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Fashion finds at BerkChique!

STOCKBRIDGE -- BerkChique! the Berkshires' premiere pop-up shop and gently-used clothing sale kicks off its third year with a preview party 5:30 p. Full Story
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Mass MoCA will hold an evening of poetry to honor Agha Shahid Ali

04/23/2014 11:13 AM EDT
Izhar Patkin's "Veil Suite" paintings, rooms with translucent walls, illuminate Agha Shahid Ali's poetry in a retrospective show at Mass MoCA, where Agha Iqbal Ali, Shahid's brother, will read Shahid's poetry tonight. 
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Close Encounters 'Magyar!' concert sounds Hungarian music at the Mahaiwe
04/23/2014 11:10 AM EDT - Close Encounters wiht Music presents an afternoon with Béla Bartók's music. Full Story

'Angels in America' faces love and loss
04/23/2014 11:08 AM EDT - Students in the MCLA Theater Lab will perform Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" in the college's Venable Theater through Saturday night. Full Story

Gathering 25,000 books

04/23/2014 11:34 AM EDT
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Stephen Dankner of Williamstown sat at a desk in the artists’ colony at Sweet Briar College in Amherst, Va. 
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Restaurant Week toasts Vermont flavor
04/23/2014 11:26 AM EDT - MANCHESTER -- You don't need to go to New York or New Orleans in search of haute cuisine -- or comfort food. It's right around the corner or a short drive up Route 7. Full Story

Robert Frost in mud-time
04/23/2014 11:25 AM EDT - Peter Gilbert, the Vermont Humanities Council's executive director, will lead a free talk on spring poems by Robert Frost, left, at the Dorset Inn at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, presented with the Dorset Village Library. Full Story

Mosaics of dinner plates
04/23/2014 04:41 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Molly Hatch's bright ceramics fill walls in prestigious museums, and through Anthropologie stores around the country, they also fill kitchen tables. Raised in Vermont, Hatch will return on Tuesday, April 29, to share her balance of art and design with a younger generation of artists at Bennington College.  Full Story

Kate Abbott: Comfort of ducks
04/23/2014 11:22 AM EDT - You know what first convinced me that spring is coming -- it's the mallard ducks. Full Story

Getting outside on a spring weekend
04/23/2014 11:19 AM EDT - Places around the county will offer walks and cleanups and ways to enjoy the coming spring. Full Story

North Bennington has a feel of its own
04/16/2014 03:07 PM EDT - NORTH BENNINGTON -- Tucked in the northwest corner of Bennington and connected to the downtown area by both Route 67A and the Walloomsac River, the village of North Bennington has an unique culture and character of its own. Full Story

'Green Living' to conclude with local farmers
04/18/2014 10:34 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- The spring 2014 "Green Living" seminars at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will conclude on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p. Full Story

Kate Abbott: Search for spring signs on Earth Day
04/16/2014 01:06 PM EDT - Last week I watched a mallard duck splash down into Cheshire Lake and another walk along the edge of the last skin of ice. Full Story

How does your organic garden grow?
04/16/2014 01:09 PM EDT - In 2009, when the Obama family planted a kitchen garden at the White House, they re-ignited a trend that had been largely dormant for the past century. Full Story

Take me outside: Season of wild turkeys
04/16/2014 01:28 PM EDT - Spring is finally coming, and as it does, wild animals are changing their behavior. The earliest migrating birds, such as the red-winged blackbirds, have returned. Resident chickadees are singing their spring song. Soon we'll also be rewarded by the sounds and displays of the eastern wild turkey. Full Story

(Brendan Smialowski)
Congress is using Twitter, but which party is most active?

Your representative in the House is almost certainly on Twitter. Your senator definitely is. But how are they using the social network? Full Story
(Franklin Reyes)
Oldest living former major leaguer dies at 102

Conrado "Connie" Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s, died in Havana on Wednesday at the age of 102. Marrero was the oldest living former Major League Baseball player. Full Story
(Francois Mori)
Justin Bieber is sorry for visiting this Japanese war shrine

Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer. Full Story