James B. Conroy to speak at Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives

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STOCKBRIDGE – The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, will present author James B. Conroy to its Speaker Series on Sunday, November 10, at 4 p.m. Mr. Conroy will discuss his new book Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the republic’s formative years were a time of deep […]

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration begins in earnest

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GREAT BARRINGTON — The legacy of the town’s African-American community is one step closer to being preserved and honored. Construction began at the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church site at 9 Elm Court in Great Barrington on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23. The work began with a kickoff event at the property, featuring several speakers as […]

The Bittersweet Comedy “The Cemetery Club” Kicks Off the Ghent Playhouse’s 2019-2020 Season

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The Bittersweet Comedy “The Cemetery Club” [GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse kicks off its 2019-2020 season with “The Cemetery Club.” Ida, Lucille, and Doris are widows living in the same community in Queens. Each month they meet for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. When one of the widows starts dating, their lives are turned […]

Bienvenidos a los Berkshires

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By Evan Triantafilidis Celebrating her Hispanic heritage is nothing new for Liliana Ortiz-Bermudez. When her oldest daughter, Angela, was in preschool, the Columbian native brought a taste of her culture to the class, demonstrating Latin dance, while getting the class involved. Since then, Ortiz-Bermudez has been organizing the Festival Latino of the Berkshires ...

Area Writers Honored at State House Ceremony

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With hundreds in attendance, including legislators, writers, librarians and the book community, Massachusetts Center for the Book (MCB) presented the 2019 Library of Congress/Massachusetts Literacy Award and the Massachusetts Book Awards on September 17 at a State House ceremony. Representative Paul McMurtry, Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts ...

Student government comes to Lee High

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By Evan Triantafilidis LEE — Organizing school dances, a spring talent show fundraiser and a school-wide pep rally are just some of the duties that the student council at Lee Middle and High School are tasked with on a yearly basis. Starting this academic year, student representatives may be given more of a seat at […]

Big Y adopts self-checkout machines

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By Hannah Shirley GREAT BARRINGTON — Grocery shopping is all about making choices, and last week, Big Y added one more for customers to make: check out with a cashier or a machine? Big Y World Class Market on Main Street is wrapping up its first week with six self-checkout machines. Though it’s too soon […]

The Berkshire County Bucket List

Welcome to The Berkshire Shopper’s Berkshire County Bucket List —a comprehensive list of things to do and see throughout the Berkshires. Carefully selected by our editorial staff, we combed Berkshire County to put together the ultimate list of well-known and lesser known places to visit and things to do and see this summer. Whether you’re […]