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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

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Full Story
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America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: ——— IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.