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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Rabbi Ron Cohen

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm

WBTN intern Alex Diaz talks with Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Beth-El about Bennington’s Cultural makeup past and present in this two-part fifth installment of ‘Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?’.

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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Rabbi Joshua Boettiger

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm

WBTN Intern Alex Diaz sits down with Bennington Rabbi Joshua Boettiger and gets his views on culture in Bennington, speaking specifically to Bennington’s Jewish community in this two-part fourth installment of “Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?”.

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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: International Jet-setter Alison Cho

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

WBTN Intern Alex Diaz sits down with International Bennington College Student Alison Cho to discuss how a foreigner views the culture of Bennington in the third installment of ‘Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?’.

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Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Town/Gown Hybrid Cadence Banulis

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

WBTN Intern Alex Diaz talks with Bennington Local AND Bennington College student Cadence Banulis in order to gauge her experience with the cultural diversity of Bennington in this second installment of ‘Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?’.

Interview W/ Cadence Banulis

Bennington’s Culture, Diversified?: Mild-Mannered Jeffrey Matthews

In Bennington, Education, North Bennington, Opinion, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on February 16, 2011 at 10:51 am

Jeffrey Matthews

WBTN College Intern Alex Diaz sits down with the prototypical Bennington College student Jeffrey Matthews and discusses his perceptions of and experiences with cultural diversity in Bennington. This is the first in a series of interviews attempting to pin down what Bennington has to offer in terms of cultural diversity, and why.

Volunteer at the Bennington Free Clinic!

In Bennington, Education, Events, Local News, Medical/Health, News, North Bennington, Personal, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford on January 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Bennington Free Clinic Volunteer mp3

Story by Community Journalist Cadence Banulis

Cadence asks Sue Andrews about her experience with the Bennington Free Clinic, and how YOU can help out! Orientation will take place the first week of February. Call 802-447-3700 or 802-379-0149 and volunteer today!

 

Bennington Free Clinic Petition

In Bennington, Events, Local News, Medical/Health, News, North Bennington, Pownal, Shaftsbury, Woodford, Youth Organizations on January 19, 2011 at 10:51 am

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Story by Community Journalist Cadence Banulis

Cadence interviews Sue Andrews about the Bennington Free Clinic’s petition to be on the March Ballot.  The Bennington Free Clinic is a not-for-profit medical clinic that provides free primary medical care, care coordination, and referral to uninsured adult residents of Bennington County and the surrounding area. Once on the ballot, the clinic has the possibility of being voted to receive $5000.

Seventy people participate in first Shires Media community event

In Bennington, Local News, Membership, North Bennington on August 7, 2010 at 3:14 am
Michael Harrington

Michael Harrington

NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. — Some 70 people turned out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 for the first Shires Media Partnership community meeting — at the Park-McCullough House here.

Board members of Shires Media, the 501(c)3 nonprofit which owns/operates WBTN-AM, invited civic and “thought” leaders to the two hours of conversation and mingling with refreshments and food. “We want to know: How can we foster collaboration among local groups to share information and entertainment that will be fun, information and necessary — that will bring us together as citizens and residents?” noted one invitation.

John Likakis

John Likakis

Brook Brown-Saracino

Brook Brown-Saracino

The goal of Shires Media is to educate, inspire, entertain  and enrich the civic roles and lives of residents of Bennington and its surrounding area through independent, participatory, sustainable services that are highly valued by the community.  The organization does so directly through both traditional radio and, increasingly, through  other state-of-the-art and innovative electronic media.

Bob Howe

Bob Howe

Michael Harrington, son of longtime WBTN station manager and announcer/newscaster Bob Harrington, opened the evening’s discussion and Shires Media board chair Bob Howe explained his sense of the vision for the station. Shires Media Executive Director John Likakis introduced Brook Brown Saracino,  Shires Media’s new Vista program member. Saracino is working to establish the new Community News Corp.  See photos of the evening:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mediagiraffe/sets/72157624524744093
LAUNCH AS SLIDE SHOW:
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