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Green Rush: Budding Developers See Dollar Signs for Berkshires’ Cannabis Culture

Andrea Nuciforo is a soft-spoken attorney (and former state senator) with offices in Boston and Pittsfield. He is also a founding member of Berkshire Roots, the largest cannabis grower in the area with a 26,000-square-foot facility and a medical-marijuana dispensary on Dalton Avenue in Pittsfield. His phone rings nonstop because people have lots of questions [...]read moreGreen Rush: Budding Developers See Dollar Signs for Berkshires’ Cannabis Culture

At Home with Mary Pope Osborne: The Author’s House is a Hub of Creativity

Many people are surprised to hear that Mary Pope Osborne has made a home in Great Barrington for more than a decade; others aren’t so. It’s not unusual to spot her at Rubi’s, or at the farmers market, or strolling down Main Street with her husband Will. Beyond south county, she often loses herself on [...]read moreAt Home with Mary Pope Osborne: The Author’s House is a Hub of Creativity

Ten Minutes with a Human-Rights Pioneer

Alison Boak has devoted her adult life to the prevention of human trafficking. She consults on how to detect and uncover trafficking, while also supporting its victims; collaborating with law enforcement in Westchester, across the nation, and all over the globe. In 1999, she founded The InternationalOrganization for Adolescents (IOFA). She lives in Pound Ridge with [...]read moreTen Minutes with a Human-Rights Pioneer

Ten Minutes with a Film Animator

Sean Murphy works at Blue Sky, a leading animation studio that produces feature-length films such as Ferdinand, recently nominated for an Academy Award. He attended Emerson College for film production, before moving to LA to pursue his career. He returned to the East Coast with Blue Sky, settling in Ridgefield with his wife and two [...]read moreTen Minutes with a Film Animator

Take Two: The Acting Twins of Ridgefield

Parents of young children bond over shared concerns such as pacifiers and potty training. While friends Eleni Kalandranis and Jen Vaccorro talk about these topics, they also compare notes on call times and set locations. They are both moms to identical twins involved in film and television. You see, identical twins are often sought out [...]read moreTake Two: The Acting Twins of Ridgefield

Ten Minutes with Gilbert Gottfried: The legendary comedian talks about his life and comedy

Gilbert Gottfried is on the road year-round doing standup, or in New York City recording his weekly podcast. Come summer and into the fall, he spend s time with his family at their place on Stockbridge Bowl. While some people go to a museum, watch a play, enjoy Tanglewood, hit the trails, or kayak, Gottfried [...]read moreTen Minutes with Gilbert Gottfried: The legendary comedian talks about his life and comedy

Scottish Graphic Designer adds Color to his Berkshire Landscape

The clean, precise lines of Paul Gardner’s home stand in stark contrast to the lush, undulating hills that comprise the many vistas from his Sheffield property. Gardner hails from the golfing town of Carnoustie, Scotland, which, he says with a chuckle, “becomes the center of the world for one week” every nine years when it [...]read moreScottish Graphic Designer adds Color to his Berkshire Landscape

Skating Champ Dick Button’s Secret Garden

Dick Button’s garden is carefully choreographed. But what might catch visitors off guard is the level of horticultural savvy plugging into his 48 acres in North Salem. Turns out, the champion figure skater, skating analyst, actor, and author is also a visionary landscape designer. And hearing botanical Latin rolling off the sports commenter’s tongue with [...]read moreSkating Champ Dick Button’s Secret Garden

Glenn Close Finds Comfort on the Edge

She’s a legend—an award-winning actress who has mesmerized us for decades on stage and screen with her spot-on portrayals of multi-faceted women. Glenn Close first came to my attention back in 1982 when she made her film debut as Jenny Fields in The World According to Garp. In rapid succession, she followed with starring roles [...]read moreGlenn Close Finds Comfort on the Edge

Horror in the Garden – Accidents waiting to happen

If you think gardening is for wimps, ponder  this: Each year, an estimated 400,000 Americans are treated in ERs for injuries sustained in the  garden, 27,000 of them from chain saws, 79,000 from lawn mowers, and, topping the list, a startling 222,000 from ladders. And we haven’t even talked about doctor visits for tendonitis, ocular [...]read moreHorror in the Garden – Accidents waiting to happen

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