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“The minute I moved out of my parents’ house I got a dog, and I’ve had one ever since,” explains Dodds, a Lanesborough native who returned to the Berkshires to launch Love Us and Leave Us, a doggy daycare and boarding facility that has become the premiere choice of dogs throughout the County. What began in Pittsfield more than 15 years ago has recently expanded to include a second location in Lee, both of which are based on a basic premise: pet owners deserve to know their canine companions are having a fun, safe time while they are at work or play. Period. Read more

At last count, we have had roughly a zillion years of continual rain, all during Summer 2021. This estimate is based on the emotional toll taken over the last month or so, but it feels right. What also feels right right now: anything involving the sun, and ways to elevate one’s mood under our gloomy London-esque skies. If that’s high on your priority list right now (and it probably is) consider the cannabis products and accessories found 300 yards off the highway at the gateway to the Berkshires in Lee. Read more

In 1983, just a scant half-mile from their very first digs, Matt and Chris debuted Guido’s Fresh Marketplace. There, vendors specializing in meat, fish, flowers and prepared foods joined forces with produce to assemble a comprehensive, old-world style food emporium that hinged on the Italian concept of abbondanza, or abundance. Read more

Keen on getting your bike to the beach this summer? Let the experts at Berkshire Bike and Board help hatch a plan. No matter the destination — be it the boardwalk, the bike path or some stellar single-track — your local bike shop will help you hit the road with bikes in tow for the Grand Tour of your design. Read more

As a business with a deep connection to its community, Berkshire Roots is dedicated to giving back. Its community engagement efforts are extensive, supporting everything from small local charities to national organizations. Read more

Lucky enough to be in the Berkshires this summer? Plan a trip to your local food co-op — Wild Oats Market in Williamstown and Berkshire Food Co-op in Great Barrington — and head straight to the freezer section where a trio of sweet, frosty treats (each of which travelled 80 miles or fewer to get there) awaits. Go ahead, taste the difference local makes: Less time on the truck and more time in the field is enough to make everyone scream for local ice cream — All. Month. Long. Read more

STOCKBRIDGE—As the Berkshire cultural season comes roaring back, a summer of creative programming is already underway at Naumkeag. Read more

Is your once-lush landscape having a mid-summer slump? Rest assured: mid- to late-July is the perfect time to refresh your growing perspective. Thankfully, the knowledgeable team of professionals at Ward’s Nursery and Garden Center are poised to ward off ho-hum and usher in ta-da! — all month long. Read more

Education is in the bedrock at the corner of Elm Street and Livingston Avenue. It’s where Dawes Elementary School once stood (before it was razed in the early 1980s) and the very locale Jim Bronson chose for his burgeoning business. Since opening Your CBD Store last October, he’s made educating consumers his passion — especially when it comes to the benefits of cannabidiol products. Read more

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