We understand how much you love the Berkshires. All of us at The Berkshire Edge do, too. And we feel it’s our job to help you enjoy your life and time here to the maximum.
Since we started publishing The Berkshire Edge in the spring of 2014, we have been regularly adding new features to keep you informed about as many aspects of life in the Berkshires as possible.
- We started in 2014 with our online newspaper, bringing you daily updates on local news, events and politics; theater, dance, music, art and book reviews; births and obituaries; opinion pieces; letters to the editor; a real estate section; cartoons and illustrations; poems, and the occasional serialized novel from a local writer. Plus, of course, fascinating comments from our readers. All available 24/7 at theberkshireedge.com.
- Next we added the best online calendar in the Berkshires, updated daily and available at berkshirescalendar.com. Because most of the events are posted for free by local organizations small and large, you’ll find a tremendous variety here — something for everybody —all easily searchable by date, category, town and venue.
- In 2018, we launched our beautiful glossy print magazine — three issues per year, intended as a companion to our calendar and therefore also called com. (Printing was suspended for the May-June-July issue due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we are hoping to be back in print by August.)
All about places to go and things to do, this magazine brings together for you in one place an overview of the season plus annotated lists of resources you’ll want to hold onto forever (e.g. where to buy vintage, where to find the best bookstores, where to get married in the Berkshires, etc.) And we urge you to go from the magazine to our online calendar to get full event details right up to the minute.
And now I am delighted to welcome you to the latest addition to The Berkshire Edge…(fanfare here)… our new online Berkshire Edge Magazine section! This section will continue even after we resume the print editions of com magazine, and will give us a place to give you expanded versions of the print articles plus other information we can’t fit into the print edition. But, right now, in the midst of this pandemic, it gives us a way to keep you informed of all the places to go and things to do that are still available to you despite the need for social distancing.
We figure the more you know about what’s happening in the Berkshires, the more you’ll enjoy yourself. So, enjoy!
Marcie L. Setlow, Publisher