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Students get taste of technology at Berkshire STEM Career Fair

11/21/2014 04:16 PM EST
PITTSFIELD >> A group of high school students stood quietly in front of a movie screen on Friday, watching film of a device known as the "da Vinci" robot remove a tumor from a kidney. 
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Hands-on fun for kids of Youth Center Inc.

Students take STEM-related classes thanks to Tech Wizards 4-H grant
11/21/2014 04:19 PM EST
ADAMS >> It's a science class no one wants to leave early. On a recent Thursday evening at the Youth Center Inc. 
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How to cook moist, tasty and safe stuffing this Thanksgiving

Tips for a great turkey stuffing
11/18/2014 12:51 PM EST
For many Americans, the true star of the Thanksgiving table is not the big bird, but the stuffing (usually moistened with gravy). 
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Spice up Thanksgiving with barbecue-spiced turkey
11/18/2014 12:51 PM EST - It occurred to us recently that many of the same flavors we crave on grilled meats during the summer also would be superb on roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Full Story

Creamed spinach that won't keep you busy
11/18/2014 12:52 PM EST - For such a simple dish, creamed spinach can be a pain to make. Most recipes call for some sort of roux-based sauce, such as bechamel. Full Story

The Yankee Chef: Bake the ultimate Gingered Pear Skillet Cake
11/18/2014 12:13 PM EST - The ultimate gingered pear skillet cake Ingredients: 1(15-ounce) can halved pears in pear juice; 1/2 tsp rum or almond extract; 1/4 cup raisins; 1 1/3 cup; flour; 2/3 cup brown sugar, divided; 2 tsp baking powder; 1/2 tsp ground ginger; 2/3 cup milk; 2 eggs, beaten; 4 Tbs butter or margarine, melted; 1/2 tsp ground cardamom Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Full Story

Berkshire Grown to host holiday farmers markets
11/18/2014 12:52 PM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Berkshire Grown will kick off its expanded schedule of Holiday Farmers Markets from 10 a. Full Story

Perfect pare: Wines to serve at your Thanksgiving meal
11/19/2014 08:30 AM EST - Italian white Poggio al Tesoro Solosole Vermentino IGT 2013 Kollin Kozlowski, wine buyer at Kelly's Package Store in Dalton, picks this white for its aromatic profile of honeysuckle, spice and almond. Full Story

Julie Potter: Serve a slice of sugary memories with sugar pie
11/18/2014 11:32 AM EST - If you are a frequent reader of my column, you probably already know that pie is a family favorite. Full Story

Tips for getting the most out of your venison this hunting season
11/18/2014 01:20 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Deer season is underway and the talk is all about where the deer are, where they're not and how big are the bucks being shot. Full Story

Margaret Button: Lost in the deep depths of purses
11/12/2014 07:45 AM EST - Two weeks ago, in my other life as a supermarket cashier, I accidentally knocked a woman's rather large purse — or pocketbook, if you prefer (just what is the difference between the two terms, anyway? Full Story

The Yankee Chef: Sweetly sour squash
11/12/2014 07:44 AM EST - Sweetly sour squash What a great way of enjoying the fall harvest. From salty to sweet, and tart to sour, you really can savor the flavors in every bite. Full Story

Polish town opposes Pooh Bear for unclear gender

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing. Full Story