August 22, 2014

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Food shelf needs mason jars

The Williston Community Food Shelf is in need of canning jars to distribute fresh applesauce from Adams Farm Market. It also requests that clients return any jars given out. Jars can be dropped at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 115, Williston.

Sock drop at NEFCU

New England Federal Credit Union and Community Health Centers of Burlington are holding a sock drop during the month of November to provide warm socks for CHCB’s patients and the homeless during the winter.

“Sadly, we’re seeing more patients and homeless people in need of this critical clothing item,” said Kim Anderson, development program manager at CHCB. “Good socks can make such a difference during the harsh winters we experience.”

Donations of new, warm socks in adult sizes are being accepted at CHCB’s Riverside Avenue location and at NEFCU locations, including the one at 141 Harvest Lane in Williston.

“Sharing something as basic as socks can make a tremendous difference for our fellow Vermonters,” said Cindy Morgan, NEFCU’s senior marketing executive.

Music series benefits Camp Joslin

The second concert in Williston’s Brick Church music series is set for Nov. 6. The concert features the Blue Gardenias, a trio of Vermont singers Taryn Noelle, Amber deLaurentis and Juliet McVicker, with an opening act by jazz group the Tom Cleary Trio.

The concert will benefit Camp Joslin, a camp for youth with Type I diabetes. The Champlain Valley Union boys hockey team—whose captain, Alexander Bulla, has Type I Diabetes and is a counselor at Camp Joslin—will host the event. Work by local watercolor artist Gil Myers will be on display.

Door open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and are available at the Town Hall and at the door. For more information, visit www.brickchuchmusic.com.

Clairmont earns gallon pin

Williston resident Mary Clairmont has earned a gallon pin from the American Red Cross. Clairmont has donated a total of 15 gallons of blood.

Heritage grants available

The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) request proposals for cultural/natural heritage research and interpretation projects, with funding available from the National Park Service. The two grant categories include:

Wayside Exhibit Grants for communities and organizations to interpret the history of the American Civil War, the War of 1812 or the commercial evolution of the Champlain and upper Hudson River valleys with an emphasis on traditional and modern uses of water in those communities. The deadline is Dec. 7.

CVNHP Implementation Grants of up to $5,000 for the research and interpretation of the arts and humanities in the national heritage area. The deadline is Dec. 20.

Grant applications are available on the LCBP website at http://www.lcbp.org/grantrfp.htm. For more information, contact CVNHP Assistant Director Jim Brangan at the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at 372-3213.

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