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June 2021

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Didi Barrett: Championing the Hudson Valley

After almost a decade in New York State’s Assembly representing District 106, which includes parts of Dutchess and Columbia Counties, it’s easy for residents to feel as though Didi Barrett has been present for most of their lives – and in a […]

Getting Schooled at Work

I’m the Coordinator of the Career Experience Program at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) in Falls Village, CT. This initiative helps students become more career aware and expose them to opportunities to gain that awareness. In this Covid year, it’s been […]

An Off-World Incident in the Berkshires

There are times when the universe thrusts a moment upon us that possesses the capability of forever altering the course of our lives. As if thrown by some cosmic legionary, fate’s javelin can pierce a quiet life, leaving difficult choices, harsh lessons […]

Blissed in the Berkshires

I recently read a book called The New Chardonnay: The Unlikely Story of How Marijuana Went Mainstream, by Heather Cabot. Essentially, the book challenges the conception by people of my age and generation, who may have experimented with marijuana and other drugs […]

Word on the street is…


After a year bereft of singing, the 30-year-old children’s chorus will reopen in September under the direction of Ryan LaBoy. When the Berkshire Children’s Chorus reconvenes to sing this September, it will be launching its 30th season and a new chapter of its history. The Board of Trustees is pleased [...]

What’s happening on a Main Street near you


IN THE HEIGHTS PG At local theaters and streaming on HBO Max (one month) If, as singer/songwriter Harry Chapin once observed, “All my life’s a circle …” then let’s begin where we end. Full circle. DON’T MISS THIS FILM! There, now that we’ve settled that, let’s give you a few of the thousand reasons to head out to a cinema near you and embrace 2 hours and 15 minutes of the most jubilant, energizing, uplifting film you’ll witness in this or any [...]

Ledgewood Kennel: A Haven for the Hudson Valley Dog

Ledgewood Kennel in Millerton, NY, is owned and operated by Chip Barrett and his wife Kirby. Barrett is a fourth-generation farmer in Dutchess County, and the couple has grown up on farms and taken care of animals all throughout their lives. This passion inspired the two to create an ideal place in the Hudson Valley for pet care and services. In founding Ledgewood, the couple responded to “a need in the area for a good, well-run pet facility,” according to Barrett. Their [...]

Baking with Olivia & Caroline

June 2021 Recipe – Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Summer has arrived and with it are fresh, seasonal fruits (and vegetables) like strawberries (and rhubarb)! With that in mind, there’s no better match for our June recipe than a can’t-go-wrong-with-this-pie… pie. Strawberry rhubarb pie is a classic, and has just the right combination of tangy and sweet. Ingredients 1 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup flour 2 cups sliced  fresh strawberries 2 cups 1” fresh rhubarb pieces 2 tbs butter 1 tbs sugar 1/4 tsp nutmeg Directions Use your [...]

Wine of the Week

It’s Pinot Again!

When the temps go up and down and your plans get turned around, there's one thing you can count on for this time of year - a light-bodied, just fruity enough dry red that can be served at room temp or chilled. That's a Pinot Noir. America's oldest winery - Brotherhood, in the Hudson Valley - makes a delicious and affordable Pinot. Here's to New York Strong. What a difference a year makes.

Deal of the Week


Sharon Privacy with Pool Beautifully sited among stone perennial gardens, this private homestead on 12.52 acres offers an In-Ground Pool and incredible Privacy abutting Audubon Society Protected land in Sharon, CT. A spacious first-floor layout is thoughtfully oriented to enjoy the ease of indoor-outdoor living with the Great Room, Kitchen, and Dining areas all leading to the back Patio, Pool, Enclosed Porch, and Gardens. A Living Room and Library at the front of the house offer quieter spaces and open [...]

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