north bennington news and events


The historic corncrib near The Mile-Around Woods was repaired last fall thanks to a volunteer effort led by Angus McCullough. More photos of the work may be found at Angus' tumblr. site here.

Left, the roof has been replaced by Bennington Builders, Inc., led by Preston Niles. The work has been underwritten by public donations
and grants from the Vermont Division of Historic Preservation and the Vermont Community Foundation.

The full cost of the project has not yet been raised, and donations are welcome.



Village charter revisions proposed by trustees

The Village of North Bennington trustees are proposing changes to the Village's charter to be considered by voters at the annual meeting in March. A copy of the proposed revisions is here. Proposed additions are underlined, and proposed deletions are marked with a line through the text. The purpose of each change is summarized in italics. The complete current charter is here.

Upcoming community events

Winterfest and Penguin Plunge, January 31, 10-3:30. More information here about the Penguin Plunge, and here about other Winterfest events.

Sage City Symphony's winter chamber concert, featuring Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, will be held at Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College, on February 1 at 4 p.m. More information about the program and the soloist, Sandra Mangsen, here.

Latin dance party at VAE to benefit the Village School on Saturday, March 7

Cuban DJ Toni Basanta will light up the night of Saturday, March 7 at Vermont Arts Exchange in a special event to benefit the Village School of North Bennington. Latin dance lessons at 6:30 p.m. with Michael Rodriguez and Erica Silber, with the DJ starting at 8 p.m. The event features "south of the border" appetizers, cash bar and a silent art auction. $40 per person. Tickets are available online at or call toll free 1 800-838-3006. Tickets also available at the Village School – contact Catie Kwak or call 802 442-5955

Calendar of events at The Left Bank

A new on-line calendar created by Amy Anselmo keeps tabs on all the community events at The Left Bank, the former Merchants Bank building. Click here for the calendar. For more information about The Left Bank project click here.

Calendar of other local events

A wide ranging calendar of local events is now available here, also courtesy of Amy Anselmo, with financial support from The Fund for North Bennington, Inc.