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    (Andrew McKeever — Manchester Journal)
    The Shires Scenic Byway - A History of the Designation Process and Partnerships

    08/27/2015 11:40 AM EDT
    MANCHESTER >> In the winter of 2006, the process of bringing the two ends of Bennington County together in a common effort took root. Community leaders from all sectors came to a summit hosted by Hildene to embark on an exercise that would 
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    Rock with Moey
    08/27/2015 10:17 AM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Celebrate the end of summer with a free family lawn concert at the Wilburton Inn on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 4- 5 p.m. Parents Choice Gold award winning children's songwriter turned Wilburton Innkeeper, Melissa Levis, will reprise Full Story

    GNAT Program Guide
    08/27/2015 09:49 AM EDT - Sustainably Speaking - Northshire Agriculture in the Present and Future. With, Scout Proft of Someday Farm. Channel 16, Monday and Wednesday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Beethoven, Jazz and the Road Less Traveled - Manchester Music Full Story

    Go-Getter luncheon planned
    08/27/2015 09:46 AM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The Manchester Go-Getters will be having their luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at St. Paul's Church Hall. Lunch will include lemon herb chicken, roasted potatoes, creamed corn and a green salad provided by Ali West of H. Full Story

    Tom Sawyer Featured
    08/25/2015 03:50 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Kids in grades 5 and up are invited to come to the Manchester Community Library on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 p.m. for a discussion about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. There will be mischief, there will be murder, there will be Full Story

    Life Stories — Everyone has one
    08/25/2015 02:21 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> This September, Manchester Community Library and Your Enduring Legacy will co-present a month-long celebration of personal storytelling. Our stories are the intimate extension of ourselves, reaching out, creating ripples and Full Story

    American exceptionalism revisited
    08/24/2015 09:45 AM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Green Mountain Academy will welcome back perennial favorite Derek Boothby to offer a unique perspective on American Exceptionalism. American Exceptionalism is the theory that the United States is inherently different from other Full Story

    View and discuss Harper Lee: American Masters at MCL
    08/20/2015 04:55 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> On Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m., Vermont PBS and Manchester Community Library will present the newly updated version of Emmy┬«-winning filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy's 2012 documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Full Story

    The Manchester Journal
    08/20/2015 04:50 PM EDT - Are you in a Flood Hazard Area? The Bennington County maps showing Special Flood Hazard Areas will officially change on December 2. Two open house events are scheduled for people that want to learn more about flood risk, flood insurance and the Full Story

    'Unplugged' registration coming up
    08/20/2015 04:45 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The 2015-2016 Unplugged program will have its registration on Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. at Maple Street school. Sophie Caldwell and the SMS T2 ladies will be there to speak that evening at 6:30 p. Full Story

    GNAT Program Guide
    08/20/2015 04:45 PM EDT - Front Page with Andrew McKeever - Economic development in Southern Vermont. With, Bill Colvin and Jim Sullivan of the BCRC. Channel 15 & Channel 8, Wednesday at 9:30 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 a.m. History of Manchester Lions Club - Manchester Historical Full Story

    cookbook talk offered
    08/20/2015 04:42 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> On Saturday Aug. 22 at 5 p.m., the BVA Kitchen at Brook Valley Appliance, Depot Street, in conjunction with Northshire Bookstore, will host Sarah Leah Chase as she discusses her new cookbook, New England Open House Cookbook. Full Story

    Bridge tournament to benefit SVAC
    08/20/2015 04:30 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Bridge players are invited to register with the Southern Vermont Arts Center for a duplicate game to be held Aug. 25 at Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester. A registration fee of $75 per player covers both bridge and lunch, along Full Story

    Meet the birds of prey
    08/19/2015 01:02 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will be at the Northshire Bookstore Sunday, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m. with three to four live hawks, owls and falcons. Come for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Full Story

    'Living library' set
    08/18/2015 05:37 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> What is a Living Library? A Living Library is a public event that gives individuals an opportunity to connect with others in the community – people whom they might never normally have an opportunity to meet and get to know. Full Story

    'High and Mighty' to help Earth Sky Time open new farm stand
    08/18/2015 05:28 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Earth Sky Time proudly presents the High and Mighty Brass Band for a raucous evening of funky new orleans music, barn dancing and our own wood fired pizza. Stop by the farm at 7 p.m. Full Story

    Bookstore to host Kinhaven musical students in performance
    08/18/2015 05:25 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The Northshire Bookstore will host author of The Music Parent's Guide, Anthony J. Mazzocchi, and a live performance by students from Kinhaven Music School Saturday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p. Full Story

    Meet the birds of prey
    08/18/2015 11:07 AM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The Southern Vermont Natural History Museum will be at the Northshire Bookstore Sunday, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m. with three to four live hawks, owls and falcons. Come for a face-to-face exploration of what it takes to be a raptor. Full Story

    Understanding VT's recycling law
    08/17/2015 05:25 PM EDT - LONDONDERRY >> Vermont passed Universal Recycling Law, Act 148 in 2012. Confusion and questions persist, so Esther Fishman, Recycling Coordinator for The Londonderry Group will address the community at The Meeting Place @ Neighborhood Full Story

    Sunderland Select Board
    08/12/2015 08:49 PM EDT - SUNDERLAND >> The Sunderland Selectboard will hold its next regular meeting Monday Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Sunderland Town Hall. The meeting agenda is as follows: Approval of minutes from previous meeting; Reports from Road Liaison and/or Full Story

    Composting 101
    08/11/2015 01:32 PM EDT - BURLINGTON >> Turning food scraps and yard trimmings into nutrient-rich organic matter provides a healthy, less expensive alternative to purchasing compost and fertilizer for your lawn or garden. Full Story

    Sing-along, belly dancing, and more
    08/06/2015 01:23 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> With a sing-along led by the Broadway cast album producer of Wicked, Seussical and Shrek, a belly dancing workshop beneath the stars, and an outdoor sculpture tour through the "Epics of the Goddess," the Wilburton Inn in Full Story

    Hildene celebrates folklorists
    08/06/2015 01:18 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> On Sunday, July 26, a celebratory luncheon was held at Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, to honor Susanne Rappaport posthumously and Jane Beck. The Hildene Award is given annually to Vermonters who have made extraordinary Full Story

    Gender Journey
    08/06/2015 01:17 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> Green Mountain Academy welcomeS back Elayne Clift, an award-winning writer and journalist whose work appears in numerous publications internationally, to speak on How the World Came to See That Women Are People Too. Full Story

    David Sanger to give Weston talk
    08/06/2015 01:17 PM EDT - WESTON >> Fresh from his front page coverage of the Iran nuclear deal, New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David E. Sanger returns to Weston Playhouse for a special lecture, "Curbing Chaos: Iran, The Islamic State, and Other Full Story

    (Jason Merritt)
    2015 VMA photos: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj open together

    Miley Cyrus led the pack for over-the-top outfits, while Taylor Swift classes up the night at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.