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Berkshire Magazine Holiday Issue 2019

I’m thankful for that the natural world gives to me, without asking for anytinkg back. Happy 2020. ~ Editor Anastasia Stanmeyer

THIS ISSUES CONTAINS MANY TERRIFIC ARTICLES, INCLUDING:

 

Women Giving–A sisterhood is taking action to foster change

How women give philanthropically and how they connect with one another to do so hasn’t changed. What has changed is that women are not only giving more, they are mobilizing, learning, affecting, focusing on getting it done their way. More… Read More

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give this holiday season? We have an outstanding guide of local goodies to choose from! Browse our special gift guide––featuring Eco-friendly items, local liquor, CBD, gift cards, getaways, entertainment, hostess gifts, unique items and more! Take a Read More

Wild Places–Winners of the 2nd Annual Berkshire Magazine Photo Contest

(All winners and honorable mentions are below. A reception will be held at the Scott Barrow Gallery in Lenox on Tuesday, December 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.) Wildness, like Tarzan, is the invention of a society at odds with… Read More

Real Estate: You Build It, They Will Come

Having helped put North Adams on the map some 20 years ago, Porches Inn has upped the design ante with Studio 9 (pictured above), a private event space where “music and discussion and art can all converge,” says Sarah Eustis,… Read More

Women Helping Women

At recent networking dinners held by Berkshire Business and Professional Women (BBPW), topics for discussion covered domestic violence (with Hillery Hinds-Maxymillian of the DA’s task force), the role of women in local politics (with Amy Diamond of the Berkshire Committee… Read More

Big Sur in the Berkshires–A couple’s home is reminiscent of their honeymoon cabin

Fred Seibert and Robin Sloane Seibert stumbled upon their Stockbridge home quite by accident. Robin grew to love the mountains while a student at UVM, but Vermont was too far from their residence in Manhattan, and ocean-front homes on Long… Read More

Strumming Along–You can join these local Ukulele Players

Some four years ago, a cadré of ukulele enthusiasts were spending their Sunday afternoons jamming at the gazebo behind Great Barrington’s town hall. A reporter happened by on his way to another concert and asked the group’s name. They didn’t… Read More

Tipping Point–Reaching out to our emerging adults before another tragedy strikes

From her apartment at a Ronald McDonald house in Boston, Lisa Zabian can look across the street to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center and literally see into her daughter Khali’s hospital room. For the past several months, Zabian has called this… Read More

K’s Kloset–one woman’s home is where people give—and receive

For gently used free stuff, locals know that Karen Yvon’s garage in Blandford is the place to go. The longtime Berkshire resident has been running a free exchange, “K’s Kloset,” out of her home for nearly 10 years,… Read More

Ten Minutes With Berkshire Museum’s new Executive Director

Jeff Rodgers stands within “She Shapes History.” In celebration of the 100th year since women won the right to vote, the exhibit has gathered local voices who helped to make it happen, from Elizabeth Freeman to Susan B. Anthony. He… Read More

Bearing Witness–a renown design team begins work on Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church

Mario Gooden has designed sunlit buildings with transparent and translucent walls from Los Angeles to Johannesburg. He is principal architect and founder of the New York City firm Huff + Gooden and a professor at Columbia University. His fellow professor… Read More

Riding the Trails–Snowmobiling is an exhilarating

On a brilliant winter’s day, nothing gets the blood coursing through a snowmobiler’s veins like riding on a freshly groomed trail. Sunbeams and tree shadows flash by as a pair of Skidoos wind through the woods and slice across frozen… Read More

Holiday Flair–The spirit of the season lives within this school

Sally Turner and Michael Dolinish of Mill River have been getting their Christmas tree at the New Marlborough Central School’s Holiday Fair for years. “It’s an annual tradition,” says Dolinish, who enjoys supporting the local school. While the fir trees… Read More

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