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West Fairlee Center’s Ice Cream Social and Blessing of the Animals.
*WHEN*: * this* *Sunday afternoon, 2 pm*-Rain or shine! *2 pm-3 pm*-  Ice Cream Sundaes near the Church; maple frappes and maple
cotton candy; Bubbles afloat nearby! lovely music played by Serenata throughout.
*2:30/ 2:45’ish* pm- The Blessing of the Animals on Church green (or socially distanced in the spacious church if it rains) – Come simply to
enjoy. Or bring a beloved pet, a picture of your pet or an animal special to you; or even your favorite “stuffy” pal.
*WHO*: For folks of all ages- free of charge.  (donations are always gratefully received, but none required-just come!)
*Do bring your mask* – Because Covid is making a resurgence, and even those vaccinated can carry Covid and pass it on, we are asking everyone who
comes to the serving area to wear a mask, plus as needed for the care of others nearby, or if indoors …. Of course once you step away then remove your
mask and enjoy. We shall have extra masks for anyone who does not have one… Thanks to everyone for making this a fun and safe summer event
*Bring a blanket or a chair* if desired for outdoor picnic-style comfort.
*For the Blessing of the Animals*-Come be part, and if you like, bring a “stuffy“, or a picture of a beloved pet or special animal you know, to be
blessed by our wonderful guest minister and new Middlebrook neighbor, Jan Hutslar. Water and shade will be available for your animals.
*Questions*? contact Nikki at nikkiinct@gmail.com  or Katherine at kaldrichadams@gmail.com
DIRECTIONS:
From points south, take Route 244 around Lake Fairlee and turn north up Middlebrook Road.  Go 4 miles to the West Fairlee Center Community
Clubhouse, Church and green. From Bradford, VT- travel Rte 25> Rowell Brook Rd> Wild Hill> Middle Brook
to West Fairlee, Ctr Old Church Theater’s “Alice in Wonderland” has shows tonight and Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 3 pm, on stage at the Bradford Academy auditorium (172 N Main St, Bradford Vt). Reservations aren’t needed- the auditorium is large for social distancing.  MASKS OPTIONAL. Tickets at the door, cash or check only please, $12, $10 seniors, $6 students. Old Church Theater’s next production is “Sleeping Indoors”, opening November 6th, where we meet a homeless man and learn not to “judge a book by its cover” or a person by their appearance.

🍅 SHARE THE HARVEST TODAY ON BALDWIN LIBRARY’S PORCH FROM 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The Rowe Community Garden volunteers in Wells River are producing delicious, healthy fresh vegetables that are available to community members in need of food every Friday between 2:00 and 4:00 on the porch of Baldwin Library. Willing Hands makes additional foods available such as local fruits, eggs, milk, and bread. Hannaford’s frequently supplies deli cheeses and meats. There is locally-roasted coffee and locally-raised ground beef. Bring a bag, and come select from the weekly offerings.
Note that if gardeners in the area have more produce and fruits than they can use, Share the Harvest would gratefully accept contributions. Kindly drop off items on the library’s porch anytime afternoon on Fridays.

ARPA Funding Select Board Public Hearing
Town of Haverhill PUBLIC NOTICE
The Town of Haverhill Select Board will be holding a public hearing pursuant to RSA 31:95-b in order to accept $477,908.00 in unanticipated
revenues from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The public is strongly encouraged to attend, watch a presentation, ask questions, and offer suggestions on how this funding should be spent here in Haverhill.
WHEN: Monday, August 16, 2021, at 6:00 pm
WHERE: Robert E. Clifford Memorial Building 65 South Court Street
Woodsville, NH & over Zoom.
Zoom connection information can be found on the Town’s website calendar.
*Brigitte M. Codling* *Haverhill Town Manager*
UnCommon Jam is back!
Sunday, August 22nd in the Newbury Common. 1-6 PM. Tickets at the gate are only $10. Live music featuring: the Dave Keller Band, The Mammals, and Linda B and the Barn cats. Good trucks, VT craft beers, and cider

“Wonderland” opens tonight (August 13th)in Bradford Vt!
A cast of youth and adults brings you the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorite characters in this Lewis Carroll adaptation.
Presented by Old Church Theater at the Bradford Academy auditorium (172 North Main Street) this weekend and next, shows are 7 pm Fridays and
Saturdays, and Sundays at 3 pm. MASKS OPTIONAL, The auditorium is large so there’s lots of room for distance if you prefer.
Tickets at the door, $12, seniors $10, students $6  Season tickets from 2020 will be honored. Refreshments at intermission with cookies prepared
by you guessed it- the Queen of Hearts! This production marks Old Church Theater’s return to the stage since February of 2020.  Two more productions have been planned for the remainder of the year
Ice Cream Social and Blessing of the Animals, -W Fairlee Center, VT- Sunday afternoon, August 22.

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The West Fairlee Community Club and the West Fairlee Center Church on Middlebrook Road in West Fairlee invite you to our old-fashioned Ice Cream Social on Sunday afternoon, August 22, followed by the Blessing of the Animals on the church green adjacent, with lovely music played by Serenata.

*WHEN*:  Sunday, August 22nd-Rain or shine!

2 pm-3 pm-  Ice Cream Sundaes at the West Fairlee Community Club;

2:30 pm- The Blessing of the Animals at the Church adjacent

*WHO*: For folks of all ages- free of charge.  (donations are always gratefully received, but none required-just come!)

Moving Forward Together Bradford Step 2: Vote on Priorities for Action.
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Come join friends and neighbors on August 23rd to vote on priorities for the future of Bradford! In July, through a series of public forums and written surveys, nearly 100 community members shared their ideas for action in critical topics such as economic development, jobs, recreation, youth, housing, transportation, inclusion & welcoming, infrastructure, and more!

On Monday, August 23rd from 6:30-9:00 pm you are invited to join the second phase in the Moving Forward Together process at the Bradford Academy at 172 North Main Street:

  • Review the list of potential action ideas brainstormed at forums and on surveys
  • Discuss and advocate for what’s most important for the community
  • Vote on community priorities you want to move forward

More info is available on the Moving Forward Together Website: https://sites.google.com/vtrural.org/movingforwardtogether

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend – even if you did not attend the first meeting. All ages welcome! This is an opportunity to make your voice heard as your community comes together to shape the future of Bradford!

For more information, call the Vermont Council on Rural Development at 223-6091 or email nick@vtrural.org.


CLASSICOPIA presents “BROADWAY VIOLIN” from Aug.13-15.

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Classicopia, the Upper Valley’s award-winning chamber music organization, finally returns to live concerts with *”BROADWAY VIOLIN”* on the weekend of August 13-15.  Violinist Timothy Schwarz and pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser will perform exciting arrangements of some of your favorite Broadway songs from the 1920s to the 1980s, including works by

Gershwin, Rodgers, Bernstein, Sondheim, Webber, and many more.  Weiser and Schwarz started their professional collaboration as the Upper Valley Duo and served under that name as the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassadors with an epic tour to eleven countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, including Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

There will be three venues to see the show:

1) On Friday, August 13 at 7:30, they perform a special House Concert at the Hanover home of Al and Marilyn Austin-Nelson.  Seating is limited and

reservations are required.  $35pp includes great food and drink as well 2) On Saturday, August 14 at 7:00, they play at the Fairlee Town Hall in

a program co-sponsored by Fairlee Community Arts along with a gift from Anne and Bruce Taylor.  It is the first annual “Bev Hodge Memorial

Concert” honoring the amazing woman who helped run Farmer Hodge’s Dairy Farm for so many years before she passed away earlier this year.  Seats are $20 for adults and free for children under 18.

3) On Sunday, August 15 at 1:00, the concert is at First Congregational Church of Lebanon with its wonderful acoustics and great Steinway grand

piano.  Seats are $20 for general or $15 for Church members.  Free for children 18 and under.  Discounts are available if you pre-buy seats online.

For more information on the concert and to buy seats for any of the shows, please visit:  https://classicopia.org/concert/broadway-violin/