A sweet summer treat is amped up

The joy of s'mores. It really is that simple. Summer evenings, staying up too late, smoky-smelling sweatshirts and damp grass. The crackle of the fire, that good kind of tired, and fireflies, all with that exhilarating wariness about might be in the dark behind you. Sweet, sticky simplicity bringing back and being a part of so many memories. Full Story
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What to do if you encounter a black bear

What can weigh up to 400 pounds, has huge claws and sees your garbage cans as an all-you-can-eat buffet? It's the American black bear. And with a booming population and a rise in sightings in Massachusetts and Vermont, wildlife officials are encouraging people to take special steps in order to live with them peacefully. Full Story
Stargazers: Desperately seeking tiny Pluto

"My very energetic mother just served us nine pizzas." Anyone who's studied the solar system in school has learned this mnemonic device in which each word begins with the same letter as the planets of our solar system in order of their distance from the sun. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Full Story
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Updated: June 25, 2015 6:40:32 AM EDT
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Mark Morris tests limits of flexibility at Tanglewood

Choreographer brings new work to celebrate music center
LENOX >> These are great days for Mark Morris, whose life appears charmed with possibilities. Full Story
Downstreet Art returns with focus on local art, artists
NORTH ADAMS — "What do you want North Adams to be?" Michelle Daly, Visual Artist and Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) Program Coordinator, will ask that question at Downstreet Art on Thursday, June 25, through her ReVision project. Full Story

Clifford Ross will animate images to music at Mass MoCA
NORTH ADAMS >> When the final chords of alt-rock band Wilco's sets fade on Friday and Saturday nights at Mass MoCA's Solid Sound Festival, other beats will pick up for a wholly different experience. Full Story

Herb festival links poetry, art and history in Austerlitz
AUSTERLITZ, N.Y. >> In 1925, Pulitzer-winning poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her husband, Eugen Boissevain, moved from Greenwich Village to a vast former blueberry farm in Austerlitz, N. Full Story

Woman's parking citation tossed because of missing comma

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma. Full Story