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Nov. 20 to 26 calendar of arts and events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

ABOUT TOWN Berkshire Museum: Bears in Massachusetts, 11 a.m. Saturday. Ralph Taylor, District Fish and Wildlife Supervisor for the Connecticut Valley Wildlife District,on bear history and how to co-exist with black bears. Full Story
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Artist Anna Moriarty Lev shares her approach to life

Local artist shares her approach
WILLIAMSTOWN - Coffee, comics and cinema are all part of Anna Moriarty Lev's repertoire. Full Story
  • Man dies after fall from Lowell rooftop - 11/24/2014 07:04 AM EST
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    Cross-country ski slopes broaden offerings in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

    Quiet trails and athletic challenges draw winter adventurers
    11/20/2014 01:00 PM EST
    Some skiers like the idea of finding moose tracks under red pine — or of skinning up the mountain before they skim down. 
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    Downhill skiing readies for takeoff in Southern Vermont
    11/20/2014 01:07 PM EST - NORTHSHIRE >> Southwestern Vermont is home to a number of well-known ski slopes that serve a wide array of skiers of all ages. Full Story

    Pre-eminent Japanese musicians and performers come to the Clark Art Institute
    11/20/2014 01:00 PM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> In a long gallery with the reflections of water rippling on the ceiling, one National Living Treasure will join minds with another. Full Story

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    Backcountry treks: Expeditions find old downhill ski areas

    Intrepid skiers search for lost slopes
    11/19/2014 04:39 PM EST
    Like the stone fences that creep through the forests of New England, abandoned ski areas leave traces in the hills. 
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    Sage City Symphony will perform concerto based on West African drum
    11/13/2014 09:36 AM EST - BENNINGTON >> When the Sage City Symphony, under the direction of Michael Finkel, opens this concert season, it will highlight an instrument not typical in orchestras — the djembe. Full Story

    Downhill skiing in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
    11/19/2014 04:30 PM EST - Southern Vermont Bromley: Lifts to open Nov. 29. 144 Bromley Lodge Road, Peru, (802) 824-5522, bromley. Full Story

    Kate Abbott: As cold weather comes, communities find ways to serve
    11/13/2014 09:37 AM EST - It can begin with a simple job to do. I remember a long-ago night in a communal kitchen with three or four fellow students from an off-again, on-again youth group and a friendly crowd of British teens abroad. Full Story

    Kate Abbott: The mountains welcome the first signs of winter
    11/20/2014 07:46 AM EST - Last night I walked out into the first snow of the year. The sky was softly dark, and the flakes streamed down steadily. Full Story

    Berkshire food drives fill pantries before Thanksgiving
    11/13/2014 09:36 AM EST - DALTON >> As Thanksgiving approaches, dozens of Wahconah Regional High School students are preparing to help feed local families trough the holiday season and the New England winter. Full Story

    In Williams College's high-tech 'Hamlet,' Big Uncle is watching
    11/19/2014 04:35 PM EST - WILLIAMSTOWN >> David Eppel, chairman of the Williams College theater department and director of its upcoming production of "Hamlet," has directed the same play at Williams before — almost 25 years ago. Full Story

    On the Bridge: Bear McHugh strengthens local teens
    11/13/2014 09:34 AM EST - With rolling hills and close-knit community, Berkshire County is known as nurturing — for artists and musicians, and for relationships that last for years. Full Story

    Take Me Outside: Lakes turn over as temperatures fall
    11/19/2014 04:36 PM EST - This past summer, I swam in many different lakes and ponds. Each body of water was unique. Full Story

    Aja Monet will perform at Mass MoCA
    11/13/2014 09:33 AM EST - NORTH ADAMS>>Aja Monet Bacquie's name invokes the Impressionist painter Claude Monet, and her poems have an Impressionistic style, blending memories of everyday life with her musings on abstract questions, from love to meaning itself. Full Story

    Watercolor artist has solo show at Dorset Library
    11/19/2014 04:34 PM EST - DORSET >> "I liked the softness and flow of the paint on the paper," she said. Full Story

    Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police say an Iowa woman who was locked out of her apartment has been locked up after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside. Full Story
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    Chris Colfer has multi-book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal. Full Story