• Dorset rallies for Empty Bowl Dinner - 03/25/2015 02:59 PM EDT
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    (Jess Gamari / Special to Berkshires Week & Shires of Vermont)
    Maple Open House Weekend: Vermont sugar shacks hold open houses

    03/25/2015 05:03 PM EDT
    VERMONT — While many of us are looking forward to snow melting and warmer spring evenings, maple sugar makers are hoping for a few more weeks of winter weather. 
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    Maple growers across the Berkshires welcome syrup season
    03/25/2015 04:05 PM EDT - NEW ASHFORD — A mile off Route 7, just north of the former Springs Restaurant, Jennings Brook Farm has kicked into high gear its production of nature's candy.

    Photo Gallery | From Sap to Syrup at Holdiay Brook Farm Full Story

    CALENDAR
    (Courtesy of 'The Well digger's Daughter')
    March 26 to April 1 calendar of events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont

    03/25/2015 02:42 PM EDT
    About Town Bard College at Simon's Rock: Film Screening: "Food Chain," 7 p.m. 
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    March 19 to 25 calendar of events in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
    03/18/2015 04:57 PM EDT - About Town Arlington library: Spring Book Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, noon to 3 p. Full Story

    March 12 to 18 Nightlife for the Berkshires and Southern Vermont
    03/13/2015 02:14 PM EDT - American Legion: Karaoke, 8 p.m. Friday, 258 North St., Dalton Back Nine Bar & Grill: Karaoke 8 p. Full Story

    (Ilnar Salakhiev/AP)
    Russian theater director fired over Wagner opera

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's cultural minister has fired the director of a Siberian theater whose staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church. Full Story
    'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

    'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.