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    Bennington Farmers Market to recreate Old Fashioned County Fair

    Bennington Farmers Market to recreate Old Fashioned Country Fair
    08/23/2016 09:50 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Farmers Market is encouraging cooks, bakers and growers to participate in a food contest for the Sept. 10 Old Fashioned County Fair. Anytime after 10 a.m. there will be an opportunity to win heaviest tomato, longest zucchini, most bizarre vegetable and the most attractive vegetable; the latter will win popular vote. 
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    GNAT launches "The News Project" to better engage community
    08/23/2016 07:38 AM EDT - SUNDERLAND — In an effort to bring the community, news and the storytelling process together, Greater Northshire Access Television (GNAT) has launched a two-part program called "The News Project." It will highlight regular government meetings, local issues, and business and economic topics. So far, there's been a program on the Gear for Uphill Lyme event, a discussion with the Bennington Full Story

    Vermont Youth Conservation Corps helps Forest Service with trail maintenance
    08/22/2016 06:13 AM EDT - MANCHESTER — Camping, hiking and water sports are second nature to Vermonters, but usually during the luxury of summer free time. For the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC), it's three months of work, and more. Five youth from the corps have been working and living near Manchester recently and installed a kiosk at the Appalachian Trail head last week. Full Story

    Ceremony will celebrate 125th anniversary of Bennington Battle Monument
    08/19/2016 09:36 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> A ceremony on Saturday will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Bennington Battle Monument. The event will run from about 2 p.m. to about 5 p.m. It's one of the few days a year when the 412 steps to the observation platform will be open for guided tours, said Marylou Chicote, site administrator. Full Story

    Evans' News to close Bennington retail space
    08/19/2016 01:08 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — The owner of Evans' News says he has decided to close the business' Main Street retail store. "While this has been a long process of thought, analysis and soul searching, I feel as if the time is right for this next step in the life of Evans' News," George Krawczyk states in a guest column submitted to the Banner on Thursday. Full Story

    Progress being made on Ninja Path
    08/18/2016 07:43 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Progress has been made on the much-anticipated Ninja Path. Ground was broken this summer on one segment that runs from Bennington College to the Hampton Inn; it's slated to be paved sometime next month. A longer segment continues south to Hicks Avenue and, while it won't be paved this year, will be open for use. Full Story

    Zumix helps empower Vermont School for Girls
    08/16/2016 09:09 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> For two decades, a group called Zumix has visited Vermont Arts Exchange and the Vermont School for Girls to spread its message of empowering individuals through music. The family of teens hail from East Boston, Mass., and come to Vermont every year during their summer tour of performances. Full Story

    Bicyclists to ride 211 miles to honor Ethan Allen's legacy
    08/16/2016 07:28 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — In an effort to promote economic development, American heritage, tourism and a healthy lifestyle, the Bicycle Tour Company invites the public to travel from Ethan Allen's birthplace to his burial site on Aug. 21. The ride is 211 miles and should take about 15 hours, said Sal Lilienthal, owner of the Bicycle Tour Company and author of "Revolutionary Battles, Experience Full Story

    Bennington Battle Day honors local tradition and heroes
    08/15/2016 06:26 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The community celebrated the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington this weekend with historical re-enactments, the annual parade and more. The Bennington Battle Day Weekend featured three days packed with events, from a barbecue to kids events to a softball game. It's the 52nd year of the annual celebration, and the Bennington Village Fire Department has led the Full Story

    Quarry parking fees coming
    08/15/2016 06:28 AM EDT - DORSET — A free swim at the quarry might soon cost a bit more than nothing. After recently building a parking area, hiring an attendant to watch the property, leasing port-a-potties and working with the Sheriff's Department to station a deputy there on weekends, Dorset Quarry owners Richard and Kirsten McDonough say they'll soon start charging $10 per car to help recover some of their Full Story