Beautify Bennington greatness!

Beautify Bennington was a great success!

Thank you to all 113 volunteers who gave their time to beautify Bennington at yesterday’s event! These volunteers were community members, area high school, middle school, and elementary students representing different extracurricular groups, and Bennington College, Bennington ACTS students!! It was a wonderful day! 🙂

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Thank you to the partners & sponsors of “Beautify Bennington” yesterday’s event was a great success!!! Better Bennington Corporation, the Town of Bennington, Bennington College – Bennington ACTS, Alliance for Community Transformations, Southwestern Vermont Health Care, Rep. Brian Campion, Evan’s News, South St. cafe, Bennington Bookshop, Knapps Pets & Hobbies, Ramuntos, Stewarts!

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West River Trail Run

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West River Trail Run!

Come out and enjoy a beautiful run on the West River Trail in Vermont in the first annual West River Trail run in support of The Collaborative. The Collaborative is a regional non-profit that provides fun, healthy educational programs for youth in the Northshire and Mountain communities of Vermont.

June 1st, 2013

West River Trail Run takes place along the West River in Southern Vermont. 

11 of the 36 miles of Trouble!

http://thecollaborative.us/west-river-trail-run/

“Everybody Knows Somebody” National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” –Gloria Steinem

Nicole Rau, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer

…My time as a sociology major was filled with late nights spent in the depths of Dinand Library writing papers about gender.  It is a topic that I have come to love and understand better than I originally thought was even possible.  Its complexities and direct application to everyone’s life make it, perhaps only for soc geeks like myself, an interesting, ever evolving topic to discuss…

To read more, visit: http://vistarau.blogspot.com/2013/02/everybody-knows-somebody-national.html

The infographics in this blog post come from http://www.nationaleatingdirsorders.org. For more information on eating disorders or about the National Eating Disorders Week please visit: http://www.nationaleatingdirsorders.org The Eating Disorders Helpline number is 1-800-931-2237.

Abuse is not love.

Teen Dating Violence Image

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

 
8% of local teens say they have experienced physical violence by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year- Seniors reporting the highest numbers*
 
5% of local teens say they have been sexually assaulted*
 
Even 1 teen abused is 1 too many.
Help a friend by texting them the free hotline number so they can share it with others. 802-442-2111

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