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Hannah Van Sickle

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Hannah Van Sickle is a Berkshire County native who resides deep in the woods of South County where she spent summers as a child and is now raising her own daughters. An English teacher by training, Hannah now works as a freelance writer, academic tutor and writing coach.

Articles by Hannah Van Sickle

Run4Uns to honor late MMRHS teacher and coach

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019 - The first annual Run4Uns will celebrate the indelible mark Chris Unsworth left on the school community in the more than two decades he spent there as a teacher, coach and mentor to many.

Reflections while participating in Yo-Yo Ma’s Day of Action

Saturday, 10 Aug 2019 - Yo-Yo Ma selected the Berkshires as one of 36 locations around the world on his tour, where he performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello … Alongside each concert, Ma has led a Day of Action, a series of conversations and collaborations to explore how culture can help us imagine and build a better future.

Courtney Maum’s new historical novel tackles art, coming-of-age themes

Sunday, 21 Jul 2019 - "It was really easy for me to imagine what it would be like for a young woman who wants to be an artist, who is watching her mother cavort with the world’s most famous artists, often talk all day about their art and then ignore her own creative production. So in that way, I identified very much with what that emotional neglect would feel like." --Courtney Maum

Meet Troy Bond, Berkshire Food Co-op’s new general manager

Friday, 12 Jul 2019 - "It’s a really interesting time—and I think it’s a real perfect time—for strategic planning. That’s the fun of it. What are we going to do this year—and in two years, three years, four years—to continue to grow and make this a fun, vibrant place that brings the community together?" --Berkshire Food Co-op general manager Troy Bond

Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Initiative launched

Thursday, 27 Jun 2019 - Thinking about all of the good that would have been done and the lives saved if Stumo had been given a chance to continue her work ultimately fueled the discussion about how to build her legacy.

YES! You can end the year-end school doldrums — at least at MVRMS

Friday, 14 Jun 2019 - Year End Studies—or YES, for short—is one local district’s answer to the end-of-year stagnation, a perennial phenomenon that often leaves students and teachers inching toward the 180th day of school with little, if any, enthusiasm for the work at hand.

Construct Inc.: Celebrating 50 years of helping the homeless

Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019 - “When I hear about 500 people on a waiting list to get housing that’s affordable, I think we all have a community obligation to step forward and solve this problem.” -- Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, D-Lenox.

A pop-up gallery at the Housie Market celebrates ‘The Radness in the Sadness’

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - “The idea is that personal struggles inspire artistic expression. These artists each take on the sad, forgotten, mundane aspects of existence and turn then into various artistic practices: works on paper, text, installation, video and photography." -- 'The Radness in the Sadness' co-curator Sara S. Wallach