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Art weekend in Pittsfield

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 by
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shows at the Whitney Center for the ArtsThe cold weather wasn't giving in, so I eventually had to.  This past weekend, I layered on some warm clothes, and ventured out to Pittsfield, where there were multiple art show receptions that I wanted to attend.  There were also several writer's workshops that I found my way to, so Continue reading the story "Art weekend in Pittsfield"

Visiting the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Posted on: March 17th, 2014 by
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berkshiregirlThis weekend, I decided to come out of my hibernation and face this never-ending winter that has everybody moaning and groaning.  I had told myself recently, that I wasn't going to go out in the elements( except when absolutely necessary), until I could go out in my flip flops and short sleeves.  I know, not a Continue reading the story "Visiting the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers"

Froyo heaven at Ayelada…..

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by
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ayelada Like many other things, the Berkshires were slow to welcome the frozen yogurt phenomenon to our area.  Since it has arrived however, it has become a standard business in almost every big town in the county.  They are all fine and well, I mean, who doesn't like yummy froyo with tons of tasty toppings piled on?  But, out of all Continue reading the story "Froyo heaven at Ayelada….."

Opening children’s eyes to the fun in reading!

Posted on: March 6th, 2014 by
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Family Literacy NightEvery year, my children's elementary school holds a literacy night, inviting families to come and participate in the fun of reading.  The theme of this year's event was entitled, 'Literacy Knight', and of course centered around medieval times.  There were fantastic cardboard 'castles', set up all throughout the school.  As part of the event, Continue reading the story "Opening children’s eyes to the fun in reading!"

A visit to Peter Alvarez Salon in Lenox

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by
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Like most women, I am fickle about my hair.  Of course, I am the opposite of most women, who visit hair stylists on a regular basis, and use products and implements to get their hair just right.  I never used to cut my hair, it just grew to its natural state, and I loved it.  I didn't color or style it any special way, it just Continue reading the story "A visit to Peter Alvarez Salon in Lenox"

Finding a good breakfast in the Berkshires

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by
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There was a time, that finding a good breakfast in the Berkshires was a pretty easy task for me.  That was back when a fantastic café existed and I still ate dairy and eggs.  The café was one of the few places in the county that you could get a delicious, gourmet(but still 'down home' tasting) meal for breakfast or lunch.  Sadly, they closed last year,  taking my main 'go Continue reading the story "Finding a good breakfast in the Berkshires"

A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts

Posted on: February 23rd, 2014 by
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Opera NotteLast night, I made my way to the Whitney Center for the Arts(http://www.galleryw.org/),  where they were hosting an evening of opera arias, set in a lovely informal atmosphere, such as would be found in the  olden days of Mozart. The event is known as 'Opera Notte at the Whit', and plans to be a regular affair, bringing Continue reading the story "A night of opera at the Whitney Center for the Arts"

A Valentine’s massage is just right…..

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by
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massage therapyA good massage can take away the world's problems and make you feel fresh and new.  A great massage leaves you with a little something serene that you carry with you, into the days following the massage, and your body feels lighter and looser than it had previously.  A really great massage will do all Continue reading the story "A Valentine’s massage is just right….."

Independent bookstores rock!

Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by
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Put me in a bookstore, and I can happily browse for hours.  If it's a big bookstore, I would stay for days, if I were able. Though I have been known to frequent the larger chains, and mega stores in the bigger cities, my favorite bookstores are small, independent shops.... They tend to be unique, often suited to the owners tastes, or to the tastes of Continue reading the story "Independent bookstores rock!"

snow is coming!

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by
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snow in the berkshiresTonight's forecast for the weather is an approaching storm, hopefully dumping a bunch of snow on us by morning....I am so ready for it. We have had a few light dustings, and one good snow storm this year already, but they were followed by unusually warm(68 degrees in December!) bouts of weather, so Continue reading the story "snow is coming!"