Arts
Oldcastle Theatre lands safely in "Shipwrecked!"

BENNINGTON — As I sat in Oldcastle Theatre Company soaking up the opening production of the 2017 season, "Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougement (As Told By Himself)," I confirmed how difficult it is for regional theatre to kick off in May, and lamented the thin audience on my night of attendance.

VAE and Head Start wrap up 2017 arts partnership

MANCHESTER — For many students, art can be a valuable source of fun and learning which can be incorporated into every subject. This integration is the goal of the collaborative arts program between the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) and …

Author Roland Merullo comes to Northshire Bookstore

MANCHESTER — Author Roland Merullo will be returning to the Northshire Bookstore at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 for a discussion of his new book, "The Delight of Being Ordinary."Merullo, who previously lived in Pownal and taught at Bennington …

Lifestyles
Backyard flights of fancy: Hobbits, dragons, pirates, oh my!

Many a kid (and grown-up) has dreamed of having a magical playhouse. If you've got more cash than carpentry skills, there are creative entepreneurs who specialize in bringing those storybook flights of fancy alive with Hobbit holes, treehouses, …

Try these extreme hot dogs

Memorial Day, typically, is the official kick off to the summer grilling season. Last year, Berkshire Eagle staff members — armed with bottles of antacids — bravely volunteered to taste test four "extreme burgers," ultimately endorsing a …

Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Summer-flowering bulbs add color to garden

The abrupt change in weather this past week was welcomed but was it too abrupt? I suppose it depends on whether you prefer wearing woolies or wearing shorts and T-shirt. As far as plant life is concerned, I don't see any serious effect right now …

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