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Get picked: 'American Pickers' looking for treasure in Berkshires

08/23/2014 11:49 AM EDT

The History Channel's hit TV show "American Pickers" came to the Berkshires last April and now they are hoping to return and are seeking tips.  Full Story

Short Answers: Cope with unwanted ‘plus one'
08/22/2014 02:08 PM EDT -

Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Go Green: Is wind power viable?
08/22/2014 02:07 PM EDT -

In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTechnology offer advice on easy ways for people -- and businesses -- to introduce green changes in their daily lives. This column is written by EcoFellow Jenny Goldberg. Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Peak time to harvest vegetables
08/22/2014 02:04 PM EDT -

There's a distinct smell in the air. I showered this morning so it's not that. It's an aroma that reminds me of my youth, working in the onion fields on the family farm, and it's not the scent that most people associate with onions. This is the smell of ripening foliage of onions, of corn, and of other vegetables in the garden -- the smell of maturity.  Full Story

Back to school: Fun fashion trends for school supplies
08/17/2014 01:38 PM EDT - NEW YORK -- It's school supply time and there's no shortage of nifty backpacks, pencil cases, erasers and more for kids young and older. Full Story

Robbins-Zust Family Marionettes bring fairy tales to life
08/19/2014 03:14 PM EDT - RICHMOND Dion Robbins-Zust is fully aware that puppetry, specifically marionettes, are considered to be a dying art form. Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Kill weed seed with help of sun
08/14/2014 02:33 PM EDT - This is the time of year when my thoughts turn to things hot and steamy. Yes, that's right; I'm thinking about sterilization via solarization. Full Story

Thom Smith: Exhibits allow visitors to interact with butterflies
08/14/2014 02:32 PM EDT -

It is always exciting for me to get almost immediate feedback after a column is published, and last week's hummingbird moth sparked considerable interest. Reports of hummingbird moths arrived by email from Great Barrington to Pownal, Vt.  Full Story

Restoring a wall-to-wall treasure at William Cullen Bryant's homestead
08/10/2014 07:25 PM EDT - CUMMINGTON -- If the walls of the William Cullen Bryant Homestead could talk, they would probably let out a sigh of relief -- or at least a proud, "look at me."  Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Wet July could bring plant disease
08/08/2014 10:15 AM EDT -

According to the keepers of the Doppler (a.k.a. National Weather Service), this past July was the second wettest July on record for Berkshire County. What does this mean for gardeners?  Full Story

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Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert. Full Story
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Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”