Facebook @ Salem Courthouse Community Center. A pre-gathering will take place before the concert.

'A' Team to perform in Jamaica Town Hall

JAMAICA — Andy Avery and the "A" Team will perform harmonies of bluegrass, folk, rock and originals on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic Jamaica Town Hall. The group consists of Avery, a seasoned entertainer who has played regularly in Manchester and the mountains; Fred Lantz on stand-up bass, vocals and banjo, and Frank Orsini on fiddle, vocals and mandolin. 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 information:

Household hazardous waste collection

DORSET — A free household hazardous waste collection for residents and small businesses of Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance Towns including Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pawlet, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., at Dorset School, 130 School Drive.

The collection is free for residents and proof of residency may be required. Small business affiliates must pre-register and prepay. Substances with labels that say caustic, toxic, corrosive, poison, flammable, danger, warning, caution and use in an open environment, will be accepted including antifreeze, turpentine and pool chemicals.

Any product received in a container must be dropped off and left in its container. Products will not be poured off and containers will not be returned.

Human trafficking training to take place at library

MANCHESTER CENTER — Manchester Community Library will host a free training by Vermont House Representative Linda Joy Sullivan, an internationally-renowned expert in human trafficking. "Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery: Training to understand this complex issue and how we can help end this crime against humanity," will take place on Sunday, September 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the library.

Sullivan has designed outreach programs for victims, designed and delivered training programs for judges and attorneys, served as an expert witness on every aspect of this topic and directly supported victims of human trafficking.This free training is appropriate for the general public, age 18 and up. Register by emailing or calling at the Library, 802-549-4577.

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Seniors to hold

Italian luncheon

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Seniors will hold an Italian luncheon Monday, Sept. 16, at the Eagles across from Bob's Diner. The lunch will be served at noon. All men and women 55 years of age and older are welcome to come. There is no charge.

'Cook by the Book'

to focus on tomatoes

MANCHESTER CENTER — The "Cook by the Book" cookbook discussion group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 3 p.m., at Manchester Community Library. The group will share tips on using fresh tomatoes. Participants will also discuss their favorite food websites and will report on cookbooks they will be using over the next several months. "Cook by the Book" is free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome. Information: 802-362-2607.

Economist to talk about misunderstood corporations

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes economist Peter Radford to talk about the modern corporation, which is a much maligned and misunderstood entity. The talk, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy, is designed to answer frequently asked questions about corporations. Registration is $18 in advance, or $22 at the door. For more information or to register: 802-867-0111 or visit

Table Rock to be hiking destination

MANCHESTER — The Green Mountain Club, Manchester section, will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the southwest corner of the Equinox Hotel parking lot by the EPT kiosk at 10 a.m., for a hike using the EPT trails. Participants will then go off the marked trails to another unmarked trail to Table Rock, returning via the unmarked trail and EPT trails.

This is a 3.5-mile moderate hike. Those participating are asked to bring snacks, lunch, fluids, an extra layer and a raincoat. RSVP: Steve Grzyb, 203-645-7465 or

Cabaret-inspired group to perform at Social House

MANCHESTER — Dirty Mae, a cabaret-inspired performance group with a rare blend of New Orleans blues and soulful folk traditions, will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Social House, 1716 Depot St.

The band had launched the first Big Red Fest, an all-female benefit show that presented a diverse array of music, comedy, poetry, and dance performances at the Bowery Poetry Club, with all proceeds from the show donated to local charities supporting survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking.

Dorset Democrats to hold organizing caucus Sept. 19

DORSET — The Dorset Democratic Party Organizing Caucus will be held at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Town Offices, 112 Mad Tom Road, in East Dorset.

For more information, call Barbara J. Fontana, chair, 802-362-0747

Ongoing book sale

continues at library

DORSET — The Dorset Library's ongoing book sale continues to take place with $5 bag/box, and individual prices all under $1.

The library is open Monday-Friday, 11 to 5, and Saturday, 10 to 3. Information: 867-5774.


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