Berkshire Lifestyles
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PITTSFIELD — For some of us, hunger pangs are as common to a museum experience as information panels and guided tours. After meandering through stimulating exhibits for hours — or mere minutes — our minds wander to the items so … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Songwriter Bernice Lewis has been playing the ukulele long before the stringed instrument became popular. When Lewis joined the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra nearly 25 years ago, the band was adapting music from Mozart to … more
STOCKBRIDGE — On a recent Friday, two maestros shared their work with crowds in Berkshire County. The first was Andris Nelsons, the well-known Boston Symphony Orchestra music director who conducted the group's Tanglewood season opener that … more
Many residents of Pittsfield and nearby towns will spend a hot summer day by the water at Burbank Park orwalk their dog at Clapp Park. But did you know that Pittsfield is home to 31 public parks ranging in size from 0.1 to 246 acres? Located all … more
LENOX — The cost to attend one of The Mount's Music After Hours concerts is $0. In an economic environment that reveres "growth," you might assume that holding these free jazz concerts is merely a promotional strategy, that a price hike is inevitable. But The Mount has precisely the opposite intention, according to music curator and director of facilities and special events Ross Jolly. more
There's a mysterious quality to New England and Tony Dunne has spent the last five years chronicling that in "New England Legends" on PBS with author Jeff Belanger. Now the show — and the region's creepy weirdness— are getting a wider … more
STOCKBRIDGE — The Red Lion Inn is a grand dame of hostelry; the kind of welcoming, centuries old establishment — it's been around since 1773 — that's not so easy to find these days. more
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
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