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The Bridge’s Nat Frothingham Going on WDEV Radio Show

WATERBURY — Mark Johnson, host of the well-known radio broadcast called “The Mark Johnson Show,” has agreed to have The Bridge editor and publisher Nat Frothingham on as a guest this Friday, March 6, at 9 a.m. Nat is scheduled to talk about the transition of the Montpelier-based community newspaper from a for-profit limited liability corporation to a non-profit organization.

The Mark Johnson Show features Vermont newsmakers from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. weekday mornings on WDEV FM 96.1 and AM 550 AM, http://www.markjohnsonshow.com.

 

Senior Center To Host Irish Dinner Fundraiser

EAST MONTPELIER — The Twin Valley Senior Center is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day dinner fundraiser on March 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the center on Route 2, Blueberry Commons. This corned beef and cabbage dinner is sponsored and catered by the Abbey Group of Enosburg. They are having this dinner, which will be by donation, to bring awareness to our Meals on Wheels Program. The facility is handicapped accessible.

Their dedicated volunteers deliver about 170 meals a week and do safety checks on their seniors, veterans and the disabled. According to Twin Valley Senior Center, 14,868 Vermont seniors are struggling with hunger. For every dollar invested in Meals on Wheels, $50 is saved in Medicaid spending. The center will be holding March for Meals week March 16-20 during which time, people can learn more about the Meals on Wheels program and its effect on Vermont seniors.

Twin Valley Senior Center serves seniors in Calais, East Montpelier, Cabot, Marshfield, Plainfield and Cabot.

 

Family Fun Day Planned

MONTPELIER — The Family Center of Washington County will host Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Union Elementary School, 1 Park Ave., in Montpelier. This day is an opportunity to ward off mid-winter doldrums with lively entertainment, activities and refreshments for children and adults. The event is free and open to the public.

Entertainment will include Troy Wunderle’s One Man Circus and Christopher R and His Flying Purple Guitar. Other events include arts and crafts, face painting and baby playgroup. A child passenger safety technician will be on hand to answer questions and Story Time will be presented by Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Families can head to the cafeteria and snack on pizza, subs, baked goods and beverages for a nominal fee.

This event encourages connections between parents and children through play, networking opportunities for parents and care givers, increased access to community family support resources, as well as socialization and play opportunities for children through the on-site playgroup and group physical activities.

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