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Ellen Ecker Ogden wants you to grow an heirloom garden

When Ellen Ecker Ogden moved to a 10-acre farm in Landgrove, Vt., in 1980, she didn’t envision herself as a nationally respected author of gardening books and cookbooks. Since then, the Manchester Village resident has authored several garden- and cooking-related titles, with

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Q&A with Krista Schmidinger

Berkshire native and two-time Olympian returns to Bousquet roots Editor’s note: Michael Walsh recently connected with two-time Olympian and Berkshire native Krista Schmidinger over email. Bousquet recently announced a partnership with Schmidinger, an Alpine skier who competed in the Winter Olympics in

A journalism legend’s life on the Stockbridge Bowl

The tennis tournament that ‘almost beat’ Fred Friendly By Tony Silvia The Berkshires long has been an oasis for those seeking to escape the congestion and occupational pressures of life in the big cities, especially for those in the public eye. From

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Something extra to look forward to

Friendsgiving celebrations provide alternative traditions, food options By Francesca Olsen NORTH ADAMS, Mass. It started as a housewarming party held the day before Thanksgiving, in a spacious apartment above Dottie’s Coffee House in Pittsfield. Autumn Bragan, a food blogger and passionate host,

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Hard cider bursting with Berkshire flavor

Locally sourced apples fuel the Berkshire Cider Project By Mike Walsh NORTH ADAMS, Mass. It starts with an apple. Or, more specifically, an apple cider doughnut. A girl named Kat was enjoying one at Hilltop Orchards in Richmond when someone snapped a

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Women on the Greens

Women golfers ‘make their mark’ on the course Editor’s note; The interviews have been edited for length and clarity. By Michael Walsh Kay McMahon LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Hall of Famer/owner, EduKaytion Golf, Lenox, Mass. Q. What is your current relationship

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