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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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.
Sunday, 31 Jul 2016 - “We’re still us, we’re just moving! We are grateful to our customers who have launched us and created the Fuel community; we are but the facilitators [of this next phase].” --- Robin Curletti
Friday, 29 Jul 2016 - Just as Dorothy must step out of Kansas in order to come of age, so must we all step out of our proverbial comfort zones if we are to grow as individuals and, ultimately, a community.
Monday, 18 Jul 2016 - The mission of Flying Cloud Institute, serving over 3,500 students in schools throughout Berkshire County, is to inspire young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences that ignite creativity.
Friday, 17 Jun 2016 - The 26 cast members of The Sandisfield Players will travel from the rural enclave of Sandisfield, Massachusetts to the famed Minack Theatre, a 750 seat open-air amphitheater that juts into the Atlantic Ocean.
Saturday, 11 Jun 2016 - The second SoCo location is a nice complement to the existing scoop shop on Railroad Street, consistent with the values of the company to provide “healthful, self-indulgent treats.”
Friday, 27 May 2016 - When it comes to raising a community of proficient readers, it takes a village.
Sunday, 15 May 2016 - Saint James Place, adjacent to the Great Barrington Town Hall and a scant block from the Mahaiwe Theater, stands to transform this southernmost section of downtown into a mini arts district.
Monday, 2 May 2016 - With each movement, integration abounds and, unbeknownst to these little dancers, they are building a foundation for life. The intellectual, creative and social-emotional benefits are endless.