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Tuesday, July 22 2014 @ 07:36 PM EDT

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We can each play a part in keeping all of Putney informed. It's easy. In fact, it's quite simple. To submit your own story, click on the "Submit a Story" link on the upper left of the screen, or Read These Instructions.

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>>> Trouble submitting stories to iPutney

We're sorry but folks are currently having trouble submitting articles to iPutney. We hope to have this problem fixed before the weekend is out. In the meantime, please email your stories to rb@sover.net and we can manually post them for you.

This problem, although just discovered, has been affecting the site for a few days. If you have previously submitted a story in the past few days, and it is not yet appearing on the site, we encourage you to send it to us again by email.
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Help Weed the Triangle Garden this Evening

Join in to help beautify the Triangle Garden. Starting at 6pm this evening (Tuesday, July 22) come lend a hand for a half hour, an hour, whatever you have to give. Please bring hand tools and a bucket for weeds.

The Triangle Garden is located at the intersection of Route 5 and the entrance to the Putney Co-op. The Putney Conservation Commission oversees the garden and could use some extra help. Let's keep it weed free all summer long!
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THE STRAY BIRDS and MIKE & RUTHY at NEXT STAGE on THURSDAY, JULY 24

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Pennsylvania-based, acoustic folk trio The Stray Birds and the indie roots music husband/wife team of Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (formerly of the acoustic stringband The Mammals) at Next Stage on Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm.

Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of The Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists - the pure, luxurious voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven's richness of tone and depth of delivery. Grounding their sound is the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench. Their full-length debut “The Stray Birds” was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country, and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

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House for Rent in Putney

Sweet 2/3 Bedroom, 2 Bath with vaulted ceilings and natural light. Manageable yard with flower and veggie gardens, swing set and surrounding quiet woods.

House includes: VT castings Woodstove and oil FHA, gas range, dishwasher, large capacity washer/dryer, new efficient hot water system, wood floors and more. Great house for a family, pets ok.

$1200/month + utilities w/1st, last & deposit and a 1 year commitment. Available by mid August. Call 579-4540.
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ARE YOU MISSING THIS CAT?

(From Karen Blanchard)

The cat arrived around my home and others in the neighborhood near the Putney/Westminster West town line. Clearly is affectionate. Someone must be missing this sweet cat. Email Karen.blanchardreddog@gmail.com

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Putney Foodshelf News — Keeping It Healthy!

How would you manage if you were unemployed, lost your job, had low wages or disabilities? Far too many of our neighbors are facing these challenges (for example, 20% of our Foodshelf clients have disabilities.) The Foodshelf helps fill in the food gaps as well as connect our clients with other supportive resources. 

We try offer healthy foods to keep our neighbors healthy, and we need your help. People struggling with low income suffer higher rates of obesity and chronic diseases, and their limited access to healthy foods is a major factor. Here’s how you can help break this poor food cycle when donating to the Foodshelf (and when shopping for yourself and your family, too!):

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Triangle Garden Community Weeding Party

Do you love this garden as you drive past it coming into and going out of Putney?

Please come help the hard working volunteers from the Conservation Commission weed and mulch it this WEDS JULY 16 6-8PM.

We need community support to keep this beauty beautiful!
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Select board meeting July 16

The Putney Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 16, 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. All are welcome to attend. The agenda can be viewed on the municipal website using the following link: http://putneyvt.org/files/docs/sbagen....16.14.pdf
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Benefit concert by Devil Makes Three

Unique and last chance to see a great concert – only 30 tickets (of 300) left.

On July 24th 2014 , The Devil Makes Three will be playing a benefit concert for the Putney Mountain Association’s acquisition and conservation of 144 acres on Holland Hill. This alt-roots acoustic string band, with deep ties to the hills of Putney, has just come off its tour with Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and is now playing to sell-out crowds in Europe. They will return from the European tour and perform the benefit concert in Putney before they depart to a sold- out performance at the Newport Folk Festival the next day. Known for their tight harmonies and nocturnal howls, The Devil Makes Three has long been making crowds go wild.
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TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN PRESENTS BEAUCOUP BLUE ON SUNDAY, JULY 13

Twilight Music continues its 12th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, July 13 with Philadelphia-based, Americana and acoustic blues duo Beaucoup Blue. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 24. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, Next Stage Arts Project, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit http://www.twilightmusic.org and www.beaucoupblue.com.

Beaucoup Blue, the father and son team of David and Adrian Mowry, features two soulful voices and acoustic slide guitar virtuosity.