Holiday Hours at Rockingham Free Library
Holiday hours for the Rockingham Free Public Library will be:
Closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 24, 25 and 26.
Closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 31, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. Regular hours are : Monday, Tuesday Wednesday 10 - 7; Thursday & Friday 10-5:30 and Saturday 10-2.
For last minute shoppers, check out RFPL's 2010 vintage calendar with hand-colored postcard reproductions of Rockingham area sites. Also available are hand-made wooden bookmarks and book bags with a printed reproduction of the RFPL building. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Rockingham Library.
Christmas Services at Unitarian Church
The Walpole Unitarian Church will hold its traditional Christmas Even Candlelight Service on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. with carol singing, solo presentations, candlelight, and readings.
This year's service includes solos by Mariah Kranowski and Rebecca Holtz, who will offer "Do You Hear What I hear?" and a musical flute presentation by Pamela Whitfield. Marcia Oster is the organist and music director.
This year's choir, directed by Antonia Andreoli, will include Andreoli, Christine Benson, Virginia Carter, Rebecca Holtz, Mariah Kranowski, Kim Lewis, Aristides Nogueron, Ed Wasowski, Barbara Vaile, and Robert Watson, Wendy Harty, and Jean-Marie Eyrs. Readers include Tucker Burr, Frank Kebbell, Nick Kranowski, Lisa Maria Andreoli, Wini Luhrmann, and Dorothy Read.
All are welcome, and invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food shelves.
BFUHS Sophomores Host Dinner
The Bellows Falls Union High School Sophomore Class will be having a Roast Pork Dinner, provided and hosted at the Moose Family Center in Bellows Falls on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m.
Dinner will include pork roast, mashed potatoes, veggies, dinner rolls, gravy, fruit punch, coffee and water. Dessert will be brownie sundaes.
Dinners to go are also available. Prices are $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased from a BFUHS sophomore or at the door. Everyone is welcome!
Local Rockingham History Books Reprinted
The Rockingham Historical Commission announced a 2009 re-printing of two local history books from the early 20th century: The Old Meeting House and First Church in Rockingham Vermont, by Lyman S. Hayes and William D. Hayes (first printing 1915); and Bellows Falls & Vicinity (Vermont and New Hampshire) Illustrated, compiled by P.H. Gobie and edited by L.S. Hayes (first printing 1908). Each book is available for a donation (suggested $15 and $20, respectively).
The donation directly supports local historic preservation programs of the Rockingham Historical Commission. Please give as much as you can, and remember: only 200 copies of each book are available. The 2009 re-printing of these books was supported by a grant from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
For more information or to purchase one or both books call 463-3456, ext. 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The books can also be purchased at Rockingham Town Hall weekdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; as well as at Village Square Booksellers and other area bookstores, the Waypoint Center, and the Saxtons River Inn.
Sevca Distributes Warm Socks to Children
With the goal to get warm socks out to children who need them most, the Vermont Caring Foundation has coordinated an effort called The Blue Sock Project in partnership with Cabot Mills in Northfield and regional Community Action Programs to help keep some of Vermont's most vulnerable children a little warmer this winter.
Families who have a need for socks for their children can contact SEVCA Family Services Outreach Workers at the Springfield office at 885-6153, the Brattleboro office at 254-2795 or Westminster at 722-4575 or call toll-free at (800)464-9951.