(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
'Thanksgiving Angels': Thousands in Berkshires get fixings for holiday meal

11/24/2014 06:33 PM EST
PITTSFIELD >> Brian and Michael DuBois were on a quick break from the "Thanksgiving Angels" program when a woman needed someone to carry her cardboard box filled with groceries. 
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    (Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle Staff)
    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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    Apples of New England: Expert writes book detailing history, varieties of the region's apples

    11/22/2014 08:52 PM EST
    GREENFIELD (AP) >> There's Old Nonesuch of Massachusetts, Paw Paw, Melvin Sweet, Cogswell, Fallawater . 
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    How to cook moist, tasty and safe stuffing this Thanksgiving
    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). Full Story

    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

    Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary. Full Story
    Aretha Franklin blasts author of unauthorized bio

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul says don't waste your money — or soul — on the recently released unauthorized biography about her. Full Story