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Aug. 21 to 27 in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

Thursday, Aug. 21 ART Berkshire Botanical Garden Watercolor painting workshop, 10 a. Full Story
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Cultural exchange: Pakistani journalists visit U.S., spend time in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD -- Imagine being only the second female journalist where you live, or being a young college student and having your good friends kidnapped and killed because they were protesting for basic human rights. Imagine being only the second female journalist where you live, or being a young college student and having your good friends kidnapped and killed because they were protesting for basic human rights. Full Story
Garlic, garlic everywhere: Welcome to Garlic Fest

08/30/2014 09:50 AM EDT
BENNINGTON -- Garlic ice cream? Garlic cupcakes? Garlic peanuts? 
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Eclectic Shelburne Falls
08/28/2014 02:26 PM EDT - SHELBURNE FALLS -- The town of Shelburne Falls, located just off the Mohawk Trail (Route2), is home to an active artists' colony, the Bridge of Flowers, Glacial Potholes, Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum and many small shops, galleries and eateries that beg to be explored. Full Story

Fresh farm fun
08/28/2014 11:46 AM EDT - MANCHESTER -- In the Gilded Age, while wealthy New Yorkers were building their country cottages in Lenox, Chicagoans were doing the same in Manchester. Full Story

Bulb bits

08/28/2014 02:21 PM EDT
Health and fitness The original Olympic athletes in Ancient Greece were given garlic -- possibly the earliest example of performance enhancing agents used in sports. 
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Gourmet Lane
08/31/2014 02:38 AM EDT - The Apple Barn Garlic fudge, cider donuts, fudge, baked goods Bart's Ice Cream Ice cream, including garlic-flavored Battenkill Brittle Gluten-free energy bars and baked goods Beaners Gourmet Coffee Coffee, hot chocolate, Italian soda, water, muffins. Full Story

Welcome to the festival
08/28/2014 02:17 PM EDT - The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to the 2014 Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival. Full Story

Easy Garlic Fries
08/28/2014 02:18 PM EDT - Yield: 2 to 4 servings for an appetizer, 3 for a side dish. * 1 pound frozen french fries -- steak fries or crinkle cut * 1 tablespoon light olive oil * 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic * 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper * 2 teaspoons finely minced parsley * salt, to taste Bake or fry fries till crispy according to package directions. Full Story

Vendors at the Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb FesticaL 2014
08/28/2014 02:16 PM EDT - CONCESSIONS A 1 Concession Craft Bart's Ice Cream J ROAD Beaners Gourmet Coffee Y9 Bennington Lions Club Y7 Bruce's Lemonade B19 Catamount Dogs Y10 Colby's Kettle Popcorn H11 Extreme Concessions X1 & 2 Frying Dutchman Consessions X3 Good-To-Go Y0 Hawaiian Shaved Ice Y3 Hound Dogs Y14 Lemon Full Story

Music all day long
08/28/2014 02:22 PM EDT - Julie Shea & Sonya This duo has recently come together to play music in the Bennington area. Full Story

Activities for kids
08/28/2014 02:22 PM EDT - Saturday Under the blue and white tent BTC Entertainment, Bowey the Clown magic and balloon artist -- 11:30 a. Full Story

Half marathon revs up
08/28/2014 02:28 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Kathy Leech of Dorset never ran a half marathon or a full-blown, 26-mile-and-385-yard marathon until four years ago, but once she started, there was no turning back. Full Story

Labor Day music
08/27/2014 12:29 PM EDT - HANCOCK -- Berkshire Vista, the Clothing Optional Campground Resort on Kittle Road in Hancock, will host Spaghetto in the Ghetto and an afternoon of music with Skeeter Creek Band at 2 p. Full Story

Evolution of a festival
08/28/2014 02:32 PM EDT - SPENCERTOWN, N.Y. -- When Jonathan Weiner and Deborah Heiligman first started dating, they were at odds on the issue of religion. Full Story

Stroll around the springs
08/28/2014 02:35 PM EDT - Berkshire Eagle NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- Alex Olchowski's house will soon fill with harvested hops drying on screens. Full Story

Police: Utah suspect swallows stolen ring

OREM, Utah (AP) — Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it. Full Story
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VENICE WATCH: McDormand hails female stories

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Full Story