Berkshire Lifestyles
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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
Appalachian Trail hikers are a familiar sight in Berkshire County, where the trail cuts through many of the towns, running for 90 miles through the county. Wearing backpacks, carrying walking sticks or trekking poles, sporting long hair and beards … more
The Berkshire Museum's decision to deaccession art as part of a fundamental institutional re-alignment has drawn lots of thoughtful commentary — and passion — that bespeaks the museum's cherished role in our community. Moments like this … 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
BECKET — "I had shivers up my spine." Larry, a U.S. Marines veteran, had just watched Roy Assaf Dance perform a duet exploring an intimate relationship between a man and a woman at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. more
STOCKBRIDGE — As a steady rain fell at the Berkshire Botanical Garden, woodworker Peter Thorne had ample reason for his enthusiasm to be dampened. But as he watched his grandchildren climb into his work, a structure modeled after a medieval … more
In 1891, Henry Gurdon Marquand was proclaimed "the greatest collector in America" by Alfred Trumble, editor of The Collector magazine, "because he collects not for himself alone, but for a whole people and for all the world." Indeed, Marquand, a New … 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
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
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
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