Life In the Berkshires

TRIBUTE: Betty Vigneron, steadfast steward of the environment

Thursday, Dec 7 - Betty Vigneron is a vibrant model of the ideals embraced by Lake Mansfield Alliance. Her efforts have helped to ensure that Lake Mansfield will continue to provide a place for children to wander and wonder and learn for generations to come.

NATURE’S TURN: Soup, salad, side and sweet: Garden-Grown

Monday, Dec 4 - It has been tedious sorting through garden vegetables that were either stuffed into the refrigerator or placed in a cold room when brought in from the precipitous advent of frigid temperatures and arctic winds three weeks ago.

Lost and found: Unexpected gifts

Saturday, Dec 2 - “I was on my way to the Big Y, and stopped at the crosswalk for you to walk across. I saw your wallet drop out. And I said to myself, ‘I can’t not say anything. It’s a person’s life.’ ” — Betsy Halla

Itinerant artist envisions an Earth saved by children

Thursday, Nov 30 - “I have survived by hiding -- in the woods and on the street... How do I walk a path to honor [the gifts I’ve been given]? I don’t know where to fit in.” -- Itinerant artist and songwriter Dorrie, during an interview at Construct Inc. in Great Barrington, Massachusetts