Community Affairs – June/July 2021

Recharging Your Batteries

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
– Deepak Chopra
It’s Time to Gear Up, Life is Waiting!
Vermont will be fully open by July 4, 2021. Get out there and have some fun! One of the best parts of Vermont is that we have it all, and so close by. 

Enjoy the many fine Restaurants in Manchester and the Mountain Towns

Vermont’s summer resorts each have their own style and small differences make them unique. From those looking to enjoy the many Vermont state parks or check out the fishing and wildlife, Farmers Markets, Parades, Lakes and Ponds. For those searching for peace and quiet in a resort or private residence, there’s nothing like a summer vacation in Vermont.

Vermont Golf

Because of its natural beauty and rolling hills, Vermont is a course designer’s dream. The state is home to some of the most scenic golf courses in the country. 

Theater and the Arts

Southern Vermont’s Arts organizations are reopening this summer with concerts, exhibits, and live performances, many of them outdoors. Click the links below to learn more.

Dorset Theatre Festival  

Manchester Music Festival  

Southern Vermont Arts Center  

Taconic Music  

Weston Playhouse  

In Bennington

Pangaea is currently open for dinner, Tuesdays-Saturdays starting at 4pm offering a range of internationally inspired cuisine, craft beer + cocktails, fine wine, indoor and outdoor dining and curbside pickup.
1 Prospect Street, North Bennington, VT

The Roasted Bean Espresso Bar has joined forces with Pangaea Restaurant at 1 Prospect Street in North Bennington. Offering coffee + baked goods starting at 8am, Tuesday-Saturday, lunch starting at 11am, and open Sunday mornings from 9am-2pm for Donut Sunday!
For the Community

2021 Komen Vermont Virtual MORE THAN PINK Walk. The Vermont Walk will be continue to be fully VIRTUAL and is being held on October 23 of 2021.


The women and men facing breast cancer need our support now, as much as ever. Whether it’s emotional support via our helpline, financial support through our treatment assistance program, or help navigating their care journey, we must be there for them.


It is important to remember that 75% of net funds raised at MORE THAN PINK Walk are used to support local service organizations in Vermont and New Hampshire providing assistance to underinsured and uninsured women and men, as well as supporting breast cancer screening and education. The remaining 25% of net funds raised support Komen’s national research program.


Last year we raised $2,515.04, let’s try to build upon that success! Please join us in our 3rd year participating as a SCVBR team. We have already raised $303 of our $1000 goal. CLICK HERE to join us or make a donation!


Habitat For Humanity – The Shires Retail Store in Manchester is Open For Business. The Shires is looking for Donations of Furniture and Accessories. Become a Volunteer, see attached schedule. Call Pat DelGiorno or Sandy LaSerte to volunteer your services.