Monday, July 15, 2024

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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Lots of acreage, lots of privacy! – Part 2

A second installment of properties for your own private retreat!

Lots of acreage, lots of privacy!

Perfect properties for getting away from it all!

REVIEW: ‘Curve of Departure’ at Chester Theatre composes family relations with simple elegance

Plot details would be spoilers; what “Curve of Departure” is really about is how we negotiate the future unknown.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre’s ‘Curve of Departure’ a terrific depiction of 21st-century families

Filled with small details, the play ultimately moved the full-house audience to tears and sighs of relief.

Time is of the essence: A call for intergenerational innovation and justice

How will we, as a community of creative, thoughtful and diversely capable individuals, respond to the circumstances at hand? How will we invest in a greener, healthier, more equitable future?

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s monotonous ‘On the Exhale’ lacks intensity

It's a story that moves people but never really gets to where it should be.

Bits & Bytes: Swing dancing at Dewey Hall; ‘Springside After Dark’; health lecture at Fairview; ‘Gem of the Valley’

'Nutritional Strategies to Treat Acid Reflux' will include the impact of diet on acid reflux and also cover foods that are helpful and those to avoid.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s ‘Now Circa Then’ a very timely, touching play

Talent triumphs in this dizzying double existence, and the play succeeds to amuse us even as the inevitable creeps onto the stage while we watch.

100 years of Berkshires’ railroading: What will the next century bring?

In 1919, trolley cars are in operation from Hoosick Falls, N.Y., to Bennington, Vt., and Williamstown, North Adams, Pittsfield, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington, Mass., and Canaan, Conn.

Keep east-west rail on track

Western Mass leaders and activists need to unite around passenger rail service. We propose formation of a Western Mass Rail Coalition to create the united front necessary to ensure that MassDOT understands the needs of our large region of the Commonwealth.

Business Briefs: Lifetime achievement award for Packer; new play program at Chester Theatre Company; grant for Berkshire Humane Society; Meczywor named Balance Rock partner

This marks the first commission in what the organization sees as a new artistic initiative to consistently develop original works that will appear on its stage and have life in other theaters beyond western Massachusetts.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s ‘The Aliens’ is pitch-perfect, impeccably rhythmed production

The play progresses on subtly revealed aspects about each character as well as carefully calibrated pacing and movement.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre’s harsh, difficult ‘The Aliens’ is well-acted, realistic

Relatively unknown, the script is a challenge to the audience and, for the most part, that challenge was met by the opening night audience.

THEATRE REVIEW: Stellar production of ‘Mary’s Wedding’ by Chester Theatre Company is romantically enveloping

Overall, the 89 minutes of this play never lose a bit of impact in this stellar production.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Skeleton Crew’ creates unique opportunity to learn while appreciating art

The director's sewing machine has created a seamless garment of humanity on the Dorset stage.

THEATRE REVIEW: Astonishingly original ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ a multi-facted query of mortality

The play appears plotless, but is anchored by the most classical narrative structure—conflict underpins everything that happens.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.