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CASTLETON-The Castleton Planning Commissioners recently completed a study aimed at clarifying and expanding the town plan in respect to mountain peaks and ridge lines. Now it's the citizenry's turn to examine the commissioners' proposals. They can review the commission's proposals at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 30, at the Castleton Community Center.

PAWLET-Congratulations to Consider Bardwell Farm in Pawlet for its recognition by the American Cheese Society. This year, it received a second place in the goats milk cheese division for its Manchester variety, and a second in the cheeses aged more than 90 days with up to 44% moisture for its Rupert cheese.
The book Hay Fever: How Chasing a Dream on Vermont Farm Changed My Life by Angela Miller with Ralph Miller Jr. documents a year on Consider Bardwell Farm. It's available at local book stores.

CASTLETON-Castleton Community Center is raffling a $500 gas card generously donated by Irving Oil. The winning ticket will be drawn at the CCC's eighth annual Golf Outing on Friday, September 14, at Lake St. Catherine Country Club. Raffle proceeds benefit the CCC's Senior and Disabled transportation program. 

CCC's vans provided more than 5,000 rides last year to get individuals to doctor appointments, nursing homes, therapy, adult day care and food or clothing shopping. The CCC transportation program is a great help for Castleton area seniors and disabled residents.

The school year begins in Castleton with a clean-up planned for Kids Castle, the fanciful playground at Castleton Elementary, at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 25. A mandatory sports meeting at Castleton Elementary on Monday, August 27, also precedes class beginnings.  Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union grade schoolers, 9th graders and Stafford students begin classes Wednesday, August 29, while tenth through twelfth graders start a day later.

Green Mountain College's new students arrive on campus to begin orientation on Friday, August 24. Upper class students return the following Sunday. Classes begin Monday morning at 8 a.m.; convocation is at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 30.
Castleton State College begins its 2012-2013 academic year this week too. Residence halls open for new students on Thursday, August 23, with new student orientation beginning Friday morning. Returning students are welcome back in their residence halls Sunday at 10 a.m. Spartans similarly begin their semester with classes at 8 a.m. Monday morning and convocation likewise at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Saturday, August 25 - Take a driving tour along part of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road, courtesy of the Crown Point Road Associations. Call the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 273-2282, for details.
Tuesday, August 28 - Hunter Education classes begin at 5:30; classes continue Thursday, and Tuesday and Thursday after that through September 13. Robert Mahar teaches the course at Fair Haven Union High. Call 265-4966 to register; you must attend all classes to complete the course.

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