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Did you know that jelly beans were originally a Christmas candy until about 1930? But today, Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween, according to the National …

Haflinger Haus: Horses, antiques and Austrian fare all under one roof ADAMS — To paraphrase an often-asked question, which came first: the Haflingers or the haus?For Don Sommer — owner of the Haflinger Haus at 17 Commercial St., and longtime Adams …
Staff favorites: Our podcast picks Looking for something interesting to listen to on your next road trip? Tired of your normal rotation of podcasts? Members of our newsroom offer up a few of their favorite podcasts."Race Chaser" is a …
Viewer's Discretion: A dark look at 1980s British culture Imagine living in a dystopian society. If you lived in England in the 1980s, and you weren't of a certain class, you didn't have to imagine, you were there. The view on the street was a lot worse …
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow records live music video at Mass MoCA At long last, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art has joined a host of Berkshire-based organizations and individuals who have contributed to The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow's first …
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Chef Nicholas Moulton wins big on 'Guy's Grocery Games' WILLIAMSTOWN — Local chef Nicholas Moulton took a trip to Flavortown — and he won big.On Wednesday, April 3, viewers tuned in to see chef Moulton of Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown …
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Lauren Groff makes long-awaited Mount debut
LENOX — Long before her third novel, "Fates and Furies," established her as one of contemporary literature's most important voices … Read More
Book review: A wild circus act with a deep meaning
"The Circus Pig and the Kaiser: A Novel Based on a Strange but True Event," by Carolyn Kay Brancato, is a fast-paced drama of wit and … Read More
An error of transcription? The case for Israel Bissell
On April 19, 1775, near 10 a.m., Joseph Palmer, a member of the Massachusetts Committee of Safety, wrote a short letter detailing the … Read More
Thom Smith | Where have all the chipmunks gone?
Q: Wondering if you have any idea why we are not seeing chipmunks? Normally, they would be running all over the place this time of … Read More
Ron Kujawski | You've been gifted bulbs - now what?
I find it interesting that almost all holidays have some association with plants, or perhaps it is the other way around, i.e. some … Read More
Rose pruning 101: No need to be afraid
Pruning rose bushes is a process that intimidates many otherwise confident gardeners. The problem arises, I think, from the kind of … Read More
Playwright-actress navigates rich terrain in new play, 'Lady Randy,' at WAM Theatre
LENOX — Lady Randy was a woman to be reckoned with. An American heiress married to Lord Randolph Churchill, the former Jennie … Read More
On its 10th anniversary, a heavy metal-glam rock jukebox musical sings for the ages
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — "Rock of Ages" arrives at Proctors for three performances Friday and Saturday. It's a stop on the show's … Read More
Robin Anish | Should you be picky about your eggs?
While at the supermarket recently, I was intently looking over the selection of eggs when I realized there was a woman waiting for me … Read More
Eggs in a hole, the French edition
This recipe combines the fun of the endearingly kitschy and the elegance of an easy French classic: eggs in a hole and a lardon-frisee … Read More
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Earthy spinach and nutty cheese star in this brunch-worthy strata.Ideally, this savory make-ahead bread pudding should be rich enough to satisfy without being overindulgent. And, since strata is such … more
DALTON — Inside Red-Karpet Tattoo on Thursday, lines began to emanate from a tiger's snarl, snaking down and around a muscled canvas. Brian Brown was inking Scott Forrest's first tattoo, and … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — In 2015, Ali Benjamin's middle-grade novel, "The Thing About Jellyfish," was named a National Book Award finalist. It's the type of honor that, fair or not, can suggest a … more
Some things at Linda's Cafe never change — the clinking of silverware against ceramic plates, coffee served in mismatched mugs, the banter between the staff and customers, the frequent line of … more
When asked, Maynard Seider has a hard time pinpointing when he started working on his latest book, "The Gritty Berkshires: A People's History from the Hoosac Tunnel to Mass MoCA." "It's been a … more
The Book: "Elevation" by Stephen KingThe Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (Oct. 30, 2018)The Synopsis: Although Scott Carey doesn't look any different, he's been steadily losing weight. … more
NORTH ADAMS — If you're a live music devotee in North Adams, there's a good chance you've seen Izzy Heltai at some point over the past several years. When the Brookline native was in school at … more
Livingston Taylor is well-known for his musical career as well as being the brother of James — as in James Taylor — but he's had a couple of notable career milestones recently. In 2017, … more
'TRANSFERS' (NETFLIX) There are two behaviors in science fiction that humans will never disappoint with. One is that if there is an advance in technology that extends life or youth in any way … more
Another PAX East is in the books and with it, hints of what's to come in the year ahead in gaming.There were the big announcements, of course. For example, Borderlands 3 was officially revealed with … more

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