8 Family-Friendly Farms for Pumpkin Pickin’ in Western MA

Oct 21 2018
QUESTION AND ANSWERS Where’s a good place to pick pumpkins with the kids in Western MA? Patricia McCarthy Krutiak recommends, “Whitney’s Farm Stand. Route 8. Cheshire, MA.” (Berkshire Co.) Heather Dunham Katsoulis recommends, “Westview Farms Creamery in Monson (Hampden Co.); Austin Brothers Valley Farm in Belchertown (Hampshire Co.); and Fletcher Farm in Southampton (Hampshire Co.). [continue reading]

Best Of Mass Tacos: Bueno Y Sano and El Patron take early leads in time for Cinco de Mayo

May 4 2016
cinco de mayoThursday is Cinco de Mayo! Let’s celebrate by finding out which taco spot is in the lead after the first full day of voting. See a place that’s new to you? Hop in the car and go see what it’s all about!
Western Mass. contest – Bueno Y Sano is in first place, followed by [continue reading]

High Tech Planetarium Takes Us to the Stars

Oct 8 2015
Milham Planetarium at Williams College is an incredible high-tech resource for Western Mass. Astronomy students in the area always seem to want to open up the planets for the rest of us. All through the Fall they will host free shows for the general public. There is something scientifically hypnotic about a planet show, and [continue reading]

Graveyards Inspire Curiosity and Learning in October

Oct 1 2014
Rich with community history, cemeteries across western Massachusetts offer families a variety of rich learning experiences this fall. From gravestone rubbings to tours of historic burying grounds, there are many ways in which families can tap into the knowledge buried amongst the graves. [continue reading]

6th Annual Geography Expo Supports Self-Directed Learning

Mar 5 2014
The 6th Annual Geography Expo is an intergenerational geography fair featuring the work of students from all school choices throughout Berkshire County and beyond. It’s free to participate and open to all, taking place on Wednesday evening, April 2nd, at the Berkshire Atheaneum in Pittsfield, MA. Want to participate? Pick your country, state or region, [continue reading]

The Popover: Featured Holiday Recipe from The Red Lion Inn

Dec 8 2013
Brian Alberg, Executive Chef at The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, shares his recipe for Rosemary Popovers, a pastry that is rich in history and delicious at any meal. Read about the history of the popover, and it’s predecessor, Yorkshire pudding, and print out Brian’s recipe to cook up for your family dinner tonight!
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Butterfly House Sets Flight in the Berkshires

Aug 14 2013
Project Native in the Berkshires has a new Native Butterfly House! This new addition will serve as a terrific community-based educational resource to help children and visitors understand the connection between butterflies and our native landscape here in Western MA. Pair a visit with a trip to Magic Wings in South Deerfield and the Springfield [continue reading]

7 Places to Downhill Ski in Western MA this Weekend!

Feb 9 2013
MA Office of Travel & Tourism Gives a Round-up of Skiing in Western MA Post Nemo! For those of you with cabin fever, Western MA ski areas have good news! They have fresh snow, and lots of it. With most mountains reporting at least a foot of fresh powder, there’s still time to get a few runs in [continue reading]

Fashion from the Gilded Age: A Local History

Feb 6 2013
The Kimball-Salisbury Women: Chicago to Tor Court Local History & Fashion from the Gilded Age Arrowhead in Pittsfield, MA Learn about the Gilded Age’s local influence at the Berkshire Historical Society at Arrowhead!  The historical society is hosting an exhibit of items and artifacts from the lavish time period, including exquisite gowns worn by and [continue reading]

4 Winter Celebrations to Shake the Cold Away

Jan 30 2013
Winter Festivals Warm Up Western MA Celebrates The coldest, bleakest stretch of winter upon us – and it’s time to celebrate! With the coming of February comes a host of community winter celebrations and festivals of all kinds, offering families a chance to enjoy time outside, try new foods, learn about cultural traditions, support local [continue reading]

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