UPS: United Way Golf Tournament





Saturday, August 3, 2013

Barre Country Club, Barre, VT


Registration and Lunch 11:30am – Tee Times Start@ 1:00pm


Entry fee is $325 per team which includes greens fees w/ cart, gifts and BBQ lunch.  Prizes will be awarded for Low Gross, Low Net, 2nd Net 3rd Net Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, and beat the Pro. 

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You’re invited to the next

Vermont 2-1-1 Orientation

Do you want to be ready to help during an

Emergency or Disaster like Tropical Storm Irene?


Are you interested in helping individuals and families connect to

health and human services?


Are you a community partner or case manager and want to learn more

about how Vermont 2-1-1 works?

Whether for professional development or because you want to be called on as a volunteer, come learn about Vermont 2-1-1. The orientation is a great way to get knowledge about Vermont 2-1-1’s partnerships, the process of information and referral and the important role volunteers play in providing streamlined access to community resources, 24-7.

Bring your questions! – Snacks will be provided

When: Friday, July 26th 1pm to 4pm (Essex Junction)


Please RSVP to Connie Beal at


802-861-0146 x202

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Vermont Humane Scociety: Come to the Kitten Shower!

kittyCome to the Kitten Shower!
Join us for games, treats and meeting the newest arrivals!

It’s that time of year again, Kitten Season! You are invited to the Kitten Shower at the CVHS Adoption Center on Saturday, July 27, 12noon-3pm. Celebrate Kitten Season with games, treats and visiting with adoptable animals. We need supplies to help care for many litters of cute and adorable kittens. Please bring items from the Kitten Shower Wish List and join in the fun!
Wish list:
kitten milk replacer; canned kitten food; baby food (no onion); litter and litter pans; kitten bottles & nipples; new or used linens & towels; gift cards to pet supply stores; ADOPTERS!

We look forward to seeing you on July 27

If you have questions please email us or call 802-476-3811 x 110.



1589 VT Route 14S, East Montpelier, VT 05651 / (802) 476-3811 /

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Thankful Thursday at Juniper’s

junipersThankful Thursday
At Juniper’s Restaurant

At The Wildflower Inn 2059  Darling Hill Rd.  Lyndonville, VT  Thursday, July 11, 2013



For Benefit of
Green Mountain United Way
Come out for an exceptional dinner, enjoy the scenery and
support your local United Way in furthering its initiatives toward
Financial Stability, Healthy Living, Early Learning and Basic Needs
for local people of all ages.
15% of all dinners and beverages sold between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. will be
donated to Green Mountain United Way
Reservations Appreciated – Call 802-626-8310

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Legislative Wrap-up: School lunch

From the May 16th 2013 article by Alicia Freese

Follow Alicia on Twitter @aefreese


The Legislature passed a bill to make school lunch free for all low-income students and carved out $322,250 in the 2014 budget to pay for it.

Gov. Peter Shumlin identified this as a priority during his inaugural address in January: “While some low-income Vermont kids are eligible for free school lunch under federal guidelines, others have family incomes just high enough that they are forced to pony up cash they don’t have to eat lunch. We must fix this problem for the thousands of low-income Vermont students who can’t afford to pay for lunch.”

The free lunch program is available to families with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the federal poverty line. Families below that threshold already qualify for free lunch, paid for through federal funds.

In the 2011-2012 school year, 3,539 students — roughly 60 percent of those eligible in Vermont — received reduced-price lunches. School food service directors told lawmakers that many students don’t participate either because they don’t have the 40 cents or because they feel stigmatized.

Laurie Colgan, director of child nutrition programs for the Agency of Education, has said she expects the legislation will increase participation by 25 percent. That projection is based on the rise in school breakfast participation after Vermont passed a law in 2008 making breakfast free for reduced-price students.

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