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Harlem Superstars The Stamford Hotel will present the Harlem Superstars comedy basketball team versus the Bulldog Dream Team at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, in the gymnasium at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Included will be audience participation, door prizes, and a halftime show. Cost: $7 in advance, $8 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the school’s booster club.

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“The Logger” to perform in Arlington By Matthew Rice

Some of the “Littles” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program made an oversized, colorful card to thank the bank for their support. From left to right: Littles Maeve Bouchett, Patrick Houran, Nicole Moran, Kyra Perrone, Emalyn Barber, Tammra Coulter, Morgan Chase, and Samantha Nieves are flanked by Program Coordinator Nicole Pritikin.

Bowl for kids sake The Bank of Bennington is the proud new title sponsor of Bowl For Kids’ Sake. The event, which will be held on April 2, is the primary community fundraising source for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bennington County. “We’re very pleased to sponsor this event for Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said Bank of Bennington President Jim Brown. “It’s important to help children through mentoring and many staff at the Bank of Bennington feel strongly about

supporting the program.” Some of the “Littles” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program recently took a trip to The Bank of Bennington to say “Thanks!” to the bank for its tremendous support. They also made an oversized, colorful thank you card presented it to the bank. Hundreds of bowlers come to the Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Last year the bowlers and generous community businesses raised over $50,000 to provide mentoring help children across

Race registrants to be entered in spa drawing If you plan on joining the throng of runners and walkers at this year’s Komen VT-NH Race for the Cure, you may want to register by Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8. Anyone who registers by May 8 will will be entered into a drawing for a visit to the luxurious Spa at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. This year’s Race for the Cure will be held on Saturday, July 23, at Hildene Meadows in Manchester. Anybody interested in participating in this year’s event is encouraged to register online at komenvtnh.org. Through events like the Komen VT-NH Race for the

Cure, the VT-NH Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has netted more than $6.7 million in 18 years. Of that, more than $1.7 million supported Komen’s research program and more than $5 million – 75% of the monies raised – underwrote breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Vermont and New Hampshire. For more information on the VT-NH Race for the Cure, call 802-362-2733 or visit www. komenvtnh.org. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Bennington County. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently serves about 60 children in the community, matching them with a caring adult. The connection between a mentor and a Little is the single biggest predictor of success for children when they grow up. In Bennington County, children who are mentored have greater self esteem, better academic achievement and attendance, and less likelihood of dropping out or turning to substance abuse.

Well-known Ver mont Comedian ‘The Logger,’ will perform at the Arlington Memorial High School Gymnasium, Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. Show time for both nights is 7 p.m. All tickets are $20, and proceeds will benefit the Mack Attack AAU Girls Basketball Team with players from Bennington, Londonderry, Arlington and Manchester. The team is fundraising for a trip to compete in a Mother’s Day tournament. Tickets can be purchased at the Arlington Memorial High School store or Fisher Elementary Main Office. Known as Rusty DeWees, when not on stage, the comedian has a following throughout the state. As a result, organizers are encouraging those who are interested to get their tickets early to be sure they have a seat. “This is actually the first time we’ve used The Logger as a fundraiser,” AAU parent Deanne Lacoste said. Lacoste said the show will have only 400 tickets each night. “People have said they sell out pretty quickly so it’s best to get them in advance,” she said. Tickets are available at the door only if the show has not sold out. Months ago, before a long snowy winter, Lacoste said

team parents were looking for something a little different from the ordinary fundraiser event. “It was a parent’s idea to get something different into to the area to get some comedy and fun for all, especially with all of the nice weather we’ve been having,” Lacoste said she has been advised by DeWees that the show is appropriate for all ages. This will be the Logger’s first appearance in Arlington, she said. “I’m looking forward to something different for the community; there area a lot of dinner and other fundraisers but it’s nice to bring sort of a different thing here,” Lacoste said. “This is also an opportunity to see a show and support the Mack Attack so they can attend An eclectic and innovative act, The Logger one-man comedy show is best described as “Blue Collar Comedy” meets “Prairie Home Companion.” The show has been steadily selling out theatres, large and small, throughout New England ever since it hit the stage in 1998. The success of the live act has spawned three Logger DVDs, two CDs, five calendars, Logger apparel (duct tape wallets included), and Scrawlins, a compilation of Rusty's columns

See LOGGER, pg. 2

Lincoln's Springfield home and neighborhood topic of lecture On Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm Timothy Townsend, historian at Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield, Illinois will make the fourth presentation of the 2011 Hildene Winter History Series. In a presentation entitled “Here I Have Lived: The History of the Lincoln Home and Neighborhood,” Townsend will focus on the history of the Lincoln home from the time of its construction in 1839, through its evolution to a modern urban residential and commercial area, to the ongoing restoration efforts of the National Park Service. Townsend earned his BA in history from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa and holds a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of Illinois at Springfield. He has worked on the curatorial staff at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum and has been an interpreter at the Ulysses S. Grant Home, the Vachel Lindsay Home, and the Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices. Townsend currently serves on the Abraham

Lincoln's Springfield home.

Lincoln Association Board of Directors; the Lincoln Forum Board of Advisors; and is a past member of the Illinois State Historical Society’s Board of Directors. This year’s thematically linked talks take attendees on a chronological journey following the life of the nation’s 16th president from the

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Hockey champs! The Northshire Bulldog Peewees hockey team ended their season by bringing home the top prize Sunday, March 13, at the Northern Berkshire Youth Hockey League's Annual Spring Fling Tournament in North Adams, Massachusetts. The Bulldogs competed against teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York throughout the tournament, beating the Clifton Park team in overtime for the final win. Pictured with their first place trophies, left to right on

the front row, are goalies Kevin Souls and Owen Montaufray. Left to right on the second row are Kennedy Moore, Cameron Turner, James Gallagher, Henry Kornaros, Max Ingison, Jackson Thibodeau, Alec Paro, and Austin Buttle. Left to right on the third row are Nathan Severance, Sam Cottrell, James Doherty, James Moore, Tommy Grabher, and coaches Jim Gallagher, Brian Turner and Jim Thibodeau. Not pictured are Chris Kornaros, Jack Ams and coach Rick Jenkins.

Lincoln Continued from front page perspective of those entrusted with preserving and interpreting the historic properties that he called home. Representatives from each of these well-known historic sites focuses on what makes their particular Lincoln site unique, how it shaped the future president, its mission and how the site is advancing the Lincoln legacy The Hildene Winter History series concludes with a presentation on May 10, by Erin Carlson Mast, Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage, Washington, DC where she played an integral role in developing the site interpretation for its 2008 opening. All of this year’s speakers are passionate about history and the role the site they represent played in the life of the President. Each Winter History Series talk will be held on the second Tuesday of the month in the Beckwith Room at 7:00 pm. The 45 minute presentation will be followed by a 15 minute question and answer period and all are free and open to the public. Attendees of this year’s series should plan to spend a bit of extra time at the Welcome Center. The Museum Store will be open before and after each lecture. In March they will be sampling Hildene Farm Artisanal Cheese. Plentiful parking is available. For further information please call Stephanie at 802.367.7960 or email Stephanie@hildene.org.

Logger Continued from front page for syndicated and regional newspapers. The Mack Attack AAU is a local affiliate of a national organization whose mission is to further develop the skills of amateur athletes and promote good sportsmanship and good citizenship. For more information about The Logger performance, contact AAU Fundraising Chair Deanne Lacoste at lacosted@ bvsu.org or 375.6409. For more information about Mack Attack AAU or to receive a registration form, visit www.mackattackaau.org.

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Basketball team undefeated The Arlington Area Youth Basketball 5-6 Girls’ team finished their season with an undefeated season. This was the third undefeated season for Coach Kelly Little. Girls on the team represent four area schools: Arlington Middle School, Fisher Elementary School, Flood Brook Union School and Shaftsbury Elementary School. Shown here are Little with her Assistant Coach for the past two seasons, Chuck Hannon, and members of the team. Front row, from left to right, are Keira Hogan, Gracie Smith, Kate Maynard, Xandria Hoyt and Emma Arlotta. Second row from left to right are: Sofie Pedemonti, Shelby Hannan, Riley Lane, Madison Little and Emily Altland.

Discussion on bookstore future Friday Chris Morrow will host an open discussion about the book business and the future of the Northshire Bookstore on Friday, March 25 at 7 pm During an open discussion, Morrow will examine the book business and the future of the Northshire Bookstore. The book industry is currently undergoing a massive change with the transition to digital reading. Borders, one of the nation's largest booksellers, recently filed for bankruptcy, closing hundreds of stores. The fact is there will be much less retail space devoted to books in the coming years. This does not mean, however, that the physical book (some people have taken to calling it the pbook instead of the ebook) will disappear or that all bookstores will disappear. Morrow will discuss these subjects and how the book world has changed and what the store can do to evolve and thirve in a new world. In order to adapt to the changing realities of the book industry, The Northshire Bookstore needs to understand what its customers want in a bookstore in 2011 and beyond. They, of course, have their ideas, but the success of this business has always been predicated on listening to it’s customers which is why everyone is invited to attend this discussion. Wine and cheese will be served during the event. For more information on this and other events, call 802-3622200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.

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Fri 3/25 VERMONT Vermont Public Television invites all children in kindergarten through grade 3 to enter its PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. Children will write and illustrate original stories. Entry forms are available at 1-800-6393351, or www.vpt.org/writers. The entry deadline is April 8. BENNINGTON/RUTLAND COUNTIES The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging offers a free Senior HelpLine that provides possible solutions to seniors having trouble paying for basic living expenses in Bennington and Rutland counties. Call 802-7865991 or toll-free 1-800-642-5119 and learn about programs to help pay for health care, pharmaceuticals, food, fuel, and telephone. Information: www.svcoa.org, or e-mail seniorhelpline@svcoa.org. PAWLET Morning Flower Lodge 71, Free and Accepted Masons, will offer $500 scholarships to two senior students living in the Pawlet/ Rupert area and who have been accepted to a school for post-secondary education. Applications are available at the Pawlet Public Library and the Pawlet Post Office and the deadline to apply is April 29. Applications should be mailed to Robert Bryant, 3449 Route 133, Pawlet, Vt. 05761. Information: Robert at 802-325-3172.

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GRANVILLE An ecumenical Lenten Luncheon and Prayer Service will be held at noon on Friday, March 25, at the South Granville Congregational Church on Route 149. Noon luncheons, all sponsored by the Mettowee Valley Ecumenical Council, will follow on April 1 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, April 8 at the Granville Baptist Church, and April 15 at the Bethel-Peniel Presbyterian Church. Everyone will be welcome. GRANVILLE The American Legion at 323 Columbus Street in Granville invites everyone to participate in its Queen of Hearts Drawing at 6 p.m. each Friday. Tickets are available at the Post. Information: 6421759. SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church will hold a “Huge Auction” inside its Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Fran’s Auctions will conduct this auction of household items, jewelry, antiques, small furniture, children’s toys, and much more. Homemade refreshments will be available, too, and everyone will be welcome.

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MANCHESTER The Stamford Hotel will present the Harlem Superstars comedy basketball team versus the Bulldog Dream Team at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25, in the gymnasium at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Included will be audience participation, door prizes, and a halftime show. Cost: $7 in advance, $8 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the school’s Booster Club. Advance tickets: Manchester and Londonderry branches of Peoples United Bank, and from Kathi Bierwirth at 549-8819, or Terry Merrow at 824-3134. ARLINGTON Vermont comedian Rusty DeWees, “The Logger,” will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, in the gymnasium at Arlington Memorial High School. Cost: $20, with pro-

ceeds benefiting the Mack Attack AAU Girls Basketball Team. Tickets are available at the AMHS School Store, or the main office at Fisher Elementary School. Information: Deanne Lacoste at 375-6409, or e-mail lacosted@bvsu.org.

SaT 3/26 NEW YORK STATE The 16th Annual Maple Weekend will be held at sugarhouses throughout the state of New York on Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27. For information on local open houses, demonstrations, and maple product sampling call 585-591-1190, or visit www.mapleweekend.com. PAWLET Local artist Heidi Hammell will lead a “Create with Me” workshop for parents and children from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, on the lower level at the Pawlet Public Library. Children will learn about the proportions of the human face and then draw a self portrait (no experience needed). Cost: $10 per child and adult. Information/registration: 802-645-9051, or e-mail hamfamvt@myfairpoint.net. SOUTH LONDONDERRY The Fresh Air Fund will hold its annual meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the West River Trail’s restored historic depot in South Londonderry. All who are interested in this nonprofit organization, and who may wish to host an inner-city child during the summer, are encouraged to attend. For information, visit www.freshair. org, or call Tom Kisiba in Brattleboro at 802-722-4315; Lisa Pearson in Rutland at 802-770-4280; Pat Meulemans in Jamaica at 802297-9886; Martha Thompson in Dorset at 802-362-3473; or Heather Corcoran in Bennington at 802-681-8394.

Cindy K. Lewis will inspire and educate gardeners with her presentation on Flower Gardens at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Mark Skinner Library on Route 7A in Manchester. Free and open to all. Information/pre-registration: 802-362-2607. GRANVILLE The VFW Post 1653 Men’s Auxiliary will host a Ring in the Spring Chicken Barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the post on North Street in Granville. Cost: $8. EAST ARLINGTON The Federated Church of East Arlington invites everyone to a Chicken Pie Supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the church’s Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. Cost: Free-will offering to benefit the church. Reservations are required at 802-375-2548. GRANVILLE Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Co. on Quaker Street invites everyone to participate in its Queen of Hearts Drawing that will be held at 6 p.m. each Saturday. Information: 642-2401. DORSET A “Big Kid AirBand” charity fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the Long Trail School off Route 30 in Dorset. Groups will lip-sync well-known songs and compete for cash prizes to be donated to the groups’ favorite charities. A bistro with appetizers and cash bar will precede the competition from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets/to enter the competition: Simone at 802-867-5717, Ext. 161. BENNINGTON “Glen, Girl, Gallery,” a new dance work by Bennington College alumna Gwen Welliver, will be performed at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the Martha Hill Dance Theater at Bennington College. Free and open to all.

GRANVILLE The Friends of the Pember Library will hold a Spring Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, in the main room at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Only paperbacks will be sold at 25 cents each.

GRANVILLE Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Hook and Ladder Fire Co. in Granville. This bingo will be held each Saturday, with few exceptions, refreshments will be available for purchase, and everyone is invited. Information: 642-2401.

GRANVILLE Cub Scout Pack 44 will host a Basket Party on Saturday, March 26, at the Modern Woodmen of America Hall off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 for an admission sheet of tickets; $3 each additional sheet. Special tickets will be available for four Disney hopper passes, Telescope camping cots, and two season passes to the Green Jackets at one ticket for $5 or five for $20. Also, for every non-perishable food item you bring you’ll receive a ticket for a chance to win a set of Telescope director chairs. Proceeds will benefit Cub Scout Pack 44. Information: 518-6429283.

NORTH BENNINGTON The Prescription band will perform “hot rock ‘n’ roll and steamy rhythm and blues” music at a Dance Party on Saturday, March 26, at the Vermont Arts Exchange’s Sage Street Mill in North Bennington. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the dance will start at 8 p.m. Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Information/tickets: 1-800-8383006, or www.brownpapertickets. com.

WEST PAWLET A Basket Party will be held on Saturday, March 26, at the West Pawlet Fire House. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with drawings at 1 p.m. More than 150 baskets will be up for bid and a light lunch will be available. Proceeds will benefit Team Lee and Relay for Life. Information: Shannon Landon at 802-3452867, Morgan Hosley at 802-2870600 or 802-645-0158, or Carol Herbst at 518-361-6869 or 802645-9032. MANCHESTER Master Gardener

Sun 3/27 MANCHESTER The award-winning, 2004 documentary, “Paper Clips,” will be screened at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, at Israel Congregation on Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. A free-will donation will be accepted and everyone will be welcome. Information: Sandy at 802-2971185. VERMONT The Outright Vermont organization will host a Support Group Meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 27. This group’s mission is to build safe, healthy and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 13 through 22. Information:


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sion on this tragic drama based on a novel by Irish writer John Boyne. Cost: $10. Information/registration: Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or www.greenmtnacademy.org.

GRANVILLE The Granville and Whitehall Girl Scouts are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner at Bernardo’s Restaurant from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28. The cost of the meal is $5, or $6 for take-outs. Proceeds will benefit the Girl Scouts adopt families for Christmas. Tickets are available from the girl scouts or at the door. You can also call Tami Clark at 642-3395, or visit www.granvillescoutmom@hotmail.com.

GRANVILLE The high school Drama Club invites everyone to its stage production of “The Sound of Music,” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 31 to April 2, in the auditorium at Granville High School on Quaker Street. Information: Barbara Chellis at 499-1295.

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Thu 3/31 SALEM The Salem United Methodist Church on W. Broadway invites everyone to a Turkey Dinner at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Cost: $10 adults; $5 younger than 12. Takeouts will be available. Tickets will be sold at the door and in advance at Salem Hardware and A&J Enterprises in Salem. Information/family rates: Arlene Coldwell at 854-7588. DORSET A free Winter Community Supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Dorset Church, 143 Church St., off Route 30. Everyone will be welcome. Information: Jane at 867-2260. GRANVILLE Pat Oathout will lead a Quilling class at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, at the Pember Library, 33 W. Main Street in Granville. Learn how to transform strips of paper into decorative designs. Pre-registration is not required and materials will be provided. Information: 518-642-2525. MANCHESTER The Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will screen “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” the last of three movies in its winter film series, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Film expert Harvey Flaxman will host the screening and lead a discus-

Fri 4/1 GRANVILLE A beautiful painting by Brian Sweetland depicting downtown Granville, including the recently rededicated World War II veterans clock, is being raffled by the Pember Library and Museum’s First Fridays series. Cost: $5 per ticket, or five for $20. Tickets will be available at each First Friday event that runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pember, 33 W. Main Street in Granville, and from Pember trustees. Information: 518-642-2525.

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