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Celebrating 40 fairs at the Adams Agricultural Fair

07/25/2014 12:18 PM 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

HEALTH & SCIENCE
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Pets susceptible to secondhand smoke effects

LOS ANGELES Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. Full Story
FOOD
Margaret Button: Turtle time means a sweet treat for TMNT fans

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. Full Story
OUTDOORS
Thom Smith: Remember, real turtles aren't ninjas

Many say the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie released in 1990 is a classic with adventure, action, comedy and amazing effects. Full Story
Berkshire Lifestyles
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Celebrating 40 fairs at the Adams Agricultural Fair

07/25/2014 12:18 PM 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

Short Answers: No need to stress
07/25/2014 11:56 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: Inquiries about old TV ‘friends'
07/25/2014 11:55 AM EDT -

Q: Whatever happened to Lu Ann Simms and Julius La Rosa? They were on "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" in the 1950s. -- L.A.S., North Mankato, Minn. Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Extending pea-picking season
07/25/2014 11:52 AM EDT -

Since the beginning of July, we've been enjoying fresh peas from the garden almost every day. That may seem boring to some people, most likely those who have only tasted the mush known as canned peas, but fresh peas adapt to a myriad of recipes to sustain even the most educated palate. (How does one educate a palate -- home schooling?)  Full Story

'Dumpster Diva' gives forgotten items new life
07/20/2014 03:54 PM EDT - LENOX -- Myla Blum calls herself the Dumpster Diva. While she has an eye for high-end design, she is not above salvaging someone else's idea of trash to create it.

"It breaks my heart when I see chairs and bureaus on the side of the road," Blum said. "I want to gather them all up, bring them home with me and give them new homes -- like puppies with little wet noses." Full Story

No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket. Full Story
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Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission Full Story