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Dorset Church to Celebrate World AIDS Day
In celebration of World AIDS Day , our local P . F . L . A . G . ( Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ) group will be having a special presentation about the National AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 11 at 2pm at the Dorset Church in the Upper Room Chapel . Our speaker will be Bill Aupperlee who will accompany his history with a PowerPoint presentation of the quilt itself . Q & A will follow with refreshments . All are welcome and the presentation is free . The church is located at 143 Church St . ( off Route 30 ) in Dorset . Questions , call 802-867-2260 .
Canfield Library Basket Raffle Drawing
There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for the Martha Canfield Library annual holiday basket raffle to raise funds for children ’ s books and programming . Themed baskets contain gifts , toys , books , and gift cards from local businesses . Tickets cost $ 1 per ticket , or $ 5 for 6 tickets . The raffle drawing will be done virtually via Facebook Live December 15 at 7pm , after the library closes at 6pm for Santa ’ s virtual reading of The Night Before Christmas at 6:30pm . And while you are there for your tickets , be sure to check out the Craft Show and Sale in the Canfield Gallery , with a selection of affordable gifts by local crafters . Baskets are on display and tickets are available at the Library , located on 528 East Arlington Road , adjacent to Fisher Elementary School . For information call us at 802-375-6153 .
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Shirley Jean ( Barney ) Jenks , 92 , of Manchester Center , VT passed away peacefully on Monday , November 21 , 2022 . She was born on June 21 , 1930 , in Nineveh Junction , NY and was the daughter of the late Lynn Barney and Irene Hayes Barney . She spent her childhood years in and around Oneonta , NY and graduated from Otego High School in a class of 15 , in 1947 . After high school , she went to work for New York Telephone in Binghamton , NY . She grew to love her job as an operator before and after “ dials ” were developed . She assigned a telephone number to her friend and future sister-in-law , Elaine Barnum , as well as Elaine ’ s brother and her future husband Neilan F . Jenks who she met in 1955 . They were married on June 9th , 1956 , in Endicott , NY . They remained happily married for 51 years in East Glenville , NY living a hearty life until Neil ’ s death in 2007 .
Shirley enjoyed sewing , crafting , knitting , and crocheting . She also found a love for quilting and garnered a respected reputation for her attention to detail . She loved making baby gifts for new parents such as hats , booties , bibs , blankets and quilts . She served as a Girl Scout leader for many years . She also loved to read . She especially enjoyed historical novels and later in life reading recipe books . And she very much enjoyed corresponding with family and friends through writing letters . Shirley was always up for a card game or a board game . She enjoyed ice skating , and backyard games such as badminton and croquet . Above all , she was a loving mother who filled her days with the joys and rewards of her keen innate skills . Her children will forever be grateful for her loving devotion . Everyone who met Shirley later in life , said she was a wonderful , sweet person with a ready smile , a kind word , and a good sense of humor .
Shirley is survived by her son Kyle D . Jenks ; daughter Allison J . ( Mark ) Labate and her granddaughter Samantha Marie Labate . Shirley was predeceased by her loving brother , Robert Barney and her dear sister and best friend , Marilyn Cullum .
A funeral service to honor Shirley ’ s life was held on Tuesday , November 29 , 2022 with Rev . Judith A . Thistle , Chaplain . Shirley was laid to rest next to her husband in Hartwick Cemetery , Hartwick , NY .
In lieu of flowers , memorial contributions can be made to Neighbor to Neighbor , P . O . Box 226 , Manchester Center , VT 05255 . Website : neighbortoneighbor . org
With confidence , the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home , 21 Midline Road , Ballston Lake , and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Shirley ’ s Book of Memories at www . TownleyWheelerFH . com
Healing the Emotional Heart and Soul
On December 11 from 2-4pm at the Watkins House at the Arlington Common , 3939 Route 7A , Healing the Emotional Heart and Soul will begin . It will be an on-going exploration through winter , into the many ways we can heal ourselves on deep levels . Attend when you are able . Facilitated by Teresa King and offered on a sliding scale of $ 10-30 / person .
In a safe space and honoring privacy , we will access the heart in 6 ways : make the clear distinction between messages from the heart and the mind ; learn techniques to unplug from the chaos of the outer world ; discover ways to protect yourself from negative situations and people ; heal our emotional heart by accessing , speaking , and living our Truth ; heal by coming to understand and accept ourselves unconditionally ; and discover ways to feed , honor , and nurture our soul . More information can be found under Events at thelargerpicture . Please bring paper , pen , and your open heart . Registration is required : email Teresa King at teresaking1 @ live . com . The second workshop will be on January 6 . This work can be done in private workshops , if preferred .
Bluegrass and American Roots Podcast
Devon ’ s Bluegrass and American Roots Show is a music podcast proudly rooted in the Green Mountains of Vermont . Showcasing wellknown musicians and musicians trying to make a name for themselves in the American Roots music industry , host and producer Devon Jamieson has interviewed some of the best in American Roots music , including musicians featured on Sirius XM ’ s Bluegrass Junction . The podcast is available online on Anchor . fm , Podbean . com , and Google Podcasts with new episodes currently airing on Saturday mornings at 8am , with the exception of holidays . You can find the podcast on Facebook and Instagram using the handle @ bluegrassandamericanrootsshow , and on Twitter using the handle @ 802bluegrass . If you are interested in a showcase or sponsoring the show , please email : bluegrassandamericanrootsshow @ gmail . com .
PERU ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING
Ed Blanchard has submitted an application for a setback variance for a single-family home at 61 Rt 11 , Peru Vt . The Town Peru Zoning Board of Adjustment will hold a hearing on this application at 7:00 on 12 / 13 / 22 at the Peru Town Offices , 402 Main St .
For Information Email peruvtza @ gmail . com
Pursuant to 24 V . S . A . §§ 4464 ( a ) ( 1 )( C ) and 4471 ( a ), participation in this local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal .
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