April 30, 2016 Article by Dave Read The “beauty shots” that chamber of commerce types prefer often do a disservice to the area itself, which has developed an interesting enough character on its own, drawing on far more resources than any chamber would contribute. The commercial district of Lenox is the victim of too many… read more
Nov. 27, 2014 Article by Dave Read The 2014 Thanksgiving snowstorm in Lenox, MA amounted to about a foot of fluffy snow that attached to tree branches and shrubs for a pretty effect. Pretty good timing for the season’s first snowfall because there’s not much traffic in town on Thanksgiving. Lenox, MA Thanksgiving 2014 snowstorm… read more
The Mount Edith Wharton Restoration Article by Dave Read Edith Wharton (and husband Edward “Teddy”) built the Mount and surrounding gardens, comprising an estate of some 150 acres in Lenox, Mass. in 1902, and lived there until 1911, when she moved to Paris. She was honored by France for her charitable work during WWl, returned… read more
March 25, 2016 Article by Dave Read There are plenty of lodging accommodations available in the lovely town of Lenox in the Berkshires. It was a popular destination among both 19th century aristocrats as well as artists and intellectuals, including the transcendentalist who perhaps came seeking refuge from the squalor of Boston. Lenox was the… read more
Jan. 02, 2015 Article by Dave Read Sunny Bank Apartments is located at 140 Housatonic St., near the center of historic Lenox village and convenient to shopping, fine dining, parks, and historic buildings such as the Lenox Library and Lenox Academy. Less than a half-mile from Rte. 7 & 20, the main artery for north-south… read more
Lenox Tub Parade One of the most unusual events during the shoulder season in the Berkshires between summer and fall is the Tub Parade in Lenox. Today’s event is a recreation of something that the idle rich denizens of the Gilded Age did in display of their mastery of indolence and consumption for consumption’s sake…. read more
Article updated Feb. 24, 2018 by Dave Read How to get to the Berkshires Here are inks for local and regional public transportation depots and stops, plus where to get Peter Pan bus and Amtrak train schedules and tickets: how to get to the Berkshires. Lenox, MA is the hub of the Berkshires’ cultural industry…. read more
The Mount Edith Wharton Restoration 2012 summer schedule has theatre, music, literary events, guided ghost tours, breakfasts for francophiles; the biennial WordFest in September includes acclaimed writers from a variety of literary genres.
Shakespeare and Company’s 2012 schedule celebrates it’s 35th season of theatre in the Berkshires with hundreds of performances throughout the sprawling campus in Lenox. First on the boards in the Founders’ Theatre is King Lear by William Shakespeare; Cassandra Speaks is the first play this season in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre.
Jan. 02, 2015 Article by Dave Read The longest established Berkshire county restaurant that specializes in Asian cuisine, is Luau Hale, located on the Pittsfield-Lenox Road (Rt. 7/20). Luau Hale also offers a large vegetarian menu. As stated on the Luau Hale website: “…the dishes are prepared and served in authentic native style by a… read more
If you’re looking for apartment rentals in the heart of the Berkshires, Sunny Bank Apartments is located at 140 Housatonic St., near the center of historic Lenox village and convenient to shopping, fine dining, parks, and historic buildings such as the Lenox Library and the Lenox Academy. Rentals available; see video, photos, and details: SunnyBankLenox.com…. read more
Orleton Farm, Stockbridge, Mass. Orleton Farm in Stockbridge, Mass. is home to the Colonial Carriage and Driving Society, which sponsors annual events that could be classified “quintessentially Berkshire” – events that are remnants of the Gilded Age, when parts of the Berkshires looked to be extensions of European aristocrary. In winter there is the Classic… read more