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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

CONNECTIONS: Christmas — as we know it — began in Stockbridge

Christmas as we know it—the trees and wreaths, bells and caroling, gifts and good food—is a 19th-century invention. The authors, literally, of the modern celebration were a Stockbridge spinster and a German immigrant: Catharine Sedgwick and Charles Follen.

CONNECTIONS: Puritans banned Christmas, Stockbridge restored it

The road from outlawing the celebration of Christmas to Christmas as we know it was a long one: 207 years from 1659 to 1856.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

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