Flying Free at Mt. Brace

The yearning to be as free as a bird and to soar on wings in the sky has been with humankind since the dawn of time. One of the best-known legends about that lure – and the danger inherent in its pursuit – is that of the ancient Greek father and son, Daedalus and Icarus. […]

By |2024-06-03T11:46:36-04:00May 31st, 2024|Featured Article|

Flying Cloud Turns 40

This year, Flying Cloud Institute, based in Great Barrington, MA, turns 40. For decades, Flying Cloud has been inspiring young people and educators through dynamic science and art experiences that ignite creativity. Main Street Magazine sat down with executive director Maria Rundle to find out more about the organization’s history and programs. 

What is Flying […]

By |2024-06-03T09:04:49-04:00May 31st, 2024|Featured Article|

The Dream That Became a Meme: Jaws at 50

51 years ago very few Americans knew much about sharks, much less about great white sharks.

All that changed in early 1974.

A first novel from a 33-year-old writer jump-started awareness of sharks to the point that many people refused to go swimming, or, in some cases, even take a bath.

The creation

The author of the novel, Peter […]

By |2024-06-13T12:38:21-04:00May 31st, 2024|Featured Article|

Brews & Blooms at Slow Fox Farm Brewery

In 2016, Matt and Miranda Mobley began their search for land in the Hudson Valley region, looking for a place where they could grow food and create a gathering place for the local community.

Matt, who grew up in Florida, was raised working on his family’s cattle ranch and in a number of restaurants they owned […]

By |2024-05-02T09:45:50-04:00May 1st, 2024|Featured Article|

Berkshire Environmental Action Team Connects Community and Nature in the Berkshires

Berkshire Environmental Action Team is a non-profit environmental justice organization based in Pittsfield, MA. BEAT began back in 2002 when founding executive director Jane Winn joined with a group of concerned citizens to protest the poorly sited building of a soccer field at Berkshire Community College. “The environmental faculty at Berkshire Community College said ‘this […]

By |2024-03-28T11:26:56-04:00March 27th, 2024|Featured Article|

Thrift 2 Fight Champions Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Thrift 2 Fight founders Jillian Reed (she/her) and Masha Zabara (they/them) were at very different points in their lives when they first started organizing pop-up thrift sales in 2020.

Jillian was still a student at Bard College, where she was in the dual-degree program studying flute in the conservatory and human rights in the college. Masha […]

By |2024-03-28T11:10:38-04:00March 27th, 2024|Featured Article|
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