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Monsoon season? Berkshires hit by another series of thunderstorms

07/29/2014 07:16 AM EDT
A triple-whammy of severe thunderstorms with 60 mile-an-hour winds and flooding downpours swept through most areas of Berkshire County on Monday in what some are calling an unprecedented "monsoon season."


Story | Cleanup continues after violent weather takes toll in Dalton

Photo Gallery | Reader submitted thunderstorm photos  Full Story

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    Celebrating 40 fairs at the Adams Agricultural Fair

    07/28/2014 10:55 AM EDT

    At the Adams Agricultural Fair, bright blue ribbons are handed out for the best baked goods; farm kids triumphantly accept trophies for their superior animals and spectators cheer on their favorite oxen teams. Full Story

    Margaret Button: Turtle time means a sweet treat for TMNT fans

    07/23/2014 07:11 AM EDT
    I'm sitting here tonight, thinking about how summer is half over. I can say this with confidence because the bug spray is half gone, the sunscreen is half gone, the peppers in the garden are half-grown and the tub of chlorine tablets for the pool is also at the halfway point. 
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    Peru woman's 'Monstah' hot dog a hit in 'Create Fenways Frank' contest
    07/23/2014 07:14 AM EDT - PERU -- "Boston Strong" runs through Dana DiSantis' soul -- and her hot dog buns. When the Peru resident saw Kayem Foods' -- the makers of the official hot dog of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park -- "Create Fenway's Frank" contest, she knew the hot dog had to be about her beloved city.  Full Story

    Berkshire bartenders offer tips on creating summertime mixed drinks
    07/24/2014 03:15 PM EDT - There's a lot of fun in the summer sun to be had with pitchers, and we're not talking about baseball. Whether you're in the mood for an adult beverage or a mocktail, there may be nothing more refreshing on a hot summer day than pouring a cool, colorful libation into a tall glass of clinking ice cubes. Full Story

    In a jam? Think beyond peanut butter and jelly
    07/16/2014 08:19 AM EDT - It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam. Full Story

    Maggy Button: Forget about kale, buy the cauliflower
    07/16/2014 01:32 PM EDT - Lindsey Hollenbaugh, the Berkshire Eagle features editor, ran a story on the food page last Wednesday about dipping a head of cauliflower into batter and then grilling it. Full Story

    Chef Dan Barber to discuss food's future
    07/16/2014 08:10 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON -- Berkshire Grown presents "Beyond Farm to Table: The Future of Food," a conversation with renowned chef and writer Dan Barber, author of "The Third Plate," and award-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert, at 7 p. Full Story

    Farm-fresh finds: Local garlic scapes freshen up traditional pesto
    07/09/2014 08:19 AM EDT - How's your summer going? Mine has been glorious, full of new and interesting vegetables picked up on sunny Saturdays at the North Adams farmers market. Full Story

    New way to grill cauliflower
    07/09/2014 08:18 AM EDT - Last summer, the hip way to handle cauliflower was to treat it like a steak. Full Story

    No-cook sauces add fresh flavors to pasta
    07/09/2014 08:17 AM EDT - When the weather is hot, my enthusiasm for complicated cooking fades. I stay away from dishes that take a long time to prepare or require slow braises in the oven. Full Story

    Give fruit salad a zing
    07/09/2014 08:15 AM EDT - Looking for ways to jazz up your basic fruit salad this summer? Full Story

    Centenarian gets honorary high school diploma

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma. Full Story
    Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, July 21 to Sunday, July 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. Full Story