This week ...
Emma Goetze Phillips has won top prize for the fifth year in a row at The Big E's giant pumpkin and squash competition divisions. She often displays her winning pumpkin, seen here last year, at Berkshire Botanical Garden's annual Harvest Festival.
How do you grow an 800-pound squash? 'Keep it watered'
PITTSFIELD — There will be goats and ukuleles, balloons and bubbles, and one massive squash.This weekend's Harvest Festival at … Read More
See you next May!
There's no surer sign that summer is over and fall is upon us than pumpkin patches opening, apples ripe for picking and the last issue … Read More
Nigel Gore as James Tyrone and Christine Decker as Mary Tyrone in Eugene O'Neill's 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' directed by Eric Peterson and on stage from Oct. 5 to 14. at Oldcastle Theatre Company.
Oldcastle opens Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The great Tennessee Williams, himself, once proclaimed that Eugene O'Neill was the father of American theater. … Read More
Pick your own pumpkins at Equinox Valley Nursery in Manchester, Vt.
Fall fun to look forward to...
FESTIVALS AUSTERLITZ HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 22ND AUTUMN IN AUSTERLITZ FESTIVAL Old Austerlitz, 11550 NY-22, Austerlitz, N.Y. … Read More
Eagle file photo.
Celebrate the season at one of our top picks for Halloween, harvest fun
Harvest fun for young and oldCheck out the Berkshire Botanical Harvest Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to … Read More
A free workshop, 'Growing Garlic,' will be taught by author and master gardener Ron Kujawski at Berkshire Botanical Garden's Harvest Festival at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.
Be-A-Better-Gardener | Thomas Christopher: Celebrate fall with some free workshops
The gardening year has a distinct, if irregular, rhythm. The work never really stops — there are things to be done in the garden … Read More
Berkshires Week Calendars
Courtesy of Chris Botti.
Best Bets in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Oct. 4 -10
ArtFall exhibitionForty paintings appear in the The Vermont Pastel Society Juried Show at SVC's Laumeister Art Center, daily 10 a.m. … Read More
Harold Lopez-Nussa will perform Saturday evening at Mass MoCA in North Adams.
Nightlife in the Berkshires and So. Vermont, Oct. 4 -10
LIVE MUSICThe Barn at the Egremont Village Inn17 Main St., South Egremonttheegremontbarn.comThursday, Oct. 4: Stash! with opener … Read More
Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Oct. 4 - 10
ARTART OMI1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.518-392-4747, artomi.orgCurrent exhibitions: Benjamin Cadena, "Over the Line." Ana … Read More
The Cottager
Four Doric columns are all that remain of the Georgian-style mansion, Ashintully, in Tyringham. The 35-room cottage was known as "The Marble Palace."  The gardens, which include the ruins, are open on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 13.
The Cottager | Ashintully: A mansion cursed by Egypt's pharaoh kings?
TYRINGHAM — On a warm Sunday in April 1952, a fire broke out in the fields outside the home of Katharine and John S. McLennan Jr. … Read More
The summer cottage opened in 1893 and the first party held by Sarah and her husband, George H. Morgan, was held that September.
The Cottager: Not your average housewarming party
LENOX — On the evening of Sept. 15, 1893, Sarah Spencer Morgan and her husband, George H. Morgan, celebrated their new … Read More
The Lenox Cricket team poses at Elm Court. Standing are (left to right) William Sale, Elm Court staff; Patrick Devanney, Bellefontaine coachman; Mr. Elliott, Elm Court butler; Alfred Peters, Lenox painting contractor; Edwin Jenkins, Bellefontaine superintendent; Fred Heeremans, Elm Court superintendent, and William B.O. Field, owner of High Lawn.Seated, left to right: Carlos de Heredia, owner of Wheatleigh; Sir Mortimer Durand, James Whittingham, Spring Lawn butler and William D. Sloane, owner
The Cottager | Deepdene: How a British ambassador's career ended in Lenox ...
LENOX — On a crisp autumn morning, 150 "summer cottagers" breakfasted together at Erskine Park, the summer home of George and … Read More
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A potter demonstrates his craft at a past Manchester Fall Art and Craft Festival.
Manchester welcomes 30th annual arts, crafts festival
MANCHESTER, Vt. — Cooler days, but still pleasant sunshine in southwest Vermont means one thing: leaf season is just around the … Read More
Internationally acclaimed ensemble Roomful of Teeth brings its eight a cappella voices to Williams College on Friday, Sept. 28.
Roomful of Teeth brings world voices to Williams College
They've won a Grammy, toured the world and include a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer in their ranks. Now internationally acclaimed … Read More
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will speak Saturday, Sept. 29, at Manchester's Maple Street School.
Goodwin widens scope with 'Leadership in Turbulent Times'
MANCHESTER, VT. — Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has earned widespread acclaim for her examinations of … Read More
Consider the topography of your yard when watching for the illusive first frost of the season.
Thomas Christopher | Be-A-Better-Gardner: Preparing for the first fall frost
This is the time of year when I start watching for the first fall frost; it's early yet, but it doesn't hurt to be prepared. Because … Read More
Old-fashioned fun at the 21st annual Country Fair
Take a step back in time and have some good old-fashioned fun at the 21st annual Country Fair at Hancock Shaker Village this weekend. … Read More
Francis Colburn's "Charley Smith and His Barn," c. 1939 is currently on view at the Bennington Museum.
'Crash to Creativity': New light on New Deal's effects on Vermont
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The well-known joke around the Green Mountain state during the nation's greatest period of economic collapse in … Read More

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