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How Do You Cook a Turkey?: From the Mouths of 5-year-olds

Each year, the kindergartners in Robin Poirot's class at Hoosac Valley Elementary School offer their estimations on how long it takes to cook a turkey in sizes ranging from three to 100 pounds. Their Thanksgiving recipes are always amusing and sometimes enlightening, particularly the choices of stuffing, but we must strongly caution against following any of their directions as a matter of public health

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Sheriff's Office Delivers Thanksgiving Turkeys to Christian Center

This has been a long-standing tradition between the sheriff's office and the Christian Center. For the last decade, staff and inmates at the Berkshire County House of Corrections have prepared Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of people at the center under the guidance of Food Service Director Richard Millis.

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Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 26.

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Community Thanksgiving Meals Turn to Takeout, Continue Service

But while they know this year will look very different, they could not let a pandemic stop them from plating up turkey and the fixings for those in need.

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All Saints To Deliver Thanksgiving Meal To Seniors

All Saints will be delivering meals to seniors who live in North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida Mountain, and Williamstown. The program is for seniors 60 years of age and older who are alone on Thanksgiving with no way of having a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Adams First Congregational Holds First Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

A small army of volunteers led by Adams native Brian Grande and his wife, Ann, fed dozens of residents from the area. It was classic New England Thanksgiving fare from turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce all the way to an apple pie dessert.

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All Saints Volunteers Make Sure Seniors Have Thanksgiving Meal

All the potato peeling, pie packaging and cranberry sauce portioning was in preparation to ensure nearly 200 local seniors would have a Thanksgiving feast this Thursday.

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Hoosac Valley Kindergartners on How to Cook a Turkey

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Robin Poirot's kindergarten class at Hoosac Valley Elementary School is ready with advice on how to cook the undisputed star of the feast: The turkey.

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North Adams Postpones Tree Lighting as Wind, Rain Forecast

There's a forecast of rain and wind for Wednesday that's forced the cancellation of the tree-lighting in North Adams that has been held on Thanksgiving eve for a number of years.

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Berkshire Food Project Serves Up Thanksgiving for Hundreds

The Food Project may be the way to alleviate food insecurity for people who are struggling along the economic edge because of circumstances they can't control. This week, at least, there are places for those in need to find some holiday cheer and good food.

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Red Cross Offers 10 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires in the United States, and the American Red Cross of Massachusetts urges everyone to never leave cooking food unattended which is the most common cause of kitchen fires.

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Where to Find a Thanksgiving Meal

As Thanksgiving approaches, many community organizations are serving dinner for the public. Let us know if we've missed one by emailing us a info@iberkshires.com.

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Adams Looking To Unload Town-Owned Properties

The rapidly deteriorating property at 20 East St. has been empty since the Youth Center Inc. moved its operation to the former Cheshire School that was closed as part of the district's consolidation in 2017.

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