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News briefs from the Lakes Region 1.5

Governor's institute approaches

POULTNEY - Students grades 9-12, may now register for the February 10-12 Governor's Institute Winter Weekend at Goddard College. This year's 'strands' are Current Issues, Engineering (biomass stoves and sustainable energy production), Information Technology (getting to use cutting edge software), and Arts (both visual and performing). Scholarships are available.

GMC to make Theater in Ames basement

POULTNEY-Green Mountain College seniors Blake Kyler and Frank Segro have proposed renovating the large basement in Ames into a working "black box" theatre, a new use of old space. They hope the new theatre may also provide rehearsal space for the performance arts plus house lectures, concerts, and any other type of show that benefits from an intimate setting. The basement had housed theatre performances before, during the 1940s and 1950s, but has been inactive since.

Recreation land sought

PAWLET-Newly formed non-profit community organization Friends of Haystack is working to buy the 65.5 acres of privately held land that tops Haystack and thereby secure its use for public recreation in the future. In the future, the group hopes to promote outdoor activities there, including hiking and birding, and conservation support.

FHUHS receives accolades

FAIR HAVEN- The Slaters wound up 2011 with multiple honors and awards. They had a top Scholar's Bowl team, DII state championship football team, NCAA DI athletic scholarship, and the students with the highest NECAP scores in the division.

Ongoing activities at the Community Center

CASTLETON-Don't forget about the many activities that take place at the Castleton Community Center every month. The CCC bus stops in Fair Haven and Castleton to take folks into Rutland for essential shopping on Mondays. Better Balance meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Bone Builders meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Beginners Zumba meets Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30. Movement Medley meets Thursdays 11 a.m. to noon.

Friday mornings the CCC hosts a free coffee hour from 9-11 a.m. Mary-Ann and Mario Liguori offer Ballroom Dancing Fridays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Walk or ride any day, any weather, using the treadmill and stationary bicycle at the Wellness Center.

Two new Level One Tai Chi for Arthritis classes begin in January. The morning class meets Tuesdays beginning Jan. 10 from 11 a.m.-12-noon; the afternoon class meets Thursdays beginning Jan. 12 from 1-2 p.m. For those who have completed Level One, there is a Level Two class that meets Tuesday afternoons from 1-2 p.m. beginning Jan. 10. Call 468-3093 to reserve a spot; space is limited.

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