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Berkshire Family Eats: Wondering what to do with all that candy? Make a Halloween Candy Pie

Berkshire Family Eats: Wondering what to do with all that candy? Make a Halloween Candy Pie

Call me a mean mom, but I don’t allow my children to eat 90 percent of the candy in their Halloween trick-or-treat bags. When we get home from trick-or-treating, my daughter dumps her bag of candy out on the table to admire her pile. We separate the loot into three piles: pencils, tattoos and plastic(…)

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Pittsfield library kicks off food for fines program

PITTSFIELD — Once again the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will offer a modified fines amnesty through Saturday, Nov. 29. During this four-week period the library will accept nonperishable food items in lieu of paying fines for overdue books. According to Library Director Ron Latham, “This ‘Food for Fines’ initiative has become an annual tradition(…)

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Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays returns for the season May 15

PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield’s 3rd Thursdays 2014 season kicks off its eighth season tomorrow, Thursday, May 15. Once again the streets and sidewalks of downtown Pittsfield will fill with live music, street performers, great shopping, outdoor dining, new art, and thousands of people. The award-winning free monthly downtown after-hours event attracts as many as 15,000 people(…)

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Moments House Food Truck Rodeo 2014 [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — It’s hard to believe you can find utterly scrumptious fare in a truck, but hundreds of people gathered in Pittsfield last weekend for the first-ever Food Truck Rodeo to benefit Moments House to gobble up all that tasty fare and support an amazing cause, too. Of course, our roving photographer and Berkshire Family Eats columnist, Monica(…)

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The Nutrition Center and The Mount will present a weeklong Food Adventures summer program June 23 – 27

LENOX — Looking for a unique and fun summer camp for the kids? Food Adventures at The Mount with The Nutrition Center will take place the week of June 30-July 3 (Monday through Friday), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and sounds like loads of fun. This is a weeklong, hands-on cooking series designed especially(…)

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Food Adventure class for kids starts Jan. 17 at the Lenox Community Center

LENOX — The Lenox Community Center still has space in its Food Adventure class with The Nutrition Center and The Berkshire Co-op Market, running Friday’s, from 3:45-5 p.m., Jan. 17-March 14. The class is a hands-on learning experience for students to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices. Through Food Adventures, students are exposed to new(…)

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‘FRESH: From Farm to Gallery’ exhibit to benefit Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market

‘FRESH: From Farm to Gallery’ exhibit to benefit Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market

PITTSFIELD – What could be a healthier way to celebrate the Berkshires’ bounty with your kids than by attending a local farmers market. There are plenty of them (see our list here), and the most recent addition is the Pittsfield Downtown Farmer’s Market — open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer in the parking lot across(…)

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Civitan Club fundraiser at Hilltop Orchard offers two afternoons of Grown-Up Fun

RICHMOND — Summer is just around the corner a have we’ve got a fun, grown-up day out for you. On Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, Hilltop Orchards in Richmond will host its 11th Annual Apple Blosson Bash. Grown-ups can sneak away from the kiddos for an afternoon of gourmet hot and cold hors(…)

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GUEST POST: ‘Day Into Night’ festival set for May 5 at MCLA is full of family fun

GUEST POST: ‘Day Into Night’ festival set for May 5 at MCLA is full of family fun

By TAMMI LEE OAK NORTH ADAMS — On Sunday May 5, MCLA Presents!, a performance series of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, will host the fourth annual PAM show titled “Day into Night.” This festival will take place starting in the MCLA Quad from 3 to 10 p.m., ending in the Venable Gym. “Day Into(…)

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Berkshire Family Eats: The Shaker Mill Tavern

Editor’s Note: Berkshire Family Eats is a column by Berkshire resident, foodie and mom Monica Bliss. The column will feature family-friendly restaurant reviews, recipes, family-friendly party snacks and more. WEST STOCKBRIDGE — As a stay-at-home mom cooking three meals a day for a family of six, I love an opportunity to dine at a restaurant(…)

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