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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - August 16, 1963, Bennington, Vermont Stanley Ewers fiddles directs and instructs Green Mountain and red barn fiddlers representing two states who Are enjoying two weeks at Bennington College. The Young sters ranging from 7 to 17 May be heard each morning in their joint Effort. The big group is shown Here in two views. Photos Grimm 400 View Homes churches in Manchester and Dorset Manchester a Overall Winner for decorative Flower arrangements in the seven houses on the House and Garden pilgrimage in Manchester and Dorset thursday was mrs. Ray Foote of Dorset. Mrs. Foote received the coveted Tri color award for her Mantle arrangement in the contemporary Home of or. And mrs. Clyde Zollars of Dorset hollow. House and Garden tour sponsored by the Garden club of Manchester included seven Homes three churches and the horticultural exhibit at the Zion Parish House. Some 400 visitors from All Over Vermont and nearby new York and Massachusetts made the tour including a Busload of 40 women from Albany who make it an annual event. According to mrs. Warren r. Smith treasurer people seemed to like visiting the contemporary Homes such As that of or. And mrs. Zollars As Well As the old and remodeler Homes. Especially noteworthy is the be modelled four Doorn Manchester Village schoolhouse now the summer Home of or. And mrs. Lewis Brown of Glen Ridge n.j., who bought the building exactly years ago to the Day two years after it had been abandoned As a Village school. Mrs. Foote s prize winning Mantle arrangement consisted of twin Lalique vases flanking a Crystal Mirror and containing North Bennington Elizabeth Dwyer 442-4519 the Baptist and congregational churches will unite with the Shaftsbury methodist Church for the sixth in their series of summer Union services sunday at 10 30 . In the Shaftsbury methodist Church. The Rev. Alfred Scott will Lead the service of worship. Area residents will be Able to enjoy a Good meal in a Good cause saturday evening at 6 when the local Baptist Church sponsors a pot roast supper in the social rooms. Donations received at the supper will go into the fund for the new Church roof. Ite theatre Bennington it. Phone 442-4990 air Kosdi Tiosen today amp tomorrow eve. 6 30 amp 8 42 . Fan Sinana co Nie blow a your Horn i Paramount must Plu vision matinee sat. 2 . Hell Ano heroism on the hush seas i j. Seven Sis to a Iysis Elst Mccolor me Wiscom starts Sun. A a gathering of eagles is Arr int Kock Hipson Horth Hoosick tonight thru sat.,aug. 17 \ hilariously heartwarming to a o a quo courts eddies father Glenn Ford Shirley Jones St King size action drama yellow roses plume poppies purple monks head dominated by purple Gladioli. The a a Miner cottage a the Home of mrs. Henry f. Wolff just South of the Equinox House is one of the oldest houses and has been lived in by mrs. Wolff s family for four generations. It has the Date 1804 inscribed Over the old colonial fireplace. The tour for the Benefit of civic beautification and Flowers and services inc., veterans Hospital White River Junction started with the �?o1811 House Garden belonging to or. And mrs. Henry b. Robinson. The houses in addition to those mentioned above belong to mrs. Edward r. Tinker or. And mrs. Royal g. Cannaday in the Village of Manchester. The three houses in Dorset included the recently built Home of or. And mrs. . Bassett the a Metto wee Brook farm Home of mrs. Henry Barlow originally built by one of Dorset s original settlers and the contemporary Home of or. And mrs. Zollars. The three churches were the congregational Church and St. John s episcopal Chapel on the Manchester Village Green and Zion episcopal in Manchester Center. The tour was scheduled from . To 5 . And wound up at the Zion Parish House for the horticultural exhibit where refreshments were served throughout the Day. General chairman of the event was mrs. William f. Hayes of Meriden Conn. And summer resident Here. Many persons took advantage of Tho Manchester Garden club s House and Garden pilgrimage yesterday and were treated to scenes such As those shown above. Top living room of Henry i. Wolff Home. Bottom bedroom in schoolhouse Home of or. And mrs. Lewis w. Brown. Photos a Carol Foster Manchester club to Honor author Pearl Buck Manchester a Pearl s. Buck noted author will be honoured sunday afternoon at a Tea Given by the Manchester business Bennington drive in for one full week . Aug. 14-20 Ross Hunter Arwin a Doris dry James Garner a f Auman color Priewe Manas a a artful Rolf psf and and professional women s club at Ormsby Hill. Miss Buck has consented to speak on her work with Asiatic american children at 4 15 . Miss Buck who received the Nobel prize in literature in 1938 for her novel a the Good Earth Quot and the pulitzer prize for the same Book six years earlier has a summer Home near Jamaica in Winhall. She was brought up in China where her parents were missionaries and her Many novels including a the Good Earth Quot Deal with China and its people. She has a deep interest in children particularly handicapped or underprivileged children and has Long worked in this country to help those of Asiatic american parentage. In 1949 she founded a Welcome House Quot an adoption Agency which finds permanent Homes for children of mixed asian american heritage. The Tea and reception for miss Buck will be from 3 to 6 sunday afternoon. Manchester explorer scout Winner of coveted award Dorset Quot a col or Smi pram a cum Phu silvers Marc Hen Skinner Louis Dean son of or. And mrs. Walter c. Miller of South Dorset leaves on tuesday for 17 weeks of Basic training in the Marine corps at Paris Island South Carolina. He has signed up for four years. Lee Hewes of South Dorset has returned from the Rutland Hospital where he was a patient. Or. And mrs. T. Wylie Kinney s daughter mrs. Henry Belin in from Waverly pa., is visiting her parents for a week. Mrs. Belies three daughters held Leslie and Betsey Are Here also. Mrs. Robert w. Higbie or. And 867-4490 mrs. William Hayes of Manchester together with mrs. Harold Boswell of East Dorset have returned from the recent Flower show at Peckett on sugar Hill in Franconia . They acted As judges for the Flower arrangements. It May have Felt like More but Only inches of rain fell in Dorset from sunday through thursday of this week according to the rain gauge measurements taken at the cooperative weather station of the . Department of Commerce at the Rufus Gilbert Home. Manchester a explorers and boy scouts of Post 33 and troop 33 of Manchester earned Many advancement awards during the past two weeks at Camp Sunrise winding up the summer camping season. Eagle explorer David Edson received the coveted aquatic award the Only one presented to any camper during the last two weeks of the Camp season. Edson received this for having earned All waterfront badges giving swimming instruction and doing a service project. The ten explorers attending Camp earned the following Merit badges Steve Bushee cooking pioneering Howard Dailey life saving pioneering swimming. Ted Day Sunderland surveying swimming David Edson Public speaking surveying and woodcarving Dennis Edson camping canoeing lifesaving rowing and swimming Charles Holden Dorset cooking Don Kinney camping canoeing cooking first Aid George Mattison pioneering rowing Bob Mcfall Dorset camping canoeing cooking surveying Steve Rosencrantz Dorset canoeing lifesaving. Explorers Dick Coburn and Elbert Crosby Danby attended Camp earlier in the season and Bert Hinkley and Mike Nawrath were members of the Camp staff All season As trading Post manager and Camp clerk. Twenty four boy scouts attended Camp and the older ones earned the following Merit badges Kevin Beattie rowing Bob Cook canoeing pioneering and swimming Roger Fowler camping canoeing cooking and rowing Mark Greenberg camping canoeing and rowing Rick Harwood camping canoeing and cooking Don Hinkley camping canoeing pioneering and swimming Ronnie Lamontagne skiing Peter Riker rowing Bill Roberts camping canoeing cooking and rowing Rudy Van Veghten camping cooking pioneering and rowing. A number of the explorers and scouts also partially completed nature and soil and water conservation Merit badges. Other boy scouts attending Camp were de Campbell Mike Campisi Dick Clayton Norman Cook Jim Farnum Roger Harwood Errol Hill Harvey Keyes Tom Keyes Jim Markey Jesse Mattison Joe Roberts Tom Tow Slee and Gary Wilcox. Many of the scouts worked on their second and first class requirements and some completed the work for these ranks but must go before a Board of review before earning their rank. Several explorers and scouts also earned the toting Chip mile swim and rope awards. Each wednesday night outstanding campers who have been elected by their units Are tapped out for the order of the Arrow the honorary camping service group. Explorers Don Kinney George Mattison Bob Mcfall Steve Rosencrantz and Tom Rumney and scouts Roger Fowler Rick Harwood Don Hinkley and Rudy Van Veghten were honoured this year. Troop institutional representative Bob Fowler was also tapped out at the colourful campfire ceremony. Winning the water meet and playoffs in volleyball and softball but losing the Camp championships to troop 2 of Rutland were the highlight activities of the fifth week for the Manchester area boys. The sixth week is always filled with special activities because the Camp attempts to attract earlier campers to come Back for an extra week. As a result there was a fishing Derby a backwards Day and camper staff elections. Explorer David Edson was elected Camp director for a Day As a result of a vigorous a stay in bed with de Quot Campaign. Explorer Don Kinney and scouts Dick Clayton Bob Cook Rick Harwood Don Hinkley and Bill Roberts won positions As waterfront director trading Post manager handicraft director dining Hall Steward bugler and Cook. There was also a scout skill Mill a water meet olympics and a rough Tuff skill mall various afternoons the Manchester units won third in the water meet and first in the rough Tuff skill Mill. On hike Day the explorers went on a Canoe a a hike around lakes Sunset and Sunrise. The Manchester boys visited fort Ticonderoga and trounced the Mohi cans in softball Friday but lost a game of touch football saturday to a staff infiltrated Brandon eleven. Post 33 won the coup stick two Days and eventually won one of the dining Hall flags after sending a Friendly staffer to wreck havoc at a Brandon table which had received the Flag All week. North Village school year will Start sept. 4 North Bennington a the coming school year in the graded school and North Bennington High school will open sept. 4, according to announcement of the school officials. The opening session will be morning Only with no school in the afternoon. School will not be in session on oct. 17 and 18, Vermont teachers convention on nov. La veterans Day and nov. 28 and 29 for the thanksgiving recess. In addition to sept. 4, halfday sessions will be held on sept. 20, nov. 20 and March 27. Christmas vacation will be the weeks of dec. 23 and dec. 30 while the mid Winter vacation will take place the week of feb. 17 and Spring vacation the week of april 13. Mid year exams will be Given on Jan. 23, 24 and 27 for grades 7 through 12 and the school year will close for kindergarten through Grade 6 on june 5, 1964 and for the grades 7 through 12 on june 12. It has been announced that All kindergarten pupils will attend one semester in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The group will be divided and parents notified about this grouping before school begins. Registration and Sale of books for High school grades 9 through 12, will be held at the school aug. 29 from 9 to 12 ., 2to5 ., and 6 30 to 8 . Registration and Book Sale will be continued on aug. 30 from 9 to 12 . And 2 to 5 . The principal miss Catherine Corcoran advises prospective High school students that new texts will be bought Only for the following courses general science 9, earths Clence world history and general algebra. Books to be used in English courses include in Grade 9, practical English a Magazine and paperbacks in Grade to a essentials of modern English Quot paperbacks and the Scholastic Magazine in Grade Tressie Gram Mer Book 3, a heritage of american literature a and the readers digest in Grade 12 the necessary texts include dressier grammar Book 4 a heritage of British literature a readers digest and paper backs. Miss Corcoran states that the required magazines May be paid for and the paperbacks purchased at the time of registration and Purchase of other books. Cd. A put Nicil Fau Tuefuel present a sorry wrong Nim Rerp Lucille Fletcher s chilling Story of terror a the Browning version Terence eat i Ekson a touching study cd n Man. Thurs., fri., sat., 15-18 Dorset playhouse dial 876 5777 curtain 8 40 . By Lisa Tate North Bennington a a group of red barn fiddlers from Connecticut and Green Mountain fiddlers from Vermont have joined impressive forces at the Bennington College Campus for the same two weeks that the composers Are in residence. They can be heard each morning in the living room of one of the student houses where they meet to fiddle the morning away. The Only thing that distinguishes them from the other musicians is their size for they Range in age from seven to 17. When i went to hear their rehearsal the first sound to Greet my ears was not the sound of music but laughter As they responded to the wry humor of their teacher and conductor one Stanley Ewers who was perched atop a tall Stool with fiddle in hand. Soon though they were energetically at work again playing pieces by Rameau Schubert and believe it or not Hindemith. Fiddlers they Are some fledgling some full grown though the word a a fiddle Here applies to most of the fiddle family violin Viola and cello. Their abilities Are Manifest their enthusiasm overwhelming yet relaxed. Or. Ewers was enjoying himself As much As any of them and herein lies the tale. Ewers himself a violinist has been giving individual and ensemble instruction to the nucleus of this group starting six years ago when he had the idea of forming a Parent teacher Pupil group to preserve music instruction from the stifling grasp of whatever it is in the Home or in the school which keeps eager and talented children from enjoying the satisfaction of making music on a stringed instrument. Parents were expected to be present at lessons at the Friday night ensemble readings and during practice time at Home a those invaluable 20, 30 or 40 minutes a Day. Indeed there Are some eight trailer tip Chicago up a motorists should allow a Driver towing a trailer plenty of room. He is handicapped by greater stopping distances says the Chicago motor club. Motorists also should remember that it takes greater clearance ahead to pass a car and trailer than it does just another automobile. Ends present with the group now none of them musical but All very much involved in the musical growth of their children. This initial step took place in a red barn in Plantsville in the town of Southington Conn., where Ewers makes his Home. The idea caught on the group grew and so did proficiency and dedication. Two years later they had the Chance to play for Alan Carter of Middlebury who had encouraged Ewers to go ahead and put his original idea into practice. Eventually Ewers began commuting to Vermont once a week to introduce the same idea to children and their parents in Randolph and Middlebury and so the Green Mountain fiddlers were born. The Connecticut and Vermont groups now total some too pupils engaged in an informal yet serious Enterprise with their teacher and their parents. The crucial ingredients in the Success of this violinists venture seem to be fun and affection not at the expense of but in the making of Good music. That they waver slightly off pitch from time to time is of but secondary importance to the enormous amount they Are learning and the satisfaction they Are obviously getting out of it. These two weeks represent the first joining of the two groups fiddlers from Connecticut 15 from Middlebury and Randolph. The fiddlers inevitably hear some of the contemporary music being played at the other end of the Campus and they respond to it enthusiastically. This in itself is extraordinary As anyone recently exposed to the contemporary idiom can realize. As one Young violist put it a the Only thing that impressed me at the first concert was the difficulty but i liked the designs in the second would that All fiddlers were As spontaneous As these go %2z now open daily Putney it. Where Santa Claut and hit Reindeer spend the Tummer 20 acres of fun for the children min. Or roller Coatter 18 attractions us .5 interstate 91 Putney exit 1960 Falcon stand. Trans., 6 by l., full Price 935. 1961 Chevrolet Impala h top Coupe this is an exception. Ally clean car m995. Thurber s garage North Bennington re. And 334 pleasant St. Country dining at its Best min Softie the areas newest a largest a and most modern restaurant country Stylo Servings famous Buffet table before dinner King size. Cocktails 35 entrees to choose from orchestra every saturday full course dinners including after dinner cordial from 2.25 up banquet facilities to 700 % mile North on rte.22_ looking for a Good used car see our guaranteed used cars 1960 Volkswagen s1195 exc. 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