Around Town Happenings
March ~ April 2020
Readsboro Community Library

Bringing community together ….

Thursdays, March 5th ~ April 23rd 5:30 p.m. ~ 7 p.m. visit the library for a game of scrabble, Yahtzee or rummy.
Tuesday, March 3rd the library will be open during voting 10 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 8th …… turn your clocks ahead 1 hour and check your smoke detectors.
Saturday, April 4th 10 a.m. ~ 11 a.m. Annual Egg Hunt come find the golden egg.
Wednesday, April 23rd 1 p.m. ~ 5 p.m. Come plant …… seeds, soil and other materials supplied at no cost. Celebrate Earth Day with us.

Museum Passes Available:
Bennington Museum
Hildene The Lincoln Family Home
Berkshire Museum (Admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children)
Billings Farm & Museum (Family Pass)
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum (Admission for Two)
Vermont’s History Museum
Clark Art Museum (Admission for One)
Birds of Vermont Museum (Family Pass)
Vermont State Park Pass (Day Use Only)
Vermont Historic Sites
There are so many ways to help your local library ~ through book donations, dvds, craft materials, box tops, volunteering to host a program and much more.

Town of Readsboro

The legal voters of the town of Readsboro, Vermont are hereby notified to meet at the school auditorium in the town of Readsboro on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7 pm. to act on the articles of the town and the warrants.
The meeting will then be adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at which time ballot boxes open for Australian ballot.
Ballot boxes are open 10 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m. Tuesday March 3, 2020.
The 2019 town report is available at the town office during regular business hours. You can also download a PDF copy of the report: Town of Readsboro 2019 Town Report
Next real estate tax payment is due March 10th.
Until further notice transfer station hours Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.

Berard Sugarhouse Open House
Saturday, March 21st 10 a.m. ~ 3 p.m.
1356 Branch Hill Road, Readsboro, VT 05350
We are happy to announce that we will be open!! Come hear about our sugaring process. We will have samples available, products for sale and we ship!!

Birch’s Sugarhouse Open House
Saturday, March 21st 10 a.m. ~ 3 p.m.
617 East Main St, Readsboro, VT 05350
We will be open to the public during Vermont Sugar Makers Association 2019 Maple Open House Weekend! We will be open Saturday Only! Come tour our sugar house, learn about our operation, and sample some of our delicious maple syrup. Maple Syrup and other maple confections will be available to purchase.

Independence 2020 Celebration
Save the date!!!!! Saturday, June 27, 2020
Another year has passed and it’s time to plan for this year’s big celebration. As most of you know this great celebration of ours is run solely by volunteers and the fundraising that they do all year long. Without the support of the community, none of this would be possible. Special thanks to everyone that has helped to make it a continued success. Want to help make our Independence Day Celebration a success? Become a volunteer! Earlene 423-7080 or Cyndi
413-652-4512. We have a full schedule of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Volunteer for the day or just for a couple of hours during the celebration. There are so many things to do and your help would be greatly appreciated.

American Legion & Auxiliary
Sunday, March 8th 8 ~ 11 a.m. $6 (423-7542) call to confirm this before hand
French toast or pancake, eggs, sausage, home fries, coffee and juice.

Saturday, March 14th 5 ~ 7 p.m.
Corn beef and cabbage or if you prefer ham and cabbage only $12 ~ just think no cooking, no dishes, and you are showing your support to the Post. So pass the word ~ great food at affordable prices while visiting with friends and neighbors.

Readsboro Lions
Raffle for Easter ham tickets are $1each or 6 for $5.00. Drawing will be held April 6th . Tickets available through PG Carrier 802-423-7606.

South Readsboro Community Club
Thursday, April 9th 7 p.m. monthly meeting. New members always welcome. Any questions contact Priscilla Thayer 423-7667.

Readsboro Fire Department
Please remember to keep hydrant area free of snow. Remember you can order a reflective address marker from the fire department auxiliary ~ because if they can’t find you they can’t help you.

Saint Joachim Church BINGO
The second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Monday, April 13, 2020
$10 to play ~ Lots of Great Prizes! ~ Please Join Us For A Fun Night ~ Refreshments Offered ~ Bring Your Friends!

Readsboro Historical Society
The Readsboro Historical Society is looking forward to opening up in May.
We will keep you posted on the first Open House. We are currently working on our New Theme for 2020; “Readsboro Schools” If anyone has any memorabilia about past schools in Readsboro they want to share, please let us know. Check out our Facebook Page/Readsboro Historical Society.
We also want to say THANK YOU to Ron & Tiger Waterman once again
for a very generous donation made to the Readsboro Historical Society. We are very appreciative for all their support they have given us and this community.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has become a member and for those who have
made additional donations to your Historical Society… We are all very lucky to have such great people help keep Readsboro’s past alive to help path the way for the future.

Have you considered the different options of volunteering?

• Read to a homebound neighbor.
• Offer to pick up prescriptions for an elderly neighbor.
• Bake refreshments for the monthly BINGO.
• Stop by and ask if your neighbor needs any help.
• Join the local fire department.
• Assist with Legion breakfast (once a month).
• Join the Readsboro Lions Club.
• Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment or Readsboro Historical Society.
• Assist with monthly meal at South Readsboro Community Club.

Reasons to volunteer vary ~ perhaps you are new to the area and want to meet people. Often a person who volunteers has interest and time to donate while improving the quality of life for the residents in the community.
Meet the Candidates

My name is Scott Higley and I am grateful to be able to let you know why I am running for the school board. My main reason is and always will be the kids. I feel it is best to keep the school open and will advocate for our kids to have a school in their home town. I feel very strongly that the school is a major part of our community and that we should take pride in our school. My other desire is to work with and help the Administration and Teachers to supply a better education for our children. Thank you so much for your time.

James Irace
1603 VT Route 100, Readsboro, VT 05350 – (802) 423-7070 –
I am currently a member of the Southern Valley Unified Union School District School Board, and I am running with hopes of being able to continue in this role. I feel that I am well qualified for the School Board position for a number of reasons. As a former K-8 student of Stamford Elementary School and a parent of two children who attend the Readsboro campus, the unique challenges and benefits of rural education are things with which I am very familiar. I have been actively involved in a number of relevant activities, including having been a part of the original team that was tasked with developing the Readsboro/Stamford/Halifax merger agreement and involvement with the interviews for the hiring of teacher and principal positions. One of my primary reasons for joining the School Board in November was to make sure that potential decisions are well planned, well researched, and well understood so that unintended consequences don’t ruin good intentions. As we move forward in this critical time for our town’s school, it is more important than ever to make sure that we have clear insight into every decision made. For this reason, I hope that you would consider voting for me to remain on the School Board.


Jim Irace

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