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The Top Left Corner #27: iBerkshires Featured on WGBY’s “Connecting Point”

PLUS Pittsfield Skate Park Sessions While School Is in Session?

Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com joins TLC to talk about the some exciting news concerning Massachusetts’ (probable) oldest online-only newspaper. WGBY will feature the Berkshires’ extremely popular source for information on “Connecting Point” in the near future.

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The Top Left Corner #25: Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County

By Austin McGee [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Ed Sedarbaum, founder of Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County explains that the holidays present both emotional and social challenges to LGBT seniors, image created using an photo (cropped), by Austin McGee [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Ed Sedarbaum, founder of Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County explains why the holidays present both emotional and social challenges to LGBT seniors; image created using a photo (cropped), by Austin McGee [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Ed Sedarbaum, founder of Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County explains why the holidays present both emotional and social challenges to LGBT seniors; image created using a photo (cropped), by Austin McGee [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com, helps us digest and debrief after the long Thanksgiving Day weekend. We regale you with our usual banter and talk about just a few of the stories worth following that she and her team have been working on. Also on the this episode, Ed Sedarbaum speaks to the Top Left Corner about why he founded the Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County, and their monthly events that are open to all.

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The Top Left Corner #24: Northern Berkshire Santa Fund Going Strong

"Santa's Workshop & Winter Wonderland," used in this mashup, by Daniel Voyager, (CC BY 2.0)
"Santa's Workshop & Winter Wonderland," used in this mashup, by Daniel Voyager, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/" target="new"(CC BY 2.0)
The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund has been helping to make Christmas special for more children for over 50 years; "Santa's Workshop & Winter Wonderland," used in this mashup, by Daniel Voyager, (CC BY 2.0)
The Northern Berkshire Santa Fund has been helping to make Christmas special for more children for over 50 years; “Santa’s Workshop & Winter Wonderland,” used in this mashup, by Daniel Voyager, CC BY 2.0

Toy donations from the community to the Northern Berkshire Santa Fund make sure that boys and girls in North Berkshire County have presents under the tree on Christmas morning.

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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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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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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 13 — Swimming Holes of the Berkshires!

PLUS: Cheshire votes no on pipeline; Child traffic fatality in Adams, Hotel on North opens.

Cheshire Lake; photo courtesy Berkshire Family Focus
Cheshire Lake; photo courtesy Berkshire Family Focus

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 12 — Summer Camp Special Edition

PLUS: North Adams Police Officers Recognized for Saving Life; Target: Summer Tag Sales

Summer Campers on the Lake; Image Public Domain
Summer Camp on the Lake; Image Public Domain

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 11 — Spring Romance: for the Birds

PLUS: iBerkshires says Williamstown residents will NOT be left holding the (plastic retail) bag, and We Talk Rhubarb with our BFF

Josiah's Pond at Sheep Hill on Cold Spring Road, Williamstown; photo courtesy the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
Josiah’s Pond at Sheep Hill on Cold Spring Road, Williamstown; photo courtesy the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

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Top Left Corner, Episode 10 — Announcing “PRO-FUSION”

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, and Music from the Winterpills and Wishbone Zoë!

Mixed Container created by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses, North Adams, MA; photo by Jason Velazquez
Mixed Container created by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses, North Adams, MA; photo by Jason Velazquez

Wicked short show today. That’s because we’ve been busy with our plans for world domination. No! We didn’t just say that! We meant that we’ve been busy building our new video instruction series “PRO-FUSION.” These sponsored tutorials teach us how to do the home and personal tasks that the pros make look easy! Check out our first installment, hosted by Chad Therrien of Mt. Williams Greenhouses on State Road in North Adams.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 9 — Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus, and Guest Paul Harsch on our Berkshire Business Outlook!

Childrens' Mental Health Awareness Week
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

No music this week…We had to make room for some of those in-depth interviews we’re getting famous for. Don’t worry. We have some GREAT new music for you over on our Arts & Culture podcast, “Will Call.” What we do have is the Audio iBeat with Tammy Daniels from iBerkshires, as well as the Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus Founder, Kelly McIlquam. Two great guests: North Adams Mayor, the Honorable Richard J. Alcombright explains the city’s designation of this week as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, and Paul Harsch of Harsch Associates joins us for the Berkshire Business Outlook.

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The Top Left Corner, Episode 8 — “Let’s Talk about Sex,” the documentary

PLUS: Audio iBeat from iBerkshires.com, Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus, and Music from the Winterpills and Wishbone Zoë!

The Documentary, "Let's Talk about Sex," receives a free screening Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Adams Movieplex 8
The Documentary, “Let’s Talk about Sex,” receives a free screening Wednesday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Adams Movieplex 8

A tremendous head and chest cold struck this week, so I offer my apologies for the obvious snuffliness. A very busy Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires took time out from coverage of the Clarksburg State Forest fire to co-host another segment of the audio “iBeat.” Kelly Bevan McIlquham of Berkshire Family Focus, is back from vacation, though she may have left some of her brain in Fla… We speak with Jonah Sykes of the Berkshire United Way about the free screening of “Let’s Talk about Sex” that helps focus attention on the issue of the pregnancy rates among teens in the Berkshires. And of course, there is music…

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