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Mural based on Anna Mary Robertson's, a.k.a. Grandma Moses, 1960 painting Wagon Repair Shop; photo by Robin Catalano.
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Hoosick Falls, New York

A curious village with a tenacious history, Hoosick Falls is located in the town of Hoosick, between the Capital Region of New York and Bennington, VT. Originally settled in the mid-1700s, it was torched during French and Indian War. Settlers returned and rebuilt, and it became an industry powerhouse during the Victorian era. Like many… Keep Reading

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WDIJW? “Earth,” Lil Dicky

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Smoked bluefish and vegetables; photo by Keller + Keller Photography.
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Plenty #16: Jake Levin, author, Smokehouse Handbook

Smokehouse Handbook, by Jake Levin, with gorgeous photos and approachable instructions and recipes, is a treasure map for your tastebuds. ⠀ ⠀ Smoked bluefish and vegetables; photo by Keller + Keller Photography. Keep Reading

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WDIJW? “Earth,” Lil Dicky

This is a new approach to raising environmental awareness! Voiced by more A-list recording artists than you can name, so what's not to love?! (NSFW) Keep Reading

INDIEcent Exposure #14 — The Sun Parade Fire It Up in October

The Sun Parade open for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and help kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman
The Sun Parade open for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and help kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman

Pi Valley Faves, The Sun Parade march into the Berks for TWO shows this month.

PLUS:  Kris Delmhorst—TONIGHT at the BarN

The Sun Parade opens for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and helps kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman
Jefferson Lewis, Chris Marlon Jennings, and Jared Gardner of The Sun Parade. The band opens for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA 10/10 and helps kick off the Wind-Up Fest 10/15; photo by Joanna Chattman.

ALERT: Consider PREPARING for the possible landfall of Hurricane Joaquin while we have plenty of time..

Singer and guitarist Chris Marlon Jennings relates the band’s creation story and talks about the ongoing development of their creative process. The Sun Parade helps And the Kids kick off the opening of Wind-Up Fest here in NoCo, opens for Dr. Dog at MASS MoCA, and curates a micro festival at Gateway City Arts with their friends Great Smokey and Xenia Rubinos.

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INDIEcent Exposure: ArtScope at Fringe Music with Eleonore Oppenheim

Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.
Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.

Eleonore Oppenheim at Fringe Music, at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA

Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series.
Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, MA, home to the monthly Fringe Music Series; photo by William McGuire III

This special presentation, “ArtScope,” explores the Fringe Music series through its first performance on September 4th, 2015, which featured renowned solo-bassist Eleonore Oppenheim. Fringe Music is a new monthly music series offered by Bazaar Productions. Bazaar Productions is the organization behind the three-week Berkshire Fringe festival that has brought innovative theatre, music and dance to the Berkshires every summer since 2005. For more information about Fringe Music and Bazaar Productions, listen to our podcast with co-artistic director Peter Wise.

In this presentation, we place you right in the front row of the audience of that first Fringe Music performance. We also speak with Eleonore Oppenheim about Fringe Music and her performance at Shire City Sanctuary, which hosts the music series. Eleonore will be performing in this month’s installment of Fringe Music with The Hands Free on Friday, October 2nd, 2015.

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The Top Left Corner #20: Fall Foliage Is Both a Festival and a Tradition

If the weather cooperates, the Fall Foliage Festival promises to be especially brilliant; photo by chensiyuan
If the weather cooperates, the Fall Foliage Festival promises to be especially brilliant; By chensiyuan (chensiyuan) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

North Adams residents get ready to turn out in celebration as the leaves turn on the color

If the weather cooperates, the Fall Foliage Festival promises to be especially brilliant; photo by chensiyuan
If the weather cooperates, the Fall Foliage Festival promises to be especially brilliant;
photo, “Fall Foliage” by chensiyuan, GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0

 

Parades, craft shows, dinners, movies, and more are all part of the Autumn flurry that is the Fall Foliage Festival, taking place this week in North Adams. This year marks the 60th annual Fall Foliage Parade, so the multi-generational enjoyment of the event should be apparent.

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Will Call #17 — Sonia Nazario On “Enrique’s Journey”

Sonia Nazario, author of "Enrique's Journey," will speak at William's College November 30.
Sonia Nazario, author of "Enrique's Journey," will speak at William's College November 30.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author continues to shine a bright light on an expanding crisis.

Sonia Nazario, author of "Enrique's Journey," will speak at William's College November 30.
Sonia Nazario, author of “Enrique’s Journey,” will speak at William’s College November 30.

Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops.

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INDIEcent Exposure #13 — Canadian Roots Songstress Oh Susanna at The BarN

Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock
Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock

She’s driving over 400 miles to sing for you. Just for you.

Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock
Suzie Ungerleider of Oh Susanna; photo by Heather Pollock

We spoke with Suzie Ungerleider, eponymous member of Oh Susanna, about her new album, “Name Dropper,” which is a triumph of creativity, community, and collaboration. You’ll fall hard for her infectious laughter and optimism. Powerful medicine (along with the aforementioned community and collaboration) in her fight against breast cancer, diagnosed just in time to interrupt the final stages of the release’s production.

In addition to our conversation, we play “Wait Until The Sun Comes Up” and “1955.”

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The Top Left Corner #19: Preliminary Elections, Same Old Issues?

The preliminary election results put John Barrett III and Richard Acombright on the election ballot for November.
The preliminary election results put John Barrett III and Richard Acombright on the election ballot for November; photo courtesy iBerkshires.com

Tammy Daniels discusses the results of the preliminary elections in North Adams and Pittsfield

 

The preliminary election results put John Barrett III and Richard Acombright on the election ballot for November.
The preliminary election results put John Barrett III and Richard Acombright on the election ballot for November; photo courtesy iBerkshires.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a little more than one bruising month of political skirmishes to find out who among yesterday’s elections winners will lead their cities through the thorny political, fiscal, and social issues that seem a long way from resolutions.

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Plenty #2 — Berkshires Author Alana Chernila Launches “The Homemade Kitchen”

Practical guiding principles point to cooking and eating habits that make sense for families.

Berkshires author Alana Chernila launches her second book, "The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure" in October, 2015; submitted photo.
Berkshires author Alana Chernila launches her second book, “The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure” in October, 2015; submitted photo.

Alana Chernila has been piecing together a philosophy about food at least as early as becoming a mom. Her first contacts with preparing meals, often with vegetables she helped raise, goes back to her own childhood. Through writing about her journey in the culinary realm, Alana has crystallized her experiences interacting with ingredients into some common sense grains of kitchen wisdom. With “The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure,” (Clarkson Potter, 2015) these precepts are offered to help the entire process of food preparation and enjoying simpler and, well, more pleasurable.

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INDIEcent Exposure #12 — Poet Robbie Q. Telfer of Project Voice

Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice
Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice

Visiting poet and host at the Word X Word Festival, Telfer is a complex guy

Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice
Robbie Q. Telfer; photo courtesy Project Voice

I had the privilege of speaking to Robbie Q. Telfer at length before he arrived in the Berkshires for his fourth year participating in the Word X Word Festival. Due to circumstances beyond my control, that conversation did not air while the Festival was still in play. But the lateness of the hour doesn’t dull the keen observations he makes, nor will his inspired descriptions of the interactions between poetry and life be any less brilliant. Enjoy this, the first in an occasional series on the Visiting Poets.

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Will Call #16 — Savor Autumn Arts with “The Lion in Winter” at Oldcastle Theatre Company

Bennington, Vt; photo courtesy Oldcastle Theatre Company
Bennington, Vt; photo courtesy Oldcastle Theatre Company

Bennington, Vt., just half an hour away for much of NoCo, holds vast cultural appeal

Bennington, Vt; photo courtesy Oldcastle Theatre Company
Bennington, Vt; photo courtesy Oldcastle Theatre Company

Bennington, Vt., is awash in the arts year round, and Autumn is a perfect time to enjoy all that this “must-visit” town has to offer. After listening to our conversation with Eric Peterson, Producing Director of Oldcastle Theatre Company, about “The Lion in Winter,” you’ll no doubt want to reserve seats at one of the performances, make reservations at a nearby eatery, and maybe plan a leaf-peeping route or hike in the area—I predict a gorgeous leaf season.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 18, “Berkshire Media Mavens,” Part 2:
Tammy Daniels on “What IS the News?”

As we re-boot the “Audio iBeat” segment of the Top Left Corner, Tammy Daniels, Managing Editor at iBerkshires.com offers listeners a crash-course on journalism.

Catch up on all the latest headlines at iBerkshires.com
Tammy Daniels, Managing Editor at iBerkshires.com; photo courtesy iBerkshires.com

 

NOTE: This episode, which  features conversations with both Kate Abbott and Tammy Daniels, ran so long that breaking it up into two parts only made sense. This, Part II, is our informative and insightful discussion with Tammy Daniels.

Yes, we have so totally missed talking to Tammy every week. Summer got way away from us both, and before we knew it, news starting congealing into history. We have some great ideas for stories coming up in the next few weeks, so we’re both super excited to launch into Autumn news-harvesting mode.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 18, “Berkshire Media Mavens,” Part 1:
Kate Abbott Launches “BTW Berkshires”

Kate Abbott standing in the Oyster River, Durham N.H; Facebook photo
Kate Abbott standing in the Oyster River, Durham N.H; Facebook photo

Kate Abbott, former editor at Berkshires Week, talks a bit about her new media property, BTW Berkshires, and a whole lot about the practice of journalism

Kate Abbott standing in the Oyster River, Durham N.H; Facebook photo
Kate Abbott standing in the Oyster River, Durham N.H; Facebook photo

NOTE: This episode, which  features conversations with both Kate Abbott and Tammy Daniels, ran so long that breaking it up into two parts only made sense. This, Part I, is our extremely engaging talk with Kate Abbott.

Readers from the Berkshires and well-beyond have found Kate Abbott’s warm and evocative writing voice to be that of knowledgeable friend. For 15 years, she has explored the region with a curiosity that has served her readers well through a number of print and online news entities.

With the launch of her own “BTW Berkshires,” Kate’s combined editorial and photographic skills fuel her exploration and lead her further into the landscape of her interests, occasionally farther afield to points beyond the borders of the Berkshires.

In addition to her writing in BTW Berkshires, don’t miss her work in Rural Intelligence, Take Magazine and, Arte Fuse Magazine.

Berkshire Business Outlook, Episode 2 — Alice Maggio Explains “BerkShares” Local Currency

Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator, BerkShares, Inc.; photo courtesy Conference on Complementary Currency Systems
Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator, BerkShares, Inc.; photo courtesy Conference on Complementary Currency Systems

As local economy continues to strengthen, Maggio says organization seeks to broaden the reach of BerkShares to encourage support of local businesses

Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator, BerkShares, Inc.; photo courtesy Conference on Complementary Currency Systems
Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator, BerkShares, Inc.; photo courtesy Conference on Complementary Currency Systems, CC BY 3.0

 

 

 

We speak with Alice Maggio, Program Coordinator at Berkshares, Inc., fresh from her trip to the Basque region of Spain. She explains the history of local currencies in the region, and describes her optimism for the use of BerkShares on a wider basis into Berkshire County’s northern extreme.

BerkShares are a local currency for the Berkshire region of Massachusetts. Federal currency is exchanged for BerkShares at six branch offices of three local banks and spent at 400 locally owned participating businesses. The circulation of this local currency encourages capital to remain within the region, building a greater affinity between the local business community and its citizens.

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