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    Religion News in Brief

    08/29/2014 10:09 PM EDT
    Sunday, Aug. 31 'The Amazing God' at the Federated Church EAST ARLINGTON -- On this Labor Day weekend when summer unofficially ends, all are invited to the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road for the 10 a.m. service of worship. As we turn our thoughts to fall, the final service in the summer series on Images of God will go out with a bang. 
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    Weekend Briefing
    08/29/2014 10:09 PM EDT - Saturday, August 30 Hoosick Barn Quilt unveiling and celebration HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Barn Quilt project is on the verge of becoming the Hoosick Barn Quilt trail and HAYC3 is ready to celebrate big-time. Twenty-one 8'x8' barn quilts and six 4'x4' barn quilts have been delivered to their permanent homes and are about to be installed. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Friday, August 29
    08/29/2014 09:40 AM EDT - Night walk and campfire NORTH DORSET -- Stay up late and experience Emerald Lake State Park beneath the stars. Every Friday though Labor Day Weekend the park naturalist will present a Night Walk at 9 p.m. and a Campfire program on Saturday at 9 p.m. During the Friday Night Walk visitors will find out how nocturnal animals live and thrive. Full Story

    McKeons celebrate anniversary
    08/27/2014 10:19 PM EDT - BENNINGTON - On August 7, 2014, Robert J. and Marie J. McKeon celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. On Saturday, Aug. 9, their anniversary was acknowledged at the 4 p.m. mass at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church, followed by a celebration at their home on Washington Avenue. The celebration was hosted by their children and attended by family members in honor of 60 wonderful years Full Story

    Saints-N-Sickles donate to Bennington Free Clinic
    08/27/2014 10:07 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Members of the Saints-N-Sickles Motorcycle Club out of Pownal recently donated $300 cash to the Bennington Free Clinic. They raised the money doing a Poker Run, which they do annually to support local charities. Dr. Richard Dundas accepted the money. The club thanks Sue Andrews and the many volunteers at the clinic. Full Story

    Outdoor Adventure Trip youths learn about watershed
    08/27/2014 10:16 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Battenkill Conservancy's Outdoor Adventure Trip proved more popular than ever this week when 15 enthusiastic youths came together to spend four days learning about the watershed environment. Randy Jennings, on-site director, with the assistance of additional counselors and guest teachers offered the group river outings, evening astronomy lessons, water science, a hike up Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Thursday
    08/28/2014 09:39 AM EDT - Thursday, Aug. 28 Pownal Legion bingo POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. A snack bar will be available. There will be cookie jar and progressive games. Everyone is invited to attend. Bennington Free Clinic hours BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting Full Story

    Summer arts with the VAE
    08/27/2014 10:11 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY -- Don Knaack, aka "The Junkman," works with Head Start children in Shaftsbury making music, teaching teamwork and environmental stewardship by building an outdoor sound station out of recycled materials. The summer arts program was a collaborative effort through The Vermont Arts Exchange, Bennington County Head Start, The Vermont Arts Council and The Henderson Foundation. Full Story

    Community News in Brief
    08/26/2014 10:27 PM EDT - GNAT receives national overall excellence award SUNDERLAND -- Each year The Alliance for Community Media (ACM) hosts the Hometown Media Awards, recognizing the best in community media programing. On Aug. 7, 2014 members of the GNAT staff attended the Hometown Media Awards in Philadelphia to accept the award for 2014 Overall Excellence in Public Access. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Wednesday, Aug. 27
    08/27/2014 09:43 AM EDT - Child Care Apprenticeship Program meeting BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council collaborates with the state Department of Labor to offer a formal apprenticeship training program for workers in the child care field. Apprentices work with a mentor in their workplace and document 4,000 hours of supervised time on-the-job. Full Story

    Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze

    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. Full Story
    LA's Made in America concert set to rock downtown

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival. The Budweiser Made in America concert starts at 2 p. Full Story