It’s time to confront the great myth about Christmas. 

No, not that one.

The one about it being white. Perhaps the most persistent and potentially misleading lie we tell about Christmas is that it is accompanied by snow. Despite the increasing rarity of an actual White Christmas like the ones Bing Crosby “used to know” in […]

By |2024-01-31T15:08:19-05:00January 31st, 2024|Main Street News, Our Environment|

About to Bloom – The High Road

The “high road” is one of those brilliant rhetorical turns of phrase that simultaneously depicts a useful metaphor and manipulates an audience. Politicians love to tag legislation with similar flourishes that practically guarantee passage of something like the No Child Left Behind Act, because who could possibly vote to leave a child behind?

Similarly, no one […]

By |2023-09-04T12:14:15-04:00July 29th, 2023|Our Environment|

Practicing Sustainability in Every Respect at the Berkshire Food Co-op

In another installment of our Plastic Free July features, we’re putting the spotlight on the sustainability work being done at the Berkshire Food Co-op in Great Barrington, MA. Their approach to both environmental awareness and the business model itself is deeply embedded in the needs and well-being of the community as a whole.

Their strategies aim […]

By |2023-09-04T12:14:54-04:00July 21st, 2023|Our Environment|

Rural Center Refillery Brings Eco-Friendly Options and Sustainability to the Pine Plains Community

“A small step forward.”

That’s how Corey and Nicole Clanahan, owners of the Rural Center Refillery in Pine Plains, NY, describe their business’ mission.

“One thing we’ve come to learn about the store, ourselves, and community members is that everyone can do so much,” Corey says. “It’s a big impact on a smaller scale.”

The idea for Rural […]

By |2023-09-04T12:15:46-04:00July 14th, 2023|Our Environment|
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