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Hubbardton: Revolutionary War re-enactment on July 11/12

07/06/2015 11:33 AM EDT
BOMOSEEN >> Hundreds of re-enactors will gather for a colorful, full-scale history pageant paying tribute to the only battle fought on Vermont soil in the war for American independence. A "Revolutionary Weekend" will be held July 11 and 12 at the Hubbardton Battlefield. More than 350 re-enactors from all over the Northeast will portray the American, British, and German forces who fought the 
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Shakespeare in the Park coming to Manchester, Hoosick Falls
07/06/2015 06:26 AM EDT - CAMBRIDGE — Hubbard Hall's free Shakespeare in the Park performance series will return to Bennington County this summer with "Loves Labour's Lost." Last year, the traveling theater group performed "Romeo and Juliet," at the Park-McCullough House in North Bennington, featuring then-Mount Anthony Union High School junior Sebastian Durfee as Romeo. Full Story

REGIONAL NEWS
Court quotes Frost in neighbors' tree-trimming dispute

SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) >> A fight between neighbors over trimming rights to a 65-year-old maple tree has been decided by the Vermont Supreme Court, which quoted Robert Frost. About half of the branches and roots of Bruce and Janet Alvarez's tree cross over to neighbors Sheldon Katz and Claudia Berger. Full Story
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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) >> While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan. The General Assembly returns Monday to discuss Gov. Full Story
RELIGION
Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

SALT LAKE CITY >> Episcopalians have voted to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The vote came Wednesday in Salt Lake City at the denomination's national assembly. The measure passed by an overwhelming margin in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay people at the meeting. Full Story

 
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07/04/2015 01:35 PM EDT
Saturday, July 4 WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. Exhibit opening: Independence Day brings an American icon to the Clark Art Institute with the arrival of Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1 (Portrait of the Artist's Mother) (1871) by James McNeill Whistler as part of the exhibition Whistler's Mother: Grey, Black, and White, on view July 4 through September 27, 2015. 
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GNAT-TV Premieres Documentary Project - "Perspectives: Women and Guns
07/04/2015 01:29 PM EDT - MANCHESTER — Does learning how to handle a gun change you? GNAT-TV Director, Ann Hammerle wanted to find out. The film follows three women as they spend a day participating in a handgun safety course to discover whether their perceptions about guns have changed because of the experience. The course was held at the Manchester Rod & Gun Club in 2014. Full Story

New collection of fairy houses on exhibit at Dollhouse and Toy Museum
07/03/2015 11:46 AM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The fairies of legend generally hid from real people and could be mischievous and malevolent. The fairies now at the Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont are neither, nor are they — as some of the folklore bogeymen, goblins, and trolls who also were considered to be fairies were — wizened and bearded men with humped backs and bulging red eyes. Full Story

Summer visual arts classes at Hubbard Hall
07/03/2015 11:46 AM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education is offering several visual arts classes this summer. Tuition assistance is available for all classes with applications available online at www.hubbardhall.org, by calling 518-677-2495 or on-site. Application deadline for priority consideration this summer is June 26. Full Story

2015 Vermont Summer Festival features Jane Gaston artwork
07/03/2015 11:46 AM EDT - EAST DORSET >> The Vermont Summer Festival has selected work by Jane Gaston as the official artwork of the 2015 competition. The Vermont Summer Festival hosts six weeks of top jumper, equitation, and hunter events from June 30 through Aug. 9 at Harold Beebe Farm. A well-known artist and successful competitor in her own right, Gaston, of The Plains, Va. Full Story

Hubbard Hall announces summer programs for young artists
07/03/2015 11:46 AM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Hubbard Hall offers summer arts programs for young people, designed to give participants a fun and illuminating experience of working with teaching artists and other kids to make and perform great art. Programs encourage each participant to be a part of the invention of the play or project and everyone has a lot of say in the building of his or her part. Full Story

Musicians to spend summer in Manchester
07/03/2015 11:46 AM EDT - MANCHESTER >> From as far away as Beijing, Moldova and Uzbekistan, 15 young classical musicians will arrive in Manchester in early July for an intensive six-week program of training, performance and outreach to local music students. "Manchester Music Festival's Young Artist program gives these talented players an opportunity to study great works of classical chamber music, to perform Full Story

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Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story