With the holidays fast approaching, I’m sure many of you have thought long and hard about how and with who you’ll be celebrating this year. Will you stay at home? Or, will you travel? Will you welcome family and friends at your
Fried foods are at the heart of Hanukkah dinner, and close to my heart, too. After all, who doesn’t love a perfectly fried potato?
Devouring dishes drenched in oil isn’t just a holiday indulgence, however, as the tradition harkens back to the very
By Cherise Forbes While winter has yet to officially begin, the season is already shaping up to be a busy one for nordic centers throughout Southern Vermont and the Berkshires. As social distancing measures continue, more and more people are flocking to
By Cherise Forbes NORTH BENNINGTON, Vt. We’ve all been there: stir crazy, unable to stand another second of holiday debates, or simply in need of some fresh air and exercise. While the average winter poses its own challenges for those looking to
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center exhibits offer a unique focus on winter By Kevin O’Connor BRATTLEBORO, Vt. Emmy Award-winning lensman Federico Pardo has circled the globe for such clients as National Geographic and Univision. But, in his recent downtime, he has focused
The tennis tournament that ‘almost beat’ Fred Friendly By Tony Silvia The Berkshires long has been an oasis for those seeking to escape the congestion and occupational pressures of life in the big cities, especially for those in the public eye. From
Everything you need to know before bringing home a tannenbaum By Jenn Smith POWNAL, Vt. After years of planning, patience and careful cultivation, Golden Acres Farm in Pownal, Vt., has transformed into a happy little choose-and-cut Christmas tree spot. “I absolutely love
Friendsgiving celebrations provide alternative traditions, food options By Francesca Olsen NORTH ADAMS, Mass. It started as a housewarming party held the day before Thanksgiving, in a spacious apartment above Dottie’s Coffee House in Pittsfield. Autumn Bragan, a food blogger and passionate host,
The New England Historic Genealogical Society estimates that 10 million Americans are direct descendants of Mayflower passengers. Only 37 of those passengers have descendants.