From the Editor

This issue really captures the essence of UpCountry’s outdoors. UpCountry correspondent Stephanie Gravalese travels the Berkshires and Southern Vermont on culinary adventures and visited Heirloom Fire — a catering company, but not your typical one. Yes, there’s food. And as the name

From the editor

We’ve been creating this bimonthly magazine for a little more than two years now, and it’s a labor of love for all involved. Hardly a day goes by when someone mentions to me how much they enjoy reading and looking at UpCountry

From the Editor

March 20 is the first day of spring. But does it not feel like winter just started? We who live in the UpCountry of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont know that a calendar is a calendar. The weather is the weather. What

From the editor

My parents had me on cross country skis by the time I hit kindergarten. If you cross country ski, winter is never a sedentary, solitary season. Instead, it’s filled with adventure and vitality. Thanks to my parents strapping those skis on my

From the Executive Editor

Here in the UpCountry, it’s that time of year when we split up into three groups: Those who love the snow, those who love relaxing by the fire and those who love both. Which one are you? Me, I fall into the

From the Editor

Norman Rockwell loomed large in the March/April issue of UpCountry magazine, and we received so much positive feedback for it that I wanted to thank you, dear readers, for sharing it. Meanwhile, one reader prompted an inquiry into whether Joe’s Diner in

Editor’s Note

On Jan. 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the 77th Congress in what he called an “unprecedented” moment in U.S. history. In his State of the Union address, Roosevelt set out to prepare America for the inevitable: war. Roosevelt’s challenge was

From the Editor

A day on the ski slopes. A trek through the woods on snowshoes. Dinner by the fireplace at a cozy restaurant. A familiar movie — on a warm couch in a well-appointed living room. In this edition of UpCountry, we’re taking you

From the Editor

To me, Tanglewood is summer. If you were lucky enough to grow up around the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, Mass., you know exactly what I mean. You spent many a summer evening on the lawn, picnicking with