The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. has selected Cheshire native Juliana Kronick for its prestigious, nationally recognized internship program. She will work through Aug. 8 as the "Explore the Arts" (ETA) intern within the center's education department.

Juliana, daughter of David and Brenda Kronick, grew up in Cheshire, and graduated this May from Goucher College as a dance major and business minor. She has been a member of the Zumba Club, an intern at The Collective, and a dance instructor at the Berkshire Dance Theatre.

Juliana will assist with the planning, execution, documentation and analysis of various ETA programs; assist with the Exploring Ballet program with Suzanne Farrell, and assist with the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. She will also help with the development of the new media and technology program, "Explore the Arts 2.0."

 

In case you missed Saturday's broadcast, the Mount Greylock Regional High School team earned the championship Collamore Cup for the 2014 WGBY high school quiz show, "As Schools Match Wits."

This is the third time in the past four years the school has won the title. This year's team, coached by Blair Dils, included sophomore Noah Savage, senior Caleb Raymond, and twin freshmen Aaron and Matthew Kleiner.

To learn more about "As Schools Match Wits" and to watch this season's episodes, visit: wgby.org/asmw.

'Tis the season for spotting notable guests and celebrities enjoying summer in the Berkshires. So far, Meryl Streep has been seen at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, and former First Lady Laura Bush and storyteller Garrison Keillor of "A Prairie Home Companion," visited the Norman Rockwell Museum in June. For fun, you can read all about it on the Facebook pages for these institutions, or share your own photos and spottings with us on ours at facebook.com/berkshire.eagle.

Mimi J. Mathes, manager of the LiptonMart in Lenox, reached out to The Eagle about a few furry, four-legged friends of an unique variety.

 Chippy  enjoys a snack and a book.
Chippy enjoys a snack and a book. (Courtesy Photo)

"We have a family of chipmunks in back of our store. We are on the third generation and look forward to seeing them each year, as do many of our customers," the Lenox resident writes. "They respond when we call them by name, follow us around the yard, eat out of our hands, sit on our shoulder, and even take peanuts from our mouth. I share my lunch with the new ‘baby' almost every day. My co-workers and I call them our stress reliever."

Here, she shares a photo of "Chippy" in her hand last summer, "interrupting my James Patterson book break."

County Fare, a weekly column featuring "tales from throughout the Berkshires," is compiled by Eagle staffers.