Berkshire author takes flight with book on aviation

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By Evan Triantafilidis Much like the early pioneers of aviation, the sky’s the limit for lifelong Great Barrington native and author Benjamin Barrett. In his new book titled, “The Spirit Behind The Spirit of St. Louis,” Barrett details his grandfather’s involvement during the literal take off of aviation, including his role in backing the first […]

October 4th First Fridays Artswalk to Feature a Scavenger Hunt with Prizes for Children and Teens! Plus powerful exhibits!

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[PITTSFIELD, MA] The October 4 First Fridays Artswalk will encompass twenty art shows featuring over two-dozen accomplished regional and student artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District. Venues will reach as far south as the Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Avenue, and as far North as Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North Street. ...

Becket Arts Center‘s unique Open Studios DriveAbout

Come and join us for the Becket Arts Center‘s unique Open Studios DriveAbout!The Becket Arts Center has launched a delightful Open Studios DriveAbout to showcase the work of artists in Becket and the surrounding towns of Washington, Otis, and Hinsdale. Arts lovers and autumn visitors will receive a map and DriveAbout guide to learn more […]

THE INCREDIBLE NAUMKEAG PUMPKIN SHOW – Historic Property’s Month-Long Celebration of Fall and Halloween

STOCKBRIDGE, MA – September 11, 2019 – Celebrating the arrival of shorter days and starry nights in the Berkshires,The Trustees is excited to announce The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show, a month-long, spooktacular familyfriendly celebration of fall and Halloween. One of the most treasured sites in the Berkshires, Naumkeag is offering new ways for families and ...

Festival puts fermented foods centerstage

By Emily Thurlow Twenty to thirty years ago, finding a bottle of kombucha, chilling in the refrigerator near a cash register at a store was next to impossible. But in present times, fermented products like kombucha are stocked pretty regularly at health-food stores, farmers markets and grocery stores. The fermentation trend, however, isn’t brand new. […]

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 […]

Come learn about Tree Care at River Walk

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GREAT BARRINGTON — On Saturday, September 28th River Walk is inviting tree-minded community members to Save A Tree, a learning event focused on the best care and maintenance of large trees. Local land care expert, Tom Ingersoll will lead this hands-on workshop aimed at teaching the steps needed to encourage the health of large trees. […]

Andy Goldsworthy Documentary

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Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries will host a free screening of Leaning Into the Wind -Andy Goldsworthy, in the vaulted reading room of the Mason Library on Saturday, September 7th. Sixteen years after the release of the ground-breaking film Rivers and Tides, this new documentary film follows Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself […]

Sandisfield Library event

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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing! Ed the Wizard and his Alien Balloon Twisting Workshop will appear at the Sandisfield Free Public Library on Saturday 24 August, blasting off at 1:00 p.m.  Patrons will learn how to twist their own balloon Aliens; no balloon twisting experienced required. This program is supported in […]

DR SUZANNE HINMAN AND “THE GRANDEST MADISON SQUARE GARDEN” AT VENTFORT HALL AUGUST 20

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There is a cast of fascinating characters in “The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal and Architecture in Gilded Age New York.”  Art historian Prof. Suzanne Hinman will tell all when she presents her remarkable story at a Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum Tea & Talk on Tuesday, August 20 at 4:00 pm. […]