Berkshire Lifestyles
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For a single year, Lenox could claim it was home to the largest home in America. But in 1895, the 100-room Shadow Brook paled in comparison to Biltmore House, the 250-room mansion built by George … more
NORTH ADAMS — When Sprague Electric inhabited the Marshall Street campus it made things, specifically the high-end electrical components used for everything from atom bombs to electric guitars. … more
BECKET — In the minutes leading up to Doug Varone & Dancers' and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion's performance on an August afternoon at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, spectators could take a quick detour into Blake's Barn, the home of the … more
NORTH ADAMS — The current political and social unrest in the country is enough to get anyone fired up, including Williamstown ceramic artist Stephanie Boyd.Her breaking point came with the news … more
HANCOCK — On a damp Saturday morning, 3-year-old Henry Coughlin engaged in an old Berkshires custom. He sat on a stool in a sawdust-lined stall and milked the four full teats in front of him. Coughlin, who traveled from New York City to visit his grandparents in Williamstown, diligently filled a blue bucket as his family watched on from the aisles in Ioka Valley Farm's dairy barn. Asked if this was the first time he had milked a cow, Coughlin said yes — and no. more
Ever wonder why your front porch display doesn't quite live up to magazine perfection? (Raises hand!) No matter how you arrange those pumpkins, mums and twisty gourds it just doesn't have the same … more
PITTSFIELD — The term "gaslight," and all its forms of speech, first appeared in English usage in 1956, and had little to do with the late 19th-century street lighting. Sported as both a noun … more
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, how lovely are your ... green butterfly nets? Googly eyes? Birch branches? Wooden paddles? Peacock feathers?At the Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees, anything … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Jennifer Trainer Thompson doesn't have to visit a local market to buy ingredients for a hearty breakfast.At Hancock Shaker Village, the living history museum that Thompson leads … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — On just about any gjven weekday, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center executive director Beryl Jolly is up early, before her teen daughters — Charlotte, 17, an 11th grader at Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield; and Emma, 13, … more
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