Community Events


Holiday Baskets & Cheer chair Jen Betit-Engel shows off loaded grocery bags that fill the Old School gym, after the bag-packing event on Friday, December 13.
Wilmington- Three local service organizations joined forces to fight food insecurity, a problem which affects one in seven Vermonters. On December 14, the Whitingham-Halifax Lions (who serve the Deerfield Valley), joined by the Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley, the Readsboro Lions Club, and...
VERMONT-  Sen. Bernie Sanders has launched his 10th annual State of the Union essay contest. Each January, the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress, which outlines priorities for the year.
Because Sanders knows that great...
Brattleboro- The Windham County Humane Society has announced a major expansion project for their Brattleboro facility, which will double the size of the existing building and help to provide a greater level of care for animals and pet owners throughout Windham County.
The original building...
The Dover School is an International Baccalaureate School. One of the basic tenants of the program is to involve students not only in their local community but in the national and international world  community.  For the third year, the sixth grade collected money for the Toys for Tots program...
DOVER- There are a number of events coming up at the Dover Free Library during holiday break.
On Monday, December 23, from 3 to 5pm, is  “Crafternoons at the Library.”  It offers a variety of winter-themed crafts for all ages.
On Friday, December 28, from 3 to 4:30 pm, it’s the Lego...
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JACKSONVILLE- The Jacksonville Community Church will be holding a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 6:30 pm.    It is a wonderful time to get together to light up people’s lives with the spirit of Christmas.  
The church is located on 110...

The cast includes, back row, Anna Young and Miles Kelly; middle row, Danny Young, Garret Dobbin, Griffin Salway, Violet Kelly, and Roxanne Dobbin; front, Ella Quinby and Shannon Dobbin. Missing from the photo are Kiera Murphy, Emery Salway, and Margaux Kirk.
All are welcome to enjoy the 15th annual Christmas pageant at the West Dover Congregational Church. Performances are Sunday, December 22, at 10 am and again on Christmas Eve at 5:30. 
WILLIAMSVILLE- Come and share the spirit of Christmas in the village on Saturday, December 21.
All singers are welcome, even shower singers.
The carolers start at 5:30 pm at the Williamsville Hall. There will be a pot luck at the hall following the caroling, at approximately 7:30 pm...
HALIFAX- Friday, December 20, is the next Halifax senior meal. Serving will begin  at noon at the Halifax Community Hall at 20 Brook Road. The menu is baked ham, potato, vegetable, roll, and dessert. All seniors are welcome. A call to Joan (802) 368-7733 to RSVP would be helpful.
BRATTLEBORO- Brattle­boro Area Hospice is sponsoring “A Service of Remembrance for Loss From Addiction.” It is a gathering for those grieving the death of a loved one to addiction. The service will take place Wednesday, December 18, at 6 pm, at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main Street....

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