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Vermont Maple Open House weekend celebrates the sugar season

From sap to syrup to a yummy treat, the Vermont Maple Weekend
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Monument students perform 'Peter Pan' musical
03/27/2015 07:17 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The students of Monument Elementary School are putting on three performances of Disney's "Peter Pan Jr." One performance was slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27, and there will be two on Saturday, March 28. Based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney animated film, this adaptation for performance by children is licensed by Musical Theatre International. Full Story

Local duo Take 2 performs at Monument Elementary
03/26/2015 10:19 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A pair of local students who have competed on reality shows such as The Voice and The X Factor performed a concert on Thursday for students at Monument Elementary on Monday. Adrian and Julian Woodrow, musically talented identical twins collectively known as Take 2, are residents of Sunderland, and are currently seniors at Burr and Burton Academy. Full Story

'The Top of His Game' — Collection of W.C. Heinz columns available now
03/26/2015 12:24 PM EDT - DORSET, VT. >> From boxers to baseball players to football coaches to rodeo riders, W.C. Heinz wrote about them all. "What I attempt to do is set the scene and put the characters in it and let them talk," Heinz once said when asked how he did what he did. "When I can do this with sufficient accuracy and sensitivity, the reader experiences the impression, very real, that he, himself, saw it Full Story

Montshire Museum brings science to life with residency at Shaftsbury school
03/24/2015 09:44 PM EDT - SHAFTSBURY >> The Montshire Museum of Science participated in a three-day residency at Shaftsbury Elementary School this week, giving students in all grades the chance to experience science in action. On Tuesday afternoon, Rachel Donegan of Montshire worked with fifth grade students on building "Scribble Bots," motorized contraptions with markers attached, so that when students connected Full Story

Grace Christian School helps Ugandan children in need
03/22/2015 08:33 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The Grace Christian School of Bennington on Friday hosted a family night for a good cause: to cut cloth for shoes that will protect the feet of children in Uganda. GCS principal Shane Smith said that he first heard about the non-profit organization Sole Hope from his sister-in-law, Stacy Lee. Full Story

Fisher Elementary School reads their way to stardom
03/20/2015 08:56 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> Fisher Elementary School celebrated its readers on Thursday night, with the second annual Red Carpet Reading Event. The event was hosted for the first time last year, in honor of Literary Awareness Month. A red carpet was laid down in the school's Mack Multi-Purpose Room, and students, in solo acts or in groups, walked down in to perform reading-related skits for the families. Full Story

The dynamics of ceramics
03/19/2015 09:49 PM EDT - Making ceramics recently at the Bennington Senior Center Full Story

Catamount Trail Association helps two schools host ski programs
03/19/2015 04:34 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON >> Thanks to generous donations from the Catamount Trail Association, students from two local schools were able to work on their skiing this winter. The organization donated 12 sets of skis, and ski instructor Dorothy Wallace-Senft provided eight more, opening the door for programs at Bennington's Molly Stark Elementary School and the Village School of North Bennington. Full Story

Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin. Full Story
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.