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Heather Meehan

Heather Meehan graduated from Simon’s Rock College in May 2014 and elected to stay in the Berkshires where she currently practices Ashtanga yoga, interns at Community Access to the Arts, acts as the writer and social media manager for Moon-in-the-Pond farm in Sheffield, and writes poetry in her spare time.

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Bard Academy: Accelerated program at Simon’s Rock for 9th, 10th graders

“Academic rigor, an emphasis on writing clearly, discussion based classrooms, accountability and community amongst peers and faculty, intellectual curiosity. Learning as FUN.” -- Kathryn Boswell, Simon’s Rock professor of anthropology, describing the curriculum of the Bard Academy for early high school students.

Lifeworks: A Zumba and Yoga studio thrives by serving young families

By transplanting and re-envisioning the child-friendly studio model she found in Israel to the Berkshires, Ilana Siegal has found her calling: “My priority is to make everyone who walks in here feel as if they are treated as full human beings.”

Finding the fun in Fair Trade: A local entrepreneur forges global connections

“I have a passion for helping women become able to support themselves and get fair wages and a source of income. Te Berkshires is a very supportive and progressive community. People here get what fair trade is." -- Sue Fish of the Women's Peace Collection
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