Berkshire County Places

The Bekshires has been named one of the top 10 places in the world to live by National Geographic Magazine.  We have more art attractions than any other vacation spot in the country. The winter is not as busy as most of the big attractions are closed. we do have a lot of winter sports and snowshoeing through the woods is always a treat. Come see for yourself.

Home of Edith Warton last May 2010 Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a tightly controlled society known as “Old New York” at a time when women were discouraged from achieving anything beyond a proper marriage. Wharton broke through these strictures to become one of America’s greatest writers. Author of The Age of Innocence, Ethan Frome, and The House of Mirth, she wrote over 40 books in 40 years, including authoritative works on architecture, gardens, interior design, and travel. Essentially self-educated, she was the first woman awarded:

Berkshire County restaurants offering special winter deals – MassLive.com

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MassLive.comBerkshire County restaurants offering special winter dealsMassLive.comMany Berkshire County restaurants offer special deals and special menus to attract winter business, and most every eatery from Great Barrington to North Adams is going …

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Travel Website Ranks Berkshires #1 in Romantic Christmas Destinations – TWC News

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TWC NewsTravel Website Ranks Berkshires #1 in Romantic Christmas DestinationsTWC NewsWhen it comes to the most romantic places to spend the holidays, none of them to Berkshire County. At least according to travel website Impulcity, which, this week, …

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We’re proud to be Berkshire County’s Green Collision Center! http://ow.ly/FX0tE

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Berkshire County MA Berkshires Farm Home with +100 acres

Berkshires New England Farm home immaculately kept, oak hardwood floors, sun porch, enclosed back porch, 3 BRs, one full bath and one 1/2 bath, southern expo…

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History of the Town of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Mass

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BITS 2014: Berkshire County | Cinema Axis

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In Berkshire County there are two types of monsters roaming around, but identifying which one is more dangerous is the tricky part. The first are the conventional knife wielding masked individuals that are common in slasher …Read more …

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Begun in June of 2012 by Berkshire County blogger, writer and mom Kelly Bevan McIlquham, Berkshire Family Focus is your one-stop source for family activities, events and more in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Read more …

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Berkshire County Official: Disappointed, But Optimistic Of Plans To Locate Train Assembly Plant In Springfield. by: Kari Njiiri October 21, 2014. A Berkshire County official says he’s disappointed the region lost a bid to build hundreds of subway ..

Berkshire County MA Berkshires Farm Home with +100 acres

Berkshires New England Farm home immaculately kept, oak hardwood floors, sun porch, enclosed back porch, 3 BRs, one full bath and one 1/2 bath, southern expo…

Harlem Shake Berkshire County Dance Company Youth (BCDCY) and Vanquish Entertaiment

Lift Off Dance Festival 2013: 2nd March – 21 April South Hill Park, Bracknell www.bcdcy.org.uk www.vanquishent.com www.southhillpark.org.uk. Read more …

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Greylock and the community raised over $12,000 to support food banks in Berkshire County, the BCAC, The People’s… http://t.co/PzTdMuHGjr

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The Mount – Lenox, MA

Home of American novelist, Edith Wharton.

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Terpsichore in the Berkshires


With more than 300 happenings this summer 200 of which are free — Jacobs Pillow in Becket is the place to experience dance in the Berkshires. In our latest webisode, host Carrie Saldo dons dance attire and joins in the fun

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The Berkshires: Mountains of Music


The Boston Symphony Orchestra is all tuned up at its summer home. Only in the Berkshires webisode host Carrie Saldo hits the high notes of Tanglewood and the many other music festivals and concerts in the Berkshires. Her harmonious journey continues in Lenox at Stonover Farm and La Terrazza Restaurant.

National Geographic has put the Berkshires on the top 10 places to live in the world, so I guess it’s a good place to visit.

 

A visit to Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, MA — September 2011. A quick peek at the barn animals. The afternoon reminded me of one of my favorite children’s stories, The Big Red Barn. (Sorry for the poor quality of the video. I took it with my phone.)

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Mount Greylock,massachusetts and a mining operation!


A mining operation below mount greylock,Adams,massachusetts.

 

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Mount Greylock has been refurbished and new roads are added,It’s areal pleasure taking the drive. everything is sprused up and looks great.
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Berkshires, My favorite places Old Fashion Candy Store

Want a Feeling of going into an Old Fashion Berkshires Candy Store?

One of The Berkshires Treasures for shopping is Charles H. Baldwin & Sons.
It is located at 1 Center Street in West Stockbridge, MA 01226.

When we found the store a few years ago it was like bringing out the child in us again. It’s an old fashion candy store, with lots of good candies and they make and sell their own homemade flavoring oils, spices and extracts. They sell unique gifts that you don’t see in the big stores in the shopping malls. The service was excellent – the owner was proud to tell us about the history of Charles H. Baldwin & Sons. The store was established in 1888 and is still run by the Baldwin family.

This shop is very original, you won’t find the run of the mill stuff here. They have a great selection of inexpensive funny little toys and gifts, they are great for Christmas stockings.
They even have a photobooth machine that we had fun with.

This year when we go back we will take a video to put on this site so if you can’t have the experience of actually shopping at Charles H. Baldwin & Son’s you can see what a great store it is by watching our video. And if you want to place an order for extracts, Table & Maple Syrup, baking supplies, flavoring oils or spices you can go to their website.
www.baldwinextracts.com

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Berkshire Bird Paradise helps with a cockfighting rescue

Fighting Cock Rescued, August 6, 2010

News from Deputy Majority Leader Senator Jeff Klein

Representing Bronx and Westchester Counties

KLEIN SECURES NEW HOME FOR ROOSTER RESCUED FROM COCKFIGHT

Bird to be Delivered to Recovery Sanctuary

BRONX, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Friday that he has secured a safe, long term home for an abused rooster recently rescued from a South Bronx cockfight. The owner of the Hollywood Haircuts barber shop on City Island has been rehabilitating and caring for the rooster, Coco, since his rescue earlier this year. Following the press conference, Klein’s office delivered the rooster to its new home at the Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary in Petersburg, NY.

“Cockfights are an abusive and horrendous practice that has no place in the Bronx or anywhere else in this city. I am extremely pleased that we were able to find a good home for this rooster where he can live safely while becoming reacquainted with other birds in a natural and healthy habitat,” said State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester).

Klein’s office was first contacted in July by a concerned City Island resident who noticed a rooster running around in the street in front of the Hollywood Haircuts barber shop on City Island Avenue. The resident was troubled by the animal’s noise level and the safety threat it posed to drivers. Klein’s office immediately reached out to the barber shop to determine why it was letting a farm animal loose on a public street. Alex Mullokandov, an employee at the shop, had the answer.

“The ASPCA recovered five of these guys, and so I got one that was really, really sick. I know a lot about birds from growing up in Russia, so I recovered him and he’s now healthy and looking beautiful. I want him to be on a farm,” said Alex Mullokandov of Hollywood Haircuts.

According to Mullokandov, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) rescued five roosters from a cock fighting operation in the South Bronx earlier this year. While Mullokandov was caring for Coco temporarily, he was not able to keep it permanently in his apartment or the shop. Klein’s office stepped in began reaching out to area farms to find the rooster a home.

Upon learning of the rooster, Riverdale resident Isabelle Weisinger immediately called Klein’s office to let them know about the Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary. Weisinger became familiar with the sanctuary a few years ago when a bird in her neighborhood was in need of a new home.

“We have a very large sanctuary with birds from all over the world. When the rooster arrives, we will make sure the he is compatible with other birds and we will gradually introduce him to them. We have had cockfighting roosters brought to us before, and they have done very well.,” said Pete Dubacher, owner of the Berkshire Bird Paradise Sanctuary.

To report animal cruelty, contact the New York City ASPCA at (212) 876-7700.

August 6, 2010

CONTACT: Gwen Rocco

718-822-2049/410-440-5808

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The Country Fair Weekend at Hancock Shaker Village


A panorama taken of the grounds of Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA, during their annual Country Fair and Crafts Weekend, September, 2007. Howland Homestead Farm exhibited Randall calves at the event.

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Music Review: Starlight bathes Ozawa Hall

Music Review: Starlight bathes Ozawa Hall
LENOX – Resplendent in a floral- design silk dress, Audra McDonald sustained her reputation Sunday night as a leading Broadway actress, American songbook vocalist and star performer with major orchestras and opera companies.

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The Berkshires: Green and Sustainable

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Hancock Shaker Village Movie


Hancock Shaker Village video tour, well worth watching even if you know all about it.

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