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Ruth C. Siok, 93, of Housatonic

Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 - Ruth loved gardening and reading. At the Ramsdell Library in Housatonic, you’d be hard pressed to find a book without her name in it. She also had a tender heart for all animals and nursed many back to health.

Marjorie ‘Peggy’ Hainer, 63, formerly of Housatonic

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 - If there was one word to describe Peggy that word is love. She loved people. She especially cherished spending time with her family; each one of her nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart. She loved to laugh, she loved food, music, and dogs -- who loved her back.

Doretha Ann Smith Palmer, 86, Air Force veteran, of South Egremont

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 - A favorite family picture is one of Dottie rappelling off a cliff during Escape and Evasion School. From 1953 until 1955 Dottie served with the 6481st Medical Air Evacuation Group stationed in Seoul and Tokyo. While serving her country at war Dottie earned numerous commendations, including a battle star and was promoted to first lieutenant.

Bits & Bytes: Lenox Lit Crawl; Berkshire Music School concert; Erik Hoffner photography exhibit

Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 - “I thought it was important to portray the subjects of this story primarily with old-fashioned black and white film, since this is a venerable relationship between the farms and these traditional breeds which is now being rekindled. Many of the portraits I was able to create have an antique feel and seem to speak through the centuries.” -- Photographer Erik Hoffner, whose photo exhibit is now on view at Galerie Giroux in Great Barrington

Arthur R. Mathieu Sr., 71, of Sheffield

Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 - Arthur was a former Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #23 in Sheffield and he was a member of the NRA. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations; winter farmers’ markets

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 - "Imagine in the middle of January being able to buy carrots, watermelon radishes, a variety of potatoes grown here in the Berkshires, plus locally produced cheeses and meat. That’s our vision for the winter farmers’ markets. We are experimenting — these are our first farmers markets in January and February, so we need everyone to join us for them to succeed. If each of us buys directly from a farmer, we build the local food economy.” -- Barbara Zheutlin, executive director of Berkshire Grown

Edward Anthony Pothul, 74, of Sheffield

Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 - Mr. Pothul owned and operated his farm on Lime Kiln Road. He was known for having a “green thumb,” especially when it came to flowers and vegetables. He was a talented woodworker; however, he found no greater joy than spending time with family and friends.