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How We Met – Tindred Spirits

Erin Koczeniak and Adam Ray both joined Tinder for different reasons. She hoped to meet someone who shared her desire of having a family someday. Adam joined the online dating site because his friends were on it and urged him to try it. He had no expectations, but figured, why not? The way Tinder works [...]read moreHow We Met – Tindred Spirits

Ten Minutes With Missy Brown – Founder of Deep Play for Kids

Missy Brown is a member of the faculty at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA, and president and founder of Deep Play for Kids. She lives in Fairfield and has dedicated her life to teaching and empowering others to help transform children’s lives through a type of yoga that focuses on play and joy. In between her classes and seminars, we got a chance to talk to her. Tell me more about DPK.  Deep Play For Kids was created organically [...]read moreTen Minutes With Missy Brown – Founder of Deep Play for Kids

Swinging for the Majors – Local boys aims for the mlb

Dillon Lifrieri has loved baseball as long as he can remember. He dreamt the dreams of most little kids, to play in the Major Leagues just like the heroes he watched on TV and at the grand ballparks. But at a tender age, Lifrieri’s childhood dreams hit an emotional roadblock. “When I was ten and [...]read moreSwinging for the Majors – Local boys aims for the mlb

Ten Minutes with Annie Farrell – A master farmer at millstone farm

Annie Farrell’s father was an NYPD detective and her mother was a “Lord & Taylor lady.” A fan of all creatures great and small, Farrell grew up with “a turtle pen, a snake pen, birds, and every critter I was allowed.” The family spent weekends at their lakeside home in North Salem, surrounded by farmland, [...]read moreTen Minutes with Annie Farrell – A master farmer at millstone farm

Follow That Goat – Calypso, Sapphire, and Wisteria: the unpretentious goat guides

Hannah Bracken has an affinity for the trio of Alpine goats grazing in the pasture adjacent to her Monterey home. Calypso, a two-year-old wether, holds a particularly special place in her heart: His mother, part of the herd at Susan Sellew’s neighboring Rawson Brook Farm, had a difficult labor. After a night of struggling, Bracken [...]read moreFollow That Goat – Calypso, Sapphire, and Wisteria: the unpretentious goat guides

A New Home – CATA is moving to a bigger, brighter, more complete space

Clearly, CATA is having a banner year—its 26th as an inimitable, impactful bridge connecting the cultural world and disabled community. On the heels of receiving a boost from Mass Cultural Council and being presented the Excellence in Collaboration award by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Community Access to the Arts held a groundbreaking ceremony at the [...]read moreA New Home – CATA is moving to a bigger, brighter, more complete space

On the Bowl – A photographer finds serenity and beauty on this Berkshire body of water

It’s 5 a.m. Cup of coffee in hand, I look out the kitchen window to check the sky and see a faint, rose-colored glow. It’s a good sign. At the end of my road, I pause. Left or right? I turn right. Stockbridge Bowl has won the coin toss again. On mornings like this when I have no [...]read moreOn the Bowl – A photographer finds serenity and beauty on this Berkshire body of water

The Gift of Gal Time A Mother Daughter Trip in Litchfield Hills

Every year, my mother tells us the story of how I was her birthday present. What sounds like a sweet story could have been tragic, so I am glad she remembers my birth fondly. Her doctor insisted I was underweight, but my mother’s intuition told her otherwise. I was close to ten pounds when her [...]read moreThe Gift of Gal Time A Mother Daughter Trip in Litchfield Hills

Ten Minutes With an IVF specialist – Rachel A. Bennett, MD

Rachel A. Bennett, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist, or to put it more simply, an IVF specialist. She opened her private practice, Westchester Reproductive Medicine, in Mount Kisco in 2006 and has been practicing for 24 years. She trained with some of the world’s leading pioneers in the field at Cornell Weill and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Her practice is considered to be a “boutique” operation; she sees about 150 women and couples a year.


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Deep Roots – Digging in with Susan and Coleman Burke

Susan and Coleman Burke’s garden is alive with the sound of birds and insects: a pollinator’s paradise. Susan, sitting in the sunshine on her red brick patio, is debating the growth of the fig trees she has planted in pots—just released from their winter hibernation in the basement—while pausing to name the various birds swooping [...]read moreDeep Roots – Digging in with Susan and Coleman Burke

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