Around Town (10/1/09)

Oct. 1, 2009

Eat to help others do the same

Two Williston establishments are doing their part on Thursday to help low-income Vermonters afford local food.

On Oct. 1, Natural Provisions and Three Tomatoes Trattoria will join more than 80 other restaurants and food stores across the state in the 15th annual Share the Harvest event. Participating locations will donate up to 15 percent of the day’s sales to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont’s Farm Share program.

Money raised by Share the Harvest will help low income residents buy fresh food from local farmers.

“This program allows us to both increase access for low income Vermonters to fresh, local food, while also economically supporting our farmers,” Jean Hamilton, coordinator of the NOFA Vermont Farm Share program, said in a press release.

Blood pressure checks and fire station tours

The Williston Fire Department will host an open house on Saturday to kick off Fire Prevention Week. Visitors can tour the station and take home handouts about fire safety and preparedness.

Furthermore, the fire department is offering free blood pressure checks to anyone who wishes to stop by the station.

The fire station is located at 645 Talcott Road. For more information, call the Williston Fire Department at 878-5622.

CSWD hosts appliance roundup

The Chittenden Solid Waste District is holding a free appliance roundup on Saturday, Oct. 10.

The roundup is taking place at all CSWD drop-off centers, including the Redmond Road location in Williston, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Only Chittenden County households may participate.

Anyone who brings items to the roundup is responsible for transporting and unloading the appliances.

Items that can be dropped off include refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves and air conditioners. The waste district asks that, for safety, doors with latching handles are removed from refrigerators and freezers.

Electronics such as televisions, stereo components, computer equipment or small appliances such as toasters and blenders will not be accepted.

For more information, visit www.cswd.net.