Post Archives from the ‘berkshires’ Category



A look at ‘The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires’

Posted on: July 2nd, 2015 by
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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’"

Youth Week at Greylock Federal Credit Union

Posted on: April 25th, 2015 by
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Greylock day at Hancock Shaker Village.

Greylock day at Hancock Shaker Village.

Living in a small demographic area, and being a firm believer in a local economy, I really love being a member of a local credit union bank.  There are a lot of wonderful benefits to being a member of a bank like Continue reading the story "Youth Week at Greylock Federal Credit Union"

The magnificence of the Elm Court Estate

Posted on: February 20th, 2015 by
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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"

Culture in the Berkshires is always fabulous, and often free.

Posted on: February 8th, 2015 by
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MASS MoCA 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."

Another defunct snowstorm in the Berkshires

Posted on: January 27th, 2015 by
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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. Berkshire snowContinue reading the story "Another defunct snowstorm in the Berkshires"

Locally harvested Chaga is healing me!

Posted on: November 23rd, 2014 by
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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!"

Autumn in the Berkshires

Posted on: September 27th, 2014 by
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Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves

The Berkshires are splendid in any season, but Autumn is an especially nice time of the year to be here.  When the air crisps up, and the leaves start their annual riot of color, it feels as though you are living amidst a story book setting.  The Berkshires epitomize what you Continue reading the story "Autumn in the Berkshires"

berkshiregirl visits On a Roll Cafe & Catering Co.

Posted on: May 4th, 2014 by
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berkshiregirl visits On a Roll Cafe

berkshiregirl visits On a Roll Cafe

The other day, I found myself on North Street, in Pittsfield, right before the lunch time hour.  I wanted to try someplace that I hadn't been to before, so I pulled out my handy dandy berkshiregirl list of places that I Continue reading the story "berkshiregirl visits On a Roll Cafe & Catering Co."

A tasty lunch at Naturally Catering & Takeout

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by
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naturally catering and takeoutToday, 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"

Crispina’s Scrap Bag Challenge

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by
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dolphin studiosLast 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"