Yes, your local farm is still open

Farmers Ashley Amsden and Michael Gallagher had been floating the idea of adding home delivery of their pasture-raised chicken, beef, pork and eggs as an option for customers of their Lanesborough "for a while." The husband-and-wife team, who own Square Roots Farm, were waiting for the right time to launch the service.

Quarantine tips: 5 places you should clean, organize in your home PITTSFIELD — Like many of us, Melissa Garcia, of Fresh Start in Pittsfield, is currently in place at home. Garcia, who started cleaning residential homes in 2008 and officially started her …
What we're (finally) reading: Time for classics and epics "Moby Dick." "Middlemarch." "Ulysses." "Infinite Jest." "Crime and Punishment." For many, such books have been read grudgingly, because there was a grade riding on it, and completion of the …
John Seven | Viewer's Discretion: Film on 1970s hostage situation relies on real news footage 'DEAD MAN'S LINE' (TOPIC) Enraged white men with guns seem like a cultural norm at this point, but back in 1977 when Tony Kiritsis took Indianapolis banker Richard Hall hostage by wiring a shotgun to …
Ron Kujawski | Garden Journal: Lessons learned in the garden Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Mistakes are lessons by which we learn. When you learn the lesson, forget the mistake." Well, one of the many mistakes I've made over the years is …
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James Taylor cancels tour because of pandemic James Taylor is the latest popular artist to cancel a tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic. His upcoming coast-to-coast Canadian tour with Bonnie Raitt that included performances in 12 cities …
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Beat quarantine boredom with online courses, book club and museum tours
Schools and colleges are closed and large gatherings aren't possible at this point, but precautions related to the COVID-19 virus … Read More
Margaret Button: Kneading is good for anxiety, aggression
This week's column is brought to you from my dining room table — my workspace for the foreseeable future. I always thought working … Read More
Berkshire museums may be closed, but you can still experience their collections and connect with artists
Do the walls feel like they are closing in on you? Wish you could spend an afternoon wandering the galleries of your favorite museum … Read More
Already bored? Your local library can still help ... virtually
You've read all the books in your pile, watched all the DVDs you own three times and are sick of the kids complaining there's nothing … Read More
John Seven | Viewer's Discretion: Documentary tells story of town, lost films
'DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME' (OVIDTV) Bill Morrison is an experimental filmmaker who often works with damaged silent film. In 2003 he … Read More
Bob Dunn | Game On: Great video games for under $20
With gatherings curtailed for the foreseeable future and many people finding themselves with more time on their hands and encouraged … Read More
'Saint X': Williamstown author Alexis Schaitkin pens 'one of the most anticipated books of 2020'
WILLIAMSTOWN — Alexis Schaitkin does her best writing surrounded by other people. The Williamstown author says there's just … Read More
Ron Kujawski: Time to start sowing some seeds!
Though it was in a different context, perhaps the most appropriate thought for these times comes from Thomas Paine's renowned line in … Read More
Thom Smith: What's the difference between house finch, purple finch?
This morning, with nearly an inch of snow as far as I could see from my home office, I sat nursing a cup of coffee and watched the … Read More
Andrew Pincus | Critic's Notebook: Remembering forgetful Doriot
LENOX — There was the night flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer played a recital at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. After the … Read More
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BOSTON — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extending its period of performance / event cancellations at Symphony Hall in Boston and at the Linde Center at Tanglewood through Saturday, May 2. … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire International Film Festival is moving its 15th annual edition from the end of May to Sept. 10 through 13. more
PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company has canceled its opening production of the 2020 season, "The Great Leap" by Lauren Yee. The play — set within the framework … more
I know a few people who are joining the working-from-home ranks with a grumble, but I am not one of them. This is an exciting time to be a foodie! Forget about the empty shelves at the grocery stores … more
It's a dreary day in March. The clouds are hanging so low that the outdoors feel confining. It's not raining, but it still feels damp and cold. Much of the snow is gone with just a few patches here … more
ADAMS — On Oct. 18, 1918, 700 workers of the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Co. were out sick with "the grippe," silencing a third of the Berkshire Mills' 6,500 looms. more
PITTSFIELD — Located in the Allendale neighborhood of Pittsfield, Kelly's Diner, owned by the Kelly family since 1963, has been serving food since the 1930s. Present owner Dan Kelly recalls … more
NORTH ADAMS — In the late 1970s, group shows, featuring women ceramists were few and far between. more
ADAMS — Staged play readings have become increasingly popular across The Berkshires in recent years. During all seasons, theater companies assemble casts of seasoned professionals to present … more
Q: A female cardinal often bangs her head against (attacks?) some house windows and the side view mirrors on the car. The male cardinal never does that, nor do any of the other songbirds that gather … more

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