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Local schools serve local foods
Two food service companies, Café Services and The Abbey Group, have recently joined the Harvest of the Month (HOM) project, pledging to serve local produce year-round. Among the schools they serve are Castleton Elementary and Village, Fair Haven Grade, and Orwell Elementary schools.

Professor awarded
CASTLETON - Castleton College History professor and department chair Andre Fleche, was recently awarded the Southern Historical Association's 2013 James A. Rawley Award for his book The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of National Conflict. The SHA gives the award biannually to a distinguished book dealing with secession and/or the sectional crisis published over a two-year period.

Holiday baskets help those in need
TINMOUTH - Thanksgiving baskets have been filled and distributed. Don't forget that people who are having a tough time financially also need your help in the coming month. The Roy & Anne Wilbur Fund (working as an ally of the Tinmouth Community Church) helps out with not only Thanksgiving baskets but also food baskets and other necessary non-perishables like soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, and more) and money for heat, light, and more. To get someone on the list to receive a basket, call Gail, 446-2498. If you have an overabundance of potatoes or squash, a contribution to the food baskets would be a big help.

Vt. Wreath Company relocated
TINMOUTH - The Vermont Wreath Company recently relocated to the middle of Tinmouth, working out of the Vermont Snack Bar through the holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Call 446-3333 to order wreaths, pies, maple syrup, homemade jams, and cookies.

Community center help
CASTLETON - Seniors who occasionally need help with everyday chores can call the Castleton Community Center (468-3093) to have Lillian Pitts connect them with volunteers to help with small chores and home projects. The Core Corps helps seniors be able to continue living in their homes.
The CCC knitters are collecting and making dolls, toys, and knitted or crocheted items to give to folks in need. Leave a message for Judy Boss at the Center if you know of someone in need.
The Knitters Network meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 10 in the Castleton Community Center Library. The members are making hats and scarves for seamen who go out to sea at Christmas. Those who'd rather knit at home can call the Center for details on using their talents to help others. Operation Doll meetings are the fourth Monday of the month.

Lani's weekly picks
Saturday, Dec. 7 - Santa comes to Poultney riding on a fire engine on his way to the Poultney Public Library.  6 p.m. Story time at the library, parade at 6:30 p.m. from library to the town hall to light the memory tree at 7 p.m. Sing with Santa.
Sat. and Sun., Dec. 7-8 - Pawlet Public Library hosts the community's sixth annual holiday market.