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DORSET - In rehearsal, Gary Meitrott, artistic director of Shakespeare on Main Street, is a mercurial presence -- silent and intent as he watches, and then bounding up to the actor, full of expressive, infectious energy that obliterates boundaries.   Full Story
 
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WESTON - In a talk preceding the preview performance of Weston's production of the Tony Award winning comedy, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," Director Steve Stettler commented that it was not just an homage to Chekov's plays, although it was that.   Full Story
 
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DORSET - Dorset Theatre Festival will present the 20th Anniversary Revival of David Ives' classic comedy "All in the Timing," opening July 24.   Full Story
 
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DORSET - Most people pay a fortune to see a performance during the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, but on Saturday Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. local audiences can see a Fringe play for a small donation.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - The North shire Bookstore will present an evening with Louise Penny, highly acclaimed author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. Penny will discuss her new book, "How the Light Gets In."   Full Story
 
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DORSET - Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion will return to Long Trail School on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in a benefit performance for the Governor's Institutes of Vermont's music program.   Full Story
 
DORSET - The Battenkillers will be appearing live on the Dorset Green, Saturday, Aug. 2, from 4-6 p.m.   Full Story
 
DORSET - Arthur Jones, a great favorite with area residents and collectors across the country, will exhibit his paintings at the Dorset Library during the month of August.   Full Story
 
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DORSET - It's a common truism about authors writing a first book, fiction or non-fiction, that the effort tends to a greater or lesser degree to be autobiographical.   Full Story
 
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MANCHESTER - Manchester Music Festival will be presenting a special POPS Concert for Families and children of all ages on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Arkell Pavilion, the Southern Vermont Arts Center.   Full Story
 
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. - Irene Berkson and Steven Present will host an exhibit of artwork at The Small Gallery. An opening reception will be held Saturday, July 26, from 2 - 5 p.m. There will a discussion about the show starting at 3 p.m.   Full Story
 
ARLINGTON - During Bennington Arts Weekend (Aug. 1-3), models who posed for Norman Rockwell while he lived in Arlington (1939-1953) will gather at the Bennington Museum for their annual reunion.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - The Southern Vermont Arts Center's Summer Art Workshop Series continues with a slate of courses, for a variety of skill levels, offered by nationally and internationally recognized artists and instructors. Pastels, watercolor and oil painting are on the syllabus.   Full Story
 
DORSET - In rehearsal, Gary Meitrott, artistic director of Shakespeare on Main Street, is a mercurial presence - silent and intent as he watches, and then bounding up to the actor, full of expressive, infectious energy that obliterates boundaries.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - A concert featuring Caroline Pennell with Jay Stolar will be held at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 8, beginning at 7:30 p.m.   Full Story