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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

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 of the Mass Women’s Political Caucus), Alzheimer’s (with local author Joan Cohen of Land of… 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

Big Sur in the Berkshires–A couple’s home is reminiscent of their honeymoon cabin

Fred Seibert and Robin Sloane Seibert stumbled upon their Stockbridge home quite by accident. Robin grew to love the mountains while a student at UVM, but Vermont was too far from their residence in Manhattan, and ocean-front homes on Long Island felt too elitist. The couple stopped in the Berkshires on a whim, after dropping… 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. The farm has had many incarnations—from dairy farming to tobacco, orchard products, pumpkins and, for… 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 hometown presented itself. Starting with just ten employees, she has since doubled her floorplan, grown… 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 around us are in need of food and shelter. Thankfully FISH—Friends in Service to 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 years old and living what she calls a very good life at Brandywine Living in… Read More

Webb’s Wines– Expert advice

“Everyone’s drinking Sancerre these days and it’s become pricey. You should try this Menetou-Salon from Domaine Henry Pellé instead. It’s from the same region in the Loire as Sancerre, and its wines are just as delicious, but for much less money.” The customer regards the bottle, holds it in his hands, and implicitly understands that… Read More

RSVP’s Two-Man Show–They cook, you eat. That’s it.

“I’m sorry but we’re booked every Saturday through Christmas,” says Charles Cilona on the phone to a potential customer. “Have you been here before? You have? Great. So you know how things work here?” The co-owner of RSVP in West Cornwall, Cilona feels he has to explain to all first-time diners that his restaurant is… Read More

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