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, no longer lives in that apartment but she’s continued to host a Friendsgiving… Continue reading Something extra to look forward to
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From Scrabble boards to sushi rolls, Fancy Pants Cakes makes it all
These cakes are anything but vanilla
UpCountry Tubing Guide
By Francesca Olsen Backyards and sloping state parks are good, but area ski resorts are stepping up the tubing game with groomed lanes, ski lifts so kids won’t get tired, and free-running hot chocolate. Because you don’t need to rent equipment, tubing can be a cost-effective way to fly down a mountain. Most resorts supply… Continue reading UpCountry Tubing Guide
5 hobbies to try this winter
Cabin fever setting in? Take the opportunity to learn a new skill.
Fresh, not frozen
Winter markets offer local flavor through the colder months.
Behind the Wheel at Bennington Potters
About a dozen potters work here (and they’re unionized), doing everything from working machinery that creates plates from clay discs to using fine tools for shaving down the slightest imperfections on mugs, butter dishes and other objects before they are glazed and fired.
We Love Our Farmers Markets
These seasonal stands require serious effort & year-round planning.
From Sap to Syrup
Spring summons the maple sugaring season — and it’s a lot of work.
What to Do Off the Slopes
Hang up your skis and have some fun off the mountain.