Dr. Judith Fellows – Rest in Power

Rest in Power
1126-loc-obit-fellows-mille_20161125A member of the ACT family has gone on to rest in power this week. Dr. Judith Fellows was a long-standing member of ACT through many incarnations over several years. As a prevention consultant with the Vermont Department of Health, Dr. Fellows brought a high-level of expertise and mentorship to many coalitions and organizations who sought to improve the health of our communities. She served on ACT’s executive committee and helped to support our work until her retirement.
We thank you.
Dr. Fellows recently transitioned after a brave battle against cancer. She was a mother, grandmother, wife, scholar and friend to many.
She will be missed. We thank you Dr. Fellows for your gifts to our communities.
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Judith Fellows
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016
11:00 AM
Old First Church
Old Bennington, VT

Join in the celebration!

REGISTER TODAY: https://actbennington.org/dfc-celebration/

ACT invites the public a 1-year celebration of Bennington’s awarding of the federal Drug Free Community grant on Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 from 8:30 – 1:30 at the CAPA Center at Bennington College.

Joining will be special guest speaker Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber to talk about Drug Courts in Vermont

Here the latest reports from local leaders on:

  • Local successes achieved through the Drug Free Communities Grant Program
  • Data on local youth drug use, misuse and abuse in the region
  • Community attitudes on drug use
  • Regional responses to the opiate crisis

Following the presentations, find out how you can directly be involved in this important work.

Agenda

Detailed agenda will be forwarded to all registered attendees via email.

8:30 – 10:00 – ACT Successes in Year 1 of the Drug Free Communities Grant, Community Survey on Drug Perceptions Report, Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Report

10:00: Bennington County Prescription Drug Task Force, Quad State Initiative

11:00 – Chief Justice Paul Reiber –  Use and Impact of Drug Courts on Vermont’s Criminal Justice System

Attendees may remain following the presentation for lunch and coalition planning workshops.

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Alliance for Community Transformations Working Roundtable Activities

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Complete the registration form below or call 802-442-0713 x 9 for more info.

REGISTER TODAY: https://actbennington.org/dfc-celebration/tumblr_m1iekekm9x1qhlqnno3_1280

DFC Celebration Event

REGISTER TODAY: https://actbennington.org/dfc-celebration/

ACT invites the public a 1-year celebration of Bennington’s awarding of the federal Drug Free Community grant on Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 from 8:30 – 1:30 at the CAPA Center at Bennington College.

Joining will be special guest speaker Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Reiber to talk about Drug Courts in Vermont

Here the latest reports from local leaders on:

  • Local successes achieved through the Drug Free Communities Grant Program
  • Data on local youth drug use, misuse and abuse in the region
  • Community attitudes on drug use
  • Regional responses to the opiate crisis

Following the presentations, find out how you can directly be involved in this important work.

Agenda

Detailed agenda will be forwarded to all registered attendees via email.

8:30 – 10:00 – ACT Successes in Year 1 of the Drug Free Communities Grant, Community Survey on Drug Perceptions Report, Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Report

10:00: RX Task Force, Quad State Initiative

11:00 – Chief Justice Paul Reiber –  Use and Impact of Drug Courts on Vermont’s Criminal Justice System

Attendees may remain following the presentation for lunch and coalition planning workshops.

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 Alliance for Community Transformations Working Roundtable Activities

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Complete the registration form below or call 802-442-0713 x 9 for more info.

REGISTER TODAY: https://actbennington.org/dfc-celebration/

Sticker Shock Part 2 Launches!

August 24, 2016 –

Local youth partnered up with ACT Member Sean Morin of the Center for Restorative Justice in the second launch of the Sticker Shock project in the town of Bennington. A project of the Drug Free Communities Grant Program, ACT’s Substance Abuse and Tobacco Prevention committee coordinated the fall effort with Sean as the project lead.

The campaign goal is to raise community awareness of the penalties for providing alcohol to minors. The messaging is achieved using brightly colored stickers placed on cases of alcohol by youth in the community with adult supervision.

Participating Bennington Area stores for the fall campaign include Martin’s Mobil, Mincers Gas Station, Bennington Beverage Outlet and the Beverage Den.

Following the event, youth will be treated to free pizza courtesy of Ramunto’s Pizzeria in Bennington.
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2016 Community Survey and Contest are NOW LIVE!

2016 ACT Substance Abuse Community Survey

MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE

On behalf of the youth of the greater Bennington area, thank you for participating in this community survey on substance abuse in the region. This is a confidential survey, and will help us in understanding the community’s perceptions on substance abuse and how to best address it for the sake of our youth.

CLICK HERE

TO TAKE THE SURVEY


 ENTER TO WIN

As a thank you for completing the survey, you can enter to win a drawing to win great prizes including:

  • 2 free tickets to the Saturday September 24, NASCAR truck races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway courtesy of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Family Fun Pack: 8 movie tickets to Bennington Cinemas, 2 games and rentals for 4 people at Bennington Lanes courtesy of the Alliance for Community Transformations
  • 2 free concert tickets to see Elvis Costello on October 26th at the Palace Theater in Albany courtesy of WEQX FM Radio

Prize Sponsor Promo

Contest Rules: Brought to you by the Alliance for Community Transformations, WEQX-FM Radio, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the Bennington Banner.  Must be 18 to enter. Winner will be chosen by random selection from print and online entry forms received prior to midnight on 9/13/16. Only one entry per submission allowed. No purchase necessary to win.