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Woods and livestock meet at Merck Forest and Farmland Center

MANCHESTER, VT. >> Working farms, nesting birds, river otters, scenic views — Southern Vermont and the Berkshires are known for bare ridge lines and open spaces, working and natural landscapes Merck Forest and Farmland Center in Rupert, Vt. Full Story
Van Gogh's love of nature revealed in Clark Art Institute show
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> Vincent Van Gogh's sister wrote late in her life that as a boy Vincent always knew the names of butterflies, birds and flowers. Full Story

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May 21 to 27 calendar of events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

About Town Dawn Dance: Brattleboro Memorial Day Dawn Dance, English Country Dance 2:30-5:30 p. Full Story
May 21 to 27 Calendar for the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
Memorial Day Arlington American Legion: Post 69 Memorial Day Parade 11 a.m. Monday, ceremony at memorial, Fisher Elementary School, with local veterans. Full Story

Directory of Places in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
Directory of Places in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont Full Story

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Lennon honored with artwork showing him in yellow submarine

NEW YORK (AP) — Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday. Full Story
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Is Ben Affleck dating kids' nanny?

The actor's reps deny a report that he started to get close with his kids' 28-year-old nanny during his separation from Jennifer Garner.