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UpStreet Holiday Festival: Kids meet Santa, Jingle Bell Run raises more than $1,000 for Eagle Santa Fund

12/21/2014 11:56 AM EST
PITTSFIELD - Four-year-old Kydd Kearns proudly showed off a painted picture of Rudolph, the infamous red-nosed reindeer, on his arm.

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    Get festive on Festivus with a low-key celebration

    Locals celebrate the alternative holiday inspired by 'Seinfeld' episode
    12/20/2014 01:58 PM EST
    PITTSFIELD >> It comes without tinsel, expensive gifts and the pressures of hosting the perfect holiday party. 
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    (Photos by Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    New candy-coated inn for The Red Lion Inn

    Historic Stockbridge inn debuts new, sweeter candy house
    12/17/2014 09:19 AM EST
    STOCKBRIDGE >> The Red Lion Inn has undergone a sweet renovation, of sorts. 
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    Finding comfort with knishes: Classic Jewish pastry dough comfort food
    12/17/2014 09:25 AM EST - If you're looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Full Story

    Dress up gingerbread for holiday treat
    12/17/2014 09:24 AM EST - Gingerbread is such an iconic flavor — and aroma — of Christmas, yet it can be a letdown as a dessert for the big day. Full Story

    Julie Potter: Looking for Christmas lunch recipes
    12/16/2014 04:21 PM EST - By mid-December, my mind is beginning to shift from all the pre-holiday baking and treat-making. Full Story

    Hanukkah celebration of food, light and latkes
    12/16/2014 04:21 PM EST - Hanukkah is known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, and is best known in the wider community by the lighting of a Hannukia — or a nine-branched menorah — each of the eight nights of the festival. Full Story

    Get creative with tasty latke toppings
    12/17/2014 09:26 AM EST - Leave the applesauce in the fridge and take your latkes to a tastier level with a new topping. Full Story

    The Yankee Chef: Simple, tasty clam Rangoons
    12/17/2014 07:50 AM EST - Simple and Tasty Clam Rangoons This appetizer, or snack, is a beautiful combination of simplicity and low cost that will result in a successful dinner party or an informal gathering during or after the Holidays. Full Story

    Sugary Swap: Host a holiday cookie exchange with these tasty tips
    12/10/2014 08:10 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - It's the most wonderful time of the year — holiday cookie swap time, that is. Full Story

    Margaret Button: Ugly earring collection rings in holiday fun
    12/09/2014 04:43 PM EST - It's two weeks until Christmas and the Button Holiday Express has been derailed. Full Story

    Almond Joy inspired holiday cookie recipe
    12/10/2014 08:10 AM EST - Oh, that classic Almond Joy vs. Mounds dilemma ... Whether to go dark chocolate or milk chocolate with nuts. Full Story

    Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. Full Story
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    'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. Full Story