County Fare: Mount Greylock Regional High School choir picked for TV show
WGBY-TV has announced its "Together in Song: Season 4," and the Mount Greylock Regional High School Choir has been selected to be featured in it.
The annual televised series involves more than 1,000 amateur vocal performers of all ages. The Mount Greylock choir, under the direction of Kate Canton, will head to WGBY’s studios in Springfield in the next month to tape their show segment. The series is hosted by Kevin Rhodes, music director of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and is broadcast each March.
Viewers and judges vote for their favorite groups throughout the season. The top performers get to appear live during the Together in Song Showcase, typically held near the end April.
To see a full list of participants and learn more about the show, visit togetherinsong.wgby.org/season-4-participants.
No. Six Depot Roastery & Café in West Stockbridge was recently featured in Gardenista and Remodelista. Gardenista is "a sourcebook and guide for cultivated living," helmed by former New York Times columnist Michelle Slatalla, and is an extension of Remodelista, which focuses on home living and lifestyle topics.
In her article, Slatalla talks about No. Six Depot co-owners Lisa Landry and Flavio Lichtenthal, and how they worked with designer Adam Medina on the renovation and re-styling of the former train station at 6 Depot St.
You can read the full article here: gardenista.com/posts/shoppers-diary-no-six-depot-roasters-in-the-berkshires.
Berkshire County veteran educator and former basketball coach Len Miller has announced that his son, Len A. Miller, was recently appointed as associate headmaster of The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.
The new associate headmaster is a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington and earned his bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from Williams College in 1994. He also holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.
Len A. Miller will join The Hill on July 1, after 14 years at The Lawrenceville School (N.J.), where he has been involved with nearly every aspect of boarding school life and held a number of leadership positions, including coaching sports.
Miller’s wife, Penny, is Lawrenceville’s varsity girls’ tennis coach and works in the advancement office. The Millers have two children, daughter Tyne, 12, and son Bo, 3.
Read more about Miller’s appointment here: thehill.org/AssociateHeadmasterAnnouncement.
The deadline for this year’s Berkshire Festival of Women Writers writing contest has been extended to Jan. 31.
The contest, curated by Michelle Gillett and Nina Ryan and judged by Orion magazine editor Jennifer Sahn, welcomes personal essays, nonfiction, fiction and poetry by women or girls on the subject of "weather," keeping in mind the special focus of this year’s festival is "Writing the Self, Righting the World: New Visions of Personal and Planetary Health."
The contest will culminate in a reading and panel discussion on March 29 at Miss Hall’s School, with guests Barbara Zheutlin, Alice Maggio and Amy Dryansky joining the organizers, judge and winners in a discussion of how the theme of weather can provoke, examine, and spark new perspectives on the links between personal and planetary wellness, particularly within people’s own lives and community.
Submissions should be three pages or less (750 words). Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a short bio, and indicate the genre and title of your piece on your cover page. Mail a hard copy to: Nina Ryan, P.O. Box 1134, Stockbridge, MA 01262.
County Fare, a weekly column featureing "tales from throughout the Berkshires," is compiled by Eagle staffers. Visit the County Fare blog at berkshireeagleblogs.com/countyfare.
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