Heart & Soul neighborhood conversations begin

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Heart & Soul of Essex has begun a series of conversations in living rooms, businesses and other places around town.  People who live or work in Essex are getting together in small groups to participate in a facilitated discussion.  During the conversation, community members share experiences about living or working in Essex, and identify hopes for the future.  These conversations are expected to lay the groundwork for a shared vision that will drive community decision making in the future.

Want to host a conversation in your home, workplace or at another location around town? Or want to get involved in a different way? Contact Lori Houghton at 373-0599 or houghton.lori@gmail.com.

From left to right: Linda Hasan, Andrew Baker, Sharon Pitterson-Ogaldez and Wendy Johnson engaged in a practice conversation during one of two facilitator trainings. Heart & Soul of Essex trained 31 facilitators total.
Photo contributed

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Candidates’ forum hosted by Heart & Soul of Essex and Vermont League of Women Voters

Heart & Soul of Essex and Vermont League of Women Voters will present an Essex candidates’ forum on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Kolvoord Room at the Brownell Library from 3:30-5 p.m.

The following candidates have accepted this invitation and will be present at this event:

• Linda Waite Simpson, Candidate for the Vermont House Chittenden 8-2

• Tim Jerman, Candidate for the Vermont House Chittenden 8-2

• Carl Houghton, of Essex, Candidate for Vermont House Chittenden 8-2

• Paul Dame, Candidate for Vermont House Chittenden 8-2

• Linda Myers, unopposed candidate for Vermont House 8-1

• Martha Heath, unopposed candidate for Vermont House 8-3

Meet your candidates, hear their views, ask questions and participate in this free, open to the public, non-partisan forum.

Light refreshments will be served.

For further information, call 879-5409