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Sophisticated Contemporary in Lenox

Mary Jane White and Brandon White of Cohen+White Associates offer you easy living and sleek perfection in the Gleneagles private association, right next door to Cranwell Reort, Spa and Golf Club!

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire road trip! Part II

Lenox is known as a Gilded Age resort and many of the mansions are restored and open.

CONNECTIONS: Culture in the country, culture in the city

The Sketch Club was founded by Berkshire native and Great Barrington attorney William Cullen Bryant. With friends, Bryant transformed the Sketch Club into the Century Association.

Business Briefs: Fairview employee awards; CDCSB video grant challenge; Berkshire United Way Leadership Reception; perfect compliance score for CHP; new Community ReStart program director

Through Monday, June 25, CDCSB is asking members of the community to share its new, 30-second “Help Us Afford to Live Here” video on Facebook.

Bits & Bytes: Lenox Rhubarb Festival; LGBTQ Dance Party and Cabaret; ‘Calder in Conversation;’ local edibles walk and talk

Only in My Dreams Events will present the third annual Dance Party and Cabaret celebration of Pride Month and the diversity of LGBTQ culture in the Berkshires.

Sophisticated contemporary tucked away in the Gleneagles Estate enclave

One of seven private homes on the Gleneagles Estate, this home gives you all that the adjacent Cranwell Resort has to offer but shelters you from the bustle of the resort. Minutes from Lenox and Stockbridge, too.

CONNECTIONS: A Nor’easter and the lamentable tale of Ezra Blossom

For more than 30 years, Blossom and his family lived well and prospered in Lenox -- until 1814.

THEATRE REVIEW: The Capitol Steps – What to Expect When You’re Electing

Ninety minutes with this group can easily make your summer entertainment in the Berkshires a very worthwhile time spent laughing at the situations that could have us all moving to Canada.

Bits & Bytes: Live on the Lake; CHP dental clinic; the Capitol Steps at Cranwell; stargazing workshop; ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ preview; Pittsfield Garden...

CHP dentists Dr. Lina Bermudez and Dr. Minwood Jang will conduct exams and offer fluoride treatments for children up to age 16; those over 16 will receive an oral exam only.

Business Briefs: ½ TIX program; Nonprofit Center’s workshop series; Berkshire Co-Op, GoodWorks Insurance to help local charities

Now celebrating its 15th year, ½ TIX offers half-priced cultural event tickets to residents and visitors throughout the Berkshires.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire ‘cottages,’ then and now

The size of these Gilded Age estates helped create South County’s unique beauty and semi-rural character. For a video tour of the cottages, go to the end of the article.

CONNECTIONS: Blantyre and the future of Berkshire ‘cottages’

Blantyre is a true restoration in that it can transport the guest back in time. But now this Berkshire Cottage is on the market. Will it -- can it -- be acquired by someone who respects its original architecture and does not demand density for profitability?

Bits & Bytes: ‘Forgotten Farms’ at BIFF; Hotel California at the Colonial; ‘From Hard Rock to Hospitality;’ Tom Lee workshop; Library Challenge

New England’s dairy farmers remain the backbone of the region’s agriculture but fight for survival in an age of artisan cheese and kale.

CONNECTIONS: Berkshire liaisons, Part III: Theodore Tilton v. Henry Ward Beecher

Beecher preached that love was the basis of religious experience and that God would forgive all sins. For the last decade, there were rumors that he practiced what he preached.

Connections: Cranwell, iconic Berkshire ‘cottage,’ on the block — again

This sale of Cranwell will be the tenth in a series, and it will not be the last. It is not the first attempt to turn an epitome of indulgence – a Berkshire Cottage -- into a profit center. It is not the first attempt to change a building symbolic of another age into something useful in this age.

Smooth sailing for Elm Court resort at Lenox ZBA hearing

"Gilded Age estates are the Berkshires. They are the distinguishing characteristic of our region, like the great country homes of England." -- Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director and CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum "Restoring Elm Court in this way is like embalming a corpse. It's a trade off, more than a fair trade." -- Gregory Whitehead, speaking for the Old Stockbridge Road Neighborhood Association
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