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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

Not Far From the Tree–Angevine generations celebrate Christmas, family, and farm

Angevine Farm in Warren prides itself on helping families to make memories. It has been doing that since 1868 when John H. Angevine and his wife Mary C. Marsh began farming the land, which was then known as Marsh Homestead.… Read More

Ten Minutes With a Small-business Owner

Meg Harpin purchased The Spa at Litchfield Hills 15 years ago as a 19-year-old aspiring entrepreneur. Having grown up in Litchfield, she was studying at Babson College in Boston when the opportunity to run a small day spa in her… Read More

More Than Just Food–FISH champions the needy in many ways

Thanksgiving brings families together around tables of bountiful food. Christmas conjures visions of trees and presents and carol-singing, and more food. But there are many who are unable to partake of the joy and merriment of the season. Countless people… Read More

Special Helen–102 years and faithfully strong

Helen Donnelly vividly recalls Christmases past; not how people celebrated this most special holiday in the 1950s or 1940s. But back, way back, when she was a little girl growing up in Southington in the early 1920s. Donnelly, now 102… Read More

Ten Minutes With Director of the Sacred Heart Community Theater–Bill Harris

Bill Harris, a Sacred Heart University adjunct professor of communications and media studies, producer-in-residence and member of the university’s board of visitors, has been appointed the new director of the Sacred Heart University Community Theater in Fairfield. Harris, who has… 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 renowned 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

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
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