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Start a love affair with pears

Move aside apples, it's time we give a little love to fall's most underrated fruit — pears. Even though pears are an excellent source of dietary fiber and are packed with nutrients for only 100 …

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Margaret Button: An ode to trains, tunnels of all kinds It's tough to live in North Adams and not be aware of the trains that rumble through the city multiple times a day.When I was growing up, passenger trains were already a thing of the past in North …
Cold noodle dish is flavorful, toothsome Much like a Chinese finger trap that lures by appearing to be a toy, sesame noodles are not what they seem. You may think of them as merely a humble bowl of cold noodles, but don't be fooled — …
Create your own picture-perfect cheese plate When assisting customers putting together a cheese plate, I try to determine what cheeses they like, local and/or imported, what the occasion is, who and what size their audience is, and their …
Robin Anish: Bring on real pumpkin flavor with cookies OK grudgingly, I'm ready to throw my hat into the pumpkin-spice frenzy arena. Well, not unconditionally though. I stand firm on my objection to pumpkin-spiced coffee!The epitome of fall, pumpkins …
Spice up your fall with these apple recipes If you're like any of us staring down a few bushels of freshly picked apples — it didn't seem like a lot while frolicking through the local apple orchard, right? — and you're not sure …
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Bluegrass: Grammy-nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer and mandolinist Dave Goldenberg perform at the Union Underground at 10 p.m Saturday, 4928 Main St., Manchester Center. Ages 21 and over, … more
BENNINGTON — Jonah Spivak would like to see his obsession with the Battle of Bennington evolve into a comparable victory — in economic terms — for the modern-day town."I've always … more
Staying with the snow flurry theme from last week, this image, colorized by Tim Wager, was taken in front of the old Second Congregational Church on the corner of Main and School streets in the late … more
BENNINGTON — On Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m., Bennington Museum presents Bread and Puppet Theater's Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis, a show that examines the current precariously diagonal … more
BENNINGTON — This fall on view in the Regional Artists Gallery of the Bennington Museum is the meticulous work of print maker Asa Cheffetz (1896-1965). His wood engravings served as printing … more
LENOX, Mass. — Although concert attendance at Tanglewood this past summer held steady with last year's total, the opening season of the four-building Linde Center for Music and Learning, home … more
FridayTheater"Water, Water Everywhere...": 7:30 p.m. Written by Oldcastle's Producing Artistic Director Eric Peterson, the play takes its inspiration from the local PFOA water contamination crisis. … more

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