Berkshire Lifestyles
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Pack up the beach toys, swim trunks and lunch! Summer is finally here and it’s time to take advantage by spending some time in the sun at one of Berkshire County’s many beaches. These local treasures are dispersed throughout the county with each offering its own unique atmosphere and amenities. Not sure where the nearest beach to you is located? Looking for a large swimming area? Hoping to explore new places? Not to worry. This comprehensive guide to every public beach in the Berkshires will help answer all of your questions. Use this guide as a place to start, and maybe you’ll find a new favorite spot! more
PITTSFIELD — For Barrington Stage Company's production of "Ragtime," having just the right costumes means everything." "The costumes give us information about [the time] period and about what community each character belongs to," said Joe Calarco, director of Ragtime for BSC. "In our production of the show we're having three of our main characters start in contemporary clothes and looking back on their ancestors' lives and then they transform into their ancestors. The costumes are a huge storytelling tool." more
LENOX — In 1900, Edith Wharton settled into the Lenox social scene with her husband Teddy Wharton. Over the next decade, Edith Wharton would build The Mount and become a best-selling author with the "House of Mirth." At the same time, Teddy Wharton's mental … more
This is not your mother's garden club tour."We've reinvented the wheel," Hilary Somers Deely, co-chairwoman of the Lenox Garden Club's House and Garden Tour, said during a recent interview with The Eagle. more
NORTH ADAMS — As a New Orleans native, John Stirratt knows coffee — and breakfast."It's my favorite meal of the day," he said while we shared a poolside table Thursday morning at The Porches Inn, where Stirratt was staying with his … more
PITTSFIELD — Irish playwright Conor McPherson is, at his best, a masterly, profoundly nuanced storyteller with a gift for weaving the elements of theater into spellbinding — not to mention unsettling and chilling — narrative.But … more
LENOX — Finding the right person to install your new tile floor can be difficult. Finding the right person to install your new leather floor is near impossible. It was just one of the challenges faced by T. Kinney Frelinghuysen, director of … more
LENOX — What would you do with the 76-year-old leather tiles from the living room floor of famed abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen?When the question was posed to artist Michael King by Kinney and Linda Frelinghuysen, … more
BECKET — For its director, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival is more than a place to watch performers, world-renowned and upstart alike. "We want people to know this is a place to linger," said Pamela Tatge, who in April marked a year on … more
Though we read all the time about obesity and diabetes, and lots of us would love to lose a little weight or eat more healthy foods, sometimes it takes a little nudge to shift intention into action. About five years ago, my husband and I found … more
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