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Next MEMS learning packet pickup set

MANCHESTER — Learning packet pick-ups and schoolwork dropoffs for Manchester Elementary-Middle School students are scheduled every two weeks through the end of the school year. The next pickup and dropoff date is scheduled from 7:30 a.m to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Tables will be set up in the bus ramp area so that parents can drive up and collect their children's learning materials.

Spring fundraiser canceled

ARLINGTON — Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Arlington Community House has canceled its annual spring fundraiser, which was scheduled for Saturday, May 2. Donations to for the care of the historic house, which has benefited Arlington for many decades, can be sent to Arlington Community Club, PO Box 525, Arlington, VT 05250.

Baptist church offers Facebook worship service

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MANCHESTER — Northshire Baptist Church in Manchester Center is meeting virtually until further notice, out of love for neighbor and respect to governing authorities, to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The church is holding a worship service on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Pastor Tim Counts has begun a new sermon series, "Unshakable Hope In a Shakable World." The NBC Facebook page can be found by searching "Northshire Baptist Church" on Facebook. Or view video of the service on the church website each Sunday at For more ways to be ministered to and to do ministry during this time, contact the church office at or leave a message at 802-362-1988.

Nursing Service offering scholarships

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Nursing Service is offering two $1,500 scholarships for those planning to study or further their education in the field of nursing or health care. Each scholarship is awarded for a maximum of four years, and divided into two, $750 payments per school year. Interested candidates, living in Arlington, Sandgate, or Sunderland, should email Karen Underhill at, in order to receive a scholarship application in return email. All completed applications are due by May 4.

Pawlet clerk office closed, but still answering calls

PAWLET — The following was submitted by Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins: "We here at the Pawlet Town Offices are hoping that you are all doing well and staying healthy. We know these are difficult times for all of us and, like you, are looking forward to when life can get back to normal. We are doing our very best to be in the office to answer emails, phone calls, and assist in any way that we can while honoring the social distancing order set forth by Gov. Phil Scott. Each of us spend time in our offices each week attending to business however we are not open to the public. As we move into the next critical weeks with COVID-19 we will continue to keep ourselves safe and make every effort to keep you, our community safe, therefore we must ask you to please not come to our homes. If you need us, please call the office and leave a message at 802-325-3309. Thank you for your cooperation and patience and please Stay Safe-Stay Home-Stay Healthy."


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