Berkshire Lifestyles
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When the first "serious" snowstorm of the winter visited the Berkshires in late December 1894, it did not arrive without an entourage. According to the society page of the New York Times, it dropped some 50 fresh faces on the doorstep of Shadow … more
The first time Kathy Borden voted in the town of Peru, she didn't know where to submit her ballot.She looked around the room and all she saw was a wooden box."I was used to Pittsfield, where we went behind the curtain and cranked the lever when we … more
PITTSFIELD - Elijah McBurney often wears a maroon colored T-shirt with a white graphic of a strand of DNA on it, and the phrase, "Hug me, I'm rare. NBIA/BPAN." The recently turned 20-year-old is, indeed, a fan of hugs, as well as smiles and … more
LENOX - The festive lights of Ventfort Hall will shine down on some nefarious goings-on this holiday season. In a departure from the genteel parlor games of yesteryear that sent laughter ringing through the rafters, the Gilded Age mansion in … more
North Adams - It was quite by accident that David Lane found his career as a puppeteer. As he recalls, a friend had heard a story involving murder, the president of Czechoslovakia and his wife, and the president's head later being found in a jar of … more
From local shops to handmade festivals and fairs, we combed through artisan wares and crafty selections to bring you a holiday gift guide worthy of your friends and family. Give your loved ones and your community the gift of shopping local this … more
For Mimi Alvarez and family, celebrating the arrival of 2017 will be as big of a deal as Thanksgiving and Christmas.Her brother, wife and children, who live 10 minutes away, will join Alvarez, her husband and mother for a themed gathering on New … more
There's no reason to stop growing vegetables just because cold weather has arrived. Sun-loving edibles can be cultivated indoors in containers enriched by supplemental LED lights. But choose the right plant combinations for this four-season … more
John Grisham's latest novel, "The Whistler," involves the rich and powerful and abuse of the justice system. The Florida Board on Judicial Conduct investigates accusations involving judicial misconduct. Judges need to be impartial, but if … more
Stockbridge - In any good murder mystery novel, the chances are the butler did it. But what if the butler is himself the victim? That's the puzzle waiting to be solved when "distinguished" guests of the Choate family arrive at the scene of the crime … more
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