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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is about to get underway and it's easy to forget to take a moment for yourself. We suggest you pause, and as an act of self care, take a moment to view some of the amazing art found in small galleries around the Berkshires. To get you started, we'r…

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. 

Charlotte Sorenson was riffling through a newspaper one morning in December when she recognized someone in a gallery advertisement for a Norman Rockwell painting that she had not seen in years: herself.

There she was, a teenager in a cluster of schoolmates in graduation-day caps and gowns. Rockwell had called the painting “Bright Future for Banking.”

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Unless you have had years of experience preparing the annual Thanksgiving feast, taking on the task can be intimidating. Don't let fear of failure get in the way of experiencing the joy to be had in …

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