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The 28th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade will be a “Stay In Your Car” Parade on Halloween day, Saturday October 3, with a 4 pm start time. Vehicle participants will meet at the Bennington College back parking lot at Greenwall Auditorium starting at 3:30. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed vehicles, cars, trucks, trailers, and motorcycles and passengers. Start your planning now! Food, music and more afterwards in the Village. For more information about the parade email Vermont Arts Exchange at infovae@comcast.net.
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.

Loan funds remain available to assist residents of North Bennington who have lost employment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More here. A page of North Bennington news and resources related to Covid-19 is found here.

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. 

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 lynda.com, and pickup for books and DVDs ordered online. Visit the library’s webpage for more information.