Northshire Bookstore 35th anniversary The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center celebrates its 35th anniversary on September 15, and invites its friends and customers to join the Morrow family and staff from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for cake and refreshments. To help commemorate the notable occasion, customers are invited to share their memories of the store, or simply comment on why the Northshire has been a favorite destination through the years. Responses can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be featured on the store’s blog, and will enroll you in a drawing for Northshire Bookstore t-shirts and book bag giveaways. For more info, call 802-362-2200.
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Annual Washington County, NY Cheese Tour
It’s the biggest cheese tour east of the Mississippi. From freshly made Chevre to ripened Camembert-style cheeses and aged cheddar, the fifth annual Washington County Cheese Tour is sure to delight
palates and enthrall cheese lovers of all ages. On Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., five creative farmstead cheese makers in Washington County will open
their farms to the public to view their operations and offer samples of award-winning local cheeses. The tour is free, and self-driving. “The Washington County Cheese Tour is proof that the
local cheese scene is only getting better each year that goes by,” said Anne Saxelby, owner of a New York City cheese shop. “There isn’t a better way to connect customers to the cheese they eat.” By following the special “cheese-lovers passport and map,” participants in the self-guided tour will drive through lush, rolling hills to the different farms where they will enjoy farm and cheese room tours, demonstrations, and other activities. This year a cycling option has been added. Cyclists will have three expertly mapped
routes to choose from to take the tour. Participating farms – all of which supply their own milk for their cheesemaking operations – include 3-Corner Field Farm in Shushan, NY; Argyle Cheese Farmer in Argyle, NY; Consider Bardwell Farm in West Pawlet, VT; Longview Farm in Argyle, NY; and Sweet Spring Farm in Argyle, NY. At Argyle Cheese Farmer, Marge Randles of Randles Fairview Farm makes cheese from cows that her husband David and his brother will raise. It’s a tradition that goes back five generations in the Randle family. Marge was working as an accountant when she and her husband started looking for a way to increase the value of their cows’ milk production in challenging times in the dairy industry. Although their herd is small (50 cows) it provides an abundance of rich milk and allows them to make a variety of farmstead cheese like Caerphilly, a semi-firm, aged cheese with Welsh roots.
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Fourth Annual HarvestFest in Salem Bennington College lists
The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fourth Annual HarvestFest on Saturday, September 10 at Salem Art Works on Cary Lane in Salem, New York. Celebrate the end of summer with local food, music, art and activities for the entire family. The day begins with an all-day craft fair, complete with a special children’s area of fun activities for kids. Local produce and homemade goodies will be sold throughout the day. Look for art activities and demonstrations by the resident artists at Salem Art Works, including a “Hammer-in,” with blacksmithing demonstrations and a Kids Green Coal Area. The annual HarvestFest Silent
Auction begins at 10 a.m. The auction benefits the Salem Area Crisis fund, which helps local people in need with severe medical or accident-related expenses. You’ll find fabulous baskets, gift certificates from local businesses and arts and crafts. Bids close at 8 p.m. At 6 p.m., the annual “Farm to Fork” dinner will serve up locally grown food including slow cooked beef and pork from Locust Grove Smokehouse, corn from Sheldon Farms, salads made with produce from the Courthouse Community Garden, and ice cream from Battenkill Valley Creamery. Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with music by the award-
winning Al and Kathy Bain. The fun continues at 9 p.m. with a Barn Dance featuring the country harmonies of the Bluebillies, a five-piece band from the foothills of the Adirondacks. The Bluebillies include songwriting duo Melba Deen and mark Guarino, joined by Kevin Maul on pedal steel guitar, Doug Moody on fiddle, and drummer Dale Haskell. Admission to the day-time activities is free. A combined Dinner and Barn Dance ticket is $20 for adults; $6 for children under 10; and free for children under five. Tickets to the Barn Dance only are $10 per person or $15 per couple. Tickets are available at Jackson Traders, Glens Falls National Bank, Salem Auto Parts, Salem Hardware, and Gardenworks. Tickets are also available in Shushan at TRIP’s Antiques, Garden & Gifts and Yushak’s. All activities are held at Salem Arts Works on 19 Cary Lane, off West Broadway in Salem. For more information, call 518-854-3833 or visit www.salemnychamber.com.
events for September Bennington College has announced several events at the school during the month of September. An exhibition by artist Rico Gatson entitled “History Lessons,” will hang in the Usdan Gallery from September 13 to October 16. The exhibit is a politically and racially charged commentary on the American landscape that is meant to spark dialogue about race and articulate identity politics. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m., New York City curator Amy Lipton, who has organized and participated in several panel discussions on art and the environment, will present a lecture in Tishman Lecture Hall. A concert by violinist Juliana Athayde, featuring music by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Allen Shawn, will take plae on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. in the Deane Carriage
Barn at the college. Accompaniment will be by pianists and Bennington faculty members Yoshiko Sato and Allen Shawn. On Tuesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m., author James Howard Kunstler will discuss “In the Zone of the Long Emergency: Urban Design in a Troubled Age” in the Tishman Lecture Hall. Peter Haratonick, former chair of the department of media studies and film at The New School in New York, and current fellow at Bennington College’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), will give a lecture “Ineluctable Modalities: Understanding the Media in Everyday Life.” This is part two of Haratonick’s three-part lecture series on the topic. The lecture will be held at Symposium, CAPA at the college on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
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Equinox Village in Manchester to host Autumn Informational Open House Equinox Village in Manchester will host its Autumn Informational Open House on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with three seminars and a complimentary lunch. “It’s a day of good food, good company, and good advice,” said
Equinox Village’s Executive Director Kirt Sampson. The day will begin with a welcome from the staff and light refreshments. The first seminar, conducted by a local lawyer and financial advisor, will provide information about key legal and financial
tasks for late retirement, as well as questions to ask your lawyer and financial advisor. The second seminar will focus on expediting unwanted belongings, and will be moderated by Senior Move Manger Teresa Bragg. Attendees will then enjoy a
Tai Chi workshop in Manchester Green Mountain Tai Chi will host a Da Cheng Quan Workshop on Saturday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to noon with Master Wang Rengang at the Grange Hall in Manchester. Master Wang will present a comprehensive look at Da Cheng Quan with a focus on Zhuan Zhang practice (Standing Meditation). Zhuan Zhang is fundamental to understanding and practicing Da Cheng Quan. Students will learn how to prepare
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Karen Weinberg and Paul Borghard own and operate what was the first sheep dairy in Washington County, and is still
for mediation, the appropriate way to position their bodies, various important aspects of standing and other points of meditation practice. In addition to learning Da Cheng Quan mediation, attendees will also be presented with an overview of the whole system of Da Chang Quan, including single movements, footwork and movement meditation. Lunch is included. For more info or to register for the workshop, contact Corinne at email@example.com or 970-443-8720.
one of only four in New York State. Using the same old-fashioned farming techniques that the original farm landowners used in the mid-19th century, the couple has completed their first decade of milking sheep, raising lambs, and has complet-
lunch prepared by the staff of the Dining Room at Equinox Village before taking in the third talk, which explains how to use social media to keep in touch. At the day’s conclusion, there will be desserts and a tour of Equinox Village apartment homes.
The event is free and open to those 55 and older, however, space is limited. Those interested in attending should contact the Equinox Village front desk at 802-362-4061 by September 24 to make a reservation.
Mark Skinner Library Book Sale
The Mark Skinner Library in Manchester will hold its annual Book Sale on September 16, 17 and 18 at the Bank of Bennington on 4331 Main Street (Route 7A). A special Preview Sale will take place on Friday, September 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., with a $5 admission charged. Sale hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, a Bargain Bag Sale will take place from noon to 2 p.m.
ed their sixth year of creating sheep’s milk cheeses and yogurt. Several of their cheeses have received awards from the American Cheese Society. In 2001, Angela Miller and Russell Glover set out to reinvent the first cheesemaking
All books and audiovisual media are newly donated and in excellent condition. Prices will be $1 for hardcover books and audiovisual materials, $.75 per paperback and $.50 for children’s books. A new special collection area will feature low-priced, signed, first edition and collectible books. Volunteers are needed to help transport books and set up the sale. To help, call the library at 802-362-2607.
co-op in Vermont, founded by Consider Bardwell in 1864 on 300 acres that straddle the border of Vermont and New York. Now in their eighth season, Consider Bardwell and cheesemaker Peter Dixon are creating hand-made cheeses with their own Swiss
Alpine goat’s and Jersey cow’s milk. Their cheeses are sold locally and nationally, and grace many 4-star restaurant menus. At the 2010 World Cheese Awards in Birmingham, England, Consider Bardwell brought home a gold and two silver awards for their Manchester, Dorset and Pawlet cheeses. At Longview Farm in Argyle, NY, Liza and David Porter started making cheese in 2004 in a tiny creamery in Saratoga Springs. Looking to expand, they moved their Argyle farm in 2005 and added a herd of French Alpine goats. The couple seasonally produces farmstead goat cheeses, as well as artisanal cow’s milk cheese that Liza creates from the milk of her neighbor’s herd of Jerseys and Brown Swiss. Their cheese menu consists of five fresh and four aged cows’ milk cheeses, as well as four fresh and three aged goats’ milk cheeses. Jeff Bowers and Milton Ilario purchased their 105-acre Sweet Spring Farm in Argyle, NY in 2002. The farm is part of a homestead dating back to the 18th century. Its carriage house has been transformed into the cheesemaking room. Jeff gradually grew the herd and started making cheesse from the milk of his pure-bred Nubian goats five years ago. His fresh chevres, White Lily (Camembert-style), age Carriage House, and fresh feta, are all made form Nubian milk, know for its high butterfat content. The tour is organized by the Washington County Cheese Makers to showcase their farms and outstanding products. Each farm will have a full selection of its cheese available for purchase. To obtain a tour map and other information, call 518-746-2560 or visit www.thecheesetour.com.
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Bennington County Choral Society seeks singers The Bennington County Choral Society (BCCS), directed by Edwin Lawrence, has opened a call for singers for its December holiday performances of “Charpentier: Songs of the Nativity.” Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Bennington. Any interested singer can join the first rehearsal. Singers are asked to arrive early to allow time to register and sign out music. Regular weekly rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7 to9 p.m. A modest fee of $25 is asked from each singer per concert.
The December concert will have performances at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church on December 3 and 4. The music of Baroque French master MarcAntoine Charpentier will be featured, and will include his “In Nativitatem Domini Canticum” and “Messe de Minuit pour Noel,” all sung in Latin. The Second Congregational Church, located at 115 Hillside Street in Bennington, is fully handicapped accessible. For more information, call Deb Perkins at 802-442-6275 or visit www.bccsmusic.wordpress. com.
Green Mountain Academy to hold college application workshop A free workshop on the college application and financial aid process will be offered on Wednesday, September 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Maple Street School in Manchester Center. All families and students are invited to join in this practical and informative session designed to minimize the confusion of applying to college. The event is open to the public and geared toward anyone in the seventh through 12th grade. Karen Gross, president of Southern Vermont College, and Lora Block, head of College Advisory Service and a private educational consultant, will help take the mystery out of the college application and financial aid processes, as they discuss the top eight myths of
applying to college. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Whether you are the first person in your family ever to seek college admission, or are a high achiever trying to figure out how to pay for tuition for the top school on your list, this is the right workshop for you. The event is sponsored by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, a nonprofit organization in Manchester who mission is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the community. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are strongly suggested by calling Renee Bornstein at 802-362-1199, or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
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Fri 9/9 PAWLET The Pawlet Farmers’ Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Pawlet Village green, next to the library. Fresh produce, handmade crafts and Vermont maple products will be offered every Friday, rain or shine. QUEENSBURY The SunKiss Balloon Festival will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. More than 30 hot air balloons and family activities will be featured. Information: 518-796-0373, or www.sunkissballooning.com/festival. POULTNEY A reception for an exhibition by Brandon photographer Caleb Kenna titled, “India: Ten Years of Color and Light,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, in the Feick Fine Arts Center at Green Mountain College in Poultney. Free and open to all.
Sat 9/10 MANCHESTER The Jay Hathaway Memorial Team Challenge for runners and walkers will be held in conjunction with the Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K Race on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Manchester. Proceeds from the race registrations will support more than 20 Manchester Lions Club charities. Registration forms are available at the Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce, 5046 Main Street in Manchester, and at www.manchestervtmapleleaf.com/teamchallenge. WELLS The Modern Woodmen of America organization will host a Matching Fund Super Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 10, at its building off Route 30 in Wells. Doors will open at 9 a.m., there’ll be a free luncheon at 11 a.m., and bingo will start at noon. Cost: $25 advance tickets, $30 at the door. All proceeds up to $2,500 will be matched by the Modern Woodmen home office to benefit the Poultney High School Booster Club’s fund for a new scoreboard. Information: 802645-0323 (MWA Hall), or Dan at 518-487-0397.
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PAWLET A Kung-fu for Kids Program will be offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 15 (no class Sept. 17) at the Pawlet Public Library. Open to ages 7 through 12, this program will require no uniforms and there’ll be no belt ranking. Cost/registration: Rich Marantz at 802-645-1960, or email Rich@GreenMountainTaichi.com. WASHINGTON COUNTY The Fifth Annual Washington County Cheese Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11. Five cheese makers will showcase their goat, sheep and cow dairy farms, including cheese tasting, demonstrations, farm and cheese room tours, and other activities. This is a free, drive yourself tour. Also, a cycling option will be available this year, with maps and YouTube videos. Information/tour maps: 518746-2560, or www.washingtoncountycheese.org. SALEM The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Fourth Annual HarvestFest from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Salem Art Works, 19 Cary Lane, off W. Broadway, in Salem. Featured will be an all-day craft
fair, silent auction at 10 a.m., lunch by local vendors, a children’s play area with games and animals, a Farm to Fork Dinner with music by Al and Kathy Bain at 6 p.m., followed by a Barn Dance with music by The Bluebillies at 9 p.m. Cost: Free for daytime activities; fee for dinner and dance. Tickets are available at several local businesses. Information: 518-854-7674, or www.salemnychamber.com. Craft fair vendor information/silent auction donations: Janet Swears at 518-854-9977, or email sales@ jacksontraders.com. SALEM Nancy Bariluk-Smith will present a Bead Making Demonstration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Spinning Glass Studio, 123 Gillis Hill Lane in Salem (one mile north on Route 22 from traffic light). Information: 518-854-9566. SALEM As part of the Washington County Cheese Tour, Gardenworks and Murray’s Cheese Shop of Manhattan will host a Cheese Tasting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, and 2 p.m. Sept. 11, at Gardenworks on Route 30, W. Broadway, in Salem. Learn about the cheese making process and the subtleties of artisanal and imported cheeses. Information/ registration: 518-854-3250, or www.gardenworksfarm.com. RUPERT All Rupert residents and friends are invited to a Potluck Supper, the final event of the town’s 250th anniversary celebration, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Calfee’s Barn off Route 30 in East Rupert. Each family is asked to bring a favorite dish to share; beverages, tableware and birthday cake will be provided. And, Moe Harrington’s Band will entertain with old-time bluegrass and country music. Information: Gene Higgins at 394-7738.
Sun 9/11 BONDVILLE The Mountain School at Winhall and its Parent Advisory Board will host a rain or shine sixteam, double-elimination Softball Tournament and Pasta Supper on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Mountain School in Bondville. The tournament will begin at 8 a.m., break for lunch at noon, with a 9/11 memorial at 12:30 p.m., and a championship game at 3 p.m. Children’s activities and live music, too. All proceeds will benefit Teri and Derek Andersen whose pottery studio was destroyed by fire. Information/dinner reservations: Kim Scott Miller at 297-2662. BENNINGTON Storyteller and humorist T. Namaya will present “Vermont My Home: A Celebration” at 2 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 11, at the Bennington Center for the Arts. This multimedia presentation will be based on Namaya’s stories, music, songs and photographs of Vermont. Information/tickets: 802442-7158.
Mon 9/12 BENNINGTON The Bennington County Choral Society invites singers to its first rehearsal from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mon, Sept. 12, at the handicap accessible Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St in Bennington. Singers are asked to arrive early to register and sign out music. Fee: $25 per concert. Info: Deb Perkins at 802-442-6275, or www.beesmusic. wordpress.com.
Thu 9/15 POULTNEY The Poultney Farmers’ Market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 6 on Main Street in Poultney. Offered will be local meats, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, maple syrup, crafts and more. Information: 802468-5805. MANCHESTER The Manchester Public Library will offer Rhyme Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. This free event, featuring stories, music, movement and play for infants and toddlers, will be held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. Information: 802-362-2607, or www.markskinnerlibrary.org. BENNIINGTON The United Counseling Service will offer a free Family Education Seminar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 and 22, at its Community Conference Room, 100 Ledge Hill Drive in Bennington. Learn about substance abuse and addiction, how it affects the family, and the principles of healing and recovery. Registration: 802-442-5491, or email Jamie Estey at jestey@uscvt. org. Information: www.ucsvt.org.
Fri 9/16 MANCHESTER The Mark Skinner Library will hold a Book Sale Sept. 16 to 18 at the former Bank of Bennington building, 4331 Main Street, Route 7A, in Manchester. Hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (preview sale, $5 admission), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Hardcover books and audiovisual materials will be $1, paperbacks 75 cents, and children’s books 50 cents. Low-priced signed, first edition and collectible books also will be available. Information: 802-362-2607.
Sat 9/17 LAKE GEORGE The USA Cyclingsanctioned “Tour of the Adirondacks” road cycling stage race will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, at Canada Street in Lake George Village. Cost/registration: www. anthemsports.us. BENNINGTON The 45th Annual Bennington Car Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17 and 18, in Willow Park. Information: Joann Erenhouse, Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, 802447-3311. FAIR HAVEN Applefest 2011 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 (rain date, Sept. 24) at Fair Haven Park. This event will include a farmers’ market, vendors, crafters, games, food, a chicken barbecue, downtown merchants’ sidewalk sales, and a book sale at the library. Proceeds will benefit students through grade 8. Information: 802-265-3883, Ext. 208, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. LONDONDERRY The Green Mountain Club will hold its Volunteer Appreciation Picnic from 3 to 5 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 17. If you’ve helped with club activities, call Mari at 802-244-7037, Ext. 24, or email email@example.com, for details.