Across Our Table
Black River Good Neighbor Services is
primarily a food shelf to help people in need. So we distribute a lot
of food, some of which may not be familiar to all people. We try to
find recipes to complement the food that we distribute and now we are
producing a cooking show to introduce those recipes to everybody. The
show is called “Across Our Table” and features two of our volunteers,
Doris Eddy and Peter LaBelle (pictured above in a scene from an episode
of 'Across Our Table'), who discuss the recipes and the food while
demonstrating. The show is broadcast on LPC-TV and is also available on
(Just click on videos and scroll down to find the episode you want to
We have also typed up the recipes
and they are available by clicking
We hope that you find something useful in
the show and we’d love to hear your comments. Please e-mail them to
A Message from
Peter LaBelle, President of BRGNS
Everyone knows about mud season, summer season, foliage season and ski season here in Vermont. But what about Stick Season? Do you know when we experience “Stick Season”? Well, it comes around every year in that narrow window between foliage and skiing – between fall’s colored leaves and winter’s white snow. It happens after the leaf peepers leave and before the skiers descend on us. Not much happens during Stick Season, but BRGNS tries to remedy that lack with some great entertainment. Ladies and Gentlemen, on Saturday, November 1st BRGNS will host the fifth annual Stick Season Social!
Each year we hold a dinner and social at Sam’s Steakhouse to benefit our food and financial assistance programs. As I repeat in all of my messages, “Hunger never takes a Holiday”. We always have need of food for our shelves and that is particularly true when the area moves through a slow period. We live in an area that is highly dependent on tourism and when the tourist trade drops off some folks find themselves between jobs and can use a helping hand. So you can help them by coming to our Stick Season Social.
Besides getting a great dinner and Sam’s wonderful hospitality you also have the opportunity to bid in our silent auction and to enter multiple raffles. There will be great prizes including a valuable “Vermont Mystery Box” that will be worth your bid. If you want your name immortalized in an Archer Mayor novel, you can bid on that too. We have art, theater, sports – both skiing and golf – great dining, entertainment, hardware, classes, and you can gaze at the night sky through a telescope. All of this and more will be up for bid.
Tickets are available at the BRGNS Thrift Store, at People’s Bank, at the Wine and Cheese Depot, at the Book Nook and on line – right where you are reading this. Just scroll up on this page and click where directed to purchase your tickets right now. Cost is $55 per ticket. And remember that BRGNS is a 501(c)(3) charity. I hope to see you all there.