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.
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 - “I love the ability (of BIFF) to bring all different types of film to Great Barrington; it enriches the culture of the town and enriches our experience of the world.” -- Jane Iredale
Inspired by author Barbara Bonner, Railroad Street Youth Project installs a community ‘Courage Wall’
Sunday, 28 May 2017 - “It takes a lot of courage to be a young person today. They are growing up in a time when young people are faced daily with uncertainty in an economically, environmentally and politically precarious world.” -- Railroad Street Youth Project Executive Director Ananda Timpane
Monday, 22 May 2017 - She uses the word "gritty" to describe the space and the process where she can be found working on 10 to 15 pieces at any given time.
Friday, 19 May 2017 - Bonner will be signing copies of her book at the Chatham (N.Y.) Bookstore on Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m.; on Saturday, May 20, she will be at the Millbrook (N.Y.) Literary Festival.
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - This “play for voices,” populated by some of the best-loved characters in literature, is thought to juxtapose the wonder of Thomas’ childhood with the stark realities of World War II.
Sunday, 14 May 2017 - While I had plenty to worry about, I could rest assured, because of ObamaCare, knowing that my daughter Cora would not face discrimination due to her pre-existing condition; I did not fear her being denied treatment coverage. At that time, seven years ago, I didn't have to worry about Trumpcare stripping my family of the ability to deal with a potentially debilitating diagnosis.
Saturday, 6 May 2017 - There is a transcendent quality to his themes, one that delineates the continuum in life rather than the specific entries and exits, beginnings and endings.
Thursday, 4 May 2017 - Koffman’s Pop-Up Paper Doodles are small scale, intimate, colored pencil and micron pen doodles, cut with an x-acto blade. The opening reception: Friday, May 4, 4-7 p.m., Deb Koffman's Artspace, 137 Front St., Housatonic, Mass.
Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - "My values have remained consistent: honor equity over equality, teach explicitly, and create an environment that encourages empathy and social justice.” --- Alison Fisher, faculty member at Monument Valley Regional Middle School
‘Berkshire Borscht Belt, the Catskills to Sandisfield,’ celebrating the Jewish farm community at the Sandisfield Arts Center
Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 - Historian and Sandisfield resident, Ron Bernard, paints a sketch of “the fascinating and improbable saga of the original ‘colony’ of very poor Russian immigrants who were sponsored to Sandisfield -- of all places -- by a European philanthropist Baron Maurice DeHirsch.”
Saturday, 22 Apr 2017 - On Monday morning, when the Class of 2017 returns to Monument Mountain Regional High School following April break for the final push before graduation, senior Kira Payer will be waking up in the Netherlands or possibly driving across Germany representing Team USA in the final installment of the Junior Women’s Nations Cup.
Monday, 17 Apr 2017 - The School’s Phase I expansion has allowed for six mixed-age classrooms and an overall capacity of 140 students.
Thursday, 13 Apr 2017 - The newly renovated Saint James Place, the cultural center situated at the southern entrance to Main Street, is proud to bring the Curtis Institute of Music to the Berkshires.
Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 - The Mahaiwe has hosted more than 17,000 students from 57 schools since the program began. “Our goal is to share these performing arts experiences, engage students with their own unlimited potential, unleash their imaginations, and inspire their spirits.” -- Beryl Jolly, executive director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Friday, 7 Apr 2017 - The new state-of-the-art learning commons and the dedicated music room intentionally balance a comprehensive, challenging curriculum with the culture and spirit of the Berkshires.
Monday, 3 Apr 2017 - Miller is working with the teachers at Muddy Brook elementary school in a workshop addressing how to infuse mindfulness skills into the classroom.
Saturday, 1 Apr 2017 - Tracy Seckler and her husband, Dr. Benjy Seckler, founded Charley’s Fund in 2004. Since that time they have raised more than $36 million to combat the leading genetic killer of boys in the world, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 - “Eighty years after Edith Wharton’s death, we continue to live in a time where “society is imposing restrictions and conventions on women.” -- Edith Wharton Writer-in-Residence Christene Barberich
Friday, 24 Mar 2017 - “Hidden Figures is a history lesson, a math and science lesson, a social lesson, a moral and ethical lesson, and [the Monument community] came together to share these lessons.” -- MMRHS Principal Marianne Young
Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 - Saint James Place is providing the space to the People’s Pantry at no cost. The pantry is staffed by seven teams of volunteers — four church teams, two synagogue teams, and one community team — that take turns working every Thursday.
Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 - Development and marketing of a book proposal, based on true crime stories -- in which the student authors explore actual crimes -- was the basis of MacLean’s workshop.
Thursday, 9 Mar 2017 - Using African dance and drumming as a vehicle to explore the concepts of folklore and storytelling came via a talented group of educators from Berkshire Pulse, an organization dedicated to building and strengthening community life through diverse and accessible programming.
Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 - “It all started with the trees,” Fuel Coffeeshop co-owner Robin Curletti says, half joking, of the veritable downtown shuffle that was heralded by the controversial removal of the 35-year-old Bradford pear trees lining Main Street.
Saturday, 4 Mar 2017 - Beth Regulbuto is currently serving as the Associate Superintendent of Schools with the Hampden-Wilbraham School District. She will assume her new post in July.
Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 - “Marianne has stepped into challenging issues including heated conversations about drug and substance use and abuse, race, gender identity and equity. She’s made room for her students, colleagues, parents and community to discuss, reflect and grow.” -- BHRSD Superintendent Peter Dillon
Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017 - “The historic and cultural value of the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church cannot be overstated.” -- Dan Bolognani, executive director of Housatonic Heritage
Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016 - Deb Koffman’s gallery space in Housatonic, a literal space in which she got over her own fears, has become a gift to the community. She hosts IWOW (In Words, Out Words) on the first Tuesday of each month and she teaches mindfulness drawing classes on Saturday mornings.
Sunday, 18 Dec 2016 - Sally Harris is serving for the third time on the Salvation Army National Advisory Board. When asked what motivates her, she replies, “Hanging around people with the most positive outlooks despite their struggles is a real joy.”
Saturday, 26 Nov 2016 - The publication is targeted to the individual who might support any of the County’s more than 900 nonprofits by donating funds or volunteering time.
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
Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 - A convivial atmosphere, friendly staff and bucolic, grassy grounds overlooking a bend in the Housatonic River made the Riverbend Cafe establishment a popular gathering spot for locals and tourists alike.
Thursday, 15 Sep 2016 - Since opening its doors, Berkshire HorseWorks has provided services to nearly 300 clients, most of whom are suffering from mental and behavioral challenges. On Saturday, September 17, Berkshire HorseWorks will host the first annual “Horses and Hikers for Healing” event.