Have a storybook adventure at Naumkeag

STOCKBRIDGE — Have you ever wished you could jump into the fantasy worlds of your favorite books? A new installation at Naumkeag, the historic home and gardens once occupied by New York lawyer Joseph Choate, offers little readers the ability …

Capitol-izing on political satire: The Capitol Steps begins 10th year at Cranwell

LENOX — "I see at least a million people here," Mike Thornton told a room of less than 200 at the Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort's Harvest Barn on a recent Thursday night. Thornton was referencing President Donald Trump's comments about crowd …

RAMBLING ABOUT TANGLEWOOD: Remembering Jules Eskin

LENOX - "I go day by day at my age," Jules Eskin said in an interview at the end of the 2014 Tanglewood season.He was 82 then, suffering from cancer but wrapping up his 50th anniversary season as the Boston Symphony Orchestra's principal cellist and …

Oldcastle opens Rebeck thriller 'Mauritius'

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Stamp collecting often is viewed in pop culture as either the realm of middle school nerds, or the purview of esoteric elders with too much time on their hands. Oldcastle Theatre Company will put to rest these misconceptions …

Nightlife Spotlight: Lion's Den as 'Berkshires as you can get'

STOCKBRIDGE — With live music seven nights a week, you may think the Lion's Den pub is struggling to fill its schedule, but according to Assistant Dining Room Manager and unofficial Lion's Den entertainment coordinator Alistair Black, that …
Thomas Chirstopher | Be A Better Gardener: Water smartly to produce lusher, fuller garden plants

July is typically the hottest month of the year in the Northeast. That means it's the time when plants have the greatest thirst; they evaporate water off the surface of their leaves to cool themselves. But July is also a relatively dry month in our …

Nightlife Calendar for July 20 - 26

LIVE MUSICAdams Ale House8-10 Hoosac St., Adams, Mass.adamsalehouse.comFriday, July 28: Live music by Brian Benlien, beginning at 6:30 p.m.The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn17 Main St., South Egremont Mass.theegremontbarn.comFriday, July 28: Liza …

Take Five | Five questions with S. Epatha Merkerson

Most of you know S. Epatha Merkerson from her roles as Lt. Anita van Buren on the long-running NBC-TV series "Law & Order" and now as hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin in another Dick Wolf-produced series for NBC, "Chicago Med." Until …

The Cottager
The Cottager: Friendly Thistlewood neighbors caused a stir

When the bachelor Frederick Schermerhorn died in March 1919, he left the widow who summered across the street from his Lenox estate, Pinecroft, a sum of $750,000.

The Cottager | Gilded Age art on display in the Berkshires

Seated at the bar of the grand Hoffman House Hotel, gentlemen of the Gilded Age sipped on sours and downed rounds of Planters Punch while enjoying the view afforded to them by a mirror positioned on the wall in front of them.The New York City bar …

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