Legion Auxilary Thank You
Members of Pierce Lawton American Legion Auxiliary Unit #37 would like to thank everyone who donated in any way to our veterans gift shop held in White River and Bennington Soldiers homes.
All hospitalized veterans were able to pick out new gifts for any or all members of their families. Gifts were then wrapped in Christmas paper. If gifts were being sent to the families, they were then wrapped in shipping paper and sent to the designated homes at no charge to the veterans.
We are all very grateful for your donations to our program. Again, thank you so much.
AARP Tax-Aide in Bellows Falls
AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax assistance to taxpayers with the preparation of basic federal and state income taxes. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer run tax assistance and preparation service available to all middle and low income taxpayers, with a special emphasis on the elderly. AARP Tax-Aide offers assistance with trained and certified IRS counselors at over 70 sites in Vermont.
In Bellows Falls, contact Pat at 463-3907, the Bellows Falls Senior Center at√3 Hyde Street, for an appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9 - noon
Bring last years' tax return and all tax related documents for this year including W2 forms, unemployment compensation statements, social security statements, all 1099 forms, pension statements, receipts and canceled checks if itemizing deductions, and social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents.
There are lots of changes this year which seek to benefit the taxpayer.
GMP Plays Pleasant Valley Brewing
G.M.P.( Grieco, Morton, Peters) will return to Pleasant Valley Brewing for two sets Friday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.
G.M.P. tackle a wide variety of tunes, ranging from Los Lobos to Smokey Robinson, as well as many Jesse Peters originals. Featuring bassist/vocalist Mark Grieco, Guitarist/vocalist Jesse Peters and drummer /vocalist Tim Morton. Pleasant Valley Brewing offers great food and drink and has no cover charge.
Record Named to Dean's List
Springfield College has named Kristine Record of Grafton to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2009 term. Record is a third-year student majoring in rehabilitation and disability studies.
VSO at Area Schools
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra's "Symphony Reel" String Trio will present three performances in three area schools on Feb. 12 Putney Central School - 9 a.m.; Dummerston Elementary School - 10:30 a.m. and Westminster Center School - 1:30 p.m
"Symphony Reel" takes students on a unique journey though a range of musical styles, including classical and folk.
These performances are part of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's statewide SymphonyKids education program, which reached over 23,000 schoolchildren last year at 159 schools in 128 different communities.
For more information call Eleanor Long at 800-876-9293, ext. 14.
AARP Driving Safety Course Offered
The United Church of Bellows Falls, on School Street, will host the AARP Driver Safety Program Course on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m.
The 4-hour course provides a review of driving skills, techniques, and tips aimed at helping drivers adjust to the normal age-related physical changes that affect all drivers ability to be safe behind the wheel of their cars.
The fee for the course is $14 for non-AARP members and $12 for members. AARP members are asked to bring their membership card to the class with them. To register for the course, contact Lynn Thayer at 463-4807.
Early registration is recommended as the class size is limited.
For further information call Estelle Schwartz at 297-1172.
SEVCA Announces Training Courses
Southeastern Vermont Community Action announces two major training initiatives for eligible individuals looking to either start their own business or gain employment in an office capacity. Training assistance may be available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) based on federal eligibility requirement of WIA and the availability of funds at the time of enrollment.
• Bookkeeping QuickBooks for beginner or intermediate users is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in bookkeeping.
This is a 96 hour course running 4-days a week (9 a.m.-noon) from Monday, March 22-Thursday, May 13. Space is limited. All classes will be held in SEVCA's Computer Lab, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster.
• Micro Business Start-up Training for dislocated workers specifically targets seasoned, skilled, former members of the workforce who have been recently laid off or who may be re-entering the workforce due to the loss of other family income.
Information session will be held on:
Feb. 9, from 6-7:30 p.m. at SEVCA's Main Office, 91 Buck Drive, Westminster
Feb. 10, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wilmington Town Hall
Feb. 11, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the CCV Campus in Wilder, 145 Billings Farm Road
The classroom portion of this program runs for 3 days per week (Tues - Thurs 9 a.m - 3 p.m.) from Tuesday, March 30 - July 1. Classes will be held at the Marlboro College Technology Center in Brattleboro. Ongoing coaching, group meetings, and implementation of the Business Plan will follow up the training.
For further information on both programs contact Guy Payne at SEVCA at 722-4575 ext.154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Funding is available through the Workforce Investment Act. Eligibility is determined in consultation with the Department of Labor representatives.
SEVCA is the designated Community Action Agency that has been addressing the needs of low-income residents of Windham and Windsor counties since 1965. Its mission is to enable people to cope with and reduce the hardships of poverty, create sustainable self-sufficiency, and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty. For more information, visit www.sevca.org or call 722-4575.