news & views

Stay in Your Car Parade on April 24

Stay in Your Car Parade on April 24

Vermont Arts Exchange will once again hold a Stay in Your Car Parade through the village on Saturday, April 24. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the North Bennington Train Depot, and all are welcome. Organizers encourage participants to decorate their vehicles to express their gratitude to those who have been, and continue to be, essential over the past year. “Celebrate your teachers, school staff, parents and businesses as well as those on the front line, our local heroes,” VAE said.

Notice about dogs in The Mile-Around Woods

New rules for dogs in The Mile-Around Woods go into effect on April 15. The new policies were adopted after a comment period for the public. See the new rules here, and read a summary of public comments here.

Village annual meeting recessed until May 15.

The Village of North Bennington’s annual meeting was convened briefly by Zoom in March, and recessed until 10 a.m. on Saturday May 15. The meeting will reconvene then at Lions Field on Houghton Street. Download and read the village’s latest annual report here. The agenda for the annual meeting is on page 87.

The kiosk above and the guide board below were created by sculptor Joe Chirchirillo as permanent fixtures in North Bennington. Matthew Perry, director of the Vermont Arts Exchange, says that the installations “have raised the bar for public art projects not only in our state but across the country. These two pieces really define our Village — funky and classy.” Joe Chirchirollo lives in North Bennington, and curates the annual NBOSS sculpture show. His work on the kiosk and guide board was supported by grants from the Vermont Art Council and The Fund for North Bennington, Inc., and the Village provided the sites.
The video above was filmed Saturday, April 25 by Michael Beach. Vermont Arts Exchange held the first (and, everyone hopes, the last) stay-in-your-car village parade titled, “Six Feet Apart, Together in Heart”. More than 100 vehicles participated with signs and decorations on cars and front lawns. 

Notice about Dogs in the Mile-Around Wood

McCullough Library offers online courses and book pickup. The library has expanded its programs during the pandemic to include free registration for the outstanding learning programs offered through, and pickup for books and DVDs ordered online. Visit the library’s webpage for more information.