Remember this (stage) name: WAM.

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, Mass. - Its name makes one think of impact, as in a knockout punch in a boxing ring - WAM.But the relatively youthful professional theater company nestled in the Berkshires pursues another type of impact. It wants to make the world …

M'Balia and Thom Loubet to play Pangaea

NORTH BENNINGTON — Vermont Arts Exchange will be wrapping up its Winter Basement Music Series with a concert featuring M'Balia and Thom Loubet this Saturday.A Philadelphia native, M'Balia is known for her authentic songwriting and singing …

Local duo welcomes Jack Williams in concert

cmadigan@benningtonbanner.comBENNINGTON — A harmonious balance is not difficult to find for the local songwriting and performance team of Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen.The folk musicians, married in 1989, only play locally about once a …

Are you a new college grad? Weigh your health insurance options carefully

As graduation approaches for thousands of young adults this spring, sorting out your health insurance options may seem more daunting than any political economics problem you came up against at school. You may not think it's a high priority, but …

What's the secret behind the flavors at SoCo Creamery?

If you work at SoCo Creamery, you start every day with — what else — ice cream. "The first thing we do every morning at 6 a.m. is taste the ice cream we made the day before," said Matt Scott, director of brand integrity and production at SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington, Mass.

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Plant a tree on Arbor Day

A little before my time, 1872, to be precise, the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture proposed that the 10th day of April be set aside as a tree-planting holiday, and thereby named it Arbor Day, the first such celebration in the nation.


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