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The Most fun a baby soul can have comes from watching. The most fun a young soul can have comes from doing. And the most fun an old soul can have doesn't come from anything. Not that old souls aren't the first to the playground, dance floor, or hoedown, but that they could have fun anywhere, anytime, like right here and now. Crazy like a fox.

The Rochester PTO Community Dance will be held at the Pierce Hall Community Center on Main St. on Saturday, October 1 from 7 to 10 pm. Come dance to music provided by a DJ. Local residents and friends come celebrate the community spirit that got us through Irene. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $8 for a single and $10 for a Family. Donations will also be accepted. Proceeds will benefit the Rochester Relief and the PTO Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Rochester School PTO.

Riddle: Five friends had to guess how many marbles were in a jar. Bill guessed five under the actual amount, Hank was two under, Sam was the winner, Sue was one over and Kate was six over. Their guesses, not in order, were 186, 175, 178, 181, and 180. What was Hank's guess? Answer below.

The White River Valley Players present two workshops entitled, "More Than Gravel Was Stirred." A lot has happened to our communities and there are many stories out there that have stirred our spirits. Come tell your story. A workshop for writing short plays with Ethan Bowen will begin on Saturday, October 1 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Bowman Home just south of the Park House. Then on Wednesday, October 5 from 6 to 10 pm followed by the final workshop on Saturday, October 8 from 9 am to 2 pm. All levels of experience are welcome. Registration deadline is September 30. For more information contact Ginny Bowman at 767-3954.

The 2nd workshop is best described as "Do you have a story that can be told best in a song?" This songwriting workshop is with Susan Rule and Dorothy Robson. All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to experienced songwriters wanting feedback and a venue. Classes will be held at the Park House on Mondays, October 3 and 10 from 7 to 9 pm followed by one individual session by appointment. To register or to find out more, please contact Susan Rule at 234-5620 or Dorothy Robson at 767-3732. Registration deadline is September 30.

The plays and the song selections may become part of a White River Valley Players' production on November 11, 12 and 13.

The Stockbridge Central School (SCS) has rescheduled School Picture Day to Tuesday, October 11. The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for October 5, 6, and 7 in the SCS library for students to shop before and after school. Parents and interested readers are invited to come in and browse the books as well.

The White River Partnership is conducting volunteer activities designed to understand the impacts of Tropical Storm Irene on river health and to improve the long term health of the White River. On Friday, September 30 from 8 am to 12 noon folks are invited to meet in Rochester in the school parking lot. Volunteers should wear long sleeves, long pants and closed toe shoes; gloves and trash bags will be provided. To report a site that needs cleaning up, please fill out the Connecticut River Watershed's Council's scouting report at

Do you have an old instrument, a sax or a trumpet collecting dust in your attic or basement? If so, the Bethel Music Department is asking you to consider donating it. Every year there are students who want to play an instrument but cannot afford to rent or purchase one. When an instrument is donated it is sent to Ellis Music where it is made ready for playing and then given to a child. If you have such an instrument and would like to help, please contact Band Director Carrie Kohl at 234-9966, extension 229.

Riddle Solution: 178. The easiest way to think about this is that Kate had to have the highest guess at 186, meaning there were 180 marbles in the jar. Two under (Hank's guess) would be 178.

Thought for the Week: "Ideas go booming through the world louder than cannon. Thoughts are mightier than armies. Principles have achieved more victories than horseman or chariots." - W. M. Paxton.

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