Biz Briefs: Berkshire East Opens New Children’s Aerial Adventure Park

Up in the trees: Berkshire East has expanded its outdoor adventures with the building of the Berkshire East Children's Aerial Adventure Park. Seeing the need to provide an exciting and green recreational activity for younger children, Berkshire East hired Tree-Mendous Forest Adventure Parks, an industry leader, to design and build two separate parks for various

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Style Notes: Crane Stationery Hits Big Time at MTV Video Music Awards

Pop megastars Beyonce and Rihanna left Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards with more then statuettes — they also went home with a little piece of the Berkshires. Three different types of Crane & Co. engraved correspondence cards, made at Crane Stationery in North Adams, were included for the first time in the gift bags given

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Kids in the Kitchen: Pittsfield Restaurant Classes a Hit

Thirteen cooks in a kitchen? It's not a problem at the kids cooking class series at Eat on North. Since the spring, the restaurant of Hotel on North has opened its doors to some of the youngest aspiring chefs and foodies, ages 6 to 15, living in or visiting the area. This past Wednesday, a baker's

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Baker Highlights Craft Industry with Trip to Berkshire Mountain Distillers

Twelve years ago Chris Weld had grown tired of his work in emergency rooms. So, he moved back to Massachusetts and bought an apple farm. With all of the products he needed right on site, Weld started to distill. He makes whiskeys, gins, vodkas and other spirits. In 2007, he turned it into a business

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Meat Market to Add a Restaurant to its Food Empire

Jeremy Stanton built the best burger in America, according to Forbes Magazine. But he’s not done; he and his wife Emily are now in the midst of building a small food empire. The Stantons opened The Meat Market on Stockbridge Road four years ago, and now they are adding a ­­55-seat restaurant, Camp Fire, to

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Rural Intelligence – Spotlight

One of the many great things about living in the Berkshires is our shared sense of community and desire to better connect with those who relocate or visit our towns. Finding a local news source that holds these same values could have been difficult, but luckily for us, there is Rural Intelligence. Since 2008, Rural

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Calling All Berkshire Entrepreneurs

As the leaves begin to change color and autumn returns to the Berkshires, so too does 1Berkshire’s Berkshire Starts Pitch Competition! If you have a great business or idea that you would like to test before a panel of expert judges, don’t miss your chance to sign up today! Pitch Competitions are great ways to

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An Evening Honoring Berkshire Trendsetters

Come on out and celebrate all the amazing Berkshire Trendsetters that we have here in this place we all call home! This year we have five worthy finalists in each of our seven Trendsetter categories. To find out who wins be sure you have your ticket to our Celebrate the Berkshires event at Tanglewood on

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Wall Street Journal Cites Lasting, Un-Obvious Impact of BEHOLD! New Lebanon

The programs, tours, and workshops conducted by the Rural Guides of BEHOLD! New Lebanon are likely to have a more lasting impact than is initially apparent. On a recent visit to Debby Gordon’s program on making jam, Wall Street Journal columnist Ralph Gardner agreed, observing that these workshops and presentations “may be more significant than

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Clarence Fanto | The Bottom Line: Can We Really Fill All These Hotel Rooms?

Who's going to stay in all these new hotels being built or expanded in Lenox and the vicinity? That's the most frequently-asked question I've heard this summer, so here are some possible answers as more rooms come on line next year and beyond. From all available anecdotal evidence, this has been a blockbuster season for

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