Around Town

Jan. 20, 2011

Mentoring breakfast on Tuesday

To celebrate National Mentoring Month, Connecting Youth and Mobius, The Mentoring Movement will hold the annual “Thank Your Mentor” Breakfast on Jan. 25.

Mobius establishes mentoring relationships in Chittenden County. The breakfast, which takes place at the Burlington Hilton from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., will feature mentor appreciation awards and a talk about mentoring.

CY-Connecting Youth is a community-based organization that helps youths in Charlotte, Hinesburg, St. George, Shelburne and Williston make healthy choices. According to a press release from CY, mentoring programs can help young people stay in school and avoid substance use, as well as improve self-esteem, social skills and career development.

For more information, contact Connecting Youth at 383-1230 or MOBIUS at 658-1888, or visit or

Valentines for soldiers

Vermont Soldiers’ Angels is organizing a valentine collection for soldiers.

Valentine’s Day cards will be sent to the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and to soldiers stationed elsewhere overseas.

Barbara Greck, a Williston resident and captain of Vermont Soldiers’ Angels, said valentines can be dropped off through Feb. 7 in collection boxes at Williston Town Hall and Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Soldiers’ Angels is a national nonprofit organization that offers help and support to all branches of the military. Vermont Soldiers’ Angels supports the organization’s national efforts as well as local Guard soldiers and families.

As part of the effort to collect valentines, Vermont Soldiers’ Angels has partnered with Creative Habitat in Burlington. The crafts store will supply a table and materials so that people can drop in to make valentines. Valentine’s Day cards can also be dropped off at Creative Habitat, located on Shelburne Road in Burlington, between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday.