• Kate Abbott: A bit of Earth Day - 04/15/2015 05:02 PM EDT
  • Alpacas welcomes spring in Shaftsbury - 04/15/2015 05:02 PM EDT
  • Bennington's L'Ensemble meets Broadway - 04/15/2015 05:05 PM EDT
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    Berkshires Week & the Shires of Vermont
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    On the Bridge: Church without walls plants a garden

    Rev. Janet Zimmerman looks for ways to serve
    LEE AND GREAT BARRINGTON >> Originally from Texas, the Rev. Janet Zimmerman worked as a special education teacher and with families for many years before she came to the ministry. Full Story
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    Farm-fresh finds: Dip-worthy breads and spreads

    Three things have happened in the past month that ended up in the recipes I am sharing with you today: 1.) we ran out of the half-pig we got from Square Roots Farm about a month ago; 2.) there's not a ton of fresh local produce around right now; 3.) I found out about Bakkerji Kirjen in Bennington, Vt. Full Story
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    New Englanders share their hopes, thoughts on Red Sox season

    This is the time of year a hot dog becomes a Fenway Frank. The Boston Red Sox, their storied home, and all the culture they encompass are about as New England as it gets. There are probably as many memories and traditions associated with the team as there are people who root for its players. And a thaw in the weather equals one thing — a new 162-game season is upon us. Full Story
    Ron Kujawski: Warm days end winter whine

    With the dramatic improvement in weather this week, I think we can finally finish with the winter whine. It was hardly what I'd call a fine whine, as most of us grumped and growled over the past three months. Admittedly, it can be tough to cast off the hangover of winter whine. The best therapy I found is to take daily strolls around the yard, and look for early spring flowers, with new ones Full Story
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    Updated: April 15, 2015 5:06:18 PM EDT
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    Kate Abbott: A bit of Earth Day

    From the corn field at the top of the hill, we could hear the spring peepers in the swamp on the far side of the ridge. Full Story
    Alpacas welcomes spring in Shaftsbury
    SHAFTSBURY >> On the border of Vermont and New York, Sandy Gordon lives happily with 35 alpacas and a llama named Pie Face Charlie. Full Story

    MCLA Presents: Sekou Sundiata recalled in spoken word
    NORTH ADAMS >> The rhythm of Sekou Sundiata's poetry pulses palpably from his writing, but his poems are most powerful when he speaks, shaping scenes out of sound in a way more like music than poetry. Full Story

    New York Woodwind Quintet crosses centuries at Close Encounters
    GREAT BARRINGTON >> Like a spring zephyr, the acclaimed New York Woodwind Quintet (NYWQ) will blow sweet air into the Mahaiwe on Saturday as part of the Close Encounters With Music series. Full Story

    NC man's obituary urges readers to reject Hillary Clinton

    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man's obituary asked two things of friends and family: instead of sending flowers for the funeral, give the money to charity. Full Story