“ASK BILLINGS FARM LIVE” SERIES

Beginning April 8 at 1 p.m. Billings Farm & Museum will launch Ask Billings Farm Live, a Facebook Live series where you can ask your questions of Billings Farm & Museum’s resident experts and learn more about our collections, our farm, and our programs.

The first program features Interpretation & Education Coordinator, Christine Scales, who will preview Baby Farm Animal Celebration. Geared towards elementary school students, educators and families, we invite your questions about our animals and the farm. Join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BillingsFarmMuseum/. The next program is scheduled for April 22 at 1 p.m. and will feature the topic of Earth Day!

Visit www.billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home/ to come face-to-face virtually with our farm animals and learn how we care for them. Discover delicious seasonal and historic recipes to make at home. Explore the restored 1890 Farm Manager’s House and learn about the 1890’s tools and practices that tell the story of Vermont’s rural culture. Find arts and craft projects for families using materials most people have at home. Check out videos on making maple syrup and see how to milk a cow.

CELEBRATE SPRING WITH BABY ANIMALS

Celebrate springtime with a virtual parade of Baby Farm Animals at Billings Farm & Museum ONLINE, April 10 and 11 at www.billingsfarm.org. On Friday and Saturday, see fuzzy, baby chicks, adorable calves, and cute little lambs in sweaters. Meet our animals and learn about life on our dairy farm through our videos. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for cute animal photos and to see eggs hatching on our live incubator feed. Visit https://billingsfarm.org/billings-farm-at-home/ for Baby Farm Animal videos, downloads and more.

MEALS ON WHEELS MESSAGE

Meals On Wheels is in need of volunteers to help pack food for those in most need within our community.

If you are healthy and already volunteering within the community during this effort and would like to lend a helping hand, give the organization a call Penny Jones at (802) 775-4133.

RUTLAND COUNTY MUTUAL AID RESOURCES

Links to Information about COVID-19

Rutland County Mutual: https://sites.google.com/view/rutvtmutualaid?fbclid=IwAR2l4k30GXEkDD8nxhHHSVl6JUL6qpUZ-bW1Bdh_Fi8jY5I0yobmVGSs7ow

Hunger Free Vermont: hungerfreevt.org/coronavirus

Vermont Department of Health: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Vermont Agency of Education: https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

RRMC PHARMACY PRESCRIPTION PICK-UP

When prescriptions are ready, the Pharmacy will call you and payment will be taken with a credit card over the phone or cash will be collected at pick-up. Exact change is appreciated. Upon arrival at the Stratton Road entrance, call the Pharmacy (802.747.1777) and the staff will bring the prescription to your car. If you’re unable to call the Pharmacy, please come to the entrance, provide your name, and they will bring it to you. Pharmacy Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. — 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Rutland County Resource Guide

The Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office is pleased to give you this Resource Guide to Services during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

Information and Links for assistance with Food, Unemployment, Online Education Alternatives, Domestic Violence Services, Mental Health Resources, National Hotlines & more.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MkaffhmyXA6BNkaFQQf1azzgPAbJ759vovehfRVg1pk/edit?fbclid=IwAR3B1Pm9pg-mbeeD7rV5H48GvHQajL4b7za8GABRxjLw0rwPxuZOY3bDORs

Additional Covid-19 online Resources

www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus

www.coronavirus.gov

https://members.rutlandvermont.com/news/details/business-updates

JOURNALISM STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

The Journalism Education Foundation of New England, a division of the New England Newspaper & Press Association, will award several $2,000 scholarships this spring to high school seniors and college students in the six-state region who aspire to pursue a career in journalism.

This program encourages and supports young people who wish to staff and lead newspapers into the next generation.

The JEFNE scholarship is available to residents of New England. Applicants must be a college student or high school senior planning to attend college the following year to study journalism or a related field, and they are required to have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Interested students can apply for the scholarship online at www.nenpa.com. The deadline for applications is March 27. For further information please call NENPA at 781-281-7284.

RUTLAND-AREA MEDICAL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

The 2020 Rutland-Area Medical Community Scholarship committee has extended the application deadline from March 15 to April 1 for qualified candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. In its fourth year, the scholarship is possible thanks to the generosity of Rutland-area physicians, retired physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

The scholarship is intended to stimulate the region’s best and brightest students, encouraging them to continue their education in the field of health care. The scholarship awards will create opportunities that empower recipients to achieve excellence in education. Eligible candidates include high school seniors, local college students or Rutland-area medical-community employees who are working toward furthering their goal of a career in health care.

The Rutland-area medical community established the scholarship program in 2016, raising more than $175,000 to support on-going scholarship awards. During the past three years, sixteen $1,000 scholarships have been awarded. In 2020, the awards will increase with five $1,250 scholarship awards to be distributed.

All applications must be received by April 1, 2020. For more information about the Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship, or to download an application please visit http://bit.ly/MedScholarship2020 or call 802-747-3634.

RUTLAND COUNTY MUTUAL AID RESOURCES

Links to Information about COVID-19

Rutland County Mutual: https://sites.google.com/view/rutvtmutualaid?fbclid=IwAR2l4k30GXEkDD8nxhHHSVl6JUL6qpUZ-bW1Bdh_Fi8jY5I0yobmVGSs7ow

Hunger Free Vermont: https://www.hungerfreevt.org/news/coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR1j8SEoHra8_5rAK8y4abk5PDUPsGXlX7Svfij9lcnzGIKvEo7Nxrob2Rs

Vermont Department of Health: https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Vermont Agency of Education: https://education.vermont.gov/news/covid-19-guidance-vermont-schools

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

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