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Nightlife and entertainment at small venues in the Berkshire region
Today In the Berkshires Bogies: Karaoke, 9 p.m., 935 South Main St. Full Story
Cantilena Chamber Choir to perform holiday music in Lenox
12/12/2013 06:55 AM EST
LENOX -- This year's Christmas concert by the Cantilena Chamber Choir comes at the intersection of two big anniversaries, with with a bit of the ensemble's long interest in Russian choral works -- and an overlay of holiday spirit.Full Story
Food connoisseurs Ruth Reichl and Zak Pelaccio to speak in Spencertown, N.Y., about eating local
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SPENCERTOWN, N.Y -- On Saturday, hear two culinary heavy-hitters talk about taking local to a top level.Full Story
Take me outside: How deer keep warm in the cold months
12/12/2013 06:51 AM EST - Deer hunting season continues through the end of December (depending on the type of firearm used). Full Story
Concerts and holiday musical events in the Berkshires
12/12/2013 07:06 AM EST
Dec. 14 Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees Family Day: Animals Up Close, 11 a. Full Story
Kate Abbott: Berkshire gift guide in progress
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Maybe I'm looking for a glass bottle to hold homemade wine (mom, you're not reading this until after Christmas, are you?) Or a mulling ball for hot cider ... or a Ray Charles LP with Betty Carter singing "Baby, it's cold outside" with a laugh in her voice.Full Story
Berkshire holiday fairs and community events on Sunday, Dec. 8
12/06/2013 12:27 PM EST - Holiday events in plenty this weekend ... Full Story
Berkshire holiday downtown events for Saturday, Dec. 7
12/06/2013 12:10 PM EST - Berkshire towns are overflowing with events this weekend! Full Story
Berkshire holiday art and craft fairs for Saturday, Dec. 7
12/06/2013 12:12 PM EST - Art and craft fairs fill the county north to south this weekend. Full Story
Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees embraces past, present and future
12/05/2013 04:57 PM EST - PITTSFIELD - It's November of 1903.
Toy pistols fire real blank cartridges. Trolley cars run up the main streets, and trains connect Pittsfield with most of the county and with New York City.
The Pittsfield Symphony Orchestra opens its season at the Colonial Theater. President Theodore Roosevelt grapples with tensions in Panema. Factory workers strike in Chicago. In the Berkshires, the markets have ordered English walnuts, lemons and oranges for the holiday season - but they have a shortage of turkeys.
The toy shops are unpacking boxes of wind-up performing animals: squealing pigs, monkeys turning somersaults, a donkey with a clown that runs around a track, a mule that drinks from a trough, a bird singing in a cage.
And just south of the downtown, Xenas Crane has opened a museum to house his collection.
This year, the Berkshire Museum celebrates its 110th anniversary, and in the 29th annual Festival of Trees, the museum will look back to the last century - and forward to the next.Full Story
Nightlife and entertainment at small venues in the Berkshire Region
12/05/2013 01:49 AM EST - Nightlife in the Berkshires and beyond Full Story
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