Catch on to Bennington’s ‘Cattitude’
BENNINGTON -- Cattitude. That’s what we have in Bennington, Vermont this season. With all the Vermont mountain lion sculptures on the streets and the "cubs" or table top school cats on display in area businesses, Bennington has definitely gone to the cats. The Street Art Project organized by the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Catamount Prowl through the summer and fall of 2013 up until the Gala and Auction on Oct. 26. You all know about "herding cats." That is what we will be doing prior to the Gala where all the big and little catamounts will be brought together for the grand finale.
Until then, come to Bennington and get your map and scavenger hunt Instructions to go out and enjoy the artists’ creations. While you are here you might take in a live performance downtown at the Oldcastle Theatre, swim or canoe at Lake Shaftsbury, and enjoy a concert at the Bennington Center for the Arts or at Vermont Arts Exchange. Explore the Bennington Museum, shop at Bennington Potters and dine at any one of our Chef Owned restaurants. Take in the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival. The Bennington Car Show and the Bennington Quilt Fest are inviting everyone to a Threads & Treads Weekend over Sept. 14 & 15.
So put on your "cattitude" and join the fun. To learn more, visit www.CatamountProwl.com
Bennington writer wins national award
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Bennington resident Telly Halkias was recently awarded a second place finish in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ 2013-14 writing awards in the newspapers under 50,000 circulation category.
Halkias began writing the winning column for the Portland Daily Sun column almost a decade ago.Halkias was the sole writer with Vermont ties named, and one of only three from all of New England to earn a top-three spot.
Register students for St. Mary’s Academy
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Open Enrollment At St. Mary’s Academy in Grades Pre-K 3 and K-8th. St. Mary’s Academy is still accepting registration for the 2013-2014 school year. St. Mary’s offers a full-day pre-K program for 3-year-olds, five days a week, with after care available. In recently reported NYS Assessment Results reporting, 49 percent of St. Mary’s students met or exceeded proficiency levels on the ELA assessment, compared to 31 percent statewide and 53 percent met or exceeded proficiency on the Math assessment compared to 31 percent statewide.
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Dance studio accepting registrations
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Dance class registration: KJ’S DANCE WITH ME is now accepting enrollment for fall classes, which will conclude in June of the 2013 - 2014 school year.
Classes in pre-ballet for the younger students, ages 4 - 6, with mini song and dance routines, classical ballet and jazz, for ages 7 and up, and classical ballet for teen/adults, will be offered in Williamstown under the direction of Kathy Ascevich. Kathy, an alumna of North Carolina School of the Arts, and prior faculty member and graduate of the Cantarella School has been instructing for 26 years in the Northern Berkshire area. Her classes place an emphasis on discipline, technique, personal attention, and fun.
To register for classes, and for more information, including times, cost and location, please call Kathy at (413) 458-8612.
Get grooving in downtown Wilmington
WILMINGTON -- The latest in the 9&100@4 series of events is Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m. in River Bank Park in downtown Wilmington. Come on out and enjoy the music of Mike McMann and maybe even dance a little. Saturday’s performance will feature a mix of instrumental and traditional sounding music served up through the crafty guitar work of Mike McMann. Pulling from influences ranging from Tony Rice and Jerry Garcia to Mark Knopfler and David Gilmore, Mike’s originals and carefully selected covers have a sound anyone can enjoy. Saturday’s show will last from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
About the 9&100@4 series of events: Most events will take place at 4 p.m. and the series is being called "9&100@4" referring to both the location and time of the events. The events are sponsored by both the Town of Wilmington and the Wilmington Fund VT. See the Wilmington Works facebook page for information on future events: www.facebook.com/wilmingtonworks