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The Art of Beekeeping – The Clark is home to hundreds of works of art—and bees

The scent of honey and wood smoke is as thick as the warm, dense hum. The worker bees are active today. A few hot days have come after cool, wet weeks, and the wild primrose are blooming in the pastures. David Thayer gently lifts a small wood and mesh box to show the new queen… Read More

Music, the Great Equalizer – Inspiring students


For Alla Zernitskaya, class begins five mornings each week at 6:30 sharp. “That’s the only way to accommodate students’ schedules,” says Zernitskaya, who is in her 26th year at the helm of the orchestral music program at Pittsfield High School and Herberg Middle School. The program—which includes 28 students in the high school orchestra, 29… Read More

Can you afford a personal celebrity chef? You might be surprised

Nicholas Browne

A small, but growing, group of people are bringing their dining experiences back home while still enjoying the experience of a professionally prepared meals—with personal chefs. The reasons are diverse: Some need help creating meals that accommodate allergies, weight loss, or other health concerns. Others have busy work lives and don’t have time to cook.… Read More