NEWS
(Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
Berkshire students savor Dr. Seuss in Read Across America Day

03/03/2015 05:48 AM EST
More than 45 million people were on the same page Monday, as schools and communities celebrated the 18th annual national "Read Across America Day.

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LIFESTYLE
(Stephanie zollshan — the berkshire eagle)
Think spring and start planning your garden

It may be cold outside, but think warm thoughts of planning your garden
02/27/2015 04:19 PM EST
Buy seeds and plan the garden, or, is it plan the garden and buy seeds? The latter seems to make more sense. 
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(Photos courtesy of Francesca Olsen)
Farm-fresh finds: Host a tea party with floral flavors

03/03/2015 01:54 PM EST
I brought some summer inside this past weekend, taking a big bag of lavender my friend Eevee dried, turning it into some hopeful snacks. 
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Margaret Button: Recipe found in unlikely place
03/03/2015 01:53 PM EST - Saturday, before going out to run a few errands, I took out a jacket I hadn't worn since last winter. Full Story

The Yankee Chef: Apple Dipper Oatmeal Cookies
03/03/2015 01:53 PM EST - Apple Dipper Oatmeal Cookies If you enjoy dipping wedges of apple into peanut butter, then you are going to love these cookies. Full Story

One ingredient four ways: Refrigerated biscuit dough
03/03/2015 01:53 PM EST - Breakfast Mini egg biscuit muffins Push individual biscuit dough circles into greased muffin cups, covering sides of cup. Full Story

Buttery scallion champ an Irish classic
03/03/2015 01:51 PM EST - With St. Patrick's Day looming, let's whip up some champ, a rich and rustic Irish dish of mashed potatoes flecked with scallions and topped with butter. Full Story

Make seasonal minty shake at home
03/03/2015 01:51 PM EST - I'm ashamed to admit this, for I am no fan of fast food, but I've always had a soft spot for McDonald's shakes. Full Story

Cheers St. Patrick's Day with a bourbon slushy
03/03/2015 01:50 PM EST - Here's a cocktail in honor of St. Patrick's Day. But you're going to have to cut me some slack. Full Story

10 fresh ideas for your slow cooker
02/24/2015 03:41 PM EST - Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Full Story

Warm up with these winter cocktails
02/25/2015 08:03 AM EST - Let's face it, it's cold out. Whether we're looking for something to help us forget about the sub-zero temperature or just warm us up, our thoughts turn to beverages that warm the stomach and the soul. Full Story

Julie Potter: Meals often best when left to chance
02/24/2015 03:38 PM EST - As much as I have tried to be organized and plan meals and menus as a way to make life less complicated, it has never stuck. Full Story

New Mexico couple gets engaged, then stranded on mountaintop

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ecstatic New Mexico couple who got engaged on top of Sandia Peak had to curtail their celebrations after getting stuck for hours because of high winds. Full Story
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Tribeca Film Festival announces half of slate

NEW YORK (AP) — The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will feature documentaries on Cuban muscle cars, New Yorker cartoonists and police stun guns. Full Story
( Nick Briggs )
Maggie Smith is not leaving 'Downton Abbey'

Comments made by the actress were misinterpreted, leading to reports that the Dowager Countess of Grantham would meet her maker in Season 6.