From the Chamber: Welcome to the 21st Annual Garlic and Herb Festival!
08/27/2016 01:59 PM EDT
On behalf of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bennington community, I want to welcome you to the 21st Annual Garlic and Herb Festival happening this coming Labor Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday. This two-day event was attended by nearly 15,000 people last year and has been named one of Vermont's "Top Ten Events of the Year," selected as a "Top Event" by Yankee Magazine's Best Full Story
The Outside Story: The Dirt on Roots
08/26/2016 10:11 PM EDT - You can pretty much count on a tree to stay in one place, at least in the real world. Not so in fiction. Remember the walking, talking Ents in the Lord of the Rings movies? Or Groot, the tree-like alien in the science fiction film Guardians of the Galaxy? Roots anchor a tree, of course, allowing it to stand up to much of what nature can throw at it; they also provide life-giving nutrients. Full Story
08/25/2016 08:40 PM EDT - "Dying is easy; comedy is hard" is an apocryphal quote that has been attributed to a number of actors, from Edmund Kean to Edmund Gwenn. Anyone who has ever had the experience of performing stand-up in front of an "unfriendly" audience knows what an excruciating experience it can be. But sometimes, dying on stage can be literal, leading to an even quicker demise to a comedian's career often with Full Story
Purcell: Yet Another Regrettable Outcome of the 2016 Election: Divorce
08/25/2016 09:09 AM EDT - Get this: According to The New York Times, some wives are threatening to divorce their husbands if the fellows vote for Donald Trump. The Times featured one couple, a male dentist and a female a doctor, who had never talked much about politics before. When the wife learned her husband was for Trump, she threatened to divorce him and move to Canada. Full Story
Health Matters: Garlic Can Do That?
08/23/2016 09:58 PM EDT - Every Labor Day Weekend, people from miles around in every direction come to Bennington to celebrate garlic. That's right; our town is host to the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival, one of the top ten garlic festivals in the United States. Most of the vendors and festival goers are there to celebrate the one-of-a-kind taste of this humble vegetable and all of the different ways it can be Full Story
Sen. Leahy: National Park Service at 100
08/23/2016 09:57 PM EDT - It's been called "America's Best Idea." This week we celebrate an important date in our nation's history. 100 years ago the United States made a bold and thoughtful declaration about our country's future by choosing to forever preserve our nation's past, as reflected in our finest natural and cultural treasures, with the creation of the National Park Service. Full Story
Bigger than Biceps: Celebrating 94 years of healthy living
08/23/2016 09:50 PM EDT - During my days of wasting time scrolling through social media, I often stumble across an article about couples sharing their secrets of a happy marriage after 50 years. Not too often do I find seniors sharing their secrets on living a happy, healthy life. After my column a few weeks back, "Choosing a healthy lifestyle and keeping loved ones around," I received a lovely typewritten note from a Full Story
Graves Registry: Donald Trump's sorry moment
08/22/2016 08:39 PM EDT - Donald Trump is now a sorry presidential candidate in every sense of the word. He recently told a crowd in Charlotte, N.C. that, "Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that. And believe it or not, I regret it. Full Story
From the Chamber: The power of media is now in your hands
08/19/2016 05:59 PM EDT - Last week we announced that we had received a national award for our innovative series "Bennington Made." We were very pleased with the recognition and award, but to be honest, I wasn't too surprised that we had received it. When we began shooting the first episodes I knew we were on to something. I knew we were creating fresh content and a platform that could rival any other chamber in the Full Story
When we let emotions manage wildlife
08/19/2016 04:06 PM EDT - I hate it when I'm right and when animal activists get their way. Fifteen years ago, animals rights activists in Massachusetts launched a very large and successful campaign to ban the use of leg hold traps and effectively stop the heritage and culture of trapping. I wrote an article about 14 years ago sighting that "as small game overpopulates, all we can do now is sit back and wait for the Full Story
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