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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

Calendar
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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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Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Full Story
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.