Note: April was Autism Awareness Month, and because the month seemed to fly by we are just getting this special guest post to you now. BY VERNETTA MARRA The conversations always start the same — with innocent questions. Do you have kids? How old are they? Then inevitably they ask a question which leads me(…)
Guest contributors to Berkshire Family Focus writing about topics relevant to families and children in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
By JOE DURWIN THE BERKSHIRES — This weekend, in advance of Earth Day, thousands of Massachusetts residents will don a pair of work gloves and swarm over parks, rivers and open spaces across the Commonwealth, hauling out the debris urban society has strewn across its open spaces over the winter months. In the Berkshires, major(…)
By JUDITH FAIRWEATHER NORTH ADAMS – Drury High School has posted its third annual lip dub. A service learning project, the video was one again headed by a team of seniors assisted by underclassmen. This year’s project featured 474 participating students and staff. Led by director Michael Schmidt and co-produced by Cameron Parrino and Alex(…)
You may know that the benefits of yoga are endless for you, but have you ever thought about yoga for your children? Well, that is the question I asked myself a year ago. I loved yoga and started thinking about how it could be beneficial for my son. I searched for local classes, but didn’t(…)
One Berkshire mom’s inner actress is awakened on the stages of Pittsfield based Berkshire Theatre Group — and now in ‘Oliver’
By JUDITH FAIRWEATHER PITTSFIELD — In the summer of 2008, my then 9-year-old, Caroline, decided she wanted to audition for Berkshire Theatre Festival’s third Children’s Theatre Company production. I had no idea at the time that her choice would reawaken my own inner actress. That summer, while traveling up and down Route 7 to and(…)