Housatonic mainstay closes its doors after 50 years in business

Housatonic mainstay closes its doors after 50 years in business

HOUSATONIC — After a half-century in business along Route 183 in Housatonic, the Risingdale Cafe is closing its doors. Longtime customers, friends and family members said their goodbyes to the local bar and eatery during its final day of business, Sunday, Dec. 22. Second-generation owner Gloria Jean “GJ” Hadsell has decided to close up shop […]

SVNA Home Assistance holds open house at new office Jan. 6

SVNA Home Assistance holds open house at new office Jan. 6

SVNA Home Assistance, the private duty arm of Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association has opened an additional location in Sheffield. SVNA Home Assistance has provided non-medical homecare to residents of Northwestern Connecticut since 2012. And on Dec. 1, it crossed the state line and opened its doors in Southern Berkshire County. SVNA Home Assistance is a […]

Barrington aquatic gym helps keep canines health and wellness afloat

Barrington aquatic gym helps keep canines health and wellness afloat

GREAT BARRINGTON — Although it’s a pretty common saying, and to a certain extent, a belief that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, Alden Beane disagrees. As a certified canine rehabilitation assistant, Beane has dedicated 18 years of her life to providing dogs and their owners with supportive and preventive care. She offers […]

Berkshire jeweler celebrates 40 years in business

Berkshire jeweler celebrates 40 years in business

LENOX — A gem of the downtown Lenox business community, Laurie Donovan Designs has been bringing a unique, non-traditional style of handmade jewelry to the Berkshires for nearly 40 years. The local lapidarist, Laurie Donovan, specializes in custom jewelry design service, as well as repairing and re-purposing fine jewelry. Last year, the jewelry store relocated […]

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration begins in earnest

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church restoration begins in earnest

GREAT BARRINGTON— The legacy of the town’s African-American community is one step closer to being preserved and honored. Construction began at the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church site at 9 Elm Court in Great Barrington on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23. The work began with a kickoff event at the property, featuring several speakers as well […]

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