Berkshire Lifestyles
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Bobby Sweet is a man with music in his blood and sawdust under his fingernails.In a mountain cabin, disembodied violin parts in various stages of finish hang like wash on a line — backs, … more
PITTSFIELD — Her name was Mary Mallon. She was known as Typhoid Mary. She emigrated to the United States from County Cork in Ireland in 1883 and found work as a domestic, chiefly as cook, in … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Streaked petals open like water lilies. A sperm whale dives with skin like striated ice. Barnacles cling to a shell. And they are all made of glass.Three internationally known … more
PITTSFIELD — Where does a costume go once a production has ended?Some theater companies stuff their ensembles in storage units. Others rent or donate them.During its Sheffield infancy, … more
Editor's Note: Every summer, Boston Symphony Orchestra members pack their bags for Tanglewood, moving into neighborhoods around the Berkshires. "Tanglewood Tales" asks these part-timers where they … more
The next time you see outdoor sculpture on display, take a moment to consider how it got there. As Berkshire Botanical Garden board chairman Matt Larkin knows only too well, moving several tons of … more
CUMMINGTON — Books lined shelves across the room from where Storey Publishing Publisher and Editorial Director Deborah Balmuth was seated at The Old Creamery on Tuesday morning."We should … more
My mission one recent cold, slightly damp morning? "On your way in some morning, go to the new bakery shop on Tyler Street and get one of each doughnut they have so we can review them," Features … more
Spencertown, N.Y. — When Food Network star Ree Drummond needed to find someone to bring "Little Ree" to life — a young girl modeled after herself exploring farm life for the first time … more
WEST STOCKBRIDGE — Was Edith Wharton a breakfast person?"Certainly, she wasn't a social breakfast person because she would take her breakfast in bed while she was writing. I imagine her … more
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