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The World Is Waiting – An annual guide to the area’s diverse selection of private schools

Every year we put together a comprehensive list of the private schools in the area to help arm parents with important information for making decisions on their child’s education. The list is extensive and does include all boys, all girls, religiously affiliated and special needs schools. We hope you find it helpful. Apple Blossom School [...]read moreThe World Is Waiting – An annual guide to the area’s diverse selection of private schools

Low-down on High Style – Designer Adam Lippes’ take on dressing a woman

A-LIST DESIGNER Adam Lippes (photo below) enjoys the gorgeous setting of Naumkeag in Stockbridge with model Kelly Kaiser, mother of four, music and art teacher, and musician from West Stockbridge. Photo above, chiffon pleated tunic and skirt with lattice trim, Adam Lippes; white gold diamond dandelion puff earrings, McTeigue & McClelland (McII), Great Barrington; Donald [...]read moreLow-down on High Style – Designer Adam Lippes’ take on dressing a woman

Ten Minutes with BCD’s new head of school – Jenifer Fox

Jenifer Fox has a mission: to make schools more human. The incoming head of Berkshire Country Day School (BCD) is widely considered a national leader on developing school programs that make learning meaningful for children. Fox comes to the Berkshires from The Delta School, a project-based learning program she founded five years ago in Wilson, [...]read moreTen Minutes with BCD’s new head of school – Jenifer Fox

Berkshire Boxing Club welcomes everyone into the ring

The lobby of the Berkshire Boxing Club is buzzing. Just before class, while we’re lacing up our shoes and wrapping our knuckles and wrists with 180-centimeter strips of cotton, the crew is talking about the recent heavyweight upset at Madison Square Garden. Andy Ruiz Jr., a relatively unknown heavyweight with short arms and a love [...]read moreBerkshire Boxing Club welcomes everyone into the ring

The Tannery Sessions – Andy Wrba guides recording sessions at the Darrow School

Among its notable alumni, the Darrow School in New Lebanon, New York, boasts actor Christopher Lloyd and third astronaut to walk on the moon Charles “Pete” Conrad. Maybe the future promises a musician added to these ranks, thanks to the Tannery Sessions, a new program placing music students in a professional studio setting for a [...]read moreThe Tannery Sessions – Andy Wrba guides recording sessions at the Darrow School

Pleasant Valley Turns 90 – A historic perspective on the nurturing of a wildlife sanctuary

“We drove in over a rough dirt road, under a fine arcade of sugar maples, canoe birches and other trees, where cinnamon and interrupted ferns almost hid the mossy stone walls on either side.” John B. May remembers a walk in Lenox 90 years ago that has changed many lives. He was the director of [...]read morePleasant Valley Turns 90 – A historic perspective on the nurturing of a wildlife sanctuary

Out-of-School Learning – Some of the most effective teaching happens outside the classroom

Nine fourth-graders line up on the overpass where the Appalachian Trail crosses the Mass Pike in Lee. Their shirts carry trail names—“Moose,” “Porcupine”—animals that spoke to them. They pump their arms at approaching trucks, then cheer victoriously when drivers oblige by honking the horn. They could clearly do this all day, but this is their [...]read moreOut-of-School Learning – Some of the most effective teaching happens outside the classroom

Poised for Success – Charley Seckler, who has muscular dystrophy, enters into his own at NYU

Charley Seckler aims to start each day at peace, both with where he’s headed and where he’s been. His approach involves copious amounts of coffee—black—befitting his current crossroads: Charley is on the brink of his college career, and the soon-to-be freshman is keeping an open mind until he figures out where he feels comfortable. For [...]read morePoised for Success – Charley Seckler, who has muscular dystrophy, enters into his own at NYU

The Berkshire 25 for 2019

The Berkshires is not just the expansive forests, verdant mountains, and refreshing springs that bolster its bucolic charm; it is the abundance of hardworking residents, so many of whom pour their passion into everything they do for the region. From fire chiefs and filmmakers, to librarians and entrepreneurs, these individuals are the backbone of our [...]read moreThe Berkshire 25 for 2019

From the Ground Up – Wilton Farmers Market has Something for Everyone

It’s harvest time, so why not head over to the Wilton Farmers Market and pick up some fresh, locally grown fruits and veggies? You can also sip a healthy beverage, grab a bite to eat, or pick up a unique gift. This season sees the return of many longtime participants, as well as some new [...]read moreFrom the Ground Up – Wilton Farmers Market has Something for Everyone

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