There's a new book in town. A book that is taking the Berkshires by storm, called'The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires.' Local author, Gina Hyams has recently culled a collection of stories and recipes from Tanglewood picnic goers, and brought them together in this great little literary creation, bringing readers a touch of summertime nostalgia. … Continue reading the story "A look at ‘The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires’"
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My love for the 'Cottages of the Berkshires' began many years ago, when I visited Elm Court, in Stockbridge, for the first time. Actually, I can't quite call it visiting, since it was an abandoned estate at the time, and my friends and I, in our teenage days, would sneak onto the property from the back part of the property, and hang … Continue reading the story "The magnificence of the Elm Court Estate"
There are many things to love about the Berkshires, but one of the best assets that the Berkshires can claim is its culture. We have everything from great museums, to extraordinary musical venues, to historical spots. And true to the generous spirit that can be found throughout the county, many of these cultural events and … Continue reading the story "Culture in the Berkshires is always fabulous, and often free."
Back in my childhood days, we didn't get too many warnings for impending snowstorms. You may have heard a weatherman forecast some snow, but until you woke up in the morning and looked out to see a ton of snow, you just went about your life, and then got a surprise snow day. … Continue reading the story "Another defunct snowstorm in the Berkshires"
Have you ever heard of Chaga? Up until a few months ago, neither had I. But, I now believe that Chaga is one of the most wonderful medicinals to be found ... and, it's natural ... and it can be procured locally, right here in the Berkshires! It can actually be found in nature all throughout the world, but the brand that I have been … Continue reading the story "Locally harvested Chaga is healing me!"
Today, I ventured to Pittsfield for the sole purpose of stopping into Naturally Catering & Takeout, the new place at Berkshire Organics. The owner is chef Aura Whitman, and she is the former owner of my favorite café in the Berkshires (which is now … Continue reading the story "A tasty lunch at Naturally Catering & Takeout"
Last month, when local business woman and upcycler extraordinaire, Crispina Ffrench, sent out an open invitation for a 'Scrap Bag Challenge', I knew that I had to be in on it. I have always loved crafting and creating, and though I am by no means a master seamstress ( or even a … Continue reading the story "Crispina’s Scrap Bag Challenge"