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A View from the Tracks: Day Tripping in Chatham & Ghent, New York

The morning
sun reflects off the remnants of a hard crust of snow with a luminous quality that
makes the towns of Ghent and Chatham, New York, appear suffused by stage
lights. It’s been a long winter—about six months’ worth, by most people’s
accounts, though they use much more colorful language; like the Inuit and their
multiple words for snow,

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Solo-preneur Spotlight:
Bell Bottom Bleus

By CASSIE LORDSpecial to the Greylock Glass

NORTH ADAMS — It’s a cold spring morning as I enter a spacious Victorian home on the outskirts of North Adams. I’m welcomed in by a small, easygoing woman with a smile, and her well-behaved cats and dog. As we conversate throughout the house, we pass by antique rocking

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March 15, 2019:
International Youth Climate Strike

The youth of Earth have a message for its leaders today: You have failed to lead, so now you’ve forced us to.

By synchronizing worldwide demonstrations demanding action to reduce the human activities driving climate change, young people from elementary school on up through college are staging sit-ins, walkouts, marches, strikes, and town halls to

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Albany & Troy

On a swell of
immigration that began in the 1640s and continued all the way through (and
beyond) the Great Famine of the mid-nineteenth century, Irish immigrants made a
place for themselves in large Eastern United States port cities like New York
and Boston. But as jobs became less plentiful, many branched out, heading up
the Hudson River from New

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He Said, He Said: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at MASS MoCA

The dance world has been slow to let go of certain stereotypes. Chief among them might just be that men shouldn’t dance en pointe, and that romantic love is best expressed by men and women dancing together.

Which is one of the reasons that Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the 45-year-old, New York City–based company

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The Immortal Material

Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, MaterialsSmith College Museum of Art

Aurora Robson, Isla, 2014; Plastic debris (PET + HDPE), aluminum rivets, tinted polycrylic, and mica powder; [Source: Aurora Robson].

Plastic. In most cases it is imperishable, non-biodegradable, and close to everlasting. It is so ubiquitous in our life that we barely notice how much we use. According to

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17 Years Boy: Epilogue
Works by Dr. Imo Nse Imeh

“ To me, this new body of work symbolizes the challenging, yet beautiful journey down the path of healing, to transform the horror of unspeakable tragedy into a renewed sense of life and celebration, I wanted to make something new, I wanted it to be reflective of a dark past, but also hopeful for the

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What’s in it?

Stracciatella satisfies and nourishes with surprisingly little fuss, photo by Kasey Rogers.

We all seem to have these pivotal moments in our lives. Moments that have come to define us. They’re not necessarily big moments. They’re moments that we easily recall. Moments that influences the way we approach life, for better or worse.

I had this type

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School Vacations! New Spring Exhibits!

Emily Eveleth, Big Pink, 2016, oil on canvas, [Source: the Artist and Danese/Corey, New York] on view: Like Sugar, Tang Teaching Museum

School vacations are upon us! In addition, a welcome sign winter will not last forever-new spring exhibits are beginning to pop up everywhere! You can drive within an hour and view a recently opened

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New Shows! New Performances! Not to be missed!

Supposedly, February is the off-season for cultural happenings in the Berkshires and neighboring communities. Don’t believe it! From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s incredible Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York, to Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont, to Smith College Museum of Art’s opening exhibit, Plastic Entanglements, Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials,

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To lead in word and deed

 Before we hear the president address our great nation tonight with his State of the Union speech, let’s review what it is that makes someone a good leader.

James KennedyJames Kennedy is a local artist and former businessman. He enjoys fine art, cooking and music. His own artworks are on view and available for purchase at

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No excuse to stay home this weekend!

As you head into the weekend, do not be sequestered in your house. Northern Berkshires and the Bennington, VT area are inundated with free events that include family and child friendly events. Don’t forget Project Snowshoe at the Clark Art Institute. Borrow a pair of snowshoes and investigate 140+ acres of incredible landscape on easy

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