Berkshires Week & the Shires of Vermont
(Gillian Jones — The Berkshire Eagle)
Adams' Quaker Meeting House a nod to unflinching beliefs

ADAMS — Perched above a grassy knoll of the unmarked graves of its members, the Quaker Meeting House stands as a silent reminder of the town's founding families.

Photo Gallery | The Quaker Meeting House in Adams Full Story

The Yankee Chef; Make strawberries' last hurrah unique

This may be the last hurrah for strawberry shortcake season, so I thought I would go out with a unique spin of a timeless classic. Taking the English pasty as my base, I engulf a soft, sweet yeast dough with fresh strawberries, a hint of orange and a dab of Brie cheese and bake it. This Yanked dessert is truly one to keep and share at your last get-together of the summer. Full Story
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Summertime soon to ride off into sunset

Funny how Alice Cooper doesn't have a song about how school's back in session for the fall. Summer is coming to an end, meaning cooler temperatures, pumpkin flavors and the start of football. But it also means transition for organizations and businesses that cater to customers and clients wanting something seasonally festive. Full Story
Stargazers: Why is the nighttime sky dark?

On the last weekend of August, we'll all enjoy the beautiful full moon as it rises in the east at dusk. Some early North American tribes knew the August full moon as the Sturgeon moon, since this is the time when this large fish is readily caught. By early September, however, the moon will have again departed our early evening sky, and we'll have a chance to gaze skyward and ponder a rather Full Story
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Updated: August 27, 2015 5:33:41 AM EDT
Arlo Guthrie to sign 'Old Bill: The Famous Berkshire Moose' at the Berkshire Museum

Arlo Guthrie book-signing at the Berkshire Museum Arlo Guthrie will sign copies of his latest children's book, "Old Bill: The Famous Berkshire Moose," on Saturday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p. Full Story
Bring the Kids: Fun things for the family for Aug. 27 to Sept. 2
Looking for some family time in these last days of vacation before the kids head back to school? Full Story

Best Bets: Fun things to do this week in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont
Tanglewood You can't just let it go ... Songstress and actress Idina Menzel – known for her unforgettable vocals in "Rent," "Wicked," and Disney's "Frozen" – performs one night only at Tanglewood. Full Story

Cruisin' Around | Explore Great Barrington markers ...
Stop #1 The paperboy monument From the Great Barrington Historic Walking Tour, we culled a few spots to see. Full Story

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Toy unboxing a swing and a miss

Too few toys and too much repetition turn the much-hyped 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens Global Toy Unboxing Live Stream Event' into an early snooze fest.