Byline: By Tinky Weisblat

Quonquont Farm on North Street in Whately has seen a lot of history. Its farmhouse was one of the town’s first taverns in the 18th century, co...

Making HAY at Hawlemont School 

6/14/22

Hawlemont School in Charlemont is justly renowned for its pioneering HAY program. HAY stands for Hawlemont Agriculture and You. Taking inspiration...

Book review: ‘Shadow in the Sandpit’

6/8/22

“Shadow in the Sandpit” by Christine Noyes (Haley’s, 340 pages, $24.95)“Shadow in the Sandpit” is only the second mystery novel Christine Noyes of...

National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

6/8/22

I tend to celebrate National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day, which falls each year on June 9, because I love food holidays.I also celebrate this day...

Like many cooks and eaters, I am thrilled when I spy the first bunch of seasonal, local asparagus. Hadley Grass — so called because of the historic...

Mystery writer Joan Livingston of Shelburne Falls has found her calling.Actually, she has found several callings over the years, and she has...

I recently finished viewing the delightful HBO Max mini-series “Julia.” It tells the story of Julia Child’s first foray into television at WGBH in...

“Everything Will Be All Right” by Constance Emmett (Next Chapter, 312 pages, $11.99; also available as an eBook)Constance Emmett of Hawley...

A cheery spring dip

5/17/22

We’re about to dig into a number of spring crops, literally and figuratively. Asparagus, rhubarb, and even peas will be with us soon. While we’re...

‘The Life and Times of Almira Fay Leavitt Cox’ by Almira Cox, edited and appended by Lark Thwing (independently published, 251 pages, $19.95)I...

Pie Day in Charlemont

5/10/22

Two different days of the year are generally associated with eating pie in the United States. One is National Pie Day, Jan. 23. It was originally...

Book review: ‘My Heart Remembers’ 

5/8/22

“My Heart Remembers” by Dorothy Johnson (Haley’s, 172 pages, $14.95)Every once in a while, I read a book by an author who speaks to me so vividly...

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