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Race for the Cure celebrates 25 years

MANCHESTER — It's an event 25 years in the making.The 25th anniversary Race for the Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen New England's efforts to fight breast cancer kicks off at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Riley Rink at Hunter Park. From the first race …
Local graduates

The following area students have earned college degrees, according to news releases from the respective institutions received by the Journal: BECKER COLLEGE Nina Houser of Manchester, Associate of Science in animal care. BOWDOIN …

Arlington Memorial fourth quarter honors

Middle school scholar leaders honored

Editorials
Policy restricts your right to know

The Vermont State Police have a difficult job, and we respect the work they do. But the state police public affairs officers should not be the sole arbiters of what information you should or should not have when it comes to crimes, motor vehicle …

Letters to the editor
Letter: Let's help build BBA a home track

To the Editor:Remember the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary? Yes, a country from the tropics competing in a winter sport. They were the epitome of being an underdog. It reminds me of the Burr and Burton …

Letter: People heard, but no one stood up

Letter: Choice still matters in Rupert-Pawlet Act 46 effort

Letter: An open letter to U.S. Sen. John McCain

Arts
Weston's 'Tenderly' brings Rosemary Clooney alive

In 1968, Rosemary Clooney, the fabled 1950s songstress who starred opposite Bing Crosby in the movie "White Christmas," was performing at a gig in Reno, Nevada. In that tumultuous time, she offered her audience a generous helping of past hits that …

Busy final weekend for Taconic Music

O Sole Trio highlights Italian influence on American music

Married cellists highlight Manchester Music Festival program

Taconic Music: Violinist Carmit Zori set for performance, master class

Local sports

Dorset Field Club ready for first Vermont Amateur in 105 years

DORSET — It's been 105 years since The Dorset Field Club last hosted the Vermont Amateur Championship, and the club is putting its best foot forward for the tournament's return.The tournament will bring 100 of the best amateur golfers in the …

Fourth inning struggles haunt Post 13 in loss to Rutland

BENNINGTON — Since its three-game winning streak, the Post 13 American Legion baseball team's play on the field has not been stellar at all, as Bennington lost their third straight game on Thursday in a 14-4 five inning defeat to Post 31."We …

Locals show off talents at Eastern Regionals

SPOTSLYVANIA, Va. — This past weekend, the Vermont Elite U16 girls soccer club team competed at the Region I Eastern Championships. The Vermont State Cup champions who have Burr and Burton's Sky Woodard and Mount Anthony's Alexa Gerow, Antonia …

Manchester youth baseball wins Cal Ripken titles

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Youth Baseball under-10 and under-12 teams both won their respective championships at the Cal Ripken state tournament last weekend.The U-12 team, coached by Tom Deck, John Teaford and Jamie Briggs, went 3-0 in the …
Lifestyles

Keep your kids cool with these sweet treats

We're (finally!) entering the dog days of summer. Those hot, steamy New England summer days when the cicadas can be heard singing, the dog is comatose in the shade in the backyard and even the pool or lawn sprinkler isn't enough to cool your kids …

Thom Smith | Naturewatch: Lone mother goose spotted raising brood of ducklings

Q: We have friends who live just off West Center Road in West Stockbridge. The spring started with a pair of ducks (I don't know what kind) and a pair of Canada geese nesting close to a nearby pond. The parents of the ducklings disappeared, as well …

Protecting young bodies, brains from toxic stress

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom.The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing exercises for …

Go on a roadside eatery road trip

Nothing says summer like pulling over on a New England road and stopping for a cone or a fish fry at one of the many roadside dairy bars that feed New Englanders' love of ice cream and all things fried all summer long. We took a trip through Berkshire County, Mass., and Bennington and Windham counties in Vermont, to visit a few of our favorites. There's still plenty of summer days to hit up these local favorite spots — but be prepared to wait in line and get a little messy. But it's OK, don't let a little-melted ice cream keep you from ordering the large cone. Enjoy!
Video
Press Pass for May 11

The Bennington Banner's Jim Therrien and Manchester Journal's Greg Sukiennik discuss the impact local ownership has had on the papers with host Andrew McKeever.

Food
A Mother's Day treat: Mini Mocha Baked Alaskas

Let's say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother's Day but don't really have the time or the expertise. Here's a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it's antique — is there any other two-word phrase in English …

Mother's Day brunch menu: A cheese souffle perfect for Mom

Jim Baily | The Yankee Chef: The flavor of loaded potatoes, texture of classic Duchess spuds

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