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March 20th

ANNUAL SPRING CRAFT FAIR March 20 from 9- 2 at the Elks Lodge in Greenwich.

FREE ADMISSION. ELKS Auxiliary would like to invite you to stop by and check out all the wonderful crafts vendors have to offer.

The vendors will offer such items as hand made knitted items, quilts, goat milk soap and lotions, candy, woodworking, leather goods, jewelry. The kitchen will be open all day with many homemade brownies, cookies, cupcakes for snacks and chili, hot dogs and sandwiches for lunch for sale by the Auxiliary.

BPOE # 2223 Elks Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that donates all proceeds to the community. Please contact Donna Blair for applications to be a vendor or any other information at 518-692-2347.

March 21st

Cabin Fever Chicken BBQ- Salem Boy Scouts At Salem Firehouse- $10 each

Drive through pick-up 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


April 10th

Raffle- Weber Smokefire Grill- benefit Salem Fire Dept. Tickets $5.00 each.


April 23rd - 25th

Vintage Market Days® of Vermont - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vermont State Fair Grounds- Rutland. Check out this SPRING event April 23rd-25th! Mark your calendars and join us for three days of the very best vintage vendors from the Vermont area and across the nation. VMD™ is an upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, home decor, clothing, handmade treasures, jewelry, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies,seasonal plantings and a little more. Join us for the truly unique experience of Vintage Market Days of Vermont, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind shopping experience!  For Tickets:

May 8th

Horse Tack Swap Meet- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Washington County Fair Grounds


Free WiFi at Bancroft Library

The password that had previously been on our wi-fi "Library Wireless" has been removed.

Now when a community member wants to use it, they no longer need that password. It is on and available 24/7, accessible outside the building.

Free WiFi at the Salem Courthouse Community Center

You can use the Courthouse’s parking lot for internet access the password is 5188547053

We also have a walk in cooler we are setting up to store milk from 5 acre farms if there is need for storage. Stay well Salem!

Free WiFi at the Georgi

For neighbors in need of wi-fi and internet access, the Georgi signal reaches the entire Community Park. Feel free to stop by and connect as needed, but please respect the current recommended social distancing policy.

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Password: TheGeorgi

Free On-Line Resources

Virtual Marine Biology Field Camp

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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Guide to Virtual Museums


Enter an Achieve of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online


25 Sources of Free Public Domain Books


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Bancroft Public Library

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Fantastic online resources newly available to our library system!
TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

*TumbleBookLibrary: K-6 children's ebook database:

*TumbleMath: K-6 children's math ebook database:

*TeenBookCloud: Gr 7-12 ebook database:

*AudioBookCloud: all ages audio book database:

*RomanceBookCloud: a huge collection of steamy romance novels for the older crowd:


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For Kindle you can get Free ebooks from the Amazon Store on your tablet.


Navajo Flatbread:

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Bread shortage?

This is the easiest kind of bread you can make. Costs pennies and can get you through these strange times, my family lived off these when the pickings were slim.

Navajo Flatbread:  Makes 6

2 cups flour

1 - 1 1/4cup of lukewarm water

1 table spoon baking powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1 table spoon oil/butter/shortening

Mix dry ingredients together and add most water, mix and add water until it has the consistency of tacky pizza dough.

Knead for a few minutes.

Let rest in greased bowl for 30- 60 minutes.

Divide into 6 pieces and roll out on floured surface thin. (Tortilla thickness)

Hear griddle to 350F.

Cook until golden brown spots and flip, cooking until done.

They can be made ahead and kept under a flour towel or frozen for later use.


Rupert Rising Bread

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Hello everyone. In addition to our regular distribution to stores we have decided to offer fresh bread pick up here at the bakery on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ordering ahead, even a couple of days, is encouraged as it helps to plan how much to bake. We will however have a selection here and you can call ahead to see what’s available. We will also continue to be open for bagels on Tuesday evening from 5-7pm.

If you like you can drive up to the bakery entrance, give a little honk and we can bring products out to you. We accept payment via Venmo, Paypal and Square as well as cash(exact change would be helpful) or check.

Give us a call or text at 802-375-5250. If we don’t answer leave a message and we will call you right back with a confirmation.

Baguettes, Ciabatta and Pain au Levain will be available both days. On Tuesday we will also have East Street Wheat. On Thursday we will have Semolina Levain. Our breads freeze wonderfully if you are looking to stock up. Thanks and be well. Jed and Mandy Mayer.



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Bennington Museum

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Bingo Mondays- Cambridge- Played every Monday night- 7 p.m. Cambridge Legion Post #634 for info. 677-8069.

Bridge Class- Manchester- Green Mountain Academy will present bridge class with Elizabeth von Riesenfelder from 2 - 4 p.m. on Mondays Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 at Equinox Village in Manchester.  Fee is $75.  Register at  or call (802) 867-0111.


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Story Hour- Cambridge- the Cambridge Public Library will host a pre-school Story Hour every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m.  Children can enjoy a story, craft and snack.  Free and open to the public.

Story Time- Manchester- Manchester Community Library will hold Preschool Story Time with art teacher Stacy Gates at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Story Time- Hoosick Falls- Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Story Room. They will have plenty of stories, finger-plays, songs, crafts and snacks.

Food Pantry- Cossayuna- The Mobile Food Pantry will be open from 4 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Cossayuna Firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and East Lake Roads, Cossayuna.  Free produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and more are available to residents of the Cossayuna Fire District.  For info. call Devin Bulger, (518) 538-3522.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free.


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First Tuesdays

Bancroft Library Lego Club- Salem- 6 to 7 p.m. Love to Build?  Come join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an hour of Lego Fun.  A different theme each month, Free and open to all, No registration required, All ages welcome, Duplo Lego will be available for the littlest builders.

Bancroft Book Club- SALEM - The Bancroft Public Library Book Club will meet at the library at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month to discuss both fiction and non-fiction work.  New readers are welcome! Call 854-2463 for more updates.


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Second Tuesdays

Salem Area Youth Association -Meets at Salem Courthouse Second Tuesday each month 7 p.m.

Knitting Night- Dorset- The Dorset Library will host Knitting Night from 5 - 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month.  All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Coffee is provided; bring a snack to share if you like.  For info. call Betsy or Erica at (802) 867-5774.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free


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Tuesdays & Thursdays

Osteo Exercise- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library will hold Osteo Exercise from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday & Thursday.  Ask at the desk for an information packet.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.


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Story Hour- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer Story Hour every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with great books, crafts and activities.  Free admission

Farmers Market- Greenwich- The Greenwich Farmers' Market takes place from 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday year-round at the Seventy Main historical building, 70 Main Street, Greenwich.  For info. call Julie Callahan (518) 944-7149.

Sit and Knit- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host the Sit and Knit Group every Wednesday in the Community Room from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your projects and your humor.


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Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Story Time- Schuylerville- The Schuylerville Public Library will hold a preschool Story Time every Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-6641.


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Rhyme Time- Manchester- The Manchester Community Library will hold Rhyme Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.  Free and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Lego Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street in Greenwich will offer a new Lego Club every Thursday from 3 - 4 p.m.  The free, drop-in program for children under 9 years will be parent-run and all ages are welcome.


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Little Learners Programs- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library, Main St. Greenwich, will hold "Little Learners" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.  The program features hands-on learning for younger children.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.

Al-Anon- Greenwich- Al-Anon meetings will be held every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 143 Main St., Greenwich.  If someone you care about has a drinking issue, meet others who share your concerns.  Learn to replace despair with hope.

Lego Club- Hoosick Falls- The Lego Club at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will meet from 4 - 5 p.m. Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 5 & 19; and March 4 & 18.  Snacks are provided.  Children can take the bus from Hoosick Falls Central School and get dropped off at the library.  Parents can pick up at 5 p.m.

Chess Club- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host chess matches from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 5.  Local chess players are welcome to prove their intellectual prowess.

Second Fridays of the Month

Lyme Disease Support- Granville- A Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Trinity Church, 35 East Main Street, Granville.  Anyone affected by Lyme Disease is welcome to attend and share their experience.  Facilitator is Sharon DiMinico.  For info. call (518) 642-2883.


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Chess at Bancroft Library- The Blind Squirrel Chess Club meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by Saturdays if you are interested.

Thrift Shop Open- Argyle Christ's Closet Thrift Shop at the Argyle Methodist Church will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Ongoing bag sale for $3 and $5.  Fall/winter clothes, household items and more.

Book Sale- Granville- The Friends of the Pember Library continue their "Back-Room" Book Sale on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville.  Included is a large selection of gently read paperbacks for 25 cents each, hardcover best sellers for $1.00 each, children's books for 10 cents each, as well as puzzles and games.  Check it out every Saturday morning.



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First Sundays

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, First Sundays --Cambridge American Legion Post #634. for info. call 677-8069.

Second Sundays

Sunday Breakfast- Victory- Victory Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will cook breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.  This breakfast will continue to be held the second Sunday of each month.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-3917.

Third Sundays

Breakfast Buffet- Greenwich- Greenwich Elks Lodge at 30 Bulson Road and Route 40 will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month.  Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children 6 - 12, under 5 free.  For details, call (518) 695-5178.




Cans for Cancer!- Donate your cans and bottles. Teri Burdick, of the Hoosier Hopeful Relay for Life Team, collects cans and bottles all year long to help fund a cure for cancer.  For info. 686-7851 or take your donation to the Nickelback Redemption Center on Lower Carey Ave., Hoosick Falls.


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