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Lakes Region

A big cheer and sincere thank you is in order for all who volunteered their time and energy to fight flood waters. Pawlet Village was among those organizing volunteer work crews to help clean up. It also added a disaster relief component to its annual Pawlet Scholarship Fund art show and sale.  

Flower Brook rose mightily as a result of tropical storm Irene, leaving behind some 3 inches of mud at Mach's General Store in Pawlet. Water poured over guard rails on Route 133.  

Glenbrook Gymnasium at Castleton State College seemed to receive the greatest amount of water along western Route 4, filled to a depth of approximately five feet on the first floor. Most heavily affected were the football offices, the football locker rooms, the equipment room, and the weight room. Nearly all roads in the area are now back open, including those that were closed temporarily. 

Middle schoolers from Fair Haven Grade School were scheduled to go rafting on Friday, September 9. Wonder if they'll feel as though they've seen enough water lately. The students in grades 6 through 8 bring a bag lunch for the day. 

Follow the route that colonials took evacuating up Pittsford Ridge after the Battle of Hubbardton on July 7, 1777, as site interpreter Carl Fuller describes the events of the day. Wear sturdy shows and bring water for the Saturday, September 10, program, part of Vermont Archaeology Month, running from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Call 273-2282 for details. 

Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site opens without charge Sunday, September 11, for a day of remembrance.  

Fair Haven Grade School offers Scrabble after school on Mondays at 3:00 p.m. Students who want to participate must have written permission and be picked up promptly at 4:20 p.m. 

The Chronicle of Education recently featured Green Mountain College for its partnership with the new Stone Mountain Community Market in Poultney. 

The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Auction, originally scheduled for Sunday, August 28, was rescheduled for Sunday, September 11 at 12:00 noon. 

Congratulations to Stephanie Manning of Poultney. She recently graduated with a bachelor's degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. 
Roots & Wings Academy, a private school in Fair Haven for children from kindergarten through grade 3, recently held a fund raiser for its scholarship program at Lakehouse Grille. Unfortunately, the school flooded during the recent tropical storm and classes will have to temporarily relocate from the school site, formerly the Carvey's Restaurant.

The town of Castleton recently posted a notice advising against drinking Castleton tap water without boiling it first, but there is no danger in using it for bathing. Network services at the college are somewhat limited because of damage at the Vermont State Colleges main computer site. The library database is not fully functioning yet either but library director Sandy Dulling says most difficulties can be overcome with a 'workaround." 

Another caution: authorities advise you to drain all standing water you can, thereby minimizing mosquito breeding ground.


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