Art Ames

Art Ames has lived in Great Barrington for a lucky 13 years, and acts as the General Manager of Berkshire Co-op Market, a natural foods cooperative, also here in Great Barrington. An avid fan of all things cultural, Art also writes music reviews and articles for Elmore Magazine,and you can find him on the radio on Sunday and Monday nights, hosting a music show on WBCR in G.B. and WXOJ in Northampton respectively. And advocate for community engagement,civility and good old-fashioned common sense, he still manages to inexplicably be a slightly fanatical Red Sox fan, and for better or worse, has an opinion on just about everything.+
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Andrew D. Blechman

Andrew Blechman is a former Great Barrington selectman and member of the Finance Committee. He is the author of two nationally reviewed books for Grove Atlantic, and has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian magazine, The Atlantic, among other publications. His pup, Gingersnap, a wolverine-honey badger mix, is perfect in every way.+
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Amber Chand

Amber Chand’s mission to inspire, support and encourage others to live from a place of enlivened authenticity has led her to her work as a performer, author, visionary life/business coach, and global entrepreneur. Through her signature coaching program, “The Hero/Heroine’s Journey: Creating Your Brave, New Story,” she works with individuals who are going through a time of deep transition. Through her Global Journeys initiative, she offers a guided journey for women to the foothills of the Himalayas and India. Amber’s work has been recognized in a variety of media including Marie Claire, Kosmos, Oprah and Inc. Magazine. She lives in Great Barrington.+
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Alan Chartock

Alan Chartock is the president and chief executive officer of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate, a position he has held since 1981. He was professor of political science at SUNY New Paltz and was a professor emeritus of communications at the State University of New York; and executive publisher and project director for the Legislative Gazette, a weekly newspaper staffed by college intern reporters covering New York state government.+
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Anne Dwyer

A foodie to the soul. I've been destination eating since I was seventeen (I won't tell how long that journey has been). It has taken me as far as Australia and as close as my best friend's mother's kitchen. I have a degree in Pastry Arts and operated my own bakery for more than a decade. I do love my sugar, but have my chops from kitchens in Cambridge, New York, Providence and right here in the tri-county area. Please enjoy my thoughts and may them inspire you to order a dish you've never tasted.+
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Anthony Ehrlich

Anthony Ehrlich lived in Pittsfield, Dalton, Lenox, and Lanesboro and worked for GE Ordnance for twenty-two years before transferring to Florida. He met and wooed his wife, then a rosy-cheeked German girl, on South Mountain. Their four children were all born in Pittsfield hospitals and learned downhill skiing there. Two of them have since moved back with their families after living all over the U.S. He ushered at Tanglewood, was a member of the Town Players of Pittsfield, and was on the Planning Board in Lanesboro. He has many friends as well as family there, maintains strong ties to the County, and visits often, most recently seeing the Winter Lights at Naumkeag and Laurie Anderson’s virtual reality exhibition at Mass MoCA. He currently works as a farm hand on another daughter’s small, commercial, organic farm in Barberville, Florida. He enjoys photography, the arts in general, and is an active environmentalist.+
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Aaron Fernando

Aaron Fernando is the Development and Communications Director at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. He is also a freelance writer focusing on grassroots movements, economic history, and monetary reform and a regular contributor to Shareable; Green Living Magazine in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Lanka Monthly Digest (LMD) in Colombo, Sri Lanka.​+
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Andrew Flint

Andrew Flint has contributed as much writing to humor sites as he has to news publications. He began tagging along with his father, Charles, to antique shows, auctions, antique bottle digs, and historical society meetings as soon as he learned how to talk, which is most of what he's done since. He lives in Stockbridge, in the shadow of the former Shaggy Dog Studios.+
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Adam Gudeon

Adam Gudeon is an author and illustrator of books for children. He lives with his family in Great Barrington. His next book, "Bedtime at Bessie and Lil's" (Boyds Mills) will be available March 3, 2015.+
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Allen Harris

Allen Harris is the founder, CEO and CIO of Berkshire Money Management based in Dalton, Massachusetts. He is a Certified Exit Planner, Certified Value Builder and Certified Business Valuation Specialist, and specializes in working with business owners intending to accelerate their growth and/or transition. Harris is also the author of 'Build It, Sell It, Profit: Taking Care of Business Today to Get Top Dollar When You Retire,' publishes the Berkshire Business Confidence Index, and hosts the BMM Business Roundtable. He built and sold his previous business, the Navigator Newsletters Group, a financial publication with 16,000 paid subscribers (one of the five largest of its era). Beyond his professional work, Harris is passionate about the well-being of animals. He is an avid supporter of spay and neuter efforts and animal rescue. Additionally, he is a strong advocate for both economic revitalization and the arts in the Berkshires, including First Fridays Artswalk, Shakespeare in the Park, Alchemy Initiative, Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and other nonprofit organizations.+
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A. J. Kohlhepp

A.J. Kohlhepp teaches and coaches at Berkshire School. He is currently working on a history of urban squash in America.+
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Andrew Joffe

ANDREW JOFFE is an actor director, playwright, radio producer and award-winning poet and opera librettist. He has written and produced two radio series on NPR: Visit New Grimston, Anyway and Jazzplay. He has directed many plays and world premiere operas, and has appeared on stages throughout the region.+
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