A first day of school - no matter where school is - deserves first day pictures! An internet issue here. Some first day jitters there. But otherwise families across Berkshire County reported successful first days back in school ...
How do we get through this school year? With 'grace and kindness' Effort, time and a giant helping of empathy. That is what local experts are advising to all involved in the starting of the 2020-21 school year.
Keep the conversation going with these books on race Without a doubt, one of the most pressing conversations to be had in classrooms this fall is about race, justice and equity. Reading up on these subjects is fundamental. So we reached out to …
When should my child get the flu shot? What masks work best? How do I know my kid is handling all of this well? Parents, teachers and students are gearing up for the unknowns of a school year in the midst of a pandemic.
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COVID-19: Where to get tested
Need to get yourself, or your child, tested for COVID-19? Here is a list of local testing spots. Read More
Help kids turn the page on virus confusion with new books
There's nothing a good book can't solve, or, at least explain. Especially for our littlest of readers who, according to Liz … Read More
Need help? Websites, YouTube channels and podcasts to inspire students, help mom out with math homework
Online channels and podcasts, websites for curriculum-based help, educational websites Read More
Online resources for families
If you can't visit one of your favorite local cultural institutions in person right now, keep your kids connected with what Berkshire … Read More
Close Encounters making virtual music from Mahaiwe stage
GREAT BARRINGTON — Close Encounters With Music is partnering with the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and Classical WMHT-FM to … Read More
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Plenty of fall flower action left
Is it spring or autumn? You might ask that if you've snoozed all year and have just awakened to see beautiful pink-purple flowers that … Read More
Thom Smith | NatureWatch: Learn about climbers, stranglers and vines
It is probably a toss up as to which is ahead in the marathon to take over The Berkshires — Oriental bittersweet, Riverbank Grape or … Read More
Boston Symphony launching weekly online concert series
BOSTON — A new weekly online concert series featuring 50 musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in small ensembles begins … Read More
Busy back-to-school season calls for easy sheet-pan suppers
If you are a teacher or a parent, back-to-school season can mean a ramped-up schedule with less time to cook. If you're a college … Read More
Robin Anish: Stuffed tomatoes perfect for end of summer season
Yes, it is beginning to feel like fall is knocking on the door and it feels kind of nice, I must admit. The sun is comfortably warm, … Read More
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Traditionally, the first blast of dry, crisp autumn-like weather brings about "soup season" in my kitchen. It's no secret that I love a creamy bowl of soup made with a winter squash or potatoes … more
WEST STOCKBRIDGE — A new film organization, Berkshire Film Society, begins its Open Air Cinema 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26 … more
PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company will be streaming a reading of Jeffrey Hatcher's "Three Viewings," beginning 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. The reading will be available for … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Artist Eva LeWitt spent part of Wednesday, her birthday, in a pasture overlooking the Clark Art Institute where crews were installing her outdoor sculptures, "Resin Towers A, B, … more
STOCKBRIDGE — The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a concert 4 p.m. Sunday in the Chinese garden at Naumkeag, the Trustees property at 5 Prospect Hill Road. The 24-voice ensemble will … more
PITTSFIELD — Jim Cervone, co-owner with his wife, Lisa, of the newly opened Crust on East Street, honed his pizza-making skills growing up in an Italian family. "I love to cook and I love … more
Robert Oakes knows how to tell a good ghost story. Admittedly, he's had a lot of practice. For 10 years, Oakes has regaled The Mount's ghost tour groups with tales of eerie encounters — … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Mandy Greenfield shed tears just about every time she walked past Williams College's '62 Center for Theatre and Dance this summer. "I couldn't look at that gorgeous theater … more
'I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS' (NETFLIX) Nowadays, certain films and series are called "mind-bending," which in general refers to works in which the narrative takes a turn for the surreal in a way … more
It is not unusual to see perennial flower borders with only a few plants in bloom at this time of year. Surely, one of the reasons is that many people shop for plants only in spring and are, of … more

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