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Story Time in West Hebron
Tara Smith is a retired middle school teacher . She lives in West Hebron and tends to a flock of sheep these days , but still loves sharing stories and the love of books with children . Debi Craig and Dorothea Craig Casey are retired music teachers ( and sisters !) who want to bring the joy of reading , music , and movement to children in the Hebron area . A story time will be offered for 3 to 8-year-old children on March 2 , 2024 , at 10am in the “ Upper Room ” at Hebron United Presbyterian Church located in the hamlet of West Hebron . A parent must stay with their child . We encourage parents to join in on the fun as we read and sing about snow , mittens , critters and other winter fun . The interactive program will last approximately 40 minutes . The Winter Fun story time is free and open to the public ! The event will take place at the Hebron West facility , 3153 County Route 30 in West Hebron NY . Follow the signs to the “ Upper Room ”. This event is presented as a community mission of Hebron United Presbyterian Church .
Straw Bale Gardening
The Green Mountain Gardeners are hosting a program by Peter Isakson on “ Straw Bale Gardening ” on March 4 at 11am at the Londonderry Rescue Squad , 6068 VT Route 100 in Londonderry , VT . This meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend , with light snacks to follow the presentation . Local gardener Dr . Isakson has been experimenting with straw bales since 2018 , has had great success , and will present the pros and cons of this unique gardening endeavor . For those lacking space or equipment for gardening , or with an empty corner of the driveway , straw bales may prove to be the answer ! Please RSVP to Peggy Mole at pbmole @ gmail . com .
The Green Mountain Gardeners fosters horticulture , beautification , and conservation in the mountain towns of Landgrove , Londonderry , Peru , and Weston . In addition , the group also serves their communities through beautification and service projects . Visit greenmountaingardeners . net to learn more .
GNAT-TV Calls for New Board Members
GNAT-TV proudly reflects on the success of its 2023 year at its Annual Meeting which was held on January 30 at its studio in Sunderland , Vermont . The gathering not only marked a celebration of community and collaboration , but also set a precedent for the future of local media in Southwest Vermont .
As we look forward to an even more impactful year , GNAT-TV is excited to announce a call for new board member nominees . We aim to have representation from all towns within our service area ( Arlington , Dorset , Londonderry , Manchester , Peru , Rupert , Sandgate , Stratton , Sunderland , Weston , and Winhall ). Individuals with financial expertise and business planning are especially encouraged to apply , as we seek to broaden our board ’ s diversity and strengthen our financial stewardship . Applications must be received by March 6 .
Interested candidates are invited to send a letter of interest to info @ gnat-tv . org . Together , we can continue to empower our community with education , transparent government access , and accessible , high-quality media content across Comcast cable channels , online streams , social media , and other digital media outlets .
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Southwest Tech Spotlight

Amy Prentiss-Rogers

Human Services Instructor
How did you arrive at SWT ? Before joining Southwest Tech , I spent many years
working as a social worker . During this time , I gained experience in adoption , geriatrics , and specialized children ' s services .
Favorite classroom memory ? One of my favorite classroom memories occurs
annually when I have the privilege of supporting my students as they prepare to graduate and pursue their college and / or career goals . Additionally , I cherish the moments when former students reach out to share updates on their lives and careers with me .
Tell us a fun fact about yourself ! A fun fact about me is that I ' m a passionate animal lover and advocate .
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Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School District does not discriminate on the basis of race , color , national origin , sex , disability , sexual orientation , gender identity , marital status , or age in its programs or activities .
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