Local historian’s column offers a window to the past

Local historian’s column offers a window to the past

Gary Leveille swears he doesn’t live in the past, but for many residents of Southern Berkshire County, it’s elements of the past that’s attributed to him the most. Leveille, a resident of Great Barrington, has been sharing bite-sized pieces of photographic history with the community with his “Now and Then” column in the Berkshire Record […]

Cultural events put on pause

Cultural events put on pause

Traditional experiences at art, cultural and educational institutions are on pause in the Berkshires for the near future. Many organizations throughout Southern Berkshire County like Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington and the Stockbridge-based Norman Rockwell Museum issued individual statements announcing temporary closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic last Friday, March 13. […]

Sheffield man plays out a dream

Sheffield man plays out a dream

Bobby MacVeety has checked a big dream off of his list of things he’s wanted to do in his lifetime. And locals have a chance to take a little piece of that dream home with them by buying his first solo album.MacVeety, a resident of Sheffield, has been writing lyrics and poetry for decades. He […]

Local architect makes his mark with South County projects

Local architect makes his mark with South County projects

For every project he designs, there comes a point when architect Grigori Fateyev reaches the bittersweet moment when he must pass off his creation to the client who paid for the project. Fateyev reached that juncture last fall when the Green Houses development on Humphrey Street in Great Barrington that he designed was completed and […]

Diane Wortis assumes role of director of advancement at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Diane Wortis assumes role of director of advancement at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center welcomed a new director of advancement this week.Diane Wortis, who has worked for numerous Berkshire County-based organizations, assumed her new position at the theater on Monday, Feb. 3. Wortis, who has lived two blocks up the street from the theater since 2002, brings more than 30 years […]

Preserving the past: Artisans repair interior of National Shrine of the Divine Mercy chapel at Eden Hill

Preserving the past: Artisans repair interior of National Shrine of the Divine Mercy chapel at Eden Hill

When the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception first kicked off the construction of the chapel at Eden Hill in Stockbridge in 1950, all that was certain at the time was the desire to build the structure and its eventual name. Sixty years later, the restoration process of what was once described as a “monument […]

Seeing Rockwell’s works in a whole new way

Seeing Rockwell’s works in a whole new way

Interactive technology is changing the way patrons of a Stockbridge museum experience artwork. Since 1993, visitors of the Norman Rockwell Museum have admired the works of American illustrator and painter, Norman Rockwell, through a traditional means at the Glendale Road gallery. Oftentimes, that experience includes peering through a glass case. But through several years of […]

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