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True life mastery is more a function of knowing what to want, than knowing how to get what you want. What? Anyone can get stuff, but it usually takes an old soul to choose their stuff wisely.

The White River Valley Player's annual Harvest Fair will take place on Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 4 pm on the Rochester Park. This fun filled event includes a full day of live entertainment, the Players' famous chicken barbecue and all kinds of other food choices. Also there will be crafts, craft demonstrations, children's activities, displays by local organizations, and the popular flower show on the bandstand. Rain date will be the following day.

The Rochester Public Library has been very fortunate to have a Vermont Associate, Jean Sullivan, working at the library for the past two and a half years. Jean worked diligently for up to 25 hours per week and kept the library running smoothly being an invaluable asset to the public and school libraries. Unfortunately, due to federal budget cuts her position ahs been lost. Now the library is desperately in the situation of seeking and recruiting volunteers for both libraries. Anyone who ahs a few hours a week they would like to commit to helping their community library is urged to contact Jeanette Bair on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons at the Rochester Public Library.

The Federated Church of Rochester and the Women's Alliance will have the Thrift Shop open on Friday, September 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and on Saturday, Saturday, September 10 from 9 am to 12 noon. These are $2 dollar a bag days.

The Flood Report or Tropical Storm Irene, You Bitch: Pittsfield got wracked, homes were lost, bridges destroyed, the covered bridge at the Riverside Farm was washed away. Route 100 had a ravine like a California mudslide and many homes were lost at the Pittsfield/Stockbridge line. Stockbridge and Route 107 were devastated, the Chalet Village was a disaster, the Town Hall and the Post Office sustained major damage, up to Rochester the bridge at 73 disappeared and too many other horrors happened with the rain that I cannot mention. When the rain stopped the Vermonters of Route 100 showed their stuff, everybody got outside and started working, anyone who had heavy equipment used it, Joe Desena used his own equipment and had a team work around the clock to get people in and out of that area, Greg Martin and Mark Begin attacked the ravine on route 100 and made that passable, another around the clock effort, the town crews, the ladies groups, friends, visitors stuck here all pitched in, constables kept it orderly, nobody hoarded, everyone was sharing everything and although the sadness runs deep, you gotta have great respect for the people of the Route 100 area. The mud and remnants are still a mess, but you know we are going to be Okay. A huge, big thanks to everyone out there.

Thought for the Week: "There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns." - Edward de Bono, (Forgot to let politicians know about this).

Send your creative news to PO Box 1, Stockbridge, VT 05772.

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