A Walk in the Woods

A ticket to experience “A Walk in the Woods” on stage at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA through September 4th is the invitation to witness a master class in acting cloaked in 2 hours of dramatic brilliance. Lee Blessing’s carefully crafted story of two arms negotiators – Andrey Botvinnick, a Russian played with unbridled […]

By |2022-08-02T16:59:41-04:00July 18th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Where the Crawdads Sing

There is a bit of irony in viewing the new film Where the Crawdads Sing in an air-conditioned New England theater. The atmosphere throughout the adaptation of the Delia Owens best-selling novel evokes a pervasive sense of being in the North Carolina marshlands. If nothing else, the entire film is quite successful in transporting us […]

By |2022-07-16T14:33:45-04:00July 16th, 2022|Main Street, Movie Reviews|

Much Ado About Nothing

There is a bit of everything in the current offering of “Much Ado About Nothing” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, playing through August 14 th in The New Spruce Theatre. In sumptuous blending, there is treachery and trickery, jealousy and jeopardy, love and loss and above all a wonderful blanket of comedy. The […]

By |2022-07-13T19:54:16-04:00July 9th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|


“Once,” on stage at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield runs through July 16th.  If your summer plans have an open evening, this is the place to spend it … wrapped in the music, the magic of this incredible production.  The closing ballad of this 8 TONY Award winning play celebrates the tsunami of […]

By |2022-07-13T19:55:27-04:00July 5th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Keeping It Local

After spending over a decade in various culinary roles in the Hudson Valley and beyond, Mark Fredette unveiled Iron & Grass – a family-owned “chophouse” in Hudson, NY. The local farm-to-table restaurant and bar opened its doors in August 2021.

“We call it a ‘chophouse’ because ‘steakhouses’ focus on beef,” says Fredette, chef and owner of Iron […]

By |2022-06-30T14:28:04-04:00June 30th, 2022|Main Street, Restaurant Review|

B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching

It’s not your typical summer fare. “B.R.O.K.E.N. code B.I.R.D. switching” currently on the Larry Vaber Stage at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Unicorn Stage in Stockbridge has intriguing music, engrossing visuals, superb acting and a grip on the audience that lasts well past a thunderous curtain call into the Berkshire evening. It is not, however, light, breezy, […]

By |2022-07-13T19:58:13-04:00June 27th, 2022|Backstage, Main Street|

Explore Anywhere!

It’s time to get outside and support the Housatonic River Watershed with Explore-a-thon

The Housatonic Valley Association’s (HVA) Explore-a-thon event invites outdoors enthusiasts, families, friends, community members, and anyone who loves nature to participate in its inaugural Explore-a-thon—a month-long, virtual fundraising event that kicked off June 1 and lasts the entire month.

Explore-a-thon encourages people to explore any part […]

By |2022-06-13T12:22:15-04:00June 13th, 2022|Main Street|

Berkshire Food Co-op Announces New Manager

The Berkshire Food Co-op has announced Jessica Bosworth as their new general manager. Jessica brings over 20 years of grocery, leadership and management skills to the table and has already rolled up her sleeves ready to lead. Previously serving as the center store manager, she’s overseen steady growth in her departments and is ready to […]

By |2022-05-04T19:48:29-04:00March 28th, 2022|Main Street|
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