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Have you checked out the WIFI Hotspot at the new Town Garage yet?

 

Bring your wireless-enabled computer/phone/device to the parking area near the NEW Town Garage at 2044 Branch Road this Sunday, 10/19/2014, between 2-3:30 pm to give it a try!  We’ve increased the download speed to make it more convenient.

Time not convenient?  Contact Edee at 368-7063 to see if we can find another time to meet–or just give it whirl–no password is required!  Please park in the roped off area at the top of the hill.

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The Community College of VT is holding a free 8 week course called “Ready for Work” which is being held at CCV’s new Brattleboro academic center in the Brooks House. Courses focus on resume writing and interviewing, overcoming employment barriers, searching and applying for jobs, and transitioning into the workforce. Participants are eligible for the Governor’s Career Readiness Certificate and the National Career Readiness Certificate. You may fill out an application at: http://apply.ccv.edu/career/. You may also contact Shanti McKenna at Shanti.McKenna@vccv.edu or at 802-786-3825 for more information.

 

 

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UPDATED: Heading to Brattleboro?  Attention Jacksonville Stage Road Drivers!

Guilford’s Green River Covered Bridge has re-opened with a 4-ton weight limit!  The closure did not take as long as previously expected, but the weight limits are still suitable for only cars and light trucks.

For more information, including future options for the longer-term usage of the bridge, see: http://www.guilfordvt.net/

 

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P8280108The old bridge steel “I” beams were removed on the 3rd of September to the town garage. The grass has been planted and there are a few tweeks to be done to complete the effort. The new bridge is now open to all traffic in both directions.

Questions concerning this activity can to addressed to either Earl Holtz or Edward Gay, or any of your select people.

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Lately, the Selectboard has been getting an increasing number of complaints about yards that contain “junk.”  We are asking all residents to consider some spring cleaning (and we’ve love to compile a list of volunteers, if some neighbors need a helping hand).  See the Selectboard Communications Page for details.

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The Whitingham Economic Development Committee is organizing a farmers market at the Jacksonville Municipal Center parking lot on Fridays from 4 pm – 7 pm from mid-June to mid-October. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, see the attached packet for an application and other required documentation. Completed applications can be mailed to Whitingham Public Library Attn: Kristine Sweeter, PO Box 500, Jacksonville, VT 05342.

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Front Porch Forum (FPF) is an online community message board, and it’s now available to Halifax.  We share announcements with Whitingham and Readsboro.

Please go here and register: http://frontporchforum.com/

All you have to do is punch in your address and email address and then clink the link in your email inbox and you are good to go. Please also have others in your household and neighbors do this.

Why? It will help our community get closer together, help you find lost cats, share things and experiences, and be more resilient in good times and bad. And, it’s also a ton of fun! Not to mention the cool local community calendar that comes with it…

Join in!