Commissions rolled in and Thomas Cole was able to afford a summer studio in Catskill on the west bank of the Hudson (his home, a National Historic Site, is an hour’s drive due west of Great Barrington on Route 23).
She taught church school, was a tutor at the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center; and was on the board of directors for the historical society and Berkshire Sanctuaries, where she was also a field guide and gatekeeper.
We made a beeline for the Liberty Bell, a must-see since Kay had spent much of the summer studying history at the National History Academy in Middleburg, Virginia. Well-guarded and well-run, we meandered through on our own and then headed to Independence Hall.
As we once again find our nation splitting apart on the issues of immigration, and of racial bias, we must acknowledge our original sins: the theft of the land from Native Americans; the forced enslavement of Africans brought to enrich the privileged white Colonists, our Founding Fathers.
Led by senior Lucy Doren, about 20 Monument students created a survey to distribute to fellow students, broke up into small groups and began imagining a design crafted around a core schedule, natural lighting, an enclosed courtyard, break-out spaces and more space for the school’s growing career and vocational technical education program.
She met Merrill Grant, a budding TV producer, and they formed a close working relationship that lasted more than 40 years, until his death in 2015. Their organization produced such hits as “Kate and Allie,” “That’s Incredible” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.”
“As a parent, and someone who’s worked with young people who are at risk, I’m very concerned with how we protect young people from marijuana. We know that marijuana is devastating for developing brains. If your kids get drunk before school, you’re going to notice. But if they’re smoking marijuana, it’s a lot harder to tell.” –Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington
Taking its name from Du Bois poem “Children of the Moon,” which appeared in Du Bois’ book “Darkwater” in 1920, the event is part of a larger three-day program that brings students together for an exploration of Du Bois’ life, work and legacy.
Entire communities within the cities through which the railroad system operated were founded by migrants from many countries. With thanks to “The American’s Book,” many of the progeny of those migrants rose to prominence in business, industry, and government.
Linda Barbadoro spends close to 90 days on the road each year, covering a circuit of more than 30 craft shows, music festivals and more obscure gatherings—think garlic festivals and asparagus festivals—which equates to more than a full-time job.
“It’s about recording those ‘aha!’ moments, those flashes of recognition for younger family members to better understand who they themselves are, why they do what they do, the spark that started it all, and how it passes down through the generations.” — Mark Farrell
Tom was the production manager for the Mike Douglas Show and a television account executive in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was recognized as a broadcast pioneer and was also active in the Christian Business Men’s Committee.
If you think of our country as Christian and sober, it is probably because you are more familiar with our later history. Taverner Root in Lenox was hauled into court when his customers, well-lubricated, were found dancing on tables, singing and shouting.