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Berkshire 25 Nominations

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Berkshire Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Dedicated and Most Influential individuals in our town. Deadline: July 1, 2019 – Honorees featured in the September issue of Berkshire Magazine Click for nomination form      

Ten Minutes With an award-winning choreographer – Reggie Wilson

Reggie Wilson recounts a ring shout. Voices call and respond as men and women move in a circle in a pulsing tresillo, keeping the three-beat rhythm while singing in ecstatic ritual. Here and in the Caribbean, those enslaved from Africa created new forms of dance. This one is alive today on the Sea Islands off [...]read moreTen Minutes With an award-winning choreographer – Reggie Wilson

A Poet’s Place – Amy Clampitt’s home is a reprieve for writers

Jessica Piazza walks through each room with a sense of familiarity, even intimacy. She has been living in Amy Clampitt’s home for five months now. She picks up objects and imagines how they got there, who used them. She knows Clampitt loved hats; she uncovered three boxes of them in the closet. She knows Clampitt [...]read moreA Poet’s Place – Amy Clampitt’s home is a reprieve for writers

On Call – Being a firefighter is much more than fighting fires

Dan Garner is a juggler by default. When he’s not suited up and responding to a call, the 45-year-old deputy chief of the Pittsfield Fire Department is consistently training his squad, writing reports, checking equipment—or taking care of his two young children. “People think that when you’re a firefighter you jump out of this big [...]read moreOn Call – Being a firefighter is much more than fighting fires

Ridgefield 25 Nominations

Ridgefield Magazine is proud is celebrate The 25 Most Creative, Most Talented and Most Influential individuals in our town. Deadline: August 1, 2019 – Honorees featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Ridgefield Magazine Click for nomination form    

Ten Minutes with a Museum Director — Cathy Fields

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Cathy Fields has been executive director of the Litchfield Historical Society for nearly 32 years. Coming from a family of museumgoers, Fields spent a lot of time during her youth in places like Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, and Monticello. She knew she wanted to work in a museum as soon as she understood that [...]read moreTen Minutes with a Museum Director — Cathy Fields

A Lifelong Love — For this couple, Water is the Common Ground

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The Nivolos are avid anglers. Heck, one of their first dates was a fishing excursion. Jesse grew up in the outdoors fishing and hunting with his dad Jim, as did his wife, who gladly tagged along with her parents Andy and Lori Repko, both of whom were avid boaters and ocean anglers. She and her [...]read moreA Lifelong Love — For this couple, Water is the Common Ground

Rowing her way to the Olympics

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Two pivotal things must happen over the next year for elite rower Michaela Copenhaver of New Milford to realize her dream of competing in the Olympics in lightweight double sculls. Picture two women in a sliver of a boat, four oars, a burst of heart-pumping speed and, hopefully, the endurance to cover 2,000 meters faster [...]read moreRowing her way to the Olympics

How We Met — Born to Be Together

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What are the chances that two infants born within 17 hours of each other—and who shared the same hospital nursery—would end up sharing their lives? Meet Anne and Walter Beatty, born for each other. Walter arrived first, but only because Anne says that his mom took a short cut by having a C-section. Not so, [...]read moreHow We Met — Born to Be Together

Ten Minutes With the Aldrich Museum Director–Cybele Maylone

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Cybele Maylone has been executive director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum since September, having previously led UrbanGlass, where she was named to the Brooklyn 100 by Brooklyn Magazine, and before that she held a variety of positions at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She has a MA in arts administration from Columbia University and [...]read moreTen Minutes With the Aldrich Museum Director–Cybele Maylone

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