Berkshire Lifestyles
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"Where are all the colors?"If you live in the Berkshires, chances are you've heard a leaf peeper, or two, mutter that while scanning the mountains this fall. We've been wondering ourselves as we rake … more
Editor's note: As we enter the holiday season, we're reminded that gift-giving and good deeds happen all year round by so many people in our readership. In an effort to recognize the work that so … more
Great Barrington resident Gene Salvi has to be a good listener.For more than 20 years, the 74-year-old has been one of Santa Claus' many helpers in the Berkshires, receiving Christmas gift requests … more
Twenty years ago, John "Skeets" Richards Jr. was a high school physics teacher, who dabbled with oil paints in his spare time. Now, after selling 450 paintings, he's just as well known for his … more
Western New England once boasted as many as 80 ski areas half a century ago."It was really huge," said Dave Fraser, producer of the documentary, "Stories from the Slopes: A Skiing History of Western … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Unlike most of us, Montserrat Le Mense is allowed to touch the art. Actually, museums count on it. A conservator of paintings at the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), … more
STOCKBRIDGE — Shakespeare & Company's now-retired founding artistic director Tina Packer, who turns 79 later this month, was in her mid-20s and fresh out of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts when, after 10 auditions, she made it into the … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williams College Museum of Art has recovered a vanished room.It feels like a mythical medieval place, with a floor of handmade tiles, dark plaster walls, oak beams and diamond-paned windows with inset stained glass. It was … more
NORTH ADAMS — As FreshGrass music festivalgoers wander the grounds of Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art this weekend, they may happen upon a man resetting a neck — a guitar's neck, that is.Steve Sauve has been repairing guitars … more
PITTSFIELD — Keshawn McGowan is willing to resemble an "eyebrow-less alien" most of the time if it means, on some nights, Gemini DaBarbay's painted-on brows look flawless."I know it will pay … more
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