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    Berkshires Week & the Shires of Vermont
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    Hikes welcome the solstice in the winter woods

    From valley to ridge, outdoor explorers can enjoy winter
    Each year, the winter solstice marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year and the gradual conversion to longer days and shorter nights. Full Story
     
     
     
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    Updated: May 15, 2014 6:32:35 PM EDT
    Grammy Museum's new exhibit explores Laurel Canyon's music scene in the '60s, '70s

    "What is up in Laurel Canyon/ The seat of the beat," sang Van Dyke Parks on his "Song Cycle" album in 1968. Full Story
    Japanese honeysuckle is sweet but aggressive
    Honeysuckle is a blessing or a curse, depending on why and where you plant it and which type you plant. Full Story

    Grammy Museum's new exhibit explores Laurel Canyon's music scene in the '60s, '70s
    "What is up in Laurel Canyon/ The seat of the beat," sang Van Dyke Parks on his "Song Cycle" album in 1968. Full Story

    Japanese honeysuckle is sweet but aggressive
    Honeysuckle is a blessing or a curse, depending on why and where you plant it and which type you plant. Full Story

    Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
    Colts owner helps out Jack Kerouac organization

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The owner of the Indianapolis Colts has ponied up $10,000 for a Massachusetts organization that keeps Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac's legacy alive. Full Story