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News briefs from the Lakes Region

BUFFER ZONE
CASTLETON - Some folks who live along Lake Bomoseen are perturbed about the Vermont legislature's H.223. Intended to protect the state's navigable waters, the bill sets standards to protect shorelines by establishing buffer zones, and regulating construction and nearby activities.

BOOK CLUB
FAIR HAVEN - FHUHS Teachers Jason Rasco and Richard Luzer are inviting students, staff, and community members to join the Cool People's Book Club. The first book to read is Interpreter of Maladies, a collection of nine short stories by Jhumpu Lahiri; all the stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americas trying to balance the culture they inherited and their contemporary environment.

PLANNING COMMISSION
PAWLET -Pawlet's select board is looking for a volunteer to serve on the Planning Commission, filling out the remaining term of an open position. The commission meets the fourth Monday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Town Hall. Applicants should send a letter of intent to Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, Town of Pawlet, P.O. Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761.

BASIC MONEY
POULTNEY - The Poultney Public Library is working with the Vermont State Treasurer's Office to offer Reading is an Investment, a program for elementary-age children to promote literacy and teach Vermont youth about money and basic financial concepts. Reading three books from the recommended reading list, youth are eligible for a drawing of one of ten $250 college savings accounts managed by VSAC. Entries for the 2012-2013 school year must be mailed by March 15. Call 287-4013 with questions.

LANI'S PICKS
Thursday, March 7 - The Select Board hosts a reception to meet and greet new Fair Haven town manager Herbert Durfee III at 6 p.m. in the American Legion Hall.
Saturday, March 9 - The Middletown Springs Historical Society hosts the annual Pie for Breakfast to benefit the town's public library. The event has grown so popular that it no longer fits in the library building but is instead on the town green. Planners have announced they will cut the slices supremely thin so you can taste as many varieties as possible, both sweet varieties like pumpkin, apple, berry, chocolate and more, but also savory ones like quiches, spinach, ham, and undoubtedly also more.
Saturday, March 9 - Mettawee Communty School in West Pawlet hosts Mettawee Mania 2013, A Talent Extravaganza, a community-wide talent show, from 7 to 9 p.m. For details, call 645-9009.

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