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Our reporter at the Venice Biennale describes a breathtaking installation based on archangels in the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore.

Business Briefs: Mahaiwe appoints Martinson; restoring Lake Mansfield; Greylock in Hudson; Menhinick joins Wild Oats; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank

Native plant species were selected to sustain the wildlife that depend on the lakeside habitat. In the spring, carefully selected grasses, sedge species and wildflowers will complete the restoration.

Dedication of the Du Bois homesite: A 50-year anniversary celebration

The original 1969 homesite dedication was deemed so controversial, in part because of Du Bois' embrace of communism late in his life, that no town officials attended the event.

‘Mayor of Main Street’ David Magadini missing in action

On the evening of July 6, Magadini, who was known to walk the streets pushing a cart containing his belongings, was reportedly struck by a minivan on South Main Street (Route 7) in the area of Ward's Nursery.

Bits & Bytes: Arbor Day at Mason Library; ‘Aladdin Jr.’ at the Colonial; ‘The Art of Costume Design in Opera’; science and engineering fair;...

Directed by Travis Daly with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover, the production features more than 100 Berkshire-area students.

Tractor Supply will fill the rest of former Kmart space; Manville Place discussion will continue Sept. 27

Now that the planning board has made a positive declaration, the selectboard, which is the special permit-granting authority, is expected to formally grant the new permit for Tractor Supply at its meeting Monday, Sept. 24.

Thomas Mead, 74, of Great Barrington

Upon retirement from Becton Dickinson, he worked for Ward’s Nursery for several years.

NATURE’S TURN: Feed your soil, sow spring edibles, plant fruits for Arbor Day

While cool weather prevails, make it a priority to plant onion sets or plantlets, shell and snap peas, lettuce, arugula, spinach and radish, all direct seeded.

Bits & Bytes: John McWhorter at Simon’s Rock; ‘Be River Smart;’ Lenox Peep Show; Monologue Night at Fuel; Arbor Day art contest

In honor of Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, the Great Barrington Tree Committee and Ward’s Nursery have announced the Arbor Day tree art contest.

NATURE’S TURN: Winter birds, animated, flock to our offerings

A commotion of flapping colors, shapes and sizes approaches and persists as birds take turns digging into the high-energy food we provide, whether the most modest or lavish spread.

NATURE”S TURN: Winter’s waffle, rustic tasks and pastimes

I’ve awoken to the realization that this is a different kind of December. What are the consequences of the abnormally warm temperatures?

Culinary Adventures: Double Decker Farm, founding member of GB Farmers Market

Their philosophy is to not grow more than they can sell. They scrutinize what sells, and if a crop does not make money, it’s dropped the next year. “With 2 ½ acres of growing land, everything has to work.”

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.