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MANCHESTER - A new event at Hildene, the Lincoln family home, hopes to send listeners into the world, ready to act.   Full Story
 
DORSET - In 1994, Ron Crawford was acting in a play at Dorset Theatre Festival when longtime set designer Bill Auperlee told him he bore a resemblance to the great Mark Twain, and should capitalize on it.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER -- The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner's remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions.   Full Story
 
DORSET - The Dorset Players and the Harlem Children's Theater will be presenting acting classes for kids ages 6-16 at the Dorset Playhouse. Classes start Saturday Sept. 27, from 10:30 a.m. until noon and will run for five consecutive weeks.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - Guess who's coming to dinner?   Full Story
 
DORSET - The Dorset Theatre Festival will present "Travels with Mark Twain," from Sept. 18-20 at the Dorset Playhouse.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER -- Guess who's coming to dinner?   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Bookstore will be hosting two regional authors the weekend of Sept. 26-7 with new books out that explore life in the Berkshires and southern Vermont, past and present.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - The 23rd Annual Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival kicks off American Craft Week in Vermont. The festival will be held Oct. 3 -5 at the Practice Tee on Route 7A, a mile and a half north of the new roundabout in downtown Manchester.   Full Story
 
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MANCHESTER - The Southern Vermont Arts Center's free, annual, outdoors family fun day, Art on the Hill, returns to the campus on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Full Story
 
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MANCHESTER - When her husband was deployed overseas for a year, military mom Sarah Smiley came up with an inspired way to fill his empty seat at the table.   Full Story
 
MANCHESTER - The Southern Vermont Arts Center will present one of the hottest entertainers working today, Andy Gross, whose illusions, both visual and audible, have been seen and heard on Ellen, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ShowBiz Tonight, ABC, NBC, CBS and other media worldwide (his YouTube views alone are at 15 million and counting).   Full Story
 
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DORSET - While there is no clear record that Mark Twain ever visited Dorset, Vt., locals can take in the American literary giant over the next three days.   Full Story
 
STRATTON -- Get focused. Live in the now. But don't forget to check your email. And the couple of dozen other items on today's "to do" list, which can change at any moment.   Full Story
 
Take a look back at the three days of Solid Sound Fest, a music and arts festival curated by Wilco, with our archived blog.   Full Story