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May 21 to 27 calendar of events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

About Town Dawn Dance: Brattleboro Memorial Day Dawn Dance, English Country Dance 2:30-5:30 p. Full Story
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Berkshire Craft Beer Fest to raise money for local charity

PITTSFIELD — You don't have to run, but you might want to mosey over to The Common on Saturday, June 6, to check out the inaugural spring Berkshire Craft Beer Festival. Full Story
 
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Memorial Day holiday begins summer with light and loss

05/20/2015 06:09 PM EDT
SOUTHERN VERMONT >> Barbecues, cookouts, a long weekend — these are the popular trappings of Memorial Day, since the last Monday in May now traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer. 
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'Immortal Present' reveals East Asian art at Berkshire Museum
05/20/2015 06:32 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> "China is in transition," said Berkshire art historian Gary Smith. Full Story

Artists and live music converge for Mayfest in Bennington
05/20/2015 06:04 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Memorial Day weekend always means celebration in downtown Bennington. Full Story

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Memorial Day events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

05/21/2015 11:34 AM EDT
Adams Memorial Day: Parade 10 a.m. Monday from Valley and Columbia streets to Hoosac, Summer, Center, and Park streets, ending at Maple Street cemetery with ceremonies. 
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Women probe passions and professions in 'The How and the Why'
05/20/2015 06:11 PM EDT - LENOX >> "I mean it's going to change everything. The way women think about their bodies. Full Story

Dan Zanes revives Buster Keaton comedy at the Mahaiwe
05/20/2015 06:11 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> In the 1920s, the stone-faced, silent film star Buster Keaton thrilled moviegoers with his signature blend of stoic and slapstick. Full Story

Kate Abbott: The summer season begins
05/20/2015 06:12 PM EDT - The light had the depth of a late spring evening when the sun still shines at 8:30 and you haven't yet gotten used to it. Full Story

'Endangered Alphabets' carved in wood at Arlington library
05/20/2015 06:14 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> About 100 forms of alphabet scripts exist around the world today, and about one-third of them are an endangered species. Full Story

Kate Abbott: Spring returns with Summer Previews
05/13/2015 06:42 PM EDT - We sat on the newly laid terrace in the evening, when the sun had come low enough to leave a corner in the shade. Full Story

Naumkeag opens with tea and tree peonies in Stockbridge
05/13/2015 06:43 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> When Mabel Choate returned from a trip to Asia on behalf of the Lenox Garden Club in 1936, she began work on what's become known as the Chinese Garden at Naumkeag, her Berkshire estate. Full Story

PossumHaw will perform acoustic mix in Bennington
05/13/2015 06:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> The name PossumHaw suggests a backwoods encounter, but the band's sound ranges more broadly. Full Story

Artist sews memories of survival in war at Southern Vermont Arts Center
05/13/2015 06:53 PM EDT - MANCHESTER >> The contrast between the simple beauty of the artworks and the horrifying backstory they present gives pause for thought. Full Story

Mother's Day blooms in wildflower walks
05/06/2015 05:53 PM EDT - BERKSHIRES AND VERMONT >> Without its red petals in bloom, Trillium can be easily overlooked at this time of the year. Full Story

Mary Sipp Green paints land and light
04/29/2015 06:37 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> Mary Sipp Green sat on the edge of her couch, leaning over a coffee table and turning the pages — gently and reverently — of an over-sized art book. Full Story

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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.