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Berkshire 25 Reception and Ceremony

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TownVibe / Berkshire Magazine is pleased to host the 6th Annual Berkshire 25 reception and ceremony on Thursday, September 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Berkshire 25 reception and ceremony honors a select group of the Most Dedicated, Most Creative, and Most Influential Individuals as featured in the September issue of Berkshire Magazine. Each brings forward [...]read moreBerkshire 25 Reception and Ceremony

Tariff War hits home – Local companies feel the impact and make adjustments

The international trade war that President Donald Trump’s administration began last January rages on, despite months of discussions with various economic partners. As he seeks to renegotiate trade deals and other policies such as immigration, American businesses large and small—including many in Berkshire County—are caught in the crossfire. For three months, Unistress, a prestress concrete [...]read moreTariff War hits home – Local companies feel the impact and make adjustments

Nectar of the Gods – Traveling far and wide for the best wines and olive oil

Jean-François Bizalion has been sourcing olive oil from France, Spain, and Italy for 15 years; it’s the cornerstone on which he and his wife, Helen, modeled their popular French café and market in bustling Great Barrington. “It brings a flavor to this area that is foreign,” says Bizalion, who hails from Arles, a city in [...]read moreNectar of the Gods – Traveling far and wide for the best wines and olive oil

Artistry in Anatomy – A couple schooled in special effects make their mark in medical models

Inside a nondescript building on the stretch of Main Street connecting Great Barrington with Sheffield is a bustling enterprise where thousands of intricate mimetic (“imitative”) medical models have been designed, manufactured, and shipped across the U.S. and to more than 50 countries around the world for use in simulated surgical training. In any given year, [...]read moreArtistry in Anatomy – A couple schooled in special effects make their mark in medical models

Galas Galore – An important part of keeping nonprofits going

The cultural season stretches well beyond the summer, filled not only by varied performances, but by scores of galas that build up momentum in May and taper off by October. Supporters select far in advance which to attend. Those choices hold a lot of weight for nonprofits, because galas are the most effective vehicle to [...]read moreGalas Galore – An important part of keeping nonprofits going

Riding High – Comedian John Mulaney is Hot

John Mulaney is in his West Village apartment, wiped out at 1 p.m. His dog Petunia is splayed on the wood floor in the next room. The air conditioner is cranked. You’d think they had just completed a half-marathon. Farthest thing from it. What happened that morning may very well find its way into Mulaney’s [...]read moreRiding High – Comedian John Mulaney is Hot

Woodland Sculptures – An artist couple gives life to dead trees

Three days before the opening of “One Impulse From a Vernal Wood,” this year’s contemporary sculpture exhibit at Chesterwood, I stepped into the woods and followed the sounds of machines to find artists Rick and Laura Brown. They were in a lift about 20 feet up a dying hemlock, attaching slats one by one to [...]read moreWoodland Sculptures – An artist couple gives life to dead trees

Foodways of the Past – Historic sites invite us into their kitchens to see what’s cooking

On an August morning in 1830, the sisters are in the orchards, picking early apples. They grow a variety called transparent that ripens weeks ahead of most. The younger girls dare each other to climb to the top of the ladder to reach the highest fruit in the tree. Afterwards, they sit together in the [...]read moreFoodways of the Past – Historic sites invite us into their kitchens to see what’s cooking

Grandmother’s Recipe – Ooma Tesoro turns ten, but its marinara recipe goes way back

Michael Tesoro’s grandmother grew up in Brooklyn where her marinara sauce came to be known as the most delicious, simplest, and truest to the region of southern Italy from which she hailed. Among the myriad Italian grandmothers, it was agreed: Ooma Tesoro’s sauce was the best. The versatility of marinara—a simple sauce named for the [...]read moreGrandmother’s Recipe – Ooma Tesoro turns ten, but its marinara recipe goes way back

One-click Camping – Homeowners link with Tentrr to set up glamping sites on their land

Forty million people in the United States alone go camping each year, and together they log a whopping 600 million nights spent sleeping under the stars. Got an itch to go camping in the 413? If so, Berkshire Mountain Hideaway might be just the place. A wide grassy trail, punctuated by yellow arrows emblazoned on [...]read moreOne-click Camping – Homeowners link with Tentrr to set up glamping sites on their land

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