Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Tag: Thanksgiving

SHEELA CLARY: Thoughts on my 52nd birthday

Of course I still have friends, and I will spend the evening celebrating with some special ones, but the gift of being 52, I am discovering, is to realize the pleasure to be had in doing nothing apart from standing still and looking at things.

Community, town must engage in dialogue for healing cultural violence

In a letter to the editor, BRIDGE members write, "Reflecting on, learning about, reckoning with and repairing this country's colonialist and genocidal legacy is hard, uncomfortable, invaluable work that we must engage in by following the leadership of those most deeply impacted."

Nick Diller weather summary: November 2019 coldest of this century

Who would have thought that the month would go like it did when the high hit 71 on the 1st?

The Self-Taught Gardener: Giving thanks

As we celebrate the season's bounty at our Thanksgiving table, our Self-Taught Gardener Lee Buttala is thinking about the alternative feast going on outdoors.

CONNECTIONS: The real first Thanksgiving

It is well to remember that once we turned against and slaughtered people who welcomed us and helped us to survive.

Halloween is postponed … and other things you should know

Christmas shopping season is cancelled, except for 3 to 5 p.m. on December 16th, my grandmother’s half-birthday.

Overwatch: Confessions of an addict

Maybe you know what I’m talking about. Denial. It’s a very big deal. I told myself: it’s all about education, beginning with PBS and their nature shows and the science shows and then “Frontline” and the “PBS NewsHour.” Nothing wrong with learning, I told myself.

NATURE’S TURN: Creation’s winter grandeur

For delight, add to winter at its most visually captivating the flurry of a diversity of birds winging in for high energy food at the most modest, or lavish, of bird feeders.

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

It is our addiction to oil that forces us to look the other way at a murder most vile.


It really is easier to stop fighting against the tide all the time and just be happier with what you have.

Poem: Thanksgetting

A poem on the occasion of Thanksgiving, with a reminder of the myth by which we celebrate this holiday.

Two Poems: ‘Come’ and ‘Thanks and Giving’

That place across this table, that table, every table that knows the harvest of heart and home and neighbor and need as we ask once more, ask to become our blessings.

Berkshire Thanksgiving ‘wheres’

Professional chefs contribute their delectability skills and the food for some of the dinners, like Squanto and Massasoit long ago. All the chefs, cooks and volunteers who present these meaningful dinners are experienced and will be creating meals to remember.

Egremont Green News: Festive tips for skipping all that holiday trash

Check with your town, but most paper and tissue gift wrappings, as well as cards, are recyclable as long as they don’t contain foil, metallic inks or glitter. And all those cardboard shipping boxes could make a great first layer of sheet mulching next spring.

Nonprofit Center publishes guide to charitable giving in the Berkshires

The publication is targeted to the individual who might support any of the County’s more than 900 nonprofits by donating funds or volunteering time.

Stanton stands with Standing Rock; catering crew to feed 500 for Thanksgiving

“I’m going to support those people and give them sustenance. We also believe very strongly that people should be treated with respect and their property should not be abused by corporate interests.” --- Jeremy Stanton, owner of the Meat Market

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