Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont

Blues and Soul: Acclaimed blues musicians Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks perform Saturday as part of the Basement Music Series in a show rescheduled from February. Doors open at 7 p.m. Masonic Hall, …

The seeds of history When I bake bread, I think about seeds — would poppy or sesame go well here as a topping? I contemplate whether the palmful of chia seeds I threw in my smoothie will be too crunchy, too gummy, …
Natural inspiration, abstract expression MANCHESTER — In the summer of 1964, while pursuing a degree in studio arts at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rupert artist Dona Mara gathered with a group of her creative high school …
New York Times Bestsellers 1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: by Delia Owens. (Putnam)A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.2 QUEEN BEE: by Dorothea Benton Frank. (Morrow)A beekeeper's quiet life is …
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Review: Oldcastle sees `Red' - so should you BENNINGTON — My associates and friends throughout the world of visual and performing arts often express surprise when they learn that once, in a faraway time and place, I was a soldier. My …
Blueberry Basil Spritz a smart, sophisticated refresher MANCHESTER — It's a song about small-town Texas, but the first lines of James McMurtry's "Talking at the Texaco" could be about rural Southern Vermont's nightlife scene, or lack thereof: "Well …
New York Times bestsellers 1 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: by Delia Owens. (Putnam)A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.2 THE 18TH ABDUCTION: by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown)The 18th …
Little farm, big success POWNAL — In 2004, Peter Kutzer wanted to find an extraordinary gift to celebrate the 50th birthday of his wife, Stina — short for Christina). He chose a Jersey calf that Stina Kutzer …
'Red' hot play opens at Oldcastle BENNINGTON — Oldcastle Theatre Company opens its 48th professional season this Friday with one of the most popular American plays of the past decade, the Tony award-winner "Red" by John Logan …

Recommendations from your local bookstores

Dear Readers: As you may know, our region is blessed with a number of fantastic independent bookstores. What follows is the first in a regular series of staff reviews from those stores, from …

A southern staple - and a family tradition - comes north

BRATTLEBORO — When southerner Carson Stanley first decided to convert his landscaping trailer into an open-air kitchen of sorts at the Brattleboro Farmers Market, he had crepes in mind — …

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BENNINGTON — Chris Oldham admits he went a little loopy when he learned he was going to be a father. Oldham, the executive director of Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless, suddenly …

A night of soul and blues at the Masonic Hall

BENNINGTON — The Vermont Arts Exchange announces the return of Basement Music Series favorite Chris Bergson along with acclaimed soul, blues and gospel singer Ellis Hooks on Saturday at the …

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ThursdayMiscellaneousLecture: 2 p.m. Skidmore College professor Amon Emeka talks about the children of immigrants in the U.S. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. … more
Across rural Southern Vermont, where distance and weather can make it difficult for residents to follow town government and forge personal connections, a mix of technology, volunteer spirit and the … more
Andrew, the lead character of "How Not to Die Alone" by Richard Roper, has an unusual job with the local council: He searches the homes of people who have died alone to try and find any trace of … more
SHAFTSBURY — The idea came to Liz Capen while she was recuperating from a broken foot. A multimedia artist, she had lots of time to practice Zen doodling. Sometimes, she and her best friend and … more
WESTMINSTER WEST — David and Yesenia Major love sheep, and they love making cheese from the animal's milk.At this time of year, when Vermont's pastures are growing lusher, the Major Farm's 250 … more
Tim Wager is working to colorize hundreds of black-and-white photographs of Bennington in the 19th and 20th centuries from the Bennington Museum collection, and has been sharing them with the Banner. … more
MANCHESTER — The stART Space art gallery is presenting its first solo show this month, featuring never-before seen works by Rupert artist Dona Mara. The show, titled "Reflections — The … more
MANCHESTER — At a time when some fashion brands are releasing new pieces every week, the Southern Vermont Arts Center wants to remind people there are environmental and social impacts to their … more
FridayTheater"RED": 7:30 p.m. The Oldcastle Theatre Company presents John Logan's electrifying play "RED," which sends abstract expressionist master Mark Rothko into battle with his demons. The play … more
NORTH BENNINGTON — The 22nd annual North Bennington Outdoor Sculpture Show will host an opening party for the exhibition this year from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. The reception will take … more

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