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    Morning Briefing — Feb. 27

    02/27/2015 09:38 AM EST
    Today ARLINGTON Live music: Fred Lantz and Lisa will be playing for your listening pleasure from 6 to 9 p.m. at Post 69 Arlington American Legion. Community dinner: Plan to attend the second free community dinner of 2015, hosted by St. James' Episcopal Church. Each winter month, through April, Fr. Scott Neal and the parishioners of St. 
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    Morning Briefing — Feb. 26
    02/26/2015 09:29 AM EST - Feb. 26 BENNINGTON Museum ABCs story hour: Designed for children ages 3 to 5, this pre-school story hour includes stories on the month's topic, visits to the galleries to observe and talk about a piece of art or object, plus an art or craft activity. This week, get to know Wilson Bentley, the Snowflake Man while looking at some art and having some snowy fun. Full Story

    Local residents announce engagement
    02/25/2015 08:54 PM EST - READSBORO >> Robert and Susan Sanderson of Readsboro are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Lizabeth, to Zachari Erbin Boyd, both of Readsboro. Mr. Boyd is the son of Bonnie Murray of Michigan and Cleon Boyd of Wilmington. An Aug. 29, 2015 wedding is planned at the Boyd Family Farm in Wilmington. Full Story

    Local couple announces engagement
    02/25/2015 08:54 PM EST - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. >> Mr. and Mrs. James Houran of Bennington, Vt. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Christina Houran, formerly of Bennington, to Charles Bradfield, formerly of Bennington. Charles is the son of Susan Bradfield of Hallandale, Fla. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of MAUHS, a 2010 graduate of Southern Vermont College, and a 2011 graduate of SMCC. Full Story

    Local news in brief
    02/26/2015 01:15 PM EST - Local volunteer shares the power of Relay for Life BENNINGTON >> Billie Jo Tifft has been a dedicated American Cancer Society Relay For Life volunteer for more than 15 years. This year will be the first without her father, who lost his battle with lung cancer in October 2014. "[Relay For Life] has made me realize how important our caregivers are to our cancer survivors," said Tifft, a Full Story

    Woman's Club plans Women's Health Day
    02/25/2015 08:54 PM EST - SALEM, N.Y. >> The committee of the Salem Area Woman's Club responsible for planning the 21st Annual Women's Health Day met recently at the MacKenzie Chapel of the First United Presbyterian Church in Salem. This year's event will be held on April 25 with the theme "By Women For Women." It is co-sponsored by the Woman's Club and Glens Falls Hospital, with the support of multiple local Full Story

    Morning Briefing — Feb. 25
    02/24/2015 04:42 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. Senior Center activities: The Bennington Senior Center is holding Zumba Gold at 9:30 a. Full Story

    Recent survey ranks SVHC's Centers for Living and Rehabilitation among state's best
    02/23/2015 04:38 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> There are more than 300 standards that nursing homes strive to reach. Each year, state officials show up unannounced to check that each nursing home is meeting every last one. Southwestern Vermont Health Care's Centers for Living and Rehabilitation is proud to announce that they have received the best possible rating, deficiency-free, on their 2014 survey. Full Story

    AARP Foundation to provide tax assistance
    02/23/2015 04:38 PM EST - BURLINGTON >> AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. Full Story

    Morning Briefing — Feb. 24
    02/23/2015 04:20 PM EST - Today HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Cooking Class at HAYC3: "Soup! Soup! Soup!" culinary class, taught by local chef Kelly O'Connor will be held in our certified kitchen from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Hoosick Kitchen is located downstairs in the HAYC3 Armory at 80 Church St. Participants will sample and take home the soups that they prepared in class (Please bring three containers). Full Story

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    2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

    PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Full Story