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Hoping everyone is enjoying an optimistic beginning of the new year!

PAWLET-Sherrie Baker and Jami Panoushek recently opened Your Next Stop Pawlet Station at 50 School Street in Pawlet Village. Open for breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the new business provides 37 seats indoors, with additional outdoor seating when weather permits. The six-person staff also provides catering services at the restaurant and in private homes, with plans to also offer meals to go.

FAIR HAVEN-Fair Haven's new town manager, Herbert Durfee III, begins work Jan. 28. Chosen from a field of 35 candidates, Durfee is moving his family from Grand Isle.
Police chief William Humphries has filled the interim town manager position since July. Although he enjoyed managing the town more than he had anticipated, he is eager to return to full-time police work.

POULTNEY-Congratulations to Jacob White, winner of the second annual "Ugly Holiday Sweater" contest.

POULTNEY-Green Mountain College launched TV channel The Stream in October, and produced its first show 60Sec, a series of reports on different campus events. Two episodes have been released so far. Currently the channel has six active members and is beginning training by the folks at PEGTV in Rutland.

POULTNEY-Green Mountain was one of 21 colleges receiving the highest score (99) possible in Princeton Review's fifth annual Green Rating Honor Roll. The company, which helps students compare colleges and get into the school of their choice, ranked a total of 806 colleges. Green Ratings compare how environmentally friendly the ranked schools are, giving a score from 60 to 99.

CASTLETON-Castleton State College has created a new education scholarship in honor of alumna Anna Suneson Lykos, who graduated from Castleton State Normal School in 1944. An orphan, she financed her own way through Castleton, married and moved to Liberty, TX, where she taught first and third graders for 40 years and raised her family.
Through the years, she eagerly shared her pride in Castleton, its growth and the memories it held for her.

BENSON-The Benson Village School Winter Concert is coming up after students return to their classrooms, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.

Benson and Orwell schools together have four basketball teams, which compete, building skills and learning effective teamwork!
Eighth graders and their parents are raising funds for the class trip to Washington, D.C.

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra recently visited Benson Village School to perform Harp & Soul for students from Benson Village School and Orwell Village School.

Benson third and fourth graders recently begun learning about Vermont geography, and the role of Ice Age glaciers in carving Vermont's terrain.

Sunday, Jan. 6 - Steve Parks of the America's Brewers Guild leads a discussion on The Art and Science of Beer Making at the Fair Haven Inn. For more info, call Martha Molnar, 468-5125.

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