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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, CEO of Main Street Group. Jack Wadsworth, co-founder of Porches with Janet Fitzpatrick, developed the… Read More

Green Awards Nominations

Green Awards

The Green Awards recognize businesses, non-profits, and individuals who are leading the local fight to protect the environment while also creating a sustainable social and economic community. The winners will be honored in five of the TownVibe Magazines and at a reception/ceremony. To nominate an organization or individual simply fill-out the form. Click for nomination Read More

Busy Coach, Big Heart–Red Sox host the Red Storm Challengers

Brian Markham is a loving husband, devoted father of three, and he earns his livelihood as co-owner of TSS Holdings, LLC, a placement agency specializing in intel and light manufacturing personnel. For the past dozen or so years, he has dedicated much of his limited free time to coaching his children’s tee-ball, baseball, and basketball… Read More

History Revealed–The 1637 Battle of Pequot Swamp

Strolling through Southport today, it’s easy to see the historic homes and to get a sense of the rich history of the area. But less obvious is the fact that just underfoot—in backyards, parks and woodsy parts of the area—is a much more complicated history, evidenced by musket balls, buttons, and items dating as far… Read More

Great Acoustics–Seasoned Musician Mentors

When Wilton High School then-sophomore Olivia Benjamin went to her first Acoustic Wilton rehearsal, she was nervous…but not for long. “I met Joan and was instantly hooked,” she recalls. “It was such a relaxed atmosphere, and I completely fell in love with it.” Benjamin graduated from WHS this June with her eyes set on a… Read More

Presents + Presence–The Gift of Simplicity

Unless you’ve been avoiding contemporary culture altogether, you have likely been pondering one of the various and wildly popular strategies for purging some of your possessions. This urge to declutter, simplify, and maybe even reduce our carbon footprint, however, doesn’t comfortably coexist with our desire (and pressure from that same contemporary culture) to indulge our… 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 have one, recalls their leader, Sherry Steiner. So she just called out, “Sunday Strummers!” “He… 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 lakes. This kind of outing, and the camaraderie that travels along with it, is a… 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 hail from Vermont, the myriad of volunteers on hand is decidedly local—namely friends and family… Read More

Wigwam Escape at the Institute of American Indian Studies

Tucked in the Washington woods, a portion of forest holds the key to survival. If foods and medicine are secured before sunset, ailing residents in a neighboring Native American village will live. The adrenaline rush is triggered as soon as one enters the Wigwam Escape—a permanent fixture at the Institute of American Indian Studies—that… Read More

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