Morning Briefing — April 18

04/18/2015 09:37 AM EDT
Today BENNINGTON Open house: Southern Vermont College will host its Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the College's career-driven majors, athletics, campus life, academic support, scholarships and financial aid. Pre-registration for the Open House is encouraged and can be done online at www. 
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Morning Briefing — April 17
04/17/2015 10:24 AM EDT - Today HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Texas Hold'em Tournament: HAYC3 holds Texas Hold'em tournaments twice a month at 6:30 p.m. The buy in is $35 with an option for a $10 add-on. Senior Center activities: The Hoosick Falls Senior Services Center is taking a trip to the mall today; the van leaves at 9:30 a.m. Full Story

Youth Development Program hosted annual conference
04/16/2015 02:29 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Caitlin Harrington, coordinator of the Youth Development Program at Sunrise Family Resource Center announced that on March 31, the Youth Development Program was proud to host its 25th annual Youth Conference. Youth, YDP alumni, and supportive adults came from every part of the state — and from a residential program across the river in New Hampshire. Full Story

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging awarded grant
04/16/2015 02:27 PM EDT - RUTLAND >> Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging is proud to announce it has received a $700 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in Subaru of America's seventh annual "Share the Love" event. During the event held from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2, Subaru of America, Inc. donated $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating Full Story

Bennington Rotary Club announces winners of annual contest
04/16/2015 02:27 PM EDT - BENNNINGTON >> The annual Bennington Rotary Club's Four Way Test Speech Contest was held on March 26 at the Career Development Center. The Four Way Test asks four questions: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Is it beneficial to all concerned? Full Story

Morning Briefing — April 16
04/16/2015 09:32 AM EDT - Today NORTH BENNINGTON Food shelf hours: The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. BENNINGTON Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p.m., for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Full Story

Area college students awarded academic honors
04/15/2015 07:44 PM EDT - Cambridge resident named to Siena College dean's list LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. >> Ellen Villafuerte has been named to the Siena College dean's list for the Fall 2014 semester. Villafuerte is a biology major from Cambridge, N.Y. To be named to the dean's list, a student's GPA for the semester must be between 3. Full Story

Local resident finalist in scholarship competition
04/15/2015 04:42 PM EDT - NORTH ATTLEBORO, MASS. >> The Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon Scholarship Competition is being held on April 25, at 10 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Hoppin Hill Ave., with 11 high school juniors and seniors performing for nearly $12,000 in performing arts scholarships. Katianna R. Full Story

Voice of a Vet sponsors Memorial Day program
04/15/2015 03:28 PM EDT - HOOSICK, N.Y. >> On May 9, Voice of a Vet will sponsor their third annual Memorial Day Program. This year's will be a continuation of the Town of Hoosick Flag Tribute combined with a cemetery walk. The event will begin at 10 a.m., with light refreshments and a display of Liberty's travels to-date; then at 10:30, they will be playing videos from the home front that you won't want to miss. Full Story

'Endangered Alphabets' at Canfield Gallery
04/15/2015 02:45 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> The Canfield Gallery will present a unique and very beautiful art show from May 2 through May 30. "Endangered Alphabets" by Tim Brookes of Burlington is part of a collection of his carvings of texts in endangered writing systems that has been exhibited across America and Europe to wide acclaim. Full Story

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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story
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Scarlett O'Hara outfit fetches $137,000 at auction

DALLAS (AP) — An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction. Full Story