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 […]

Olga Dunn Dance Co. to stay downtown

Olga Dunn Dance Co. to stay downtown

GREAT BARRINGTON— For the Olga Dunn Dance Company, downtown Great Barrington is home. Owner Olga Dunn said she ran the dance company and school out of a Main Street studio for 36 years. When the building that housed the studio was listed for sale, the company moved to the historic Great Barrington Train Station, where […]

Brothers open head shop for the home grower

GREAT BARRINGTON— As a burgeoning cannabis industry continues to blossom in Berkshire County, dispensaries aren’t the only new shops to open. Brothers Daniel and Max Lowenstein, who operate the county’s only cannabis accessory shop that also specializes in cannabis growing accessories, said they have high hopes of seeing other new business models take off as […]

Marble-ous merchandise

Marble-ous merchandise

SHEFFIELD — Susan Schneider is throwin’ shade. Lampshade, that is. For more than 25 years, the Manhattan native has been creating custom lampshades. The craft, however, was something she stumbled into. In the 1990s, Schneider owned decorative arts and antiques store in Newburyport that had a large collection of vintage textiles. Oftentimes, she’d find decorative […]

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