Paying little attention to the brisk wind blowing off the sun-swept field that stretches behind Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse, Artistic Director Allyn Burrows led a visitor on a brisk walk across the theater’s spacious terrace and down a narrow path leading past the outdo…

Call me a wedding planner! Weddings, as we knew them prior to COVID-19, are on the horizon. 

If all goes well, Massachusetts will relax its gathering restrictions for indoor and outdoor events on May 29, allowing for groups of 200 indoors and 250 outdoors; with a plan to remove all business restrictions on Aug. 1. 

"I think that may be a sign. Aug. 1 is Herman Melville's birthday," said Lesley Herzberg, executive director of the Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, as over a dozen Berkshires-based wedding vendors primped the lawn of the historic farmhouse, at 780 Holmes Road, for a wedding-themed photo shoot. 

In New England, there are two ways to make a lobster roll; the right way and the wrong way. 

Lobster rolls are part of a larger debate at the center of most of David Page's new book, "Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America’s Favorite Dishes," about regional cuisine and its national availability. (Lobster rolls, he writes in the book, gained national attention in 1997 when they were "discovered" on chef Rebecca Charles' menu at the Pearl Oyster Bar in New York's Greenwich Village.)

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