Warm your heart with olive oil this Hanukkah

Fried foods are at the heart of Hanukkah dinner, and close to my heart, too. After all, who doesn’t love a perfectly fried potato?

Devouring dishes drenched in oil isn’t just a holiday indulgence, however, as the tradition harkens back to the very origins of Hanukkah, which commemorates the “miracle of oil” that followed the Maccabean Revolt.


A journalism legend’s life on the Stockbridge Bowl

The tennis tournament that ‘almost beat’ Fred Friendly Fred W. Friendly is pictured at Washington National Airport on Feb. 15, 1966. In New York City earlier in the day, Friendly resigned as president of CBS News, in a dispute over the network’s decision to air an episode of “I Love Lucy” instead of live coverage… Continue reading A journalism legend’s life on the Stockbridge Bowl

Food, People

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, no longer lives in that apartment but she’s continued to host a Friendsgiving… Continue reading Something extra to look forward to

Arts, Family, Travel

11 festive events to celebrate the season

NightWood The MountLenox, Mass.Nov. 19 - Jan. 3 NightWood is a sound and light experience that will transform the property into a fantastical winter landscape for the holidays. Inspired by the natural beauty and architecture of The Mount, NightWood will immerse visitors in a series of vignettes designed to evoke elements of fantasy, mystery, and… Continue reading 11 festive events to celebrate the season