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'Dumpster Diva' gives forgotten items new life

07/20/2014 03:54 PM EDT
LENOX -- Myla Blum calls herself the Dumpster Diva. While she has an eye for high-end design, she is not above salvaging someone else's idea of trash to create it.

"It breaks my heart when I see chairs and bureaus on the side of the road," Blum said. "I want to gather them all up, bring them home with me and give them new homes -- like puppies with little wet noses." Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Downpours, diseases and pests, oh my!
07/17/2014 01:48 PM EDT - What a week! We've had a plethora -- don't know what that word means, but I like the way it rolls off the tongue -- of pests, development of devastating diseases and a deluge of downpours. Full Story

Lenox bookstore to hold readings
07/17/2014 01:47 PM EDT - Jean Moore will read from her novel "Water on the Moon" at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Bookstore in Lenox. Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: A penny for your dreadful thoughts
07/17/2014 01:45 PM EDT -

Q: At a yard sale, a man seemed very excited as he carried a box of papers to his car. He told his companion that he just purchased more than 100 penny dreadfuls -- well, I think that's what he called them. Are you familiar with the term? -- M.L., Scranton, Pa.  Full Story

Short Answers: Uninvited guest left few options
07/17/2014 01:44 PM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Berkshire companies find gold in cleaning up dog poop
07/14/2014 10:46 AM EDT -

As the master of a Bernese mountain dog and St. Bernard, I'm constantly in pooper-scooper mode.  Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Think about planting in hot weather
07/11/2014 10:25 AM EDT -

With summer well underway, the attention of even the most avid gardener turns to such activities as hiking, golfing, fishing, swimming or simply sitting on the lawn at Tanglewood contemplating the great mysteries of life, such as who put the bop in the bop-she-bop-she-bop. Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: Knowledge worth weight in gold
07/11/2014 10:24 AM EDT - Q: I'm giving my girlfriend an engagement ring of nearly one carat. I read a booklet about diamonds, so I feel like I'll be able to buy with confidence. Full Story

Short Answers: Good news -- dating rules don't exist
07/11/2014 10:24 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Barrington Stage Company celebrates 20 seasons
07/03/2014 10:03 AM EDT -

For its "20 Seasons Celebration" gala Monday night, Barrington Stage Company will be doing what the theater company does best -- singing and dancing. Full Story

Rotting food prompts German gas leak scare

BERLIN (AP) — Emergency officials called to check out a suspected gas leak in Germany found a culprit they didn't expect: a fridge full of rotting food. Full Story
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Marriage, power and sex rule CW's 'Reign' season 2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When The CW's "Reign" returns for its second season, we will see Mary, Queen of Scots, and the new King, Francis II, in the first year of marriage. Full Story
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Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.