Thursday, September 11, 2008


September News

Saturday, Sept. 13

FREE Barre Granite Festival for details see:

Garlic Festival noon-6pm at Food Works Two Rivers for details see:

For adults/older kids - Winooski River clean up - meet at Montpelier City Hall at 8:30am wearing old clothes & sneakers. Ends at 11:30. Bring buckets if possible. To volunteer and for information 802-655-4878

Tunbridge Fair this event starts Thursday and goes through Sunday

Road Construction has just been announced which will impact bus U-2 on it's routes both when first doing it's U-32 run and then it's Berlin run. Work will be extended out from Barre "from the intersection of Routes 62/302/14N extending west along Vermont Route 302 to the Barre/Berlin town line, for a distance of approximately 1.6 miles. This project is expected to run from September 22nd through October 2008." Bus route start times and drop times may have to be adjusted. This is all we know at the moment but for more details on the project visit:

Monday Sept. 15, 5:30 pm at Hunger Mountain Coop. This workshop for adult bicyclists assumes that you know how to ride a bicycle, but is designed to increase your comfort riding in traffic. If you currently feel more comfortable riding on the sidewalk than on the road, or if you would like to feel safer on the streets – this workshop is for you! Ages 15+. Please bring your bicycle in good working condition and your bicycle helmet. Those under 18 must have waiver signed in advance by parent/guardian. $5 for HMC members, $10 for non-members.
Additional evening workshops coming in October on Bicycle Safety for Parents (Oct. 1) and Riding at Night & in Challenging Weather (Oct. 20). Sponsored by the Montpelier Bikes Project

Genevieve & Go Green fund raiser information went home with students last Friday. Order forms and payment are due by Saturday 19th. Checks should be made payable to BERLIN PTNA and are due when the orders are placed. Sales tax is not needed. Please note that for the magazines in the Genevieve catalog, when the products arrive on October 15th, you will receive a card for the magazine to be filled out with the recipients name to be mailed in. On the Genevieve envelope there is information regarding on-line orders which can be placed through May and still benefit the PTNA, handy for your out-of-town friends/relatives or just if you want to delay placing your order.

Chappelle Potato Picking - Pick your own potatoes is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 21st at the field in Williamstown (signs are always put up to direct you from the main road). You literally walk behind the digger (bring your own buckets or burlap bags) and pick the potatoes you want and are charged by the pound (guestimate is 25 cents per pound). If you can't make it there yourself and would like to purchase some wonderful fresh potatoes from a local farmer, our daughter Minda will be selling these potatoes as a fundraiser for her trip to D.C. $6 for $10+ pounds.

Hold the dates:
Sunday, September 21, Pick your own potatoes behind the digger at Chappelles in Williamstown.
Next PTNA meeting is Wednesday, October 15th at 6:30pm.
Weatherization workshop will be held the evening of October 28th at Berlin Elem, details coming soon.

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