Weeds in gardens are competitors, vying for light, nutrients, and space with the desirable plants. As such, the weeds must be removed.
This week's NatureWatch is all about the birds! Thom Smith answers questions about woodpeckers, the best foods to attract Baltimore orioles and why we're probably not recognizing the indigo bunting at our feeders.
For those who may be self-conscious about being perceived as being neglectful or lazy due to a lack of lawn maintenance, No Mow does not mean No Mow Forever.
Invasive garlic mustard, turtle crossing season and humming bird sightings are all topics of this week's NatureWatch.
A Sheffield arborist will be in the national spotlight in an upcoming episode of the CBS series "Mission Unstoppable."'
There are many ways for gardeners to make compost. You could spend money on elaborate compost tumblers and bins. However, there are far less expensive ways to create this valuable organic material.
NatureWatch's Thom Smith answers questions about woodpeckers, black vultures and rose-breasted grosbeaks and suggests that local bird lovers join the Hoffman Bird Club.
“Broad spectrum” insecticides that killed indiscriminately promoted the general attitude that a garden devoid of insects was best. Thomas Christopher interviews an author who is working hard to change attitudes toward insects.
Thom Smith answers readers' questions about mourning dove sounds, when bird feeders can be put out again and where bats go during the colder months.
If you have a patio, a doorstep, or just a windowsill, you can have a vegetable garden. The solution is to grow vegetables in containers. All that is needed to get a garden underway are some containers, soil and seeds or transplants.
Garden columnist Ron Kujawski explains how to keep your forsythia shrub flowering and vibrant.
This week, NatureWatch columnist Thom Smith answers questions about chipping sparrows, the connections between shadbush blooms and shad fish, and gives advice on how to attract butterflies to your yard.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Kravis wedding train has rolled into Italy.
CANNES, France (AP) — When the Cannes Film Festival audience stood to applaud James Gray's richly observed autobiographical drama “Armageddon Time," about the director's own 1980s childhood in Queens, Gray's voice quivered as he addressed the crowd.
NEW YORK (AP) — For comedians of a certain age, there was one album that was worn out on the turntable, dutifully memorized and acted out. That was George Carlin's signature “Class Clown.”
The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters.
MIAMI (AP) — “The Greatest Show on Earth” is making a comeback featuring extraordinary humans and no animal acts five years after shutting down its three-ring circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday.
Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong star in this new adaptation of Stephen King's 1980 novel about a preteen girl with pyrokinetic powers made even more famous by Drew Barrymore in a 1984 film
A rundown of notable films coming out this summer:
Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra’s upbeat, melodic entry for this month’s Eurovision Song Contest was written as a tribute to the frontman’s mother
The most powerfully comforting dishes combine the personal with the universal. In my kitchen, a bowl of soft polenta does exactly that.
What's better than attending a tea party? Attending a tea party with ginger scones and homemade jam!
This 5-ingredient, no-knead peasant bread is simple to make and ready in just three hours.
Although the most traditional combination would be strawberry-rhubarb, feel free to mix different combinations of fruits for this cobbler.
It's easy to love a great cocktail. Until you look at the numbers.
Former North Adams Transcript reporter and Adams native Donna Roberts has published her second novel, "Running with Hounds … and an English Degree."
Pittsfield-based author Kevin O’Hara is known through his books and decades of Berkshire Eagle columns for his warm, witty and whimsical tales. There are plenty of all three in his newly released book, but the title, “Ins and Outs of a Locked Ward: My 30 Years as a Psychiatric Nurse” tells r…
At a time when the news is filled with war, with civil unrest, with uncertainty, with fistshaking and fingerpointing, a little bit of kindness can go along way. With a seeming sixth sense for this universal need of messages for kindness and care, James Crews has partnered with Storey Publishing on a second anthology of poems, "The Path To Kindness," set to release on April 12.
Authors in and around the Berkshires have been busy. Here's a look at a few of the new works, ranging from collections of poetry to memoirs about less-than-friendly pooches, that have been published in the last 10 months.
Author Ruth Bass has released a new book in her series about the Sherman and Hibbard families.
The Mount has invited author Rebecca Hall to highlight the art and craft of memoir writing in the form of her graphic novel, "Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts." She'll participate in a virtual conversation with Courtney Maum on Thursday, Feb. 24.