Voices From The Grave

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Bennington Community Theater's first live production this season, on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, "Voices from the Grave," will be performed outside on the grounds of the famed Old First Church Cemetery in Old Bennington. 
 
Go on a guided tour and meet the people beneath the headstones in the Old First Church Cemetery. Walking from grave to grave, you'll meet such Bennington luminaries as Elijah Dewey, Elizabeth McCullough and Robert Frost as they are brought to life by members of the Bennington Community Theater (BCT).
 
BCT has brought together the talents of the Bennington Historical Society, the Bennington Museum, the Bennington Center Cemetery Association, and the First Congregational Church to present this exciting community project. 
 
Researched and written by members of the Historical Society, the production consists of dramatic monologues performed by actors in period dress. 
 
Director Ingrid Madelayne describes the event as a theatrical and an historical experience. 
 
"Our goal was to be faithful to the history of these amazing people, while emphasizing their humanity," she said. "We wanted to show the individuals behind the facts, letting them tell their stories in their own voices."
 
Tour groups of 10 visitors will depart every 40 minutes, beginning at 10 am, on Saturdays Sept. 25 and Oct. 2. Tickets are $10. You must pre-register for a specific time. For more information, and to purchase tickets, go to bpacvt.org/tickets or call the box office at 802.447.0564.
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SVHC Announces DAISY Award Winner

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Seline Skoug, RN, of the Emergency Department, was the September recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC).
 
Skoug was nominated by a fellow nurse colleague from the Women's and Children's Department for her role in making a patient more comfortable.
 
The nomination read:
 
"A patient arrived to the Emergency Department (ED) reporting abdominal pain, not aware that she was pregnant and in labor. The patient was afraid, overwhelmed, and alone with no support person available. Seline met the patient in the ED and accompanied her to Women's and Children's, while creating a bond with the patient. The connection between the patient and Seline was apparent, as they held hands and Seline provided labor support, breathing with the patient as she contracted. The nurse stayed by her side throughout her entire labor and delivery, while her ED colleagues worked together to cover her assignment. Seline returned when her shift was over to check on the patient with flowers in hand."
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