Around Town Happenings
September ~ October 2019
Readsboro Community Library
Hours beginning August 29th
Tuesday – Thursday 3:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, September 12th
~ Drop in Knit/Crochet 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with NormaJean
come for a half hour or stay the whole time, Thursdays through November 14th. We are
reaching out to local knitting groups, knitters and stitchers with the hope that you will use your skills to create handmade hats and mittens for foster care children of Bennington County. Please spread the word that yarn is available at the library, items will be delivered just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday to the agency.
Wednesdays in October & November 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in for a half hour or stay the whole time ~ wood cutouts and paint will be available complete the first one for yourself or as a gift and in return we are asking you to decorate one for the Veterans. Help us show our veterans that they are remembered and appreciated.
Friday, October 11th 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. come meet the author, John Kane. Pilgrims of Woodstock.
Museum Passes for checkout list of available passes on the library website
No internet / no Netflix / no worries the library has dvds available.
Do you know someone that can’t get out that would be interested in home book delivery? If so please let me know.
The library is very thankful to the community for donations. Special thanks this month to Thomas Veto and Charlene Candiloro.
If you wish to receive by e-mail contact Cyndi at email@example.com.
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Please remember the first payment for taxes are due on September 10th.
South Readsboro Community Club
Thursday, September 12
th 7 p.m. monthly meeting
Thursday, October 10th 7 p.m. monthly meeting
Saturday, October 12
th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Roast Pork dinner with all the trimmings.
Independence Day Committee
“Readsboro Recipes Cookbook”. This new cookbook will be filled with the best recipes from the
best cooks in our community – YOU! We are asking for your favorite recipes (or your mom’s or
grandmother’s) that you would like to share and included in the cookbook. Send us three or
four of these recipes as soon as possible. Please print your recipe, type it or write it carefully.
We are anticipating a great demand for these cookbooks, so thank you so much for
participating in our fundraising efforts. Recipes can be given to Cyndi or Earlene or mailed to
4th of July Cookbook, c/o Earlene, 27 Grinka Farm Drive, Readsboro, VT 05350
BINGO ~ St Joachim hall on (Tunnel Street)
Monday, September 9th 6 p.m.
Monday, October 14th 6 p.m.
$10 to play
The PTG’s annual Guildford Welcome Center fundraiser will take place on September 8th (all
day!). Please stop by.. come for a visit or spend a few hours volunteering with us. We are also
looking for food donations!!!
– Baked goods of any kind (packaged for on-the-go would be appreciated)
– Bottled water/drinks
– Breakfast/lunch items
– Any snack item
Drop off at the school on September 6th or at Caraline’s on September 7th.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
If you see Rhonda Smith or Audrey Eilers please let them know you appreciate the time and
work involved maintaining the flower barrels that are on Main Street.
An important message from our Fire Warden, Adam Codogni reminding us that it is necessary
to obtain a burn permit prior to starting a fire. He may be reached at 413-652-1697; a 24 hour
notice is appreciated.
Readsboro Fire Department
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape.
Plan and Practice Your Escape!” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2019.
This year’s campaign recognizes the everyday people who motivate their households to
develop and practice a home fire escape plan; these seemingly basic behaviors can have lifesaving impact.
“This year’s campaign works to celebrate people of all ages who learn about home fire escape
planning and practice, bring that information home, and spur their families to action,” said
Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “From young students who
learn about the campaign at school to parents who attend a community event like a fire station
open house – all of them truly are heroes because they’re taking steps to make their households
much, much safer from fire.”
“Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” also focuses on what a home
escape plan entails and the value of practicing it. These messages are more important than
ever, particularly because today’s homes burn faster than ever. Carli notes that synthetic fibers
used in modern home furnishings, along with the fact that newer homes tend to be built with
more open spaces and unprotected lightweight construction, are contributing factors to the
increased burn rate.
“People tend to underestimate their risk to fire, particularly at home. That over-confidence
lends itself to complacency toward home escape planning and practice,” said Carli. “But in a fire
situation, we’ve seen time and again that advance planning can make a potentially life-saving
Looking to make a difference in your community?
Join the Readsboro Fire Department ~ stop by the 1st Monday of the month @ 7 p.m. for more
Readsboro Lions Club
Looking to make a difference have you considered joining the Lions Club? Come to a meeting to
see what the Lions do for the community and how you can make a difference. Any question you
can contact Park Carrier 423-7606 ~ meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at the
Lions Park through the summer, after that at the Legion.
Hungry Lion Bike Tour
On September 28, the Whitingham-Halifax Lions Club will host the Eighth Annual Hungry Lion
Bike Tour (HLBT) through southern Vermont and western Massachusetts. The HLBT attracts
riders from all across New England and even as far as New York City, to enjoy fall foliage rides of
5 to 75 miles. Our 2019 tours will offer cyclists a choice of rides through a wide range of
terrain, from challenging hills to riverside lanes, from rolling countryside to picturesque villages.
HLBT’s four fully supported rides include rest stops with healthy snacks, water and beverages,
as well as a barbecue & band celebration at the finish. Sag wagon support is available for riders
who request it en-route, and riders are eligible to win a variety of prizes including bike gear and
gift certificates from local businesses. ***ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS MONDAY, 9/23 AT
11:59 PM YOU CAN STILL REGISTER ON SITE AT TOWN HILL ON 9/29/18. CHECKS TO
All rides start and finish at Town Hill in Whitingham, Vermont.
Post #29 Auxiliary
Breakfasts are 9/8/19 and 10/13/19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Eggs, sausage, home fries, toast,
pancakes or french toast, juice, coffee $6.
Walter Case Post #29
Saturday, September 7
th American Legion Steak Fry dinner at 4 p.m. ~ 6 p.m. tickets available
through the Legion $20 the legion is open Thursday ~ Saturday 4 p.m. ~ 9 p.m. or Sunday 2 p.m.
~ 8 p.m.
Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment
Saturday, September 21st Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment, Inc. (RHRC) will hold their
Annual Auction on Saturday, September 21st at the E.J. Bullock Building, 7012 Main St. Preview
begins at 9 a.m. Bidding starts at 12 p.m. Antiques, Collectibles and Attic Treasures; something
If you have something you would like to donate to the auction please call David at 802-423-
Readsboro Historical Society
The Readsboro Historical Society has been very busy this summer with arranging many new
items of donations that speak loud of Readsboro’s past. We are also featuring the Readsboro
Volunteer Fire Department and their accomplishments since 1890 to present.
Come on in to see what the fire dept was like before their motorized trucks and check out the
first one they purchased. In September (date to be announced) we will have a speaker engage
us about D-Day (June 6, 1944) in World War II on which allied forces invaded Northern France
by means of beach landings in Normandy. In October (to be announced) we will be open to
honor the Readsboro Volunteer Fire Department and thank them for their service.
The Readsboro Historical Society will be selling raffle tickets for a fundraiser
called “Quilts and Crafts” from now until November. Featured is a beautiful quilt
made by Faun Sanderson Trumble. Another beautiful lap quilt was made by Carol Marks.
It doesn’t stop there, many other crafts such as a Painted Slate by Mark Lowe, Painted
Berry Bucket by Angel Colford, Pressed Flower print by Ellie Roden, Photography by Stacy Birch
and we are adding prizes every day. The tickets, which are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, can be
purchased from any of our Trustee’s or by sending us a check to Readsboro Historical Society
P.O. Box 16 Readsboro, VT 05350. We will be open several Sunday’s throughout the summer,
and we will post on our Facebook page the dates and times. We can also be available to open
up by appointment only, just by contacting Al Scaia at 423-7695 or Rhonda Smith 423-7633.
We want to thank everyone for their support.
Re-Live the Past to Live for the Future.
First Baptist Church
Wednesday, Sept. 11
– Noon ~ Senior Community meal with bingo at 10:30 am.
Saturday, Sept. 28
th Annual Harvest Festival from 10 am – 2 pm.
A lunch will be served from 11 am – 1 pm in the basement of the church. On the lawn of the
church, Norman Goodermote will display fresh local produce, pumpkins and mums for sale. In
the Bullock Building several tables will be set up. Baked items muffins, breads, cookies, pies,
fudge and more…. Attic treasures of all sorts ~ Chinese auction ~ Craft table ~ Children’s items
A baby basket raffle with a handmade baby quilt donated by Ellen (Newell) Lusco and other
Everyone is invited and urged to make donations to the various tables. For information or to
help, please call Norm at 413-424-5446.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
– Noon Senior Community Meal
October is Clergy Appreciation Month ~ Take time to thank your pastor. He will be encouraged.
Pastors who have helped you or your family will appreciate a note or card.
Annual World Mission Offering ~ You are the salt of the Earth. It will be collected in October.