Monday, 11 Sep 2017 - Berkshire BioBlitz is an opportunity for biologists, naturalists and environmentalists to work in collaboration with the general public to survey the Thomas and Palmer Brook.
Friday, 11 Aug 2017 - The Berkshire Center for Justice will offer a free legal clinic from its booth at the 12th annual Pow Wow on the Great Barrington Fairgrounds this weekend, August 12 and 13.
Monday, 7 Aug 2017 - Workshop participants will learn about bird language theory and put the ideas into practice during an observation and mapping activity.
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 - “We are on the front lines of environmental stewardship and forefront of sustainable brewery initiatives.”
-- Andrew Mankin, co-owner of Barrington Brewery
Monday, 14 Nov 2016 - The solar field below the Rising Paper Mill in Housatonic, built last year on a brownfield, is saving the town and the Berkshire Hills Regional School District each between $70,000 and $90,000 in annual electricity costs.
Tuesday, 11 Oct 2016 - Fermentation is an ancient strategy for food preservation, and brings health benefits and unique flavors. Many fermented foods are so common, they aren’t described as such. Think bread, yogurt, beer, even cheese.
Saturday, 24 Sep 2016 - Amid the prosperity and singular culture of the Berkshires, it was clear that affordable housing was beyond the reach of many residents and workers, especially minorities. “Our homeless are invisible, hidden ... Being with people in crisis is a very, very profound experience and I honor that. It’s always a privilege and an honor to sit and talk with [the population Construct serves] to try and come up with solutions.”
--- Cara Davis, Construct Inc. director, who is stepping down after 26 years
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 - The Berkshire Pottery Tour will include the studios of of Ben Evans In Richmond, Paula Shalan in Stockbridge, Lorimer Burns in Housatonic, Daniel Bellow in Great Barrington, Ellen Grenadier in Monterey, and Linda Skipper in New Marlborough.
Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 - During nearly 30 years as the Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, Linda Greenhouse won a Pulitzer Prize and earned a reputation as an authoritative and insightful chronicler of the Supreme Court and its justices.
Saturday, 16 Jul 2016 - “All of us are artists. It matters how we spend our time. We have to stop running and living by someone else’s story line."
-- Performance artist Cassidy A. Maze
Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 - Bring one or two damaged but repairable items to the Repair Café in Pittsfield (Mass.) to be fixed for free by neighborhood volunteers.
Tuesday, 19 Apr 2016 - Great Barrington Fairgrounds' Community Garden Project will connect people of all levels of expertise and income by providing access to the resources, skills, and information necessary to grow their own food.
Friday, 27 Nov 2015 - With net metering credits from photovoltaic projects municipalities and school districts can enjoy significant savings. Great Barrington and Berkshire Hills Regional School District expect to save between $70,000 to $90,000 annually in the cost of electricity due to one of two Housatonic solar arrays.
Friday, 16 Oct 2015 - Maddie Elling and Abe Hunrichs of Hosta Hill were intrigued with recipes from Sandor Katz’s "Wild Fermentation," and excited by the opportunity to dig up ancient traditions and experiment with them in the 21st century.
Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 - This revival of interest in fermentation is not unique to the Berkshires. Fermentation workshops and festivals are happening all over the country, from Boston to Oregon.
Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 - “If we spent more time listening to each other, instead of screaming at each other, we’d be a much stronger, happier country.”
-- David Isay, founder of StoryCorps