AboutJane Kaufman is Community Voices Editor at the Berkshire Eagle.
The holiday commemorates the Israelites' flight from Egypt as recounted in the book of Exodus. The story, with commentary, is read from the Haggadah, the book that is read during opening dinners called seders. Seder means order.
The old Roadside Café had enough room for two to three paid staff to work alongside three to five Gould Farm program participants. The new one will allow for a bit more staffing.
At the Bushnell-Sage Library, a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on rural America asks Sheffield residents to consider its past, present and future
Sheffield is the only town in the Berkshires to host the Smithsonian Institution's "Crossroads: Change in Rural America." The exhibit will be on view March 26 to May 6.
In a statement, Vanessa Cerillo, senior director of marketing, communications and events at NEPM, cited “…serious financial headwinds from the last three years" as reason for reducing staff.
Nicholas Felix, owner of Brooke Astor's Tyringham home, hopes his restoration would make the socialite and philanthropist proud
“Nobody believed this could be restored,” Nicholas Felix said. “Architects didn’t believe it. Realtors didn’t believe it. Even the attorney said I was out of my mind.”