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Selina Lamb of BIRCH Properties offers the pinnacle of Berkshires living with privacy, tranquility and modern comfort in an ideal location.

Bits & Bytes: Lights for Liberty gatherings; Aston Magna on Rubens; ‘The Tricky Part’ at Ancram Opera House; Williams College at solar eclipse in...

Guest director Richard Savino will present the music that influenced the art of Flemish Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens.

Bits & Bytes: Columbia County Fair; Festival of Books; Gregory Pardlo at Simon’s Rock; ‘Following the Ninth;’ scientists predict corona shape

Gregory Pardlo’s long-awaited memoir in essays is a meditation on fatherhood, class, education, race, addiction and ambition.

Bits & Bytes: Williams astronomer captures eclipse images; Bryant Day; National Moth Week workshop; Housatonic River cleanup; youth tennis program

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center will celebrate National Moth Week Tuesday, July 24, from 8 to 10 p.m., with a workshop about nighttime pollinators, insects and moths.

Bits & Bytes: Hurricane Harvey relief concert; Williams College professor’s photo in space; Avett Brothers movie screening; Alex Rostotsky at Turn Park

Each spacecraft contains a golden record that contains 115 photographs, greetings in many languages and samples of music. One of the photographs was taken by Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff.

EYES TO THE SKY: TODAY The Great American Eclipse, 1:23 p.m. – 3:57 p.m., peaks at 2:43 p.m.

If you don’t have the eye-protective lenses required, it will be easy to take turns watching the progress of the eclipse with someone who does because the changes are so slow that you won’t miss anything.

EYES TO THE SKY: Choose with open eyes – will you see a total or partial eclipse on August 21?

What you will see if you stay at home in the Berkshires is a partial eclipse that progresses to the crescent phase of the sun and the return to full sun.


This glorious image, a tour-de-force of 21st-century science, reveals solar dynamics crucial to our awareness of our planet in space as well as teaching us about the universe of stars beyond Earth.

EYES TO THE SKY: Williams College astronomer prepares for solar eclipse

The upcoming eclipse will be the first to span the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Fiddlefest;’ ‘Mapping the Heavens;’ Pasachoff to deliver Sigma Xi lectures; Myanmar photography exhibit

‘Fiddlefest’ at Saint James Place Great Barrington -- “Fiddlefest,” a showcase for the Curtis Institute of Music’s violin students designed by internationally acclaimed violinist Ida...

Bits & Bytes: Jayne Benjulian monologue workshop; new teachers at Steiner school; Neumann at the Millbrook Library; ‘Share Our Wisdom/Harvest Our Lives;’ preparing for...

Benjulian was director of new play development at Magic Theatre in San Francisco and chief speechwriter at Apple. She is the author of the new poetry collection “Five Sextillion Atoms.”

Bits & Bytes: Harvest of Hope; Tom Brosseau & Sean Watkins at Club Helsinki; storytelling workshop; Dan Bellow pottery classes; Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award...

Edge columnist and the Moth GrandSLAM storyteller Sheela Clary will lead participants through exercises in writing, public speaking, improv, and more.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2016; ‘Out of the Darkness;’ ‘A Sense of Place;’ nature immersion program; solar eclipse talk; ‘Overdose’ poem performance; Multicultural BRIDGE...

On August 31, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States from coast to coast for the first time in 99 years. The partially eclipsed sun will be visible from all of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with 72 percent coverage in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: Fabergé lecture at Ventfort Hall; ‘Black and Blue Plus Orange;’ Olana’s Skyscape Series; the Josh needs volunteers; Williams faculty in scientific...

The Josh Billings RunAground crosses five Berkshire County towns with a 27-mile bike ride; a 5-mile canoe, kayak, or paddleboard sprint; and a 6-mile run and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 18.

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