Sunday, May 26, 2024

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Susan Bachelder

Susan P. Bachelder is a resident of South Egremont. She is presently the Chair of the Egremont Historical Commission, and serves on the Egremont Green Committee and the Alford/Egremont Cultural Council. She is an English text editor, and historian who takes special interest in the South Egremont Village School and the loss of cursive handwriting from the Common Core Curriculum.

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HVAL brings a Renaissance perspective to the Berkshires

Sheffield -- The Housatonic Valley Art League will host a conversation with Anthony Baus on the growing interest in realism in contemporary art on...

POEM: The Homeless of Paris

A poem mourning the loss of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

Star Date: Nox and Sol, celebrating the Fall Equinox

Of course we know the science now, and intellectually we know that neither LUX nor NOX succeeds in overwhelming the other in this annual dance while we celebrate our harvests, but there is always something a bit unnerving about this gradual descent into twilight.

Housatonic Valley Art League continues its ‘A Sunday Afternoon With Art’ series

The 1936 movie "Rembrandt" will remind us of how the light of the silver screen is still used to create art.

Housatonic Valley Art League: ‘A Sunday Afternoon With Art’

The Housatonic Valley Art League kicks off a series of curated art films this Sunday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m.

Black is the new white

As more and more white structures around the region are being painted black, can we call this color traditional? Is black the new white? And if so why?

Berkshire Baedekers needed for those aging in place

As we age and our houses age, where can we look for the help that will let us stay here for the duration?

STAR DATE: ‘How high the moon’

Thanks to Henrietta Leavitt we now know that our Milky Way is just one of billions of galaxies in the universe and how far from us they all are. 

Lights out at Earth Hour!

The Vernal Equinox falls on Sunday, March 20, at 12:30 a.m. But on Saturday, March 19, at 8:30 p.m., it's Earth Hour, from 8:30 to 9:30. Turn off lights, step out, and look up!

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Remarkable Women of New England’: Personal heroics in wartorn Colonial America

In "Remarkable Women" Carole Owens is able to extrapolate from the formal and often obscure language of court documents and legal filings, the rough and tumble times of illicit sex, greed, land grabbing lawyers, and powerful oligarchies.

Richard III: Debunking the myth with the bones

Richard III has been portrayed as an evil hunchback who murdered his nephews and took the throne by duplicity and murder. Until now.
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