Things to do and visit in Bennington
The Vermont News Guide, along with HAN Network, parent company of the Guide, was in Bennington and Manchester last week doing live broadcasts with local merchants and dignitaries, along with reporting some news from around Vermont and Connecticut, where HAN Network is based.
HAN Network offers daily news, sports and arts programming at HANRadio.com/livestream/. Programming is available as live video or audio-only. You can see some of the interviews with Bennington merchants and officials below:
Are you looking for an artsy place to stay in Bennington? Harwood Hill Motel is an art gallery hotel at 864 Harwood Hill Road in Bennington. Hotel owner Pamela Corkey told the HAN Network all about her inn.
Bennington is home to the largest art supply store in Vermont. Jay Zwynenburg of Jay’s Art Shop & Frame Gallery at 115 South St., sat down with the HAN Network to tell us how he’s kept it going since 1972.
Laura Meehan of the Norshaft Lions Club shares all the details of the club’s upcoming Oktoberfest — and all the good work that the Lions do for those in need.
Jeanne Gauthier of The Owl’s Nest Antiques & Upholstery of 353 Main St. in Bennington which isn’t just about antiques — it’s about restoring, reusing and repurposing things.
Matt Willey of Ramuntos Brick Oven Pizza stepped away during lunch time to tell us about all the beers, burgers and — of course — pizza that they serve up at 519 Main St. in Bennington:
This year’s tenth annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow will explode in another weekend of American Indian music, dance, education, arts and crafts vendors and cultural festivities on the beautiful grounds at the Vermont Veterans’ Home in Bennington, Fidel Moreno of Healing Winds told HAN all about it:
The 22nd annual Bennington QuiltFest returns this September. Dianne Lamb of The Quiet Valley Quilters Guild sat down with HAN to share all the details of the QuiltFest and the guild.
Knapps Music, Toys & Hobbies celebrates retro fun. Jayne Outwater sat down with HAN to talk about her shop, which now features an arcade, along with retro toys, records, and much more at 417 Main St.
The Garlic and Herbs Festival returns to Bennington in September for its 20th year. Lindy Lynch, the Bennington Chamber Of Commerce events chairman, sat down with HAN. She also took some time to talk about her “day job,” which is running Kevin’s Sports Pub & Restaurant with her husband, Kevin.
Rob Spivak of Hawkins House at 262 North St. in Bennington is the second generation owner of the jewelry store and crafts market. Hawkins House features Ed Levin jewelry and a large selecting of hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, blown glass, wooden ware, clothing, handbags and much more.
Michael Harrington, the director Of Economic Development & Community Development, for the town Of Bennington, talks about all the things Bennington is doing to draw in more businesses and people — and build on all the great things already in the “Gateway to Vermont.”
Brian Lewis of Antiques At Camelot, the largest antique center in Vermont, at 66 Colgate Heights in Bennington, brought in a bunch of items he has for sale — from furniture to books to old publications. Plus he describes the differences among antiques, vintage and collectables.
John Shannahan of the Better Bennington Corporation puts a cap on the HAN Network’s visit to Bennington. John talks about how Bennington has the “quintessential Main Street” that still “has everything that every community used to have” in its old fashioned downtown.