To the editor of THE EAGLE:

In case you need reasons to love Pittsfield, how about these?

We have the creative preservation of the downtown Besse-Clarke building through the collaboration of a bunch of Berkshire folks via a new boutique hotel.

We have the 10X10 festival coming into full swing. This includes -- 10 cool, 10 minute plays at Barrington Stage, a teen art show in City Hall, Pecha Kucha at the Berkshire Museum. The latter are short talks given by presenters in quick succession, and are amazing. See for full listings of events.

We have the most devoted high school teams and fans that compete every week to be the best they can be. Try going to a game, you’ll really get into it.

We have the Bousquet Ski Area to enjoy with our families. We have the Beacon Cinema, where we can watch top-notch movies. We have the best restaurants, open every night of the week.

Finally, we have friends and families here with us to share in our joy. Don’t worry, be happy!