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August 2015

Plenty #1 — Hard Cider Tasting at MASS MoCA

SIX Western Mass grower/fermentors offer their wares at the hard cider tasting in the Chalet 08/28

Bins will soon be full as apples near ripening in September; photo courtesy Headwater Cider.
Bins will soon be full as apples near ripening in September; photo courtesy Headwater Cider.

 

 

Don’t miss the hard cider tasting at the Chalet at MASS MoCA on August 28 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. that features SIX local cider growers/fermentors.

Bear Swamp Orchard, 
Carr’s Ciderhouse,
 Headwater Cider,

Hilltop Orchards
, Newhall Farm, 
West County Cider

On this, our first episode of “Plenty,” Pete Mitchell of Headwater Cider in Hawley, Mass., joins us to discuss the process of making hard cider, from selection of apple varieties to the bottling process. Also, we are joined by Jen Williams of Bear Swamp Orchard in Ashfield, Mass., who discusses their choice to offer organic cider (both sweet and hard). Robert Martell, from Hilltop Orchards and Furnacebrook Winery in Richmond, Mass., describes cider and wine, but also some of the recreational opportunities available on the farm operated by the Vittori family.

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Berkshire Business Outlook, Episode 1 — Ken Kuttner on This Week’s Stock Market Jitters

Ken Kuttner, Chair of the Department of Economics
at Williams College, provides some perspective on world markets and China’s scramble to stay solvent.

Floor of the New York Stock Exchange, cropped; photo by Kevin Hutchinson; CC BY 2.0
Floor of the New York Stock Exchange, cropped; photo by Kevin Hutchinson; CC BY 2.0

The Berkshire Business Outlook Caught up with Ken Kuttner after a couple days of chasing him around Asia. We caught up with him in Queensland, Australia. He was generous with his time and gracious with his answers, supplying insightful answers to my, at times, Econ 101 questions about this past week’s stock market instability and China’s economic house of cards.

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Will Call #15 — Downstreet Art Returns with Yet More Astounding Sights and Sounds

"A Whole Mess of Whatnot," by Maggie Nowinski; photo courtesy Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
"A Whole Mess of Whatnot," by Maggie Nowinski; photo courtesy Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

Michelle Daly, Program Coordinator at MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center joins us to talk about the next spate of offerings from Downstreet Art, beginning Thursday, August 27.

Abductions Series: "Galactic Somatic," by Maggie Nowinski; photo courtesy Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
Abductions Series: “Galactic Somatic,” by Maggie Nowinski; photo courtesy Berkshire Cultural Resource Center

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. — DownStreet Art (DSA), a program of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ (MCLA) Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC), continues on Thursday, Aug. 27, with the third DownStreet Art Thursday of the 2015 season, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will include permanent and pop-up gallery exhibition openings, temporary installations, performances and community events.
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The Top Left Corner, Episode 17, BBO: WCC’s Emily Watts Upbeat on Region’s Future

TLC—BERKSHIRE BUSINESS OUTLOOK

Emily Watts, new Director at the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce says mission focus should be both inward and outward to promote Town strengths

Emily Watts, new Executive Director at the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce; photo by Jason Velázquez
Emily Watts, new Executive Director at the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce; photo by Jason Velázquez

The Williamstown Chamber of Commerce has named Emily Watts as its new Executive Director, the Chamber’s Board Chair Jason Dohaney announced earlier this month. Watts, who currently curates and produces artistic work throughout North County, succeeds Sandra Thomas beginning August 2015.

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Will Call #14 — “An Intervention” Tests the Limits of Friendship

Lila Neugebauer directs "An Intervention" at Williamstown Theatre Festival; photo by Paul Fox
Lila Neugebauer directs "An Intervention" at Williamstown Theatre Festival; photo by Paul Fox

Will Call talks with Lila Neugebauer about the American premier of “An Intervention” at the Williamstown Theatre Festival

Lila Neugebauer directs "An Intervention" at Williamstown Theatre Festival; photo by Paul Fox
Lila Neugebauer directs “An Intervention” at Williamstown Theatre Festival; photo by Paul Fox

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AND Deirdre Flynn Sullivan joins us for our first Kids Lit Chat!

 

“An Intervention”
Williamstown Theatre Festival; Nikos Stage
August 12 – August 23

By Mike Bartlett
Directed by Lila Neugebauer

A whole lot of booze, a new girlfriend, and government involvement in a foreign war are just some of the factors that threaten to drive a massive wedge between two people. Can they close the ever-widening gap in their relationship, or have they reached a breaking point?

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INDIEcent Exposure #9 — WordXWord Blows Minds All Week

Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield
Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield

Poetry and Story Slams, Workshops, and Special Guests at Great Locations Make This a Can’t-Miss Festival

Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie's Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield
Curtis Asch in the Story Slam Semi-Finals at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield
WordXWord uses spoken word, poetry and storytelling in shared space and time to celebrate diversity and creativity, empower the individual, foster understanding and empathy, and make real human connections. All WXW programs are free and open to all.

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Will Call #13 — To Be Perfectly Frank: A Sinatra Centennial Concert

Tinky Weisblat,

Tinky Weisblat and Alice Parker get together for
a night of smooth celebration of “Old Blue Eyes”

Tinky Weisblat on <a href="http://wwlp.com/2015/08/05/easy-sausage-and-peppers/" target="new">massappeal on WWLP-22News</a> with Ashley Kohl and Seth Stutman
Tinky Weisblat on massappeal on WWLP-22News with Ashley Kohl and Seth Stutman

Our great friend Tinky sees no reason not to tip her hat to Frank Sinatra in a big way. Besides creating a magical evening of memory through song with “To Be Perfectly Frank: A Sinatra Centennial Concert,” our favorite crooning foodie dishes out some recipes of Italian standards for us to cook while listening to our favorite Sinatra albums.

The show takes place:

SATURDAY, August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Charlemont Federated Church
175 Main St, Charlemont, MA 01339
(413) 339-4294

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