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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.