north bennington news and events

New roof for an old corncrib

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

Above, the roof is being 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 further
donations are welcome.

Calendar for 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.

Annual Village Halloween Parade

The parade will start at 4 p.m. at the Vermont Arts Exchange parking lot on Sage Street. The event will once again feature marchers, monsters, artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, jugglers and a bonfire. Friends and neighbors of all ages dress up and promenade through the village, accompanied by music (bring your instruments and join the band!), dancing and large sculptural costumes. A fall favorite for over two decades, this wildly popular event has drawn hundreds of participants and visitors each year. All are welcome to join the fun, or cheer and support from the sidelines.

Take a bite out of homelessness

The Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless is sponsorsing a special event on Saturday October 25, from 7-10 pm at The Carriage Barn @ Park McCullough House in North Bennington. The evening will feature a sumptuous dessert buffet and creative cocktails at the cash bar hosted by JC's Tavern, along with special musical entertainment.

Admission is $20 per person, and tickets will be available at the door. "The auction this year will be sure to make holiday shopping a breeze! Bid on Art, wine packages, area dining gift certificates, unique jewelry, holiday home decor, gourmet food packages and more!" For more information please call 802-733-6710.

Howard Fishman returns to VAE on November 8

Howard Fishman's Basement Tapes Project explores the mysterious underground recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967. The project has been programmed to wide acclaim at a major national venues, including Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series, the Steppenwolf Theatre's "Traffic Jam"; and at "Duke Performances" at Duke University. Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for students, plus processing fee. Available online here. Doors open at 7pm, show at 8:00pm.