Berkshires Week & the Shires of Vermont
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Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Festival: Autumn is official!

Three days of events — including the Fall Foliage Festival Parade on Sunday — celebrate the reason for the season
NORTH ADAMS — Now that the leaves are starting to turn, longtime locals — and many longtime visitors — know the Fall Foliage Festival and Parade are marching around the corner. Full Story
Julie Potter: Foraged food and a new recipe, too

Sometimes, I come across recipes I just can't get out of my mind. Deb Perelman's (of Smitten Kitchen fame) mushrooms with greens and toast came across my radar last week and I just couldn't stop thinking about it. Even knowing I would probably be the only one in the family really excited by this one. Full Story
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More secrets hidden in King Tut's tomb?

King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, Egypt's antiquities minister said Tuesday, lending support to a new theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum. While touring the burial sites of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs in the famed Valley of the Kings, Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said he will seek final approval for the radar inspection of the tomb. Full Story
Stargazer: Finding the elusive seventh planet

Last week, I challenged you to find an asteroid. OK, it was a tough one. But this week my challenge is a bit easier ... finding the seventh planet of our solar system. Just how many planets orbit our sun? Well, when I was in school we knew of nine, but today — with Pluto having been reclassified as a dwarf planet — the official number is eight. Full Story
Updated: October 05, 2015 2:16:15 PM EDT
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Take Five | Five questions with Bill Haims ...

William "Bill" Haims: He's probably best known in the Berkshires for his role as a real-life diamond dealer during the 36 years he owned and operated Rogers Jewelers on North Street in Pittsfield. Full Story
'These Mysterious Hills': New book details legends, lore, and unexplained Berkshire mysteries
Folklorist and local historian Joe Durwin, in collaboration with Berkshire Paranormal and the Whitney Center for the Arts, will celebrate his new book, "These Mysterious Hills: An Unauthorized History of the Berkshires," with a pre-release "para-reception" on Saturday. Full Story

Best Bets | Fun things to do in the Berkshires & Shires of Vermont, Oct. 1 - 7
Great Barrington Local astronaut and her journey Stephanie Wilson was raised in the Berkshires and was propelled to become a NASA astronaut who flew on the Space Shuttle. Full Story

Spencertown Academy: Good old days of British music hall are back
SPENCERTOWN, N.Y. — With 15 years of Pantaloons panto behind her, British-born Judy Staber has packed away her fairy godmother wings and picked up a project she began 10 years ago. Full Story

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Nick Gordon charged in Bobby Kristina Brown's death?

Report says Georgia grand jury will decide this week whether there’s enough evidence to charge Gordon with a crime.