On Saturday the 30th, there's going to be a waffle breakfast at the Essex Community Church to benefit Charlotte Staats, a fencer who hopes to compete in the junior Olympics. The breakfast will be from 7 to 11 a.m. and will be put on by Charlotte's family. The menu looks delicious.
Also on the 30th, the science fiction movie "Moon" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange.
On Feb. 2, Whallonsburg's very own Andy Buchanan will give a talk at 7 p.m. at the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Ed Center. Mr. Buchanan, a history professor at UVM, will offer his thoughts on John Brown.
The new sugar house on Jersey Street will be operating this spring. Michael French has been putting in some long hours getting the equipment set up. The old sugar house, on Sanders Road, is as scenic as any you'd find in Vermont but it's tired out and starting to lean to the side.