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    Heels to Paws 5K benefits Second Chance Animal Shelter

    Heels to Paws 5K benefits Second Chance Animal Shelter
    07/29/2015 09:58 PM EDT
    STRATTON >> Humans and dogs are notorious for their bonds. And racing together on Stratton Mountain only adds another dimension to such friendships. "It's a tradition," said Myra Foster, communications manager for Stratton Mountain. "We've been doing it for more than 10 years. So many of our guests have dogs and so many of the people who work here have dogs. 
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    Valley turns blue: Blueberry Festival begins Friday
    07/29/2015 07:19 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — It's that time of year again, when the Deerfield Valley is dominated by all things blue. The Blueberry Festival starts Friday with opening ceremonies then continues until Sunday, Aug. 9. "It's becoming a really popular event," said Michele Mazur, Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce membership director, referring to Friday's Jell-O slip and slide kick-off at Full Story

    Pergola park plans 'go back to drawing board'
    07/29/2015 07:16 AM EDT - WILMINGTON — The town withdrew an application for a permit to install permanent lighting at River Bank Park. "The Beautification Committee wants to do something," Zoning Administrator Craig Ohlson said Tuesday. "They had a meeting yesterday morning and decided they would just go back to the drawing board and figure out what they wanted to do. Full Story

    Supervisory unions line up for Act 46 tax breaks
    07/28/2015 07:46 AM EDT - A handful of supervisory unions want to be the first to change their governance structures in order to reap tax benefits. Under Act 46, the state is offering tax breaks to towns that agree to merge town school boards into larger supervisory districts by July 1, 2016. About five supervisory unions have contacted the Vermont Agency of Education to see if they could be the first ones to change their Full Story

    Bennington Museum receives remarkable gifts over last year
    07/27/2015 05:17 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — The Bennington Museum announced this week that over the last fiscal year, they have been the recipients of a collection of artwork and artifacts that are more significant than the gifts they received in any year in the last decade. Among the two most significant pieces the museum received, according to curator Jamie Franklin, were "Wildcatter," a 1963 canvas painting by Full Story

    Gov. Peter Shumlin visits Bennington for ribbon cutting, bill signing
    07/25/2015 12:28 PM EDT - BENNINGTON — Governor Peter Shumlin visited Bennington on Friday, participating in the ribbon cutting for the new home of the Bennington County Child Advocacy Center and a ceremonial signing of S. 102 at West Mountain Animal Hospital.

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    Dogs to Dock Dive: A Sport for Dogs
    07/24/2015 06:58 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Dogs jumping, swimming and grabbing toys doesn't sound like a sport. But it most certainly is. "It's dock diving," said Mark Krause, vice president of Green Mountain Dock Dogs. "We'd like to see as many locals bring their dogs and come jump their dogs and participate. It's a great spectator sport for all ages.

    Video | Green Mountain Dock Dogs to hold competition at Splashes N Wags in Bennington Sunday

    Video | Cooper Jackson will be competing this Sunday at Green Mountain Dock Dogs' Splashes N Wags in Bennington Full Story

    Catamount BMX track: Vandals steal sign and banners; deface structures
    07/23/2015 06:01 AM EDT - BENNINGTON — Parents are outraged after finding a sign stolen and vandalism all around a BMX course open to the community. "This is awful. It's extremely disheartening," said Jillianne Davis, Catamount BMX track director. "In my opinion, whoever did this is a little disturbed. It makes me wonder who's here when we're not. Full Story

    Local educators host 2nd year of Green Mountain Squash program
    07/23/2015 01:17 PM EDT - ARLINGTON — Two local educators have founded an extracurricular program dedicated to playing the sport of squash. Carol Farley, of Arlington Memorial Middle and High School, and Bebe Bullock, of Sheffield, Massachusetts' Berkshire School, were looking to find a way to improve extracurricular offers within the town. Full Story

    ITVFest submissions increase slightly
    07/21/2015 05:39 AM EDT - DOVER — Submissions for this year's Independent Television and Film Festival increased slightly. And executive director Phil Gilpin Jr. says there's tremendous support growing from the industry. "We received 300 submissions," said Gilpin. "It was a great selection of shows this year. The quality is just outstanding. Full Story

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    Vincent Kartheiser's next role is opposite of 'Mad Men' part

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Vincent Kartheiser (KARTH'-eyes-er) plays the antithesis of his smarmy "Mad Men" character Pete Campbell in the upcoming NatGeo miniseries "Saints & Strangers. Full Story
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    Is Ben Affleck dating kids' nanny?

    The actor's reps deny a report that he started to get close with his kids' 28-year-old nanny during his separation from Jennifer Garner.