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    Morning Briefing -- Friday

    07/31/2014 10:16 PM EDT
    Friday, Aug. 1 Southern Vermont Art and Craft festival BENNINGTON -- The 36th annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival will be held on August 1, 2 and 3 at Camelot Village. On Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is held rain or shine under Camelot-style tents. 
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    Morning Briefing -- Thursday, July 31
    07/30/2014 11:14 PM EDT - Pownal Legion bingo POWNAL -- The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. Snack Bar available. Cookie jar and progressive games. Everyone is invited to attend. Bennington Free Clinic hours BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p. Full Story

    Morning briefing -- Wednesday, July 30
    07/29/2014 10:23 PM EDT - Thrift shop JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67 is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Most clothing items are priced at $1 per bag. Community yoga BENNINGTON -- Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, July 29
    07/29/2014 09:38 AM EDT - Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Storytime at Cheney Library HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. Full Story

    Community Calendar This Week
    07/28/2014 10:01 AM EDT - Monday, July 28 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

    Meetings This Week
    07/27/2014 10:08 PM EDT - Monday, July 28 Bennington Board of Civil Authority Town Clerk’s Office at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to hear committee reports of grievances. No agenda provided. Arlington Board of Selectmen Town Hall at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Meeting to Order 2. Full Story

    Weekend Briefing, July 26-27
    07/26/2014 09:00 AM EDT - July 26 Church dinner PITTSTOWN, N.Y. -- There will be a church dinner at Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. Eat in or take out; the menu will be chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, dessert, beverage. Cost: Adults $10, children 5-12 $5, children under 5 are free. Full Story

    Religion News in Brief
    07/26/2014 09:06 AM EDT - Saturday, July 26 Blueberry Dessert Festival and at James ARLINGTON -- Blueberries are in season and it's time to celebrate enjoy one of summer's treats. Come to the Blueberry Dessert Festival at St. James' Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 pm. or until all the desserts are gone. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Friday
    07/25/2014 09:36 AM EDT - Friday, July 25 Billsville House concerts at VAE NORTH BENNINGTON -- Billsville House Concerts return to Vermont Arts Exchange this summer with two nights of music that will rock your socks off. Come early and get some eats at the Phantom Food Truck in the parking lot. Check them out at phantomvt. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Thursday
    07/24/2014 09:44 AM EDT - Thusday, July 24 Open mic night at UU Fellowship BENNINGTON -- An open mic night featuring local musicians will be held from 6 to 9 p. m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St. Coffee, baked goods and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Summer Sonatina piano camp concerts BENNINGTON -- Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp will hold Full Story

    Island near Buffalo overrun by hundreds of cats

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years. Full Story
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    Could Helen Mirren forget how to act? She worries

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren lowers her voice to a whisper and her eyes take on a devious twinkle as she makes a confession: When she has a really good time making a movie, as she did on "The Hundred-Foot Journey," she fears: "Oh my God, is it going to suck? Full Story