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Ten Minutes with Austen Riggs Center’s Medical Director/CEO – Talking about Mental Health

Dr. Eric Plakun came to the Berkshires to train in psychoanalysis, and it has turned into “a 41-year residency,” as he puts it. Today, he heads the world-class mental health treatment facility on Main Street in the village of Stockbridge.… Read More

WAM Theatre and Multicultural BRIDGE join forces to unhinge racism

Part of Kristen van Ginhoven’s personality is to challenge the status quo. As co-founder and artistic director of WAM Theatre (Where Arts and Activism Meet), she spent the last decade creating opportunity for women and girls. Today, she is at… Read More

Berkshire 25 Celebration Photos

Berkshire Magazine was once again proud to honor The Berkshire 25 in an outstanding ceremony. If you are interested in seeing all the event photos by Megan Haley and/or purchase prints please click this link.  … Read More

Poised for Success – Charley Seckler, who has muscular dystrophy, enters into his own at NYU

Charley Seckler aims to start each day at peace, both with where he’s headed and where he’s been. His approach involves copious amounts of coffee—black—befitting his current crossroads: Charley is on the brink of his college career, and the soon-to-be… Read More

The Berkshire 25 for 2019

The Berkshires is not just the expansive forests, verdant mountains, and refreshing springs that bolster its bucolic charm; it is the abundance of hardworking residents, so many of whom pour their passion into everything they do for the region. From… Read More

Ten Minutes With a style maven – Jade Hobson

Jade Hobson was born in New York but grew up in Darien and Westport. From an early age she was intrigued by design and initially drawn to architecture. But fashion captured her heart and when a friend suggested she would… Read More

Playtime With Purpose – A place helping children with Sensory Needs

It’s six in the morning, and Lisa Bria’s ten-year-old son is excitedly waking up so he can be first in line at the Wilton Library’s annual book sale. This sincere passion for reading at such a young age is remarkable… Read More

Secrets in Plain Sight – An author is inspired by her local surroundings

The next time you visit Quarry Head Park in Wilton, it may seem a little creepier than it used to. That is, if you read Wilton author Ivy Keating’s debut novel, Camouflage, first. “It looks mysterious—like the type of natural… Read More

Ten Minutes With the Pride in the Hills Co-Founder – Chris Herrmann

Chris Herrmann and his seven siblings were raised in rural Vermont by parents who taught them the value of giving back. When Herrmann attended a LGBTQ Youth Fund event he knew he needed to get involved. This past June he… Read More

Lisa Taddeo chronicles the desires of “Three Women” – lands Showtime series

Sex. People may not discuss it in public, but practically everyone, regardless of age, thinks about it and likes to read about it. Now, thanks to the herculean efforts of journalist Lisa Taddeo, we have Three Women, a new book… Read More