The UpCountry Gift Guide 2018

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Hitting the sweet spot

Yes, sweet things from Northampton, Mass. ovens help people power up for the rigors of their days, just as they do at early-bird bakeries across UpCountry communities.

To be sure, the scratch baking scene isn’t Northampton’s most-played card. But for me, when it

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The traditional part of the calendar

November and December are months filled with traditions, religious and otherwise. In the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, you can set your clock to certain arts institutions’ offerings, too.

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The Soul of a Violin

Violin-making is a rare craft. There are fewer than 300 makers in the United States, and Berkshire County has been favored with one such artisan, Francis Morris. Morris studied for a career as a cellist but was introduced to instrument-making while still

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Working with fire

Berkshire County’s most famous manipulator of metal is digging around the disheveled entryway to his blacksmith shop in Sheffield, Mass., trying to find an object that marked the turning point in his career.

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Finding Tasha Tudor

The artwork of author-illustrator Tasha Tudor has inspired a passion in people who collect her work to schedule “bucket list” trips to Vermont to visit her homestead in Marlboro, Vt.

“My husband thinks I am cuckoo,” said Barbara Techel, who lives in

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