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    Morning Briefing -- Weekend

    09/19/2014 10:37 PM EDT
    Saturday, Sept. 20 Comedy show benefit BENNINGTON -- There will be a Supper Comedy Show starring local comedian Bob Alper on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Moose Lodge on East Main Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Moose Lodge or call 802-440-4239, $30 per person, $50 per couple. 
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    Religion News in Brief
    09/19/2014 10:37 PM EDT - Sunday, Sept. 21 ’Hungry for...’ at the Federated Church EAST ARLINGTON -- As summer officially draws to a close and we pull out the sweaters for the beautiful briskness that is fall in our corner of Vermont, a warm invitation is extended to be a part of the 10 a.m. service of worship at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Friday
    09/19/2014 09:40 AM EDT - Friday, Sept. 19 Stoneware Collectors event BENNINGTON -- The Stoneware Collectors' Group will meet at 4 p.m. in the Bennington Museum's Ada Paresky Education Center to hear a presentation by Jon Meredith titled "An Overview of Columbia County, New York Stoneware." Open to the public, the lecture is included with the $10 admission to the Bennington Museum. Full Story

    Morning Briefing
    09/17/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Thursday, Sept. 18 Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- Do you or someone you know have a long-term health condition? Vt. Blueprint for Health is offering a free Healthier Living Workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, in the seminar room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Wednesday, Sept. 17
    09/16/2014 10:33 PM EDT - Senior Center activities BENNINGTON -- On Wednesdays in September the Bennington Senior Center is holding Zumba Gold from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will show a movie from 1-3 p.m. Van Gogh lecture MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library: Manchester's Public Library is pleased to announce that Carol Berry will share her interest and expertise in all things Van Gogh at the library Full Story

    School News in Brief
    09/15/2014 11:05 PM EDT - Fisher Elementary to host open house, dedicate new playground ARLINGTON -- Fisher Elementary School will host an Open House for students and their families on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m., Principal Deanne Lacoste will welcome community members and dedicate the new playground that was completed over the summer. Full Story

    Long Trail School hires new faculty and staff
    09/15/2014 11:03 PM EDT - DORSET -- Long Trail School continues to grow. Head of School Steven E. Dear is very pleased to welcome four new faculty members and one additional staff member for the 2014-15 school year. Veronique Chopin de La Bruyere will be teaching Spanish and French in the world languages department. Veronique earned a BA in Spanish and Linguistics at the University of San Francisco. Full Story

    PAVE sends community partners to Charleston
    09/15/2014 11:01 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- "In our county over 50 percent of all cases at the States Attorney's Office have an element of Domestic Violence," states Erica Marthage, Bennington County's State's Attorney. Community partners from Bennington County just returned from a trip to Charleston, S. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, Sept. 16
    09/15/2014 10:52 PM EDT - Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Story time at Cheney Library HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. Full Story

    Community Calendar
    09/15/2014 03:19 PM EDT - Monday, Sept. 15 Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen. Elks hosts bingo BENNINGTON -- Every Monday the Bennington Elks hosts bingo. Full Story

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    The Kuro taste: Peppery tang and hint of squid ink

    TOKYO (AP) — The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year's edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon to the signature black components. Full Story
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    Doug E Fresh highlights BET Hip-Hop awards

    ATLANTA (AP) — With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. Full Story