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10 Minutes With // A Wildlife Conservationist

Steve Ricker is a self-proclaimed military brat who spent his childhood “wandering around outside,” exploring a different U.S. environment every four years. He landed a job at Westmorland Sanctuary right out of college and now serves as the director of… Read More

The Eclectic Collector–Ornamenting gardens with Barbara Israel

Elephants with obelisks. Chinese musicians. Copies of Canova dancers. With the fortuitous yet unanticipated purchase of 40 garden statues including these at an estate sale in the mid 1980s, “the seed was planted,” as Katonah resident Barbara Israel likes to… Read More

We Gather Here Today–Local religious leaders address current affairs

While the origin of the phrase “May you live in interesting times” may be in question, the current state of affairs is nothing, if not lively. A number of area religious leaders are finding their congregations are looking for—and coming… Read More

I Do! I Do! I Do! Bedford bride dons her wedding gown—again and again

Bridesmaids are always assured that they will be able to wear their gowns again after the wedding (ha!), but as a rule, the bride only plans to wear hers once. Not one to follow the crowd, Kate Paletta disregarded that… Read More

Living in The Farms–A cozy neighborhood offers easy living

In a community known for expansive properties, seclusion, and the need to drive just about everywhere, there also exists the antithesis. The Bedford Village neighborhood known as The Farms remains a convenient, walkable, friendly living locale, a Halloween haven, and… Read More

The Old Gaard–Generations at play in Waccabuc

For nearly forty years, Michael and Susan Stillman have called Waccabuc home. Prior to moving to this Lewisboro hamlet—dubbed “Westchester’s secret suburb”—the couple lived in Bedford Corners, South Salem, and Pound Ridge, always keeping within a 15 mile radius of… Read More

Berkshire food purveyors–restaurants, farms, and more–who’s open for pickup and delivery

This is a listing of restaurants and other food providers (neighborhood supermarkets, farms, farmers markets) open for pickup and delivery in the Berkshires, updated daily. Please email us at editorial@berkshiremag.com for any suggested changes. Thank you for keeping this as… Read More

Magical Marigolds — A bloom with history

“It beguiles the senses and ennobles the spirit of man,” Senator Everett Dirksen said of the marigold in 1967 as he exhorted Congress to declare this humble bloom the American national flower. Since first discovering the popular children’s song about… Read More

Family Tides–Small style by the Beach

One half of the dynamic duo behind Fairfield Moms, the online resource for family-friend events, is Amber Smith. This young mother of two is also a talented interior designer who found her true passion by flipping houses with her… Read More

Free Online Exercise & Mediation Classes

Exercise and mediation are the mind-cleansing movement that we may all need right now. There are countless online exercise videos available. Some are free on YouTube and others live streaming on Facebook, like: Morning Yoga Kat Whitney, co-founder of the… Read More

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