Berkshire Woods and Waters: Pittsfield’s Joshua Christman is the Massachusetts 2016 Angler of the Year

Pittsfield's Joshua Christman has been named the 2016 Angler of the Year in the Adult Catch & Keep category. During the year, he caught and received pins for 17 species of freshwater fish, a new record in that category. The species were: Bowfin, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Bullhead, Carp, Chain Pickerel, Channel Catfish, Crappie,

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Culture Rules At 1Berkshire’s Creative Resources Conference

Lisa Green reports from North Adams. The new administration in D.C. may threaten to shut down the NEA, but artists, creative entrepreneurs, arts administrators and non-profit cultural organizations in the Berkshires will always have 1Berkshire. The organization, which focuses on economic development, hosted its second Creative Resources Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at MASS

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1Berkshire and MCLA Announce The Business Bootcamp

1Berkshire, as part of its Berkshire Starts program, is proud to announce the Region’s first-ever Business Bootcamp. The creation of the 1Berkshire/MCLA Business Bootcamp is the result of a strategic collaboration between 1Berkshire and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts aimed at fostering an entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the Berkshires. The objective of Business Bootcamp is

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Bringing Airbnb on to a ‘Level’ Playing Field

A task force consisting of Berkshire lodging entrepreneurs is planning to meet with 1Berkshire officials in the coming days to craft a formal statement regarding the fairness of the state's lodging tax. The meeting comes in the wake of Gov. Charlie Baker's announcement last week that he plans to file a measure to tax

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Berkshire Starts is Here For Your Entrepreneurial Success

As 2017 begins, so too does another year of great programming from 1Berkshire’s Berkshire Starts program. Coming off of a very successful year, the program will be expanding and improving its events to better serve the growing audience. More than 300 people attended Berkshire Starts events in its inaugural year and we look forward to

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Breaking News

Location: MASS MoCA, Photo Credit: Kara Thornton Gov. Charlie Baker has reacted to a state budget deficit of $98 million with midyear reductions in funding to regional tourism. To ensure that this shortfall will not affect our marketing efforts in key target markets, 1Berkshire has reacted by approving a one-time use of

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Don’t Miss the 2017 Creative Resources Conference

The Creative Resources Conference is back and is bigger and better than ever. The first 1Berkshire Creative Resources Conference was held on November 12, 2015, at Hotel on North and drew more than 80 attendees and connected dozens of artists and entrepreneurs with experts, resources, and advice in order to advance their creative pursuits. This

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How Berkshire Running Center Became Leader Of The Pack

Runners, like any other athletes, are used to pushing themselves. In 2011, when master runners Kent and Shiobbean Lemme opened the Berkshire Running Center in Pittsfield, Mass., their goal was to become the Grand Central Station for runners in the Berkshires. Just five years later — in record time, it seems to me —

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Kripalu: Start Your New Year With This R&R Wellness Retreat

Jump-start your plans for a healthier new year with a visit to Kripalu, a yoga retreat in the Berkshire Mountains. If you’ve made a wellness resolution, you’ve come to the right place. The low-pressure daily schedule of yoga, workshops, outdoor activities and time for reflection offers guests the chance to do as much or

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The Rural We: Van Shields

If you’ve been hearing more and more about the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. over the past five years, that has a lot to do with its executive director, Van Shields. Under his benevolent watch, the venue has become a powerhouse of creative programs for kids, wide-ranging workshops and lectures for adults, and engaging

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